I forgot how empty my life feels without the presence of Glee. But now Glee is back and I can finally live again!
The new episode of Glee brings a new character, Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan who only wears green. Brittany is certain he is a leprechaun and Rory doesn’t correct because she promised him her “pot of gold” if he granted her 3 wishes. Since Rory is a virgin and 12 years old, this is highly motivating and continues granting wishes throughout the episode.
I understand that Glee cannot exist without an overabundance of stereotypes, but Rory’s stereotype brings out the worst in stereotypes at school. Exhibit A: (see above photo) Only the most mullet-y characters pick on Rory and demand he admit that U2 is overrated. First of all, this is the most fantastic display of mullets I’ve seen this decade and secondly, Rory is waaaaaay too young to know who U2 is.
Glee club is continuing to fall apart as Mercedes recruits other members to Shelby’s club, or The Shelby Plus One Experience, starring tone deaf Sugar Motta. Mercedes plays the “girl card” with Santana because she knows that Santana loves the ladies. Then Santana plays the “leprechaun card” to get Brittany to switch clubs as well. And the chain of manipulation continues. Glee: teaching morals and manipulation skills to kids all over America.
Once the ladies’ group is created, they crash Sugar’s spoiled-rich-girl-party-of-one-club, informing her she will be the backup. They then decide on a truly fierce girl group name: The Troubletones. It seems like girls are really the ones “who run the world.”
The Troubletones have their first rehearsal/fully produced, costumed and choreographed number which, by no surprise, they nail as Finn and Mr. Shu watch. What I love about the Troubletones is how well they represent girl power by dressing in 50′s outfits, an era where women only had power in the kitchen, and by singing Candyman, a song about how sweet a man with multiple tattoos is. If you don’t believe me, check out the lyrics.
While a competing group is assembling, Glee is falling apart due to the arts-hating Sue. Through her campaigning and TV appearances she has managed to piss off every parent in Ohio and cause the principal to pull funding on the school play. Of course Mr. Shu is pissed and Rachel is dying a dramatic death because she was going to change her name to Maria. Whatever will the Glee club do without a way to showcase Rachel’s talent and feed her ever-growing obnoxious ego?
Kurt tells Burt the news and Burt is outraged because he knows how important musicals are to gays. He is so enraged in fact that he decides to gather up benefactors from around town to create a budget for the play. Not only does Burt save the play, he makes it’s personal goal to make sure Sue goes down. By going down, I mean he wants her to lose the election. Shit is getting real on Glee folks!
So now Burt is running for office and making a stand for the arts, hogging up Sue’s spotlight on local TV. And he finally takes his hat off!
As if that’s not enough for the first episode back, Quinn is making aggressive strides toward her new personal goal: Operation Take Baby Back. It seems like around this time last year, she wanted nothing more than to give the baby away and return to her normal life as a slutty cheerleader who pretends she’s really religious. Puck is in on it at first, but then realizes that Shelby is a MILF who might let him “spend the night” and quickly undoes all of Quinn’s careful sabotage work.
Also, Santana and Brittany are dating for reals now, except Brittany doesn’t know what that means and they hide their hand-holding under napkins.
All in all, my interests are piqued with this episode as I’m curious as to how they plan to destroy the adorable naive spirit of the sweet Irish boy, Rory, which they will definitely do.
Since it’s been soooooo long since the last new episode of Glee, you should click here for a reminder.