Gleeks, gather round! We have tons to share about last night’s brand new episode of Glee … and the shocking ending that made us spill our cosmo EVERYWHERE!
We’re all about honesty, so here it is: The only real things we were initially looking forward to in season four were more Darren Criss, Rachel & Kurt in New York … and Sarah Jessica Parker. Not that we don’t love Kate Hudson to oodles and bits, but the last time we can remember hearing SJP belt out a Broadway number, she was having cosmos with the girls the night before Big’s engagement party and they sang The Way We Were to Samantha.
Oh yeah. Settle in! That’s not going to be our last Sex & The City reference!
Needless to say, her arrival in last night’s episode marked the real kick off of this season for us, along with a few other surprises we didn’t even know to expect! Was the episode worth the wait?
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. MAJOR THINGS GET SET UP IN THIS EPISODE FOR NEXT WEEK – AND ALSO DARREN CRISS HAS A SWEET SOLO IN THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES. BASICALLY, WE’RE TELLING YOU TO GO WATCH AND COME BACK HERE TO FANGIRL WITH US AFTER. OH, DID WE MENTION THAT THE LAST 30 SECONDS OF THIS EPISODE WILL HAVE YOU PICKING YOUR JAW OFF THE FLOOR???
Tick-tock! Where is Carrie Bradshaw?
Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long, as shortly after our beloved Darren Christ serenaded our souls with some Tears for Fears, viewers took the Lima shuttle to NYC and witnessed Kurt take his first steps into the next chapter of his life. As luck would have it, one of the new editors at Vogue.com – cue Miss Bradshaw– is also from Ohio and is looking for a kindred spirit to fill her open intern position. SJP’s Isabelle Klempt character is far less like Miranda Priestly than we had hoped for, and at the start, the fact that this supposed “fashion icon” was taking advice and finding solace in the wisdom of an 18-year-old fashionisto seemed pretty farfetched. (Plus, insecure is so less fun to play than straight up bitch!) Still, watching Kurt come into his own and really embrace this new direction he's paved for himself was pretty special.
You know what else was pretty special? The damn trio he performed with SJP and Lea. Damn near floored us! If Michael Patrick King had ever done a musical SATC episode, that's what it would've looked like! Little history lesson for you kids at home – SJP actually was Annie on Broadway, succeeding Andrea McArdle and Shelley Bruce. For us, this was a little homage to the Broadway babe she used to be! (Though, if we had our way, she would’ve sang Shy from Once Upon A Mattress.)
But we’re losing track here. Let’s speed things along. Jumping back to Lima, the school is holding elections for their new senior class president. The ballots have Brittany and Artie joining forces once more against new bros in the making, Blaine and Sam. The latter takes the glory, but the win is bittersweet as Blaine can’t share the moment with Kurt and Sam would’ve rather Brittany taken the race … because he digs her. There, we said it. Start complaining Brittana fans – but you all know where this is heading. Meanwhile. Mr. Schue
wants to go make an album feels unfulfilled at work, so he applies for a position on a Blue Ribbon Panel organized to find finding for the arts in schools. The only drawback to the job is that'll take him away from McKinley — and the Glee club — for a few months. Hmm…
So now, we’ve got Brittana in dangerous Trouty Mouth invested waters, Wemma possibly looking at a wedge between them and Klaine keeping things together by a very slender thread. Are we missing anyone? Oh yes…
In a HOLY SH*T twist, following her new New York makeover, Rachel decides to take things to the next level with Brody. Just as they are about to get their mack on to Moon River (an homage to the SATC ep 66, I Heart NY), there’s a knock at the door. Door opens – BAM! Finn Hudson!
Finn smiles at Rachel. Rachel goes into shock. Finn sees Brody. Brody takes a swig from his “airplane cup.” Finn frowns at the scene. END SCENE!
TO BE CONTINUED…
Next week … well, next week’s episode is titled “The Break-Up”. Read our last paragraph and then tell us you’re not concerned!!!
A Few Side Notes:
A. We finally made sure that we paid attention to the beginning credits, and guess what? No Dianna Agron! Seriously, we have doubts that we’ll be seeing her at all until MAYBE February sweeps. Just brace yourselves for that impact!
B. That opening number with Darren = PRICELESS! He once again embodied a boy wizard AND gave Joseph Gordon-Levitt a run for his money! Green tights are so hot!
C. If you missed the “landing strip” joke, you missed the third best part of this episode
D. All we kept thinking while Rachel and Brody ran through the streets of New York was, “Huh. Isn’t that the spot where Finn once had his bros serenade her with a Disney classic? Interesting…”