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Thursday, December 10, 2009

GLEE "Sectionals" Review (Episode 13)

On tonight's fall finale of GLEE, "Sectionals," New Directions finally headed to the long-awaited show choir competition. Glee has been building up to this moment since the pilot and it was quite a journey to get here. So much happened tonight that I think I need to break it down a bit:

Will, Terri, and Emma

After a dramatic, slow motion running montage set to "My Life Would Suck Without You," Will and Emma finally kissed. Maybe it was a little clich├ęd, but I don't care because that scene made me swoon and feel warm and fuzzy inside. They are just too cute together. Unfortunately, I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Terri and I have a feeling she'll be back next year to fight for her man.

Finn and Quinn

I was hoping that Finn would figure out on his own that he wasn't the father of Quinn's baby, but leave it to Rachel to ferret out the truth (that girl doesn't miss a thing). No matter how it happened, at least he discovered that Quinn was lying to him (and that you can't actually get a girl pregnant via a hot tub). He handled the news about as well as could be expected and you really can't blame the guy for being mad. He seemed grateful to Rachel for being the one to tell him. Maybe that will bring them closer together?


After a few setbacks, like the Jane Adams school stealing their wheelchair choreography, New Directions rallied to put on a show-stopping performance. It's too bad Mercedes wasn't able to do "And I Am Telling You," but Rachel pulled off a "Don't Rain on My Parade" that Barbra Streisand herself would be proud of. All this week the Glee promos showed them singing "You Can't Always Get What You Want," so that song choice wasn't exactly a surprise, but it was a great moment anyway. Once the audience stood up and started dancing, I knew they were going to win. Random observation: did anyone else notice that Sarah from True Blood was one of the judges?

Sue Sylvester

Sue Sylvester has to be one of the most evil villains on TV right now. Will outsmarted her this time, but you know she'll come back from Boca better than ever. As usual, she had some of the best lines. Here are a few:

"Hey buddy, I just came by to feed my Venus fly-trap."

"I'm reasonably confident you'll be adding revenge to the long list of things you're no good at, right next to... finding a hairstyle that doesn't make you look like a lesbian."

"You are about to board the Sue Sylvester Express. Destination: HORROR!"

I also have to mention the Brittany/Santana moment that had me laughing out loud:

Santana: "Sex is not dating."
Brittany: "If it were, Santana and I would be dating."

Tonight's Glee met my expectations for a fall finale and then some. Will and Emma, Finn and Quinn, sectionals – it was really satisfying to see some progression on these storylines and I am so happy that they didn't leave us with any major cliffhangers. I don't know what I'm going to do without new episodes until April. It's going to be a LONG winter, Gleeks, but I look forward to next spring!

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