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|Tuesday, 16 November 2010 21:17
Recap For November 16, 2010
Music for The Substitute
“Forget You” — Paltrow with the students — rocking it!
“Make Them Laugh” — Morrison in the lead — true to the original in staging and spirit!
Chicago finale/”I Love My Life” — Paltrow and Lea in the style from the movie. Very well danced and sung — voices blended.
Mash-up of “Umbrella” and “Singing in the Rain” — Lead Paltrow and Morrison ably back by New Direcitons.
Recap For November 16, 2010
(We’re Singing in the Rain under the Umbrella!)
Tonight’s Glee will have a special guest star, Gwyneth Paltrow, as a substitute teacher who fills in for Will Schuster. The story looks to be interesting and the music looks fantastic. Will this be a small recap — probably not. Everytime I say that, it grows!
After the usual recap we are quickly into the action. Sue tells Will that she is Principal Sue because Figging is out sick with “monkey flu”. Sue caused Figgins to get the flu by pointing a student at him. Sue’s blackmailed officials and got it in her contract that if Figgins is sick she is principal. Her main goal is to destroy Glee. The student who made Figgins sick just sneezed on Will.
In the Glee class, Will is starting to talk about sectionals and he turns from the board to find a class of children. The child Mercedes tell Shu he looks green. Will goes home and to bed. His ex-wife, Terri, comes by to help him and tells him that she still loves him. He tells her it is because she loves him when he’s weak. Will kicks her out and turns over to sleep. She throws “Singing in the Rain” on the bed. Seems it is his favorite sick movie.
In school, Rachel thinks she’s in charge and Mercedes and Kurt are talking in the cafeteria about that development. He’s hanging out with Blaine and she’s surprised. Mercedes watches as her favorite food gets put out. When asked what they should do about Glee, Kurt asks if she has seen the Spanish teacher. The sub is using celebrities (Lohan) to teach her Spanish class. Kurt goes to the Spanish class and asks her to take over Glee too. Kurt had seen her subbing in an English class last week and she was fantastic. Miss Holliday is ecstatic and said she thought they’d never ask.
In Glee class, Puck has buttered the floor but Miss Holliday is too smart for Puck. Her name is Holly Holliday and the students try to confuse her by giving her the wrong names. She tells them that the songs they sing were 30 years old. Holliday wants them to have fun in class and she jokes about marijuana. Rachel tells her they can’t goof off for sectionals. Holliday asks what they want to perform and she’s told that they never get to make suggestions. Santana asked her what she knows about Cee-Lo and Holliday breaks into “Forget You.” Paltrow is rocking this song. While the rest of Glee gets into it, Rachel is mad and upset over this development! She finished the song and takes them for tacos!
Sue is watching Beiste coach and Sue disrupts the class. Beiste tells her if she cuts the football team who will the cheerios cheer for. Sue says she will get back to Beiste. Beiste, who warned students not to spray athletes foot spray in fellow team members eyes, sprays it where Sue was. Sue is into power and has it now. She’s determined to keep it and not be humiliated. Sue decides to ban tater tots.
Will shows up at Glee rehearsal and is singing “Make Them Laugh” (Singing in the Rain). He’s doing a good job on this song made famous by Donald O’Connor. He’s even doing some of the staging that was used in the movie. Tim is performing the Gene Kelly part. This is a high energy number and Will and Tim do the walk on the wall then through the wall stunt. We find out it was only a dream. Rachel shows up at the house and tells Will that Holliday is taking over. Rachel tells him that Kurt was behind this move due to jealousy. Will tells her that the kids love him but Rachel points out that Sue doesn’t. Holliday and Sue are bonding (with aluminum foil in their hair). Rachel is telling Will that he will become the substitute.
Mercedes is talking to Kurt about Friday night and Kurt says he’s going to meet Blaine to see Rent with Greg Evigan. In the cafeteria, Mercedes is waiting for the tater tots when the cheerios grab the tots. Mercedes goes to see Sue and Becky tries to stop her. Sue tells her that she is like Richard Nixon and Sue says that nutrition is ridiculous at the school. Sue’s declaring a war on junk food. Beck is told to keep the protesting students out.
Rachel talks to Holliday and Holliday tells her that she suck. She sees Holliday give Rachel the answer to the pop test. Holliday asks her when she did something that made her laugh. As Holliday tries to convince Rachel to her point of view. Holliday has an upbeat dance song for Rachel to sing.
