We had to wait three weeks for the latest episode of "Glee," so thequestion is - was "Wheels" worth the wait? We saw a kinder, gentlerside of the usually merciless Sue (courtesy of some cheerleadertryouts); plus the glee-ks got a taste of life Artie-style when Mr.Schuester forced the singers to spend three hours a day in wheelchairs.On the pregnancy front, an expecting Quinn laid down the law with Finn,telling him he needed to pay up if he's going to be a father;meanwhile, the true baby-daddy, Puck, came up with a get-rich-quickscheme to prove that he's the responsible one and help theentire glee club get to sectionals on the same bus. And finally, therewas a diva-off when Kurt set his sights on taking the lead - fromRachel, no less - with a rendition of "Defying Gravity" from theBroadway musical "Wicked." But enough of the plot - here are thewinning numbers from last night's "Glee."
"Dancing With Myself"
When we think of the 1981 Billy Idol hit "Dancing With Myself," we don't think acoustic guitar. (Fun fact: Billy Idol originally released this song as a member of the band Generation X; he went on to hit the jackpot when he released a pop version as a solo artist.) But wheelchair-bound Artie sang us a sensitive version as he rolled through the halls of McKinley High and cast wistful eyes at stuttering Tina in the cafeteria.
Mr. Schue got Kurt's attention when he told the club he had to go a more traditional route and sing "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked." After all, Kurt has an iPod playlist dedicated exclusively to songs from the Broadway show. But coach had Rachel in mind - and it's a good thing, because it's her go-to shower song and ringtone - and wouldn't budge until Kurt's dad got involved, claiming his son was being discriminated against because of his gender. The only way to settle things? A diva-off, where Kurt and Rachel sang for the rest of the club. Whomever hit the high "F" and won their fellow glee-ks' votes would get the lead. Listening to this clip, it's clear one of them threw the competition.
This one's for Artie: The grand "Proud Mary" finale made full use of the wheelchairs Mr. Schue picked up for a song (pun intended) at the St. Ignatius thrift store. The glee-ks bopped and rolled across the stage in an upbeat rendition of the Creedence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner classic, giving due respect to their "handicapable" friend.
Tell us what you think: did "Wheels" deliver? Which musical number was your favorite?