"Glee" Recap: 'Diva'
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:20:29 PM
HOLLYWOOD—This week's episode of "Glee," titled "Diva," had over-sized egos and crushes that will lead our favorite characters nowhere good.
Finn (Corey Monteith) was trying to find out how to motivate the New Directions to bring that extra fire to the team that drove the glee club to Nationals the year prior. Ms. Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) gives Finn the idea of a Diva-off and she becomes the guest judge for the competition.
The glee kids become inspired and sing Beyonce's "Diva" while strutting around in grand outfits that included fur and lots of glitter. Blaine (Darren Criss) takes the assignment to heart as he wants to prove that men can be divas too. He proves his point by portraying the ultimate male diva, Freddie Mercury. Donned in a leather outfit, hat included, Blaine performs "Don't Stop Me Now" with incredible passion as he plays the piano and belts out some high notes.
The glee students performing Beyonce's "Diva."
To make things interesting, Finn invited former glee diva Santana (Naya Rivera) to perform for the students. Along with her back-up cheerleader dancers, Santana sang Ike and Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits." Turns out that Santana isn't happy with Brittany (Heather Morris) and Sam's (Chord Overstreet) coupling and tries to make Brittany jealous by kissing a girl who is supposedly her girlfriend.
Santana tries to break the two up and duels with Sam to Barbara Streisand and Kim Carnes "Make No Mistake (She's Mine)." Despite her attempts, Brittany eventually finds out that Santana is single and dropped out of college. She givers her former girlfriend a pep-talk and tells her to move on while following her dreams. Santana sings "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys in response to the heart-to-heart.
More heartbreak ensues as Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) continues with her crush on Blaine and follows him around wherever he goes. She tries to convince herself that Blaine may change his mind and fall for her as they are young and at an "experimenting" age.
She vents her anger when she realizes Blaine won't change his mind by performing Madonna's "Hung Up." Tina showed off some incredible moves while she danced in the middle of the school courtyard in nothing but a pink leotard. Tina's heartbreak ends up benefiting her as she wins the Diva-off and establishes a solid friendship with Blaine.
Finn's chummy relations with Ms. Pillsbury prove to head south when she has a panic attack. Her OCD begins to kick in as she wants everything perfect for her impending wedding with Mr. Schuester (Mathew Morrison) as her former marriage did not go well. Finn tries to calm her down unsuccessfully until he does something absolutely cringe-worthy. He kisses her and then runs away. This won't be ending well for him.
In New York, Rachel (Lea Michele) is back to having an ego so large that it suffocates Kurt (Chris Colfer) anytime he's around her. In anger, he lets her know that the first time they went head-to-head in a singing competition, he sang a note flat on purpose which upsets Rachel. Kurt challenges Rachel to Midnight Madness, the equivalent to Fight Club in NYADA only with singing.
The two sing the touching song "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables" and both manage to bring passion to their performances. In the end, Kurt wins the competition which leaves Rachel devastated. When Kurt tries to console her, she tells him she's afraid to succeed as it makes her become a jerk which led to her fight with Kurt. He lets her know that she is a diva for her talent and not her attitude.
Ms. Pillsbury's and Mr. Schuester's wedding is next week and Finn might tell the groom-to-be about the kiss that should never have happened. How will Mr. Schuester react? We'll find out next week in the episode "I Do."
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