Glee "Thanksgiving" Review: The Slap Heard 'Round the World

Glee S04E08: “Thanksgiving”

Like most holiday reunions, Glee’s “Thanksgiving”—which was only a week late, not bad—reminded us that holiday reunions are only full of the warm and fuzzies until you remember why you hated talking to these people in the first place. Quinn (QUINN!), Puck Sr., Mike, Mercedes, and Santana all returned to celebrate the national day of gluttony with their families and mentor the new faces in New Directions. Finn paired them off with their respective mini-mes and Quinn’s sad regression to barely tolerable became apparent when she and Psycho Kitty became like OMG BFFs!

At almost halfway through the fourth season, Dianna Agron has been the most noticeably absent alumni. For as much as she was missed, the uncertainty of when she would eventually return made for some great suspense and with her heir apparent, Kitty, growing more and more terrible, I had hoped that Quinn’s return would bring with it an attitude adjustment of the most epic proportions. Instead, sadly, Quinn fell for Kitty’s charms hook, line, and sinker. Hate u, Kitty.

The campaign to kill or severely incapacitate Marley through the wonders of eating disorders was brought to you by laxatives this week. Glee’s Season 4 obsession with poop is fascinating. Santana jumped right into her mentor role with sincere enthusiasm that bordered on motherly overbearingness and confronted Marley about the pills she found while digging through her purse. Armed with the knowledge that Kitty is a psycho, Santana went to Quinn, who defended Kitty and said she was sweet. “Secret Nazi sorority” sisters stick together!

And then... the slap heard ‘round the world. Once the nostalgia kicks in, graduation may make you weirdly fond of classmates you never really liked, but it’s not going to magically turn you into best friends forever. Santana and Quinn’s old issues came up, fueled by new wrongs. Santana called Quinn out on being a snob, all pleased with herself for making it to Yale and maintaining her flawless academic record, while still holding on to her resentment for Puck Sr., rarely visiting their spawn, and banging her professor. Quinn countered with the old classic, “EVERYONE IS JUST JEALOUS OF MY AWESOMENESS,” and said that Santana wasn’t living her dream in Kentucky, which was really just a polite way of calling her a wuss and probably a loser.

With my one shining hope for the Kitty cat to be declawed neutralized, she was free to continue her onslaught of friendly destruction. Marley looked sicker and weaker throughout the episode, to the point that her shocking collapse during “Gangnam Style” wasn’t that shocking at all. HATE U, KITTY.

In New York, Rachel and Kurt did the “we’re too good for Ohio” thing and decided to wallow in their singles angst together. Rachel tried to give Brody the cold shoulder when Cassandra left him in charge of Dance 101 while she probably slept off a hangover, and Brody told Rachel to stop acting like a high schooler. It was a beautiful moment, the sort of tough love every college freshman needs—like being instructed to stop wearing your ID card on a lanyard around your neck like a tool or being advised to leave your marching band varsity jacket in the back of your closet, preferably if that closet is located in your parents’ basement.

Their truce led to, as Kurt put it, “using a turkey as a courtship device.” Little known fact: fondling cold poultry flesh is a total turn-on. Who knew?

Of course, the real party began when Sarah Jessica Parker showed up as Isabelle with an entourage of fellow “orphans.” Her relationship with Kurt is really kind of cute and I’m glad that someone finally told him to stop being an ass and at least TALK to Blaine. It’s not like he was any happier NOT talking to him, you know?



Musical Notes


– My Glee Playlist: the alumni performance of “Homeward Bound/Home” was super pretty and Kurt and Isabelle’s “Let’s Have a Kiki” (Scissor Sisters FTW!) was fun until Rachel ruined it.

– I liked the Warblers’ performance better even before Marley passed out. Sorry not sorry. Just, for all the build-up to this supposedly amazing dance routine from New Directions, it just wasn’t all that great. Maybe the best was meant to come after Marley fainted? If that’s the case: HATE. U. KITTY.

