The ‘Glee’ Halloween special does not disappoint, but I wished we could have gotten two hours of that amazing singing and choreography as opposed to one!
Where to start with what was perhaps one of the best episodes of Glee yet? Forget their tributes to Madonna, Gaga, and Britney, the show’s tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show blew them all out of the water. Every cast member sounded better than ever, and that includes the seldom musical Emma (Jayma Mays) and Dr. Carl (John Stamos). But the two standouts were definitely Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Quinn (Dianna Agron).
The set-up for the glee club’s big Halloween production was perfect and, while they both sounded wonderful, it was no surprise that Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) were cast as the movie’s straight-laced leads Brad and Janet. So let’s talk about the three big stars, Kurt, Quinn, and Mercedes (Amber Riley).
Having Mercedes reinterpret the normally male Dr. Frank-N-Furter as a female was ideal as she has the best voice in the cast and brought a totally new sound to the iconic role. It was so upsetting though that she only got one chance to shine and was then background for the rest of the episode.
Kurt and Quinn however were AMAZING. From their tiny part in “Damn It Janet,” it became clear they would steal this episode. Sadly, we didn’t get a chance to see that until they performed “Time Warp” together – and they were unbelievable.
Kurt has proved himself to be a great singer over the past two seasons, but Quinn seldom gets a chance. Her vampy and pitch perfect portrayal of Magenta was my favorite part of the episode. Something tells me Dianna is way too talented an actress to be sticking around for long. She is without a doubt the breakout star of this show.
As for the evening’s big surprise, Emma singing “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” was also pitch perfect. It also must be noted that so was Mr. Schuester’s (Mathhew Morrison) torso during that scene. Who knew our timid little guidance counselor had that voice?
Oh, and major props to the cameos by orginal Rocky cast mates Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick — the original Brad!
So Glee delivered big on Halloween — I just wished I could have gotten another hour!