There was a lot attitude on last night’s Glee, and rightfully so. “Diva” was full of confrontations, elaborate costumes and sassy fingers. Kurt, who just can’t escape the haters/bullies, got into a “catfight” with Rachel. And the McKinley kids battled each other in another diva-off. This time, the underdog won.

The Players:

  • Director: Paris Barclay
  • Writer: Brad Falchuk
  • Cast: Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Fink, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum, Jr., Cheyenne, Darren Criss, Jayma Mays, Jane Lynch, Dean Geyer, Melissa Benoist

Episode Title: “Diva”

Finn and Emma help each other at McKinley. The glee club members are instructed to find their inner divas, while Kurt and Rachel have their own “diva-off” at NYADA. Santana comes to Lima, which causes problems for Brittany and Sam.

The Good:

  • Roommate Confrontation: Ever since Rachel won the Winter Showcase competition, she’s been a nightmare. Kurt describes her as “old Rachel Berry on steroids.” She won’t even take phone calls just so she can “save her voice.” It’s so ridiculous, it’s funny. But the best part of this little ordeal is when Kurt calls a “truth time” and tells Rachel all of her wrongs. Their back and forth banter is gold.
  • Tina’s Gay Crush: At first, Tina’s crush on Blaine was annoying. Why was she falling for someone she couldn’t have But then it hit us. High school girls fall for gay guys all the time. It’s a thing, almost like a rite of passage. Last night, Tina poured her heart out and finally told Blaine she was falling in love with him. Unfortunately, he didn’t hear her (cliche move). He took some cough medicine and was knocked out. But still, that scene where Tina rubs Vaporub on Blaine’s chest and cries because she feels unloved and insecure, was quite touching. Jenna Ushkowitz knocked it out of the park.
  • Tina Finally Wins Something: Tina’s always been the underdog. In the first few seasons, she was overshadowed by Rachel and Quinn. Once they left, it seemed like she’d finally get to be the star, but she was outshined by Marley. After being the loser for so many seasons, Tina finally won something. She got the diva trophy for her performance of Madonna’s “Hung Up.” It was a sweet moment.

Best Lines:

  • “I myself have been considered quite a diva at many local restaurants because I know what I want and I will send a dish back.” –Emma

The So-So:

  • Santana’s on Fire: It looks like we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Santana. She dropped out of school and made the decision to move to New York (took her long enough). She’s one of the best characters on the show. But we do have a few questions regarding her move. During a conversation with Sue, she mentions that she got kicked out of school for being mean. Is that it? There has to be more to it? Does she really expect Rachel and Kurt to just take her in? They weren’t exactly great friends in high school. We like her, but she was a bully. Hopefully, all of this is addressed in the next episode ’cause we’re a little confused.
  • The Kiss: Finn kisses Emma (gasp!), out of no where. We really didn’t see that one coming, which is why we’re so conflicted about this. We understand that Finn was feeling lonely, but is the kiss justifiable? Is this going to create some problems for Will and Emma? Will Finn and Mr. Schue get into a fist fight? Or have a dance off? So many questions!

The Music:

  • “Diva,” Beyonce – All the Glee kids get rowdy and start competing over who’s the bigger diva. A bunch of them wear awful costumes and strut down a catwalk. It’s ridiculous, but fun. 
  • “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen – Blaine wants to prove that guys can be divas too. His heart’s in the right place and his vocals are amazing as usual, but his hot cops outfit is a major faux pas.
  • “Nutbush City Limits,” Ike & Tina TurnerSantana gets down in a Cheerleader outfit. The sexy choreography makes Brittany very uncomfortable.
  • “Make No Mistake (She’s Mine),” Ronnie Milsap – Sam and Santana, who were once a couple, fight over Brittany. No fists, just singing. What do you expect? This is Glee.
  • “Bring Him Home,” Les Miserables – Rachel and Kurt sing to the death at Midnight Madness, a supposed bloodsport where the NYADA kids battle it out. Kurt wins. (Yay!)
  • “Hung Up,” Madonna – Tina shows off her inner diva. Her performance is choreography heavy. There’s lots of break dancing, funky hats and spray cans. It’s an homage to the ’80s.
  • “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys – Santana performs a perfect solo… and moves to New York.

Overall:

While there were a lot of good performances in last night’s episode, it all felt rather bland. The glee kids strut around in outfits and that’s all. Besides the Santana news, there were no big developments. It felt like the story didn’t go anywhere. And the whole Diva theme just felt distracting.

Rating: 6.5/10

Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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