Back in the Glee Room, Tina’s lamenting her rejection from Mitzvah University on account of not being Jewish enough, and now what will she do? Her pals suggest hitting up New York City without a plan, just like Kurt did and Sam’s gonna do! I did that once and I got an awesome job at The Olive Garden and learned a lot about myself, I highly recommend it.
Tina’s friends respond to her concern that she’ll become a “free-floating loser” by performing a sweet sentimental acoustic rendition of the Glee original song “Loser Like Me”!
“Loser Like Me”
I really liked it, what can I say.
Cut to the April Rhodes Civic Pavilion, where Santana has found Rachel rehearsing and has some important news — she’s gonna quit the show ’cause it’s Rachel’s big dream but it’s not her big dream and she’s too lazy to do eight shows a week.
I hope this means Santana will be re-joining her cross-dressing jam band with Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert and becoming a rockstar. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a spirited performance for Glee Club on stools!
It was super cheesy and I spent most of it reading an NPR story about Akron.
Back in Sue’s lair, Sue informs Holly and Sir William that One Million Moms and all the animals from Noah’s Ark, your mom, your mom’s mom, and also The Animal Husbandry Foundation of Life have come together against their recent musical performance, and now they have to just STOP IT with the random musical numbers. IT’S OVER.
Sir William tells Holly to give it up ’cause Glee Club is totally over and they’re gonna shoot the rest of the season in New York and he’s totally at peace about it and she should be, too. Holly goes straight to Artie and says to meet her in the auditorium with his camera. Also Artie is in love with Holly but Holly isn’t in love with anyone, except for obviously that guy from Coldplay. (Editor’s note: I have bad news for you, Riese.)
Back in Glee Club, Quinn and Puck sing a song that has nothing to do with their present situation and it’s really corny and unfortunate. Either Rachel is dying of lesbian jealousy that Quinn has left her for a man-sized root vegetable or she’s sad that her boyfriend died. It’s hard to know with this show.
After their little song, Quinn tells everybody that she and Puck are gonna be boyfriend and girlfriend now. Then they have a private conversation about long distance relationships in front of the whole class and in general everything is just super weird and inappropriate.
Sir William says that was the last song ever sung in Glee Club, which sucks because it was stupid. He says it’s over now and it’s been an honor, and Rachel is like, get your hand off my shoulder, you man-child.
Sir William walks into his office to find an invitation to some kind of secret event. It’s gonna be like Eyes Wide Shut I think.
Oh never mind, it’s a tribute video to Sir William! Yup, all the Glee kids have gathered all of their feelings together to make a little film for Sir William’s hypothetical baby, all about how wonderful their Dad was and how he could dance like Fred Astaire, sing like that annoying guy with a last name I can’t spell, and helped Tina be Prom Queen! Also, cute gay stuff:
Santana: Okay, it may seem a little weird to you but back here in the Dark Ages, it was still crazy for girls to love girls and guys to love guys, but your Dad made sure that we felt safe loving whoever we chose.
Also, William made Puck into a kinder person, and he saved Kurt’s life and therefore the lives of his unborn babies birthed using Quinn as a surrogate and apparently William was a good trans ally to Unique, maybe that happened offscreen?
And despite everything I am and everything I believe in, this video makes me cry because I smoked too much pot before watching the episode, and it segues into a performance of “Don’t Stop Believin'” which GETS ME EVERY TIME!
I got so nervous wondering who would take Finn’s part, and felt relieved when it was Kurt, and then felt sad about Finn all over again and how they had everyone do a little intro like they did in Glee on tour.
Holly Holiday and April Rhodes have been watching from their vantage point at the back of the theater. “Our work here is done,” they decide. “We did it flawlessly and looked flawless while doing it,” says Holly Holiday, before inviting April to go get drunk, rob a bank with her, and then go sailing around the world on a gay boy cruise ship. April agrees. Now that’s a spin-off I’d like to see.
Cut to the sad lonely Room Formerly Known as Glee, where Unique is asking Fake Quinn if she’s gonna say “Hi” when they see each other in the halls. It’s like The Breakfast Club! Marley says that Sue can’t take away what they had here and that they are much better people now, but unfortunately they are all really boring characters, and we have better things to do with our time.
Cut to the Auditorium, where everybody is graduating! Yay! Also, Tina got into Brown!
And Brittany S. Pierce gets to graduate because WHY ANYTHING! Santana gives her a kiss on the cheek, but I don’t know if that means they are being just friends or if Glee is once again robbing us of the lesbian tongue kissing that is our birthright.
Later in the bathroom of love, Santana tells Brittany that Lesbos is not an island filled with lesbians but rather an island filled with German tourists and therefore she’s changed their tickets to first go through Hawaii and then back to New York!
Then they kiss on the lips like two girls who used to bang all the time who haven’t banged in a year JUST KIDDING they kiss on the lips like two girls who are being polite.
Wait but also what about Dani? THEY NEVER EVEN GOT TO BE NAKED IN BED TOGETHER. I think Brittany and Santana together are super-cute and I like how they’ve both grown and changed and come back together but also, I mean, what about Demi Lovato? I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. How do you feel?
Meanwhile in the Room Formerly Known as The Glee, Sue and Sir William have a heart-to-heart about feelings. Sue says her whole life she’s been searching for a worthy adversary, but she found Will, and she is really going to miss him a lot, and she thinks that he did a lot of good work.
Then she says she got him an interview at Carmel High so he can coach Vocal Adrenaline if he wants to. He’s like, but they’re our mortal enemies, and she tells him that there is no “our” anymore and besides, they have a real budget.
Sue: “You did what you could do here. And that was much more than I could ever care to admit. But it’s really over.”
Then Will stands alone in the room, hearing the voices of Glee Club Members past and bowing to an imaginary audience. And that’s it. GOODBYE CRACKER BARREL, GOODBYE CLOCKS TICKING!
Next week on Glee, everybody will be in New York City, and hijinks will undoubtedly ensue!