Glee "I Do" Review: My Big Fat Gleek Wedding, and All the Hook-ups That Came With It

Glee S04E14: “I Do”

This week on Amazing Trainwrecks in TV History (sometimes referred to as Glee), Emma bailed on her wedding and everyone kept partying because FREE BOOZE, Rachel and Finn had sex, Kurt and Blaine had sex, Quinn and Santana had sex, Artie and Betty maybe had sex (it’s funny cuz they’re paralyzed, GET IT???), and Marley didn’t have sex because she’s a virtuous virgin and all that. Marley’s virtue was further glorified by Rachel, her predecessor, peeing on a dipstick back in New York because she’s a slutty slut slut now or something what with all the eyeshadow and the spray tan and the momentary willingness to do a nude scene a few episodes back.

I love you, Glee. I love you for all the wrong reasons.

So uh, yeah, Emma freaked out and ran away. No one really cared. Will kind of cared because he was super-pumped about Miss Pillsbury FINALLY taking his name and becoming Mrs. Schuester, but as far as putting down the coffee, and IDK, maybe double-checking that the neurotic woman he’s supposedly madly in love with hasn’t thrown herself off a bridge in her panic and grief, well, that was just asking too much. In fact, NO ONE seemed terribly concerned by Emma’s disappearance. Even her own parents encouraged the guests to party at the reception anyway, since it was all paid for in advance, which makes sense, but maybe everyone could have TRIED to show a little thoughtfulness?

Which brings me to the major beef with “I Do” and Emma’s runaway bride routine: Was it even necessary? For all intents and purposes, “I Do” was “the wedding episode” even after the wedding didn’t actually happen. Santana got drunk on a fake ID. Old romances were rekindled. One-night stands (or two-night stands) happened. There was dancing and cupcakes and merriment. There was a freaking bouquet toss. Emma jilting Will at the altar bore little impact on the story except to complicate things at a date TBD—a complication that I honestly don’t think Glee actually needed. I make fun of Glee for being a giant inconsistent mess at times—most times, in fact—but the threads of an ongoing story ARE there, week in and week out. The big concern that allowing its seniors to graduate and go to college would prove to be too much for Glee to handle has ultimately not been so bad. Sometimes moving between New York and Lima is clunky. Sometimes the story in one setting is infinitely more interesting than the story in the other and the timesplitting between them gets tedious. For the most part, though, Glee has handled the transition well. Rachel, Finn, Santana, and Kurt’s new arcs have grown organically from their Lima roots. Back in Lima, things tend to remain business as usual, but such is the nature of a plot that depends so heavily on a regular background cycle—like the yearly competition circuit or the school year.

Marrying Emma and Will off wouldn’t have ended their story. It would have opened them up to new situations to sing about. The fact that Emma fled from the wedding doesn’t really make their relationship any more or less complicated than it already is. The fact that her escape didn’t even complicate the immediate plot of the episode is just a sad commentary on what little regard the Glee's writers have for Emma. I really hope that her return doesn’t end up indulging in the same sort of victim-blaming Glee tends to fall for (liiiiike with Marley’s eating disorder) but at the moment, the general sentiment seems to be “Emma ruined her wedding and OMG POOR WILL AWW.”

On the plus side, at least the Finn-kissing-Emma thing didn’t seem to be the catalyst for the jilting so much as Emma’s nerves getting the best of her and everyone pretty much just standing by and watching it happen.

So let’s talk about all that sexin’!


Blaine and Kurt

Blane and Kurt ripped their clothes off in the back of a Prius. Mercedes said it was tacky. Later, they had slightly-less-tacky hotel room sex. Blaine took it as a sign that they’re getting back together. Kurt not so much. Thoughts?


Quinn and Santana

They got drunk and slow-danced. Then they ended up having sexytimes. Quinn was ready to write it off as her one-time lesbian thing. Santana offered to make it a two-time lesbian thing. Quinn seemed receptive to the idea. I think this is going to turn into more of a friends-with-benefits thing than a Quintana thing, but what do you think?


Puck Jr. and Marley

With help from Ryder, Jake made every day of the week leading up to Valentine’s Day special for Marley in hopes of getting in her pants at the wedding because he’s like, super classy. At the last minute, Marley changed her mind about cashing in her V-card and if nothing else, Puck Jr. understands that no means no.


Betty and Artie

They weren’t sure if they had sex or not because they can’t feel anything below their waists. HILARIOUS, GLEE. HILARIOUS. You keep rockin’ those stereotypes.


Finn and Rachel

Rachel was adamant that she and Brody have a “modern” relationship with no labels, which means things like “single” and “not single” are irrelevant. She and Finn sang. They made googly eyes. She caught Sue’s bouquet. There were words. And then there were bare shoulders and lights out. Still not getting back together, though. Probably. At least not yet.


