Glee-cap: Runaway brides, the return of Finchel and roses for all
Yay, Valentine's Day! Sure, you're rolling your eyes, but I am NOT. Because I love this holiday. And it's always nice to have an abundance of roses around. Especially because, in spite of a runaway bride and some crazy Sue, there were a lof of moments that merited roses this week. Shall we?
More roses: For the fact that literally as soon as Shue is back, Finn stops wearing the signature "I'm Mr. Shuester" cardigans.
Thorns: To having the Glee kids as your wedding singers. Really Shuester? You're thaaaaat cheap?
Awwww and thorns: Marley and Jake being cute and couple-y pre-Valentine's. But Marley's "I love it already; I don't care what it is" is kind of an insulting thing to say about a present you've yet to receive? Just me?
Thorns: ACK! Bad hats on this show must be as contagious as the flu. What is on Puck's head!?
Roses: "I know you're like related to that guy but he's kind of creepy and currently dating a sophomore." Blake/Ryder, 100 points for the quote of the night and the best description of Puck we've all heard in a long time. Also, all the roses for being the best wing man that Jake could possibly have on this...except that you may be in love with his girlfriend.
Thorns: Finn and Rachel are friends? That's not going to work. Ever.
SO MANY ROSES: Jake and the boys of New Direction. Red tuxes. Pink ruffled shirts. "You're All I Need To Get By." The Motown-esque dance moves. ("Like an eagle" wing motions!) Even getting Shue into the action! It's just all so wonderful!
Oh noes! Ryder so loves Marley again/still (Also, can I gush once more about what a GREAT addition Blake Jenner is to this cast?!)
Roses: To Quinn quoting Gloria Steinem and Santana vetoing Quinn's Al Roker crush.
Roses: Oh hi Glee Project runner-up, Ali Stroker! Digging the new 'tude they've written for you.
Roses and SQUEAL: For Kurt's and Blaine's backseat wedding hook-up.
Thorns: Really!? We have to deal with Sue being CRAZY and ruining Emma's wedding day. Sure, Sue's got some points there with Finn being Shue's best friend and a number of other things, but that just means we have enough points of conflict before Sue pops up.
Roses: Okay, Jayma Mays might not have the most impressive singing voice but she definitely gets some accolades - in the form of roses - for her parts of "Getting Married Today." That was insanely fast.
Roses: For Becky's angry rose petal throwing down the aisle.
Thorns: To the runaway bride.
And more thorns: To Finn thinking it's about him. Although this probably means he's going to try and fix it.
Roses: To the greatest Valentine Day themed wedding reception I've ever seen. I have a feeling my friends might now be concerned that I'll do this.
Roses: For Santana and Quinn's fake ID alter-egoes
The cutest fluffy puppy: I needed something better than roses to express my love of Jake and Ryder/Blake's conversation. Also, Ryder's right. And I think I've seen this plot in She's All That - provided that Jake takes Marley up to that hotel room to sleep with her and then Ryder tries to save the day. In that scenario, Jake is Paul Walker. Which is odd.
Roses and this week's voice of reason: Rachel Berry, folks! Who knew?! See, Finn? It's not always about you.
Roses for all of the following:
- Rachel Berry's robot dance moves
- Artie and Ali (what's her Glee name?) popping wheelies
- Fine, everyone's dance moves.
- Kurt and Blaine singing "Just Can't Get Enough" - alright, I concede to Shuester on this point. I'd totally have these two sing at my wedding.
- Santana and Quinn's boozing at the bar
Ugh, not again Tina: This is starting to feel like a weekly ritual. Tina Cohen-Chang, you are THE WORST.
Roses. Oh so many roses: "You vapo-raped my ex-boyfriend?!" YES. SHE DID. IT WAS AWKWARD. GET HER, KURT!
Of note: I hate bouquet tosses.
Roses: Whoa, Finn got game! He became an assertive MAN just out of the blue! I'm as surprised as you guys. Sorry Brody - it appears that your days are numbered. Your'e going to need a label stat to survive Finn's incoming feeeeeeelings.
Eye roll: Cue Quinn's "experimental" college phase.
Roses: So many hook-ups! And I'm totally okay with all of them. Except maybe Jake and Marley. I guess I'm firmly team Ryder/Blake.
Ouch: Kurt, why you gotta be like that?! And Rachel running out too! (Roses though for Finn actually dozing off when everyone else is getting dressed and going back to the still on-going wedding reception.)
Roses AND thorns: For Brody's instant "You're kissing differently." Followed by some weird lying and the possible insinuation that he's a...hooker?
Say it with me now: Ugh, Tina!!!!! But thank goodness that this plotline is ending and also self-titling herself "Hagatha Christie"
TEAM BLAKE/RYDER: Yessssssss!
Roses: Dueling Shuesters! Okay, one is Finn. But he's brought back the cardigan and he's ready to amp up his bro. He takes his best man duties SERIOUSLY.
Roses and balloooons: FOR THE RETURN OF BLAINE'S BOWTIE! Outside of a wedding and prom, that is. It's back for the group sing! I'm lukewarm on the actual song choice, "Anything Could Happen," but I'm digging the high energy and cute coordinating outfits.
Ugh, thorns: Of course, we have to have a Rachel Berry pregnancy scare. Writers, I demand more creativity!
Hit the comments with your thoughts on this week's episode! Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Global and Fox.