September 28th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
I am officially back on board this week.
Last week's "Glee" didn't move me at all. This week was as different as night and day.
The kids are putting on a production of "West Side Story," which is absolutely perfect for this crew. Kurt wants to play Tony so badly he can't stand it, but can he pull off the strong masculinity needed for the role?
I love Kurt and all, but he's far from tough. Though he was AMAZING singing Streisand, and for the first time I realized that he really is as big a star as Rachel. It was fitting that he sang "I'm the Greatest Star," 'cause he really is.
Speaking of Rachel, she has determined that she's all but sewn up the role of Maria. The best part of the show was watching her reunite with her birth mother, Shelby, played by Idina Menzel. Their duet of "Somewhere" was breathtaking.
With Shelby back to serve as the head of a competing show choir in the school (which I totally think means Sugar is going to learn how to sing), that also means Quinn and Puck's baby is in town. So sweet to see Puck desiring to be a part of his daughter's life. Quinn is busy being a bitter skank (no, seriously, the crew she hangs out with now are called The Skanks) and Shelby tells her she can't see the baby until she cleans up her act.
She does, but now she's determined to regain custody of the kid. Just say no Quinn! There is no room on "Glee" for a set of teen parents. Just stick with trying to get back your past glory as a Cheerio. (Sidebar: Sue Sylvester's attempt to use Quinn against the glee club was hilarious, complete with her approach of, "Will Schuester never did appreciate the tremble of your thin, forgettable alto.")
There was just so much to love about this episode, including the storyline where Brittany helps Kurt run for class president because she believes he is special like a unicorn, only to find her own inner unicorn. Yeah, that sounded crazy, but trust me it worked.
And don't even get me started on why Blaine would be the perfect Tony. When he sang "Something's Coming" I was up out of my seat. Sorry Kurt, but your man is THE man for the job when it comes to that role.
What did you think of this week's "Glee"? It was better, yes?
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