Rachel and Brody

So apparently Brody is a gigolo? And Rachel found his date book? And even though they have no labels and it’s totally cool for her to bang Finn in Ohio, back in New York she and Brody are the new golden couple and he should act accordingly? And she might be preggers? Oh Glee, you’re so silly.


And on that note, the New Directions are taking a breather until March 7th. See you then, kids!



MUSICAL NOTES


Glee playlist time: I liked everything. Emma and Will’s “Getting Married Today,” Marley and Puck Jr.’s “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Just Can’t Get Enough” with Kurt and Blaine, Rachel and Finn’s “We’ve Got Tonite,” and the ensemble performance of “Anything Could Happen.” All awesome.

– Marley figured out that Ryder was responsible for her awesome Valentine’s Week and they kissed. Greeeeat.

– “Not everything has to do with you.” —Finn, to Rachel. Clearly he’s never watched an episode of his own show.

– Is Rachel preggers?

– If Rachel IS preggers, are you with me in praying to anyone or anything that will listen that it’s not an IDK WHO MY BABY DADDY IS storyline? I mean, statistically speaking, it’s gotta be Brody’s, but since when has Glee let anything like common sense get in the way of batshit insanity?

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I loved it. 5/5 for this one. Insanity, romance, fun, great songs It was fun, off the wall stuff with Kurt/Tina bitchfit adding spice. LOVED Jayma's Not Getting Married Today; she killed it ;) Yes, there were a ton of hook ups, but this was (a) Valentine's Day, (b) a wedding and (c) lots of folks w connections. I'm glad Marley & Jake held off. That was appropriate; she's not ready and he was good not to push it. Way back, Artie had said he was fully functional and he's since had sex w Brittany, so he should know if it was good for him, but the line worked great, so /shrugs, smiling.
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I called it last season - when Madame Thibodeaux said that "Giants in the Sky" was the most complex Sondheim piece, I knew the writers were hinting that we'd hear "Getting Married Today" this season.

We also heard "Being Alive." Will Sue do "Ladies Who Lunch"?

Brody told Rachel he was straight the first time they met (and subsequently proved it)... but do we know that the person in the hotel room was a woman?
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I can't believe Quinn & Santana hooked up. Weird.
Thought Jayma Mays outperformed Matthew Morrison BY FAR. She was great in Getting Married Today.
I really hope Marley's character evolves. She bores me. Makes me miss Rachel & the old gang.
Blaine and Kurt need to get back together. End of story. The Tina crushing on Blaine story line was stupid. But he is Darren Criss....come on. And Jenna Ushkowitz's tears last week were impressively evoking. But still. Stupid.
This new season I haven't been very impressed with as a whole, because I don't like the new kids. I don't think they have nearly as much chemistry as the old gang did. But the end musical number in this episode was hopeful that this may improve.
Rachel is pregnant. Yay. Drama!
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i'm not sure i like this show anymore
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Unfortunately (or not) this episode is a fairly realistic representation of high school/college relationships. Young people cheat and hook up casually all the time. That's the way it is now - like it or not. Glee pretty much covered the full spectrum of relationships, from gay to straight, from hooking up with your ex, to "open" relationships. And even an innocent one. It was interesting to watch.

I didn't think Glee was making fun of handicapped sex at all. It looks like Rachel and Finn are destined to get back together, but not likely Blaine and Kurt. Kurt is just starting to date new guy in New York (I forget his name) so I would hardly call what he did cheating. And yes, Rachel will likely have a miscarriage, as I doubt they will go with a full term pregnancy. I hope they don't go the abortion route. And as for Emma and Will, I agree that they should have just let them get married. That would have been a lot more interesting.
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I don't think Rachel found his date book, I think she was checking her own calender for her last period, and cue the pregnancy testing.
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Agreed 100%. It's also kind of sad how they both lied to each other. Not a great relationship, for sure, and quite a letdown for Rachel after a faithful guy like Finn. She lied too, I get it, but a night with your ex versus being some kind of gigolo isn't quite the same thing.
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thought the same
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The purpose of runaway bride was to further the theme of unrequited love on valentines day
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That's EXACTLY where they're going with this. Brody pretty much said him and Rachel hooked up right before she left and then she slept with Finn a couple of days later so yeah, it'a who's my baby daddy situation. Ugh! They did the adoption thing so I guess it's gonna be miscarriage or abortion this time. This show.

