What would your fake twin do? In this week’s party-hearty Glee Season 4, Episode 19: “Sweet Dreams,” Rachel gets an important phone call, and Finn gets... well, really drunk. It’s time for the recap, so set up the slip n’ slide, take a blood oath, and put some Kleenex up your sleeve!
Note to College Girls: Stay Away From Puck’s “Hello Giggles”
In the aftermath of last week’s shooting, Roz is coaching the Cheerios; Schue has lost his zest for life (a zest-free Schue is not a Schue we want to know); and Sam is his own twin named Evan, which is not unlike The Parent Trap. If only Sam and Evan could conspire to get this show’s broken-up couples back together, Parent Trap-style.
Schue has his own outdated ideas of what the group’s dream-themed Regionals setlist should be — that is, until Marley changes his mind with her original tunes from her hidden drawer. In fact, Marley’s songs are totally growing on us. Okay, so maybe none of them are quite the instant classic like, say, “My Cup” — but what is?
Finn and Puck are sowing their wild oats as late arrivals to college, a la the movie Old School. (We kept expecting Finn to say they were “going streaking,” but maybe that was just wishful thinking on our part.)
Down Goes the Xylophone
Finally, Puck — yes, Puck— convinces Finn to get his act together and prove all his doubters wrong. Thus, Finn and Schue make amends and agree to lead the glee club as equal partners. So many awesome bromances this week!
Over in NYC, Rachel is freaking out about her upcoming Funny Girl audition. We see a super Shelby-Rachel duet, but what really helps Rachel prepare is a call to Finn. He convinces her to go personal, and so she sings “Don’t Stop Believin’” for the audition. Risky move, R.
And yet, and as she agonizes over the fact that the judges haven’t called — doesn’t Rachel know that a watched phone never vibrates? — she finally hears that she got a callback! Yay! Journey saves the day yet again.
Our Favorite Scene of the Week
After last week’s uber-tense episode, it was nice to have one where things went right for a change. Sure, the stuff at McKinley felt a little familiar — everyone making up at the end, New Directions yet again relying on original songs — but it was a blast. And we think a united Finn and Schue leading glee could be awesome to watch.
For our “Favorite Scene of the Week” Award, we’re going with Finn and Rachel’s swoon-worthy phone call, with Finn giving surprisingly helpful advice. There is no doubt that they’ll be getting together any moment now, right?? (Get it — “no doubt”? Because that’s what they sang when they broke up?)
For our runner-up, it’s Puck giving his pep talk to Finn. Apparently, sleeping with three girls can provide a guy with all the wisdom he needs. And in third place, we’re going with Rachel singing with the original New Directions. That said, every scene involving “Evan” had us dying of laughter. Dying.
We also love the mysteries that this episode has set up. They are: 1.) Will Fruity Fonzie Blaine get Sue her job back, after Becky’s xylophone-related freak-out? 2.) Will Rachel get the part? 3.) Will Finn please wear another crush-worthy Hawaiian shirt in the near future? Like we said, lots of mysteries.
And while this was a very fun episode, we are getting worried that New Directions might not make it past Regionals, considering it doesn’t appear that we’ll see Regionals next week, which is the season’s third-to-last episode. Yikes.
Oh, well. We suppose we just need to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich and take things as they come. Can someone pass the iron?