Glee – Mattress – VIDEO

Wow. Will finally figured out that his wife was faking her pregnancy, and the scene between them was intense. That arc had been played out for laughs during the entire season. I mean, the whole scenario–Terri successfully getting away with a fake pregnancy was completely ludicrous. But when the truth came out, it became about deep betrayal, and man the scene between Terri and Will was powerful, and very realistic.

GLEE - Sneak Peek - 'Mattress&#...
GLEE - Sneak Peek - 'Mattress'

Up to that point, the episode was rather ho hum. There were a couple of musical numbers this week. Rachel teaches Finn to smile for the Glee Club yearbook photo they were about to take, and the kids sing “Jump” in a commercial for mattresses (nice cameo from Ned Beatty!) The kids almost jeopardize their amateur status by appearing in a commercial, if not for Quinn blackmailing Sue Sylvester.

Video after the JUMP…

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44 Comments

  1. Looks like things come to a head between Terri and Will tonight. I want her gone, but I will reserve judgment to see if she can possibly redeem herself with a single showing of character and/or real love for Will.

  2. I don’t know how anyone could not watch that performance of “Jump” for the commercial and smile. That was awesome.

  3. And that was an ugly scene between Will and Terri. A long time coming, though, thank God that’s out there. Now let’s have Finn stop acting like a moron and understand that something is required for pregnancy to occur, and he hasn’t done that with Quinn, and we can move on. But he should definitely do that thing with Quinn, because good lord is she hot.

  4. Wow. Will was really aggressive in that “big reveal” scene. I understand they’re trying to convey anger, but whoa. That was almost too much.

    Loved the commercial scene!

  5. I so wrapped up with Glee, I fogot tonight was Grammy nomination night

  6. I’m glad he got mad. Seriously, it’s a big deal. You think you’re having a child and it’s all a lie?

  7. He was very aggressive though. Understandable I guess, but I thought he was going to hit her. I mean, I know he wasn’t cause it’s TV, but still, he looked like he wanted to.

  8. He was very aggressive though. Understandable I guess, but I thought he was going to hit her. I mean, I know he wasn’t cause it’s TV, but still, he looked like he wanted to.

    I’m sure he DID want to hit her. It’s about controlling yourself, which he did.

  9. I’m glad he got mad. Seriously, it’s a big deal. You think you’re having a child and it’s all a lie?

    I realize that… And as I said, I understand that they’re trying to convey anger, which is totally justified in that situation. I’m just saying that the physical reaction was very aggressive and almost too much, for me.

  10. Good show tonight..not great but good. So glad the fake pregnancy is ovah.
    Sue had some great one-liners again tonight. Living in Ohio I would also like to encourage the Ohio board of state wide planning to have” one day a year where I am not assulted by uglies and fatties.” LMAO

  11. Ok, Sarah, I agree with you that it was too much; I initially thought you meant it was unrealistically too much. I think the fact that it might have made viewers uncomfortable was the main intention.

    That whole episode was a roller coaster, and that ending was heartbreaking, and not even in a cheesy way. I’m going to miss this show.

  12. Carie the music was okay. Not enough of it. “Jump” was fun. And Rachel/Finn did a respectable job with Lily Allen’s “Smile.”

    annoula – Yeah, definitely not unrealistically too much. I would definitely expect anger in that situation, lol. And I agree – making viewers uncomfortable might have been the intention, and if so, it definitely accomplished that for me! LOL.

  13. annoula ‘“ Yeah, definitely not unrealistically too much. I would definitely expect anger in that situation, lol. And I agree ‘“ making viewers uncomfortable might have been the intention, and if so, it definitely accomplished that for me! LOL.

    That was intense! But really, that has to be one of the biggest betrayals a wife can commit against a husband (who actually wants a child). And to perpetuate the lie for so long. Mr. Spens is not a violent man, but honestly I think if I did THAT he might go all Mrs. Tiger Woods on my car.

  14. Mr. Spens is not a violent man, but honestly I think if I did THAT he might go all Mrs. Tiger Woods on my car.

    I hear ya, sistah. Same here!

  15. Carie the music was okay. Not enough of it. ‘Jump’  was fun

    Thanks, Sarah. Now for the dumb question: Jump by Pointer Sisters? Van Halen?

