Season 4 Episode 14

I Do

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 14, 2013 on FOX
out of 10
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    Glee "I Do" Review: My Big Fat Gleek Wedding, and All the Hook-ups That Came With It

    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, and a bunch of different people had sex with each other.

  • Episode Summary

    Will and Emma's wedding day has finally here and is celebrated in front of current and past members of New Directions.

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    • Kurt and Blaine

      Yes, definitely want to see them together again. In the meantime, loved how after Merceds got them out of the vehicle, they had to use their coats to hide their arousal lol.
    • adulthood

      I must confess I enjoyed very much the collective madness induced by the wedding+valentine combination that is "I do".

      This episode marks a turning point in the treatment of sex by Glee. Up to now, sex was considered as a source of slapstick . the various jokes of Brittany's promiscuity) or as something precious and holy (as in the "first times" episode). When here we see all the various couples that enter in the hotel bedrooms happily singing "we've got tonite", you understand that something's changed. Some people could consider it not appropriate for the tone of the show, but surely it exhibits a more laid-back and "adult" view of sex. It's the New York point of view here, not Lima's.

      It is still not sure what all these old and new pairings will bring to the general plot of the next episodes. It seems to me that at least the main ones (Rachel+Finn and Kurt+Blaine) were put mainly to show their final destiny; they are endgame, as Finn says. I also liked how the authors managed to convey their different interpretation of the event, especially in the Kurt and Blaine situation. Others, like the Quinntana combination, seemed to be put just to give a treat to the fans. The feeling is that all of them somehow grew a little. In any case it was fun!

      Another merit of this episode was to put an end to the awful Tina storyline.

      Also, in all this madness, the "normality" of the Jake-Ryder-Marley relationship is a breath of fresh air and it was well played in its clich.

      However not everything is fitting well. The episode comes also with its dose of weirdness. First of all, the fact that nobody seemed really upset about the cancellation of the wedding and Emma's escape. Come on New Directions, I know you want just to hook up in the hotel's bedrooms, but show at least some sympathy!

      I'm also conflicted about the two big "revelations" concerning the Rachel and Brody couple at the end. surely they will push their New York plot forward, but I wonder if it was really necessary.

      I'm also not that crazy about the Artie development.moreless
    • Lost bride.

      Really good one episode. so romantic, beautiful and just nice one. i really love this show and their some songs make me to cry. Emma will be come back in the next episode or not? I'm just interested.

      Really nice one.

      My rating is 9/10.
    • Will Who?-ster

      Every once and while (now more rarely than before) Glee rewards us minority group of both dedicated and perceptive fans with a situation so outrageous and risque. I can't believe it was allowed on television. Glee is cartoon, but in real-life, which is kind of awesome. If you think about it the show has really cultivated the only acceptable (albeit absurd) world where a group of kids singing all the time could legitimately exist. It's quite clever in that respect and it never takes itself too seriously as a result. That's why we get scenes like the entire glee club throwing up on stage or information like Sue's mother being a Nazi Hunter or Emma's pamphlets (So You're Dating a Two-Timing Ho). And even though, minus a few especially inspired standalone performances (I'm looking at you Paradise By the Dashboard Light), the singing is the show's least attractive feature, sometimes it is accompanied by the most ridiculous of scenes. This week we got to see couples, friends, and handicapped associated disappear behind closed doors for some sexy time. Where else on TV do we get to see so many high school students doing it? And nearly statutory (Emma and Finn) and actually statutory (Kitty and Puck) indulgences?

      But he real award for Glee-iest part of Glee this week goes to Emma and Will for their ability have a disastrous wedding where they are nowhere near the focus. Did the students even care? Emma and Will have never been less important than this season. The chase is over. They're together (sorta). And unless we want to condemn them to the absolute ennui of Pam-and-Jimness (a fate worse than breaking up), they need to stay shaken up or altogether invisible. But now Glee has dangled two weddings in front of us and pulled them out from under us. I guess they think it's okay because we got two simultaneous weddings suddenly that we didn't even ask for (a la Furt). But you can't expect us to care. We haven't even seen the groom-to-almost-be since Bulemo-Girl took a stage dive. And Gingersnaps only reared her redhead last week to lock lips with Finn (who really has lost weight). Continuity has never really been a strong feature of the show and I get it. It's high school. You're hopelessly in love with X this week, but next week it'll be Y (and those letters aren't even always people). And in their absurd caricatures, the writers of Glee sometimes stumble upon more realistic characteristics than most shows. But if you want us to want to keep you on television, New Directions, you have to make me care about you.