I was glad to see the Betty character mainly because as soon as Emma described her I knew exactly who it was going to be! I liked her on The Glee Project and thought she might win that season but they decided to go with the perfect look instead. I digress! Was SO upset the Ryder character won!
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Horrible episode. They used every contrived plot device that they could. Grooms left at the alter, another character turns blind, a handicapped girl is brought in. Also, a Gigolo boyfriend and a possible pregnancy.
Who writes these shows?
Monkeys?
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This was just hilarious! I'm starting to become numb to Glee's incoherennce and inconsistency and actually enjoying what there is to enjoy (and that's pretty sad actually XD)

The hook-ups were enjoyable and OF COURSE Quinn had to experiment XD I hope Klaine'a over because I can't stand them anymore!
Finn was so sexy (dieting ahahah) with that daisy but I guess that having sex with Rachel will only make him more miserable.
Loving Ryder and hope he gets Marley soon.

And then........ rejoice, because ALI STROKER is here!!!! *____* I love her!!!! I'm so happy she's on the show!!!
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I just don't get Kurt in this episode, it seemed like not to long ago he was feeling weird about Blaine even going to NYADA next year yet here he's ready to bang him in a car then later in a hotel room! Considering what he's like those last 2 things made no sense. I liked that Mr Shue gave Rachel a hug but I still wished she'd interacted with some of the other graduates as well as the people still in ND. I found it slightly funny how Ryder seemed to know more about Marley and what she likes than Jake did. I feel really bad for him coz he really likes Marley but at the same time he doesn't want to ruin his friendship with Jake as he knows Jake loves her but then he asks Ryder to plan a whole valentines week for his girlfriend. It must've sucked for Ryder to hear Jake say he was going to do it with Marley. I really loved the Kurt/Tina fight even if Tina's side was a little misguided and bit too detailled. Sue made me laugh during the we're getting married today sequence, when she walked down the aisle before informing Shue that his actual bride had run away and of course the scene where she talks about the tradition of throwing the bouquet was hilarious. I think a lot of people were worried about the Quintana hook up so I was glad that it played off the way it did. I'm glad they actually mentioned why some of the characters weren't there instead of saying nothing about it. It does seem a little weird how no one seemed that worried about Emma, I mean the parents I kinda get coz they were horrible in season 3, but you'd think a party would be the last thing on anyone's mind. 1 last thing, I find Blaine acting like him being with Kurt at christmas and valentines day was destiny or something because 1) Burt brought him along when he went to see Kurt and told Kurt to go to the ice skating rink 2) both of them were always going to be coming to the wedding from the moment mr Shue proposed to Emma, neither of these points had anything to do with destiny unless you count valentines day (which I don't coz it's not a real holiday) All in all the episode was good just a few frustrating bits.
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Am i the only one that feels that klaine has come to an end and remain so? I think some people have a tendency to romanticize their, yes they were a cute couple, but they did have a few problems.

Kurt is my favorite character but I am also kind of mad at him right now, I like Adam and he just did what Blaine did to him to Adam. Is anyone else upset about that or is everyone just too excited about the possibility of Klaine getting back together to care?
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But are Kurt and Adam an actual thing? If they are, maybe they're "modern" like Rachel and Brody! XD
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Rachel didn't find HIS date book, she found HER date book wich aparently ment she could be pregnant. She doesn't know about Brody and his manwhoring....
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I'm starting to get disappointed now. Glee is not treating its female characters well at the moment. It's dickish of Will to neglect Emma but believable enough, but everyone else also neglecting her and partying on instead is very poor form. Plus Tina was pushed into an awful Fatal Attraction direction this week; I'm just glad that her creepy gay crush story seems to be wrapping up. Plus Marley is getting less and less relatable every week plus she looks thin and sickly. I wasn't thrilled at all the hookups this week, I don't think the pretext of the wedding is a good enough justification. And I'm sick of all the alumni being in Lima all the time. It's just claustrophobic now. The occasional visit is effective but now it's ridiculous. The show will never effectively establish the new cast members until it can let go of the past.

