Well, last week I raved about how they somehow crammed an awesome storyline in for everyone but Artie and Tina…and this week hardly any of those characters even spoke. Artie and Tina got some big scenes though, we got good amounts of NPH and Idina Menzel, and Rachel’s story line had me screaming “I CALLED THAT WEEKS AND WEEKS AGO” at my TV.
*Best Song of the Night: I Dreamed A Dream
This song came as a revealing that Idina Menzel IS Rachel Berry’s mom. There have been SO MANY interviews claiming Idina Menzel wasn’t Rachel’s mom that I was actually starting to believe them. I like that she’s the mom though- it certainly makes sense given their twin-ness.
Now the question is – is this the only reason Jesse St James was sent over to New Directions or is he ALSO trying to destroy them? Why can’t I figure out your motivation, Jess St. James ?!?
I also liked that this song is from Les Mis, the play Mr. Shue and Bryan Ryan were competing to star in.
* Neil Patrick Harris, why are you so awesome? Yes, he may be on the verge of over-saturation lately, but I love him on How I Met Your Mother, and I love him as the ex-glee club star Bryan Ryan. His trajectory to school board member was great- cruise tour? Haha. And Dream On was a close second for best song. I could watch NPH all day. His sexual tension with Sue was hilarious and amazing. More please!
* Artie! For a split second before he started his dream-sequence mall flash mob, I was seriously freaking out – how in the WORLD did the therapies Tina researched work so fast? But alas, they didn’t, and Emma actually gave some decent (if a little harsh…) advice about the reality of his paralysis. Poor Artie. I personally thought the taps on his chair were a pretty genius idea though! His final number, “Dream A Little Dream” with Mike and Tina dancing was bittersweet in a good way though.
I didn’t really have a lot of stand out quotes this time…I’m pretty sure Brittany and Puck might not have even spoke? And when does Quinn get her own storyline? Soon hopefully – she’s bound to have that baby any episode now, right?