Glee Season 1, Episode 4: "Preggers" Delivers a (mostly) Happy Viewer - Featured

I hardly dared hope that "Glee" would actually return to the standard it set for itself back in the Springtime with the most delightful pilot I have ever seen, but after seeing tonight's episode I can actually see the glimmer in the distance. Could it really be the brilliance of "Glee" at its highest potential?? I certainly hope so....



In regards to the actual storyline, I absolutely loved the focus on Kurt. I wasn't too sure where the opening sequence was headed (especially after last week's gripes about the music video feel), but bringing it around for a Kurt-centric storyline was fine by me. THEN the show cleverly reveals that this episode is, in fact, about all the characters, specifically Kurt, Tina (barely), Quinn, Sandy and Sue (OH what a great team!!!), and the Villain Terri.


On that note, I have to talk about Terri. What is going on here? Every time I think I'm supposed to sympathize with her, she says/does something that clearly labels her "Villain". She might as well be twirling her mustache. Similarly, Quinn almost found some humanity in this episode, which was intriguing in itself, but then comes the huge twist and she's back on the Bad Wagon. To top it off, there is some sort of Evil Baby Swap Alliance forming, which I don't get, because Terri is "already" showing and estimated birth dates aren't THAT far off. I guess I'll just have to wait and see where this goes.


Biological quandaries aside, I truly enjoyed this episode, right down to Ken's loving but sad insight on Emma's local news obsession (is his heart already broken or is it my screen?) and the totally awesome football game. Kurt's final scene was perfect - I admit it, I teared up a bit - but I don't quite understand how to take the "How Sue C's It" ending. How long will Rachel's tantrum last? Will the truth (infidelities and fake babies, or "fabies") eventually out? As this episode made sure to include the trademark Will/Emma Awkward Look of Longing, we are sure to head down that road eventually. At the rate of time seemingly skipped between each episode, the showdown should be here shortly. I REALLY wish that the writers would slow down and let us SEE glee club evolving (yes, I would watch them rehearse. choir rehearsals are nothing but drama!). Either way, I'll most likely stay tuned.


P.S. You're welcome for the punny title.

P.P.S. WHO was Curtis' blond friend? She showed up, danced, said a line, and vanished. Amazing!


EDIT: Thank you, sheheroin. The blond is cheerleader Brittany.


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Sep 24, 2009 5:08AM EDT

She was one of the cheerleaders that joined Glee.

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Sep 24, 2009 10:33AM EDT

Curtis is cool, but I just can't quite muster up the energy to care more than vaguely about anyone but Rachel. Please put her back in the spotlight, Glee writers >.>

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Sep 24, 2009 2:39PM EDT

its kurt.

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Sep 24, 2009 4:07PM EDT

Nice review, totally agree with you that it was one of the best pilots I've seen, but I think this episode was high up there with. Terri sure is evil and I'm curious to how the baby-faby swap will happen. The ol' sabre7 is thinking it'll fall down like a house of cards bringing Will and Emma together and possibly giving Finn and Rachel that spark they need (don't care about them really!). I think we are seeing the Glee club evolve though and it's not moving too fast. Some cheerleaders (Quinn & co) found a small life lesson by doing Sue's dirty work and stayed with Glee and Kurt has bridged the gap with the football team winning their first game and three footballers now joining Glee. Fret not SarahK6, there'll be plenty of rehearsal drama and songs before nationals so I'm staying tuned for that too.
p.s Good pun on the title;-D

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Sep 24, 2009 4:40PM EDT

I thought last night's episode was funnier than the pilot. I don't remember laughing so hard. Sue's editorial had me in stitches and Kurt is amazing. I was glad it wasn't all about Rachel this week, she gets on my nerves. And nothing is funnier that dancing footballers!!!

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Sep 24, 2009 7:02PM EDT

I thought it was a great episode, also, and I agree that it seems they've gone into hyperdrive with the rate they're presenting these situations...it's as though there are about two episodes that should have aired before each of the last two. It's entertaining, but I'm just wondering if they're going to run out of material to quickly...or is this only a half-season show?

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Sep 24, 2009 10:50PM EDT

"Similarly, Quinn almost found some humanity in this episode, which was intriguing in itself, but then comes the huge twist and she's back on the Bad Wagon"
I just want to clarify what you mean here. Is this because she's lied to Finn? Or Because she slept with Puck? Because I'm pretty sure getting someone drunk just to sleep with them is another way of saying "rape."

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Sep 25, 2009 6:21PM EDT

I was also wondering if Quinn was saying Puck raped her, but when she added that she was feeling bad about how she looked or something, I took that to mean that she was in a vulnerable state b/c of the alcohol and low self-esteem, but made a conscious choice to do what she did. Also, if he had raped her, she wouldn't have bothered shooting down his assertions about being able to take care of her and the baby...why would she have entertained any conversation from him at all? And why would she have looked guilty when Puck walked away at the end?

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Sep 25, 2009 9:38PM EDT

**nobodyuseful**starry118
I think "rape" is WAY off the mark here. This is "Glee" we are discussing, not "Law and Order". That being said, I am 100% with starry118's assessment: Quinn said that she was feeling fat, and therefore "let" Puck get her drunk off wine coolers and take her virginity. Just because she CLAIMED no responsibility doesn't mean she is truly innocent.More than that, I think this episode neatly set up Puck's feelings for Quinn, allowing them to eventually be more-or-less happy together, while Finn and Rachel get to do their thing.

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Sep 26, 2009 7:21PM EDT

Law & Order, lol...I wonder if Puck & Quinn would be more interesting than Finn and Rachel. I know Puck is a jerk most of the time, but I guess he's supposed to be the misunderstood bully (tough on the outside, softie on the inside). Rachel always livens things up, but Finn tends to be a bit boring...he was slightly more interesting in this epi though.

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Sep 27, 2009 2:41AM EDT

If this were a more dramatic show, Puck and Quinn could be almost Shakespearean. Just think of Lady Macbeth. Finn and Rachel would be adorable together because they are both so incredibly naive. There is a lot of potential for a really touching (but not cutesy) learning experience for both of them. I do think we will eventually get there, though....the writer's are pretty heavy-handed in portraying the Finn&Rachel/Will&Emma attractions.

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Sep 27, 2009 10:30AM EDT

I know that it has only been 4 episodes, but Glee is truly an amazing show. There has been a lot of new shows premiering all at once, which makes it kind of hard to keep up and try to settle into one show, but Glee is going to become a regular for me, because all of the characters are dynamic and interesting. Also it doesn't hurt that all the characters especially Rachel, Sue, and Kurt crack the hell out of me, and that Rachel and Mercedes hands down have the best voices on there. Another thing that gets me about the show is that some of the Characters are unpredictable, Rachel to be exact. We know that she wants to become really popular with the Glee club, but who could have seen that she would ditch the group because she didn't get the lead part in West side Story. Overall I LOVE THIS SHOW, and I can't wait to see the rest of the season.

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Sep 30, 2009 7:52PM EDT

Good point SarahK6, and the writers have made it abundantly clear which couples are primary...now that they have a full season to work with, I hope they will stop rushing the story and let us enjoy the journey with these characters.
Bp906, I agree, I like the unpredictable nature of this show...I didn't expect Rachel to quit her beloved Glee club; and Kurt opening this epi to "Put A Ring On It" (in full dress & with backup dancers) was surprising and hilarious, as was his warming up to it to kick field goals, and the whole team doing the routine during a game...Lol :D

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