|New Directions performing their original "Loser Like Me" at Regionals. Image property of Fox.|
Although Rachel's newest attempt at songwriting, "Only Child," is better than the dismal "My Headband," it's still not that fantastic. Maybe a little too Rachel-tailored? However, the idea still catches on and it is decided by all the New Directions kids that they will sing original music at Regionals. Quinn agrees to help Rachel, with motives all her own, but the other kids think they should all get a stab at songwriting. Plenty of original songs are created and sung, and ultimately the perfect two are chosen for the big competition!
So why was Quinn helping Rachel? Only to get close enough to tell her to stay away from Finn, because although she may have Finn now, she knows that he still harbors feelings for Rachel and vice versa. As far as Quinn is concerned, Finn is her first love and they are going to get married and live in Lima their whole lives. Oh, and she really wants them to be Prom King and Queen. Like really really wants that...
Over at Dalton Academy, Kurt suggests that somebody besides Blaine should sing all of The Warblers' solos. As a sort of compromise, it is decided that the solo should become a duet. Blaine chooses Kurt to be his duet partner after hearing Kurt's beautiful tribute to the deceased Warbler mascot. But not only did Kurt's rendition of The Beatles' song "Blackbird" cause him to be chosen for the duet, it also helped Blaine to realize that he had feelings for Kurt. Their friendship has officially become a relationship.
And the big competition? McKinley's New Directions won first place! They are going to Nationals!
- The Warblers singing Maroon 5's "Misery" was a great way to start the episode! They later sang an awesome version of Pink's "Raise Your Glass" and to show their softer side, "Candles" by Hey Monday.
- The original songs that didn't make the cut were all pretty fun, especially Santana's ode to her big-lipped boyfriend entitled "Trouty Mouth." Silly lyrics but very jazzy and sexy. She has a great voice. Puck's song written for Lauren was pretty awesome as well. I mean, it's called "Big Ass Heart." What more is there to say? And Mercedes really stole the show with her "Hell to the No." I love to hear that girl sing!
- When Blaine said, "You move me, Kurt" I swooned! Oh my gosh, so romantic and way too freaking cute! And that kiss?! TO DIE FOR! By far the greatest moment thus far on Glee for me! I love Kurt's character so much and I am very happy that he has found love at last!
- I really thought Rachel's "Get It Right" was performed beautifully. She is such a talented performer. And of course, "Loser Like Me" was a fun anthem for losers everywhere, ready to be a chart-topper!
- Kathy Griffin was on! I love her, I love her, I love her! And having her play a member of the tea party was very funny. When she said, "I am not a witch," I almost peed my pants. That whole judge scene was just hilarious in general, what with Rod being Rod and that stripper-turned-nun going on and on...
- "My husband is verbally abusive and I have been drinking since noon.. I'm bored, let's just see who won!" Ha ha, so funny. And then Sue went and punched her! Ha ha ha, even funnier!
- Santana won't talk to Brittany now, and seems determined to just act is if she never said anything about her feelings for her. She's just going to keep on dating Sam. Sad.
- Whatever happened to Vocal Adrenaline, the big rivals from last season? Don't tell me they didn't make it to Regionals!
- As cute as the foam "loser" hands were, where in the world did the audience get them from? And nobody outside of McKinley High would understand the significance of the slushie-throwing at the end...
- No new episodes until April!?