'Glee'-cap: The Iron Clad Couple Is Broken, Someone Gets Hitched…Oh, And Sectionals Happens!

Tue, November 30, 2010 9:55pm EST by 12 Comments

In one of the most drama-packed episodes of the season, we not only find out which team is going to on to regionals, but relationships blow up in our faces!

Whoa, did that just happen? Tonight’s Glee blew our minds. Not only was there heightened drama with sectionals, but every relationship (except Quinn and Sam’s) was pushed to the brink. Every. Single. One.

The moment we’ve all been dreading finally came and in a surprisingly uncontrived way. Rachel (Lea Michele) finds out during glee practice Finn (Cory Monteith) and Santana (Naya Rivera) hooked up last year when they were split and (of course) breaks down. Luckily, Puck (Mark Salling) is feeling friendly after spending six hours in a porta potty (see below) and is quick to rush to Rachel’s side and take her mind off her ding bat of a boyfriend. Not surprisingly, Finn finds out and dumps Rachel’s sorry ass. “You said you’d never break up with me,” she cries. “I never thought you’d make me feel this way,” he says. Sob! Whatever, she got what she deserved.

Emma (Jayma Mays) throws a curveball as the team is getting ready to board the bus for sectionals. She tells Will (Matthew Morrison) she can’t go with him because she’s in love Dr. Carl Howell (the handsome and talented John Stamos). He handles it like a champ and says he’ll miss his “good luck charm.” After sectionals, Emma confesses to Will she eloped with Carl in Vegas over the weekend. Talk about a machete to our hearts! There’s a glimmer of hope, however, during the closing montage — did anyone else notice her sad look into the distance while she was in Carl’s arms? Someone’s not happy…

The third love triangle involves our favorite comedic characters. Britney (Heather Morris) cheated on Artie (Kevin McHale) with Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and shocking as it may be, she shows some real emotion when she apologizes to him. Who knew Britney has feelings and can communicate like a human being?


Emma puts Mr. Schuester in his place in the beginning of the episode, making him rethink his entire sectional lineup. “You’re a constellation of stars. I would hate to think you’re ignoring some of them because they don’t burn as bright,” she says. Rachel throws a fit because Britney and Mike “I’m the Hottest Thing Ever” Chang get to shine front and center at sectionals. We’re sick of your complaining, Rachel. Get a life.

Kurt (Chris Colfer) makes his foray into his new all boys school and gets shut down by the almighty council when he suggests a set list for sectionals. Luckily, they ask him to audition for a solo at sectionals and in a plot twist, he asks Rachel for help. She jumps on the chance to show off her abilities, since she’s been banned from singing in her own club. She instructs him to sing Evita‘s most famous ballad, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” and they both sound fabulous. Sadly, despite his insane falsetto, Kurt gets cut from the competition because he doesn’t blend into The Warblers. Laaame. We’d rather he just shoot to the top instead of paying his dues. It’s hard watching Kurt be the underdog!

Will begs Puck to find a twelfth member for the glee club, in order to make it eligible for sectionals. Reluctantly agreeing to act as the club’s “am-bad ass-ador,” Puck rallies the football guys to try out for glee club and promptly gets beaten up and thrown in a porta potty. Thankfully, he’s saved by a fellow outcast who agrees to be the twelfth member of the gleeks, despite having a list of demands longer than Lady Gaga‘s.

Most touching/weirdest moment: An a capella group of senior citizens ironically called The Hipsters performs at sectionals and are literally chill-inducing. Is that a real group? Can we book them for our holiday party?

The Warblers sing “Soul Sister” and earn a standing ovation from the crowd in the auditorium (and all of us at home). Actor Darren Criss‘ voice is smooth as butter to the ears.

Even though New Directions is falling apart in the green room just minutes before they perform, everyone kisses and makes up in time to blow away the crowd with their renditions of “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” and “Valerie.” Santana rocks her solo and of course Britney and Mike’s dance duet is straight out of So You Think You Can Dance.

Then, in the biggest cop out since Quinn (Diana Agron) gave away her baby, The Warblers and New Directions TIE at sectionals — meaning they both go to regionals. Seriously? Pick one already!

Do YOU think it’s weird both teams are making it to the finals, or are you eating up the fact that you get more time with Darren Criss? What about Emma and Will — is that relationship completely kaput now that she’s married? Sound off below!

