Hay there! How’s life going, Gleeks? I’m doing good. It’s Friday, I have Say Yes To The Dress on, ate a great dinner and Glee yesterday was pretty sick. Not amazing but not bad. It had some very surprising moments and shocking turns. The music wasn’t also my favourite but for you Britney Spears fans, I think you’ll love it. Overall, I give episode 4×02 ‘Britney 2.0’ a 6 out of 10. If you missed it, here’s what went down…
In the hall, we Brittany telling us how excited she is for the year. She’s in ND, head of Cheerios and hopes to be class president for the 2nd year in a row. But her train of thought is interrupted by Blaine, wondering who she’s talking to. Because she, in fact, isn’t doing a voice over, like she thinks, she’s just talking to herself. Blaine leaves in a confused state and Brittany continues her thoughts, which leads to her and Kitty and the Cheerios singing ‘Hold It Against Me’. They do a good job with that and Brittany singing Britney is always cool. I only have one question: when they are singing in the gym, what are those red things they’re holding? :S But after the song ends, Sue tells them that it was total garbage and that she wants to see Brittany in her office. In the office, she tells Brittany that her grades are awful and even Becky got a C-. Then Sue holds up Brittany’s last test, which was written in crayon and depicted silly pictures on the back. So Sue kicks Brittany off the Cheerios until her marks are up. She also bans a high pony. Ouch.
In Brittany’s room, via Skype, Santana (yay she’s back!) says that she’s sorry that Sue did that. But that’s pretty much all you see of Santana because she says she has cheer practice every day until late so she has to go. And with that, she’s gone. So Brittany closes her laptop and stares at our favourite cat, Lord Tubbington, who had joined a gang and therefore is getting the silent treatment from Brittany. 🙂
Over in NY, Rachel and her dance class is doing tangos. Well, the dance class is; Rachel isn’t. The class is short one boy so Rachel must dance alone. And everyone knows, it takes two to tango. Cassandra tells Rachel that she has to be the odd one out because she is too awkward and not sexy enough for a tango.
Apparently, when Sue kicked Brittany off Cheerios, she had a meltdown. Really. Brittany has her hair a mess and wears baggy Grandma T-shirts. So Will and Emma (yay she’s back too!) talk to her in Emma’s office and offer some guidance. Brittany declines and leaves the room, continuing her ‘voice over’.
So Will decides to try to bring Brittany back with Britney. Spears, that is. He announces this and they all seemed thrilled about it. Even Brittany’s face lights up a bit. And to get them all in the Britney Spears mode, Artie and Blaine sing a mashup of Britney’s ‘Boys’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’. It’s good but not great. I’m not a fan of that JB song but come on, it’s Blaine and Artie. They make even JB sound amazing. 😛 And at the end, Brittany says that once again, Britney Spears has inspired her.
Back in NY, Kurt and Rachel find an apartment and test it out by riding bikes around the large open floor. Yup…sounds legit. So they agree to get it and their first night is spent sitting in the middle of it drinking wine. Kurt says that he’s almost glad he didn’t get into NYADA because he’s grown and learned a lot in the past months. Which is good. And I’m glad Kurt isn’t mad or jealous of Rachel because they’re friendship is amazing. Anyways, Rachel then vents to Kurt about how school isn’t all that amazing and Cassandra July is so mean to her. But Kurt knows who Cassandra is. She has a history. One day, many years ago, Cassandra had a lead in a small production and just as she was about to sing, some old man in the audience’s phone went off and Cassandra went crazy. She hopped off the stage and demanded that he turns off his phone and stops being rude. She then attacked him and never got another role. So Kurt says that Rachel should keep fighting her and stay strong. 🙂
In the hall, new ND girl Marley is approached by Unique. Unique starts talking to her about boys and Marley says that Jake is cute. But Unique says no way and to stay clear of him. Because he is a womanizer. And thus comes a song. Can you guess which one? It’s ‘Womanizer’. Unique, Tina and Marley sing it and during it, it shows Jake chasing a bunch of girls, Cheerios mostly. The song ends in the gym and Jake tells Marley that they should hang. A bit flustered, she says yes.
Brody, being all hot and muscular, is doing sit ups on a park bench when Rachel comes over and tells him about what Cassandra said (which he totally disagrees with) and asks him to help her with a little routine. He agrees, knowing that Cassandra will not like it.