  16. It was a very touching episode tonight. “Jump” was a fun; I loved it.

    Yes, the discovery scene in the kitchen was uncomfortable but required. I am glad it is all out and in the open.

    Was anyone cheering Quinn for confronting Sue? Good for her. Now I am wondering about her baby.

    That ending was sad; however, we do have one more week to go.

  17. Was anyone cheering Quinn for confronting Sue? Good for her. Now I am wondering about her baby.

    Yes I was :D. It made me start to like Quinn, though I still don’t feel right about her treatment of Finn.

    Also the ending was depressing. It’s a good thing that all the football players in that scene were ugly so it made me feel not so bad.

  18. I am so glad that Lily Allen sings Smile and not Lea Michelle.
    She’s usually good but that just sounded like Muzak.

    Jump was so much fun!

    OTOH, for some reason, the songs, or their performances, are getting less memorable as the season moves along.

    Yeah, I agree with some in this thread that Glee took the anger too far in Will’s confrontation scene with his wife. To borrow the arguments from the Adam Lambert / AMA thing:
    – 9pm IS still family hour
    – kids around the country watch & love Glee
    – the good guy is angry at the bad girl for doing an obviously bad thing
    – the good guy’s behavior bordered on domestic violence
    – so this basically teaches kids that you are still a good man if you behave abusively to a woman who’s shown error in judgement.

    I’m sorry, but that just wasn’t right for a family-friendly show.

  19. Reflections On Life
    12/03/2009 at 3:11 am
    Yeah, I agree with some in this thread that Glee took the anger too far in Will’s confrontation scene with his wife. To borrow the arguments from the Adam Lambert / AMA thing:
    – 9pm IS still family hour
    – kids around the country watch & love Glee
    – the good guy is angry at the bad girl for doing an obviously bad thing
    – the good guy’s behavior bordered on domestic violence
    – so this basically teaches kids that you are still a good man if you behave abusively to a woman who’s shown error in judgement.

    I’m sorry, but that just wasn’t right for a family-friendly show.

    Sorry to disagree, but I did not think the scene was over the top. Anyone in the character’s position would have felt betrayed and extremely angry. So I’m not seeing how this bordered on domestic violence. The character didn’t raise a hand to his wife — he got angry, justifiably so, and then left the house.

    And also, I’m getting a bit tired of the “what about the children” argument. This show is not targeted to 6 or 8 year-olds; the primary target audience is older teens and adults. This show features teen sex, teen pregnancy, misogynist language/behavior (courtesy of Sue Sylvester, among others) and other more “adult” themes. If kids watch this show, so be it, but that is their parents’ responsibility, not the creators of the show. “Glee” is not “Sesame Street”, and has never pretended to be; just watch 1-2 episodes and it is clear that this is not a kids’ show. It’s up to parents to step up and and take some responsibility to screen shows and decide what it appropriate for their kids.

  20. I never watched Glee before last night so I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. Well, what I saw what a poorly acted, mean spirited, musically mediocre show!!! It was awful!! I wanted to smack that cheerleading coach. Hated it, hated it.

  21. And also, I’m getting a bit tired of the ‘what about the children’  argument. This show is not targeted to 6 or 8 year-olds;

    No, this show is not targeted to that age group. And, with all the teenagers doing teenage stuff, it’s not appropriate for them either. I don’t get what is so difficult about this – Children that age should be in bed by 9. Their young bodies require a lot of sleep.

    And, if you’ve got a little insomniac who likes to keep coming back downstairs for water, or whatever excuse she might use (I know this from personal experience), that’s what the pause button is for.

    Parents really need to be responsible for what their kids watch. They need to understand the content of shows and act accordingly, instead of just having the TV constantly on and letting the chips fall where they may. If your kids are still up, just DVR it and watch after they’re in bed.

  22. Yeah, I’m going to continue a little bit on the “kids, parents & Glee” thing, because it’s relevant to Glee as a whole . . . as well as this week’s news.

    Glee is rated teens and above. My teen age nieces watch it–on Tivo, like most of what they watch, so that their parents can exercise some control, like pausing or skipping something they feel is too much. Tivo aside, there’s always the off button.

    I get that kids might be attracted to the themes of Glee and think it will be like High School Musical. But this show, starting from its very first episodes, would need severe parental editing for pre-teens. Or better yet, tell ’em they can watch the song clips on YouTube. Uh, except for Push It.