– Kitty’s hero worship of Quinn is so creepy that I’m kind of waiting for the part where Kitty goes all Annie Wilkes on her.

– “Speak of the devil I knocked up.” Kinda hope that particular devil sticks around, though. I missed her smarm.

– Blaine and Kurt took tentative steps toward reconciliation when Kurt, at Isabelle’s encouragement, called Blaine before the sectionals performance and said that even though he can’t forgive him right now, they’re still best friends and he’d like to see Blaine at Christmas. Eee! My preciouses!

– Unique’s parents want to send her to a camp for little boys who like to wear dresses, yet the last time we saw them, they seemed pretty alright with their kid’s life choice. They were worried about Unique’s safety, not her wardrobe. You DO realize that parents being concerned that society won’t understand their child doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to CHANGE that child, right Glee?

– So I guess New Directions isn’t going to win sectionals this year? How does this bode for the rest of the competition season?

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Highlight of the episode was the Alumni song right off the bat. Then the rest of the show went downhill from there. Rachel is even more super annoying than ever and as much as enjoy Brody, their little relationship makes me want to puke. Kurt is pretty much the only good part of the New York scene. Kitty is still the most horrific person on the show and I want to see her get hit by a bus and never return. I do enjoy the new relationship between Jake and Ryder and the triangle(~ish) with Marley but this whole thing with Marley actually still being naive enough to listen to Kitty is unbearable. And Gangnam Style was a horrible choice. Thank god for The Warblers.
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Too bad Marley's issue got lost in the slap-fest, but it's very easy to miss the symptoms of an eating disorder unless you're with the person enough to see multiple signs. Santana saw the laxatives, but not the missing lunches, Jake saw those but who would think someone wasn't eating at all? If eating disorders were EASY to spot, we wouldn't lose nearly all those that we do - even famous ones, like Karen Carpenter. The week has been a bit busy in TV time to put things together, but I'm guessing that 4.10 or 4.11 will address the issue in much greater depth. So I'll wait and not throw a hissy that it wasn't addressed immediately. Look at the period of time for the bullying...story development with an ensemble cast - and now, 2 different locales - takes time. And can't ignore the holidays, either.

Kurt & Rachel were doing the "we're too good for Ohio" thing; they were doing the "why put salt in our open wounds and ruin the holidays more" thing. And Kurt wasn't being an ass by not talking to Blaine, he was hiding to avoid further pain, which has been a Kurt trait from the beginning on emotionally painful subjects (remember when "the Talk" about sex came up? first when Blaine tried, then when Burt hung in and did?) Considering how much Blaine made of the texting/flirting (in public) and then, pushing Kurt to go to NYC (quite correctly), Blaine only made it a few weeks before he actually DID cheat. Most people might not have wanted to talk to their exes for a little bit, after that, you think?

The Phone Call scene was GREAT! Both Criss and Colfer nailed it- And SJP coming in to shore up the slipping foundations...

I wonder if we'll find that Sue railroaded the judges into ignoring a clause in the rules that exempted medical or hazardous condition issues. For example, if someone were having a seizure, are they supposed to perform over them? Or a fire in the building or a bomb threat? Really.

Awww..I liked "Let's Have a Kiki" - though I was initially not liking the "Turkey Lurkey" mashup (/flashback to college drama club "Promises, Promises" trauma). And the Warblers' "Live While We're Young". were excellent, as always. Not sure about the "Home/Homeward Bound" mashup.

HATE Hunter C and his "Whistle". Absolutely HATE Hunter C - not like the old Evil Sebastian, who I just disliked. It took a massive bit of willpower NOT to turn off the set or change channels when his huge, smarmy smile and that horrible song came on. The Warblers were fine, though I dislike the song.

Wish Tina hadn't been the one tagged to start the "blame Marley" thing; she gets so little good air time. I don't like "Gangnam Style", but I liked what ND did with it and was glad Tina, Sam, Britt and Jake got some good time. No one MADE everyone leave the stage - someone could have tried to work up a replacement.

