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After following Glee since the Pilot aired in Spring 2009, I consider myself a Gleek of major proportions. Last night’s season finale took the New Directions to New York for Nationals sadly without one Sue Sylvester and her trademark sass. The episode had high points and others that were more cringe worthy than quirky.
Throughout the episode they are trying to come up with lyrics for original songs, while Mr. Shuester is contemplating leaving for Broadway, but later decides to stay.
Finn asks Rachel out to dinner where a surprise cameo from Broadway star Patti LuPone of Evita and Gypsy made a nod to the musical enthusiasts that initially flocked to the show. Rachel later spurns Finn’s advances, yawn, putting her career first.
Kurt and Rachel have a Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment eating pastries outside the store window. This homage is followed by a powerful Wicked duet that gave me goosebumps and out-shined last season’s “Defying Gravity.” Both characters did the song justice.
At Nationals the first group to perform is a white dress clad group singing “Yeah” by Usher which i found extremely humerous. Rachel befriends Vocal Adrenaline’s Sunshine Corazon in a bathroom before her power ballad…cliche but wow can she sing. When it came time for Rachel and Finn’s duet, the awkwardness took over. The song was fine throughout but at the end the two came together for an unscripted and uncomfortably long kiss that led to a silent audience..rightfully so considering they are “in High School”. The second song “Light Up the World” was fun and featured Santana Brittany and Artie (good decision Ryan Murphy). Finn’s dancing was, as always, uncomfortable but what are you going to do.
In the end the group did not make the top ten cut and were sent home. The group blamed the awkward kiss for the snub. The synopsis of the aftermath is delivered by Kurt in a conversation with Blaine in which we see a flashback of Santana’s freak out but most importantly, Blaine told Kurt he loved him! Surprise couple of the episode Mercedes and Sam come out, and we are still unsure if Brittany and Santana are going to be together after what seems like the hundredth time they have both confessed their feelings for each other.
All in all, an amusing episode and adequate cap to the second season of the hit show. The plot is getting a little hard to follow but hopefully the third season will tie up loose ends. I am still a Gleek and am excited for whats next.
In an additional note, I have to say that the wardrobe styling for this episode was on point! Brittany and her high waisted trousers with suspenders and Quinn with her Zooey Deschanel-esque dresses and cardigans were fantastic. The competition dresses were so so but the shoes and socks trend is amazing and I am a fan.
Sydney hails from Virginia Beach and is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in media studies.
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