Glee recap: Be Mine? (No.)

"Silly Love Songs" finds Puck crushing on Lauren, Lauren crushing Santana, and many others simply crushed
Ep. 12 | Aired Feb 8, 2011

'L' IS FOR THE WAY YOU LOOK Kurt has eyes for Blaine but not all is as it appears

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THE SONGS

"FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS"
In general, I'm in love with Mark Salling's voice. He's right up there with Artie (Kevin McHale) in my book. And this song was smothered in awesome sauce. Bonus points for Puck's sort-of-feminine head bob, Brittany's background groovin', the club's reactions to him singing to Lauren, and Mr. Schu's mild eye-roll. A-

"P.Y.T."
Okay, so I just finished talking about my Artie love, but this wasn't my favorite song he's ever done. It's just not easy taking on Michael -- everything else tends to pale in comparison to the original. It was not a bad song by any means, but it won't be making my "Glee, the Sandra Volume" playlist on iTunes. The saving grace here was the dancing, which was dope -- like Artie and Mike. B+

"WHEN I GET YOU ALONE"
So the Warblers CAN move. In fact, they move really well when they have a Gap as their playground. Too bad this song had a little bit too much soul for them to handle. Robin Thicke is musical sex, and the Warblers are much more suited for hand-holding. Does that make sense? (Side note: Is it weird that I totally dug the hipster sunglasses with the uniforms?) B

"MY FUNNY VALENTINE"
Does this count? Well, I'm counting it. It was übersweet when Tina started getting choked up during her song, because let's face it, it happens. You can love someone so much it hurts. If she would have continued the song with a mild lump in her throat, I think I might have gotten choked up with her. Tina has a lovely voice that's often underused, so I was pretty mad that they didn't let her finish. When she started sobbing, it got weird. Then weirder. Then downright uncomfortable. C- for lost opportunities.

"FIREWORK"
Rachel's a flake, but the girl can sing. Any performance that allows her to do her "power note" face (a.k.a. scrunchy nose and furrowed eyebrows) is a win in my book. As much as I love when she tackles ballads, this song had more punch than Lauren's mighty fist. A-

"SILLY LOVE SONGS"
This is much more Warbler-esque than "When I Get You Alone." I had also been worried we wouldn't get our weekly dose of dorky Warbler dance moves. Plus, major points for the blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment when Blaine sang the love "won't come at all" line to Santana. It was probably my personal biggest laugh-out-loud moment of the episode. A

So on to the questions, Gleeks.

First, the ones I must get off my mind: We learned that Puck is a bad kisser. Does that make him less hot in your mind? (No.) Did anyone else get little chill bumps at the way Blaine said, "Of course I do" to Kurt after ordering his drink? (For the love of Patti LuPone, I'm so pathetically in love with these two.) And was the hilarity of mouthy Sam delivering the line about something being "fishy" lost on anyone? Didn't think so.

Now the more serious: What did you think of the episode? Are you liking the reemergence of Quinn/Finny Bear? (I thought that auditorium scene was full of chemistry.) What did you think of the Cheerios' respective styles? (My roomie described Brittany's as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air meets Steve Urkel. I told her she needs to watch a TV show that premiered after 1990.) Where the hell was Sue? Did you miss her? And what did you think of the Lauren/Puck matchup?

QUOTABLES

"Maybe it's because she's constantly insulting me like my mom." -- Puck re: Lauren

"I'm totally going to graduate now!" -- Brittany

"I spell woman Z-I-Z-E-S." -- Lauren

"I'm pretty, but I ain't dumb." -- Sam

"That's my man -- his legs don't worrrrk." -- Brittany

"Pervert." -- Finn to Sam, who wanted to watch them kiss

"If he and I got married, the Gap would give me a 50 percent discount." -- Blaine

"Whatever, I'll just marry an NFL player. They're super reliable." -- Santana

"Finn only wears that gassy infant look when he feels guilty about something." -- Santana

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