For a brief time in last night’s episode, called, fittingly, “Bad Reputation,” Sue felt what it was like to be on the other side of humiliation when Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Artie, Tina and Brittany decide to leak her homemade “Physical” video to YouTube. 3 million hits and a bevvy of slow-motion laughs later (including some from guest star Molly Shannon) Sue had to take a step back and reexamine what she thinks of herself and what others think of her. Turns out, in the end she only cared about impressing her sister Jean (how touching were those scenes, Gleeks?).
Meanwhile, all the glee clubbers’ (who were assigned to sing songs that failed to be cool in pop culture history) reputations (and the club itself) were at stake when news of a “glist” surfaced, which ranked all the New Directions members by promiscuity. Quinn, who learned how quickly one can fall from grace in high school, was the culprit behind the list, but Mr. Schue let her off the hook.
But, perhaps the person to have the most tainted rep by the end of the evening was poor, popularity-starved Rachel, who got herself some attention, but definitely not in the right way. When she opted to take on Mr. Schue’s assignment by choosing to do David Geddes’ theatrical “Run Joey Run” she secretly enlisted all the men in her life, Finn, Puck (Puckleberry!) and current boyfriend Jesse (Jonathan Groff) to appear in her uber-campy video. When all three discovered they’ve been played by Rachel, they all walked out — in the midst of the teary ballad “Total Eclipse of the Heart” no less!
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What did you think of this episode, Gleeks? Did you like the cheesy song selections? Do you think Jesse will take Rachel back? Which Sue anectode made you laugh more, when she called Will’s chin a “baby’s ass” or that she created a “10 Ugliest Gingers” list?