Glee – Episode 7 – Takedown – VIDEO

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Sue Sylvester is back! Hooray! This week’s episode is a Jane Lynch tour de force, with too many delicious lines to even repeat here. Let me pull some of your favorites from comments:

“Santana! Wheels! Gay Kid! Asian! Other Asian! Aretha! Shaft!. See Will, I don’t want to participate in a group that ignores the needs of minority students…bigotry is no laughing matter!”

‘Yes, it’s true that I have been trying to destroy your club with a commitment that can only be described as religious. And I’ll tell you why, I don’t trust a man with curly hair’ ¦I can’t stop imagining small birds laying sulfurous eggs in there and it makes me sick.’ 

Jane Lynch is a genius.

More Recap and VIDEO after the JUMP…

Sue and Will are at each other’s throats.   The trouble began when Principal Figgins made Sue the co-director of Glee after Will’s wife got the kids hopped up on nasal decongestant.

Cut-throat Sue seems as if she’d be the victor in this battle, and she almost is, until Will throws down a few underhanded moves of his own. After Sue manipulates the minority kids into siding with her, Will flunks all the Cheerios from Spanish class. The battle escalates until they’re left screaming at each other at a Glee rehearsal. The kids step in, walking out of rehearsal in disgust.

After, Sue decides to step down from Glee club and she seems almost human. That, until her nastiest act of all. When she inadvertently finds out that Quinn is pregnant, she feeds her to the school nerd, who runs a gossip blog. (His attempts to bribe Rachel are hilarious). Sue is truly evil.

Quinn and Rachel have a big showdown after Finn asks Quinn why she can’t be more like Rachel (Finn thinks Drizzle is the perfect baby name, Quinn calls him a moron).

Rachel knows Quinn is feeding info to Sue. But, it isn’t until Sue throws Quinn under the bus that she sees that Rachel is right about Sue’s snakey nature. Quinn realizes that her Glee pals are the ones who will see her through. The episode ends with the kids singing “Keep Holding On”.

Lots of music in this week’s episode. Mercedes belts out a fabulous “Hate On Me” with the other “minorities” backing her up. After Sue splits the group up, the kids get together anyway to do a fun jam of Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me”. Finn and Rachel sing a duet of “No Air” filled with so much bittersweet ache and longing, you could cut it with a knife.

Will takes Finn and Quinn to the OBGYN. Quinn finds out she’s having a little girl. Now that Quinn’s pregnancy is no longer a secret, I wonder how long it will take for the truth–that Puck is actually the father–to come out.

Meanwhile, Terri and her sister Kendra continue to plot and scheme. Will wants to be at Terri’s next OB appointment, so they pay a visit to the sister’s baby doctor, whom Kendra successfully blackmails into faking a sonogram.   Will cries when he finds out their having a girl (well, not really) and Terri remains clueless (“I didn’t know having a boy meant so much to you.”)

The pregnancy plot is on my last nerve, but Jennifer Aspen, who plays Kendra is awesome. I say keep Kendra (somehow) and ditch Terri…

And where was Emma? Tonight’s episode was 100% Emma Pillsbury free, which is NOT a good thing…

Hate On Me

Ride Wit Me

No Air

Keep Holding On

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65 Comments

  1. Good god, the begining already had me laughing when Sue and Will were fighting and she pushed Will

  2. “Santana, Wheelchair, Gay Kid, Asian, Other Asian, Aretha”

    Killin’ me. I know I forgot one – I was laughing and didn’t hear. Who was the other one?

    ETA: Shaq! She called him Shaq, right?

  3. Best line of the night so far…

    Sue: I think I’m gonna move to California and become a minority.

  4. How in the world did amber (mercedes) not make it to the judges during auditions?

  5. I was thinking the same thing, terps.

    Minority Glee – good! Just not enough Wheelchair and Gay Kid.

  6. POINT – SCHUESTER.

    ETA: I think Sue calls Artie “Wheels”, not “Wheelchair.” And yeah, she called the football player (Mark?) “Shaq.” LOL.

  7. Ok, maybe crazy wife will be useful in the war against Sue. I could see that.

  8. “Oh, Will, we all know about your devotion to that dying language.”

    OMG, I’m about to pee myself. This is hysterical.

  9. OMG DRIZZLE.
    Lol.

    I am loving how many songs there are in this episode.

  10. rayni
    October 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Ok, maybe crazy wife will be useful in the war against Sue. I could see that.”

    YES!! A little depth to her character. Go Will! Although I LOVE Sue

  11. “Are you an Eve that was born a Steve???”

    Bwahahhaah

    I love Sue!!

