Glee Review: "Prom Queen"

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God save the Queen. Queen Kurt, of course.

Best prom ever? The votes are still being tallied, but I thought it definitely should be ranked as one of the best high school dance episodes in television history. "Prom Queen" was right up there with the Spring Dance in season one of Beverly Hills 90210 where Brenda lost her virginity, and the prom in season two of Saved by the Bell where Kelly's dad lost his job.

Prom Queen Picture

Sue was back and wearing Spanx. Who knew? Loved how she told "Butt Chin" that the club should apologize to America for their rendition of "Run Joey Run." Great way for the writers to poke fun at themselves and address their critics at the same time.

Jesse totally outshined Rachel on "Rolling in the Deep," but it was a great scene either way. I'm not so sure how psyched I am to have him back on the show, however. He's nothing but trouble, as we saw in the scenes for next week's episode.  

Did anyone else find it hard to believe it took that many shoves before Finn took a swing at him? 

A brief but good scene with Burt and the boys before the big night. His line about how he wanted Kurt to be himself but practical at the same time was well meant. Finn's line about Kurt's suit looking like gay Braveheart was epic. 

Karofsky's apology was as amazing as Quinn's dress. It was very touching how he was adamant about Kurt waiting for him after class so he could protect him. 

I thought the music at prom was second to none. As was the face Santana made when she saw another girl wearing the same dress as her. What was with the guy wearing the Bluetooth in his ear, though? 

My heart sank when I realized Kurt's nomination wasn't done in good spirits, but when Blaine asked him to dance after Karofsky bailed, my fists went up in triumph. Full chills. 

There were a ton of memorable quotes on this night to remember, but the king's crown had to go to Puck for "Torah Torah Torah, it's go time!" As for Queen of the Quotes, I thought Santana had a number of contenders but the one about bailing in New York to live in a lesbian colony - or Tribeca - clinched it. 

Only two episodes left this season. I can't believe it. 


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Thx for the English lesson "J" but opinions on this topic differ among academics, as well as regionally i.e. British/American English. Colour/Color etc. I know Soundgarden's Chris Cornell is on my side.
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How would I submit a review to you? I have a blog where I already do TV reviews (including Glee), and I'd love to expand into a better read forum.


for me this was the best episode. All songs were amazing!!!! lea is the best


Jesse outshined Rachel? outshone - past participle, past tense of out·shine (Verb)
1. Shine more brightly than.
2. Be much better than (someone) in a particular area. Who didn't see Kurt as Queen? Ryan Murphy was blabbing about that earlier in the year. God forbid Kurt isn't highlighted, they need at least one shot of him weeping per show to hit quota


Well said @LelaRose, they just keep recycling the same old routine every time.
Quinn's a bitch, someone calls her on it, Quinn goes too far and at the last minute she is 'redeemed' because she reveals she's 'vulnerable'.
I'm so tired of it.
She keeps saying she's terrified of the future and jealous of Rachel cos she knows what she wants and will most likely achieve it as she's so determined (as well as talented), well maybe instead of being a bitch and trying to drag everyone back to her state odf insecurity and make everyone cry her a river she should concentrate on bettering herself so she needn't worry about the future.
Put your head down, some being so shallow and vacuous, do well at school, plan for your future/career and leave Rachel and others alone.
I cannot sympathise with a character feeling vulnerable purely cos she's jealous of someone else, it's irritating in the extreme. If she has to be a bitch and sad all the time can they not make it post-partem depression or something, might make me actually care about the character rather than expect us to feel sorry for her for the reasons I already stated.


Also Groff and Lea Michele duet - spinechilling. Absolutely incredible stuff. Can they duet more? They go together so well! Also Kurt's prom outfit tribute to Alexander McQueen was fabulous. Finn is a dick, please just sit down and be quiet. BLAINE NEEDS TO BE MADE A REGULAR CAST MEMBER!


The bluetooth thing - I wondered that too!
Loved the song selection, Dancing Queen is one of my ULTIMATE favourites. Blaine is the sweetest, nicest and cutest bf ever. Also where was Mr Schue hiding? Did he not chaperone prom?


I tire of them redeeming Quinn with some bullshit emotional display just to have her be bitchy again the next week. She slaps Rachel, she apologizes but then in the promo she's trying to get Finn to quit Glee club...Leaving them two members short for New York, weeks before they're supposed to go. She doesn't change. If something life altering like having a baby still doesn't touch her, then there's no hope. And I'm tired of having her "vulnerability" thrown in my face, like I'm supposed to feel sorry for her. I did last season but I won't this time around. I hope she follows through on that transfer.


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I dont think Finn deserves Quinn anymore hes too stupid.

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Glee Season 2 Episode 20 Quotes

Prom is like our Oscars.


Where does Lauren keep your balls?