Season 3, Episode 15 “Big Brother”
It’s been a while, gleeks and glequettes, so refresh with last episode’s Gleecap.
Quinn is left in a wheelchair after her text-and-drive hit-and-run. She’s on track to get out of the chair by Nationals, but Artie, her new part-chair in crime (YAY PUNS!), seems leery of her hope.
Sue strikes a deal with Principal Figgins to maintain sole coachership of the Cheerios. If she can coach the New Directions to a Nationals win, she gets to keep her top-dog spot. If she loses, she becomes co-coach with Roz Washington, swim-coach and inspirational speaker.
Blaine’s brother, Cooper Anderson (who is AT LEAST as attractive as Anderson Cooper) is in town because his credit-score commercial shoot is on hiatus. Cooper is
hot drawing the attention of all of Lima, including the ickickick attention of Sue.
Blaine and Cooper have some weird sexual tension for brothers. Maybe it’s the duet performance of break-up Gotye number “Somebody That I Used to Know”? Maybe my mind is just pre-shipping to prepare for the inevitable onslaught of Tumblr gifs? But srsly, Kurt is third-wheeling it hardcore.
Glee‘s boldest move? Satirizing Matthew Morrison (the actor who plays Mr. Schue) on their own turf! Cooper hosts a master acting class that involves such refined and subtle acting techniques like pointing at the person you’re talking to (otherwise, how will they know they’re being addressed?) and shouting loudly to show emotion (the Nicholas Cage technique). Watching that scene, I was just thinking–this is Mr. Schue, right? Right?
In Glee‘s touching moment of the day, Sue finds out that her baby is a girl, and probably has Down Syndrome. My first thought was that Sue would be a fantastic mother and would love her baby no matter what and then I was like, “Damnit GLEE! What have you done to me? I’m not going to cry.” In the interim, Sue coaching New Directions means lots of quippy nicknames (Sam will forever be”Kentucky Fried Stripper” in my mind) and put-downs.
All-in-all, this was a very broad-strokes, welcome-back episode. Next week promises some more drama. Or at least, more Samuel (who Brittany lovingly refers to as “Jesus”).