  12. Casting Jane Lynch was genius. Who else could’ve played that role with a straight face?

    And then Sue forcing the geeky kid to run the story about Quinn? The Machiavellian maneuvers are so deep I can’t keep up.

    They are so gonna do a GLEE tour all next summer.

    Let the Slushee wars begin!

  13. OLD SCHOOL NELLY! OMG, I CANNOT LOVE THIS SHOW MORE.

    I loved that! This show is just so much fun to watch. The Sue-isms make me laugh til I’m crying.

  14. i wish the episodes were longer. i just need more. more emma, more puck, more finn/rachel/quinn, more sue/will& i can’t wait to see the others perform. (mainly artie!) i’m hooked. this episode rocked & the music was fantastic. yay gleeday!

  15. Dang. The awful wife wins again. Geesh, I hate her so much I can’t even remember her name. I want more Kurt and Artie, but lots of lulz tonight.

    Oh, and more Emma. Love her!

  16. It was sooooo good but I missed a lot of the other characters. Quinn’s number was kinda weird because it was like she just busted out into song while the other numbers are usually actually happening. Once again so many good quotes…

    “Yes, it’s true that I have been trying to destroy your club with a commitment that can only be described as religious. And I’ll tell you why, I don’t trust a man with curly hair…I can’t stop imagining small birds laying sulfurous eggs in there and it makes me sick.”

  17. I agree this was the best episode so far, I’m really not digging the whole teen pregnancy things though

  18. ugggh I really can’t stand shu’s wife!!! Raw emotion at the end, can’t wait for more.

  19. When it comes to comedic acting Jane Lynch is a genius (and the lines she is given are hilarious) I still think that Finn’s voice is the weakest and sorta bugs me (*ducks*). Puck is superior singer. Need more singing from “Wheels” and “Gay Kid” !!!!

  20. My favorite episode as well. Let’s see Sue and Will bring it more often (We’re even fighting during the voice overs HA HA HA). Less Rachel and Finn (I am one of the few non-Rachel fans) and WILL’S STUPID WIFE (this scenario is beyond ridiculous) is fine w/ me, though I am now into the Finn/Quinn (HEY, IT RHYMES!!! I DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT!) situation (she has become a more interesting character to me). And yeah, Finn’s voice is really weak.

    ETA: I now officially lurrrve Cory Monteith. Awesome on Chelsea Lately (thanks for link!), and she is not easy to be on with. The lines about GaGa are priceless. No Air. Ha.

  21. Did she call him Shaq? I swear it was Shaft, hahaha.

    Great episode, but I need Emma to appear at least once a week! Can’t wait til the pregnancies start being revealed for what they really are: yay dramatic singing!

  22. Shaft – well that’s pretty funny too.

    I hate, really really hate the false pregnancy story. A fake sonogram – pffft.

  23. When the sister was berating the OBGYN, and she called her own kids “creepy ginger kids”, I totally lost it. That was the funniest non-Sue line of the night. This show is so deliciously inappropriate.

  24. I could stand a little less Rachael and Finn. Rachael especially is so irritating. I could listen to Mercedes sing on every show.

  25. “I hate, really really hate the false pregnancy story. A fake sonogram ‘“ pffft.”

    No doubt. I know this show is set up to be OTT, but that story line is beyond ridiculous. It has got to to go. Along with the awful wife.

  26. Yeah the fake pregnancy is ott… couples have sex when expecting a baby. It’s true. Maybe the writers never had sex during such an event?

  27. soooo sick of the pregnancy story line but i LOVED this episode. so hilarious. i agree that cory’s voice isnt very strong but i love him, especially after seeing him on CL last night. and i admire anyone that holds their own with her. she is hilarious but if you arent too bright she will openly mock you to your face without you having any idea (see any interview with former beauty queens or playboy bunnies).

  28. Oh man, Glee has become my MustSeeTV. Hilarious, sharp and totally un-politically correct dialogue, great songs, fun show. I don’t have as much of a problem with the pregnancy stuff other than it’s totally unbelievable and I HATE the idiot wife, but I am curious to see how the writers wrap it all up, so I’ll hang with it.
    My only two complaints: Not enough Kurt and Puck!!!

  29. Am I the only one who doesn’t care for Mercedes voice? She has a great voice, but not really my cup of tea.

    I LOVED at the end of “Keep holding on” when Finn was holding both Quinn’s and Rachel’s hands. =)

  30. Great episode tonight. I love Sue and think that she’s the new Karen Walker of television. They’re the type of characters that you normally would hate but our so over the top that you love/hate them because they’re so over the top. I still can’t believe they were able to get 4 musical numbers into this show and still have all that baby mama drama. At least with the kids we get 80’s classics, and powerbelted Diva numbers. I loved Lea Michelle’s solo version of “No Air.” She was so fabulous that her duet seemed like an extra and I think he was. The end brought tears gasps and another great tape for Jane Lynch to win a Golden Globe and possibly an Emmy for Supporting Actress this year. This show has the best one lines ever!!!! I love that Mercedes has been called both Effie and Aretha and can’t believe what Sue has gotten away with saying.