Tina gets yet another song when she, Joe and Sam sing ‘3’. Sam plays his guitar, which gives it a country-type feel. It’s nice. Not amazing, but nice. At the end, Brittany stand up and walks across the room. In her hand is an electric razor. Brittany was going to shave her head, like Britney. But Will and ND stop that right away. I knew that she wouldn’t actually do that, but my mom legit shouted, “Oh my gosh! Is she going to shave her head? Oh-no!” Brittany isn’t thrilled with the fact that Will stopped it and when she leaves the choir room, Jacob Ben Israel comes up and tries to interview her. But Brittany was not in the mood for that and she beats him up with an umbrella. Blaine, Artie and Tina are watching and decide that to get their Brittany back, they’ll give her the spotlight. And also they decide that JBI totally deserves each hit he got. 😄
Outside on the bleachers, Marley is sitting, waiting for Jake, who eventually comes, wearing a leather jacket and with his guitar. Marley says that she feels so comfortable at McKinley and she can be herself. They get on the topic of Glee club and even though its Britney Spears week, Jake says it’s lame. Marley says she’s gonna sing ‘(You Drive Me) Crazy’ to which Jake replies, “I know I do” and then he plays the song on his guitar. He also mashes in ‘Crazy’ by Aerosmith. This is my favourite song of the episode. They are so cute and their voices go well together. After the song, Jake sits next to Marley and they look like they’re about to kiss, but Marley pulls back and makes some lame excuse like it just got cold. So Jake acts like a gentleman and gives her his leather jacket. And then something awful happened….MY TV FROZE. Like no joke, it just froze. So I grabbed the remote and went to the other channel that was playing Glee. Thank goodness that was working. But I was mad. You can’t just do that to me, TV. No.
In the choir room, Brittany, looking as ravishing as ever (sarcasm) is drinking a HUGE cup of coffee and ND is across the room, watching her. Brittany is talking to Kiki, which is basically Siri, the iPhone app-thingy, on a cheap phone she found at the laundromat. BTW, Kiki does not exist. ND asks Brittany to sing a song at the pep rally. Brittany agrees if she can lip-sync. ND doesn’t want to, but they agree. Brittany says she’ll pre-record the song and make a dance routine. Plus, Kiki agrees.
In Rachel’s next dance class, she arrives in a super short dress with Brody and they all dance. Cassandra isn’t pleased, but takes a seat and watches as Rachel sings ‘Oops I Did It Again’. Rachel does well with it and the choreography was cool with the tables. So we’re all loving it. Who isn’t? Cassandra. After the song, she goes up to Rachel and says she dislikes it. So Rachel tells her that the only reason she didn’t like it was because she actually has potential to be a star while Cassandra lost that years ago because she’s crazy. Brody tries to stop her from saying that. But the damage is done. And Cassandra kicks her out of the class. Yikes. As much as we all agree with Rachel, you have to admit that she overstepped some boundaries there.
At lunch in Ohio, the jocks are making fun of Marley’s mom again. To her face nonetheless. RUDE. Marley is right there and tells them to stop but one cute girl against two large and rude jocks won’t do much. So Jake gets involved. He tells the jocks to apologize and when they refuse, he fights them. Will comes running and whisks Jake away. But not to the office, like Jake thinks. Instead, Will takes him to the choir room where someone is waiting. Puck. Yay. Puck didn’t know about Jake so we assume Will filled him in. I would have liked to see his reaction to the news. But what we see is also good. Puck says that even though Jake thinks he’s all tough and stuff, Puck was the original bad boy. And he had lived life being mean and only when he got to ND and met all those people and sung songs, did he realize how wrong that was. That’s what made him a man. So he recommends that Jake should do it too. Puck says that no matter what, they’re brothers. Then he leaves again for LA. He came all the way to Ohio for a sixty-second conversation with his half-brother? Okay….I guess his pool cleaning business has skyrocketed if he can afford those plane tickets for such a short trip. :S
ND is ready to sing at the pep rally. Only Brittany isn’t. She’s busy eating. But the show starts and ND dances while Brittany lip-syncs to ‘Gimme More’. She does an awful job at it and eats through the whole thing too. Seriously, she sang better in ‘Blame It On The Alcohol’ when she was drunk. Kitty is the first to point out the lip-syncing and soon all of the audience is booing. So ND shuts down the show. In the choir room, Will blows up. Well, not literally, but if he was a volcano, he would have exploded. He was mad. Really mad. He says that their reputation is over. Both at the school and in the world of show choir because if the head of the competition ever found out, they could be banned for good. Wow, that’s serious. Blaine and ND say they’re sorry but did it to help Brittany. Brittany quits. Yup, she quits ND and just gets up and leaves. What’s wrong with her? I mean, sure, Sue kicked her off Cheerios but is that any reason to act the way she is? No. As she leaves, we see Sam’s face. His thinking face. The same face he had last season before he posted Mercedes’ ‘Disco Inferno’ video which got popular. Does Sam have an idea???
