Glee Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Makeover
Sep 28 2012 07:31 pm ET
Blaine realized that he needs to shine. He's no longer a junior. He's also no longer a Warbler in a rich preppy school. So he decided to sign up for a few clubs in a very Rachel Berry fashion as he signed up for Sewing Club and Superhero sidekicks among others. Any excuse to have him kinda look like a non-copyright Robin is worth it in my book. He explains to the audience that he joined so many clubs because he's filling time for not having Kurt around. The two had their cute Skype chat nights, but it was obvious that Kurt was growing as distant as Finn was to Rachel. He saw the School Government signup and decided that he'd take on Brittany. What about our Brittany S. Pierce revolution to the top? You know the plotline we were following last week?
Kurt got prepared for his Vogue.com interview as he met Isabelle Wright (aka Sarah Jessica Parker) who was known by one person as "Vogue's Rogue." Right as she met Kurt she pointed out that she's from Columbus, Ohio and once had food poisoning at Breadstix. She had some routine questions: fashion icons, writing experience, the in four years question. Kurt still answered very stereotypically, with the NYADA being near the end. Isabelle explained that he should dream big. He was hired that moment, piercing hippo brooch notwithstanding.
Brittany needed to run for President with Artie as her VP. Artie knew that he didn't need to be VP because he had good grades and was part of the National Champion Glee Club. Artie somehow agreed, though he probably had some personal intentions. Schue talked to his club about heading the Rules Committee Meeting, but was at a flux in his head since he had no ideas. Brittany and Artie announced their candidacy as Blaine got all sour grapes.
Schue was trying to make themes for regionals to no avail. Sue pointed out that it was because Schue had no real goals left since he already had that National Championship dream accomplished; she suggested he find a new job.
Sam confronted Brittany about not being asked to be her VP. She basically shoehorned Sam onto Blaine, the two of them reluctantly becoming partners. She then challenged Team "Blam" for a debate.
Isabelle had a meeting with her staff and explained that they should be working on their new concept: leather in an interesting way. Her staff was weird in an out there, but could possibly be fashion with some tweaking way; they all thought out of the box. Possibly too out of the box. Kurt met with Isabelle outside of the meeting and Isabelle pointed out she's an artist, not a manager. I'm pretty sure there was some sort of horse reference here that went past my head. Isabelle felt lucky and undeserving for getting at Vogue.com, probably the same feeling that Kurt was having.
Artie & Brittany realized that 90% of the student body would show up only to see if Brittany would make some stupid, laughable, YouTube-worthy comments. Blaine was worried about Sam as well; though Sam convinced him that he could help win the straight vote. How exactly? I can see him win the vote of naive girls, questionable gay men, the synchronized swim team, and possibly anyone who would want to see an ungodly amount of marshmallows in his mouth. Brittany had a moment where she sang "Celebrity Skin" with Sam on the counterbalance. I still don't find Heather Morris' voice to have immaculate depth, so her parts came off as vapid as Brittany. Maybe it was on purpose. The whole segment made no sense to me with the runway walking and the flag toss.
The Annual Show choir Meeting. Hey, it's partially deaf Dalton Rumba from the first season. I'm still not sure how he's even allowed since the Haverbrook School for the Deaf, seemed like the types to only get sympathy votes. He probably played the deaf card to get in. As Birdie Lawrence talked about regionals, neither Schue nor Rumba was mentally there. Rumba explained how his deaf glee club lost their funding. He pointed out that money was pretty much gone from the arts programs and the only way to get some back in was being a part of the "Blue ribbon government panel."
Rachel and Kurt had a chat on their floor as Rachel had her classmates; Mean Girl/Black Swan-hybrids smack talk her. We see a vague kitchen in the background, somewhat explaining the fact that they do eat. Kurt decided to give Rachel a big makeover. Kurt brought Rachel to the Vogue vault and while Isabelle was shocked to see the two of them there, she agreed to help them out. Isabelle led an interesting mashup of "The Way You Look Tonight/You're Never Fully Dressed" and it was an excuse to introduce Sarah Jessica Parker as a light and airy singer (nowhere near her husband) and transform Rachel to more of a Lea Michelle look. Odd how Rachel now looks like Lea Michelle.
