Glee, S3 Ep15 – Big Brother

Big Brother

I’d actually forgotten what it felt like to like an episode of this show. I’m not joking. It’s been so long since I didn’t end an episode frustrated, disappointed, or even furious, that I forgot there were times when it really just left a smile on my face. Now don’t get me wrong, this was far from a perfect episode (we haven’t seen one of those in ages). But the last episode I really enjoyed was Christmas, so this was definitely a breath of fresh air. But let’s go ahead and get the bad out of the way first, shall we?

The Finchel Train-wreck extravaganza. So luckily we are all immediately relieved of the worry that Finchel did something epically stupid and got married in the last ep as the pair walk down the hall and wonder if they would have gone through with it if Quinn hadn’t been in her car accident. I do have to say thank heavens they didn’t actually go through with the wedding, but how quickly could they have known about Quinn? They were running late, and I can’t imagine they would have kept waiting for her. Somehow I think the last thing anyone who witnessed and helped after Quinn’s accident was going to do was to look through her text messages and see that someone was wondering where she was and text them back to let them know what happened. At least not fast enough to have put an end to the already running late wedding. But this is Glee, and we’re not supposed to question these things.

Finn and Rachel

Finn still has no idea what to do with his life, and the audience doesn't care.

Every time I think the writers can’t possibly make me hate Finn anymore, they find a way to do so. After Puck comes up with a ridiculous idea about the two of them moving to California to start a pool cleaning business, Finn has decided that though Rachel has done nothing but support him on every ridiculous notion he’s had this year about what to do with his future, no matter how short-lived the dream (Football at OSU, helping Burt with Hummel Tires and Lube, the Military, etc), because she won’t drop everything she’s ever wanted to follow him on this stupid quest, she’s being selfish. Dear God Finn, just shut up already. You’re actually starting to compete with Schue for the Biggest Douchebag on Glee award. I’ve honestly now gotten so sick of Finchel that I hate Rachel now, and once upon a time she was in my top three characters on this show. Now, I just wish she’d get off my screen because her stories also mean I have to deal with Finn, and I just don’t care anymore. The best I can hope for is that after the shock of her confrontation with Finn at the end of the episode wears off she confronts him on what a giant arse he’s being. But this is Glee, so it’s unlikely.

Btw, since when do Fanon couples get more screen time than the Canon couples? Rachel spends half the episode convinced it’s her fault that Quinn got in her accident, and meanwhile I’m still confused as to when and how Rachel and Quinn became BFFs. I mean, we left Season 2 with them having fought over the same guy, again, and Quinn pretty much hating everyone. Then came back to this year where Quinn really had gone off the deep end. Then Rachel of all people is the one who brings Quinn back from that edge, and it’s like they have this constant need to please each other. I can’t blame people for shipping Faberry when it seems like they’re making them a more realistic and healthy (by a small margin) relationship than Finchel these days. And they get more screen time than Brittana, Tike, or Klaine. I just don’t get it. Is this the new writers, or the old not knowing what else to do?

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