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Season 4 Episode 19

Sweet Dreams

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 18, 2013 on FOX
out of 10
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    Glee "Sweet Dreams" Review: Friendship Is Magic

    Oh, so we're just going to go back to business as usual after last week's Very Special school-shooting episode of Glee? Whatever.

  • Episode Summary

    When the New Directions find out that the theme for Regionals is "Dreams", everybody has an idea on what they would like to sing. Finn begins to settle into his new life as a college student at the University of Lima with his new roommate, Puck. Shelby Corcoran, Rachel's mom, returns to help Rachel on her Funny Girl audition to become the next Barbra. Meanwhile, Marley tries to get the courage to show Mr. Schue her music that she has written.


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    • A fitting song

      Ever since Cory passed away, I have been having a Glee- a- thon in memory of him. The cast and crew did not know it at the time, but this was his last episode. This episode didn't make much sense at the time but I will always cherish it now Marley's song "more friends than you know" is an absolute tear jerker. I hope that they gather round, in a private setting and choose this as one of the songs to remember Cory. I do hope they dedicate and episode to his memory through song.

    • Awful episode...

      A really boring episode!
    • Too many spoilers make episodes, like this episode entitled "Sweet Dreams" ,expectable!

      This episode was actually really good. Although there was an epic proportion of cheesiness (But it's glee for godsake!), The episode did meet expectations. I think people are simply giving this episode low ratings because basically we all knew what was coming. We knew about Rachel doing Don't Stop Believin whilst imagining the originals, we knew about Shelby's return. This is basically because it was all squeezed in the promo and into articles all over the internet! There were no shockers or nothing new to discover. I thought the episode was brilliant! But I think next week will definetely deliver more!moreless
    • in this messed up season outstanding episode

      I must say that I found this episode like good old Glee for a change. New characters shining, old characters were seen too with a good story line (Puck telling Finn that he was screwing up was refreshing), Rachel and Kurt nice and not weird, we even saw Mercedes again. The story with Mr Shue acting weird and then apologizing was nicely done. The only thing why I don't give a ten is the displayal of weird behaviour after the shooting like Sam and Unique.moreless
    • Say - WHUH!?!?!

      OK let's for the moment forget the opening montage where Mister Murphy has told us all that Teachers College is just one giant frat party of inappropriate 1/2 naked dancing and sex parties... and let's vault past Finn finding a Puckerman on the floor of his college dorm room for no apparently coherent reason, and start with Sam/Evin.

      Whose acid trip was THAT!?

      I guess we weren't done with National Lampoon's College Dorm daze Part seven, and Murphy's jaunt down "screwballs/American Pie" wannabe flashbacks just yet and we get a slip n'slide down the hallway of a teacher's college?!?! And just by the way, how was Finn able to get into a teacher's college since he not only didn't apply for one, but his grades were so shitty he couldn't get into anywhere last season which made the break from Rachel's college experience happen in the first place?

      What kind of drugs is Mister Murphy on this week?

      And Heir Furer Wil Schuster - I know he's an ass, and I'd love to see that ... written off the show entirely as a useless piece of time wastage, but he was written this week to be such a complete ass, surpassing his own usual level of elevated ass-ishness that I am somewhat hopeful its the first step in cancelling his contract and saying "adios bonehead!"

      Now we've got Rachel at the premier arts school in all the land and the failed glee teacher from Vocal Adrenaline, who couldn't hold down a part time glee choir job at McKinley High somehow on stage mentoring Rachel for a broadway play?

      I guess dealing with the school shooting just isn't the way this writing staff is wired.

      Ugh... I give up.

      There's a new episode of Vampire Diaries on the other network.

      That's it...

      bye bye bye!

      My time is much better spent elsewhere.

      Post-Broadcast note:

      I was right. Vampire Diaries this week was GREAT! Elena's complete character plunge included her trying to kill her best friend and having to be locked up in the Salvatore basement to protect her from her own lack of humanity; while Bonnie's special powers with dark magic continued to evolve where she seems to cause wind gusts and the headlights on parked cars to spontaneously turn on when she gets upset. We are also shown more of a Sialas that can appear as anyone it wants at will and in fact gets the Salvatore brothers alone and stabs them both in separate instances, though of course they pull through in the end. Oh and major spoiler alert - someone actually gets "the cure", toward the end of tis episode and it takes a few characters by surprise.

      Now if Mister Murphy could write like that i wouldn't have had to switch networks mid broadcast just to remain entertained and captivated as an audience member.

      Sad, but this will be my last Glee review. I'm over it.

      There's MUCH better entertainment out there during the same time slot which is written FAR better, has much more in depth character development and to be honest, isn't about writing for the 3rd grade mentality but for thinkers who dare to ask "why am I watching this show".

      .Mister Murphy - SHAME on you.

    Casey Jon Deidrick

    Casey Jon Deidrick


    Guest Star

    Amy Aquino

    Amy Aquino

    Funny Girl Producer

    Guest Star

    Brad Benedict

    Brad Benedict

    Matt Cromley

    Guest Star

    Jacob Artist

    Jacob Artist

    Jake Puckerman

    Recurring Role

    Melissa Benoist

    Melissa Benoist

    Marley Rose

    Recurring Role

    Becca Tobin

    Becca Tobin

    Kitty Wilde

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: Rachel says in her voiceover that she first saw the movie "Funny Girl" when she was five years old, but in the episode "Sectionals" from the first season she tells the Glee Club that she has been rehearsing the song "Don't Rain on My Parade" (which is from the movie "Funny Girl") since she was four.

      • Featured Music:
        "Next to Me" by Emeli Sandé
        "Fight For Your Right (To Party)" by the Beastie Boys
        "You Have More Friends Than You Know"
        "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • This is Cory Monteith's (Finn Hudson) final appearance, as he passed away on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver on July 13, 2013.

      • Original International Airdates:
        Canada: April 18, 2013 on Global
        Norway: May 12, 2013 on TV2 Bliss

    • ALLUSIONS (0)