Its Glee’s ”Thanksgiving”, and it was more a turkey than dressing.
Every holiday since the dates were created, we have forced ourselves to return to our childhood for a fresh slice of humble pie. McKinley High’s reunion is much the same. I remember when a Sectional described a type of sofa. The reunion was missing some key magic between the characters. So lets recap.
Back In The Big Baked Apple,
Rachel and Kurt spent their Thanksgiving holiday home in their great apartment the two struggling artisans obviously could never ever be able to afford. Rachel comments that every time they go back home, (to Ohio) she felt sad and she wasn’t moving forward, that is because Dorothy and friends of Dorothy you’re not in Kansas anymore. Rachel and Kirk are both on their path to enlightenment maybe not but at least they will stop off at the near by (steady employment). They still had their dreams and each other, and Rachel felt like “we are on the verge of becoming the best versions of ourselves. Now that is a bit weird for me to hear the young character say lines like “we still have our dreams”. They have only been in New York all of 10 minutes. I want to see them pay some dues.
Rachel and Brody have a briefly converse about Cassie (Brody told Rachel he it wouldn’t play hide the sausage with Cassie ever again), and she believed him. So she still has a bit of Ohio home spun golly glee wiz left in her. Since Rachel burned the meal she tried to make for Brody, this time he offer to cook for them. He couldn’t afford to go home. When Kurt found out that Isabelle (his boss) didn’t have any real Thanksgiving plans, he invited her over and said she could bring friends. You mean to tell me, Le Bernardin was totally booked. (La Bernardin is a drop dead gorgeous midtown French Restaurant.)
Something Burning in the Kitchen:
In the kitchen with Brody, somethings heating up as he was helping Rachel butter the bird, leading to Kurt’s fowl reply “When you two are done using that turkey as a courtship device, would you put it in the oven?” When Isabelle and her friends arrive fashionable a bit late, the evening became a huge party, including a dance number of “Let’s Have a Kiki” and “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
Dear Isabelle, The Days of Wine and Ho-Mo’ses:
Isabelle also provided Kurt with some advice about Blaine: It would be easier to move on if he accepted Blaine apology. Give me a break. This story line is as lame a lay as I am sure Blaine Trist was. Kurt called Blaine before New Directions took stage for Sectionals and told him he believed he was sorry, but he couldn’t forgive him just yet. Anyone for cheese, to go with this $2.00 wine? However, he missed him and he was still his best friend, and they made plans to see each other at Christmas for a heart-to-nag They also ended their conversation with “I love you.
Meanwhile back in Ohio, Quinn, Puck, Mike, Santana, Mercedes, and Finn reunited with “Homeward Bound”/”Home” and dinner at Breadstix, where Quinn told them that she was trying to keep straight As and had been invited to be in the only female secret society at Yale, so she hadn’t visited Rachel yet.
Jumping The Shark:
Finn brought them into glee club to mentor the new kids on the block and paired them up (Jake-Puck, Ryder-Mike, Marley-Santana, Kitty-Quinn, Wade-Mercedes) and revealed their big showstupper ”Gangnam Style.” I wanted to throw my lunch up. Now I have been listening to K-POP and PSY for a couple of years way before the craze, but to have the Glee club sing his latest sensation was like being stuck in an elevator listening to the musack. Though Santana didn’t think anyone but Brittany could handle the number, Finn said Mike could help one of the guys take the lead. After Jake told Ryder he had hung out with Marley, Ryder asked him to not break it off but to not take the dance lead from him either.
Meanwhile, Brittany, Santana, and Quinn spoke to the girls about being individuals, but the talk also focused on their synchronicity. Its song time and there is none better than a little one Mo-town classic”Come See About Me.”
Quinn and The Nutty Professor:
Santana could tell something was up with Marley, but she blamed it on being tired from rehearsing. Marley was feeling the pressure and was determined to look her best at Sectionals, and that meant skipping lunch Kitty told Quinn he was pressuring Marley to have sex and brought up Quinn’s own past with the Puckerman. So Quinn told Jake to back off of Marley. And when Santana confronted Quinn and blamed Kitty after she found laxatives in Marley’s bag, Now how can you eat Jenny Craig, if you have Mary Kay on your face, I ask you. Quinn revealed she was dating a professor who was leaving his wife for her. That poor lost sole, she is going to spend her whole life chasing down the wrong mailman. This package is not for her.
Ryder in the sky is having a tough time getting the dance steps together, and Jake told him not to overthink it. What he needs is more practice. Ryder offered Jake the lead, but Jake refused and instead said he’d help Ryder with his bust a moves. Ryder overheard Marley talking to Jake about how nervous she was and how she felt like it’d be her fault if they didn’t win, (Guilt and laxatives are not the winning combination) he made Jake take the lead. And so The Warblers performed “Whistle” and “Live While We’re Young”, Rosedale Mennonites sang “Over the River and Through the Wood”/”She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain,” the New Directions took the stage with “Gangnam Style.” However, as their performance ended, Marley collapsed as a big finish.
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