Season 3, Episode 10, “Yes/No”
Welcome back, Gleeks! There was a lot covered in this episode, so if you’re thinking, “What’s a glee?” you should check out last episode’s Gleecap.
Coach Beiste elopes with shared love Cooter the recruiter, and Sue Sylvester takes it well. Like, REALLY well. I would say suspiciously well, but you know Glee and following through with plot lines is like a . . .
(I would have followed through with that metaphor, but by leaving it hanging, it is a METAmetaphor.)
Beiste’s marriage gives Emma wedding-fever (which is a thing everyone on Glee seems to understand and not be concerned about . . . ?) Emma has a wedding dream sequence to the tune of “Wedding Bell Blues,” and Sue and Beiste are wearing THE HATS! What hats? The infamous Eugenia and Beatrice hats!
The end result is that Will gets the hint and decides to propose to Emma. He turns to the New Directions for help proposing, because “This is the kind of news that you share with your family, and you guys are my family.” Cue scripted “Awwww” from the kiddies, but hopefully they were really thinking something along the lines of “You’re that creepy teacher who thinks he’s friends with the kids he teaches and then one day you’re found with your favorite student in the woods, victims of a murder/suicide.”
Then Will is ring shopping with Finn and–NO! Finn! Don’t go into the woods!
“Finn. I want you to be my best man.” DON’T GET INTO HIS CAR. DON’T DRINK ANYTHING HE OFFERS YOU.
After all of the remarkable (Rachel’s surprisingly not cheese-grater-to-my-inner-ear rendition of the Guetta/Usher hit “Without You”), the touching (a low-key chorus of “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”), and the . . . misguided (Artie’s Mick impression for the “Moves like Jagger”/”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” mash-up was frighteningly accurate for someone in a wheelchair) song choices, Will decides the best soundtrack for a proposal is Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” paired with a synchronized swimming routine. If the white tux didn’t clue you in, Will’s taste is questionable.
And we get to see inside of Becky, Sue’s minion. Her inner voice sounds a lot like Judi Dench, which is weird, cause MY inner voice sounds a lot like Judi Dench. TWINSIES! Becky works her wiles on Artie, who–while treating her kindly–flatly rejects any kind of romantic relationship with her. In a moment of “Don’t you dare do this to me, Glee!” Becky thinks to herself (in Judi Dench voice, of course), “I didn’t ask him if the reason he didn’t want to be my boyfriend was because I have Downs. I didn’t ask him because I know the answer is yes. Some days it sucks to be me. This is one of those days. Focus, Becky. Don’t let them see you cry.” And then Sue is all nice and you KNOW what that does to me.
Finn spends the episode strug-a-lugsing with thoughts of the big, bad future. When his mother dissuades him from joining the army by pulling the old your-dad-joined-the-army-and-died-a-drug-addict card, Finn decides to propose to Rachel instead. The episode ends on this face: