Glee recap: Baby Got Some Issues

McKinley's Sadie Hawkins dance presents problems for everyone, including people who are no longer in high school
Ep. 11 | Aired Jan 24, 2013

THINK IT'S FLY? The guys give viewers a lesson in '90s hits. 

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Meanwhile, Blaine had his hands full without Kurt. In addition to his secret crush on straight BFF Sam, and remaining fairly oblivious to Tina’s now-obvious crush on him, he’s also helping Sam try and get the Warblers disqualified. Sam thought the Warblers were using steroids, because their faces are now huge. He’s got video proof that he showed to Finn, but the final nail in the coffin was Warbler Brutus, who liked Blaine and was therefore willing to be a turncoat to the Warbler Jacket. He confirmed to Finn, Blaine and Sam that the Warblers were using steroids, and if that holds up it would disqualify The Warblers and make New Directions able to once again advance. So….welcome back Glee?

Things I’m going to spend a lot of time thinking about this week:

-Were Tina and Blaine really about to kiss? Tell me Blainina isn't happening.

-How mad is Kurt going to be when he finds out that Rachel asked Brody to move in with them?

-How bad of an idea is it for Brody to move in with Rachel?

-Lauren is back! No explanation was given; what do you think she's been up to?

-What’s Jake going to do when he finds out about Puck and Kitty?

-Is there any impression Sam can’t pull off?

-We got multiple meetings of the Too Young To Be Bitter club, but not even one cutaway of Brody's Magic Mike The Musical audition?

Musical Grades:

-Baby Got Back (Original by Sir Mix A Lot): Ladies! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!) I would be remiss in my recapping duties if I didn't point out that there is a fair bit of controversy going on on these Interwebs about this arrangement. You can read up here, but basically, this slowed-down, ballad-y version sounds an awful lot like an arrangement from Jonathan Coulton that has already been released. Not good. Also not good? This version of the song didn't do anything for me. Perhaps it was just too jarring from the original, but mostly it was just that I couldn't tell if this was suppose to be a straight spoof or taken seriously. C

-“I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (Original from Jesus Christ, Superstar): This version was fairly similar to the original, and there were no issues with that. It was great to see Tina get a solo, and this song sounded perfectly lovely. A-

-“I Only Have Eyes For You” (Original by The Flamingos): We didn't get to hear very much of this tune during the episode. Ryder crooning away at the dance was a nice moment, however. Hopefully he gets another solo number soon.  B

NEXT: More musical grades and top lines! 

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