Brody has the hots for Rachel and he’s not afraid to show it! Do YOU think she reciprocates his feelings?
“Britney 2.0” was arguably the best hour of Glee EVER in the history of the series — easily besting its Britney tribute predecessor. I honestly don’t even know where to start, but I will say that Sam (Chord Overstreet) is looking damn fine this season. (Hellllo.)
It all starts when Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) gets kicked off the Cheerios for being a bad role model, leading her into a downward spiral (a la Britney circa 2007) of epic proportions. (Let’s just say a buzzer and an umbrella are involed.)
In New York, Cassandra July (Kate Hudson) tells Rachel that she’s not sexy enough to tango.
Back in Lima, Mr. Schu (Matt Morrison) thinks that Brittany has lost her identity and needs inspiration from the one and only Queen of Pop — Ms. Britney Spears.
Blaine (Darren Criss) and Artie (Kevin McHale) perform a mashup of Britney’s “Boys” and Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend.” (I must say — anything Blaine does is sexy. This performance does not disappoint.)
Unique (Alex Newell) warns Marley (Melissa Benoist) that Jake (Jacob Artist) is a womanizer — leading them into one of Brit-Brit’s biggest hits!
Unfortunately, none of these songs are motivating Brittany and she falls off the deep end and becomes a train wreck! First, she tries to shave off her hair. Then, she beats up a paparazzo kid with an umbrella. The glee kids rally around Brittany and give her an intervention. They propose she be the lead performer at the pep rally to which Brittany suggests they lip synch.
Rachel asks her mega-hot friend Brody to help her showcase her sexy side! (How does she accomplish this, you may ask? Cue Britney’s “Oops I Did It Again” and you have your answer! ) Brody wears a black beater (thank you, Ryan Murphy!) and the choreography is amazing!
Cassandra isn’t feeling the performance, so Rachel goes on a tirade defending herself and claiming that Ms. July is just jealous because she’s a washed up Broadway star while her and the rest of the NYADA class are the future. Rachel gets kicked out of class.
Rachel later apologizes, and after a lecture, Cassandra grants her a second chance with a warning and probation.
Back in Lima, Jake gets into a fight defending Marley and her mom, the lunch lady, after they have a “Crazy” moment on the bleachers. Mr. Schu drags him out of the cafeteria and into the choir room to meet his half-brother Puck (Mark Salling), who tries to talk some sense into him!
New Directions performs “Gimme More” and it’s reminiscent of Britney’s 2007 MTV VMA performance — missing fingernails and all. The audience calls them out for lip synching and Mr. Schu gets irate, claiming the students could have potentially forfeited themselves as eligible contestants in future competitions.
Brittany comes back to her senses and writes Sue a letter, requesting to be reinstated as captain of the Cheerios. Sue agrees as long as Heather graduates this year.
Most likely turned on by Rachel’s hot performance, Brody takes a 45 minute train ride to Rachel and Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) new apartment to deliver flowers! Brody confesses his feelings for Rachel and goes in for a kiss! Unfortunately, Rachel stops him (WHY?) as she still loves Finn (Cory Monteith). (Rachel, you may be in love with Finn, but Brody is one hot piece of man candy that only comes around once in a lifetime!)
Jake decides to join New Directions thanks to Marley, Mr. Schu and Puck. And he’s now dating Kitty. (Ew.)
Marley closes the show with a beautiful rendition of “Everytime.” (I’ll forever imagine Britney singing this apology tune to Justin Timberlake. Am I alone?)
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was this the best episode EVER? Are you rooting for Rachel and Brody or Rachel and Finn? Should there a Britney 3.0? Tell us how you feel below!
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