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So, fellow Gleeks, last night’s episode, “Makeover” was one epic show, wouldn’t you agree? We had student body presidential elections (with debates… and stripping) Vogue.com internships and that brilliant little cliff hanger at the end. Ryan Murphy is sure getting good at those cliffhangers. We should get him a giant cookie for leaving us all open jawed last night. It looks like GLEE is finally getting back on track with episodes that are less song driven and more character driven. I think it has something to do with having everyone spread out. You can’t leave a character hanging that same way you can when everyone is all in one place. We all know that this season is different than any of the previous seasons, but there is something a little reminiscent of season one. Remember season one? It seems like the GLEE team has really hit its stride and they keep giving us better and better episodes.
I’m really liking how one character has been featured in the beginning of each episode so far. This week it was Blaine’s turn to shine as he busted out the 80’s hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Best part of the whole song would have to be the “Superhero Club”, where Blaine dresses as Robin and you get a glimpse of some dude dressed as Dr. Horrible, for those of us nerds out there! Yes please.
Over in New York we get introduced GLEE’s newest guest star. That’s right, little miss “Sex and the City” herself, Sarah Jessica Parker is taking on the role of Vogue.com’s senior editor Isabelle Klempt! I’ve always loved her as an actress and she’s simply darling in this role. She’s such a great character actress and it’ll be fun to see how she continues to fit into the show. I’m excited that the new guest stars this season seem to actually have a purpose. That hasn’t always been the case. I still don’t understand why Gwyneth Paltrow was on the show? Anyway, Kurt goes in for an interview with Isabelle and comes out with internship and Isabelle’s mad props for his hippo broach (which I kinda loved).
Back in the halls of McKinley the race for student body president is heating up as Brittany vies for reelection with Arty as her V.P. and Blaine challenges her. Which shoots us into the territory of hilarious one liners and jokes about Arty being half robot. Did the rest of you find that as funny as I did? The Sam jumps on Blaine’s team as his V.P. to get the poor working man, straight vote.
Oh, remember how I said that I wanted to see more of Mr. Schue, Emma and Sue. Well, my wish came true and there were some really sweet scenes between them all as Mr. Schue decided that he was going to try to become a representative for the arts on the Blue Ribbon Government Panel, because the funding for the arts programs is starting to dry up. Plus, he couldn’t think of any good songs for the glee club to sing. Oops. But it was nice to see him and Emma interacting again, and it’s always a good laugh when Schue and Sue are in the same room.
In the meantime Brittany and Sam duet Hole’s 90’s grunge tune “Celebrity Skin”. Which was just awesome! I’m a fan of the song and I loved what was done with the music number. I would never think to make that song into a presidential election tune, but hell, it worked.
Back in NYC Rachel has hit a rut and isn’t fitting in, style wise, in the more adult world of NYADA. So, Kurt takes his idea that he pitched to Isabelle earlier and breaks into the couture vault at Vogue to make a makeover video featuring Rachel. Of course Isabelle caught them in the act, but then decided to play along, leading us into a mash up of “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Never Fully Dressed”. The mash up actually became my favorite music numbers of the evening. The pairing of Kurt, Rachel and Isabelle was, oh so chic! It was darling and felt like something out of an old school flick.
Then we have the actual election candidate debate, where Arty goes on and on for over a half hour, Sam strips (yes, I said strips), Blaine gives a hearty speech (and leaves his bowtie at home) and Brittany states that she loves school so much that she would cancel summer break and end weekends. That little speech seals the deal and Blaine and Sam take over the halls of McKinley as President and V.P. What was Brittany thinking? But it seems like Blaine and Kurt aren’t doing so well. I hope they work it out.
Hey, guess what? That little music video that Isabelle, Kurt and Rachel made actually got approved, even though it will be reshot it with real models and so now Kurt and Isabelle on getting all tight with each other. And it looks like Kurt might have a huge in, into the fashion industry? I guess only time will tell?
And Rachel is all grown up and sexy now that she got a makeover. Taking her same old fashion sense and giving it a more adult feel, this really works for her. Brody thinks so too. It all leads to a pretty steamy, sexually charged duet of Sheryl Crow’s tune “Change Would Do You Good”. Rachel invites Brody over for dinner and they have a romantic moment and next thing you know they end up kissing. I wanted to scream “no”, because Rachel is still with Finn. And then someone knocked on the door of Rachel’s apartment and when she opened the door we all got a big shock when it wasn’t Kurt standing in the doorway. What the what? It was Finn. And we got a cliff hanger ending leaving us all wondering what is going to happen. Poor, poor Finn.
So I guess we all just have to wait and see what next week holds for our favorite GLEE couples? But sadly, I have a feeling at least one of them won’t make it till the end of the season.
I’ll see you back here on Wednesday as I give you the low down on next week’s musical numbers!