As for the wedding itself, I have no problem with Emma fleeing, it was 100% what her character would do. It's therefore irrelevant whether the show 'needed it' or whether it's symptomatic of a pessimistic Ryan Murphy world view. It seems superficially similar to the Nip/Tuck wedding but they really have very little in common apart from the outcome of the wedding. Most importantly, one was the bride's choice, the other was not. I also think it's a little silly to conclude that Ryan Murphy hates happy endings based on this episode after all the treacly happiness Glee has dished out over the years.
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I just had to make a list of all the things that made me mad about this episode.
1. Emma is clearly having a breakdown at the start, leading to her OCD breaking out badly. Well let's all just ignore that. Because it's clearly what all the characters did.
2. Mr Schue, after living with Emma for months, knowing her symptoms and her history, apparently has no clue how to help her. He thinks that he's helping her by taking over entertainment? She already knew he was going to have the glee club perform as did everyone else who has ever met the man. He is doing nothing to help in the wedding and then was perplexed as to why she ran off.
3. PS Mr Schue just cause you're Finns no.1 fan boy does not mean that it would mean the world to Emma if he sang a song instead of doing a best mans speech.
4. Well at least this week they gave us a reason as to why we didn't have Sugar or Joe in the episode although using Bird Flu as a reason might have worked as a reason in 2005 when Bird Flu was spreading from Asia but it's not exactly at epidemic proportions right now. They could have said normal flu. Glee really tries to act like anything Asian in origin is mystical and practically to do with the occult.
5. Ryder says to Jake that he needs to make Marley's Valentines one that she's going to remember forever. Sorry what? She's just a sophmore as Ryder later says. Why should she have her most amazing Valentoine's day now? Why not when she's 29 and with a guy she could end up marrying? Why not when she's in college with a guy doesn't need to go to a friend to tell him what to do for Valentine's day? Glee constantly acts like the people you date in school are the ones you end up with forever, especially if you date them in your last year. So far the most mature person when it comes to relationships this series has been Mike Chang. Because he had a mature break up with Tina then still acted like a friend towards her. Unlike every other male female relationship in this show which must result in some kind of attraction
6. So Mr Schue is still the worst teacher ever even though he's changed subjects. Apparently describing bald eagles and allowing his class to be interrupted by a performance is going to get his other students to pass the class.
7. Quinns bitter about men. Well of course you are Quinn darling. You keep sleeping with men and then blaming them. You don't let men define you, you defend your stupid actions by saying they define you
8. Kurt and Blaine almost having sex in the back of a car. Apparently New York really changed Kurt because last year sex was special and not meant to be done in the back of car but it's okay if it's at a wedding.
10. Brides are very rarely alone on their wedding day so why did Emma have the opportunity to have a panic attack all alone.
11. Why would people not look out for Sue when they know she hates Will. Someone should have noticed the woman who was not a red head in the wedding dress.
12. So just absolutely no one cares that the wedding didn't happen? Let's all just party? Apparently even Will felt that way as he said let's have the party anyway cause you all came back to Lime on Valentines day which is so much more different to all the other times they showed up because now there's free booze.
13. The message that alcohol is evil and immediately causes you to start drinking in the middle of the day was thrown out of the window when they needed a reason for Santana and Quinn to end up in bed together
14. Rachel, who went absolutely bat shit insane when she found out Finn had sex with Santana before her, is suddenly this "mature" open relationship kind of girl who thinks that she's like the girls in sex and the city because she got highlights and is attracted to two men at the same time. Actually that's exactly like sex and the city. Rachel you don't want to end up like sex and the city.
15. So Brodys an escort now huh? Well with all the ridiculous plot devices glee has thrown in before I like their originality with this one.
16. Did Will even look for Emma? Cause he seemed to just be content to run amongst balloons with teenagers thinking that that would solve his problems.
17. The Rachel pregnancy test thing reminds me of the girls on the Maury show. We're supposed to believe that Finn is going to be the dad because let's face it that's how the show is setting it up to be. But like the women on the Maury show we're only thinking this because we think that the last person Rachel had sex with is automatically her baby daddy except that sperm can survive for about a week in the womb. It's more than likely Brody's but glee are just gonna shoehorn Finns baby into this season so they can get back together like it's been set up to happen from the start.

Wow 17 points about a single episode. I have never felt this way about Glee. I swear if it doesn't improve I may just be done with this show.

tl;dr I was really mad at the latest episode of Glee and wrote a list as to why I felt that way.
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Can I just say what's up with all the 80s music during wedding receptions in movies and TV? Other than that, I think the father of the baby is Finn and Rachel is basically making the same mistakes her mother made.
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Lol, Rachel has two dads.
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Yes but Rachel's real mother (I forget her name) was a rising star on Broadway until she got pregnant with her.
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Ok, fair point. I just get annoyed with everyone assuming any unplanned pregnancy is a mistake. Rachel is an adult, she has a nice loft, and support. She'll make it :)
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i don't think Rachel found Brody's date book, I think she was checking on her cycle... hence the immediate pregnancy test that followed..
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She was looking at a timer on her phone to know how long to wait for the test results.
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Well I know that Tina is catching up the glee club and doing well, but since there are eight episodes left in this season, she may need some more solos quickly before she graduates with Brittany, Artie and Blaine altogether this May 2013. That's why even if this season is a letdown, but not completely, I am focusing more on Tina in this season than anybody else.

I know there is a fifth season of this series coming in fall 2013. But I am afraid that it will become worst and will be the final season of this series. I know Sam, Sugar, Joe, Marley, Kitty, Jake, Ryder and Unique will be there and I know that there will be two new replacements inserted. I know Emma, Will, Sue and Figgins are the returning faculty of season five. But all of the season five cast will leave at the end of this series.

