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“The Troubletones are 3F: fierce, femme, phenomenal.”: Mash Off (3×06) Gleecap

November 19, 2011

SantanaOnce again, Glee was on fire this week…hey, that’s another “F” for the Troubletones! Seriously, is it terrible that I’m rooting for the Troubletones so much? New Directions will always hold my heart because they’re the original wonderfulness that made me fall in love with Glee in the first place…but the Troubletones are so incredibly talented that I can’t help but want them to be rewarded for it! Anyone else with me on this? Let’s break this episode discussion down a little more, shall we?

Favourite Character: Holy crap, Santana. It’s hard for me to say that my favourite character was someone who was so viciously cruel for the majority of the episode (and I’ll talk about that a bit more in my “weak point” section below…), but nonetheless, Santana stole the show for me this week, all thanks to the last two scenes. Her range of emotion during those scenes, and her ability to make us care so incredibly much for her even after she’d been the biggest bitch ever earlier? Completely amazing.

Favourite Song: The Troubletones may not know how to spell “phenomenal”, but they definitely know how to completely and utterly blow my mind. Their “Rumour Has It/Someone Like You” mash-up was beyond fabulous, and I can’t stop listening to it on repeat. Both Mercedes and Santana sounded fantastic, and Santana’s performance was stunning. So much raw emotion as she tries to focus on the performance, but you know that she’s so completely distracted. And the longing looks at Brittany? Really, just an amazing performance. So amazing, in fact, that we should all watch it again:

(And to give some credit where credit is due, both “Hot For Teacher” and the Hall & Oates mash-up were hi-freakin’-larious.)

Favourite Quotes:

Puck: The Lion King Puck-fasa has been caged.

Kurt: No one is even on MySpace, not even Rachel!

Santana: The Troubletones are 3F: fierce, femme, phenomenal.

Brittany (about Adele): She sounds like what banana cream pie sounds like when it sings.

Kurt: Although she knows it to be untrue, my opponent Brittany stated that my face was used as a template for Hasbro’s successful line of My Little Ponies.

Rory: You’re skinny like all the crops failed on your family’s farm.

Will and Sue

Sue’s Corner: I’ve heard arguments lately that Sue’s simply losing her relevance on Glee. And I don’t think these arguments are completely off-base. Except this week. Her campaign ads were the funniest part of this episode, and she was so amazingly human in her final scene with Santana, that I can’t help but shower Sue with praise this week.

Guest Star Ranking: Oh, Rory, you are just the cutest always. I simply adored him standing up for Finn, no matter how terrible his insults were. And he rocked his solo in the mash-up!

Weak Point: Alright, so Santana. I love her so much. I always thought that she had the potential to be awesome, and then the show went and gave her this fiercely kick-ass personality and I was ecstatic. I know she’s a giant bitch a lot of the time, but usually it’s entertaining. But this week her bitchiness really needed to be dialed back…and I get it, she was being extra bitchy as a cover, so that she didn’t have to deal with her own problems. But I feel like the writers almost made her extra bitchy so that we’d be less mad at Finn for outing her in the middle of the hallway. And as mean as Santana most definitely was, that was still no excuse for Finn to do what he did. I feel sympathy for Finn being bullied by Santana, but under no circumstances is it alright that he retaliated in such a way.

Next next week (no Glee until November 29!): The glee clubbers rally behind Santana, Cooter goes on a date with Sue, and Puck and Quinn are cuddling in bed together?! Check it all out in the preview below!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Nicki Rowsell permalink
    November 19, 2011 7:59 pm

    I don’t think Finn’s intention was to out Santana. He was speaking directly to her, and no one was really listening, as far as he knew. What he said was true. Yes, it sucks what happened to her. But I don’t think it was his fault. What no one is mentioning is the fact that a candidate can apparently show a teenager’s face on television without her permission? If her outing is anyone’s fault, it’s the candidates. No one did nothing after Finn said what he said. If the candidate hadn’t used her face, nothing would have ever come from his words.

  2. Sofia permalink
    November 23, 2011 11:11 pm

    “But I feel like the writers almost made her extra bitchy so that we’d be less mad at Finn for outing her in the middle of the hallway.” – YES. I feel like what makes it worse is how careful & considerate they were when Kurt came out & making sure Karofsky didn’t get outed. I think Santana deserved that same respect.

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