GLEE 1.04 “Preggers”
Damn. I’m still trying to catch my breath from this week’s episode. While it was a little less singing-heavy than the past three eps, this one made up for it with raw emotion. What other show features dancing football players, middle-age doll collectors and surprise pregnancies? I think you know the answer to that question so just follow the jump 🙂
First let me start off by apologizing for the delay. My internet is down at the apartment so I have to come to campus whenever I want to browse the interwebs. Hopefully the problem will be fixed Monday. Thanks for your kind, warm understanding.
Now that we have that out of the way, we can get down to business. This was a very different episode of GLEE. There were three major storylines going on Wednesday night and two of which were not resolved by the end of the hour. Let’s start with the one that was resolved.
Kurt’s gay. I don’t know if you realized or anything…but he is. Shocker, right? Anyway, the ep opens with Kurt, Tina and Britt (the usually-silent cheerleader) dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. It. Is. Hilarious. When Kurt’s uber-butch Dad crashes the little dance session, the girls offer the explanation that Kurt is the new kicker for the football team.
This launches him into a dance-filled journey that ends in him coming out to his dad in the end. “I’ve known since you were three,” his dad says. “All you wanted for your birthday was a pair of sensible heels.” For all of the funny, I thought this scene was very honest and very touching. His dad tells him that while he “isn’t in love” with the idea, he loves Kurt just the way he is. Then he follows it up with “You’re sure, right?”
The only thing better than this scene was the entire football team doing the “Single Ladies” dance at the big game. The game Kurt wins.
The biggest storyline in this ep, though, is a shocking one. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, STOP READING RIGHT NOW. SPOILER ALERT……
Quinn is freaking pregnant. Quinn. The president of the celibacy club. She confesses this to Finn in the hallway, claiming that it’s his. He’s confused because they haven’t had sex but Quinn reminds him of their hot tub make out session. Remember Finn’s little…premature ejaculation issue? Apparently hot tub water is the perfect temp. Being the thick-headed QB that he is, Finn believes this confession at once.
It’s sweet, actually. He gives Quinn his old baby blanket and assures her that he’ll take care of the baby. Then the anvil drops. The baby belongs to Puck, Finn’s burly BFF. “I had sex with you because you got me drunk on wine coolers and I felt fat that day,” Quinn tells him without remorse. I felt bad kinda when I laughed at that line. Puck also pleads with her, promising he would take care of both her and the baby. She doesn’t believe him. She says he’ll always be a “Lima Loser” (Lima, OH is where they live, btw). You know the writers are good when they make me feel bad for a meathead, Mohawk-ed football player.
Quinn finally exiles herself to her car, crying in the rain. Diana Agron’s acting was fantastic and it was great to see her in the spotlight. I really like her character and kind of sympathize with her, regardless of her bad decisions. Who’s waiting in the car to offer her moral and maternal support? Just crazy Terri. She wants that baby and I’m guessing she’ll do anything to get it.
The last major storyline in this ep is Rachel quitting Glee Club. The bitch. Will gives Tina her first solo (“Tonight” from West Side Story), sending Rachel into an outrage. She wants to be the star at all time. Thankfully Will doesn’t let up and we get to see Tina rehearse the solo. Jenna Ushkowitz has a phenomenal voice and it was really refreshing to see her get a little spotlight action, too.
Sue and Sandy (that has a nice ring to it, actually) implement their plot to destroy Glee by casting for a musical and, of course, Rachel auditions. We get to hear about 45 seconds of her version of “Taking Chances” (Celine who?) before Sandy tells her she landed the lead role. Once she’s sure Will won’t give her the solo in Glee Club, she quits ans informs Sandy that she’s his exclusively.
What I love about this show is that every time you think you know a character, the writers shake things up. Quinn was a total bitch in the first couple of eps but now I’m starting to sympathize with her.The same with Puck. And then you have Rachel who you obviously want to succeed and get Finn. But the way she acted in this ep…well, the writers keep you from putting any of the characters on a pedestal.
Shit guys. What’s next? What’s Quinn going to do now that Puck (and two other football players) has joined the Club? Will Finn find out the dirty little secret? And when the eff will Rachel stop being so selfish?
What do we have to look forward to next week? Two words: Kristin Chenoweth
Keep on singing!