“Glee” Episode 310 Recap: We Found Love in a Swimming Pool

 
 

Will and, for some reason I don’t understand, Finn, are at Diamond Basement, shopping for Emma’s engagement ring. Will asks Finn to be his best man. “You taught me more about being a man than anyone I know.”

Because Will is pathetic and has no adult friends? I have no idea. This really freaks me out. Although not as much as what Finn says next freaks Will out: he’s considering enlisting in the army, like his war hero dad.

The next day, the girls take their turn, singing a beautiful rendition of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Rachel, Tina, Mercedes, and Santana sing both solo and together, and it’s really stunning. So is Rachel’s dress.

As they sing, each girl remembers a “first” she shared with her true love: Rachel, of course, sees Finn in her mind. Tina remembers a picnic with Mike. Santana thinks of Brittany, in the most-rewound ten seconds in lesbian television history, and Mercedes thinks of… Sam.

 

The song is not just beautiful, it’s very moving, and while Will is still applauding, Mercedes runs out in tears.

The other girls follow her to the rest room, and she confesses she still has feelings for Sam. “Just take it slow and follow your heart,” Rachel tells her.

That evening, Will has Emma’s parents over. While he’s making “decaf chamomile tea” for her mother, she wonders why their Christmas tree is still up in mid-January.

“Just be grateful Comrade Obama still allows Christmas,” Emma’s father says.

Will makes his pitch, and they refuse to give their blessing to his marriage because Emma is too sick to handle marriage and children. Which doesn’t surprise me. What surprises me is that Will seems to agree with them.

In the choir room, the Glee kids confront Artie about leading Becky on, because they don’t want her to get hurt – except Santana, who says, “I’m not. I know her. This girl’s a sly, conniving bitch.” Santana Lopez, keeping it real.

But Artie doesn’t accept the Becky-vention. “You guys talk about how it’s okay to be different, how it’s what’s inside you that counts. But I think you’re just as narrow-minded as everyone else in this school.

“I like Becky. She knows what it’s like to be trapped by a disability. She doesn’t care what people think of her. She’s really optimistic about life, which is amazing considering what life’s handed her.”

Then he rolls out, leaving his silent friends behind.

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