"Glee" Recap: 'Girls (And Boys) On Film'
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Mar 8, 2013 - 8:24:10 AM
HOLLYWOOD—"Glee" recreated some great musical moments from our favorite movies for the show's 500th musical performance in the episode "Girls (and Boys) On Film."
The episode begins with a dream sequence of Will (Mathew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) performing "You're All The World To Me" from the movie "Royal Wedding." The scene was done in black and white as they both are donned in tuxes while dancing on the walls and ceiling. Sadly, Will awakes from the dream disheartened as he remembers that Emma left him at the alter and hasn't heard from her since.
Based off his dream, Will decides to make the New Direction's assignment for the week to be on songs from their favorite movies and it will be a competition in the traditional boys versus girls mash-up competition. Artie (Kevin McHale) announces that the group that wins the competition will be in his low-budget student film. To warm up for the impending competition, the glee students danced around the halls and sang on table tops for the song "Shout" by the Isley Brothers from the movie "National Lampoon's Animal House."
For the competition, half the boys are dressed as pilots and wearing aviators as they sing "Danger Zone" from "Top Gun." The other half of the boys are wearing nothing but white button up shirts, white socks and black shades to mimic Tom Cruise's look in "Risky Business" so they can mash-up the previous song with "Old Time Rock and Roll."
The girls go for a different look as they each are wearing a pink gown with elbow-high gloves and diamonds around their neck. They make a more predictable choice for a mash-up by combining Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" with Madonna's "Material Girls." Overall, the guys should have won the competition since their performance was so upbeat and so much more fun to watch. But in the end, in true Mr. Schuester fashion, everyone was declared a winner and Artie said everyone can be featured in his movie. The glee students celebrate by performing "Footloose" in the auditorium.
The New Directions perform the song "Footloose."
Finn (Corey Monteith) has been feeling bad for Will's broken heart since he kissed Emma soon before they were supposed to wed and he feels responsible for her running out. Therefore, Artie and him wear wigs to look like gingers so they could ask Emma's parents where she is as they only like people that have red hair who apparently smell like pennies.
When Finn finds out where she is, he pushes Will to go see her and Will ends up serenading Emma with Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" with the glee students singing backup and a boombox in the air, just like John Cusack in "Say Anything..." No girl can resist the recreation of this scene as it's one of the most romantic movie moments. The two end up talking it out and decide to take things slow in order to get to know each other again.
Another famous romantic scene is recreated as Jake (Jacob Artist) admits to Marley (Melissa Benoist) that Ryder (Blake Jenner) helped him with all the romantic gestures on Valentine's Day so he wanted to have a more authentic moment with her. Thus, the two began to do pottery together as he sang "Unchained Melody" similar to Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's scene in "Ghost." Marley seems to be conflicted with her feelings between Ryder and Jake and ends up telling him that Ryder kissed her on Valentine's Day. I think it would have been important to mention that the kiss lasted not but two seconds and that she pulled away, but alas, that would not have the dramatic effect needed for the show.
Another kiss that should never have happened was revealed as Finn told Will that he kissed Emma. He told Will that kiss was not romantic at all and it was his way of calming down the panicking and OCD Emma. He prepares himself for a punch and all he receives is silence and a glare from Will, which may in fact be worse then a fist to the face.
In New York City, Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Santana (Naya Rivera) and Adam (Oliver Kieran-Jones) are snowed in and decide to watch "Moulin Rouge" together. While watching the movie, Kurt begins to fantasizes an iconic scene from the movie but with him and Darren as the couple in love singing "Come What May."
Santana lets it spill that Kurt is still hung up on Blaine (Darren Criss) and goes on to criticize Brody (Dean Geyer) by saying he's a drug dealer since she found a large stack of money and a pager in his room. Kurt eventually tells Adam that he still loves Blaine but wants to move on so Adam decides to try and win him over. Santana continues to pry in Rachel's life as she tells her she found the pregnancy test in the bathroom. Rachel begins to breakdown and Santana comforts her the best she can.
Next week's episode, "Feud," will show Finn and Will battling out their differences through song, including N'SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye." Glee airs at a new time at 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays on FOX.
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