This episode was mostly about blondes.
Sue and Cassandra are similar characters — on the surface, unquestionably awful. And yet, our experience with Sue Sylvester has shown us that she’s actually very true to her word, even if she says things that are bizarre. And Cassandra, we didn’t need the experience of, because her name told the entire tale. Blessed with the gift of prophecy, she’s cursed with the appearance of being crazy, so nobody believes her. Her name told us from the very beginning that every word that comes out of her mouth is to be believed. Rachel could play Willy Loman, Shrek and Maria von Trapp. Could she be living in a fantasy world? Also, hey, Brody backstory. Also “Schwimmer” — are they going to Ross-and-Rachel Finn and Rachel? I’m dying for Rachel to say, at some point this season, “but we were on a break”.
And then there’s Brittany, who thinks Kurt and Rachel are in heaven — but then again, so do Kurt and Rachel. And she thinks she’s doing a voice over, which seems crazy, except she really is doing a voice over. And while she struggles with algebra, she was able to manipulate everyone at McKinley into playing into her narrative of Brittany Breakdown. She even managed to get through it without shaving her head, which I’m certain was totally her plan in the first place.
Also, Becky can’t spell her name, but she’s not the worst at algebra. I know people with PhDs who did worse on high school algebra tests than that.
And then we have Sam, who figured out Brittany’s plan and loved her for it instead of condemning her for it. Let’s hear it for the blondes.
I’m finding the New York story really fascinating, because we see Rachel and Kurt — remember how Rachel reached out to a lonely Kurt? Now they’re helping each other. Rachel is obsessed with not being wanted by Finn, while her ingenue-chasing friend Brody quite literally ignores the writing on the wall.
Still not into Marley Sue (but much happier since that moniker seems to have stuck with her), although I’m still interested in Mama Rose (especially after Ryan Murphy’s tweet).
Delighted to see Puck (and that his pool cleaning business is doing very well) and delighted to see Will following in his tradition of doing horrible things to convince students to join glee club. Jake really is the new Finn.
There’s gotta be something to Kurt and Rachel riding their bikes in their new apartment. Ideas?