Glee 5.10 Recap – Friendly Threesomes


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Tonight on Glee – threesomes!

Oh, trios? Not threesomes? Well that’s not as interesting.

Tonight on Glee – Trios!

Just a reminder, Schuester teaches history since he got fired from teaching Spanish. Or at least he’s supposed to be teaching history, but instead he’s HAVING SEX WITH EMMA IN THE SCHOOL WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME? Becky catches them and turns them in to Principal Sue, who is my spirit animal as she gags through their explanation that they’re trying to get pregnant. “Oh god, why?” Me too, Sue.

Blaine, Sam, and Tina jump right into a performance of “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” and it’s exactly as ridiculously awesome as you’d expect. I mean, there’s choreography that they probably figured out in Blaine’s bedroom. Back before season four was the relationship trainwreck that it was, I had a headcanon of these three getting hilariously and unwarrantedly paranoid that their long-distance significant others (Kurt, Mercedes, and Mike) were cheating on them and singing “Say My Name.” Oh, how naive I was. This is an acceptable compromise, though, and also an unsurprising choice since I’m pretty sure Blaine has a Beyoncé playlist that he forces them to listen to all the time. It’s okay, Blaine, so do I.

Anyway, they say that they just wanted to sing since they realized they’d never done a number together and, as seniors, they’re running out of time. Are you sure about that, guys? You’ve been seniors for 18 months and counting. Hell, Blaine’s been a senior since he was introduced on the show. (We don’t speak of it.)

Will, beacon of inspiration that he is, basically tells them to stock up on memories now because soon it’s all going to be over. Tina bursts into tears and Sam and Blaine try to calm her down; I have the feeling this happens a lot.

Rachel seems to have drafted Elliott as her assistant after barging into his apartment and declaring herself his roommate. She calls him her new best gay and he is as iffy about it as I am – kudos to him for calling her out on the fetishization – and then they sing “Barracuda” because there’s a full band conveniently hanging out. Side note – I am excellent at “Barracuda” on Guitar Hero and offer my services should they be needed in future episodes. Adam Lambert and Lea sound fantastic together, and it’s nice to see Elliott sing and branch out to scenes with someone other than Kurt.

Blaine and Sam try on their graduation gear. “Holy crap,” says Blaine, realizing he’s graduating, and possibly realizing the whole “he was a senior at Dalton in season two” thing I mentioned earlier. Tina walks in, sees them, and…promptly starts crying again. I hope she carries a Gatorade with her, because girl is in constant danger of dehydration. Maybe that’s why Blaine carries emergency juice boxes.

“I’m not ready to say goodbye to you guys yet,” she says, pointing out that only high school keeps high school friendships together, and they’ll get lazy and lose touch. Sam promises to send her impressions on Vine once a week and Blaine suggests they have a senior lock-in so they always have something epic to look back on. He suggests a “three-way show circle.” Are we SURE this episode isn’t called “Threesome”?

  • Clare

    Man at the end with Will’s “just the three of us” line I thought that the number of trio/threesome lines in that episode would have made a great drinking game

  • Flitzy

    Aside from the cringe-worthy Wemma stuff (oh my gosh, I’m pining for the days Terri over here, of all things, because at least it was interesting Will drama), I loved this though I hate the Pezberry fighting (which somehow gets translated into irrational Kurt and Dani hatred) but I LOVE how it’s given us the Kurt/Dani/Elliot friendship, which is seriously the best thing to EVER happen to Glee since Klaine. <333 I mean, seriously, once Blaine gets to NY and we get the four of them just being awesome, it will be so amazing (I know Demi isn't going to be on for a long time but just let me have my moment!)

    PS: How does Will think that they're even remotely ready for Nationals? I mean, have they actually had a proper lesson once this school year? ;)

    PPS: I still maintain that I love Kitty and Marley and wish they wouldn't just completely ignore them (at least not Kitty) but I do love the focus on making Tina semi-rehabilitated as a character before graduation. Speaking of graduation, I'm so depressed when I see Glee as Tina, Blaine, and Sam; not because of them (because I love them) but because it just seems like the whole cast is so much smaller and it reminds me of everyone leaving and it makes me cry. ;__;

    • Amanda McAllister

      I’m sorry to ruin your morning, but I’m pretty sure that Demi will be done by the time they move to New York focus. There was an interview the other day where she mentioned wishing she could’ve been around more but how she’s focusing on her music and tour now, so at the very least she won’t be there past 5.14. I wouldn’t be surprised if last night was actually her last episode.

      • Flitzy

        But I’ll always have my dream of a Dani, Elliot, Kurt, Blaine, Mercedes, and Artie New York based series. ^_^

  • phantom pony

    Kudos for mentioning Darren’s comedic timing – he’s hilarious and definitely my favorite parts of the whole episode. I actually had to pause the show when Nightbird fell through the choir room window cause I was laughing so hard!

  • Liz

    I agree with you on nearly everything, as I frequently do. :-) But I’m glad to hear that you also found “The Happening” kind of… off. As a standalone song, it’s pretty good and I enjoy listening to the recording. But it was weird as a performance. The visual styling and the genre of the song were so unexpected to me that it made the whole thing feel kind of jarring and a little out of place.
    God, I wish Adam Lambert could stay forever and ever.

    • Amanda McAllister

      No exactly! I liked the recording when I heard it, but something felt so strange watching the actual performance.

  • Ingvild

    They are so not ready for Nationals. Didn’t someone say that they figure out their future the way they figure out their setlists; basically the day before? Besides, after the first Blamtina number, Will is like “I’m not sure that’s Nationals material,” (Fuck you, Will. Nothing is good enough for you, is it?) so they don’t sound too ready if you ask me.