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“I know you’re lonely, but you’re not alone.”: Duets (2×4) Gleecap

October 15, 2010
Rachel and Finn

Don't go breaking their hearts...

With its first non-themed/non-tribute episode since the premiere, Glee was back in top form last night. I’ve heard other fans say that this episode proved that Glee is often at its best when it’s not trying too hard and when it’s not excessively promoted ahead of time – I’m finding I couldn’t agree more. Some might call this a filler episode, squished in between the super dramatic “Grilled Cheesus” and the sure to be overly theatrical “Rocky Horror Glee Show”, but I thought it was one of the strongest episodes of the series yet. Fantastic songs plus real character development – I couldn’t ask for anything more! Let’s break the episode down a little more closely:

Favourite Song(s): Oh em glee, there’s no way I can pick just one. I thoroughly enjoyed each song this week (okay, maybe I didn’t enjoy “Born Again,” per se, but I did laugh awkwardly throughout it). “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was so adorable, and so perfectly suited Rachel and Finn. Mercedes and Santana definitely proved that they’re the “undisputed top bitches” at McKinley with their kick-ass “River Deep, Mountain High.” Kurt was incredibly stunning in “Le Jazz Hot.” Mike Chang and Tina picked the most perfect number with “Sing!” and it was clear that they were having a ball performing it. There was no denying the cuteness that was Sam and Quinn’s performance of “Lucky.” And to top it all off, Rachel and Kurt doing a Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland duet? Fantastic! I absolutely loved this episode’s musical numbers.

Will and Sam

I'm Sam. Sam, I am. And I don't like green eggs and ham.

Favourite Character: One of the reasons I thought that this episode was so strong was that it truly focused on the glee club as a whole, with so many different characters getting a solid amount of screen time. Nonetheless, Sam definitely stole the majority of my attention this week. I’m so happy that he finally joined the glee club, and I’m looking forward to learning more about this nerdy little romancer who may or may not be gay, but definitely does dye his hair. His scenes with Quinn were absolutely adorable, but what stood out the most for me was his defense of Kurt to Finn, and his determination to stand by his decision to be Kurt’s duet partner.

Storyline I’m most torn on: Oh, Sam & Quinn. I love Sam. I love Quinn. I should love them together…right? I’m really torn on this storyline. They had super adorable chemistry all episode, and I love how shy and girly Quinn gets around him. But on the other hand, I really like the idea of Quinn making this year all about her, getting herself back on track and just being an independent woman. I’m not sure I want to see her jump into a relationship right now, nor am I sure it’s the right decision for her. Even though they are really cute together.

Mercedes and Santana

Mercedes and Santana definitely proved that they're the "undisputed top bitches" at McKinley

Favourite Quote(s):

Finn (about Puck): “We need his voice, and his bad-boy stage presence!”

Santana: “Um, I’m sorry. Have you been to Breadsticks? They are legally forbidden to stop bringing you breadsticks. One time, I brought a wheelbarrow, and when the manager tried to stop me from filling it up I called the corporate office and got her fired.”

Tina: “There were chicken feet in it. It was a chicken feet salad. All I want is a normal salad, that doesn’t have chicken feet in it!”

Kurt: “I have three gifts: my voice, my ability to spot trends in men’s fashion, and my ability to know when it comes from a bottle.”

Weak point: Although I was thrilled with all the character development in this episode, I was super disappointed by the Artie and Brittany storyline. First of all, I’m upset that Artie gave up his virginity to Brittany, that he would just so easily give it up to a girl he’d been in a “relationship” with for half of an episode. That just doesn’t seem like Artie to me, considering how in love he was (is!) with Tina. But then second of all, I’m upset that Artie then turned around and completely railed on Brittany and her promiscuity. Puck has sex with practically every girl in the school, yet we never see any characters shaming him for it. I’m so not okay with these double standards, Glee.

Next week: There is no next week! Be sure to go out and do something fun next Tuesday night, so that you don’t get too depressed that there’s no episode. Glee will be back in full-force on October 26 with “The Rocky Horror Glee Show.” Check out the super amazing preview, and if you’ve never seen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” do yourself a favour and watch it before the episode airs!:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashleigh permalink
    October 15, 2010 9:16 pm

    Lol Glee’s on ten next week because it’s behind on that because of commonwealth games. So that really sucks for you guys who have fox but I guess it kinda gives us a chance to catch up with you


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