      Glee's cast may be the sluttiest cast on TV. Finally taking the trophy from Six Feet Under. That coach from Mean Girls was right. Don't have sex. Because you will get pregnant. And die (or become paralyzed). And the show has been shoving it down our throats lately that college is a time of real sexual awakening despite all the sexual awakening and baby makin'/fakin' that went on in high school. Now that you've gotten through a semester of college, you'll have no absolutely emotional hang-ups about trying lesbian sex with your best frenemy. You're mature now.

      I take it back. There is a feature of the show less enticing than the singing: the sophomores. I've realized that every episode of this season that I haven't hated has completely ignored them. I'm glad their stories are completely separate from the real cast's. There's no conflicted feelings. I just don't like them. I'm even willing to throw them Puck, if their keep their dyslexic hands off of everyone else. They remind me of that episode of Community where we discover that despite their antics the Greendale Six are pretty insignificant and unknown as students. So Ryder, Kitty, Marley, and Jake, get as incestuous as you want, because no one cares. I probably will never give up on Glee as a show. It's too unique. But I fear for a season where we'll be expected to care wholly about them.

      The (Other) Facts Were These...

      Kudos to Finn for passing out after sex. Why did no one else?

      Why wasn't Unique invited to the wedding? Maybe Britney is right. She is Mercedes.

      Hagatha Christie. Awesome.

      It's okay that Rachel lied to Brody. Why? Because he's a prostitute.

      I think wheelchair jokes are funny. So sue (Sylvester) me. But how does Glee get away with so many of them?

      New Wheelchair Girl:"Surprised to me?

      Artie: No, I saw you two minutes ago. You took forever wheeling up

      Yes, I referenced Community and Six Feet Under in a review of Glee

      Emma and Will's "Getting Married Today" kinda knocked my socks off.

    • Glee Madness


      "I Do" was a slap on the face waiting to happen. I will review this in pieces

      since the whole episode was filled with madness.

      First i'll talk about the weirdness. The Quinn and Santana hook up? It just felt

      like those characters have nothing to do on the show, so why not slap them together.

      Where the heck is Beaste?? time constraints is the only sense i can think of. (she

      should have been Best man no.2! with a female twist) There is no way that Rachel's

      baby is Finn's! no pregnancy test is that good. So that baby is a prostitute Brody

      child. These are pretty much the only bits that didn't quite sink in the glee tasty

      and delicious punch.

      First awesome and hilarious madness was Kurt and Blaine's hook up. Kurt's catiness

      is coming out perfusely in the last couple of episodes and it is GOLD. It was great

      to have him straighten Tina up, seriously she was turning into a freaky

      stalker/vapo-raper (haha! Chris Colfer the scene stealer!) And it is so obvious Kurt

      is trying hard to play it cool, and Blaine can see right through it. Glad to have

      blaine's honesty around. This young man is fearless!

      The second Madness was Finn and Rachel's hook up. Well madness as in he actually

      made a move for once in his life, and it was SEXY AS HELL YALL. Rachel was right not

      to resist.

      Last Madness was Brody! The undercover funny parts pleaser. Nice work glee. I would

      totally believe he's a man of the night. Why not exploit his goods, of which there

      is an abundance. An what better time than Valentine's, when the world is full of sad


      The expected awesome. Sue being the fallback bride was hilarious. Classic sue. The

      chessy lending a hand to the bride was expected, but she just sat on the sidelines

      watching the wedding turn into a deadly plane crash. It was characteristically

      accurate. Only time she should help is during competitions.

      Another expected was Emma fleeing. It has nothing to do with the kiss of course, but

      more to do with how inept Will is at dealing with Emma's OCD. Where was the wedding

      planner, and he's only in charge of music? That's like an effortless phone call and

      glee practice away! Thus all the pressure sat on poor Emma`s fragile shoulders. Can't

      blame him for everything though, but his help would have gone a long way. His

      ex-wife was right, school kids first then family. He didn't treat Emma any

      different. Hopefully this is a wake up call.

      The Jake, Marley and Ryder Bonanza was generally expected. Ryder is definitely on the hot seat now and did the jump-on-Marley's lap move. Well... more a jump on her lips. But hey! Who wouldn't root for Ryder? Also i find it hard to believe he has no girlfriend. Glee writers should at least have him and that creepily mute cheerleader mack out against the lockers between classes. He's lonely, she's a weirdo; Great combo AND definitely good for us gleeks.

      Best song: Emma's impossibly wordy song "We're getting married", or whatever its called.

      Best quote: Kurt exclaims: "Did you vapo-rape my ex-boyfriend?"

      Best moves: Artie's sizzling dance moves. Hands down.

