Quick-cap: Mike Chang gets an A – (a.k.a. “Asian F”) and his father wants him to quit glee club. Mercedes and Rachel vie for the role of Maria in “West Side Story.” After the role is double cast, when Mercedes is the clear winner, Mercedes decides she’s done living in Rachel’s shadow and quits both the musical and glee club to join Shelby Cocoran’s (Idina Menzel) new glee club. Mr. Shu meets Emma’s parents who are crazy, ginger fascists, who only associate with other red heads. Kurt and Brittany vie for Class President. Brittany shakes her butt during a pep rally and takes the lead in the polls. Mike decides to go after his dream as a dancer instead of listening to his father, which his mom supports. (Cue overly produced audition of “Cool.”) Even after getting the lead in “West Side Story,” Rachel decides to also run for Class President, which pisses everyone off. The “West Side Story” cast list also includes Blaine as Tony, Santana as Anita and Mike as Riff.
And that’s what you missed on…GLEE!
Fave moment: This week was out of control amazing. This episode definitely goes in my Top 5 Favorite Glee Episode to date. I don’t even know what moment to pick as the best. That Brittany-led “Run The World (Girls)” number was AMAZING! It stole the whole episode. I also loved that they finally gave Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang) his own full story line. It was perfectly written and Shum acted the hell out of it. He’s also not a bad singer. His vocals during his “West Side Story” audition were pretty great.
Annoying moment: This is kind of being nit-picky, but I thought it was kind of lame how they didn’t let Kurt and Blaine kiss after Kurt gave Blaine flowers for his expected win of the role of Tony. It looked like Kurt went in for the kiss but Blaine backed off. I thought Blaine was originally brought on to be the out and proud character that didn’t care what others thought? Seems fishy to me.
Fave quote: Coach Beiste is starting to take over Coach Sue’s role as the zing-master. She had many of this week’s funniest lines, including this one: “This is one of the hardest decisions of my life. And that includes when I had to sell one of my prize donkeys to pay my gas bill.”
Fave song: The remake of the “It’s All Over” scene from “Dreamgirls” was an amazing surprise I definitely wasn’t expecting. Loved it from top to bottom. I personally think it was “Glee’s” best moment thus far. But there were so many amazing numbers this episode. Loved Mercedes on Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight” and the diva-off with Rachel and Mercedes on “Out Here on My Own” from “Fame” was phenomenal.
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