    Back in the day, my parents were huge fans of Archie Bunker/All in the Family and MASH, which were massive primetime hits that dealt with . . .sex, promiscuity, death, war, politics, race, and religion. So yeah, we were not allowed to watch those–or much of anything but PBS and holiday specials.

    The two edged sword of TV where you really have to separate out what you enjoy and what is appropriate for kids has been around at least since the ’70s broke down most taboos on the air.

    I guess you try to moderate what kids can see; assume they’ll see some things that disturb them or you find disturbing; and talk it out.

  23. Yeah, I agree with others that if you’re going to throw the word abuse around, then it’s the bad girl who was mentally abusing her husband. I didn’t find Will’s anger disconcerting. Seemed like an appropriate response, and it finally drove home the reality of what his wife did to him. For me, those scenes highlighted that the relationship dynamics between Will and his wife are quite a contrast to the supportive, nurturing relationship he has with Emma, and presents the question…should Will honor his marriage vows and try to get past what Terry did, or is it time for him to walk away? Now I’m curious to know what kind of effect this is going to have on Quinn, and whether she’ll think about confessing to Finn.

  24. I loved the episode. Will’s reaction was real, he didn’t hurt and I never got the vibe that he was going to. Not only did he just find out that his wife was lying and deceiving him but he also found out he wasn’t going to be a father which is a mind set he had going, talk about devastation.

    Oh and I also cracked up at Artie holding up the JUMP sign in the commercial. That was actually a really fun scene. I have no idea why Rachel still even wants Finn, he bails on her constantly. Besides ditching the yearbook picture he was the only one to choose football over Glee. Puck may have some less than redeeming qualities but at least he owns them, Finn’s just thinks about what other people think.

    Here’s next week’s Canadian promo…they always get way better ones than us, wtf?

    GLEE PROMO

  25. OK, I see. I agree with you guys that the show is TV-14 and that there are plenty of items (teen pregnancy, etc) that are not family-friendly. I also agree that the wife engaged in spousal mental abuse in manipulating her husband.

    It wasn’t so much the removing of the preggo pad as much as the in-your-face backing her into a corner… that’s true intimidation. I just wish shows realized that by having the good guy engage in such activities, it just glorifies and justifies such activities to the teens who watch, makes it look “cool”.

  26. I think a lot more teens are watching “General Hospital,” also known as “General Misogyny,” and that show is a lot more dangerous and abusive toward women on every level than “Glee.”

    Anyway, I was glad Will finally got the message about his wife and the fake pregnancy. Way overdue. I also think it raises an interesting issue about whether he will forgive and go back or decide he’s had enough. I’m hoping for the latter.

    I also wanted to note that I didn’t see Ned Beatty anywhere in that episode. He certainly wasn’t the mattress store owner.

  27. It wasn’t so much the removing of the preggo pad as much as the in-your-face backing her into a corner’ ¦ that’s true intimidation. I just wish shows realized that by having the good guy engage in such activities, it just glorifies and justifies such activities to the teens who watch, makes it look ‘cool’ .

    Well, I’m not a teen so perhaps my opinion is not relevant to your point, but I found the scene a bit disturbing to watch (as was probably intended) and not “cool” at all. I don’t think Terri was intimidated so much as simply flinching from Will’s anger, which she already knew was justified.

  28. I found the scene powerful for three reasons–the subject matter, Will’s shock and understandable reaction, and Matthew’s stunning dramatic chops. Wow.

    Domestic violence never crossed my mind.

  29. dude. im a teen. (17) and I definitely do not understand how ‘parents’ will still make ‘what about the kids?’ comments for GLEE?
    1.) when was Glee even a kids comedy. It is a dark comedy- with a target audience of teens and young adults. a lot of the humor would go past the 6 -9 years old’s anyways.

    2.) I don’t even get the Will is supposed to be a good guy and now it is showing that it is ‘cool’ to be misogynist. umm… Will was never a perfect character… he typically has good intentions but has shown selfishness, immaturity, and to be too easily controlled by his emotions. The scene made sense for his character. And no i did not think wow ‘soo coool’
    i thought ooh good acting. and ‘intense’.

    3.) the ending was really sad. :( stupid hockey team guy. and football guys >:(

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