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Glee Video: Rachel Sings "Gives You Hell" 2010-04-13 23:50:53

Glee-ful Highlights and Video From Episode "Hell-O"

Hello, indeed! Glee finally sings and dances its way back into our lives this week, and it feels so good — even if there are a few, um, interesting points in the Spring premiere. We pick up right where we left off: Finn's torn between Quinn and Rachel (and now, Santana and Brittany), Mr. Schue and Emma discuss the aftermath of their big kiss, and Sue is back from suspension (and even more sinister than ever before).

The musical theme is all "hell" and "hellos," putting together a mix of old and new tunes that makes for a very energetic episode (though I can already tell it will be no match for next week's Madonna theme). Despite the comforting return to delightfully cheesy impromptu numbers, not all is peachy keen in the land of the gleeks. Before we take it all apart, don't forget to vote for who you think Finn should date for a chance to win a trip to a Glee photo shoot! And now, just

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  • First and most disturbing: Sue's back, and she's been firmly reinstated as the coach of the Cheerios. How did she dupe Principal Figgins, you ask? She full-on roofied him, made him believe they slept together, and took photos as blackmail. Now, I didn't expect the show to go on without Sue, but this feels a little too easy.
  • Meanwhile, Finn and Rachel are "sorta dating"?! Feels like Glee missed a few steps on this one, but let's just go with it — since Finn's feelings change about 12 times throughout the episode anyway. Torn between Quinn (who's now full-on dating Puck) and Rachel, Finn is urged by Mr. Schue to channel his inner rock star. One High School Musical-tastic rendition of "Hello, I Love You" later, Finn is ready to play the field. Translation: he decides to "date" Satana and Brittany, who are a package deal.
  • Speaking of the Cheerios, the uniform-clad ladies of the Glee club are clearly getting meatier roles this week, getting even more attention than Quinn. Their banter is pretty solid comic relief, from Finn fascinating them with the wonder that is Hawaiian pizza to Brittany's ruminations on "gay sharks."
  • To further complicate Finn's relationship issues, Rachel humiliates him in front of the gleeks with a rousing rendition of The All-American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" after he dumps her. Her performance has all the classic glee elements: the rest of the crime chimes in with hand-clapping, knee-slapping, and perfect harmonizing, as Rachel gets into the theatrics and stands on a chair. Yes, it's corny as hell (no pun intended), but it's also my favorite moment of the night, so let's watch it again:


  • Just because: can't they give break-dance kid at least a couple of lines to pretend he's not just there for the impromptu dance numbers?
  • Is anyone else tired of the whole "the glee club is in dire straits" business? Wouldn't the Cheerios practice in the gym anyway? Moving on . . .
  • Vocal Adrenaline is in the house, and in a big way. Not only are they clearly better than our merry band of misfits, but their prize singer, Jesse St. James, seems to be playing Rachel . . . or is he? The two meet and quickly "fall in love" (according to Rachel), but Jesse definitely gives adviser Shelby (Idina Menzel) a creepy look when she catches him fraternizing with the enemy. I smell trouble.
  • And now, it's time to discuss the hot mess that is Mr. Schuester. First he gets all cheesy with Emma, giving them a song, slow dancing, telling her about all the things he "wants to show her." Is it just me or was he way more endearing before he was available? We learn that Emma is a virgin, and two scenes later, Will is making out with Shelby. Um, what?! He waits years to be with Emma and then disses her because she won't put out? Ouch.
  • Shelby actually gives Schue some sound advice, telling him to spend some time alone before diving into another relationship. Emma echoes it, leaving the door open for love in the future. I'm wondering how she'll feel if Will and Shelby keep hooking up.

How'd you feel about Glee's big return? Was it everything you dreamed it would be and more? Which number was your favorite? I did like how the performance of "Hello, Goodbye" at the end really tied it together. Sound off and don't forget to check out the Glee Club group in the Buzz Community!

