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RECAP: Glee, Prom Queen

I can’t decide whether I hated last night’s Glee or if I loved it. There are a few points I would like to discuss. And as always, I am full of unpopular opinions.

First, props to the wardrobe department. THIS is what prom dresses are supposed to look like. I found all of the dresses on 90210’s prom quite ugly. And who actually wears socks with heels at prom? Each of the dresses fit the girls’ personality perfectly. Props.

So, about the whole Prom King-Prom Queen debacle. Thanks to the Glee extra, I’ve known for a few weeks now who that Karofsky and Kurt would be crowned PK/PQ. But I just have a question for you: is it actually plausible to play out that Figgins would have actually announced the Kurt had won to the entire prom? Doesn’t that just encourage the bullying? Sure, it gave Kurt the excuse to give his “epic” acceptance speech, but I don’t think that would have happened outside of the Glee-verse.

My precious Fuinn is bound to break up within the next episode or two, but I am pretty content with what I got last night. Finn’s “You’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen” made me squee like a pre-teen fangirl and even though Finn spent the rest of the night ogling over Rachel and Jesse, I was so happy to see Quinn happy at the end of the episode. And Rachel is a damn hypocrite. When she claimed that she has been nothing but supportive of Finn’s relationship with Quinn, I wanted to prematurely Quinn-slap the bitch. Honey, the previous episode you spent the entire time trying to convince Finn that she was cheating on him and attempting to drive them apart. That is your definition of supportive? Is there a special Rachel-based dictionary out there?!

I thought all of the songs were of average quality. Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff are both amazing singers and the fact that even they couldn’t pull off Adele just proves she’s an artist that should not be covered. Artie’s “Isn’t She Lovely?” serenade to Brittany was sweet, sure. But like Mercedes pointed out, it’s about a father singing to his newborn daughter. Am I the only one who finds that mildly creepy? I actually found “Friday” to be somewhat bearable. As much as I hate Rebecca Black, I have to admit, that song is damn catchy. “Jar of Hearts” is one of my most favorite songs. And it’s not saying that Lea didn’t do a passable job, because she did. I just felt none of the heartbreak that emanates from Christina Perri’s version and Lea’s voice is just too sweet for a gritty song like that. Blaine’s song could have been omitted and “Dancing Queen” was probably my favorite of the night.

Max Adler / Dave Karofsky has got to be one of the most underestimated actor/character ever. I loved his scene with Kurt. The poor boy cried for God’s sakes. I hope he comes out of the closet soon so Kurt can dump Blaine’s ass. And I much preferred Teddy & Marco’s dance on 90210 over Blaine & Kurt’s. Sue Sylvester catches Artie attempting to spike her famous punch (even though it turns out it was just lemonade in the flask) and resorts to torture a la Marathon Man. She becomes more of caricature with each passing episode. Oh, and I am totally supportive of Sam/Mercedes. It’s time that girl got some love…but Sam, you need a haircut.

Overall, for a prom episode, I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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