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'Glee' Recap: Rachel Answers Finn's Proposal & Sam Fights For Mercedes

Tue, January 31, 2012 10:55pm EDT by 7 Comments
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‘Glee’ takes on the music of Michael Jackson, as tensions rise between the Warblers and the New Directions.

Ignoring the snazzy opening number, this week’s Glee picks up with Finn (Cory Monteith) asking Rachel (Lea Michele) for an answer to his marriage proposal. Rachel doesn’t want to be rushed into a decision, and she’s right in wondering what motivated Finn to suddenly propose.

The drama kicks in when Blaine (Darren Criss) accidentally lets slip to Sebastian (Grant Gustin) that the New Directions are performing Michael Jackson at Regionals — and the Warblers steal their showlist!

Cut to the choir room, where Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) gives the New Directions this week’s assignment: “What Would Michael Jackson Do?” Inspired by the King of Pop, the New Directions decide to fight back.

After an intense Jackson-off between the Warblers and the New Directions in a parking lot, Blaine’s eye is injured by a doctored slushie, requiring surgery, and the New Directions are pushed to their limits.

Santana (Naya Rivera) gets Sebastian to admit on tape that he added rock salt to the slushie. However, by this time, the New Directions have decided to take the high road. Channeling Michael Jackson, they prove that talent and love are all they need to win at Regionals.

Elsewhere, Sam (Chord Overstreet) continues in his quest to woo back Mercedes (Amber Riley) by performing a duet, following which they share a sweet kiss. Could there be a reunion in their future?

Also, Quinn (Dianna Agron) receives good news when she’s accepted to Yale. Finally, the girl catches a break, and she celebrates with a stunning solo performance!

Meanwhile, when Kurt (Chris Colfer) is accepted as a finalist to NYADA, Rachel has a meltdown, and she decides to accept Finn’s proposal.

Does this rash decision remind you of anything, Gleeks? First, Finn proposes to Rachel when he learns the shocking truth about his father. Now, Rachel is accepting a marriage proposal when she begins to have doubts about her future.

In the final moments of the episode, Rachel tells Kurt that she too was accepted as a finalist to NYADA, and we can already see a trace of doubt in her eyes about her future with Finn. Will their young love be able to survive beyond the walls of McKinley High?

What did YOU think of tonight’s music-heavy episode, HollywoodLifers?

— Josh Rosenblatt

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