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xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 5 years
Love, LOVE this show. Jesse is drool worthy.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 5 years
yeah, overall an OK episode after I've gave it some thought. As my bf said, it's like hitting the re-wind button and everything's starting the same again. (Personally I don't mind if it's the same quality as last season, esp with the musical numbers). Not a big fan actually of the 2 solo musical number, but love the duet between Jesse and Rachel! If they could combine Jesse and Finn together, you will get one talented hottie! I actually don't think Groff is pulling off the bad-boy look. Sorry, he looks too much like a cute nerd to me (Look at Puck! That's a bad boy). And Rachel.....how could you not see what Sue is trying to do? It's almost like she forgets how cunning Sue is....didn't make any sense to me that Rachel will fall for that. I still love Sue's one-liners, but as a villain, she's more LOL and shocking than evil. I really don't know how the principal could fall for such a stupid stupid plan like that. So Finn and Mr. Schue are man-slut now? lol So sad that Betty is ending tonight:(
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 5 years
yeah, overall an OK episode after I've gave it some thought. As my bf said, it's like hitting the re-wind button and everything's starting the same again. (Personally I don't mind if it's the same quality as last season, esp with the musical numbers). Not a big fan actually of the 2 solo musical number, but love the duet between Jesse and Rachel! If they could combine Jesse and Finn together, you will get one talented hottie! I actually don't think Groff is pulling off the bad-boy look. Sorry, he looks too much like a cute nerd to me (Look at Puck! That's a bad boy). And Rachel.....how could you not see what Sue is trying to do? It's almost like she forgets how cunning Sue is....didn't make any sense to me that Rachel will fall for that. I still love Sue's one-liners, but as a villain, she's more LOL and shocking than evil. I really don't know how the principal could fall for such a stupid stupid plan like that.So Finn and Mr. Schue are man-slut now? lolSo sad that Betty is ending tonight:(
popcorn19 popcorn19 5 years
The episode overall did seem a bit.... a bit easy. Some of the cliched storylines impractically fell into their predictable places. But you know, I am able to get passed that because of Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele reunited again and I LOVE IT!!! He's so beautiful and I hope he sticks around for more than a two episode story arc!!
cupcakers cupcakers 5 years
also, I LOVE Jesse St.James, hope he stays a while!
cupcakers cupcakers 5 years
the episode wasn't so great, agree that too much was going on. I wanted to see more Quinn and Puck as well! And...am I the only one who doesn't like Will and Emma together? She's sweet and cute but I don't see the chemistry-her being excessively clean habit is annoying, and I think Will could do better.
zeze zeze 5 years
I felt the same way about how now they have to place at regionals. It's the same exact story, the competition just has a different name. Cherrios practice in the gym, that whole story was just lame. Even how Sue got her job back was lame. It's over the top, I mean couldn't they be ore creative than date rape? I would have liked it a lot better if the show came back with Sue scheming to get reinstated. She could have set Will up and caused him and his club to fall from grace and gotten back on the Principal's good side and that would have been a great way to make the Club in danger of being shut down again. Very lazy writing/plot imo.
zeze zeze 5 years
I felt the same way about how now they have to place at regionals. It's the same exact story, the competition just has a different name. Cherrios practice in the gym, that whole story was just lame. Even how Sue got her job back was lame. It's over the top, I mean couldn't they be ore creative than date rape? I would have liked it a lot better if the show came back with Sue scheming to get reinstated. She could have set Will up and caused him and his club to fall from grace and gotten back on the Principal's good side and that would have been a great way to make the Club in danger of being shut down again. Very lazy writing/plot imo.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 5 years
"- Just because: can't they give break-dance kid at least a couple of lines to pretend he's not just there for the impromptu dance numbers?- Is anyone else tired of the whole "the glee club is in dire straits" business? Wouldn't the Cheerios practice in the gym anyway? Moving on . . . "Yes, and YES. Give that poor kid some lines! And I was thinking the same thing - why in the world would cheerleaders need to practice in the auditorium? They have a gym.I'm really excited to see Idina sing! I wish Kristin Chenoweth would return for an episode with her, haha. :)
animatedpunk animatedpunk 5 years
"- Just because: can't they give break-dance kid at least a couple of lines to pretend he's not just there for the impromptu dance numbers? - Is anyone else tired of the whole "the glee club is in dire straits" business? Wouldn't the Cheerios practice in the gym anyway? Moving on . . . " Yes, and YES. Give that poor kid some lines! And I was thinking the same thing - why in the world would cheerleaders need to practice in the auditorium? They have a gym. I'm really excited to see Idina sing! I wish Kristin Chenoweth would return for an episode with her, haha. :)
redchick152 redchick152 5 years
