That’s right — Glee is officially hooked on Bieber. The Biebs. They are full.on.Beliebers. It’s like they’re TRYING to keep me at 12-year-old-girl-status (not that it was really that hard, honestly.)
Favorite Moments of “Comeback”:
* Best Song of the Night: Well, as someone who has recently gotten a bad case of Bieber Fever, I think I have to go with Sam’s endearing version of Baby. BUT as a musical lover, a close second was “Take Me or Leave Me” from RENT. Fun fact: Idina Menzel sang the same part in this song (movie and Broadway) that Rachel sang.
* While Sue’s storyline was a bit forced, the Sue-icide by gummy vitamins was a bit funny. And it got her “behind enemy lines” so that she had a better chance of accomplishing her true goal in life: destroying Glee club. Too bad her attempt at pitting Mercedes and Rachel against each other actually just turned into Awesome Diva-Off Part 2 (Part 1 being Rachel v Kurt, naturally).
* It was nice to see Sue interacting with the sick kids in the hospital, but didn’t we already establish that she’s a softie when it comes to this kind of situation? I don’t want the big baddie of Glee to be TOO humanized — she’s much more entertaining when she’s a certifiable crazy-person. According to a story on the late night news after Glee, those scenes were filmed at one of the local LA children’s hospitals with real patients though, which was a really cool thing for the show to do. They definitely seemed genuinely excited.
* Sue calling Mr. Shue “Spongehair Squarechin” – That’s the Sue we know and love!
* How could Mike Chang’s abs stop working on Tina?! I call bull on that one. They are magic abs, post Valentine’s day slump or no.
* Sam was SO adorable this week, and completely heartbreaking at the same time. I love that every.single.girl (except for Sue) this episode was completely entranced by The Justin Bieber Experience. Seeing Quinn, Rachel, Santana and Lauren all freak out over it was too funny. And his not-so-secret-nerdiness is great too. “Santana keeps telling me not to do that” — Sam “What?” — Quinn “Speak in Na’vi”. Oh, Sam. At least he was finally honest about the fact that Quinn and Finn’s gum ball lifesaving story was completely ridiculous, and rightfully broke up with Quinn. Even though I like them together. Oh, high school.
* I thought Puck + Lauren was maybe going to be annoying, but it’s proved to be pretty consistently hilarious, and even a little bit sweet on Puck’s end. Lauren just keeps coming up with new hoops for Puck to jump through, and I like that he’s accepting a challenge instead of being whiny or cheat-ey and annoying. I’m equally glad that hair during his brief sting the the JBE was just attached to his hoodie or something, because apparently only Sam and Justin Bieber himself can rock the lesbian hair.
* This whole “comeback” thing was mostly about Rachel though, I think? Though as Brittany said, I’m not totally sure what she needed to come back from, except from getting over Finn? It must be so frustrating to send popular, pretty, totally clueless Brittany off to copy your style, only to have it TOTALLY backfire on you when Brittany becomes the biggest trendsetting teen in the US (according to Teen Vogue, naturally). After all, her sweaters had carousel horses on them, not reindeer. Clearly, that makes all the difference.
* To the sweater situation: “My carousel-horse sweater should make me look like an institutionalized toddler, but no, I look hotand smart. I feel like Michelle Obama!” — Santana
* At least in a desperate attempt for a comeback, it seems that we’ll be getting ORIGINAL SONGS from the Glee club! Granted, Rachel is writing them, so they will probably be Broadway ballads about stars and reindeer sweaters? But I’m very, very excited for this new development in their regionals performance schedule. If only Finn would man up a little and support her slightly-crazy-but-mostly-awesome ideas IN class, instead of waiting to talk to her afterward. Stop trying to get with other girls Finn! Just be a good guy! We have Puck for all the bad boy-ness this Glee club could ever need.
* Best Brittany Quip: “When people look at you, they don’t see what you’re wearing: They see a cat getting its temperature taken, and then they hear it screaming.”
It looks like Sue is now jumping ship to be an evil Glee coach for Aural Intensity. (I feel like there are already one-too-many rival Glee coaches, but ah well). Not sure how this works, when she teaches at McKinley, but I’m sure it’ll keep things interesting around the Glee room for at least a few episodes.