Last week, they released the Quinn/Rachel “Bridesmaids” scene that was advertised in previews for Episode 314, but never showed up in the final cut, which may also be relevant to your interests:
Oddly enough, they’ve yet to release any Finn/Rachel or Adult scenes that somehow ended up on the cutting room floor…hm. Well, what do you think of these scenes? Would they have changed how you felt about those episodes?
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Wow, that was…actually not terrible at all. You mean, instead of that convoluted, heteropraising, inane bullshit we got with Finn, we could’ve had that short and lovely self-acceptance/team acceptance scene?
YOU MEAN WE COULD HAVE HAD NORMAL?!?
Oh wait, normal doesn’t exist on Glee.
I don’t think it’s too much to say that this Santana scene would have changed the tone of the entire episode.
Wait, that was actually good. Which means of course they cut it, cause why show good scenes when they can make the episode as offensive as possible.
i love the santana scene.
riese, you make me have all these feelings for all these shows i don’t even watch, even when you’re just posting youtube clips and short commentary!
It’s like they have a policy of cutting the best scene from each episode.
I hadn’t seen the Klaine scene yet but OMIGOD WHEN DID BLAINE BECOME UTTERLY PERFECTLY ADORABLE.
Also, that Santana scene would’ve redeemed the episode almost. I don’t know what’s worse – that they unleashed that shitshow of I Kissed A Girl and promptly dodged all offended outcries from it, or that they actually filmed good, important, INOFFENSIVE scenes and subsequently cut them from the episode.
Why couldn’t they have just included this and cut a Rachel/Finn makeout session instead?
This could have been the whole episode just put it in for every Finn moment and add some Brittana kissing, now that would be a great episode.
I personally think the coming out scene is shit because I find it a bit unrealistic, yet I’m completely in love with brittana so I take it :/ I can’t believe this didn’t make it to the episode. I hate glee
Why does Santana have to come out but not Brittany?
So confused D:
The obvious explanation for this is that Brittany is just a collective fever dream and doesn’t really exist. Like the rest of us bisexuals.
Wouldn’t that be an amaaazing ending to the show? Like the end of St. Elsewhere. Psych! Brittany has been a figment of your collective imaginations this whole time, and really the show was about a group of teens who were being held in captivity in a brutal, dystopian future where the only way for them to feel free was through their made-up internal lives and song.
Or like in Buffy the Vampire Slayer where everything just might be a hallucination of one of the characters.
That episode was so messed up (in a good way!)
The show makes so much more sense now!
I’m pretty sure that’s about the only reasonable out they have for all of this now.
I think it sort of makes sense in this specific scene because Santana’s addressing the impending airing of the ad that targets Sue for having Lesbian Santana captain the Cheerios (HOW IS THAT EVEN LEGAL? WHY ARE HER PARENTS NOT LIKE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS/SUING THE PIZZA GUY? THIS MAKES NO SENSE)…but yes, overall, the absence of Brittany’s voice in this storyline is extremely disconcerting.
That bothers me too. I’ve decided, Santana is dating a fairy and Brittany doesn’t really exist. Only way to explain that in a same-sexed couple, why only one is considered non-straight/queer.
I would watch Glee if all the scenes were like these.
i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy i hate ryan murphy
(and santana is flawless)
I’m probably going to be one of the few people that believes that including this scene would not have done much to redeem the episode. It doesn’t change the fact that Glee felt the need to out Santana in the first place, perhaps because they were getting bored with her storyline and wanted a quick fix for it already. It doesn’t change that they never gave Santana any say in the timing of her coming out, and sent some very negative messages to people still in the closet. It doesn’t change the fact that Finn was not held responsible for his actions. It doesn’t change the fact that this puts Santana in real danger (see: Kurt season 2, also Corrective Rape Suggesting Guy from this episode). It doesn’t change how irresponsibly the rest of the story was told.
That being said, it would have been nice to at least have Santana in some control of her coming out process. Also, Naya did do a great job in this scene. Four for you, Naya, four for you.
I agree with everything you said. And yes, Naya totally nailed this scene. She perfectly captures the simultaneous terror and courage of coming out, not just in her delivery, but in her facial expressions/body language before and after coming out to the team.
I 100% agree
A scene that lasts a little over One minute does not redeem that utterly disgusting episode.
