Season 4 Episode 9

Swan Song

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 2012 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
106 votes

By Users Episode Review


    Glee "Swan Song" Review: A Showcase Full of Sloppiness (Brittany's Dating WHO?)

    Also, you're not using "swan song" right, show.

  • Episode Summary

    Finn wonders about his future with the New Directions and Rachel prepares for the NYADA Winter Showcase.

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    • This was good

      i really liked this ep, glad kurt gts to go to nyada and rachels song was awesome, i hate the dance teacher though, thats al i gotta say
    • Terrible

      Bram sucks so bad what happened to Brittana and also Samcedes?!
    • Didn't Hate It


      I agree that sodapopgirl721 can get a bit harsh. However, I am one of those "original" glee fans that is not thrilled with the changes. I still watch the show because for the most part I still enjoy it. Season 1 of Glee was very similar to how it is now, except it's focus was on the comedy and the music and then on throwing in some heartfelt storylines and lessons. I have watched several episodes this and last season and felt like I could be watching 7th Heaven. Originally Glee presented these important topics and life lessons in an ironic, satirical, and funny way. I didn't feel like the shows "agenda" was being shoved in my way. I could enjoy the whole episode, every episode, whether I liked every storyline or not because it was still funny and entertaining. That just isn't the case anymore.

      I don't bash the show every single week but I haven't laughed as hard as I did when Kurt danced to "Single Ladies" on the football team once during Seasons 3 or 4.moreless
    • Dance Duel

      I don't know if anyone noticed but during the dance off between Rachel and her teacher there was two dancers from SYTYCD on dancing as fellow students. Melanie Moore and ,Alex Wong I think.
    • Good episode, barring one glaring omission.


      Wow, if you hate the show so much, stop watching it. The only thing I agree with in that review you just gave is the whole thing with Kitty/Marley and how the blame was misplaced but seriously if you are that negative about a show you used to love you should seriously just give up and stop watching and stop complaining. I personally thought that the episode was great, besides the fact that they didn't hold Kitty accountable for what she did to Marley.

      I'm so sick of "original" glee fans hating on the show because it's changed since season one. Its called evolution and progression people! If a show stays the same each progressive season it gets boring and dull! I, for one, love it when my shows take new directions in their storylines. Be Open minded and stop being critical when things don't go your own way. Evolve with the creative processes of the show and if you don't like it, stop watching and don't waste your time and energy being a negative force on people who actually do like the show.moreless
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    Brad Ellis (II)


    Guest Star

    Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson

    Cassandra July

    Special Guest Star

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg

    Carmen Tibideaux

    Special Guest Star

    Samuel Larsen

    Samuel Larsen

    Joseph "Joe" Hart

    Recurring Role

    Alex Newell

    Alex Newell

    Wade Adams

    Recurring Role

    Jacob Artist

    Jacob Artist

    Jake Puckerman

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Music Featured in this Episode:
        "Somethin' Stupid" by Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra
        "All That Jazz" from Chicago
        "Being Good Isn't Good Enough" by Barbra Streisand
        "O Holy Night" Traditional
        "Being Alive" from Company
        "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Kurt: (interrupting a tender moment before the Winter Showcase) As sympathetic as I am to this act of the rom-com, Rachel, you're on.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Tina says to Marley, "New Rachel, my butt. I knew Rachel Berry. I was friends with Rachel Berry. And you, Marley, are no Rachel Berry." This is an allusion to the infamous smack-down that Senator Lloyd Bentsen gave to Senator Dan Quayle during their Vice-Presidential debate in 1988. Quayle made some comments comparing himself to JFK and Bentsen responded with almost the exact same words: "I knew Jack Kennedy.  I was friends with Jack Kennedy. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."