"Glee" Recap: 'Sweet Dreams'
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Apr 18, 2013 - 10:17:19 PM
this week’s episode of “Glee” was mostly a filler episode, there were some
great moments in “Sweet Dreams.”
episode begins with Mr. Schuester (Mathew Morrison) revealing the theme of the
upcoming Regionals. With the theme of dreams, Mr. Schuester has created an
outdated set-list that has songs older than the students meant to sing them.
Which once again reminds us that he can rap all he wants, but Mr. Schuester
will always have an old soul. The students try to protest and Marley (Melissa
Benoist) even gets the courage to try and showcase some songs she wrote
herself, but Mr. Schuester refuses to hear any of their thoughts.
sad to know that Coach Sue (Jane Lynch) won’t be terrorizing the halls of
McKinley High anymore but her replacement, Roz Washington (Nene Leaks),
definitely brings in some laughs with her punch lines. Coach Beiste (Dot-Marie
Jones) tries to convince Mr. Schuester to reconcile with Finn (Corey Monteith)
who was upset the last time they saw each other, but he has definitely changed
took Marley’s advice and began studying at the University of Lima in order to
become a licensed teacher. However, it seems that Finn is spending more time
partying than he is studying. How could he not when Puck (Mark Salling) is
alongside him to toast his bread with an iron while getting girls to come to
their parties topless. Mr. Schuester comes to Finn to try to apologize and make
amends but Finn refuses to be close with him again.
and Puck's incredible party skills land them into a fraternity that they didn’t
even have to pledge to join. The highlight of the party was definitely Finn
playing the drums while Puck accompanied him on guitar as they sang The Beastie
Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” It seemed like a perfect
college anthem and it was an automatic crowd pleasing performance.
seems Finn’s rejection had Mr. Schuester feeling extremely riled up as he
lashes out to the glee students when they speak against his set list. He goes
on to specifically pick on Blaine (Darren Criss), Unique (Alex Newell) and Sam
(Chord Overstreet). Marley gets the three other students to meet her at the
auditorium where she tries to cheer them up by showing them her song, “You Have
More Friends Than You Know.” It was a sweet song and sounded nice when sung
with all the different voices harmonizing. Mr. Schuester sees their performance
from the side of the stage and realizes he should not have been ignoring the
Finn (Corey Monteith) receives advice from Puck (Mark Salling) to tone down the partying.
apologizes to the glee class and they take a look at another one of Marley’s
songs, “Outcast.” This song was a little similar to last season’s original song
“Loser Like Me.” Although not as good as the other original songs, this was a
good performance and a song that went nicely with what the characters were
eventually reconciles with Mr. Schuester after Puck gave him some surprisingly
good advice. It was weird to hear words of wisdom from Puck as he was going to
college parties but not attending any actual college. He tells Finn that he
needs to tone down the partying and try to actually become a good teacher, not
just a mediocre one. Thus, Finn manage to speak with his dean to get college
credit for helping the glee club with the promise from Mr. Schuester that he
will be treated as an equal.
Rachel (Lea Michele) imagines her friends singing "Don't Stop Believing" with her at an audition.
in New York, Rachel (Lea Michele) is stressing out about her “Funny Girl”
audition and tries to lean every song that Barbra Streisand performed. During
one of her practices, she gets a surprise visit from her birth mother, Shelby
(Idina Menzel). Shelby gives Rachel some great advice by telling her not to do
a Barbra Streisand song for her audition but something memorable and unique
instead. The two then began to duet Emeli Sand’s song “Next To Me.” “Glee” has
always been amazing with picking songs right at their height of popularity and
this song was no different. Both Rachel and Shelby have strong and powerful
voices which made their duets incredibly beautiful.
calls Finn for a bot of a pep talk before her audition and he tells her to
perform something that will show the judges her personality. They have a
heartfelt conversation which reminds the audience how great the pair was
together. An encouraged Rachel sings the song that has become forever a part of
“Glee” at her audition, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” As Rachel sings, she
imagines her friends singing alongside of her which makes her shine on the
stage even more. It was also nice to hear her take on the song as she ran
through it differently than the way the group sang it together in season one.
The judges seemed to notice this spark in Rachel and she eventually learns that
she got a callback for another audition.
week’s episode was light and funny despite last week’s darker mood. The season
is almost ending and next week, Blaine begins to dig into the real reason why
those gunshots were fired in the episode "Lights Out."
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