–Kirstin Benson

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just my opinion

Posted at 12:45 PM on December 1, 2010  

holy smokes! Nearly every comment before mine is partially unreadable, proof read a little before you post guys.

As for glee, Rachel is beyond Narcissitic and irritates me to the core, she was a giant baby because for ONCE she wasn’t going to be front and center. That said though, I also didn’t agree with the nasty comments to her, and I really wish she had punched santana in the face or something.

Im also sick of the woe-is-me kurt parts, though this episode wasn’t too bad in that department. No I don’t think it was ok that he was being bullied, but his character is whiny, over the top and grating at best. And someone needs to rethink that weirdo “magic comb” girls role, she could nearly be described as deficient, and yet there is no acknowledgement of that.

This show has taken a turn for the worse lately. I hope it pulls up soon, I used to really like it.

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Posted at 11:34 AM on December 1, 2010  

Rachel was wrong no doubt but come on cut the girl some slack.

I can’t believe how they called her Yentl, Hobbit, said they want to punch her in the face, humiliate her in front of the other kids by telling her about the lie, the teacher slams down his books and yells at her. Just too much.

She takes two step forward in progress just to have the writes pull the rug out from under her.

They seem to make Finn or Rachel the scape goat to be the bad guy every other episode.

It seems Rachel is the only one that is not allowed have flaws. I mean where is the hate for Santana not only was she malicious with telling the lie she also felt the need to rub it in.

And I am sorry but Brittany is now to the point of being classify as developmentally delayed it is almost creepy in a way. SHe is having sex with people but isn’t metally capability of simple tasks and live in a child like fantasy world.

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Posted at 11:22 AM on December 1, 2010  

Time of my Life was horrible. Luckily For them the competition was weak.

Rachel was wrong but Finn was pretty pathic here too. Her really did not to help matters and well her lied.

Rachel jsut go t her solo taken away again without warning, everyone crapping on her again, her boyfriend lied and only one person showed her any interested. Even the damn teacher was yelling at her.

Was is bullying against Rachel encouraged on this show?

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Posted at 8:35 AM on December 1, 2010  

finn is an awful boyfriend, rachel is better without him. but the finchel scene was cute and heartbreaking, and well acted.
last sectionals music numbers was way better than this year, and i agreed that “i’ve had” was bad.
kurt and rachel being friends was awsome.

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Posted at 6:28 AM on December 1, 2010  

“Bullying is bad, unless your calling Rachel names, because that is ok”
it sucks that almost all glee club suffers bullying, but the producers are ok with it.
i didn’t like sam and quinn number, dog days killed and the duet rachel/jurt was great.

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Posted at 12:21 AM on December 1, 2010  

I was actually rooting for the Warblers just because I think Darren Criss is a fantastic new addition to the show! The tie was a little over the top but I’m glad we’ll be seeing a lot more of the Warblers on the way to Regionals! The relationship drama was also extremely over the top for a single episode but it was interesting to see. And will someone PLEASE tell the writers to get Brian and Kurt together already?!

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Posted at 12:22 AM on December 1, 2010  


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Posted at 10:37 PM on November 30, 2010  

Sectionals Last Season > Sectionals This Season.
i liked the music, but “i’ve had” was awful, and finn is always messing up, he lied so no was not ok (not the fact that he had sex with santana, but the fact that he lied and everyone knew but her girlfriend).
i loved kurt and rachel friendship.

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Posted at 10:32 PM on November 30, 2010  

Britney didn’t cheat on Artie. She lost his magic comb.

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Posted at 10:28 PM on November 30, 2010  

it is really sucks the way that everything that finn does is always forgetable, he always mess up and play the victim.
come on, he lied and then was ok, i think he is not a good boyfriend.

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Posted at 10:20 PM on November 30, 2010  

I miss Finn and Rachel already – bring them back – they are best together!!!

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Posted at 10:10 PM on November 30, 2010  

kristin benson can not write anything in a professional way, her personal hate to lea michele shows here again.
Sectionals Last Season > Sectionals This Season.
and waht was “i’ve had the time of my life”, just embarassing, worst cover in glee ever.
and is so awful how finn is like “i lied to you, but is ok now”, he is not a good boyfriend at all.

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