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Glee Review: She's Having A Baby

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One of the things that Glee writers love to do periodically is throw in an episode that just shakes everything up. "Girls (And Boys) on Film" was one such episode.

Relationships that we've watched build have now been broken down. Friends have become enemies. Enemies are becoming friends. 

Big Trouble for Wemma

When we last saw GleeRachel had slipped into the bathroom in her apartment while Brody slept blissfully in the next room. We spent the next few weeks questioning whether Glee would go there again with another pregnancy story. We speculated. We read interviews. We waited.

It looks like they're most definitely going there again.

Rachel is pregnant.

Watching Santana try to pry the information out of Rachel by way of movie choice was classic Santana. Watching her comfort Rachel after confronting her about the test she found in the trashcan showed how much heart the character has. She's a bitch and she's not afraid to tell you the truth, but she'll hug you if you really need it. And tonight Rachel needed it.

I love having Santana back on my screen. She was easily the best part of the New York scenes tonight. (For Santana goodness, check out the Glee quotes page.)

The reveal that upon moving in she waited for the opportune moment to dig through all of Kurt, Rachel and Brody's things was campy and wonderful. Santana wants to know who she's getting into bed with, proverbially speaking, so it's no shock that she would go on such a discovery expedition. Besides, without her dirt quest, how long would it have been before Rachel discovered that her Baby Daddy is peddling his wares to pay for college?

How great was Kurt's "I'm with you" to Santana regarding Brody's shadiness?! Finally, FINALLY someone to say all of the crazy things we've been thinking about Brody! Her continued comparison of him to a Ken doll was hilarious. And perfect.

Kurt's tears during Moulin Rouge were also perfect. Sad, yes, but perfect. Here's a guy who recently hooked up with his ex, his first love and who is still sort of floundering in that loss. He got completely caught up in the moment and gave us a beautiful rendition of "Come What May," all while Adam sat next to him on the couch. 

We haven't seen much of Adam, but I do like what we've seen so far. He seems to understand where Kurt is in his life right now and seems okay with helping Kurt work through it all. His insistence that they go and find a movie of their own felt sweet. Klaine is end game, in my opinion, but there's nothing wrong with Kurt exploring his options.

On that note, Kitty's advice to Marley was to explore her options. Or, rather to collect men like they're diamonds.

Why Marley feels safe confiding in Kitty is beyond me, especially after the bulimia-pushing. I can only imagine that it's brought about because Kitty is the popular girl and Marley is sort of the wallflower and there's a part of Marley that wants to be more like Kitty so she thinks they're really friends when the truth is that Kitty is friends with no one. 

The Marley-Jake-Ryder love triangle and bromance kind of blew up this week. Marley knows Jake wasn't behind the Valentine's Day surprises. Jake knows Marley knew already. Jake also knows that Ryder kissed her. Jake's belief that monogamy and trust works has just been shattered, as has his friendship with Ryder.

Will Marley move on to Ryder now? Will both boys decide not to date her because their friendship is more important? Will Puck and Jake fight over Kitty? Will Jake and Ryder fight because of that kiss? Time will tell if they become a B-plot feud to the showdown coming between Will and Finn.

Finn was adamant that Will had to find Emma. Will was a wet noodle who thought that moping around in his apartment was the right course of action to show Emma how much he cares. He was wrong, of course, and a team of high school students and a recent graduate showed him the light. 

Emma left Will standing at the altar because he went away and when he came back into town she felt like she didn't know him anymore. After him being away for three months and coming home occasionally for events at the school. If she'd said she ran away because he has a tendency to be a douchebag I would've understood. This explanation that we were given tonight I do not understand. 

Will, however, will now never believe Emma's explanation for why she left him standing at the altar because now he knows that Finn kissed her. In his mind, Finn has gone from best man to Public Enemy Number 1 without so much as a conversation with Emma or even the understanding that while it's certainly never okay to kiss your friend's girl, Finn, his best friend, is 19 and has basically no life experience. 

Why did we root for Will and Emma to get together when he was married to Terry only to have this happen to them again? It's so disappointing.

