And we are back, gleeks -- after two months of wondering about the couples' fates, searching for any spoiler that you can find, and playing all 161 songs the show ever released on iTunes over and over, Glee
returned in spectacularly over-the-top fashion.
Fine, so maybe you didn't search every nook and cranny to deal with the two-month break. (Then again, it was just a two-month break; we did survive four months last season, after all.) But it's still nice to have these kids back on the screen, getting slushies in the face and trying to make sense of what exactly is happening with whom. And it's nice to be able to talk about it again. New things to talk about! Like, say, last night's episode, which is (as always) a collection of water cooler moments and high school drama. My task: to list the best and worst of that episode. Cue slushies.
Best of the Night, Part One: "Thriller"/"Heads Will Roll"
I appreciate that they didn't pull off a frame-by-frame homage to the "Thriller" music video. I love the way they mashed up two seemingly different songs. And I had fun. Lots.
Best of the Night, Part Two: Quinn, Brittany and Santana quit the Cheerios
I never thought the day would come, but Sue has lost her head Cheerio, her preferred cannonball and "Sandbags" in one hit. In the words of Brittany, "Sucks for you!" Actually I'm curious to see how Sue reacts to a crippled cheerleading squad -- apart from that tantrum fit, of course. That, and I want to see Naya Rivera and Heather Morris in something other than a cheerleading uniform -- you saw how that worked for Dianna Agron ...
Best of the Night, Part Three: Tina takes one for the team
As Jen pointed out
, this episode surprisingly provided some character development, especially from Tina, who has been criminally underused since Will gave her a solo early in the first season. That, and the fact that Harry Shum Jr. getting some lines doesn't hurt.
Best of the Night, Part Four: Rehearsal footage!
Worst of the night: "Bills, Bills, Bills"
I don't mean to diss Darren Criss, the Warblers and their wonderful take on the Destiny's Child hit, but their number came from out of nowhere, especially just as tensions between glee club and the football team shot up to the sky. It's a bit of a mood breaker, and unlike the other of number of the night -- Rachel and Puck's "Need You Now -- this felt forced in.
What did you think of last night's episode?
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