Welcome back, Glee. You have come back to the greatness we all knew you were capable of. The return of the witty one-liners, quality songs that did the originals justice and the classic humor we have come to know and love totally made up for the absence of Sue Sylvester and the lackluster previous three episodes.
I am loving Sam Evans. Chord Overstreet handles comedy very well, he has a nice voice, I actually don’t mind his bleached-blonde Bieber hairdo, and hellooooo six pack.
But most surprising of all, I really don’t care whether he is paired with Quinn or with Kurt. Shocking? I know. His scenes with Quinn were adorable and yeah, Puck is going to kick his ass. But there was something just so sweet about the two of them (even though they look like they could be siblings…new storyline?), “Lucky” was pure cotton candy and the boy is a smooth talker. Except for the whole speaking Na’vi thing, it might be a little early to show that much of your inner geek.
Sam’s scenes with Kurt weren’t even overly awkward. The shower scene might have been a tad too much, but the dude was definitely flirting back…add that to the lingering glances during their performances and it makes me think that Quinn and Sam might not be going on many more dates…Sam said he went to an all-boys school, maybe they’ll pull a One Tree Hill and we find out that he left because word got out he played for the other team?
You know it’s a good episode of Glee when Rachel doesn’t make me want to reach through the television screen and slap her. Their rendition of “With You I’m Born Again” was rememberable to say the least and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was pumped full of the typical cheesewiz and cutsie moments. Pardon me while I gag.
The rest of the club ended up in a huge love pentagon. Some Santana/Brittany action finally made it to the screen, which was a complete déjà vu of, season one Nip / Tuck. Santana tells Brittany she’s only with her because Puck is in juvie, to make her jealous Brittany deflowers Artie to help him get over Tina, who is still in the Asian Fusion with Mike. Confused yet?
And then there’s Mercedes, who apparently gets no love. But her “River Deep, Mountain High” duet with Santana was catchy and watching the club’s reaction to their booty bounce was certainly amusing.
Of course as soon as things take a turn for the better, the show goes away for two weeks. I’ve never seen The Rocky Horror Show, but from what I’ve heard this is the kind of thing that makes the execs at the FOX Network freak. Shall be interesting.