Quinn the Walking/Wheeling PSA
For a show about underdogs, it's a bit ironic that the "rich white girl" is the one who always seems to suffer the most. Granted Quinn has not always made the wisest choices, but sometimes it seems like she's the only character who ever suffers the consequences.
Puck (Mark Salling) regularly has unprotected sex, and nothing ever seems to happen to him. Yet Quinn has unprotected sex once and gets pregnant.
Meanwhile, plenty of people are stupid enough to text and drive, yet nothing ever seems to happen to them. Yet Quinn is now in a wheelchair while the driver who crashed into her escaped without a scratch.
Although it is uncertain whether or not she'll make a full recovery, Quinn is keeping a positive attitude and is determined to walk again. Yet her fellow glee-clubbers, especially Artie (Kevin McHale) worry that she may be in denial about her condition.
In any case, Quinn has become a walking (or wheeling) public service announcement, even lecturing Finn (Cory Monteith) while he was texting and walking. Apparently texting and walking is a gateway to texting and driving.
Meanwhile, Blaine's brother Cooper (Matt Bomer) is a minor celebrity who achieved Internet fame by doing commercials for FreeCreditScore.com. Naturally, he's considered a hotshot by Lima standards.
Cooper offered to lead an acting masterclass where he instructed New Directions members to not go to college and not go to New York because apparently Broadway is dead. He also taught them how to point their fingers and scream like Nicholas Cage.
While the entire glee club was completely enamored with Cooper, Blaine was not his biggest fan. He was tired of the way his brother constantly berated and criticized him.
Yet boyfriend Kurt (Chris Colfer) convinced Blaine to try to work things out. He talked about his relationship with step-brother Finn. Although they got on each other's nerves, they still loved each other at the end of the day. (Of course, we all remember that Kurt loved Finn in a not-so-friendly way back in season 1. Glad he moved on!)
One of the highlights of the episode was Blaine's performance of "Fighter." Although he killed the vocals, the visuals were the real treat. We saw clips of angry Blaine in a wife-beater tank and later in the shower.
Blaine and Cooper later sang their feelings out with "Somebody That I Used To Know." Cooper explained that he had only criticized Blaine because he saw talent and potential and wanted his kid brother to achieve his dreams.
Baby Drama Redeemed
I was really not on-board with the Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) baby story line. She can be a real ogre, and it's not fair for some poor innocent child to suffer. However, the writers found the one way to redeem this story line.
Although we didn't hear the entire conversation between her and the doctor, we can infer that her baby girl will have Downs Syndrome. Sue hinted at this when she told Becky Jackson that the baby would be a "girl like you."
Becky and Sue's sister Jean were the only ones who ever brought out Sue's kinder side. Given the news about her baby, there's hope that Sue might actually turn out to be a decent parent after all.
Do you think Sue can help lead New Directions to a national title? Does Cooper make you want to point your fingers and scream like Nicholas Cage? Would Teen Jesus Joe (Samuel Larsen) make a good match for Quinn? Should Finn consider going into the pool-cleaning business with Puck? Or should Finn follow Rachel (Lea Michele) to New York?
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