Review by Michelle Ann
We start with school day with Will’s (Matthew Morrison) arrival; he touches base with all the glee members as he heads to work for the day. He runs into Emma (Jayma Mays) and they once again share an awkward moment before Quinn (Dianna Agron) lets Will know that Coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) is waiting for him, and she hates to be kept waiting.
A highlight of every episode is the confrontation of Sue and Will. Today, Sue starts early giving Will iron pills so he can keep up his strength when he is menstruating. They trade barbs while letting us all know 12 members are needed to qualify as a show choir. Sue suggests that with only 5 ½ (the half being wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale)). Sue suggests that Will needs to start looking at the special needs classes for additional members. Will defends his group and has the confidence they will be okay without any help from Sue.
Quinn really wants Finn (Cory Monteith) to quit the choir. She even offers him a touch of her breast; of course that is only undershirt/over bra. Rachel (Lea Michele) overhears the exchange and thinks she is winning the battle, since he is staying in choir and losing the chance to feel up his girlfriend.
The group is working on a new routine, one that is a bit out of touch and like last week’s. Will reassured them that his group took regionals with this song in 1993. They sing ‘La Freak” with a lack of enthusiasm and even though it is obvious this is not working, Will insists that they will be fine. The rest of the group begins to fear for their general safety.
Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig) drags Will out house hunting in her sister Kendra’s (Jennifer Aspen) neighborhood. There is a new subdivision opening up. Of course the basic house is hard enough to afford, but with most everything al la carte (grand foyer and sun nook), Will sees no way they can afford any of this, especially on his salary.
Will walks into Glee Club and offers up a compromise in the form of ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West. Will suggests that Finn take the lead and he declines, fearing he is still working on the whole walking and singing thing. Will proceeds to school the group. This is by far my favorite number of the episode. I had downloaded the free video off iTunes earlier in the week and even though I had seen it at least 10 times, it still was great to see how it fit into the show. Will tells the group that they don’t have time to get this number ready for the assembly to recruit members. The group is still are not keen on the disco.
Emma heads to the restroom to clean up. She overhears someone throwing up and it is our damsel, Rachel. She feels like a failure at this whole bulimia thing since she has no gag reflex, Emma tells her that will be a good thing when she gets older. Into the guidance counselor’s office to talk about her crush on Finn. Of course Emma tells her that she can’t relate to the whole unrequited crush thing and as we cut to her crying in her car to “All By My Self”, Emma suggests that Rachel find things in common to get Finn to notice her.