Other notable moments from tonight:

  • The music, with the exception of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl," was great. Check out the Glee music page for the full list.
  • Jacob Artist has amazing legs. Truly, truly amazing. I need more episodes where his legs are on display. Maybe another dodge ball episode. Or he can take up track. More of Jake's legs, please!
  • I love it when this show goes meta. Mr. Pillsbury's speech about how the kids at McKinley choose their colleges a week before graduation when kids in the real world start applying in their junior year was perhaps comical only to me, but I chuckled. That was a pet peeve of mine last year so I'm glad someone finally said something.
What did you think of "Girls (And Boys) On Film?" Are you as exasperated by Wemma as I am? What was your favorite Santana moment tonight?

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I can't stand Finn... He is just awkward in my opinion...
Is it me or at 6:04min after the episode started, Artie crossed his legs??? Even in the wheelchair. Wow!!! I only watch this show for the music, but this is getting awful (the characters are still doing an awesome job in the singing area, but the script sucks; unlike the first 2 seasons). A 19yo boy thinking he is a REAL teacher and kissing the guidance counselor; that's just RIDICULOUS!!! What's next? Telling us he is Rachel's baby daddy?

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Hey nemo, broody is a stupid creep that's not good for Rachel finchel all the way!

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Moment of silence for the boy's hot mashup. Hubba hubba! Great sound, hot moves, and nostalgia all in one! And I've now determined that the only thing better than ONE hot guy sliding around in his socks and white dress shirt is THREE hot guys sliding around in socks and white dress shirt! And I completely agree with the reviewer - Jacob Artist's legs need their own fan page! The "Come What May" performance beat the heck out of the original. I can finally enjoy that song! BEAUTIFUL performance.

Amie

Cont Finally ..I found Wemma's sl completely boring..they just don't do it for me anymore..the writers create these problems for them out of thin air....plus Will is being a total idiot if he is going to take out his anger in a 17yearold boy.....I mean he knows Finn...and the fact that Finn has helped him to find Emma or actually did all the work Will should have been doing.

Amie

I think for the first time since s2, I am really interested in the developing plot..before that I was into the music numbers they did only...but now Glee is getting some of its s1 groove back. First of all I on board with seeing Rachel pregnant. Not becos I want her to have the kid, but because I think her whole sex and the city speech should give her a harsh dose of reality, that she needs to be more responsible. Second I have always been team marley and Ryder becos their relationship had good build up whereas with Jake it was all about marley's constant pining and puppy dog eyes ....never taking the time to notice that he does not really know her and Ryder does....jake is that type of boy you have a crush on, but not the one who is really good for you. For example, Ryder was the one who tried to make her feel better about her self when she started her bulimia...what has Jake done to raise her self esteem if she had to degrade to singing him a song to get him to the Sadie Hawkins dance? Finally I have to say that Wemma does not do it for me anymore....partly because this whole convo they had where Emma made it all about her not recognizing will after she pushed him to do this whole blue panel thing in the first place....plus I think we went over this in s3 ...so now it's like a waste of screen time....also Will is being more of a douche than lately if he decides to take out his anger on a 17 year old boy.. Which is beyond ridiculous when he knows full well who Finn is and that he has no interest in Emma what so ever.

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So in conclusion, NY - Get Maracadise an acting gig! More Adam! Hoping Broady and Rachel survive the whole pregnancy and escort thing. Santana keep being fabulous, Quine should pay a few visits ;) and more on the FUNNY girl play! School - Get Blain a new bf, Marly an Rider for sure! Will, Fin and Tina are expired to me... More on the love between Sam and Brittany. Jake needs to get with the evil one dating his brother i forget her name.. but they match, maybe have a puk family feud over her! And more of suie maybe start a pot with her an the evil one suie is fading out an I dont like it...