Blaine talked to Kurt via Skype about the video and while Blaine wanted to talk Kurt was too involved in what he was doing. Blaine never had time to get a word in as Kurt chatted away about how amazing Vogue is.
Schue met with Emma in her office and explained that he wanted to be part of the Blue Ribbon Panel. The problem was that he would have to leave the Glee club. He didn't want to jeopardize their relationship. Emma pointed out that Schue always taught the students to follow their dreams so why shouldn't he? Well, he did follow that one Broadway dream for a short period of time, but that doesn't count in our Glee world.
Figgins was out because he was suffering from "Religious Fever." Sue instead took his place as the moderator of the Friday debate. Sam talked to Blaine before the talks and decided that Blaine's bowtie made him look too uptight; Blaine ditched it. If I were Blaine and a cute blonde with a big mouth was suggesting that to me, I would in a heartbeat. Artie and Sam were first and of course Artie had a smart answer to Sue's silly questions. A little too smart. Sam agreed with whatever Artie said. Sam admitted to being a stripper and then stripped his shirt off. Yay! Tumblr fodder! Blaine called banning hair gel tyranny. Brittany was at a loss for words, and then explained that she loved everyone. She then decided to denounce summers and weekends. Yep, she lost.
Kurt went and talked to Isabelle. She explained that the video was sent to Anna Wintour and she loved it. They decided to accept the concept and reshoot it with actual famous people in Bali but give Kurt credit. Isabelle hoped that Kurt wouldn't lose his bright-eyed positivity. Isabelle suggested that he reconsider the NYADA because the fashion world was already on their knees for Kurt.
Brody talked to Rachel and she had the makeover. He explained that everyone has that moment, he apparently had a unibrow. Brody was now was convinced that her outside matched her inside. Lea Michelle. Rachel was practicing a new number to keep her warmed up and of course that meant that the two would sing together. They performed "A Change Would Do You Good" by Sheryl Crow. The two had slow motion wandering around Manhattan. The two then sensually ate ice cream. Again, more Tumblr fodder. The two magically connected in their love for Manhattan. Rachel decided that the two should have a home cooked dinner.
Becky Xylophone Moment! Sue announced that it was Blaine who won and at the Breadstix after party, possibly sponsored by Sugar, Artie admitted that getting rid of the bow tie was what won it for him. Artie was also content with losing because Sugar asked Artie for a date. Horseback riding. Blaine tried to call Kurt and Kurt was basically at work and had to ignore the call. You can't stop schmoozing with your new boss like that. Blaine realized that he went to McKinley for Kurt and he felt empty. Sam tried to make it all cool as he befriended his now president as a friend. Sam gets around doesn't he? Next thing you know, he'll be close with Tina. Brittany seemed happy as she talked to Sam and Sam admitted to voting for Brittany. The two hugged it out, but in a non-relationship way.
Schue talked to Sue and announced that he mailed his blue ribbon application, but he needed a letter of recommendation. Sue was already two steps ahead of him as she created a fabrication that would hit all the right notes. Including the idea that he helped birth Sue's baby.
Rachel botched her cooking as she threw wine into a fire. I'm surprised that she didn't catch on fire as well. Brody arrived and the two ended up having pizza. Rachel was trying to explain her whole "new me" situation so Brody suggested learning more about old-Rachel. He asked her for a secret. Brody went first and admitted he was obsessed with Ace of Base. Eh, that or ABBA. Rachel explained that her first letter was when she was eight and corrected his grammar. Brody knew that they were supposed to be just friends but the two broke the rule and kissed. Big pile hitting the fan as Rachel opened the door to see Finn. Oops.
Next Week: Relationships are a bitch. Especially long distance ones.
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