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Glee – City of Angels

by Alan Rapp on March 14, 2014

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Glee - City of Angels

Nationals arrive in a melancholy 99th episode as the New Directions heads to Los Angeles to defend their national championship with the future existence of the Glee Club on the line. Armed with a mission to win one for Finn (Cory Monteith), whose parents (Mike O’MalleyRomy Rosemont) accompany the team as chaperones, and rising to the challenge presented to him by Mr. Shue (Matthew Morrison), Sam (Chord Overstreet) leads the team into competition against Throat Explosion and The Amazonians.

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Glee – Frenemies

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2014

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Glee - Frenemies

Friends become enemies as Sue (Jane Lynch) pits Jake (Jacob Artist) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) against each other for class valedictorian and in New York Santana (Naya Rivera) puts her relationship with Rachel (Lea Michele) in jeopardy becoming her understudy for Funny Girl (because she’s the same age, and not in any way the same type, of the girl the producers chose despite thinking she was too young for the role?), and then taking credit for all of Rachel’s success. Meanwhile Kurt (Chris Colfer) frets over Starchild’s (Adam Lambert) influence over the band and New Directions settles on solos for Nationals.

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Glee – Previously Unaired Christmas

by Alan Rapp on December 8, 2013

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Glee - Previously Unaired Christmas

Set during the show’s previous season, this “lost” Christmas episode (obviously filmed this year) centers around various Christmas themes in both New York and Lima. As Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), and a visiting Santana (Naya Rivera) all struggle with their holiday jobs as Christmas elves, the New Directions focus on winning McKinley High’s room decoration contest and auditioning for role of Mary in the live nativity that Marley (Melissa Benoist), Unique (Alex Newell), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Kitty (Becca Tobin) all have their eye on.

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Glee – Puppet Master

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2013

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“Did you really think I was too stupid to suspect that you would come back here under the cloak of darkness to claim your monstrous puppet bride?”

Glee - Puppet Master

Control issues are the common theme of “Puppet Master” as the School Board shows up for an inspection to judge Sue‘s (Jane Lynch) performance as principal and both Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer)  have trouble getting the other members of their respective muscial families to listen to their “brilliant” ideas. Blaine’s psychotic break (caused by a gas leak in the choir room which leads him to daydream living puppets of the Glee Club are singing and talking to him) leads to a performance of Queen‘s “You’re My Best Friend” and leads to the creation of his own Kurt puppet (which Sue quickly confiscates).

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Glee – Movin’ Out

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2013

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“In the words of civil rights leader Genghis Khan, everyone deserves a shot at their dreams.”

Glee - Movin' Out

As Blaine (Darren Criss) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) travel to New York for opportunities after graduation , Mr. Shue (Matthew Morrison) responds to the lack on representation of careers in the art at Sue‘s (Jane Lynch) hastily arranged McKinley High career fair to offer his students a lesson the the music and unlikely success story of Billy Joel. Of the single artist episodes Glee has done, “Movin’ Out” offers several strong musical performances as character in both Lima and New York belt out hits by the Piano Man.

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