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Glee-Ful Highlights and Video From This Week's Episode!

This week's Glee is all about Kristin Chenoweth's guest performance. She is unbearably adorable (not to mention hilarious) as a former glee club star and Mr. Schu's high school crush. Seriously, can Glee just keep her? We also got some more relationship drama between Rachel and Finn, and one showstopping ensemble number.

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  • Let's start with the obvious: Kristin Chenoweth! The Emmy winner covered all the bases this week, providing the perfect blend of comedy and powerhouse performances as April Rhodes. She is so impressive taking on country with the whole glee club, and I also loved her side-by-side sing-off with Rachel. However, the winner of the night goes to her duet with Mr. Schu to Heart's "Alone." So good, so classic. Check it out below.
  • Though Kristin stole the show this week, the New Directions' Rachel situation was also a big theme. The glee club can't survive without her, but Rachel will settle for nothing less than stardom. Finn eventually decides to use his powers of persuasion (aka shameless flirting) to get her back. Finn's pulled some douchey (though typically high school) moves on Rachel before, but this week he reaches new heights. The look on Rachel's face when she finds out that Quinn is pregnant is too sad.
  • Glee always has some great one-liners, and Puck has one of my favorites this week: "That Rachel chick makes me want to light myself on fire, but she can sing." Well said, Puck.
  • Back to Kristin Chenoweth, who also had some of the funniest moments. I love her opening scene at her "house," but the best is when she teaches Kurt to drink. Biggest laugh-out-loud moment of the night? A tipsy Kurt tells Emma, "Oh Bambi, I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy." He then proceeds to puke all over her shoes. Priceless.
  • Finally, the finale. The episode's final performance of "Somebody to Love" gives me goosebumps and is very much reminiscent of the pilot's "Don't Stop Believin.'" Plus, it's so sweet to see Rachel finally reunited with her gleeks and I love Mercedes's solo. I've admittedly watched this video more than a few times this morning already, and I'm not surprised that the single is climbing the iTunes charts. Check out the video for yourself!
  • What did you think about this week's episode, and which performances are your favorites?