fun episode, but there was just WAY to much going on for a 1 hour show...my head was spinning!Will/Emma/Terry/Shelby...whoa!Sue/Figgins/getting her job back/plotting revengeFinn/girl problemsRachel/new guy/pissing off the Gleeks/Finn wants her backnew guy/Shelby
redchick152 redchick152 5 years
fun episode, but there was just WAY to much going on for a 1 hour show...my head was spinning! Will/Emma/Terry/Shelby...whoa! Sue/Figgins/getting her job back/plotting revenge Finn/girl problems Rachel/new guy/pissing off the Gleeks/Finn wants her back new guy/Shelby
bushra bushra 5 years
"Sue is back and STILL causing trouble. The glee club STILL is under constant scrutiny from Figgins. The Cheerios STILL get whatever they want. Rachel and Finn STILL have a complicated relationship. Emma and Will STILL aren't together. It was just more of the same. I guess that I was hoping the characters would've grown a little bit from before. "well said Whiplash. i'm actually thinking of dropping this show from my list, maybe i'm just growing up a bit...
bushra bushra 5 years
"Sue is back and STILL causing trouble. The glee club STILL is under constant scrutiny from Figgins. The Cheerios STILL get whatever they want. Rachel and Finn STILL have a complicated relationship. Emma and Will STILL aren't together. It was just more of the same. I guess that I was hoping the characters would've grown a little bit from before. " well said Whiplash. i'm actually thinking of dropping this show from my list, maybe i'm just growing up a bit...
supertramp supertramp 5 years
I yelled at the tv when Will started making out with Shelby. Not cool.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 5 years
I was kind of disappointed in last night's episode, to be honest. I mean, I was so happy to see the cast and hear the songs, and it was well-written and funny as usual. But it was just more of the same old same old. Sue is back and STILL causing trouble. The glee club STILL is under constant scrutiny from Figgins. The Cheerios STILL get whatever they want. Rachel and Finn STILL have a complicated relationship. Emma and Will STILL aren't together. It was just more of the same. I guess that I was hoping the characters would've grown a little bit from before. That said, I still enjoyed it and still laughed. Brittany's line about gay sharks was AMAZING.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 5 years
I was kind of disappointed in last night's episode, to be honest. I mean, I was so happy to see the cast and hear the songs, and it was well-written and funny as usual. But it was just more of the same old same old.Sue is back and STILL causing trouble. The glee club STILL is under constant scrutiny from Figgins. The Cheerios STILL get whatever they want. Rachel and Finn STILL have a complicated relationship. Emma and Will STILL aren't together. It was just more of the same. I guess that I was hoping the characters would've grown a little bit from before.That said, I still enjoyed it and still laughed. Brittany's line about gay sharks was AMAZING.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
> I think it's bizarre that the club has to place at regionals to stay afloat. ... since when does a club's existence depend on it's success? How much money can it really cost to run Glee? > I think Jesse is playing Rachel -- the look he gave to his coach while he and Rachel were kissing (creepers) makes me think she's in on it. > Terry! Whoa! Poor Emma ! > I was shoked to see Schue making out with Shelby ... although I think if the show got him and Emma together too quickly it would be boring. But still - who knew Mr. Schue was a player? ;) > Brittany has the BEST one liners. One of my favs (aside from the "dolphins are gay sharks" of course) was her response when Sue yelled at the Cheerios for not ruining Glee at sectionals: "we got caught up in the gliz and glam of show choir." ) > What is Quinn going to do with her baby? Now that Terry and Will aren't together, and Terry isn't fake pregnant anymore, will she still give up the baby for adoption? And how far along is she?
runningesq runningesq 5 years
> I think it's bizarre that the club has to place at regionals to stay afloat. ... since when does a club's existence depend on it's success? How much money can it really cost to run Glee?> I think Jesse is playing Rachel -- the look he gave to his coach while he and Rachel were kissing (creepers) makes me think she's in on it.> Terry! Whoa! Poor Emma !> I was shoked to see Schue making out with Shelby ... although I think if the show got him and Emma together too quickly it would be boring. But still - who knew Mr. Schue was a player? ;)> Brittany has the BEST one liners. One of my favs (aside from the "dolphins are gay sharks" of course) was her response when Sue yelled at the Cheerios for not ruining Glee at sectionals: "we got caught up in the gliz and glam of show choir." )> What is Quinn going to do with her baby? Now that Terry and Will aren't together, and Terry isn't fake pregnant anymore, will she still give up the baby for adoption? And how far along is she?
khameel khameel 5 years
I'm so glad it's back! Sue's line about the principal eating whipped cream had me screaming with laughter!!! I agree suzpuz, I can't wait for Shelby to sing. I'm hoping for a Shelby/Will duet!
khameel khameel 5 years
I'm so glad it's back! Sue's line about the principal eating whipped cream had me screaming with laughter!!!I agree suzpuz, I can't wait for Shelby to sing. I'm hoping for a Shelby/Will duet!
suzpuz suzpuz 5 years
I loved watching Idina Menzel as Shelby & Mr. Shue together!!! Can't wait to hear her sing!!!
FeeZiLLa FeeZiLLa 5 years
My favorite song for this episode was "Hello" and I love Groff too.
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