That's my opinion!
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What happened to the teaser at the end of Season 3, where Roz Washington tells Sue that together they could get rid of Figgins permanently?
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I too am loving this season of Glee. So satisfying to see the kids that graduated and where their lives are going. The must was also exceptional. My take:

Kurt & Blaine - They are so endgame and meant for each other. Blaine knows it, now Kurt needs to realize it as well. His heart was broken, so he is just protecting himself, but no doubt by season end, they will be Klaine once more.

Quinn & Santana - that was just weird, wedding sex

Jake & Marley - I like Ryder/Marley much better. Not sure where they are going with the love triangle.

Betty & Artie - Super cute...hope that Ali can come back to the show.

Finn & Rachel - Again total endgame. Finn knows it and Rachel needs to realize it as well. The who preggers thing came out of the blue. I would lean toward her not being pregnant, but we'll see.

Rachel & Brody - What's he hiding? Male prostitute? Gambling? I can't wait to see. This will probably be what breaks them up.

Wemma - Love Emma, Will is a snore
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I have to say, I am happy with this season of Glee. The show matured in many ways. I find some episodes were they're focused on New York for example to be much more interesting than other episodes that are just the same old story with the glee students in school. I don't care about the new characters.. at all. The show would have been much better in my opinion if It had all their main cast last season graduating instead of half of them.
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Was it just me or did Mercedes disappear after she sang at the wedding. Was she a conscientious objector to the reception?
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It's really weird with what's happening with Mercedes cause she is supposed to be in the regular cast like everyone else from last season and she's hardly in the show. Quinn was supposed to be the one that left the show as a regular and she had much more air time on the show than Mercedes.
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I really hope they don't make Quinn a lesbian. She has always been straight on my book, and was just experimenting.

And I can't believe a person as ambitious as Rachel would just throw herself and have unprotected sex with people. She wants to be next big thing. Its going to be difficult to be that next big thing if you get pregnant during your first year in college. (Even though Quinn somehow managed). Regardless, I just thought she had a lot more restraint and discipline.

I like Glee but I still don't care about Marley, Jake and Ryder. Its just a boring love triangle. Although I thought Ali from the Glee Project did awesome. But if she's here, where the heck is Aylin!
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Artie and Betty were not so sure about having sex? Betty said he was the best she's ever had. Lol?!

At first I thought Rachel was checking Brody's Date Book and found out about him being a liar that's why she woke up so angry. But there she was in the bathroom and yeah she didn't find out about Brody.

It was unnecessary to let Emma run off. But otherwise we wouldn't have seen all the reunions of the old glee clubbers
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Don't get me wrong, I love the other characters (mostly) but this episode was way light on Emma and Will when it should have been all about them!! And where was Coach Beast?
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What I liked: The chemistry between Ryder and Marley - love, love Ryder (but wished he didn't kiss her) - he's going to come off as the douchey best friend trying to steal the girl instead of being himself and winning the girl that way. I also liked Finn's love me - love me not speech. He came off as so confident and sexy. Rachel just came off as a slut. What I didn't like: Everything else. I was looking forward to the wedding. Sometimes things happen the way they are supposed to. Glee is trying to create too much drama and it doesn't need it. Didn't like any of the hook-ups - it just made me feel like I was watching one of those trashy MTV reality shows. And how can Rachel stay in NY if she's pregnant? What are they thinking? I don't get this storyline at all. If it is supposed to make me feel some sympathy for Rachel again it is not working.
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And Rachel has slept with 2 guys, how does that make her a slut? Clearly Brody didnt mind when she told him. So: guys calling girls sluts is sexist and disgusting but girls calling 19yo girls sluts for having slept with two guys is sexist and hypocrite. Lets not act like illiterate people.
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Ok, Pay attention people!
It could be Finn's baby. Rachel was looking in her date book and it said 'march' so it was probably a month after she slept with Finn since they did it on valentines day.
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Glee! What the HELL are you doing to our characters???

In the beggining we started with strong characters.
Rachel was a strong female lead that had solid morals- now she's sleeping around and is constantly unsure of herself, and is dating a loser who's cheating on and manipulating her. WTF?

I also used to like Marley, she started off and this cool/chill girl that knew who she was and she had soul and strength, now she's just a skinny little girl who's being used as a plot instument.

Let's check the fan base: Mostly women.
So why are you turning all of our strong female leads into pacified, dopey, little girls?
This seriously ticks me off!!!

