Bringing disco to the 21st century – if anyne can do it, it’s the producers of Glee.
The kids apparently have no direction and with graduation just around the corner – that is apparently a problem. Open on Blaine, Mike Chang and Brittany perform “You Should Be Dancing” (Bee Gees) – they are going to try to bring “vintage” Nationals. Will is concerned that at three of his seniors (Finn, Santana and Mercedes) have no direction or vision for their future. He is going to try to motivate them by using the soundtrack
Alex Newell (one of the top 4 finalists from The Glee Project) is introduced as Wade Adams a competitor from Vocal Adrenaline. Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) is back as the coach and apparently he is of course his ever mean self. Wade loves Kurt and Mercedes and comes to them for advice. He is picked on at his school and he retreats in his imagination and becomes Unique, a female. He wants to go on stage in a dress and heels and asks Mercedes and Kurt what they would do.
Sue and Will propose a dance-off to get the kids to want to participate in Saturday Night Fever week. They all work it out to Shu singing “Night Fever” they even do a version of The Hustle. Sue and Shu choose Mercedes, Santana and Finn as the dance-off winners…surprise, surprise. The winner gets an “authentic” replica of Travolta’s suit from the movie. Sue is having Becky sew the suit.
Shu gives the “winners” a new assignment. They have to perform a song from SNF and then share their hopes for the future. Mercedes is really irritated about the assignment. She says she has a dream, but she doesn’t know how to achieve it. She wants to be the next Mariah, Whitney and Aretha. She performs “Disco Inferno” with a dance assist from Santana and Brittany. Sam records the performance (he of course still has eyes for her). Mercedes says that her parents don’t support her dream and she is scared to death to move across the country to LA hoping for a record contract.
Rachel and Finn are still arguing and Puck still wants Finn to go with him to LA. Finn lets him know he’s not going. Puck tells him to find the right thing for him and make it something big.
I love that Sue, inappropriately, calls Kurt and Mercedes Porcelain and Weezie. She wants them to tell Wade to perform as Unique so that Vocal Adrenaline will lose.
Santana chooses to sing “If I Can’t Have You” – she rocks an amazing jumpsuit as she sings to Brittany. She says that her aspiration is fame. Will thought she was singing about marriage equality, he was sadly disappointed. Rachel and Finn make up. Rachel says they don’t have to go to New York if Finn doesn’t want to. She wants to help him find his dream. She sings “How Deep Is Your Love”. This episode is making me want to download the original soundtrack as well as a few of the songs from the episode. After meeting with Emma Finn receives lots of ideas about school. He leaves the office letting her think he is going to choose a school but he promptly throws all of the brochures away.
Brittany gives Santana what she wants…she spliced their sex tape with a video of Lord Tubbington doing household chores and posted it on the internet! All of Brittany’s favorite famous people got famous by making a sex tape. Logical Brittany thinking.
Will calls Finn out for throwing away the college brochures. Finn rages and says that he just wants to be young forever. Will says that he is afraid pf saying what his true dream is and makes him watch “Saturday Night Fever”. Meanwhile Kurt and Mercedes go to Carmel High to talk Wade out of going on stage in a dress. He refuses and performs “Boogie Shoes” in a great dress and 4 inch heels. He sang the hell out of it as well.
Finn chooses “More Than A Woman”…the men had to work their falsetto’s this week. It is a group dance number featuring all of the couples (Santana/Brittany, Kurt/Blaine, Tina/Mike and Finn/Rachel). He tells her that he figured out what he wants to do with his future. He wants to move to New York and he wants to go to the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” school. He wants to be an actor and he wants to be a great man for Rachel. Aww…that is a lovely sentiment and it was not super cheese filled. Caring on with the love Sam posted Mercedes’ “Disco Inferno” video on YouTube. Sam lets her know that he believes in her and what she can become. They kiss – so it looks as if they are back together for the remainder of the season.
Sue and Brittany help Santana get accepted to the University of Kentucky on a full scholarship (cheer). She is not 100% sure if that is she wants to do but she likes that there is an option. The final group number of “Stayin’ Alive” was great.
Overall this was a pretty good episode. It was definitely a plot mover. Noticeably absent was Quinn, I think I only saw her in one scene. But great songs were performed and we still were able to meet a new character. Next week is the Whitney Houston tribute episode…the trailer looked moving. It’s definitely something to look forward to.
- “You Should Be Dancing”
- “Night Fever”
- “Disco Inferno”
- “If I Can’t Have You”
- “How Deep Is Your Love”
- “Boogie Shoes”
- “More Than a Woman”
- “Stayin’ Alive”