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October 6th, 2010
Yesterday’s episode of Glee was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It was both touchy AND touching. The Glee club tackled spirituality, as well as dealing with the illness of a certain club member’s loved one. All of the songs on the episode had some sort of religious connotation to them and included some of the less-featured Glee club members. Although the episode worked around the songs, it still had a simple storyline that captured the heart of most of the Gleeks out there. Read on to find out more!
This week Finn worshiped a higher power in the form of a popular sandwich, none other than Grilled Cheesus. Although making Grilled Cheesus was an accident, Finn definitely used his new buddy to his advantage. He started praying to the cheesy confection about possibly getting to second base with Rachel, and it worked! Finn thanked Grilled Cheesus up and down, and decided to give it a go again. This time he wished for something back…his spot as the Quarterback on the football team. And guess what? It worked, although the new character, Sam, was injured in the process. Coincidence, or is there really a higher power looking over Finn? Emma assured Finn that it wasn’t the Grilled Cheesus making all of this happen, it was the certain people involved. Sure, this made Finn feel better about it not being his fault Sam is out, but being told you have no more superpowers sucks. So he sang “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. and ate the sandwich. I wonder if it even tasted good? Probably tasted pretty bad, since it was sitting around for a long time.
We saw our first ever illness on Glee this week. I guess it was bound to happen, but nonetheless, it was a pretty sad storyline. One moment we saw Kurt and his father talking about how they don’t spend enough time together, and then bam! Burt Hummel collapsed when Kurt was out. The Glee club felt they could help out with their faiths, since they all have different religious practices and one of them was bound to work. Nice thought, says Kurt, but he still wasn’t feeling the whole spirituality thing, and it actually upset him that the Glee club was invading.
Kurt sang “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, as they showed old clips of him and his father. Mercedes sang Whitney Houston’s “I Look To You”, and Rachel sang Barbra Streisand’s “Papa, Can You Hear Me?”, both with no luck coming through to an emotionally-drought Kurt. That is, until Mercedes took him to her church. She sang Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, much to the surprise that although Kurt doesn’t believe in spirituality, he respects it. And that’s definitely enough.
The next time Kurt visited his father, he told him “I don’t believe in God, but I believe in you, and us,” which was such a beautiful line. After he said it, his father slowly squeezed his hand, showing that he heard Kurt, and was still with him! Although the storyline ended there, I’m assuming Burt will live. If you also cried at some point during this episode, please assure me I’m not alone and leave a comment. Thanks.
My favourite song was at the end when the whole Glee club sang “One Of Us” by Joan Osborne. It was so beautiful, and a great zing to Sue, who believed that they shouldn’t be singing about anything spiritual. I guess that’s what she gets for getting up in their business. What did you think of the episode? Too many songs and tears? Not enough laughs? Let me know!Tweet