This week’s Glee episode looked like it came from one of the usual teen shows with all the alcohol-related drama. But it still maintained everything we love about Glee like the song numbers, the twisted comedy and sharp lines.
“Alcohol Awareness Week”
With six suspended students due to intoxication, Principal Figgins starts an alcohol awareness week and convinces Will to prepare a glee club performance that will discourage alcohol consumption. In the teachers’ lounge, Will and Emma start catching up with each other’s lives after a long time. Sue interrupts and brands Will as a “future alcoholic” due to his broken heart.
“Glee Kids Get Drunk”
Rachel performs for Finn her new self-composed song, “My Headband”, which is about her headband. Not surprisingly, Finn criticizes it for lacking emotions and meaning, though it had a nice sound to it. So Rachel decides to throw a party to get more teenage experience. The New Directions arrive plus Kurt and Blaine. With almost everyone drunk, they decide to play spin the bottle, which results to a flirtation between Blaine and Rachel. They even sang “Don’t You Want Me” by Human League. But Blaine is definitely gay and not bisexual as proven later in the episode. Back in school, everyone is hung-over and the cure? Bloody Marys plus a rendition of “Blame It (On The Alcohol)” by Jamie Foxx.
“Glee Coach Gets Drunk”
If the kids are doing it, what more the teacher, right? Will feels stressed out and Beiste recommends a cowboy-themed bar for some numbing drinks. The two perform onstage the ode to alcohol, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” by George Thorogood. A drunken call to an ex is cliché, and that is what Will does – he calls Emma and leaves a very intoxicated message. But of course, everything you do when drunk seems to haunt you tenfold. And for Will, everything goes really bad when he actually left the message with Sue. To terrorize him, she plays it all over the school’s PA system. Looks like a Will-Emma pairing is far, far away.
It’s time for the glee club’s “Alcohol Awareness Week” performance and Principal Figgins announces that they’ll be performing “Tik and also Tok” by “Ke-dollar sign-ha”. After Rachel feeds everyone with her party’s leftovers (including alcohol), Brittany (the lead for this number) looks very drunk. Actually almost everyone looks drunk. But they continue with their performance. Everything’s going well until Brittany and Santana vomit on-stage. Brittany ends the performance with a shout out: “Everybody drink responsibly”.
Surprisingly, Principal Figgins loved the performance and praised them for the believable special effects, and hopefully, the whole school will heed the advice on alcohol consumption. But Will knows what really happened so he makes everyone (including him) pledge to abstain from alcohol until Nationals.
Glee guest star Gwyneth Paltrow is already coming back on Glee in two weeks. She first appeared in episode seven, “The Substitute”. Charice appeared in episode one, and her absence has already been a really long one that her character Sunshine Corazon was included in the list, “Glee’s Forgotten Storylines”. So it’s not just us Chasters who are missing her wonderful voice in Glee, but almost everyone else too. Good thing Charice is keeping us happy with her successful Japan Tour right now, which makes waiting for her Glee episodes much more bearable.
Watch full Episode — Glee: Alcohol Awareness
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By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com
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