This is, after all, a dramedy, with little correlation to real life. And where extreme scenarios are used plot devices. For example, ending the club's year because they lost the competition and destroying all music, records and trophies? Sure, when the football team's season is over, they're not entitled to use the field - but you don't destroy all their gear. So these are plot devices. Just enjoy the ride and see where it takes us :)
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There was not one song I liked in the episode. Not one. :(
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I mean Kitty didn't force the laxatives down her throat...
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ND gets DQ'd, everyone becomes sad. Then Finn finds out that there's a secondary competition for groups that didn't make it through Sectionals. This gives ND another chance to make it into Regionals and thus another chance to make it to Nationals.
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Quinn came back as the other alumni reunited!

I'm glad Tina has a lead solo on doing an Asian rap during the performance! That's the way it should goes!

But there was a problem at the end when Marley fainted. Probably it was Kitty, the mean girl nemesis of Marley, who cursed her with laxatives! If the New Directions got disqualified in this upcoming next episode, then we should kick Kitty out!
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*Edit* Sorry, my mistake about her not being Korean. But I still stand by and say that it was racist.
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Ryan M should just put this show to sleep. That's just so much juice one can squeeze out of prunes.
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That bloody Kiki song is right up there with the red cup song as most regrettable moment to have ever watched on TV for me. I love Glee, but my god, they pushed the line WAY too far with that one. Eugh!
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Worst. Song. Ever. Then they follow that with the Menonite choir? WTF?
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What about "Gangnam Style"? I'm sorry to Jenna U who plays Tina, but that song was awful to the tenth degree!
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Pushed the line? It was just harmless fun. Goodness. What's the real problem here?
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It pushed way over the lame line, I'm aware it's harmless, but it was just so very cringe-worthy! lol
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It made my night personally. It brought back the earnest dorkiness Glee was built on, which is great, as the show has been taking itself too seriously as of late.
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I got to say it for the rest of the glee guys: Quinn, Santana, and Puck weren't the only ones who won Nationals, Artie and all the other didn't get any action and they really do they part in that Competition. Why they didn't invite them to the bar!?
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My guess if ND doesn't win Sectionals is that the Warblers get DQ'd and have to drop out and the New Directions gets their spot by default.
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That makes sense!
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y does it make sense? wat cud warblers done or do to be disqualified?
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As far as rational, real world sense, it doesn't make any. But in Glee-world, I can see them coming up with some random excuse to get New Directions in.
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Yeah, they'll probably conveniently find something relating to it in The Show Choir Rule Book. Murphy's used the book before to stir up conflict, so he'll likely do it again as an easy way out.
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It makes sense as a plausible plot device if ND doesn't make it to Sectionals initially.
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"Unique's patrents want to send her to a camp for little boys who like to wear dresses, yet the last time we saw them, they seemed pretty alright with their kid's life choice. They were worried about Unique's safety, not her wardrobe."

It doesn't have to be a negative camp it could be a like a pride/ support groups, there are many because of the high rates of suicide among transgender teens. They could be trying to help put unique in a situation where she is more likely to be accepted, which they see as a better alternative to a place where she will be bullied.
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That's true. I just thought that the way Unique talked about it sounded like she didn't really want to go. But I guess she could still just be unhappy(ish) about going even if it's not one of those awful "fix you" camps.
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Yeah I interpreted it more as a "omg my parents are so lame they want me to go to this camp" Her parents seem to be straddling that line between wanting to be supportive but also wanting to be protective.