  31. oh man hypnoticwhisper… i loved that too! when his hands slid down their arms and he held onto both of them. *sigh*

  32. OMG OMG OMG did you guys see the preview for next week????

    PUCHEL (PUCK+ RACHEL) MAKE OUT SCENE!!!!

    I seriously ship those two :D

  33. OMG OMG OMG did you guys see the preview for next week????

    PUCHEL (PUCK+ RACHEL) MAKE OUT SCENE!!!!

    I seriously ship those two :D

    where did you see that?

  34. ^AHH i was just going to post that!!!
    had to go find my link earlier haha. oh wells :P

  35. I love the show, and the style of it, but a few weaknesses in the writing are starting to become harder to ignore. They’re focusing more on keeping the lead actors on screen than the story, and it’s now bugging me enough that it’s effecting my enjoyment of the show.

    There are so many real obstacles that each character faces, that it’s annoying that they’re being ignored for the short term conflicts that are created. They need to do more to advance the overreaching story before they create any more episodic issues. Puck needs to play a bigger role in the Quinn story, heck, any role in the Quinn story. I’ve reached my limit with Terri and the fake pregnancy. She needs to be facing some sort of real punishment, or negative feedback – even if Wil doesn’t find out. Sue Sylvester is too one dimensional at this point in the story. We need to understand more about why she is the way she is. Kurt needs a real story now that the outing is over,, or else why bring him to the forefront this early and Mercedes is still one dimensional too. Plus, there are some great singers other than Lea, Cory, and Amber that don’t need a ton of Auto Tune (like Dianna). It’s time they used them. Kevin needs a solo stat, and so does Mark.

    There’s just too much going on. Ryan Murphy has a lot of trouble simplifying, and he needs to that fast before he ends up like Tim Kring and Heroes. Lots of characters, lots of stories, and yet still really boring once the shiny wears off. Style can only get you so far. JJ Abrams pulled Lost back from the brink, and I want to believe Murphy can do the same.

    I love how they resolved the story with the principal and the advert, and last week seeing Emma and Wil acknowledge their feelings for each other was a great move. Same with outing Kurt early on. It’s a start, but it needs more…or less, depending on how you look at it.

    I criticize because I care. I love the show, and want to see it go far. No TV musical has made it even a full season in the modern era (ever?), and this one deserves to. It just needs to be a lot tighter, and more focused on the story, and less on making sure Lea Michelle or Cory Monteith get screen time. Matthew Morrison seems to be the break out star, so I never feel like he’s a screen hog, but even he needs be dialed back so others can develop. Even so that his own story can develop.

    Sorry, needed to rant. Gah!

  36. where did you see that?

    Canadian Previews (which somebody just posted).

    Kurt takes one for the team!

  37. erinnthered, you make some geniune criticisms and comments. The pregnancy plot is getting to be so outrageous. This is not how it happens. Not having sex? Well, maybe if Terri was bedridden?

    I do love the show and hope to see it improve each week. The music is great. I was a fan of Fame, and it’s nice to get ro know each of the characters.

  38. It was “Shaft” not “Shaq” C’mon folks…

    The Quinn number (YKMHO) was both out of the norm for the show and aweful.
    Otherwise it was a good music filled show.

  39. Grammie Kari, I don’t mind the outrageous-ness. It definitely falls under the heading of “magical realism” to me, and the OTT stories fit within the rules of the Glee universe (Glee-niverse?).

    With Terri, I’m talking about punishment, like actually having some sort of repercussions for her actions. Maybe even just being more explicit about the things she has to fake. It could be as simple as making more of not being able to drink alcohol in front of Wil, or dealing with trying to remember her specific lies at any given moment, or being in an embarrassing situation she can’t get out of because of the lie she’s created. We need some schadenfreude.

    Thank you for reminding me of Fame! I loved that show as a kid – the movie even more.

    Shaft makes a lot more sense. LOL

  40. Emma! Where was my Emma? Glee’s not Glee w/o Emma cleaning her plastic forks (my Grandmother used to do that, BTW – drove me nuts). And I hope Jane Lynch is polishing her Emmy speech for next year. She’s a gold-plated hoot!

  41. There’s just too much going on. Ryan Murphy has a lot of trouble simplifying, and he needs to that fast before he ends up like Tim Kring and Heroes. Lots of characters, lots of stories, and yet still really boring once the shiny wears off. Style can only get you so far. JJ Abrams pulled Lost back from the brink, and I want to believe Murphy can do the same.

