“Glee” Episode 304 Recap: “Lord Tubbington Thinks You’re Purrfect, and So Do I.”

 
 

Brittany
hesitates. “I really don’t want to be known as a quitter. Doesn’t my
presidential
campaign need continuity?”

Campaign manager Santana seems to think that’s reasonable. Clearly she did not
manage Sarah Palin’s political career.

“Can I think about it for like a day?” Brittany asks.

Santana seems upset, and a little surprised, but says, of course. “But in
the meantime, I do have one more wish. I wish you’d hold my hand.”

So they hold hands. Although Santana does cover their hands with a napkin. Oh,
Santana.

I saw a lot of negative reaction to this on Twitter, and
references to promises from the show’s producers that the Brittana fandom would
get what we’d been waiting for in this episode.

Unlike a lot of other fans, I wasn’t disappointed and I
wasn’t surprised. I loved it. What we got was an explicit acknowledgement that
the two girls are a couple, even if Santana is still freaked out about being
too open. That’s something we kept saying we wanted, remember?

And it’s not like we didn’t see last season that these two
are already having sex together, and get told in tonight’s episode that they
were having sex now, too. (Well, if by “sex” you mean
“bath,” which I as a Xena/Gabrielle shipper from way back have come
to understand as code for lesbian sex on television. At least in this episode;
have we forgotten last season’s scissoring?)

So if they’re already having sex, then were we really waiting to see more
kissing? Don’t get me wrong, I want to see the sweet lady kisses, but for the
moment knowing they’re happening is enough. What I wanted was an explicit
statement that they were a couple. So you know, I was happy. I squeed. I helped
break Twitter.

Anyway, back on the show… Puck is cleaning a pool with his
new assistant and rhapsodizing about cougars. However, the next one who hits on
him gets treated to cell phone photos of his daughter, and that’s not the hot
pool boy encounter said cougar had in mind.

Later, Quinn and Puck are together at school, and we see a
side of Quinn that’s really very scary – not in a funny way, like her
pink-haired skank days, but total breakdown scary.

One of the best scenes with Quinn ever, in my opinion, was
when she told Rachel why she should just stay away from Finn and let Quinn have
him, because Rachel was going to be a star but Quinn was going to stay in Lima, marry Finn, and
become a real estate agent. That was when I realized that Quinn didn’t have any
belief in herself at all, not in her beauty, her talent, or her value as a
human being.

It was sad. It really was. But it wasn’t terrifying like
tonight’s admission that she believed getting Beth back was the only worthwhile
thing she’d ever do in her life. She calls Beth her “one perfect
thing,” also scary. Babies are not “things.” Quinn is pegging
her entire future, her whole identity, on Beth. It’s delusional. It’s so messed
up. It’s heartbreaking, but it’s so troubling it’s almost like my compassion is
being overwhelmed by my desire to get her admitted to a residential care
facility yesterday.

In the choir room, we get the good news about Kurt’s dad
saving the musical, and Blaine
gets up and sings while Finn gives him the evil eye. Why, Finn, why don’t you
like Blaine? (I actually know; Santana’s right that he’s
jealous. I’m not really asking, just deploring.)

So Blaine rocks out to Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night
(T.G.I.F.),” while Santana glares at him and drags Brittany away from his clutches. So cute.
She then sits down in the back row and watches everyone else, even Finn, sing
and dance along, “No me gusta” written all over her face.

Blaine and Kurt dance, and it would be super cute if Blaine didn’t look like a
total idiot in his tight clothes, short pants, and stupid hat.

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