I would have liked to see this scene but unless Finn was slapped in the face multiple times or completely absent, I don’t think the episode would have been that much better. That episode still makes me really angry and I still can’t believe that that stupid Katy Perry song was not only the name of the episode but actually performed.
They should have left this scene in! Sometimes, I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with ‘Glee’…they bring up a lot of important topics and do some things very well, but they can also really mess some things up.
Also, why did Brittany never have to come out? And why don’t they ever talk about (in more detail–more than just mentioning it) her bisexuality? I mean, yeah, in a perfect world, no one would have to come out because everyone would just accept each other and realize love is love. But sadly, that’s not reality. And I feel like ‘Glee’ basically ignoring Brittany’s bisexuality and coming out process just contributes to bisexual invisibility. ‘Glee’ should choose to talk more about it…they could help dispel bisexuality myths and combat biphobia. They’re missing a great opportunity to shine a positive light on the bi community.
Well, I think Ryan Murphy’s stance on bisexuality was made clear when Kurt freaked the fuck out and dismissed Blaine entirely when Blaine questioned his sexuality.
Santana’s coming out scene wouldn’t have changed the overall tone of the episode but it would have shown at least one scene in which Santana comes out with attitude and success. Instead we got Finn The Hero saving the day and singing that stupid version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun that to this day I haven’t watched or heard in full because I cringe too much, and a heartbreaking rejection scene with her grandma. Which was good, but really sad, this would have balanced it a little.
But I guess they didn’t have time to include it between singing I Kissed A Girl, having Finn monologue about teen gays that commit suicide and including some gross Puck and Idina Menzel feels.
On one hand, I’m glad to see this scene. On the other, it brings back all those traumatic memories of viewing that alarmingly godawful episode.
Someone pointed out in a YouTube comment (I know! A smart, insightful, GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT YouTube comment!) that while Santana’s words were powerful and the way she and Brittany look at each other is genuinely sweet, the scene is sort of devoid of real dramatic impact because we know NOTHING about the other Cheerios. It’s basically like she’s coming out to a bunch of cardboard figures in uniforms.
Yes! It would have packed a much more emotional impact if she had come out properly to the Glee club instead.
Oh, I can see why they cut this scene, obviously they needed to make more room for Puck to save all the crazy women from themselves.
I’m so glad I quit this show, it’s just not worth it.
“Doesn’t change the fact that I am natural born leader and I’m not afraid to cut a bitch.”
Santana Lopez forever.
What? This exists?
Thank you Riese.
This show is ridiculous.
“Oh, can’t show the super hot lesbian actually being accepted by were probably super hot cheerleading team because then people will get the wrong idea! Why don’t we just have ugly-hulking-thick skull, I mean, Finn, to out her instead!” <- 50 year old man that is probably in charge of Glee cuts.
Too little, Too late Mr M
If I had seen that Santana scene, I maybe would have decided to re-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer AND continue watching glee, instead of replacing Glee time with the Buffy.
Que Pat Benatar and Too Little Too Late.
I don’t understand why they write/film scenes like this coming out for Santana when they seem to be the first scenes cut from an episode. Maybe someone higher up in the network disapproves and tries to limit the amount of gay that audiences actually see, but it’s like they film the scene anyway and then take the credit for producing a “progessive” show when half the scenes that would actually BE progressive are never shown.
if Rachel has to remain a straight character on this show and not end up with Quinn, she should be with Jesse, not Finn!
that Hello 12/13 video totally convinced me
Oh hi there, fellow Faberrian.
Also, unpopular opinion here, but that coming out scene meant almost nothing to me. We have never seen Santana interacting with the cheerleading team or anyone outside of the Glee club for the matter, so we are not really given a context as to what sort of reaction to expect. The worst thing is that they hired a bunch of extras to be these cheerleaders, who really just function as a faceless blob of nothing. Like there’s almost no reaction, it’s almost as if Santana were saying all she said to a wall.
This is completely true. Sadly, it was still better than anything else in the episode. At least she was speaking for herself, briefly in charge of her own narrative, the protagonist of her own story, etc. Our expectations are extremely low, and it is pretty ridiculous that this counts as “good.”
The Lynch can do no wrong, once again!
Brittany never had to come out because pretty much from day one she’s been the girl who has slept with everyone in school. Apparently if you’ve got a lot of love to give, people figure it out on their own. You don’t need to come out about it.
I like the elevator music in the background of the Bridesmaids cut
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