Glee

Season 2 Episode 13

Comeback

8
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Sue gets musical when she joins the glee club. Sam starts a tribute band. Meanwhile, Rachel wants to elevate her social status and gets help from an interesting source when Brittany comes to her rescue.

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  • sue and rachael

    7.5
    did anyone notice, when sue is talking to rachael while walking down the hallway, right at the begin, she calls her michelle,,,,,,,,, her real name as we all know is michelle lea........
  • Too much douchebaggery.

    5.0
    So the theme of this episode was supposed to be anthems. I can only hope that by choosing Justin Bieber songs, they were being extremely tongue in cheek. The whole Finn/Quinn thing is dull and should have ended a long time ago. Thank god for Puck/Lauren, Brittany and of course, Sue's amazing insults, without which this would have been one dire episode. Is it just me or are Finn and Mr Shue becoming douchier as each episode passes?



    Seriously must try harder Glee, I can only hope this was a minor blip and not an indication of a serious dip in quality.



    P.S. No Blaine or Kurt? Seriously?!moreless
  • Sue joins the Glee club for a week.

    7.5
    I don't know if it's because I hate Justin Bieber so much or because the show seems unable to make Sue consistently act a certain way, but I was really frustrated with this episode. After the last two episodes, which were anywhere from decent to great, this episode felt like a huge step-down, proof that Season 2 is starting to lose some of its focus. They're making little mistakes that are making the show less enjoyable for people like me who aren't a huge fan of musicals in the first place but like the blend of quirky comedy and singing that this show does better than other musical movies or shows (a.k.a High School Musical).



    Right from the beginning, Will says that the Regionals theme for this year is "anthems," and Sue quickly announces she needs to find a way to cure her depression upon losing so much funding and being labeled "loser of the year." Emma suggests that she join the Glee club and find comfort in the power of song. First of all, the ease in which Sue agrees and the fun that she has with the Glee club continues to represent everything I have wrong with her character. I think she's easily the funniest character with the best lines but she's also among the most inconsistent. Is she good or bad or are we going to be given a ridiculous amount of flip-flopping on her part. The moment at the end where she announces she's the vocal coach for Oral Intensity just seems so stupid that I grabbed my head and yelled at the TV screen. How can Ryan Murphy get away with the same pattern over and over with this show?



    That being said, as much as I hate Bieber, I like what Sam did with the song, and it was kind of funny to watch the guys all become infected with Bieber-Fever (Puck with fake hair was great). And while I didn't like his attempted courtship of Lauren at first, it's becoming pretty funny. It's like a personal goal that he can't reach, and each attempt is funnier than the last.



    The song selection for this episode was pretty lame for the most part, and the anthem they chose could've been way better, but the MCR song was actually sung really well (what in the world is up with those outfits though? They were really weird.) Overall, the episode felt like it was just shoved in the middle to take up space. There was a lot of breaking up and going out with new people between characters, but it's happened so much, it's starting to lose its shock value. Who in the world cares if Sam breaks up with Quinn? I never bought their relationship in the first place. It's not good when a show can't make you believe in the relationships. That being said, the two characters who I've liked consistently throughout and who coincidentally don't have lovelives that change every two seconds is Kurt and Will, and they both have been missing in action a lot more than some of the other less interesting characters. Why not show more Kurt/Blaine and Will/Emma instead of Artie/Tina/Mike all the time? I don't understand it.moreless
  • Pretty Good Episode

    8.0
    Episode pretty average after two very good episodes that we had. I loved the scenes with Sue, especially that we see the side a bit more humane of Sue. My part that I least like of the episode is the story about Justin Bieber. I thought it was too exaggerated. For songs, I have loved all, especially Sing and Take Me or Leave Me. I also found Baby and Somebody to Love better than the orginals. I also love the couple formed by Puck and Lauren. Finally, I thought it was a good episode, but not up to the last two episodes.moreless
  • 2/16

    7.5
    Not my favorite episode at all. I was expecting a lot of funny situations around the guys and the Bieber fever after viewing some trailers and ads but at the end it wasn't so funny (except Sue of course!. I was expecting that the writers went more into the cliche around the teenage girls and how they can be into a singer or an actor (and the craziness around Justin Bieber is the perfect example) but I was kind of relieve that it was not a tribute to Justin Bieber.

    Sue joining the Glee club= good idea.... and the ending was kind of unexpected but promising for the future with all her spying and tricks... It was nice to have Emma back but she was there without being really necessary for the plot... We need more Emma's stories!

    Then the glee club love stories

    Bad point for Quinn trying to trick Sam with her rescuing Finn as an excuse.... and the worse is that Sam first believed her... ok teenage boy are not really clever when it comes to girl but it's the second time that we can see Q. tricks Enough.

