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Glee: Pot O' Gold

After a month-long hiatus that seemed to take a decade, Glee is back. *does Irish jig*

Top O’ the Rory To Ya

And so begins the tenure of the first of our two Glee Project winners. Rory’s introduction was a lot of fun, mainly because it gave a lot of screen time Brittany’s adorable innocence, and Lord Tubbington returned! Rory’s shiny-eyed smiles were a bit creepy, but after the fifth locker slam I just had to pity the guy. Thankfully Captain Finn was there to recruit him.

Hummel for President

Burt didn’t just come through for Kurt and the New Directions, he singlehandedly raised 2004 dollars in about 5 seconds flat. He’s the antithesis to Sue, and Mike O’Malley nails every scene that he’s in. I’m very much looking forward to him taking Sue down.

Troubletone Town

Mercedes is recruiting for her new rival glee club. Now that she’s got Santana and Brittany with her, The Troubletones might just stand a chance at giving the New Directions some competition. I wonder if Mercedes knows she’s in bed with a snake. Santana may be happy to share the spotlight with her to begin with, but not forever. Santana also only really cares about Brittany, so she’ll have no qualms about screwing Mercedes over if she gets in Santana’s way. I hope I’m wrong, because I’m sure The Troubletones haven’t reached their zenith yet. Candyman was good, but forgive me if I’m not shaking in my Uggs just yet.

The Plan That Rocks the Cradle

Puck’s desire to be a good father is making him so much more likeable, especially when contrasted with Quinn’s new levels of dastardly-ness. I was surprised that Quinn could be so cold – it would be slightly more understandable if she was just desperate to take care of Beth, but she already gave her away, and she wants her back for the most selfish of reasons. She wants to own Beth, for Beth to be a perfect little bundle of love that fills Quinn’s sad life up, when it should be parent making life wonderful for the child. She even has the nerve to tell Puck to get a better job despite not having any job herself. Yes folks, Quinn needs a slap of the wake-up variety.


- This episode probably introduced a lot of younger viewers to some great songs they’d never have heard otherwise.

- Puck is really making an effort with his pool cleaning business and with Beth, and he likes the older woman. Shelby is kind of lonely and desperate. Makes sense that they’d get together!

- “Lord Tubbington’s poops are crispy and delicious!”

- The rules that mean Burt gets equal screentime on Sue’s show are ridiculous, but I don’t care!

- Finn was trying hard to be the leader this episode, but he came off looking like a bit of a jerk for half the episode. On the other hand, Blaine pointed out Finn’s hypocrisy and got all of New Directions smiling and dancing. Move over, Hudson.

Didn’t Love

- The Blaine and Rachel Show? Quit whining Santana, I’d pay to see that!

- Lord Tubbington is still smoking. Bad kitty, cat breath is bad enough already!

- Shelby complaining about being a single mother, after deciding of her own free will to adopt Beth. Should I cut her some slack? No, she already gave Rachel away, and then rejected her after orchestrating a reunion.

- The Troubletones’s name is great, but makes me think of The Overtones each time I hear it. Maybe this is deliberate, since The Troubletones are sort of the female and American equivalent to The Overtones.

- After Santana told Rory to disappear, I thought he might do something stupid and hurt himself. Santana can be a real bitch sometimes!

Glee Against The Music

Bein' Green from The Muppets performed by Rory:
Good, and a refreshing change of pace for Glee. But I just kept thinking that Lorne did it better. C+

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry performed by Blaine and Mike with the New Directions:
I guess Blaine’s favourite album is Teenage Dream, huh? As soon as I heard the original, I was desperate for Katy Perry to release it, and then she did about a year later. She made a brilliant video with Darren Criss and Kevin McHale (Blaine and Artie) in it. So, Glee could never top that, but Blaine did a pretty damn good tribute. B+

Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner performed by Puck:
Really pretty, but not a patch on the original. C+

Candyman by Christina Aguilera performed by The Troubletones:
High production values, sexy outfits, great vocals. Mercedes is clearly a fan of Aguilera, and her songs really suit Mercedes’ voice. B+

Take Care Of Yourself by Teddy Thompson performed by Rory:
Wow. That Damian McGinty has got an absolutely gorgeous falsetto. A-

Quotes for Gleeks

Finn: “In America, dudes don’t ask dudes to be their friends — except on Facebook, but even then it can take years.”