If it does end up being the whole "fix you" camp story-line I'm going to be very upset because it send the completely wrong message about concerned parents,
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yes! i like the warble's version of the one direction song. but i do like to win the new direction led by Tina just like last year.
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I'm starting to think Ryan Murphy only has 2 ways of writing Quinn: 1st - really bitchy/mean 2nd - nice, sweet and understanding. It really annoys how he keeps doing that every season so far. I did love how Santana was the one to realize not only was there something wrong with Marley but she knew that Kitty wasn't all she appeared to be. I felt a little sad when Finn. Santana, Mike, Mercedes, Puck and Quinn sang together because everyone was together apart from Rachel and Kurt even though I can understand why. I really liked the friendship between Ryder and Jake, I mean Jake could've just kept the whole date with Marley to himself but he didn't and Ryder could've reacted in a bad way but instead understood that Jake really does care about Marley. Although I like the Kurt/Isobelle friendship as well as all the NYC stuff I didn't really get the let's have a kikki performance, it just seemed too weird. I was surprised at how much I cared about the Kurt/Blaine scene since I don't really care about Blaine and I'm not that bothered about Kurt if I'm honest but that scene was really well done. As much as Quinn's characterization annoyed me I have to admit I was really happy when the unholy trinity performed together. One thing I don't get is what was the point of showing that Puck was going to mentor his half bro and Mike was going to mentor Ryder as these never went anywhere whatsoever during the episode.
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I loved how it took Santana about five minutes to realize "that bitch is pure evil."
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i hope they lose sectionals just because they haven't before and it;d be nice to see what the show is about when it doesn;t revolve around competitions (otherwise, why would the warblers be in their sectionals when they;ve been in their regionals for the last two years?)
i was actually looking forward to quinn;s return, but she devolved back to her stupid self from a year ago. how can someone who;s in the ivy league and who planted botox in someone;s house to get their baby taken away not see kitty;s true intentions?
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(otherwise, why would the warblers be in their sectionals when they;ve been in their regionals for the last two years?)warblers tied at sectionals last year so it enabled them to continue to regionals
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It would definitely mix things up if they lost sectionals since we're pretty used to their winning it being a given.

As for Quinn...secret Nazi sorority brainwashing? Or (probably) just inconsistent writing....which doesn't make it better, actually. :/
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I'm pretty sure Quinn is gonna lay into Kitty once it comes out that she was behind Marley collapsing. Give it time.

Totally thought it was racist to use Tina as the lead in Gangam Style. Still would have been seen that way regardless of how many solos she has had before this, but maybe a little less so.

And I feel like they are going to have to introduce a heretofore undiscovered new wrinkle in the show choir rules that will allow the New Directions to bypass their loss at Sectionals in order to still compete in Regionals and, eventually, Nationals. Because as interesting as it would be to see where the show would go with no competitions to fuel the club, the writers won't go down that road because it might actually force them to, you know, develop characters and relationships more.
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The will lose sectionals but they will get a free pass to the next round because they are national champs - "Bring it on" style.

Tina singing Gangnam Style was NOT racist.
-Remember the glee structure is the piss around each week performing songs they will never do in competition and then throw something together in the week of the competition. In this case 3 days.
- Lurch unilaterally decided they would do Gangnam Style so they didn't really have a lot of time for a white person to learn the song convincingly.
- And how pissed of would Tina be if she didn't even get the solo on a song that is in Korean,


Goodness - Racism over here - Rape on the TVD article - Not my idea of R&R.
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Tina singing Gangnam Style was racist. I'm sorry, but this girl was promised last season that she was going to be in the front with Glee club. We're eight episodes in and the first solo she has is a song by an Asian??? She's not even Korean! I just don't think it's right or fair to her!
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So, I don't watch previews and I wasn't expecting any of this, so my reaction went like this:

What the shit is this shit? Where did all these has-beens come from and why are they singing on my screen? Also, look at that ass on Santana.

Ugh, Rachel.

God dammit, not Gangnam style again. Why won't you die?

