Don’t call it a comeback
I been here for years
Recappin my tears and makin Klaine shippers cheer
Sorry. Sometimes, when your show has been on hiatus for over two months (longer when you consider the world’s collective agreement that winter finale “Previously Unaired Christmas” just never happened) you just need to listen to some LL Cool J to get the ol’ recapping muscles back in shape. I’m ready now, so let’s get to it and hope the second half of the season will make an upward turn.
Nope, instead there’s a racist woman barking bad Spanish at Santana in the diner. Rachel comments on Santana’s restraint with the customer, and San says she needs the job – other than the commercial she hasn’t done anything – and she’s getting disillusioned. Rachel assures her that success will happen for her, too, and is glad they’re friends and Santana can vent to her. She also offers to get Santana into her upcoming Funny Girl publicity shoot for New York Magazine. Santana says she’s a good friend. The episode is called “Frenemies” and there have been too many mentions of how much they love each other. I am worried.
At McKinley, Artie and Tina apparently have a Tuesday lunch tradition that we’ve never seen before, and they talk about loving their friendship and being sad about parting ways after graduation. Tina got waitlisted at Brown and isn’t optimistic, though Artie is sure she’ll get in, and proclaims that their last few Tuesdays before graduation (!!!) will be devoted to music for cheering up. They launch into a performance of “Whenever I Call You Friend” that eventually moves into the choir room as a New Directions dance party. Anyone who has heard of this song before now, please raise your hand. It’s cute though, and I like Tina when she isn’t batshit crazy. Though that’s rare these days.
Post-performance, Becky fetches Artie and Tina to see Sue, who tells them they’re tied for valedictorian and she has decided they’ll have a speech competition at the end of the week to see who gets the spot. Jane Lynch, as usual, serves as the voice of meta, mentioning that some kids come and go as they please and aren’t seen for months at a time, but Tina and Artie have perfect attendance, even if their only purpose is to say something like “Are you serious, Blaine?” Ah, Glee. Pointing out problems with your show but making no attempt to fix them since 2009.