Stop trying to ride on the coatails of that terrible and sexist show "Girls" that no one actually really likes and bring back our strong female leads!
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I thought it was Brody's date book too but after watching it a second time, she was checking her date book and realized she missed her period. Which only makes slightly more sense because really, what 19 year-old carries a date book and does she only use it to schedule her periods and spray tans?
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It wasn't Brody's date book, it was Rachel's. She was checking her period dates, duh!
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only on glee would the wedding episode not be about the actual wedding...
and i hate how they can;t make up their minds with the jake character. it;s like either make him an insensitive womanzier or make sweet and sensitive. BUT PICK ONE!!!
and from a logical standpoint it would have to be brody;s baby, but since when has glee worried about logic?
also, kitty wasn; in this episode. i appreciated that
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I think they've been pretty consistent. He's a ladies man but he's also a good guy. He's never really done anything to the contrary. Good guys like sex too. That's not reserved for bad boys.
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Yep if Rachel is pregnant they will say its Finn's baby...even though there is no way. I liked the episode "Naked" then they turn around and throw this and last episode out.
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You must have missed the months in the date book... she was at first looking at March, then flipped back to February and realized she'd missed her period... Given that she slept with Brody, then slept with Finn a day or so later, it's *very* possible that Finn is the father.
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If I were Will, I'd wish Idina Menzel's character was still around since she's at least a woman and would be a good match. I want the NYC storyline back strong since McKinley is a total mess. Not that NYC isn't a mess but just something fresh.
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Ok.. who still uses hardcover date planner in this day of technopads? (ok finally got that off my chest!)

Now the break up episode was perhaps one of the most powerful episodes this season, this make up (ok so they call it Valentine's) episode is just a lot of fun.

Rachel & Finn = know it's gonna happen
Blaine & Kurt = Surprising but know it will eventually happen
Quinn & Santana = Shocking and don't seem to be too necessary (ok maybe it's hormones)
Betty & Artie = More stereotypes but it's good to see Artie happy
Will & Emma = whatever!
Brody & Rachel = he is so gorgeous, but really about time to end this 'new age' relationship, Kurt's apartment is getting crowded anyways
Jack & Marley & Ryder = Not so surprising but just know it will end badly somehow
Sue = HILARIOUS!

I like the introduction of Betty, she seems like a really good character (calling Artie Stephen Hawking's younger brother LOL) that they can develop further. I didn't enjoy the struggle that Emma went through and you are right, nobody seems to care that she disappeared and that she was a ball of nerves and wreck. Can you believe that she is a guidance counselor with tenure?

That said, I don't think Rachel & Finn and Blaine & Kurt are getting back together yet, Rachel eventually but Kurt has a good looking British crush (boyfriend?) in NYC waiting for further development. Marley x Jack x Ryder is just plain confusing, but the kiss Ryder gave Marley was rather sweet.

Oh you didn't mention about Finn's speech to Rachel, I think that was really one of the best speeches I have heard on Glee, the part with daisies and she loves me, and she loves with not was perfectly timed in my humble opinion, and with Rachel removing the last petal, it was classic.

My favourite song :
Finn & Rachel's "We've got tonight" and the final performance of "Anything could happen"
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I totally agree with you about Finns speech, it was good.
And I really like Ryder, I would rather him become more of a main character than Jake. Jake just has no depth or chemistry with any of the characters. And that kiss was nice.....

Other than that, yeah the show is a total freaking mess. That is a really good way to describe it. I also hate how all of the women on the show are becomeing so pacified. I mean really? What are does say to the younger people watching the show?
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I pretty much watch Glee now for the what outrageous thing are they going to do next aspect. I really feel like they should have had the pregnancy test wait til the next episode because the whole planner thing definitely confused quite a few people, but god forbid Glee do anything resembling making sense anymore.

I like what someone said earlier about doing an STD plot line. That's about the only thing they haven't done at this point and it would be an effective way to break up Brody and Rachel which is obviously their plan.

I shouldn't be surprised, but I really can't believe how they have treated Emma this season. It just makes me so mad. Mainly cause I think that Jayma is amazing but still, the crap they've given her this season. It's like they don't know what to do with her so they'll regress her character. Such crap.
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Hated Emma's song! Might have enjoyed it a tad if it hadn't been soo long. Quinn knew she was leading Santana on IMO. Puck Jr's kind slow if he couldn't figure out Ryder after soo many clues. Liked when that guy cruised up to ask Sue to dance - she seemed genuinely surprised. Where was coach?
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Ah yes, Ryan Murphy's hatred of happy endings strikes again, just like Nip/Tuck. And no, I am not counting the end of the first season of American Horror Story as a happy ending because having the family all together does not count when they are all dead and are ghosts.

Honestly, after 3 1/2 years of the Will/Emma romance storyline, couldn't they just have married them off. It would not have meant that their storyline would end, just that aspect of it which had been played out. They could have moved on to a storyline with them trying to have a baby or something.

