Did you enjoy Glee's blast to the past/look into the future this week?
On "Saturday Night Glee-ver," the fortunes of three seniors were decided... in between a spinning disco ball, a competition of white suits and leaked sex tape, that is. Come along now as TV Fanatic Round Table panelists Matt Richenthal, Miranda Wicker and Steve Marsi breakdown the episode...
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: None really stand out, so I'll go with the bevy of Brittany quotes from the week. That poor, toddler's fist's sized brain...
Miranda: Jesse St. James as neurotic coach of Vocal Adrenaline. I just wish he hadn't cut his hair because now he looks like a mini-Will Schuster.
Steve: Call me cheesy, but the Finchel scene at the end got me. Acting school seems like a reach for Finn, of course, but I do like how they've drawn out the potential problems for these two and how they now seem to be happily resolved.
What was your favorite song from the episode?
Matt: I never like it when episodes simply start right away with a performance, but I can't punish the performance itself for that. So: "You Should Be Dancing."
Miranda: Jesse St. The Vocal Adrenaline performance of "Boogie Shoes." Alex was awesome in that number.
Steve: Gotta go with that classic closing number. How can you NOT choose "Stayin Alive?!?"
Is acting school the right choice for Finn?
Matt: Of course not. Why can't he just, you know, go to college? Many universities, including my alma mater, don't even require you to declare a major until your sophomore year at the earliest. I know it's a crazy notion, but go to school and find out what you actually like to do/study before committing to a profession with which you have no experience and whose odds are heavily stacked against success.
Miranda: At this point, is there a wrong choice for Finn? Acting school's about as good a choice as any other he could make.
Steve: I've pretty much given up on season three. So Finn as an aspiring actor in New York City next season, alongside Rachel as a hopeful Broadway star? Sure! Bring it on.
What did you think of the debut of Alex Newell as Wade/Unique?
Matt: Random? Underdeveloped? Boring? Pick a negative adjective and it probably fits for me.
Miranda: I loved it. Yes, it felt a little rushed, but I know he's only got two episodes. Of all the contestants on The Glee Project, he always seemed the most natural fit for this show to me.
Steve: Strong, at least compared to some other recent Glee Project contestants. I like him better than Joe (Samuel Larson).
What would you title a Santana and Brittany sex tape?
Matt: Cheerleading 1-oh-oh-oh-yes!-1.
Miranda: Two Girls, One Cat? (Ewww. Just typing that makes me shudder.)
Steve: Flips and Foreplay: A Different Kind of Pyramid