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TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
i hated this episode. like they would sing a song like that at a highschool? how great for an alcoholic to sing a song about being an alcoholic and sleeping around. i know there's a bit of a moral but it was weak. loved that sue wasn't in this episode much - really hate her character a lot. and glad that he is finally questioning his wife about her lies.
xela815 xela815 7 years
idk why...but i totally get where rachel is coming from... well not immediately but last episode where will gave tina the lead for "tonight" and dont stop believin to quinn ( when she choreographed the song)...y can't he choose another song? She has a point when she said that will pulls the others up by putting her down...idk...i just get her...
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
redchick152: I totally agree with you! Mr. Schuester needs to sing more on this show. pianoteacher1: I also thought Kristin Chenoweth was a better singer than Lea Michele (who plays Rachel) in that scene. I don't know if Lea held back a little because her character is obviously a little more inexperienced, or if the song was just not her ideal song. I'm going to go with the latter...Lea Michele is better at hitting the low notes, while Kristin Chenoweth can basically hit the whistle register. I've been a huge fan of both Lea and Kristin for a long time though, and I thought that they both did an amazing job.
kmckay kmckay 7 years
love love me some kristin chenowith ;) i am so annoyed with the whole finn thinking he got quinn preggers in a hot tub story line... do you think the truth will come out soon? 2 pregnancy lies in 1 show is bugging me. liked this episode but the football single ladies is still the highlight for me :)
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 7 years
Just a little observation, when Rachel and April are singing the duet, you can obviously tell that Chenoweth is so much better. It's not just the voice from that little body, but her musicality and performance make her such a great singer. She has attitude and pizzazz (?) that Rachel still needs to mature into.
Tennant_Love Tennant_Love 7 years
@JulieJean - I think it was to show that Rachel finally got everything she wanted but she wasn't happy so that's why she quit & went back to Glee??? That's what I got from it anyway. "Somebody To Love" is one of my favourite songs of all time, I got chills when they sang it. The only thing I kinda wasn't happy with was Finn & Quinn singing 'Don't Stop Believing' that will always be a Rachel/Finn song!!!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
oh and i miss mr. schu busting out w/ totally random songs! lets get more of him singing, the duet w/ april was not enough :*(
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
love, love, love kristen chenowith and i wish she could become a regular. i really hope rachel just chills and stays in glee for more than a week b4 throwing a fit and dropping out. that's getting annoying, but last nights final performance was awesome!! i can't wait to see them perform more!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
Loved it! I wanted Rachel to get knocked down a peg. Good for April :) I LOVE Kristin Chenowuth.
melissaS melissaS 7 years
I'm glad that the episode took a break from the whole pregnancy problem. I love the final performance! I'm glad Rachel is back in Glee, I just wonder what her relationship with Finn is going to be like.
JulieJean JulieJean 7 years
I'm a bit confused. What's the point of Sue giving Rachel full artistic control if she quits and goes back to Glee? I love me some Sue, but looking back, the scene is kinda pointless.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 7 years
Yeah, also, too little "Alone"!!!
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 7 years
Wow, I agree with everyone, can Chenoweth stays on this show as regular? She is so good at the musical and dramatic numbers, and I still miss her from Pushing Diasies!!!!! They should just kill off the wife, so Will can have a love triangle with her and the woman with the "mental problem". Looks like my wish not gonna come true cuz the wife's gonna be working in the school:( My problem is I have no idea why Will is still with her (except out of obligation, which is fine i guess). She is whiny, devious, petty, greedy....etc etc. Show us at least one good side of her!! It also makes like Will less because he has poor judgement of character and is kinda like a wimp. But he's still very cute nonetheless. The episode ranks at the top, together with the Pilot! The last musical numbers also gives me chills and goosebumps, and there's even more Mercedes! And about Finn, yeah, he's kinda manipulative, but I dare anyone who will not fall for his charm! I was literally melting in front of the TV, I don't know what I would do if he's right in front of me!!!:)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Oh yeah, I also hope that Kristin Chenoweth comes back! She was brilliant, as usual.
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
I really loved the Rachel/April Cabaret song. I thought that was just beautiful.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Yeah I also loved the April/Will duet to "Alone" as well as the "Somebody to Love" performance. I wish both went on longer! This episode was better than the last two episodes, but I think the pilot and the second episode are the best so far.
tarheelbaby712 tarheelbaby712 7 years
Am I the only one who dislikes Rachel more and more? She really has a diva complex that is getting on my nerves. She is so wishy-washy about returning to the club and every time we see her, she looks as if she is going to burst into tears. Kristen Chenoweth was a breath of fresh air... we needed some pep after Rachel's dramatics.
care0531 care0531 7 years
The actress that plays Sue is also in 2 and 1/2 men. She is Charlies Counsler on that show and she appears often so that might be why we don't always see more of her. I love how they had a lot more musical numbers in this episode compared to last week. I think Kristen did a great job and the previews looks good and can't wait for next week!
aeryn aeryn 7 years
I'm the only person who doesn't like that Queen song and found the Glee version particularly sappy. But, it was an excellent episode, overall. The football ep from last week is still my favorite, and the "I bust the windows outcha car" song is my favorite song from the show so far.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
1. "Somebody to Love" was the best musical moment since "Don't Stop Believin'" in the pilot. 2. I agree with the others, we need more SUE! 3. I was so angry at Finn for being so damned charming and cute to Rachel. I don't really like Rachel but she deserves better than that.
khameel khameel 7 years
I agree, I needed more Jane Lynch, but her line about Queen Cleopatra (as well as tearing down the New Directions poster) was hysterical. "Alone" is one of my favorite songs, so I was really excited that April and Will had a duet!
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 7 years
I think this is my favorite episode so far.
buckley9383 buckley9383 7 years
Needs more SUE!
sarahcateh sarahcateh 7 years
I loved this episode last night. I agree not enough Sue. I do think this was the best episode since the pilot though.
Yunaskam Yunaskam 7 years
I think my favorite part was somebody to love. But I also loved Sue's line "When I heard Sandy wanted to write himself into a scene as Queen Cleopatra, I was aroused. And then furious." It was such an excellent episode and I cannot wait for next week.
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