“Glee” Episode 210 Recap: Christmas time will always be, just as long as we have “Glee”


And then
Brittany comes in and does the best Cindy Lou Hoo in the history of American
television. (And someone on Twitter informed me that her hairstyle is from the
live action film version of the Grinch, so it’s not like I’m imagining it.)

she asks, surveying the wreckage.

Sue the Grinch says, in a falsely hardy Santa voice. “What are you doing

bringing a gift for the homeless kids,” she says softly. “It’s a
dollhouse. At least their dolls won’t be homeless.”

Sue trots
out the “one of the lights on the tree isn’t working” story, and
tells her to shuffle on home — then takes that gift and all the rest off in a
wagon pulled by Becky the reindog. (Then we had a Victoria’s Secret commercial,
although I suspect the Jane Lynch/kd lang/Brittany lesbian fan base was only
accidentally the target audience.)

When the
glee kids discover what happened, they’re despondent. Mr. Schue blames Sue, but
Brittany insists it was Santa and that he’d bring everything back just like he
promised her.

Will says as Artie nods at him meaningfully. “Are you sure Santa was a boy
and not a girl, Brittany?” (Brittany presumably isn’t always sure about
that. Maybe Santas are just gay Grinches?)

swear on my life,” she says. “Santa’s a boy. Everbody knows

stage-whispers, “It was probably one of the boys on the football
team,” and Will decides it wasn’t Sue.

Finn throws
up his hands. “All over the world, way worse things than this have
happened. I’m not going to let it get us down. ‘Tis the season.”

agrees, and he gathers the students to clean up the mess. Rachel tells Finn
that as the leaders of the club, they have to make it right.

They head
to a Christmas tree lot to get a new tree, where Rachel tries to mend things
with Finn. And for a minute, it looks like it might work. They sing George Michael‘s “Last
Christmas,” and I realized two things. One, I’m a total slave to these
scenes out in the real world where everyone’s singing and no one thinks it’s
odd or seems to notice. And two, I really like Rachel and Finn a lot more as a
couple when they’re all angsty and broken up than when they’re happy and

Anyway, at
the end of the song, Rachel tells him that last Christmas, she asked Santa for
him. They kiss, mostly but not entirely at Rachel’s instigation, but Finn
pushes her away. “It’s not last year anymore … You mess me up, Rachel.
Can’t you see how screwed up I am about this? I’ve had two girlfriends and both
of them have cheated on me.” And he officially breaks up with her. And me,
I’m feeling really sorry for him. Poor little Frankenteen.

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