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Im probably going to get hated for this but im over Mr shoe an Fin... I did not miss them when they were gone and I do not like them back.. Fin is just an annoying obstacle in Rachel's way to stardom and the character gets on my nervous... i could car less about Will although I do like Ema...
IF there is a baby get rid of it! im against abortions so maybe a miscarriage, I dont care how they do it but they need to get rid of the baby plot line! Its crazy we have seen in b4 with Quin and it does not do Rachel's character any good!
I agree the Girls song was HORRIBLE.. reason being YUNIQE!! Yuniqe is my absoulte worst character maybe its because i dislike the actor because he was obnoxious, rude and extremely self centered on the Glee project. But his Character is also annoying his voice ruined the whole song his sleeves on the dress made the whole group look awkwardly mismatched. Everything about him is dislikable. I love Broodys character hope hes not written off... So in conclusion, NY - Get Maracadise an acting gig! More Adam! Hoping Broady and Rachel survive the whole pregnancy and escort thing. Santana keep being fabulous, Quine should pay a few visits ;) and more on the FUNNY girl play! School - Get Blain a new bf, Marly an Rider for sure! Will, Fin and Tina are expired to me... More on the love between Sam and Brittany. Jake needs to get with the evil one dating his brother i forget her name.. but they match, maybe have a puk family feud over her! And more of suie maybe start a pot with her an the evil one suie is fading out an I dont like it...

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Okay I'm Loving Glee but I would do thing a lot differently if I was running the show. Ill start by saying I love that Santana is back she was always a favorit and I love how real and open she is, i think its Genius that all the old cast is ending up in NY.. Personally I get disappointed every time they cut back to the school.. if it were up to me I would land Mercedes (i miss her) a acting gig in Ny as well and move her over, making her the 1st one to reach stardom out of the clan... maybe make a whole NY based spin of show, or move everyone to LA an do it there so its not too compared to SMASH. Im team Marly an Rider all the way! The new puk kid is one of my least favorits and I find that his character laks depth.
Loved Blain and Kurts number but i think they should be done... In the real world love between high school sweat hearts rarely make it to collage an it was cute as it lasted... I would love to see more of Adam though I really like him. Im probably going to get hated for this but im over Mr shoe an Fin... I did not miss them when they were gone and I do not like them back.. Fin is just an annoying obstacle in Rachel's way to stardom and the character gets on my nervous... i could car less about Will although I do like Ema... IF there is a baby get rid of it! im against abortions so maybe a miscarriage, I dont care how they do it but they need to get rid of the baby plot line! Its crazy we have seen in b4 with Quin and it does not do Rachel's character any good! I agree the Girls song was HORRIBLE.. reason being YUNIQE!! Yuniqe is my absoulte worst character maybe its because i dislike the actor because he was obnoxious, rude and extremely self centered on the Glee project. But his Character is also annoying his voice ruined the whole song his sleeves on the dress made the whole group look awkwardly mismatched. Everything about him is dislikable. I love Broodys character hope hes not written off... So in conclusion, NY - Get Maracadise an acting gig! More Adam! Hoping Broady and Rachel survive the whole pregnancy and escort thing. Santana keep being fabulous, Quine should pay a few visits ;) and more on the FUNNY girl play! School - Get Blain a new bf, Marly an Rider for sure! Will, Fin and Tina are expired to me... More on the love between Sam and Brittany. Jake needs to get with the evil one dating his brother i forget her name.. but they match, maybe have a puk family feud over her! And more of suie maybe start a pot with her an the evil one suie is fading out an I dont like it...

Deann

I am with TV!Garth, last nights ep was AWESOME, right from that wonderful first number, which was elegant, beautiful and perfectly choreographed to The DangerZone/Old Time Rock and Roll mashup with lots of hot young lads clad in tighty whities and socks! I LOVED the music, and I adored how caring Santana was with Rachel when she needed a hug and compassion. I loved all her quips and witty asides, too. Glee wouldn't be Glee without Santana keepin' it real! I also really hope that Emma and Will get back together, because that whole thing with Finn has been blown out of porportion. It was just a kiss, for heaven's sake! Get over it, Will, you're an adult and he's still a teenager! I loved In Your Eyes, which always makes me cry. And I hope that Brody gets kicked to the curb, because if he is a drug dealer, he needs to go, now.