Season 3 Episode 20


Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 15, 2012 on FOX
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    Glee: Nationals Treasure

    The New Directions hit the road to Chicago this week to compete at Nationals, where several different victories were achieved.

  • Episode Summary

    It is opposite day for the New Directions after Tina bumps her head; Her injury leads everything to be all switched up; the gang still must rehearse for the Nationals.

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      With the end of the season approaching, the authors seem to have decided to give some spotlight to some character neglected during the year. Last episode was Brittany's turn, this time is Tina's. As the recap at the beginning shows, Tina has actually been in the shadows for most of the three years, so she deserves some attention. And luckily the authors managed to do better than the previous episode!

      Even if there are pretty intense moments in the storyline of Beiste and Puck (pretty well resolved and with a cute duet between them at the end), the tone of the episode is light. The highlight was obviously the dream sequence where everyone gets switched around, which was really hilarious.

      Tina's outburst really sounds a bit forced: even if she has all the rights to have it, doing it just before nationals has completely no sense. Pity for this start, because the story follows a pretty organic path and it is consistent in its developing and with the characters. The intertwining with the scenes from Beiste's and Puck's story help to balance the comedy with the drama quite efficiently.

      The songs also were good, an immense improvement with respect to the previous episode. It is nice that Tina managed to have a sumptuous ballad to sing, even if as "Rachel"!

      This is clearly just an appetizer for the big Nationals episode, but it makes a good job in paving the way.moreless
    • Props Rocked!

      I thought it was annoying as hell that this hour started off with a Rachel solo when it was supposed to be about Tina.

      However we did get to her eventually and it was so amazing to see Tina get her time in the spotlight, I think she was completely in the right with her viewpoints.

      Seeing everyone switch bodies in Tina's dream was amazing, I was so impressed with everyone's switches I was barely paying attention to the songs that were performed LOL!

      Beiste and Puck's story lines have to be the fantastic highlight of this first hour having them support each other, was so incredible to watch.

      Rachel and Tina's story lines were equally good.moreless
    • Props

      wow amazing episode...

      okay loved this episode i loved the storyline with Puckerman and Shannon that was heartfelt and just amazing acting by the both of them just amazing i felt so bad for Puckerman when he acted out but honestly to his defence i was getting into fights i would use a knife to defend myself too as well im just saying anyway the Tina/Rachel thing ehh not didnt like that so much i thought it was kinda boring but it was okay. i didnt like how Tina kept sticking up for Rachel and whatever that was predictible.

      i loved that the episode had 2 celine dion songs and she's my favorite artist of all time right now why... because she's amazing!... and i loved that they chose "Because You Loved Me" didnt like that it was done by Tina being Rachel though thought that was kinda corney and stupid and not needed oh i loved that Mr S finally got teacher of the year award!!! i'm so happy for him yay. i LOVED Sue and Shannon in this episode together especially when she told Sue that she left her estraged husband after telling him that she's been sleeping with a knife under her pillowthat was an amazing scene just a great episode all together just absoutely loved it cant wait to buy it on itunes so i have it for my ipod :)moreless
    Eric Bruskotter

    Eric Bruskotter

    Cooter Menkins

    Guest Star

    Derek L. Butler

    Derek L. Butler

    Male Student

    Guest Star

    Ric Sarabia

    Ric Sarabia

    Crusty Teacher

    Guest Star

    Chord Overstreet

    Chord Overstreet

    Sam Evans

    Recurring Role

    Damian McGinty

    Damian McGinty

    Rory Flanagan

    Recurring Role

    Samuel Larsen

    Samuel Larsen

    Joe Hart

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: When Rachel gives Tina her "do you realize how hard it is to be me?" rant, she says that she doesn't have time to have a Twitter account but in "Saturday Night Glee-ver" Finn meets Rachel on the stage when he says he received a tweet from her saying "anyone who's engaged to me should come to the auditorium."

      • Music Featured in this Episode:
        "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
        "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
        "Always True to You in My Fashion" by Kiss Me, Kate
        "Mean" by Taylor Swift
        "Flashdance... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Sue: Since Porcelain refuses to be a team player and dress up like a lady, we're gonna have to up our prop game. I've ordered 18 little people, one for each of you.
        Will: Wait. Little people?
        Sue: Munchkins. I found 'em online, William. And don't worry, I got a mix of race and ethnicities so you can keep up with your little diversity charade.

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