Published on April 11th, 2012 | by Kelly Sater4
‘Glee’ Episode Season 3 Episode 15 Review ‘Big Brother’
Glee was back last night with dreamy guest stars and answers to our burning questions. After a long hiatus, we met Blaine’s (Darren Criss) older brother, found out Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) fate and whether or not Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) went through with their ridiculous teen wedding.
Nene Leakes returned as coach Roz Washington. She’s set to co-coach the cheerios while Sue (Jane Lynch) is in her delicate condition. Roz didn’t exercise any restraint when addressing the pregnant Sue. Her non- stop digs are solidifying her spot as the funniest guest star. One line in particular: “Keeping bats out of your womb is an important part of pregnancy when you’re older than god.” Classic. Sue, who is not one to cede an inch of power, bargained with the principal that if she helped the Glee club win nationals then she would be able to coach the Cheerios by herself. The story seems like a stretch but we’ll get some good humor from seeing Coach Sue with the Gleeks regularly.
We also met Blaine’s (Darren Criss) hunky older brother Cooper Anderson, played by Matt Bomer of White Collar. Although he was dreamy, his character was narcissistic and a bit annoying. Cooper’s saving grace was his duets with Blaine, which included “Hungry like the wolf/Rio” as well as “Somebody I used to Know”. Coopers guest appearances provided a unique opportunity to explore Blaine’s insecure side since Cooper is always criticizing him. By the end of the episode Cooper admitted he’s critical because he see’s, like the rest of us, just how talented Blaine is.
There was trouble in paradise for the NOT newlywed Finn and Rachael. Thankfully the duo didn’t go through with their nuptials in the light of Quinn’s accident. Of course Rachel feels responsible for Quinn’s condition. Sure someone is in a wheelchair but we should comfort Rachael since she’s upset about it. She can be so self centered sometimes it makes me want to reach thought the screen and slap a fictional character. Rachel may have been annoying but Finn was actually considering his future finally. Puck asked him to move to L.A. to be his business partner. It seemed like a good fit, he could work while Rachael auditioned but Rachael’s heart is set on New York. Earth to Rachael, compromise is a part of marriage, if you’re not ready to do it then you’re not ready for marriage. Honestly she’s 18 she probably shouldn’t compromise her dreams, but then she shouldn’t get married.
Quinn made her entrance in a wheel chair. She survived the accident but the compression on her spine left her unable to walk, for now. Thank god she revealed that her “plumbing” is still functional. If she couldn’t have kids the show would have regressed an entire season, good thing the writers took that into consideration. She seemed overly optimistic about everything, which was red flag. Artie (Kevin McHale) was there to take her under his wing, but was his brutal honesty too much for Quinn? By the end of the episode he tried to force her to realize that she may never walk again. Was it selfish or was he trying to help? It seemed like he was jealous that she might walk again when he is confined to the wheelchair. Or was it selfish of her to flaunt about telling the world she will walk again knowing Artie can’t? Although it’s terrible to see Quinn suffering again this story line is really interesting. One thing for sure there will probably be an Artie/Quinn romance in the future.
The New Directions will tackle Disco in next week’s episode. Sure it’s outdated but who doesn’t love the Bee Gee’s?