May 4th, 2011 by thetvchick
Last night’s episode of Glee was dedicated to the Fleetwood Mac album “Rumours.” I enjoy some Fleetwood Mac music, so I was intrigued to see what the episode would bring. There was a ton story-wise: Will/Emma developments, Quinn/Finn developments and even some Santana/Brittany developments. “Rumours” focused on just that — rumors and how they affect people. The episode also focused on the meaning behind the album — relationships, fights, positive/negative energy and dreams. A lot of big things for one hour. I will say that I could have dealt with songs outside the album, but overall, it was a very enjoyable episode.
The episode begins with “Fondue for Two!,” Brittany’s new talk show featuring her cat, Lord Tubbington. It’s rather hilarious. Brittany inadvertently outs Santana. Jessalyn is back! Yay! She is helping Sue, who reinstates The Muckraker and makes it into a tabloid. And April is back too! Hearts! She needs the auditorium to rehearse her own Broadway show, because she’s running low on cash. And naturally, everyone’s up in arms over the rumors in The Muckraker. Oh man. Later, April and Schue have some bonding time. She tells him to put the Glee Club drama to good use. April and Schue sing “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac for the Glee Club. I enjoyed their duet. The Glee Club has to pick a song from that album and put their own spin on it. Artie talks to Britt about Santana. Aww it gets intense with them. He calls her stupid. Break-up. Sadness. Artie sings. I enjoy him thoroughly but not loving the song so much. Finn and Rachel have a stakeout to see if Quinn is cheating and they see Sam and Kurt together. Yeah, people are about to get the wrong idea.
The Glee Club debates the various rumors going around. Quinn confidently says Sam is not gay. Santana sings “Songbird” to Brittany to express her feelings. It was so sweet and lovely. Britt offers to go on “Fondue for Two” and ask Santana to Prom and all she has to do is say yes. Rachel asks Kurt about the rumors with Sam and Kurt shoots her down. On the stakeout, Finn and Rachel see Quinn and Sam hug. Quinn insists she isn’t cheating. Finn has to trust her. They sing a duet, but it’s rather angry. Quinn lays the smack down on Rachel. She gives Finn an ultimatum — no more songs with Rachel. Whew, you go Quinn!
Later, Emma sees April and Schue singing a song from her new musical. April asks him to go to Broadway but he says he has to take the kids to Nationals. Schue, don’t give up your dreams! The next day, Emma and Will are eating and Emma didn’t individually wash the grapes. Go Emma! Emma encourages him to go to Broadway with April. He cries about it. Aw. He doesn’t want to lose her, but he wants to go to Broadway. A real moment brought to you by Will and Emma. Love it.
And sticking with the theme of the episode, Rachel sings “Go Your Own Way.” Love this song. Love Lea Michele’s voice. Seriously, I dare her to be better. Quinn gets mad that Rachel sang to Finn. Quinn dispels the rumor about Sam. The Glee Club is just helping him because he lives in a motel. Aw poor Sam. Meanwhile, Sue plans to force Schue out to join April. Finn and Rachel (feeling all terrible about themselves) stop by Sam’s motel room. Finn brings Sam his old clothes and the Glee Club got his guitar back. Sam cries because he’s so touched. Awww. At the end of the episode, Quinn and Sam duet with the rest of the Glee Club. They sing “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” to Sam’s little sister and brother. Double awww. These two kids are like the luckiest little actor kids ever. During the song, Schue seems to come to a realization.
I love Glee when it achieves the perfect balance between plot and music, and I think “Rumours” does just this. As I said before, I would have preferred some songs other than Fleetwood Mac (yes, I get that this episode was dedicated to the album, but still). But Rachel’s version of “Go Your Own Way” was absolutely amazing, as was Santana’s version “Songbird.” I am so glad the whole Emma/OCD storyline continues, because in the past, we might have seen Emma in one episode and then not again for several episodes. I’m happy to see she’s getting better and encouraging Will. I loved hearing Kristen Chenoweth’s voice again, although I wish one of her songs wasn’t wasted with her own “original” for her musical. However, next week’s episode is prom. And Jonathan Groff is there. (!!) And there’s a showdown between Rachel and Quinn. So to say I’m more excited for next week would be an understatement.
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