I guess Rachel has seen the error of her ways because she goes to see Cassandra to apologize. Cassandra, while doing stretches, says that Rachel should not get another try. But the school policy says she gets a warning so Rachel is back in the class. But she has laundry duty for a while. I really hope Cassandra gets nicer because I honestly thought that last episode she’d get nicer. Guess not. But I guess since Sue couldn’t be at NYADA too, they have Cassandra July.
We find out what Sam’s thinking face meant. He did have an idea. He calls Brittany to the auditorium where they sit. Sam says that he understands what she’s been doing: she’s been doing what Britney Spears has done. Brittany says that Britney has always come out stronger no matter what she’s been though. And you know what? She’s right. Brittany also says she misses Santana, who is not only her girlfriend, but her best friend. Awww… But Sam says she has a new friend. And he’s blond too. You know, if Brittany wasn’t a lesbian and I didn’t ship Sam with Mercedes, Brittany and Sam would make a cute couple. So Sam says he’ll help Brittany out. Brittany ends up going to Sue and saying she has a right to be back on Cheerios. And she even produces her most recent test where she got a C-. So Sue allows Brittany back on the squad. Yay. But….does that mean she’s back in ND? Because they really can’t afford to lose more members.
Kurt and Rachel are painting their new place, which is very barn-like. Even the door slides open like a barn. Anyhoo, Rachel paints Finn’s name in a heart. Finn hasn’t called Rachel at all. Kurt says it’s because he loves her. FINN, CALL HER! They decide to ditch the paint and go get cake. But as they’re about to leave, Brody arrives, with an orchid. So Kurt leaves and Brody talks with Rachel. And by ‘talk’ I mean ‘try to kiss’. But Rachel denies him and Brody says that he respects her and even though he can’t have her (yet), he still likes her. FINN, CALL HER BEFORE YOU LOSE HER! Brody leaves.
Back in Lima, Jake asks Marley if he can sit with her in Glee club. YAY he’s joining! Marley obviously says yes. Then she remembers that she’s still wearing his leather jacket. He says it looks good on her. Then Kitty comes. And says it looks better on her. You know why? Because she’s dating Jake. UM, WHAT? Jake didn’t tell Marley that. Bad move, Jake. But good move on Kitty’s part. I mean, you can’t hurt her via her mom so why not hurt her via her crush? I hate Kitty even more. How long will this last? IDK. My question is why Jake is in this? He likes Marley too…or so it seems. And dating Kitty can only hurt Marley. So why would he do that? So Marley leaves in tears. Jake comes to ND and Joe and Sam introduce themselves. Then we see how Jake sees ND. This is the funniest part of the episode because it’s so silly and Jake sees them all as weirdos. This is the good old Season 1 humor. 🙂 Then Marley gets up and sings ‘Everytime’ which is so obviously dedicated to Jake. Man, I just can’t get over this. Just when I was warming up to him, he goes and does something like that. WHY, JAKE, WHYYY? During Marley’s solo, we see her watching Jake and Kitty across the football field. And we also see Rachel painting over Finn’s name on her wall. NOOOO RACHEL! PLEASE NOOO!
The end. Yes, that’s it. Like I said, the episode wasn’t the best but it’s shocking twists like Jake’s move and Sue kicking Brittany off the squad made it okay. So now we’ve had 2 Britney Spears episodes. Both weren’t amazing. Please RIB, no more!
So next week’s episode is called ‘Makeover’. Here’s the promo:
Isn’t that interesting? First off, we see Brittany is back in ND (whew!). Then Brody and Rachel sing a song. I can’t tell which one, based on this promo, so if you know, tell me! And we see Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Isabelle, Kurt’s Vogue boss. She seems nice. 🙂 Then we see some school election news. Brittany and Blaine are running, that’s a fact. It seems as though Brittany and Artie have teamed up against Blaine and Sam. I hope Artie working with Brittany isn’t a pathetic attempt to get back together. And how come Brittany knows what a debate is but Sam doesn’t? But Sam abs are ALWAYS welcomed on my TV so I’m excited to see how this turns out. How will Blaine react to Sam’s…nakedness? :S
So that’s all. ❤ Byee!