Terri is back caring for Will and he asks her about her meds — antidepressants, etc. Terri is feeling “happy.” Will tells her he is searching for something. He thanks Terri for being there. She is still talking baby and pulls out Vick’s vapor rub. She tells him to take his shirt off and foll over and she’ll put some on him. Massage therapy coming up. Terri takes her shirt off and kisses Will’s back but he tells her to stop. He doesn’t want to make her sick! They kiss and it may get hot and heavy.
IN the cafeteria, Mercedes is fussing about the food. Kurt tells her he has set her up with a date — a football player. Kurt gets flirted with by the football player as he leaves and Mercedes starts a revolt to get her tater tots back. Sue says let the war begins.
Rachel and Holliday are singing the finale from Chicago — in the style from the movie. Their voices are blending well. The dance is similar to the one from the movie and the costumes are 30s. They finish with the “All that Jazz” line and cartwheels.
Will shows up at the school and Sue meets him and tells him he should be home. Sue tells him that the kids prefer the substitute and so does she. Will wants Figgins back and learns that Figgins has been fired because of Sue’s tough attitude toward education and Sue is in charge. Sue fires Will in her first act as principal.
At dinner, Kurt has put Mercedes asleep but she does know enough to answer back but admits she blanked out. Nothing that Blaine and Kurt and discussing hold any interest to Mercedes. Mercedes ask for tots and the waitress realizes she goes to McKinley. Mercedes is feeling like a third wheel.
Will goes to Glee room and meets Holliday who has the students painting. Will is there to confront her about the job take over. Will points out that as a substitute she can do whatever she wants. She tells him that the students have a voice and he has to listen to it. Will tells her that he doesn’t let them run free. Holliday tells him that they get bored and are entitled to their emotions. Their styles are different and she admits that jobs are hard to get. She can’t turn the opportunity down. Will leaves.
Mercedes is in the Principal’s office due to damaging Sue’s car and the protest. Sue calls Holliday in and asks how to punish Mercedes. Mercedes has tampered with the exhaust pipe of the car. Sue’s attorney is Gloria Allred and a lawsuit is imminent. Holliday may or may not go to jail. As Mercedes leaves, Sue realizes and confronts Holliday with the fact that she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Sue now thinks she’s in control.
Holliday goes to see Will and they talk over beer. Will tells her she has every right to teach however she wants. Holliday breaks down and tells Will about Mercedes shoving tater tots in Sue’s exhaust. Holliday says she tweets when things get serious. Holliday explains that she originally was a math teacher and the class was out of control. The students wouldn’t listen and a student, Cameo, attacked her. Holliday felt that she had to keep things moving. She, like Emma, has some problems with such things as plates and commitment. When Will says it sounds lonely, she tells him it works for her. Terri comes in to give Will some food and finds him with Holliday. Holliday says that Terri sounds like a bitch and Terri goes off on a rant. Will tells her that last night was a mistake. He was lonely and she was there. Terri realizes she’s made a mistake, She says she will come back and Will tells her no. Terri says it is his last chance and that he will regret it. She leaves and Holliday asks if he is okay. Will wants to know about Holliday’s commitment issue and her philosophy of life.
At the lockers, Mercedes has brought more tater tots to school. Kurt tells her he is not breaking it off with Blaine and that is why she is acting up. Kurt assures her that she will find someone and to treat herself with respect. Mercedes is going to talk to Anthony and says maybe they have a shot. The football player (Karfosky) confronts Kurt and tells him not to tell anyone about the kiss. If Kurt tells, he’s dead.
Will is talking to Sue about his job. She’s going to let him come back and she realizes Holiday is not up to the job. Will irritates her and the kids love him. The kids have plead their case to have him return. Brittany tells Sue that Will taught her the second part of the alphabet. Sue sees Will as giving the inmates what they want. There is a condition. One of his Glee members did damage to her car and he must repair it.
In class, Will thanks the kids for the kind words with Sue. It’s time for sectionals and it’s time to focus and hard work. They tell him that they loosed up with her. Will says that he watches “Singing in the Rain” when he is sick and that the song is timeless. Sam, of course, questions the age. He goes and gets Holliday out of History class and she tells him she is missing Glee. He’s going to let her sub in Glee when he is sick. He needs her help and it’s for a mash-up of “Umbrella” and “Singing in the Rain.” Holliday does the “Umbrella” part — and they segue into will doing the lead on “Singing in the Rain.” These songs work well together. The dance is intricate. The ladies and gentlemen switch rows and this is fantastic and they go to between songs so effortlessly. This is one of the best numbers Glee has ever done