    Totally agree. It’s very very hard to weave the gimmicks and multiplicity in these shows together with really strong compelling story lines, and they’re missing the boat on the second half of this kind of. Not too late to fix it though. Hope they do. Because I’ve needed a new Buffy the VS to be devoted to for a *long* time.

  42. Sue was AMAZING tonight. So many funny lines. I loved the songs as well. Especially Ride With Me, it didn’t look lip-synched. Great to see Mercedes have the lead, now we just need more Wheels and Gay Kid. Hee. Hee.

  43. Is it just me or does Puck look like Chris Daughtry??

    Also I would like to see some of the other glee kids to get the big solos other than Finn and Rachel.

  44. POINT ‘“ SCHUESTER.

    ETA: I think Sue calls Artie ‘Wheels’ , not ‘Wheelchair.’  And yeah, she called the football player (Mark?) ‘Shaq.’  LOL.

    Actually, I think she calls him ‘Shaft’

    In the interest of bizarro world, political incorrectness, and geekiness I offer this performance of ‘Shaft’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfK-UzQ48JE

  45. It is just a fun show with music, start analyzing the bee jeesus out of it and bye bye fun. I have the news to go to to find strong compelling or whatever – I dont think this show needs to be pulled back from the brink of anything – they need to just keep doing what they are doing

  46. While I’m with you all on really, really wanting to see more numbers from across the awesome cast, I’m not calling a problem, yet. Here’s the way I see it–to sell the show initially, it helped to have a big, obvious romantic pair, Rachel and Finn. Now hopefully they’ll roll out and develop the rest of the cast, who have been only sketched in, however deliciously.

    Looks like next week, more Puck, which is awesome. Boy does need a solo, stat. They started to make Quinn more human and sympathetic the last few. Want another big number from Kurt, and yeah, Wheel Chair Kid!

  47. I love this show so. My hubby actually sat through it with me for the first time last night and was like “This is one f’ed up show. I like it.”.

    Our favorite line of the night was during the Schuester/Sue fight and Finn breaks in and says something along the lines of “If we wanted to witness fighting like this, those of with two parents still at home would stay at home on payday.” Love it!

  48. I knew Puck was Jewish! It’s so nice to see “the Jewish kid” portrayed as a stud who’s not necessarily the smartest kid in the class. If he and Rachel (who’s more stereotypically Jewish) are hooking up next week, at least we know she’ll be smart about it and not get herself preggers!

    I agree that Cory Monteith isn’t the strongest singer in the group, but I love his character and I think he sings well enough. And I just sit there LMAO that those Idol producers passed on Mercedes; that girl can sang.

    Also, I have to agree with your assessments, erinthered. It’s starting to feel like an hour-long comedy sketch. Brilliant stuff, but not enough substance to the characters to keep you connected. And No Emma: Shame!!!

    I’m seriously hoping Terri gets run over by a truck and put out of our collective misery, and then Will can picture her hitting the windshield when he’s struggling with premature ejaculation. ;-)

  49. I love this show and I don’t want to analyze it. It’s fun and it’s supposed to be fun.

  50. I loved “No Air!” I agree that the writing is unrealistic and not the best, but I don’t care because the musical numbers and the jokes are great.

  51. Missed the show last night being out of town and out to dinner in Chicago, but soo appreciate the comments and mj posting her recap and the vids! thankyew!

  52. I LOVE Finn’s voice when he sings “No Air”. Actually, the combination of Rachel and Finn’s voices are awesome! Finn (and the actor who plays him) is getting better and better vocally as the season progresses. Pretty cool.
    Kind of OT, but the actor that plays Will Schuster reminds me of this singer from Santa Barbara named Eli Goldsmith. It’s kind of uncanny. Same nerdy-ish appeal that makes you go…wow…you can dance and sing and play an instrument…HOT!

  53. In the interest of bizarro world, political incorrectness, and geekiness I offer this performance of ‘Shaft’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfK-UzQ48JE

    That is fabulous! Love them.

    Part of the reason I notice these things is that I’m a writer. I can’t help but notice. It’s like a curse. lol

    Given that, I think some of these things aren’t as apparent to those just enjoying the music, may be by the end of the season. There needs to be something behind the music in order to sustain the show, and keep the average viewer involved.

    Ever loved a show that was can’t miss for you and then wondered what happened when it was suddenly okay to miss an episode or two, or put off watching it on the DVR? Most people won’t even see it coming. They’ll just wonder why they lost interest and move on. Writing and editing really are key in anything. Even the most harmless of fluff.

    …unless you’re Stephanie Meyer…no one can seem to explain that one…

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