The glee boys beef up for a calendar shoot at McKinley while Rachel strips down for film in New York.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Naked.”
Men of McKinley – Thanks to the investigative work of Sam and Blaine, the Warblers were stripped of their sectionals title, which means the New Directions are headed for regionals. The problem was that they needed 400 dollars to pay for the bus. Since Puck and his Mary Jane were absent this week, the only logical solution was to have the boys sell their bodies in the form of a calendar. I like their thinking.
Tops off – Rachel was thrilled to be offered the lead in a student film at NYADA, but there was a catch: she had to do a topless scene. Through a strange duet with her pre-makeover self (raise your hand if you’ve missed the plaid skirt and knee highs) and an intervention courtesy of Santana and Quinn, she decided that she wasn’t ready for nudity. I’m proud of her for following her heart, and let’s face it, the only nudity I need is Brody’s booty on that kitchen chair. YUM.
Three words, eight letters – Love was in the air at McKinley, at least for Marley and Jake. And while both of them seemed to know that they really did love each other, neither of them could spit it out. As it goes with Glee, it was nothing a little singing couldn’t fix. Through their respective romantic songs they worked up the nerve to say the three little words that make all the difference. And my god was it adorable.
SAT blues – Their SAT scores are in and while Brittany’s guessing method had her labeled a girl genius, Sam’s score was the lowest in the school’s history, causing him to lose all confidence in himself. Fortunately he had his fellow glee clubbers to guide him, and they were able to convince him that he has more to offer than his body. I have to agree with them. He is hilarious, that body is just a perk.
Sue vs. Finn – With Will gone it was only a matter of time before Sue started really going after Finn. But she seems to have met her match. Her attempts to kill the boys’ calendar was countered by Finn tricking her into confessing she once did a spread in Penthouse magazine. Finn 1, Sue 0. At least for now.
Best Performance: “This is the New Year” performed by the entire club. It reminds me of the earlier seasons and I loved it. Honourable mention goes out to the boys’ rendition of “Centerfold/Hot in Herre,” for obvious reasons.