By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun
10:11 PM EST, March 7, 2013
At the beginning of this film-inspired "Glee," we find Will and Emma dancing around all Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-like to "You're All the World to Me" in old school black and white. But wait...didn't y'all essentially break up? I'm confused. But that's when we find out it's just a dream. In an effort to make himself feel better after Emma left him at the altar, he's been watching old movies, which serves as the inspiration for this week's theme.
To be perfectly honest, I'd kind of forgotten that Will was actually in charge of New Directions and not Finn. Whoops. Anywho, Will puts the students up to a group competition: boys vs. girls, mash-up style, using songs from movies. The winning group gets to star in Artie's independent film.
Meanwhile, Finn and Artie concoct a plan to track down Emma. Artie suggests a "lady manhunt," while Finn promptly reminds him "ain't nobody got time for that." Well played pop culture reference there, Glee, well played.
In the hallway, Blaine suggests the two groups work together for an opening number and launches into a fun rendition of "Shout" from "Animal House." [insert shout out to my fellow Loyola alums...this is our JAM!] Also, I absolutely adore Blaine. Although that pink vest tonight was questionable.
He makes up for it in the next scene wearing a tuxedo and bow tie while singing "Come What May" in a duet with Kurt...which we later find out is actually Kurt's daydream, as he's watching movies while he's stuck in the apartment for a snow day (with actual snow, not like Baltimore's failed Snowquester this week). But anyway, Kurt and Blaine should probably just get it over with and get back together already.
Then Santana (forgot she was living with Kurt and Rachel in New York) suggests Brody is a drug dealer. Why? Because she found out he had $1,200 in cash and a pager. And, according to Santana, the only people who carry around that much cash and have a pager are drug dealers. But based on the Valentine's Day episode, I'm still going to go with he's a gigolo. [insert awful Nick Cannon song here].
Back at William McKinley, Artie and Finn don really bad wigs and create an anti-ginger bullying club to convince Emma's parents to tell them where she is. Surprisingly, it works. As for the competition, the guys sing "Danger Zone" from "Top Gun" and "Old Time Rock and Roll" from "Risky Business."
The girls, however, sing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (starring my girl crush Marilyn Monroe...love her!) and "Material Girls." And the winner is...everyone because it's "Glee" and that's just how we do things around here. Oh and apparently Artie needed a lot of people for his move.
Will recruits all of the kids to join him and sings "In Your Eyes" from "Say Anything" to Emma outside her window...boombox and all. I'm all for romantic gestures, but please don't bring along your high school show choir to try and win me back. Even though I left you at the altar, but I digress...
Emma meets Will outside after the kids leave and tells him how she ran away because "the man you're about to marry walks into town and you feel like you don't know him anymore." Right...because he's been gone for what, like two or three months? Boohoo. I've been in a long-distance relationship for two years, so I don't feel all that sorry for you, Emma. You shouldn't have just left the guy at the altar!! They decide to "get to know each other" all over again and who knows what will happen next?
Anyway, Jake confesses to Marley that Ryder came up with all of those Valentine's Day ideas–not him. So he makes it up to her by recreating the pottery scene from her favorite romance movie, "Ghost," and sings "Unchained Melody." Awww...that is, until Marley also makes a confession and tells Jake that Ryder kissed her and she let him. D'oh!
And while we're all confessing here, Finn comes clean to Will about kissing Emma, which, of course, Emma had not told Will. And now Will is pissed. Double d'oh!
Back in New York, Santana confronts Rachel about the pregnancy test she found in the trash and Rachel breaks down crying. Uh-oh. One can only assume Brody is the baby daddy. Maybe Quinn will make a guest appearance next week to give Rachel some advice?
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