Glee Recap of Season 4, Episode 6: “Glease” — Ryder Kisses Marley!
To paraphrase Rachel, Glee just officially officiallygot “back in the game” with this unbelievably good episode! We loved it all, from a perfect fantasy rendition of “You’re the One That I Want,” to that stunning kiss between Ryley, to even an adorable Brittana moment. We just need a cold shower to stop thinking about Brody soaping up himselfin the shower.
And the only downside about the episode? It makes us hate Fridays, since we’ll now think of them as the day that Brittany and Santana no longer have their date night on. There it is: Our favorite day of the week has been permanently tainted. Commence crying (but hopefully not four types of it).
The episode, “Glease,” begins with Schue saying "peace out” to glee, as Finn will be grabbing the reins through Sectionals. Tina is clearly not on Team Finn, and the way Tina feels misled about getting Finn instead of Schue is the way we feel when someone tells us they baked cookies, and then we find out that they made oatmeal raisin. Take a hint, people: Oatmeal raisin cookies are not cookies.
Also not on Team Finn? Sue, who tells Figgins that Finn shouldn’t be allowed to lead glee because he’s not accredited. Then again, Schue basically never knew how to speak Spanish when he was teaching it, so McKinley hasn’t exactly set the bar all that high for its teachers.
Rachel is doing the best to turn her frown upside down at NYADA post-breakup, although it’s hard for anyone to be in a bad mood around someone as hot as Brody. Rachel has an off-Broadway audition lined up and encourages Cassandra to audition, too, but Cassandra isn’t thrilled to be Rachel’s charity case. (Is Cassandra ever thrilled about anything?)
By the way, did you like how Peter Dinklage is supposedly in the production of Glass Menagerie, meaning Glee has squeezed in another allusion to Lea Michele’s favorite show? The Glee-Game of Throneslove fest continues! Maybe winter isn’t coming after all.
Marley realizes she can’t fit into her costume — even though her waist is about as many centimeters around as a ski pole — so she and her mom vow to diet. It seems that Marley needs to invest in a scale, as Kitty is actually playing tailor with all of her clothes, and that's a much meaner prank than, say, when the Rydell guys mooned the TV cameras in Grease. (If only Blaine, Sam, or Brody could have mooned us during the episode. Sigh.)
No one is going to accuse Rachel of being the next Sherlock Holmes, at least after she fails to deduce that Cassandra's up to no good by gifting those frequent flier miles and getting her out of NYC. Even an unlimited supply of tiny bags of pretzels, as airplanes supply, is no substitute for having Brody help you prepare for your audition.
This led to Glee’s “Most Awkward Scene of All Time” (fun times!) with Blaine, Kurt, Finn, and Rachel all standing in the hallway and not saying a word. We had been dying to see these two couples reunite, but not like this! Even Mitt and Obama would have more fun hanging out together than those four did.
A much more enjoyable reunion was Brittana’s, as Santana is taking the role of Rizzo after Sue gets Unique’s parents to pull him out of the play. We’re going to gloss over the fact that Santana magically had free time in her schedule to fly in — or the fact that Santana doesn’t seem like the type to agree to star in a high school show (right?) — and just focus on the awesomeness of them both saying they miss each other. Then again, we doubt they miss each other as much as we miss them together.
Three couples might be in tatters, but one couple keeps getting cuter and cuter, and that’s Ryder and Marley. Sure, it’s heartbreaking to see Jake constantly watching Marley with his “sad face” on, as if he's the world’s most adorable stalker. But Ryder is pretty great with Marley, after convincing her not to “re-gift,” so to speak. And who knew he would plant that kiss on her? Kudos, Ryder: Danny Zuko would be proud.
We loved Blaine’s “Beauty School Drop Out” (why can’t he be ourguardian angel?), along with “You’re the One That I Want,” as Rachel imagines herself singing with Finn, joined by Blaine singing with Kurt. It’s official — we want to live inside Rachel’s imagination for eternity.
Rachel then calls Brody (this is why you always text guys you don't know that well!), but Cassandra answers and says that Brody is in the shower. Hang on a second: We need to pause for a moment until we can get the image of Brody in the shower out of our heads. Okay, we’re good. And by the way, did Cassandra think the movie Bad Teacherwas actually an instructional teaching video?
Finally, Rachel and Finn share a moment that’s sadder than sad, as Finn realizes she was crying for Brody instead of him — and that makes us cry. And then Kurt tells Blaine that he doesn’t want to hear about Eli and no longer trusts him. Let’s just say that if Blaine wanted usto take him back, we’re not certain that we would stand our ground like Kurt does. We're impressed by your fortitude, sir.
As for our favorite scene of the week, there were three main contenders. We loved-loved-loved Ryley’s kiss, as Marley is slowly becoming one of our favorite characters. (That voice!) And we also adored the performance of “You’re The One That I Want,” especially with that flashback to when Finn and Rachel first sang the song in Season 1! We want to go back to those happier times, please.
But the “Favorite Scene” award goes to that moving yet optimistic Brittana scene. Their break-up is certainly beyond devastating, but it’s also bringing out interesting sides to their personalities, as we love Brittany showing so much emotion. But most importantly, Santana says she’s glad that Brittany isn’t seeing anyone, so we can only imagine it’s a matter of time before they get back together, right? Right?!
So which of the three broken up couples is most likely to get back together? On a scale of one to ten, with ten being most likely and one being Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, we’d say Finchel is currently at a two, given that vow of silence they just took. We’ll put Klaine at maybe a four, since at least Blaine is persistent — plus, the look that they shared while Blaine was onstage seemed promising, no?
But we’re going to go ahead and put Brittana at a 7! We really think that things between these two seem to be much stronger than we thought they would be at this stage after the break-up. Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but we totally have them pegged at getting back together within six episodes. You heard it here: Six. Episodes. (Please don't make us think that we've jinxed it, Glee!)
All in all, this was a nearly perfect tribute to Grease. And if we can somehow learn to no longer hate Fridays, we'll be fine.