Tuesday, May 11, 2010

...Set: Glee 1x18 "Laryngitis"

Tonight was a song-filled Glee, that's for sure. I don't remember the last time so many songs were packed into one episode. But it didn't feel too overloaded either. Maybe that's because it wasn't a ton of Rachel singing solos, but featured quite a few of the Gleeks. This episode also featured a lot of top quality quotes, so I'm going to try to keep the recap itself to a minimum, and just hit on each of the characters who had a biggish storyline. And in case you're wondering what the moral of the episode was (how could you NOT know, though? They weren't exactly subtle.) - it was be true to yourself.

Kurt - Kurt's dad has still been spending time with Finn since he and Finn's mom have been dating. Kurt is getting more and more upset about them spending time together, mostly because his dad never invites him along. So, he decides he's going to attempt to be more like his dad. Which means wearing flannel, singing Mellencamp, and dating girls - more specifically, Brittany. It doesn't really work, though, because he's not being true to himself. He and his dad finally have a heart to heart about everything, and it looks like their relationship is on the mend. That scene was really great. Not only because Chris Colfer got to belt out Rose's Turn, but also because of their conversation. One of the best scenes of the night.

Recap/review of Glee 1x18 "Laryngitis" by freshfromthe.com
Puck, meanwhile, had to get his mohawk shaved thanks to a suspicious mole, and finds that with the mohawk gone, so has his mojo. He even gets tossed in a dumpster by a bunch of geeks. He figures the best way to get it back is by dating a cheerleader, and sets his sights on Mercedes. She brushes him off at first, but then he busts out The Lady is a Tramp to prove he has soul, and they end up dating. But when Puck gets his popularity back and starts tossing geeks back in dumpsters, Mercedes doesn't like it. She breaks up with him, and also quits the Cheerios because it basically condones such behavior. But not before a rather awesome rendition of The Boy is Mine with a very jealous Santana.

Rachel, on the other hand, realizes something is wrong with her voice after she attempts to sing The Climb, and fails miserably. A doctor tells her she has severe tonsillitis and needs to have her tonsils removed, but she's afraid that it will affect her vocal chords. Finn knocks some sense into her by taking her to see a friend of his who was paralyzed from the upper chest down. The basic message is that even though she might lose her voice, her voice isn't all that she is. Or something like that. To thank him, she starts giving him vocal lessons, which starts with One - which also turns into the big group sing at the end of the show. And I have to say, the big group sings are almost always the best songs.

And if six songs weren't enough, we also got to see Finn's rendition of Jessie's Girl, which was a pretty much on the nose nod to his wanting Rachel back. Jesse St. James was out of town this week, so he wasn't around to see it.

Aaaaand - scene. Next week: the Joss Whedon directed episode featuring guest star Neil Patrick Harris. It looks to be legen... wait for it... dary! Yeah yeah, corny, but whatever. Who doesn't love Neil Patrick Harris?


"Who is that guy?" - Brittany, after seeing Puck without a mohawk

"I feel like that guy who lost all his hair and lost all his strength." - Puck
"Samson?" - Santana
"Agassi." - Puck

"You're like a toddler with a loose lid on his sippy cup. No more juice." - Geek

"Get ready black girl from Glee Club whose name I can't remember right now. The Puckster is about to make you his." - Puck voiceover

"I'm a sex shark. If I stop moving, I die." - Puck

"There are so many lyrics." - Brittany

"Girl, you got more curves than a Nissan ad." - Puck

"So you like showtunes, it doesn't mean you're gay, it just means you're awful." - Sue

"He's an idiot and his mother won't let me eat bacon." - Quinn

"But at least if you guys are dating, I won't have to spend so much time listening to his insane theories on how Super Mario Brothers changed civilization." - Quinn

"So you're pretty much the only guy in this school that I haven't made out with, because I thought you were a capital G-gay. But now that you're not, having a perfect record would mean a lot to me. So, let me know if you want to tap this." - Brittany

"I am like Tinkerbell, Finn. I need applause to live." - Rachel

"Okay, I'm confused. I came home to find this note on your doorknob: "Do not enter under any circumstances, I am making out with a girl." I just thought it was the start to one of your murder mystery dinners." - Kurt's dad

"If things get serious, use protection." - Kurt's dad
"Does he mean like, a burglar alarm?" - Brittany

"Enjoy it while you can, weezy. His hair's already starting to grow back." - Santana

"Nobody quits the Cheerios. Either you die or I kick you off." - Sue

"Guess I'll just have to take to the mic and deliver a diatribe. Probably something about immigrants." - Sue

"Now I know what it's like to date a baby." - Brittany

"I'm dumb but I'm not stupid." - Kurt's dad

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