So are we assuming that protection failed with Rachel or that she has not been using it with Brody and did not use it with Finn? Could this be another "the more you know" message from glee about being safe, because we already have one, her name is Beth. You know, the kid born of the poster children for teenage sex and angst and living with the poster woman for inappropriate teacher/student relationships, that one.
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I love Glee. It is mindless, fun entertainment. Yes, it is a mess at times, but it's a wonderful mess with its outrageous twists and turns. I speculate Rachel is having a pregnancy scare, and if she winds up with an STD (which could have caused the period delay in GleeLand), then her affair with both Brody and Finn will be "tested" and she may run back to Finn.

And having Emma be an aggravated bride who takes off provided some of the funniest, classic Sue Sylvester moments in a long time. I've missed seeing Sue, so the producers used her well in this episode. Brody as a male prostitute...interesting to hear Rachel's reaction once she finds this out. I question why Brody feels the need to do this, other than needing the money or just because he's a slut. Quinntana is an interesting development.

I speculate that this won't be Quinn's last time with Santana, especially since she's been spouting some feminist rhetoric; I wonder if she will turn into a Redstocking. It appears she's disillusioned with men, so I'm assuming she's no longer her professor's little love toy.

The music was great in this episode; the highlight for me was Emma's performance of "Getting Married Today" which requires a great deal of control, not to mention training to be able to enunciate words at breakneck speed. Also, Finn & Rachel singing "We've Got Tonight."

The paraplegic jokes were hilarious. I like the fact that Glee is not quite afraid of political correctness and decides to push the boundaries. It may not to be to everyone's taste, but I love the irreverence. On the same note, it bugged me a bit that Kurt and Blaine call Tina a "Hag." The correct term is "Fag Hag" and it is considered a term of endearment by gays to their straight female besties. I know, because I've been called this myself. Using "Hag" is confusing, because a hag refers an ugly old woman or witch. While it's an old term as someone noted, I think Glee should have used it to keep consistent with the irrelevance it displays with stereotypes. But then again, the "N" word is not used on TV, not even amongst black characters, so probably Ryan Murphy didn't want to include the full term with conversation between Kurt and Blaine. But using "hag" instead of "Fag Hag" is half-assed to me, so Glee should have not used the term at all.
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The entire valentine episode was too mixed up. I'm glad the wedding was called off due to incident back in the previous episode. The "We Got Tonight" song was too overwhelmed with too many singers! Emma overacted as a runaway bride! The reception was transformed into a party instead! The Tina character was appraised too strong in a panicky situation during the time when she catches up with the Glee Club. Tina is okay, but she needs more solos for the eight remaining episodes of this season before she graduates with Brittany, Artie and Blaine. If there is season five, Tina can come back as an alumni and sing a few more songs. I am uncertain about Rachel's pregnancy, but we may have to take a three-week hiatus until the next episode gets aired!
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Oh they are most definetly doing the I-don't-know-who-the-father-is storylline. When they decided not to hook up after Rachel returned, the writers made it a point for Brody to reference the fact that he'd had sex with Rachel before she left.

That was not Brody's datebook, that was Rachel's day planner, which assumably she kept track of her cycle in. The scene was showing that she was "late".
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It was also a month later. She was looking at March, then flipped back to February, and that's when she realized she'd missed her period.

It's quite possible that she's on the pill... but perhaps another drug interaction reduced its effectiveness (which is a well known problem, especially antibiotics).
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Glee might be batshit insanity, but at least it's the good kind of batshit insanity and not say Zero Hour
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I'm not entirely sure she ound Brody's Book, to me it looked like she was reviewing her callender, leading to the pregnancy test.
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GLEE has jumped the shark. It's become ludicrous, as if aliens have taken over running the show and know nothing about earthlings, especially those now in or recently out of high school. Why do these graduates show up in Lima again every two or three weeks? Why would anyone in their right mind want to marry Emma? Why has a 19-year old, completely lost about who or what he is, been running a major school function and running about the teachers' lounge like he actually belongs there? The production numbers get weaker each week and the lip synching with the soundtrack gets worse and worse. At least half of each week's numbers are painful to watch. Please, get new showrunners and writers, or kill this thing off.
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Totally agree that the runaway bride story was completely unnecessary, since everyone just went on dancing and boozing like they would have, but Murphy wanted more drama or whatever. I don't even feel bad for Will.
I do feel bad about Brody's character, since they're making him out to be a terrible, no good prostitute (gasp!) as opposed to the sweet Finn. The pregnancy plot will just be used to highlight the differences between the two, with Finn probably stepping up and supporting Rachel whatever the outcome, even though, logistically, it is improbable the baby is his, and Brody running off first chance he gets. Which is a shame, because I really do feel like Glee, even with all it's underdog acceptance ideas, is quite conservative at heart and will just shy away from the abortion plot, which, let's face it, for a girl in Rachel's position would be a realistic option if she were indeed pregnant, which I gather is just gonna be a scare.
Also, as yet another after school special plot, Rachel might find out she got an STD from Brody when she goes to the OB/GYN about the possible pregnancy, and that's when Brody has to fess up to his nighttime job, hence their breakup.
Finally, Ryder and Marley should just date already.
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She slept with Finn & Brody within a day or two of each other. When she's looking at the day planner, she was first looking at March, then flipped back to February when the realization hit that she'd missed her period. It's not inconceivable that Finn is in fact the father of a baby, but I'm hoping it's just a scare... heh... maybe it's an STD courtesy of Brody's escort escapades that's made her late. :D
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I was crossing my fingers for an STD. I don't think Glee has tried that yet. And it would lead into his night job pretty perfectly.

