Episode 2 of Season 2 of Glee was the “Britney / Brittany” episode. The music of Britney Spears took over the show with many of her songs and videos covered throughout the episode. This episode was the talk of the summer and highly anticipated. Did Glee live up to expectations?
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Glee begins by revealing that Brittany’s full name is Brittany S. Pierce. Emma returns and talks to Will (Mr. Schuester) about her new relationship with Carl, a dentist. Will invites Carl to talk to Glee club about dental health . Finn is harassed by his former football buddies. Brittany has to go to the dentist due to the amount of plaque on her teeth. While under anesthesia, Brittany imagines herself in a montage of Britney Spears videos.
Santana joins Brittany at the dentist when she returns. Brittany and Santana have a Me Against the Music fantasy, in which Britney Spears cameos at the end. When Brittany returns to Glee club, she voices new found belief in herself and Kurt demands to perform Britney Spears music. Will and Kurt exchange words. Will visits Carl for a dental exam and the two discuss their relationships with Emma. Then, Rachel fantasizes herself as Britney Spears in Baby One More Time.
Rachel returns to school dressed in a Baby One More Time outfit and motivates Finn to return to the football team. Will purchases a very similar car to Carl and attempts to woo Emma. Will’s ex-wife appears out of no where to ruin his chance. Sue Sylvester convinces Will to embrace Britney Spears by denouncing her as motivating impulses due to a butt stain on her office chair.
Britney Spears appears again dressed as a Cheerios cheerleader in a fantasy of Artie’s. He imagines himself on the football team with Tina wanting him, singing Stronger. Coach Beiste surprises Finn and Artie in the locker room and invites both of them on to the football team. Mr. Schuester decides to allow Glee club to perform Britney Spears at the assembly. He plans to join them to impress Emma.
Rachel decides to return to her normal attire and attempts to convince Finn to leave the football team. She asks Finn to choose between her and football. Becky alerts Sue to Glee club’s plan to perform Britney Spears at the school rally. Glee club performs Toxic. Sue declares a “Brittney Spears sex riot” and pulls the fire alarm sending the student body screaming and running from the school.
Sue claims to be injured and plans to sue Will. Mr. Schuester apologizes to Emma for his recent escapades. He returns his new car. Quinn attempts to seduce Finn, but Finn turns her down. Rachel asked Quinn to do this. The episode ends with Rachel singing a ballad to Finn representing her attempt to trust him.
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This week of Glee really gave Heather Morris (Brittany S. Pierce) an opportunity to shine and showcase her talent. Although very little happened in the way of a plot, the music was entertaining. Sam and Sunshine, two new characters introduced last week, were completely absent from the episode. I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed, most likely caused by all the hype surrounding Britney Spears’s presence on Glee. I enjoyed the realistic style performances of the premiere compared to the staged and overdone “video” performances in episode 2. The episode did redeem itself a bit for me with the performance of Toxic, but overall, I was left disappointed.
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Next week’s promo for Glee includes Finn creating a “grilled cheesus” sandwich. It will be on Fox, October 5 at 8:00 ET.
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