'Glee' - 'Funk' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 2nd 2010 11:20AM
(S01E21) "You're still that 16-year-old boy to me. You always will be." Terri to Will, after they signed the divorce papers
Awww ... I actually felt a little sorry for Terri tonight. And that's saying something, because I've been gunning for her and Will to split up since the beginning. I must admit, though, it was pretty sad when they signed the divorce papers, but really, it's for the best. Like Will told Glee Club, he regretted spending so much time in a relationship that wasn't working, because it kept putting him in a deep funk.
Funk was the order of the day, as each of the characters went through their own personal brand of funk. While this wasn't my favorite episode of 'Glee,' there were plenty of great songs, storylines and moments tinged with heartache.
Quinn doesn't usually get a chance to shine in front of the microphone, and her version of 'It's a Man's Man's World' certainly offered a different perspective than James Brown's version. Plus, it was downright fun, with the Unwed Mothership Connection singing backup.
And Rachel getting egged in the parking lot by Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline seriously put ME in a funk. Who does that sort of thing? I know Rachel and Jesse have had their problems, but he's the one who was working with Shelby to get to Rachel about her parentage. I don't really get where he's coming from.
As for Will's ploy to throw Sue off her game by coming onto her with 'Tell Me Something Good' -- it creeped me out! I threw up a little when he and Sue nearly locked lips. Oy, just the thought of it makes me queasy.
Sure, I understand where he's coming from, and it was a stroke of genius when he came up with the idea after hearing Rachel complain about how Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline put her off her game by breaking her heart so close to Regionals. 'Glee' is good at connecting the stories that way. Sort of like 'Seinfeld,' where somehow at the end, all of the various stories intertwine and crash into each other in the worst way.
But, of course, it backfired. Will was going after Sue, because let's face it, she's a bitch. He didn't count on his strategy making things bad for the Cheerios, who needed that trophy to get a college scholarship. However, I did cheer quietly to myself when Will threw Sue's trophy against the wall, even though I know it was a really childish thing to do. Then again, Sue isn't exactly an adult either. She gave Vocal Adrenaline the keys to TP the glee room.
Hmmm ... talk about an odd pairing: Quinn moving in with Mercedes, who has an extra room in her house since her brother left for college. I like it, though!
A few other things:
All the Vocal Adrenaline kids got Range Rovers? That's some booster group they've got going.
Terri hallucinating that Finn is Mr. Shu. I so don't like where that's headed. No, sir.
Will plying Sue with a tub of Extreme Lifestyle Carbo Gels. And in her favorite flavor: Appletini.
Sue getting stood up, waiting at the restaurant in her pearls and track suit. Kind of pathetic, really.
Loved the scene-stealer shopping at Sheets and Things for his bathroom -- an homage to Jane Mansfield -- and missing the muzak. "How am I supposed to shop without my Kenny G?!"
Also loved Finn and Puck's version of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 'Good Vibrations' with Mercedes. It almost made me like rap for a minute.
"You know, for me, trophies are like herpes. You can try to get rid of 'em but they just keep comin.' You know why? Sue Sylvester has hourly flare-ups of burning, itchy, highly contagious talent. Enjoy your last few days here. This room is mine." - Sue to Will, after he smashes her trophy against the wall
"Let's be honest. When white people try to be funky, you end up with KC and the Sunshine Band." - Mercedes
"I'm alone, William. I don't even like you, and I was willing to jump at the chance to be with you ... and even though I completely loathe you, you'd make a great trophy husband." - Sue to Will
"You know what Wednesday is, right? Hump day." - Will to Sue after asking her out to dinner.
"Even your breath stinks of mediocrity, and it's making me sick." - Sue to Will
Jesse: "They did a funk number. We've never been able to pull off a funk number."
Vocal Adrenaline girl: "Well, that's because we're soul-less automatons."
Jesse: "I'm so depressed."
Next Week: Regionals! What will happen when Sue is one of the judges?!