Glee Review: I Want To Be A Part Of It

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Tonight is Glee Season 5 Episode 14, where everyone has magically moved to New York so we don’t have to pretend to shoot in Ohio anymore. And that’s what you missed on Glee.

One of the producers gives Rachel 24/7 car service and I seriously cannot think of a better gift ever. I live in rural Connecticut and I want 24/7 car service. Never worry about parking again!

Unfortunately, her car service has no room for wheelchairs, so poor Artie has to walk, er, wheel like a peasant. Because springing for a cab doesn’t even occur to Rachel.

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Blaine is sickeningly in love with Kurt and they sing "You Make Me Feel So Young". Which make them seem old. I think that’s the point, since they are in fact turning into an old married couple.

Artie is feeling very able in the city, until a dude on crutches steals his backpack. Am I allowed to laugh at this?

Sam can’t get a modeling job. I mean, he was clearly good looking enough to get this part on Glee so that’s a little hard to believe. He and Blaine sing "Best Day Of My Life" in an almost deserted Times Square. They must have blocked it off REALLY far back to shoot this scene. I wonder leaving Coach Sue out of this episode left a huge budget surplus.

I do not believe for even one second an art school still teaches mime, but the invisible box of Kurt’s life is hilarious.

SAM LOOKS JUST LIKE BRAD PITT. Why didn’t he cut his hair before?!

In case you were wondering, Awful Rachel is still Awful. She once asked a homeless person for her $10 back, which is about even with that dude on crutches mugging Artie.

Adam-Lambert-I-mean-Elliot gives Kurt some solid relationship advice and then sing a song I don’t know really well. “I forgot how awesome Adam Lambert is,” says my husband. I did not forget, but love him on this show SO much.

Awful Rachel is complaining about her car service because it makes her “less authentic”. I will take your car service! I bet she feels less authentic when it is 95 degrees with 100% humidity.

Sam gets a modeling job and moves out, which surprisingly makes Blaine sad. Kurt comes home and freaks out for no actual reason. Wow, you mean getting engaged to some dude you knew in high school doesn’t translate well to the real world? I’m shocked.

Blaine goes to accuse Elliot of trying to date Kurt. It would be easier to take him seriously if he wasn’t wearing a hideous sweater and red pants. Elliot blames Kurt’s weirdness on New York and suggests Blaine just back off a little because dude, you really do need to just back off a little.

Awful Rachel once again realizes she’s awful and volunteers to help Artie not get mugged on the subway. Then she ruins it by encouraging a whole subway car full of people to break into a choreographed dance number. You know actual New Yorkers wouldn’t stand for that sh*t. NO EYE CONTACT.

Sam moves into the model apartment and has a roommate named Sam. SHE’S A GIRL.

Blaine decides to get his own place but he and Kurt are NOT going to break up, so it’s basically meaningless. They don’t know that, because they’re like 12 years old, but if you live in the same city as the person you are seriously dating, go to the same school and have all the same friends, you live together by default no matter your actual address. Truth.

Mercedes is here! Does this mean more actual singing on the singing show?

She also has a fantastic apartment she’s going to lend to Sam and Blaine. How come all my friends in New York are struggling singers or unemployed writers and absolutely none of them have car service or amazing apartments? I have the wrong friends.

Rachel is closing the show with a super classic rendition of “People” and she kills it.

Next week on Glee, hate crimes! That sounds...gleeful?I don't know, I think that whole Klaine thing resolved itself way too fast. Do you think Blaine and Kurt are going to break up?


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Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (63 Votes)

The show is way better when they just focus on New York! I actually missed Santana though. They need a little snark in their lives. I wonder when she will be back? And I'm still crossing my fingers that Brittany will be back with her, though I don't think that will happen since nothing has been mentioned about her joining the cast again. I'm not really thrilled that they might try to pair Sam and Mercedes up again... I really thought during their visit to New York that it looked like they were going to lead to something with Sam and Rachel. I think that would be interesting to see. It's time for her to move on and get back out there! I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Artie coming along to New York, but I'm enjoying it so far. This group really meshes well togehter I think. And I look forward to seeing what happens next!


this is the first episode i've watched since the episode when Finn dies. so glad Marley and gang are gone. who gave a $%#@ about them???? almost tempted to watch the episode where they're all ceremoniously given the boot (via graduation). still, kept the show running in the background whilst i surfed the net instead of watch it. ah well..


"Because springing for a cab doesn’t even occur to Rachel."... Or how about Blaine and Kurt offer to walk instead and let Arty ride? Nope all Rachel's fault.

@ M

The driver said there was no room in the car for Artie's wheelchair. The trunk was full.

@ Spenser Amadeus

Ok. But it was not Rachel fault we see her go straight from the theater to pick up the guys. The writer clearly is blaming Rachel. The writer of course has no blame for Kurt or Blaine who gladly slipped into the car too.


Once again missed the point. "Awful Rachel is still Awful. She once asked a homeless person for her $10 back, which is about even with that dude on crutches mugging Artie.:... Her point was more to get back on the horse again.

@ M

oh and of course you forgot to mention how Rachel helped Arty in the end.

@ M

since you still calling her awful.


I thought the episode was positively wonderful. Such a great way to start this new era for the show. It was great to see Kurt and Blaine in a real relationship, which we hadn't since Season 3. They had a real fight, worked through it maturely (by Glee standards, work with me), and came out of it stronger. I feel like this couple is shaping up to lead the show through its final season. (And not just because the two of them together dress better than all the rest of the characters!) Elliott was, of course, the voice of reason, Adam Lambert truly was a blessing to this show, it's a shame this was his last episode. I'm ready for the release of Glitter Rock Vampire, those two were the cutest! Sam's bits were really amusing. I will admit I thought his ponytail looked adorable, but the new haircut is amazing, he's definitely ready to take NYC by storm. Another thing I noticed was how great his chemistry with every single character was. And I'm very excited for the Blaine/Sam/Mercedes trio in the apartment. Finally, Artie's storyline had me sympathizing with his struggle, with a side of giggles. It was the right mix of realistic and wildly unrealistic that only Glee can bring us, and it was great to see the usual determined Rachel learning from her experiences and wanting to help her friend. I'd finally like to point out just how much smoothly everything went without one Ms. Santana Lopez around to throw jabs at every tiny step they took. It was nice for a change. So overall fantastic episode! I am so so excited for Bash.
I quite enjoyed your liveblog compiled into this article, too. Cheers!

@ Thomas Abrams

I agree with every word you have said. I loved it. I cannot say that about Glee since the start of season 4. I adore Santana, but I did not miss her and her snark 1 bit. It was a pleasant start with these characters and giving their story lines a good boot. It was a wonderful start for the New York episodes. I'm loving it.

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Glee Season 5 Episode 14 Quotes

Did somebody die in here?


Sometimes it’s just easier if you just stay inside.


Glee Season 5 Episode 14 Music

  Song Artist
Glee cast downtown Downtown Glee Cast iTunes
Glee cast you make me feel so young You Make Me Feel So Young Glee Cast iTunes
Glee cast best day of my life Best Day Of My Life Glee Cast iTunes