All of our favorite gleeks were back in action tonight (except for Matt!!), with a few new faces thrown into the mix as well. While Will and the rest of the club thought that their showing last year would have made them more socially viable, they soon discovered things are just the same as always. With a couple twists.
One, there's a new football coach in town, and her name is Beiste. I'm not sure the last time I heard a character name so on the nose! With her arrival also came the news that there would be some budget cuts in other departments - namely the glee club and also, to Sue's horror, the cheerios. This caused Will and Sue to form a tentative coalition to get rid of the Beiste together, which led to some immature pizza shenanigans that eventually turned more sinister, since this is Sue we're talking about here. Will saw the error of his judgmental ways and eventually came to Beiste's aid, which put him back on Sue's bad side. What would the world be without these two against each other?
While the "adults" were dealing with the new coach, the kids were trying to entice new members to join the club. First, they did a group number to Empire State of Mind in the quad area, which didn't really help any. But then, Finn and Rachel both met a couple of people that were serious possibilities. Rachel met Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino exchange student with a powerhouse voice. After having a mini face off in the bathroom set to Lady Gaga's Telephone, Rachel decided to sabotage the poor girl's attempt to audition by instead sending her to a crack house! Eventually the rest of the club found out and gave her a big solo audition in the auditorium, where she rocked Listen from Dreamgirls. The club was ecstatic, but their happiness was short-lived, because Vocal Adrenaline (thanks to a tip from Sue) came and snatched her away. This all led to a solo by Rachel, who had repeatedly been saying that she sabotaged the girl because she was concerned about the club when we all know it was her concern for herself that did it. Anyway, her solo was What I Did for Love. My least favorite tune of the evening, to be honest.
Finn, like I said, also found someone he thought would make a great addition to the club. That would be Sam Evans, a new kid in school who is also on the football team. He and the other guy gleeks performed Billionaire (I think my favorite song of the night) and things looked great. But then, he didn't show up for the audition for the rest of the club. Whatever could have happened?
This is what happened! Artie, hurt after Tina broke up with him and started dating Mike (hello abs!) over the summer, asked Finn if he could help him try out for the football team so he could win Tina back over. But when Finn tried to propose the idea to Beiste, she took her anger at Will out on Finn and kicked him clear off the team. No protestations with Principal Figgins got him back on the team, which led to a rather hilarious sequence of Finn trying out for the cheerios. I'm sorry Cory Montieth, but you are not a great dancer! That was so funny/bad. So anyway, Sam saw how easily Finn could be kicked off the team for being associated with glee, and being the new kid, didn't want to take such a chance. I think we can guess that he'll join eventually, though, right?
Other news: Santana apparently had a boob job over the summer, which leads to her getting kicked out as head cheerleader, paving the way for Quinn to swoop back in to claim her former role.
And that's about it for this week! Next week is the Britney Spears episode, which I have to say looks kind of awesome.
Brittany: "People thought I went on vacation, but actually I spent the summer lost in the sewers."
Sue: "I guess they lost their humanity a little bit. One girl ate a pigeon. Several others started worshiping a possum carcass as their lord."
Puck: "Dude, your mouth is huge. How many tennis balls can you fit in there?"
Sam: "I don't know, I've never had any balls in my mouth. Have you?"
Mercedes: "So is that a men's sweater?"
Kurt: "Fashion has no gender."
Sue: "Oh, and Boobs McGee? You're demoted to the bottom of the pyramid, so when it collapses, your exploding sandbags will protect the squad from injury."
Brittany: "Stop the violence."
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