Sarah Jessica Parker dancing and singing something awful. This is the worst thing ever.
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"Ugh Rachel" is pretty much my response every week.
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Mary Ann I totally agree about what a disappointment that supposed "BIG" dance number was! If Puck Jr. was supposed to come out and do the big dance number instead.. where was he? And they made it out like Brittany was gonna get out there too! I always enjoy seeing her dance and was so sad to not see her front and center.. Also they talked about Sam singing lead, but it was Tina..? Not that i mind! Its about time they let her do something! I dont know... I guess I was confused.. BTW what did they say a "kiki" was? That song was.... weird...
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"Let's Have a Kiki!" It's a Scissor Sisters song and they're a pretty awesome glam rock/pop/cabaret(ish) band. Really campy and weird. The thing is, they had to edit so much of the song for language and subject matter that I don't think the point of it came across very well, plus Rachel's "Turkey Lurkey Time" smack in the middle of it was just...bad. SJP and Chris Colfer were fun though.
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oh! I didnt realize another song was mashed in there.. have no clue what the turkey lurkey song is either! haha i went and listened to the original "kiki" and it was kinda fun :)
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Yeah, it's still a totally weird song, but the mash-up REALLY didn't help (or make sense, outside of giving Rachel a solo).
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There was a blink and you'll miss it moment where Jake and Brittany stepped out front and danced together but it was very brief.
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yea i saw Jake do a back flip... but i wanted MORE! I wanted to see those ballet lessons hard at work lol
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A kiki is a party for calming all your nerves
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Only a few thoughts this week, not necessarily good.

- So Tina's first lead vocal of the post-Rachel era is Gagnam Style? I'm not sure whether to roll my eyes because the song is annoying, or because Ryan Murphy has descended into ultra-stereotype yet again. Personally, I would think it would be more impressive if the Korean lyrics were sung by someone not Asian.

- Stop bringing back the old characters and let the new characters shine. These constant cameos are only serving two purposes: making the graduates look pathetic for constantly hanging around their old high school, and making us realize just how much the new characters are bootleg dollar-store versions of the old ones.

- WWQFD? I don't remember the episode where Quinn drove Rachel to a serious eating disorder.

- Rachel/Brody 2: Electric Boogaloo is going to be just like Blues Brothers 2000: Same exact story as the original, very similar ending, different music.

- It's a prayer, Artie. Shut the hell up.
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That's just it, the new characters suck. They are just watered down carbon copies. They don't have personalities. The graduates are the only thing that are holding the views which have completely tanked.
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I guess Glee couldn't possibly have two really good episodes in a row! Gangnam Style - really?!? The biggest WTF moment of the week!
If I was Dianna Agron I'd just quit and get a real job. Why does she let herself keep playing this horrible character that is always all over the place? I knew some awful girls in highschool but at least they were consistent in their awfulness. You didn't feel like you were dealing with a different person every time they were around. Also the sooner someone pushes Kitty in front of a bus the better!
And I have to disagree with most of the other posts. "Let's Have a Kiki"? What the F was that? Maybe it's an American thing? It was lost in translation for this NZer! It was AWFUL (and I never write in all capitals).
I'm really hoping Glee gets is s&#t together next week as I think the only episode I have liked less of the last 4 seasons was the Christmas one done in black and white.
The one redeeming feature was Kurt and Blaine finally speaking. One glimmer in an otherwise dismal landscape.
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Thank you!!! I thought I was the ony one totally turned off by that "kiki" song! Im American and I have never heard that before, and hopefully never will again..
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Ditto. Never heard it. Never heard OF IT. And it was awful.
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Its a song by a campy glam rock group called Scissor Sisters. The original is way better and makes more sense, but they had to edit the language and subject matter for network.
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I love the Scissor Sisters, we see their stuff here. I'll have to YouTube it - lol! My sister watched the episode last night and I got a text saying "Seriously! WTF is a kiki!?" when she'd finished! I just laughed, My sentiments, exactly!
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Quinn is doing the same mistakes all over again. But its forgivable, she's still growing up. I think that is what makes her character. She makes mistakes but always redeems herself in the end. It might be frustrating but oh well.