Santana: “Here’s what’s gonna go down. Leprechaun, starring a young Jen Aniston, is my favorite movie. I learned me two things. One, leprechauns like fixing shoe buckles because they’re gay. And two, they grant wishes. You’re going to grant me a wish.”

Puck: “What really makes my nipple ring twitch are the cougars. That sun-kissed, leathery skin means that they’ve done the nasty in all sorts of exotic places, like Florida or New Mexico.”

Sue: “Hold on there, Cheese Grits. You mess with me, I will Temple of Doom my way through your chest and pull out your still-pumping artificial heart, which I will then hook up to my car to power us down to the lumber jack convention for some deep discounts on the midwest's largest selection of ill-fitting flannel.”

Santana: “I wanna talk about the thing that we never talk about.”
Brittany: “That Sour Patch Kids are just Gummy Bears that turned to drugs?”

Rachel: “You can't cancel the musical. I was considering changing my name to Maria.”

Santana: “You are such a bacon-wrapped bug-eyed hypocrite. It's friggin' hilarious how jealous of Blaine you are. Every time he opens his dreamboat acapella mouth, you're just itching to kick him right in the Warblers.”

Sue: “I heard. And I am literally horny with fear.”

Some fantastic quotes this week, but Sue is back on top with Quote of the Week: “If this nation wants to impress its future Chinese overlords, we need to get our priorities straight.”

I really enjoyed this one. Three and a half out of four candy bar poops.


  1. Burt Hummel rocks. The new guy seems okay and has an amazing vocal range, although now that he's been outed as not being a leprechaun, I hope he doesn't wear green any more. Litter box candy? Blech!!!

    I've always liked Puck, and I was hoping he'd fix Quinn's sabotage. But this particular romantic choice is only going to backfire on him. I understand why Quinn is so fixated on getting Beth back, too. A lot of people think that having a baby will change everything. And it does, but not in the way they're thinking.

    The Sour Patch line had me laughing for five minutes, I don't really know why.

  2. I'm struggling with this season of Glee: not only have they not learned from last season, they seem to have taken the worst points and made them the focus.

    There's the incoherent characterisation (Finn's animosity to Blaine when they'd been shown hanging out with Burt and Kurt at the end of the last series) Sue's renewed enmity for the Glee Club, Kurt's mania on doing more extra-curricular stuff (despite being in New Directions, the Cheerios and the football team - the writers seem to have forgotten those last two) and Shelby's reappearance.

    Then there's too many characters and I'm just not given enough time to care about them - Shelby, Sugar Motta, Rory (he does have a beautiful accent so I'll give him time) and I'm sure there'll be more. It means I miss out on the characters I do care about: more Blaine! More Bieste!

    This episode did strike me as quite weak - sometimes they go a bit far with Brittany's stupidity and it becomes awkward instead of funny - and I didn't enjoy any of the songs. Loved Burt beating up Sue and more Brittana though.

  3. I have never enjoyed Brittany's increased presence on this show. i loved her in small doses during the first season, but from season two on, I have despised the increased focus on her stupidity. Santa Clause? Edible cat poop? Leprechans? None of this is funny. It is sad and a waste of screen time that could be used on other characters. Can the writers at least say that she takes special ed classes, which is why she made it to senior year.

  4. I was so bored, I stopped half way through and I'm not sure if I'll watch again. The originality of S1 has been lost, and I just don't get it any more. Even Sue failed to make me laugh :(


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