      This episode came and went like a fast train, but it sure stopped at some fun

      destinations, and some dodgy-never-go-there-again stations!

      Gleek Out!moreless
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    Ali Stroker

    Betty Pillsbury

    Guest Star

    Nathan Clark

    Nathan Clark


    Guest Star

    Jayma Mays

    Jayma Mays

    Emma Pillsbury

    Recurring Role

    Jacob Artist

    Jacob Artist

    Jake Puckerman

    Recurring Role

    Melissa Benoist

    Melissa Benoist

    Marley Rose

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Featured Music:
        "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
        "Getting Married Today" by Company
        "Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode
        "We've Got Tonite" by Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton
        "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Finn: (talking to Rachel after she lined up to catch the wedding bouquet) That's weird. See, traditionally only single girls line up to catch the bouquet. (starts playing she loves me she loves me not game with a daisy) She loves me.
        Rachel: I am single.
        Finn: You live with a guy. She loves me not.
        Rachel: Have you been drinking?
        Finn: You know, you were the one who told me to stop moping around and being such a sad sack. She loves me. A-And it got me thinking about Will and Emma. About how relationships are a lot like flowers. If you find the right seed, put it in good soil, give it water and sunlight... bam, perfect bud. She loves me not. And then comes winter and the flower dies. But if you tend that garden, spring will come along and that flower will bloom again. She loves me.
        Rachel: Are you telling me that you want to be a gardener?
        Finn: I'm asking you how you can live with a guy but still be single. She loves me not.
        Rachel: Come on, it's New York, okay? Haven't you ever seen Sex and the City? Brody and I had a very mature conversation. We just decided that we're not gonna, you know, put any labels on anything or worry about what we are.
        Finn: She loves me. So, do you really believe all that stuff you tell yourself about, you know, labels and mature conversations, Sex and the City... really? She loves me not.
        Rachel: You think I'm lying to you?
        Finn: I think you're lying to yourself. She loves me. And I think that the reason you can't really commit to Brody is because you're still in love with someone else. She loves me not.
        Rachel: You?
        Finn: You and I both know how this thing ends. I-I don't know how or when, and I don't care where you're living or-or what dope you're shacked up with. You are my girlfriend. We are endgame. I know that. And you know that.
        Rachel: (pauses) We got to go sing our duet, so... (picks up the last leaf of daisy, which would be "she loves me")

      • Sue: Today is the day we honor Saint Valentine, a man publicly beheaded for defying his government, by exchanging candies and chocolates to nonsensically render the objects of our affection more fat and less attractive. And in other nonsensical traditions, Emma left behind her bouquet as she fled the scene, leaving it to somebody else to toss these soon-to-be-dead flowers under the mythical belief that whoever catches them will magically become the next person to get married, or, more than likely, to sprint from the altar. So gather round, single ladies! And allow me to be the one to enable your false dreams and ridiculous expectations.

      • Emma: (seeing Sue in exact same dress as hers just before her wedding with Will) Oh, my God. What are you wearing?
        Sue: What? This old thing? Why, it's an exact replica of your wedding dress.
        Emma: Why would you do that?
        Sue: To get back at Will Schuester for handing a teaching position to a flabby 19-year-old. (sits down and stars eating)
        Emma: (hyperventilating) Um... Sue, I feel really scared. I feel really overwhelmed. I feel like I can't think straight. I'm just really, really worried that this isn't gonna work.
        Sue: Well, of course it isn't going to work. You're a weird bird-lady with a hollow pelvis and OCD, and Will Schuester is a weepy man-child whose greatest joy in life is singing with children and whose best friend - 19.
        Emma: It's just, the last time was such a disaster. You know, I-I turned into somebody that I didn't even recognize. If I'm wrong again, I won't survive.
        Sue: Well, don't say that to Will Schuester. He'll have you singing a stripped-down acoustic version of "I Will Survive" in front of a choir room full of teenagers with meaningful looks on their faces.

      • Kurt: Okay, Tina. I say this with total love, but the moment we all saw coming is finally here, you're a hag. You're hagged out. You're in love with Blane, and it's creepy. Stop.
        Tina: What do you know about love? You just come and go. Who's been here to support him? Me. Who took him to Sadie Hawkins? Me. Who put him in bed when he got sick and rubbed VapoRub on his little muscle chest while he slept?
        Kurt: What? You? Huh?
        Tina: What? No, I didn't mean...This isn't about me, Kurt. I have to go (turns and walks away)
        Kurt: (calls out to her) Did you VapoRape my ex-boyfriend? Don't walk away from me, Tina Cohen-Chang!

      • Mercedes Jones: Hurry up, I need my arm gays!

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