Jake surprised me in this episode. He's bad boy attitude is just a mask. He's one of those secretly artistic ballerinas.

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Word. I totally hope Quinn sticks around for a little bit for the redemption she needs to find (again) but mostly I just want her to punch Kitty in the face.

Jake grows on me a little more each week! I'm still incapable of thinking of him as anything other than Puck 2.0, but we're making progress!
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Did they even really explain why Unique was missing from last weeks episode? She just mentioned her parents and "safety" and that camp, but I kinda thought that story was done with, since the parents clearly said they were OK with Unique performing as herself in competitions, just not the musical.
Also, I kept waiting for Quinn to slap Kitty because of how awful she is, and instead she slapped Santana for telling the truth, who was actually being uncharacteristically nice this episode. You both suck, Quinn and Kitty. Is Quinn really so stupid/full of herself? Hearing Kitty admit she would've thrown a fit if she didn't get Quinn as her mentor should've raised some big red flags.
And the world can officially retire Gangnam Style, it's been played to death. Also, give Tina a performance that doesn't make you seem racist, Ryan Murphy.
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I absolutely agree that Tina should sing more, but if someone else have sung Gagnam Style a lot of people would bitch about how he didn't gave a Korean song to a Korean descendent.
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I see your point, but I wish they hadn't even gone there, since the performance was so underwhelming. Song choice/performance wise the Warblers sounded and looked a lot better, but the New Directions will go through anyway, somehow. And I did not get the Kiki song at all, but I appreciated how fun and different their Thanksgiving celebration seemed.
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After 3 years of character development, I question why they would write Quinn in such a way that it seems like she has regressed into bitchitude. She seems to be making the same mistakes she did before, if not worse ones. This is a stark contrast to Santana who, while still having a good amount of snark, has stuck with her character evolution going from a rather evil character to a quite likeable one after acknowledging her feelings.

If you look at the confrontation between Santana and Quinn this is reflected. Santana is calling Quinn out on the fact that she is doing the wrong thing, almost in a tough love way, while Quinn is satying things to be hurtful.

I had hoped that Quinn would see Kitty less as a kindred spirit but would see her as being insane. I was waiting for Quinn to describe Kitty to the others as being nuts, not quirky nuts, but Single White Female nuts. Instead she is caught in Kitty's web of lies like Marley and others seem to be, even calling Jake out without knowing the full story. Only Ryder and Jake seem to be immune to Kitty at this point, making them all that more likeable. Santana is immune as well. Interesting that Quinn would not listen to Satnana when she called Kitty evil since if anyone knows evil, its Santana.

I wonder how things will change next week and it is my hope that Kitty's actions are revealed and Quinn realizes her mistake. Could Quinn calling out Kitty be what turns Kitty around or will Quinn actually accept what has been done, further decending into her old attitude.

The rest of the episode was decent, Jake telling Ryder about his date with Marley out of respect, Ryder noting that Jake is better for the lead dancer as well. And if Kitty is exposed as the root of Marley's disorder, they may now have a shared enemy. Britney still thinking that Wade is Mercedes's clone was a nice line, I kind of wish they had shown more of her reaction to walking in on the slap fight though.

