Can I confess something? I know I write these recaps every week and all, and that should mean that I'm a fan of the show I'm recapping, but... I'm kind of over Glee. I got so into it during the first season, and while there are certainly still moments now, for me the magic is pretty much gone. Poof! I know a lot of people have felt this way, but it's making me want to scrap recapping it altogether. And when nobody comments, I'm inclined to believe no one else would care either. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong in the, gasp, comments.
Until I am pushed off the proverbial ledge, let's talk about this week's episode. It was all about sex. Sort of. It was supposed to be about educating the kids on sex because they had some wacky views (for example, Brittany thought a baby would be delivered to her by a stork). Of course, much like the episode on alcohol, it mostly involved the kids (and returning guest star Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holiday) singing sexy songs instead.
But what did actually happen story-wise? Emma had resurrected the celibacy club, mostly because she and Carl, who have been married for four months now, still haven't done it, because she won't. She thinks this is entirely okay, but Carl gets her to sit down with Holly to figure out the problem, and it turns out that she still has feelings for Will (der). They decide to take a break for a while. Wah wah.
After hearing that the New Directions crew are going to be sexing up their image from a misinformed Sue, Blaine decides the Warblers need to do the same. So they perform for their sister school, and apparently think that a bunch of bubbles are sexy. Okay.... Blaine also comes to realize that Kurt is totally uncomfortable with the sex stuff too, and when he won't let Blaine try to help him through it, Blaine recruits Burt to talk to Kurt. They have what is quickly becoming a patented father-son chat-for-the-ages and *yawn.* What? I should still care? Pardon me.
Will has an obvious crush on Holly, and tries to act on it, but she shuts him down, not wanting to open herself up. In the end, she decides she should actually try having a real relationship, and they kiss.
The biggest and closest-as-this-show-can-come-to-heartening-anymore storyline of the night involved Santana and Brittany. Santana wants to get back to their lady loving ways, but Brittany is tired of doing that without talking about their feelings about it all. They go to Holly for some advice, and she says they should try explaining their feelings in song. Through the song she chooses, Santana basically tells Brittany that she loves her, but she's afraid to go down that road. She also tells her that point blank later on, but since Brittany is still with Artie, and loves him too, she shoots her down. For now, anyway.
In other relationship news, Lauren and Puck contemplate making a sex tape until Holly informs them it would be child pornography, so they end up both joining the celibacy club together. Quinn and Finn have been secretly spending time together, and it appears they will continue to do so at least until next week when it looks like Rachel might make a further play for him.
Oh, and next week is Regionals, with original songs. A miracle or a disaster? Only time shall tell, I guess.
Do You Wanna Touch Me - Holly
Animal - Warblers
Kiss - Will & Holly
Landslide - Holly, Santana & Brittany
Afternoon Delight - Puck, Emma, Quinn, Rachel & Carl
"How about you and I pop in some Sweet Valley High this evening, get our cuddle on?" - Santana
"Look, I'd really like to get my sweet lady kisses on, but I haven't been feeling very sexy lately." - Brittany
"Mmm. That's a waste of some fine man butt." - Holly
"So, just remember, whenever you have sex with someone, you're having sex with everyone they've ever had sex with. And everybody's got a random." - Holly
"I have as much sexual appeal and knowledge as a baby penguin." - Kurt
"Let's be clear here, I'm not interested in any labels, unless it's on something I shoplift." - Santana
"I made out with a mannequin. I even had a sex dream about a shrub that was just in the shape of a person." - Santana
"Oh, I know hickeys. I'm a frickin' connoisseur. I can make them into shapes like balloon animals." - Puck
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