February 7th, 2011
12:45 PM ET
The anxiously awaited post-Super Bowl episode of "Glee" had Coach Beiste and Mr. Schuster trying to bring the football team and show choir together to end the animosity.
The focus was on getting the football team to be more cohesive, but I think this could refer to the show itself.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that for the most part I am a die-hard “Glee” fan, but this season has felt slightly off to me. Between Rachel being a total witch (or whatever rhymes with that) quite often and some of the uneven storylines, I keep waiting for them to totally get their mojo back.
So when Sunday night’s episode started off with Sue Sylvester being totally bored with an over-the-top Cheerios performance of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” it got me thinking – am I the problem?
I didn't want to throw a tantrum like Coach Sylvester did when she couldn’t shoot Brittany out of a cannon or anything, but like Sue, have I just lost that loving feeling? I adore it when she's crazy, and it’s even better this year with her assistant Becky shadowing her everywhere.
While Coach Sylvester tries to push her cheerleaders to the limit to win the championship, Schu and Beiste are breaking up fights left and right between the football players and the glee club members. Rachel and Puck sang Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” to show the jocks that it’s not all show tunes, but the performance didn't go over that well.
Things didn’t really start to gel until they decided to do a “Thriller” halftime show during the big football game. Gee, that almost reminds me of the Super Bowl! (Actually, I preferred the “Glee” kids’ halftime performance to the actual Super Bowl halftime show, but that’s a whole other blog post.)
Anywho, there were hopes that they all could just get along - until the athletes got slushied by the hockey team. (McKinley High has a hockey team? Who knew?!)
This brought us back to square one with the football players who weren’t already glee club members not wanting to perform. Smack dab in the midst of all of this, The Warblers performed “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child and it hit me – this is what I have been missing from “Glee.”
The song choice seemed completely random and bizarre, but I loved it. Watching Blaine break it down a la Beyonce made me realize that I miss the wonder of “Glee’s” first season, when I never knew what to expect and I was often happily surprised.
I want more of that, and I did get a bit of it with the “Thriller”/”Heads Will Roll” mash-up. It was cute, exciting and feel-good. Santana, Brittany and Quinn all defected from the Cheerios to be there, and Mercedes, Rachel and Tina joined the football team after the revolt led by Karofsky and the boys.
Puck gave a heartfelt speech to his fellow jocks, Finn let Sam be the quarterback and by the end even Karofsky was on board doing the zombie dance. Awwww. Way to tug at my heart strings, “Glee.”
There was also a great cameo by Katie Couric, who made me giggle when she alerted Sue that she was a bigger loser than a string of losers including the economy, Mel Gibson, unemployment, Dina Lohan and “Brett Favre’s cell phone.” Hilarious!
And what was up with the Quinn/Finn kiss? Are we really going there again?
What did you think of the latest episode of “Glee”? Sound off!
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