February 16th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
The Bieber fever is undeniable.
That is one of the lessons I took away from Tuesday night’s episode of “Glee.” Sam put together the “Justin Bieber experience,” which pretty much consisted of pulling his bangs into his eyes and crooning some Bieber tunes.
As any tween will tell you, the power of the Bieb is all-encompassing, and pretty soon all of the girls were going crazy.
That was bad news for Finn, who has been trying to woo Quinn away from Sam. (BTW, if that pair gets back together it kills any chance of a cute combo name: Quinn + Finn = either Quinn or Finn, so that doesn’t work at all.)
At any rate, the good news for us fans is that Sue is back to her devilishly delightful ways. Despite a brief interlude with Schuester visiting children in a cancer ward, our favorite Cheerios coach is still hell bent on destroying glee club.
I’ll admit that I was swaying to Sam’s version of “Baby,” but I also loved watching Sue rock out with the kids to My Chemical Romance’s “Sing.” And don’t even get me started on the “diva off” between Mercedes and Rachel with “Take Me or Leave Me” from the Broadway musical “Rent.” Adoration cranked high here.
This week's episode was titled "Comeback" and I so see that. It was fun, fun, fun on so many levels and I am really starting to like Lauren Zizes. I'm not as obsessed with her as Puck appears to be, but for me Lauren represents how Ryan Murphy is able to take the concept of the outcast, flip it on its ear and shove it back in our faces with a side order of fabulousness.
Lauren's solo of "I Know What Boys Like" was covered in awesome sauce, and not because she's a great singer but because of her attitude. It was made all the better for her moment of unsureness with Puck earlier. She was afraid to perform, she shared with Puckerman, so when she got out there and nailed it, I cheered a little.
The show was just hitting on all cylinders with me from Sue's snappy one liners (she let us know that she is not without musical experience having been the tambourine player for Wilson Phillips) to Brittany's continued coolness (she started a fashion trend by dressing like Rachel which still managed to exclude Rachel from the "in crowd") to the return of Santana the man stealer, it was all good. The only thing that would have made me happier was if Kurt and Blaine would've made an appearance.
I was even able to ignore the absolute coattail ride of having a Bieber episode with no Bieber. Then again, I'm sure the Beliebers loved seeing him get the recognition in light of his recent loss at the Grammys.
What say you Gleeks? Did you dig the episode as much as I did?
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