The pairing of the mentors was a bit off but that was due to lack of options. I mean Jake/Puck was obvious as was Quinn/Kitty and Wade/Mercedes. But Mike and Ryder served no real purpose since Ryder is the Finn analogue and we already have that mentor relationship. Marley would obviously have been paired with Rachel if she was there so Santana got paired with her. But that actually worked a bit because it showed Santana has changed and also it works in that Santana is mentoring someone who is basically similar to Rachel (though less insane) who was someone Santana eventually grew to like after hating for a good amount of time.
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I thought that line about Mercedes being cloned was a horrible one. No matter what, I hate the Merecedes/Wade comparison lines, but it would have made more since is Wade was dressed as Unique, that's different. But Brittany not knowing the difference between a man and woman, is just plain dumb. And I hate that we got too see all of the mentors with their mentees, except for Mercedes/Wade. And we still got no kind of closure on Mercedes and Sam. A throwaway line would be nice. Except for Home/Homeward Bound, this episode was another stinker. I'm not even tuning in next week. This show ain't worth it no more.
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If you want to look at Quinn through the lens of real life, then the way Quinn is written right now is spot on. People don't change from high school and old habits die hard. People just get older, but they are the still same fill in the blank they were in high school.
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The warblers were good...unfortunately! But the Gangnam style dance wasn't so good......Marley is an idiot with self esteem issues and its getting worse....I wish someone would come to her rescue.... The brightest spots for me were Blaine and Kurt's talk over the phone and Isabelle's "let's have a kiki"...I just loved loved loved it...it was very refreshing after all the other songs......
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Quinn can be a bitch but sometimes it's in the best way, but this was just to further along Kitty's horrible storyline. Quinn should've smacked some sense into her instead of literally smacking Santana.

and I HATE HATE HATE "Gangnam Style", WHY GLEE WHY?! and it's very racist to have the Asian girl singing it. come on. and enough of the Warblers, Blaine left, why do they focus on them this much still?
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Uh, I don't think it's racist. She probably volunteered/was chosen because she was born in South Korea and could learn the words without having to do it phonetically. It would have been way harder for anyone else. If you got a song in a language and you got someone who can actually sing it right, that's the person you use, from the tinest church group to the biggest TV show. It appeared that it might be at first, but that detail really changes everything.
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then they should've shown her volunteering otherwise it's like having somebody who looks like they're from Germany singing a song in German
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And actually develop her character? Don't be absurd. We know her character is part Korean, so it is plausible her character knew a smattering of the language or maybe more, making it easier for her to learn the song. Is it racist that they don't develop her character or give her more screen time? Possibly, even probably, but that is a separate, much larger, and much more long term issue. But is it racist to have your Korean-American character know some Korean? In no way.
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I am with you on the WTF moment of having Tina sing this song.
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Well, I just have a random disqualification of the Mennonite group for some random reason so the New Directions are a last minute substitute (can we hope for good originals like the last time they won Nationals, those are two of my favorite Glee list songs with Hell to the No a close like sixth (I love Cough Syrup and When I get you Alone)).

I kind of appreciated how Quinn was in a way because you are like that (Thanksgiving was my first time home from college too, my drive wasn't anything like their's but it seemed ridiculous) when you go home for the first time. I do know the culture shock hits you during that break, so there is hope for the return of nice Quinn to do a smack down of Kitty.

I like how the show is somewhat showing us that while Jake really likes Marley, Ryder might actually be better for her but then you are like, well, a boyfriend isn't supposed to try and fix you and maybe there is a more well adjusted transfer student who would be better for Ryder that Jake finds for him.
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I lost what little respect I have for Quinn in this episode. I don't know if that was intentional or not (i.e. - having us "real world adults" roll our eyes at Quinn's naiveté about being with a hot professor who is TOTALLY gonna leave his wife for her, etc.), but I don't care. In no particular order, she slapped Santana (Strike 1), sassed Puck Jr. for no reason other than Kitty's gossip (Strike 2), and she believed the psychotic ramblings of a stranger/sociopath (who keeps a picture of her in her locker) over everyone else (Strikes 3 - 72). YALE CAN HAVE YOU, QUINN!!

Another WTF moment for Glee: so....Tina finally gets a much deserved solo....and it's Gangam Style. Really, writers? Come on now....you're better than that.

Very much enjoyed basically everything involved with the NY storyline. I am LOVING Isobelle SO MUCH!! More of her and Santana, less of Quinn and Kitty, please!!!
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Yea the whole thing with Tina singing lead on that song felt kinda racist.... She has a great voice and yet they finally let her sing lead for that?
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