If you are a “Glee” fan, you have probably already watched the new episode which featured almost only Britney Spears songs. The only exception was the song at the end sung by Rachel which was “You are the Only Exception” originally performed by Paramore. The Britney Spears’ episode was funny, although if you are looking for a little more depth, this episode didn’t seem to have too much.
The storyline of the “Glee” characters barely advanced during this episode. Most of it was spent in Britney Spears anesthesia induced fantasies. Viewers got to see another side of shallow cheerleader Brittany Pierce as she came out of her shell and demanded to have all of the solos in the future. She is the first one in the episode to have a Britney fantasy despite the fact that she was the most outspoken opponent of covering Britney Spears’ songs.
Many of the characters who have Britney Spears’ fantasies come out of them feeling more confident and pursuing their goals more enthusiastically. Artie is able to become a part of the football team and Rachel dresses sexier which gets everyone’s attention.
John Stamos has a part in this “Glee” episode as Emma Pillsbury’s boyfriend. The main theme that circles around the three characters of Will, Emma, and her boyfriend is that of letting loose. John’s character is trying to get Emma to stop being so uptight and Will tries to become more like John’s character so that Emma will like him more.
In the Britney Spears’ episode, there was also a lot of focus on Rachel and Finn’s relationship. We see Rachel at another level of selfishness when she wants Finn to choose her over football because she wants to be the only thing to make him happy. But by the end of the episode, she actually does grow and decides that since Finn loves her so much, she should be secure enough to let him be on the team.
This “Glee” episode featured plenty of Britney Spears to go around and although the storyline didn’t advance that much during the episode, it still had many funny moments. Also, the performances were great and if you haven’t seen the episode yet, I recommend watching it just for the Britney highlights.