Marley and Ryder all the way!
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Statistically speaking, there should be a lot more herpes storylines on television.
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- I wholeheartedly support Quintana. After the way Santana's been acting, they deserve each other.

- I'll admit, I laughed at Betty and Artie's postcoitus discussion. But my wife did too, and she's disabled, so I didn't feel too bad about it. She even initiated a high five.

- Rachel, you massive slore. You better hope to god it's Finn's and not GigoBro's.

- Drunk Finn with flower made the most sense of anyone, with any prop, in any condition, all season.

- I really hope Rachel dumps Brody so we can hear him sing a certain Louis Prima/David Lee Roth classic.
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-- "They deserve each other." Lol, totally.

-- I definitely giggled at Betty and Artie too. I just get annoyed because Glee has so many of his stories being about "I AM NOT MY WHEELCHAIR" but then make EVERYTHING about his disability. It was cute though. They were cute. I hope Betty sticks around.

-- I love the word "GigaBro."

-- THIS.

-- And this.
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Thanks. I was considering "Brigolo" but didn't think it sounded as good.

And "I AM NOT MY WHEELCHAIR" sounds like a song by a disabled india.arie.
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At first, I liked the episode. I love reunions in Lima, even if most of them don't make any sense (which college student has enough money and time to be flying from one state to another every week?). Brody and Rachel's relationship became so weird all of sudden. Once again, Glee is making the guy Rachel is dating look really awful for no other reason than to put Finn in a better light (remember Jesse?). And the pregnancy storyline is already boring me. I bet Rachel won't ever think about abortion because that's not what "good people" do. Urgh. In other news, I'm glad Tina's storyline was resolved and that Blaine and Kurt kind of got back together (maybe?), even if I really liked Adam. Guess we'll see what will happen with them.
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I think Rachel would have an abortion because one she wasn't "I'm a good Christian" like Quinn and she has always been "I'm going to Broadway no matter what." A baby would ruin that, and the writers' have been known to make tough decisions when it comes to Rachel and her goal.
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Rachel would possibly contemplate on an abortion, but knowing glee it will be a big episode about gleebortion and in come Quinn telling her sad sad stories again.. just a thought :D
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That's probably what will happen because for all the times Glee goes "Let's accept everyone and support them" they're really conservative. We'll just have Santana and Quinn come in and tell us that it's wrong to abort babies and then we'll watch Rachel ruin her life through having the baby even if she gives it up for adoption
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Stopped watching glee after the second season, hence <---
but this looks like the same pattern Ryan Murphy gets into, especially seen with Nip/Tuck. Just marry the two, and move on with their development. His characters don't necessarily change over time, but instead just become more of a caricature of their former self.
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OMG YOUR AVATAR PICTURE IS WIN.

I agree. On some of his shows it works really well, or at least, I think it does on American Horror Story. But with Glee it just frustrates me.
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So after I saw your reply, I watched all of American Horror Story, and I've come to a conclusion about Ryan Murphy. He's good a creating an overall season arc for characters and story, but he's horrible at developing his characters. Every time a new season starts, he hits a reset button and everything is essentially the same from the previous season. It's the same reason why there will be no real advancement in Will and Emma's relationship, why Rachel and Finn will always be on and off, and why characters like Christian from Nip/Tuck never really changed. They just simply become more of a caricature of themselves as the series progresses. A series like American Horror Story makes sense for him because he gets to reset things every year, and Murphy is known for doing bombastic things on screen. American Horror Story will facilitate that. However with serialized shows, I find Murphy to much of a coward to take a leap and really build a character's relationship that will last. It's far easier to tear down a relationship or to mix and match relationships only to break them up again. Every season of Popular started with a reset.
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Two days ago I made a post here predicting the wedding would not happen and it would involve something weird, annoying and overtly sexual. Murphy is getting too predictable now.
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Aside from Finn actually being proactive, that episode was just WRONG!!!!!!!!!
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