It’s back! I’m super excited. And this episode felt the way I expected it to. Awkward.
Also, I’m hopped up on pain killers right now, so I’m not even going to make pretenses of being coherent. These are just notes.
It’s an episode where they had to establish a bunch of new rules for the Glee-verse.
Not only does it take place in two main places now, but the rules have changed. Glee kids can sit with Cheerios. Or at least they could while they were willing to be assholes.
Sue does baby talk.
Gay kids do have the choice of being sad underacheivers.
Rachel is still very brave, very much a star and very much able to navigate NYADA the way she navigated McKinley. If you have to wash at 3am to do what you need to do, you wash at 3am.
High School is all about being the right kind of special.
Marley is also passing. Or was. She’s also really boring. I expect she will grow on me. I love Marley’s mom. She reminds me of the best adults I ever met when I was a kid.
Cassandra July is interesting. Because as much as she’s April Rhodes 2.0, she’s more depressing and pathetic than April Rhodes, because at least April’s drinking seemed to make her at least temporarily happy. Cassandra seems to simply numb the pain. You have to wonder about her role. And we can assume, because of Glee’s love of symbols writ large that her name has something to do with it. Cassandra in mythology can see the future, and it’s a burden to her. July is the month named for Julius Caesar. Ideas anyone?
At the table when Sam is having a go at Unique, telling her to remove her makeup, Unique looks towards Blaine and Tina, and then Blaine backs Sam up. He’s telling her it’s easy to be someone else while you need to. No big deal, right?
I want Brett to make the glee club after all. Actually, I want everyone who wants to be in the glee club to get in. Like it used to be. And De’wanda. She was awesome.
It’s hard to argue with the people who’ve been saying all along that Will is racist when he cuts Jake off mid-audition but listens to Marley the whole way through. I like Jake and the chip on his shoulder.
Hands up who had any idea that Barbra Streisand had covered New York State of Mind? REALLY?
This is all completely out of order, and I apologise.
Did anyone else twig the “you’re stuck” conversation as a passage/death/afterlife conversation? Like Blaine was talking to a ghost? Blaine also skips double dutch after several little girls with pigtails and braids. Of course he does.
Man, everything I watch set in New York City makes me want to be in New York City.