Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Glee Episode 16 Recap � "Home" Episode

Sue is under the impression that she�s getting her own cover story in a magazine based on her A+ coaching skills. She is devoting all her time to making sure that no one gets in the way of making her look her best and that of course includes glee. She hijacks the auditorium for her Cheerios, making it impossible for the glee kids to rehearse. Will needs to find a new place for them all to practice because the Cheerios apparently can�t stand the wind. Couldn�t they just rehearse in the gym? Wouldn�t that have more room? Anyway, Will�s first idea for a space is the town roller rink. And wouldn�t you know it his old pal April (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) is the new owner. She�s very excited to see Will because she just had a sex dream about him and immediately ropes him into performing a duet of Fire. She�ll do anything for the permed wonder and agrees to allow the kids to use the space. In return she asks Will to allow her to stay with him in his apartment because she�s lonely. Will tries not to let it bother him when she shows up with her own booze but soon enough they�re in the same bed belting out some Burt Bacharach. They�re both lonely and One Less Bell to Answer is the obvious song of choice for the blues.

Sue wants all her Cheerios in top form for when the interview takes place and sets out to critique their physical appearances in the harshest ways possible. She�s annoyed that Mercedes refuses to wear the normal girls skirt with her uniform and Kurt tells her she shouldn�t be embarrassed of her body. Quick to defend herself, Mercedes reasons that she was only afraid to show more skin for fear of starting a sex riot. Hahaha get it girl. Sue isn�t laughing and demands she lose 10 pounds in a week and Kurt can join her. Eesh. Mercedes takes the healthy approach but it�s not good enough. Everyone is pressuring her to do whatever it takes to lose the weight. Kurt tells her to eat nothing but celery and Santana tells her to drink Sue�s weight cleanse drink that�s really nothing but a mixture of a bunch of nasty things to irritate the bowels. I don�t go around talking about bowels being irritated, i�m just quoting Sue here. Mercedes starts to snap at her friends and her mind turns Artie into a piece of cheese cake and Jesse into a hamburger. She faints from starving herself and Quinn comes to her mental rescue. Mercedes doesn�t really want to hear any advice from the �pretty blonde with the white girl ass� and I don�t entirely blame her. But Quinn is right in telling Mercedes she�s beautiful and she should be healthy for her and not someone else. It�s nice seeing Quinn being human. And there�s the baby bump! Mercedes sabotages (although for a good cause) the Cheerio performance and sings
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera and most of the school joins in.

Kurt hasn�t given up on his crush on Finn and decides to use his dad as bait to get what he wants. He sets up Burt with Finn�s mom and they hit it off better than expected. So well that Finn�s mom is selling her old furniture and Kurt is picking out bedroom sets for the room he intends to share with a bewildered Finn. Kurt is being such a creeper here. He serenades Finn with A House Is Not a Home in front of the rest of Glee and it�s really awkward to me. Sure he sounds great but does he really think he�s going to convert Finn here? I think Finn is trying to block out Kurt�s advances and spends his time singing and thinking about his dad. Finn and Kurt accompany their parents on their date and Finn gets to see with his own eyes that his mom loves Burt. It�s so weird seeing Mike O�Malley without a hat on. Kurt�s plan backfires here when Finn and Burt bond over sports and he feels left out. You can�t have it all Kurt! You wanted to share your dad.

Kurt tries to get Finn to agree to break up their parents and it instead gets Finn into a massive fight with his mom. Finn is understandably comfortable with the life he has with his mother because its the only thing he�s ever known. His mom isn�t happy and while she misses her husband, she wants more out of life. I understand that she deserves that but I thought her basically implying that Finn should stop wasting his time thinking about his dad because he never got a chance to know him was weird and kind of harsh. It�s not Finn�s fault his dad died before he got to know him and it doesn�t make his feelings any less important. Finn and Burt share a moment and Finn accepts Burt into his life. I almost cried when Finn offered Burt his father�s old chair. April then buys the auditorium (from the school?) and the rest of the Glee kids have a home.

I really like that the show is making an effort to showcase some other characters and give them their own storylines but i felt it could have been possible to do it without slowing things down so much. I feel like Kristin did the majority of the singing tonight when I would have rather heard from some of the others. I also enjoyed seeing Jesse�s lovely face for however brief a moment it was. Even as a hamburger he is a welcome presence in my book.

Source: Rickey

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