Glee has returned to the airwaves and brought their 500th song with them!
The episode kicks off are very sweetly with Will and Emma singing and dancing (on the ceiling and walls) in a black and white dream sequence. Their voices blend quite nicely on “You’re All the World to Me” from Royal Wedding. This dream leads Will to assign the Glee Club to sing songs from movies (Boys vs Girls mashup). In a conversation between Finn and Will, we learn that Will has tried to track down his runaway bride without success.
Glee marks it’s 500th song with the Isley Brothers’ “Shout” sung by the New Directions with Blaine and Brittany taking leads. It was a fun number thanks to the vocals and the dancing.
Kurt, Rachel, Santana and Adam are at their apartment and enjoying a day off courtesy of the snow. Its not long before they are queuing up Moulin Rouge! The film prompts a daydream sequence where Kurt imagines singing “Come What May” with Blaine, and it was complete with a montage of flashbacks of their moments together. As usual, Blaine knocked it out of the park and their voices merged together so beautifully. Santana is so irritating even though I agree with her assessment of Brody (not that he’s a drug dealer but that he is off). I mean, who goes through everyone’s stuff and thinks that is normal, acceptable behavior.
Finn and Artie have created a ruse to lure Emma’s parents (Stop Ginger Bullying Club is in trouble). They are successful in getting an address.
The boys’ movie mashup was a blend of “Danger Zone/Old Time Rock and Roll” by Kenny Loggins and Bob Seger respectively. I loved the costumes and the mashup worked as it was done very nicely. This group of guys work well together and complement one another nicely.
Why would Marley confide in Kitty about Ryder kissing her?. How stupid can this girl actually be?! She deserves whatever she gets after that colossal misstep. The girls’ mashup is “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend/Material Girl” by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Madonna Wade “Unique” and Marley took lead, and I just didn’t enjoy it as much as the boys’ performance. It didn’t pack that powerful punch and largely just didn’t do anything for me (in fact, I find myself bored of it long before the song wrapped).
Adam has a talk with Kurt involving Blaine and Kurt’s desire to get over him. Adam seems like a sweetheart who is genuine and honest.
Finn tells Will that he has found Emma and encourages him to go to her. This revelation guides Will (with assistance from the New Directions) to sing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to Emma. This is sung to her outside her window in homage to Say Anything (complete with boom box and all!) He proclaims his undying love for her, and how he isn’t going to let slip away. Emma and Will have a much needed discussion, and they prove how well they know each other (with a very picturesque winter backdrop I might add). They decide to start from scratch in an effort to get to know one another again. I hope these two can make it work.
Santana admits to Rachel that she saw the pregnancy test which leads to Rachel breaking down. Santana displays a quiet moment of decency comforting her distraught friend.
Jake admits to Marley that he didn’t come up with the Valentine’s gifts and offers up another idea. They make pottery while he sings “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (reminiscent of the movie Ghost). He has a good voice, but there are times when songs are simply too big for him and his voice sounds odd. In general though it was a good performance. Marley pictures Ryder singing to her as well, telling Jake that Ryder kissed her. I don’t know what it is, but I’m not feeling the chemistry between her and Jake or Ryder for that matter. I think it’s the actress because I don’t get that from the guys. It’s definitely a lack of chemistry on her part.
Will announces the winner of the mashup is “everyone” much to the disappointment of the group. Will thanks Finn for helping him get Emma back. In a moment of stupidity or bravery, Finn informs Will of him kissing Emma. You can tell that Finn is distraught and ashamed and Will is hurt. The scene fades away leaving with no words exchanged between the two.
The final song of the movie episode is “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins. Artie, Joe and Sam are leads with the rest of the New Directions. It was a fun and spirited song with very nice performance by the whole group (with Sam doing a standout job).
- Loved the ginger wigs on Artie & Finn
- “The kids at this school don’t seem to even think about what college they want to go to until about a week before graduation…that’s weird…” ~ My thoughts exactly!
Author: Karen Walsh
Glee: Girls (and Boys) On Film
Season 4, Episode 15
Original Air Date: March 7, 2013