Glee – Finn and Will

In last night’s bizarre episode of Glee, rivals sorted out their differences in song. “Feud” highlighted famous quarrels between ’90s boy bands and pop singers. Also, Santana made one last attempt to save Rachel from her bogus relationship with Brody.

The Players:

  • Director: Bradley Buecker
  • Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • 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: “Fued”

For the first time in glee club history, the students give the teachers an assignment to settle their differences. Meanwhile, Santana becomes increasingly suspicious of Brody’s side job. And Ryder makes a new friend online.

The Good:

  • Santana’s Suspicion: Santana’s mistrust in Brody continues. She goes to NYADA to confront him, and ends up doing a jazzy Paula Abdul number. We love that she cares so much about Rachel and Kurt. She might not always agree with their choices, but they’re her family and she’s going to look out for them no matter what.
  • Online Troubles: Ryder starts an online friendship with a stranger. Even though we’re shown who the girl is (she’s very cute!), we’re not sure this is who he’s actually talking to. Maybe she’s a machination of his imagination? When he finally asks to meet her, she mysteriously signs off. Will Glee be tackling a Cat Fish-type situation next? If so, we’re intrigued!

Best Lines:

  • “My psychic Mexican third eye is never wrong.” –Santana
  • “We just got off the phone with Brody… did you really confront him with a Paula Abdul song?” –Kurt
  • “And unlike that eternally long voting montage at the end of Lincoln, let’s make this fast.” –Sue

The So-So:

  • Mr. Schue’s Grudge: Why can’t Mr. Schue forgive Finn for kissing Emma? He knows first hand, that when someone’s depressed, they tend to do stupid things. It’s not like him to hold on to grudges. Sue has wronged him plenty of times and he’s always forgiven her. Why can’t he see past Finn’s tiny indiscretion? Is this bromance really over?
  • Sue’s Nicki Minaj: Poor Jane Lynch! She looked incredibly uncomfortable during that “Super Bass” performance. Her impression of Nicki Minaj was amusing, but not in a good way. It was like watching a dog walk on its hind legs.
  • The Fight: Did anyone else get extremely confused by the confrontation at the end? Why would Santana get Finn to chase off Brody? She should’ve exposed him to Rachel for the liar that he is.

The Music:

  • “How To Be A Heartbreaker,” Marina And The Diamonds – Brody sings about being a heart-breaker, while working as high-class hooker. 
  • “The Bitch Is Back”/”Dress You Up,” Elton John/Madonna – Ryder and Unique try to settle their differences. Unique steals the show with his rambunctious dancing and powerful vocals.
  • “Cold Hearted,” Paula Abdul – Santana confronts Brody with a Paula Abdul number. There’s a lot of sexy dancing.
  • “Bye Bye Bye”/”I Want It That Way,” N’Sync/Backstreet Boys – Finn and Mr. Schue pose as famous boy bands from the ’90s. Both performances come off a little cheesy.
  • “I Still Believe”/”Super Bass,” Brenda K. Starr/Nicki Minaj– Blaine and Sue sort out an issue with a mash-up performance. Sue upstages Blaine with her Nicki Minaj impression and theatrical effects.
  • “Closer,” Tegan And Sara– The glee kids goof around, singing and dancing around the auditorium.

Overall:

There was something awfully strange about “Feud.” We enjoyed Santana’s quick-witted dialogue and confrontation scenes with Brody, but everything else felt out of place. Sue’s impression and performance of Nicki Minaj tried to be daring, but mostly it was just awkward. We’re confused as to what Glee was trying to accomplish here.

Rating: 6/10

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

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