    Santana gets the boy in the end... In fact she wants whatever Quinn is having??? Puck, Finn and now Sam. The couple Sam/Santana is kind of weird...

    The Rachel story was uninteresting but brings a good, a marvelous duet between her and Mercedes. And the end brings some hope for the Finnchel's fans!moreless
Charlene Amoia

Charlene Amoia

Bailey

Guest Star

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

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Chord Overstreet

Chord Overstreet

Sam Evans

Recurring Role

Iqbal Theba

Iqbal Theba

Principal Figgins

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Rachel and Mercedes sing the song "Take Me or Leave Me " from the Broadway musical "Rent" Rachel sings the part of Maureen Johnson originally played by Idina Menzel who also happens to play the role of Rachel's mother.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Santana: I wants on them froggy lips, and I want on them now.

    • Puck: Can I touch your knockers now?
      Lauren: Only if you wanna lose your hand. But you're on your way.

    • Sue: Will, you have more grease in your hair than the guy behind Wikileaks.

    • Sue: For a brief period, I was a tambourine player for Wilson Phillips.

    • Sue: I hate hospitals, William. That's why I kept voting for those death panels.

    • Sue: If I hear one song from that classic rock outfit Journey, I will start pulling catheters.

    • Sam: This morning, I woke up and decided to swallow the sun. That's my James Earl Jones impression.
      Santana: First of all, that is offensive. He shot Martin Luther King.
      Sam: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
      Santana: Okay, let's just cut to the chase. Despite the fact that your mouth-to-face ratio is like way off, you still somehow manage to be cute. But make no mistake, every time you open your enormous mouth to do an impression or moisten a stamp for a lazy giant, you get one step closer to everyone seeing that you're actually a dork. Which is where I come in. I hereby offer my services as a mistress. I wants on them froggy lips and I wants on them now.
      Sam: But I'm dating Quinn.
      Santana: And this just in: she cheated on you.
      Sam: No, she didn't.
      Santana: I know you're as dumb as a bag of wet hair, but even you know she's lying. That gum ball story was insane. You're choosing to believe it so you can still be with her. But consider my offer. Not only am I giving you full visitation rights to the rambunctious twins that live on my ribcage, you get to show that pastry bag Finn he can't mess with Sam Evans. And now just because you can unlock your humongous jaw and swallow him whole like a python, but because you have some buzz at this school. Think about it.

    • Lauren: Honestly… Although my love would crush him, I'm totally turned on by the Biebster. That is until I remember that he looks like he's twelve and then it's sort of creepy. So if I were gonna give you a grade? C+.

    • Sam, Artie, Puck and Mike file into the choir room in slow motion, all sporting hoodies and Justin Bieber hairstyles.
      Mercedes: Sweet Jesus, who bought tickets to crazy town?

    • Artie: Here's what happens to the female chemistry. They get a huge shot of endorphins on Valentine's Day and everything is heightened, and so romantic! The problem is, days later when they come down from their See's candy high, they crash. And everything by comparison is humdrum.
      Mike:: We need a sugary sweet jolt of the Biebs to get us some action again.

    • Will: Now who can tell us what an anthem is?
      Brittany: The bottom of an ant's pants.

    • Brittany: I wore a tank top today because I thought it was summer and no one ever taught me how to read a calendar.

    • Sam: My dad always said there are two ways to get a woman to love you: take her hunting and rock n' roll. I knew what I had to do. I mean who's more rock n' roll than Justin Bieber? No one. That's who!

    • Narrator: So here's what you missed on Glee. Puck's got a thing for Lauren Zizes but she's not really down with it.
      Lauren: I don't think you're ready for this jelly.)
      Narrator: Finn kissed Quinn who's supposed to be dating Sam. Rachel kissed Finn but he didn't feel the fireworks.
      Rachel: On the cheek?!
      Narrator: Can you believe that? Sue tried to shoot Brittany out of a cannon to win Nationals, but the only thing she won was Katie Couric's "Loser of the Year".
      Sue: I hate you, Diane Sawyer.
      Narrator: That's what you missed on Glee.

    • Sue: Where's the hate?
      Will: Not the point of glee club, Sue.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Návrat (Comeback)

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "Baby" by Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris
      "Somebody To Love" by Justin Bieber
      "Take Me Or Leave Me" from the Musical Rent
      "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses
      "Sing" by My Chemical Romance

    • Although credited, Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester) and Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel)do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 15, 2011 on Global
      Australia: February 28, 2011 on Ten
      New Zealand: April 1, 2011 on TV3
      United Kingdom: April 4, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
      Sweden: April 13, 2011 on TV11
      Latin America: April 28, 2011 on FOX
      Czech Republic: November 12, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      Slovakia: December 4, 2011 on JOJ

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