Soooo many makeovers this week it’s kind of hard to know where to start!
Guess we’ll just jump right in:
In McKinley, Blaine is trying to make an identity for himself without Kurt. Last year, he says, was all about making the seniors shine. This year it’s his turn. He signs up for everything and anything (Superhero Sidekicks Appreciation Club anyone? We love that he’s Robin, one side of the most hotly debated ‘are they or aren’t they’ duos in caped crimefighting). But a desire to let his star shine isn’t the only reason Blaine has become a joiner – we learn that he’s at a bit of a loose end now that Kurt has left Lima for NY. They’re not connecting. They’re not in sync. Erp. Trouble in paradise?? His most monumental decision? Putting himself down as a candidate for Senior Class President.
Over in New York, Kurt’s got an interview with Vogue Online editor Isabelle Wright (Sarah Jessica Parker), which he aces. He starts immediately and, for some reason we can’t quite fathom, instantaneously becomes Isabelle’s right arm, confidante and most trusted advisor. Whut?
Back in McKinley, Brittany asks Artie to be her running mate. When he tells her he can be the Dick Cheney to her Bush, Britt responds with “I’d rather be landing strip”… Bahahahaha! We love that Glee seems to be slowly returning to its slightly more risqué roots! This is more reminiscent of Season 1 and we just can’t handle the excitement that it might go back to that level of awesome.
We learn that, because they won Nationals, the McKinley High Glee Club get to host the Annual Show Choir Rules Committee Meeting. That should be fun?
Mr Schu is 100 per cent out of ideas. He’s lost his imagination. We mean, seriously: “I can’t decide between classic TV theme songs and a salute to autumn…”
Sam is upset Britt didn’t ask him to be her Veep, so she suggests he be Blaine’s.
Over in New York, Kurt’s in the conference room during an utterly ridiculous concepts meeting. And this is where it gets weird, cos Isabelle calls a break, asks Kurt to go with her, and then asks his opinion on what was good and bad. Okay, they made it clear that she’s kind of lost her way and, after a disastrous line, doesn’t trust her instincts anymore. But are you seriously telling us that any editor is going to ignore the voices of experience and ask an 18 year old from Ohio what he thinks? Doubtful. It’d be one thing if he had been there for a few weeks, but this is his first day. Other than being a snappy dresser, what exactly has he done to prove to her that he’s more talented than the others? Though, in saying that, we don’t hate Isabelle. Quite the opposite in fact. SJP far surpassed our expectations this time around.
In McKinley, Blaine is worried that everyone will assume Sam is his way of courting the ‘straight vote’. Britt finds out that everyone thinks she’s an idiot. Cue a makeover! And a great song from Sam and Britt.
At the Show Choir Rules Committee thing (other show choir directors: Dalton Rumba, the deaf guy from Season 1; Birdie Lawrence, who looks familiar but whom we can’t place in any specific episode/season; and Phineas Hayes, aka Kirk from Gilmore Girls), Rumba raises the issue of cuts to funding in the arts. Will is disgusted and thinks something should be done about it. There’s going to be a Blue Ribbon commission to address the issue. When he hears that, his face lights up. An idea, Mr Schu?
Back to New York. Rachel’s fellow classmates are judging her wardrobe, so Kurt has an idea: makeover! They take a trip to Vogue’s couture vault. Security shows up with Isabelle but, when she hears makeover, she’s cool with the after-hours B&E. Our only issue here: are you telling us Rachel is sample size? Girl. Eat something. Killing two birds with one stone, Kurt decides to film the whole thing as a concept for Vogue online.
Kurt and Blaine Skype but all Kurt wants to talk about is Vogue and the shoot. He FORGOT Blaine was running for prez, and completely glosses over it in conversation. Aww! Poor Blaine…..
Mr Schu goes to Emma, asks her to enter Guidance Counsellor mode, and asks her about the Blue Ribbon commission. He’s not sure about doing it because it would mean leaving the kids. She seems a little taken aback, understandably – uh, Mr Schu? What about your FIANCÉE….. And yet somehow she still manages to be completely supportive. See, Kurt? That’s how you do it.
In the debate, Sam and Blaine kill it. And not just because White Chocolate made a reapperance (heyyyyyyy Sam). Artie is boring and Britt tries to cancel summer and weekends. Looks like Blam (thanks, Ryan Murphy, we’re stealing that) have it sewn up.
Kurt gets a little (potential) makeover of his very own – Isabelle suggests he reconsider his NYADA dreams and go into fashion design. We may be pissed at Kurt for being a dick to Blaine, but this is actually a great idea. It’s a much better fit for him. Also, his video garnered a ‘Great’ from Anna Wintour! Woo! … ?
Back with Rachel, it’s clear her makeover was a success. She’s all newly confident and oh god… the sexual tension between her and Brody. (Shout out here to that oddly sensual icecream-eating scene and the super cute newspaper reading on the stoop. Aww.) Just do it already!
Blam won! Blaine is having a crisis though. He’s just realised that coming to McKinley and everything he’s done since was all for Kurt, and now Kurt isn’t even there. And when Blaine calls to tell him he won the election, Kurt screens his calls because he’s too busy celebrating with Isabelle. Booo Kurt. Baline seems to be reconsidering a lot. Like maybe a transfer back to the Warblers? That sounds about right, especially when you consider today’s casting announcement.
Sugar and Artie are going on a date. Artie’s such a playa.
And (cuteness) – Sam voted for Brittany. The sparks are flying between these two blonde bezzies. Do we sense impending romance?
Finally, and most epically, Rachel makes dinner for Brody. Well, she burns dinner. Then makes a return to her oh so successful picnic date formula (first trotted out in Season 1 episode “Showmance”). She always gets her kiss. Oh, did we just slip that in there too casually? Rachel and Brody kiss! And it’s hot! And it’s steamy! And then Finn shows up! Erk. Awkward! Can. Not. Wait. For next week. — B + K
This week is a monumental one for the Pond Hopping Girls. For so long we have been divided on one Glee kid – Blaine. Blythe loves, Kirsty tolerates. But, this week, we’re finally on the same page and Kirsty is finally on his side. But she still doesn’t understand why he can’t wear socks. Why, Blaine? Why?!
Stand out Performances:
– Blaine’s rendition of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
– Britt and Sam belting out Hole’s “Celebrity Skin”
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Blaine
“Celebrity Skin” – Sam and Brittany
“The Way You Look Tonight / You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Isabelle, Kurt, Rachel
“A Change Would Do You Good” – Rachel and Brody
“We talk and Skype and text as much as possible, but the only time we’re really in sync is when we’re hate-watching Treme together.” – Blaine
“Rumour has it she gave Steve Jobs his first black turtleneck.” – Vogue employee, on Isabelle
“Please tell me you’re going to ask what ‘one-third vintage’ meant last year.”
“Yeah or like why some teams can sing six songs and others only do one…” – Tina, Sam
“You know them as the pimp and the gimp, Artie Abrams and Sam Evans!” – Sue
“Ladies and gentlemen, telling anyone what they can or cannot put to their hair is disgusting. It’s the first step towards tyranny my friends. Next thing you know, they’ll start burning books, and then they’ll probably start burning people, too.” – Blaine
Have a Preview:
Eeeeeeeee! Look at the title!!!! “The Break-Up”… Who’s breaking up? It it Brittana? Jake and Kitty?? Klaine?! Finnchel (fingers crossed)?!? Will and Emma?!?!All of the above?!?!! We can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!