Hey Gleeks!! Glee is back and last night’s episode had me at the edge of my seat the whole time! *I should warn you ahead of time that this episode dealt with severe issues relating to guns and gun violence*
The episode begins with Brittany warning everyone about an impending meteor that will strike the earth. Everyone else isn’t convinced by this news but Mr. Schue uses this moment to teach the glee club about last chances. He lists musicians who always perform shows like it’s their last and Mr. Schue wants the glee club to do the same when they perform.
Ryder also finds out that his online lover goes to McKinley. He even sees her walking in the hallway when he was in class. He finally goes up to her and confesses his feelings to her only to find out that she isn’t the girl he spoke to online. It turns out that her Ryder’s been catfished! The girl’s photo was used on the online profile but it’s another person who made the account. Ryder then angrily confronts both Marley and Jake and accuses them creating the fake account as a way to get back him for kissing Marley. Of course they said they didn’t do it but Ryder is too angry to think rationally.
Coach Beiste also decides to live everyday like it’s her last like the glee club’s theme of the week. She ends up confessing her love for Will! He tells her that he’s back with Emma and Coach Beiste runs away in tears.
Brittany, who is randomly the president of the astronomy club, tells everyone that a meteor isn’t coming. As usual, she was wrong and mistook a dead lady bug in the lens of her telescope to be a meteor. We also find out that her telescope is not a telescope…it’s a Pringles can.
Mr. Schue also invites Coach Beiste into the choir room to lift her spirits with songs and to show that he loves her as a friend. This is where things take a turn for the worst; TWO GUNSHOTS ARE FIRED IN THE SCHOOL.
Mr. Schue and Coach Beiste calmly tell all the students to quickly barricade the doors and hide. The students are freaking out but they’re all remaining quiet. Then they realize that both Brittany and Tina are not in the choir room!! Sam quickly tries to rush out and save his girlfriend but everyone pins him down and tells him that it’s too dangerous for him and everyone in the room. He sits down feeling defeated and alone.
Kitty also breaks down and shows her true colors. She confesses to Marley and tells Marley all the evil things she did to her. She also said that she considers Marley a friend. Marley forgives her and the two hug and silently cry.
Marley also has a realization that her mom might be in danger in the cafeteria and then the scene cuts to Marley’s mom hiding in the kitchen with tears streaming down her face. The glee club is also advised by the teachers to call and tweet everyone for help. But Artie takes out his phone and does something different; he turns on his video camera to say last words. Everyone in the glee club does the same because they are sure that they will be dead. I could not handle this part.
Tina on the other hand is safe. She’s evacuated the school with all the other students but she worries about her friends. Principle Figgins tells her to follow the police men and not to go back into the school.
Brittany is not as lucky. She’s trapped in the bathroom standing on top of the toilet so the shooter won’t see her feet. We see her crying silent tears and holding on the walls for dear life. Then someone comes into the bathroom and at this part my heart skipped a beat. It turns out to be Mr. Schue and he rescues her and the other students in the bathroom and brings them into the choir room. By this time the swat team had entered the school and they were all safe. Everyone hugged each other in relief.
Days go on and the school has made some changes; there are metal detectors and police officers everywhere. Most the students have stayed home from school due to the trauma. The police did not find a gun, bullet holes, or the shooter.
Then Sue Sylvester finally makes appearance and reveals some shocking news; IT WAS HER GUN! In lieu of all the recent school shootings in America, she equipped herself with a gun in her office to protect herself. She claims she accidently dropped the gun and it went off twice. She confesses the news to Will, Shannon (Coach Beiste), and Principle Figgins. Of course, Principle Figgins had no other choice but to fire her.
Will notices that this was out of character for Sue and knows something fishy is going on. He decided to demand Sue to tell him the truth but she just tells him the same story. But then another scene is shown and we find out that BECKY WAS THE ONE WITH THE GUN! She brought it to Sue’s office because she didn’t know what to do or how to handle her emotions. Sue calmed her down but Becky accidently pulled the trigger and then dropped the gun which made it go off twice. Sue hid the gun and the gun holes and took full responsibility for Becky’s actions without telling anyone.
This whole school shooting sequence almost had me in tears. Especially the part when Brittany was hiding in the bathroom. I thought she would get shot. Heather Morris, the actress who plays Brittany, is pregnant is real life so I thought the writers were going to kill her off or something. I’m so glad she lived.
This episode also showed how we should appreciate our teachers. Teachers are one of the biggest heroes in this world and they don’t get credit for it most of the time. When Mr. Schue went all by himself to save Brittany and other students, he put his own life on the line just for them. And Sue lost everything she had in order to protect Becky.
I felt like the shooting happened out of nowhere but that’s how it is in real life. No one ever knows when your life will end you never know if you’ll ever get a last chance for anything. That’s why the theme of this episode was so important; live everyday like it’s your last.
1. Before Sue left, she told Will to keep an eye on Becky. I wonder if he’ll figure out what really happened or will Becky tell him the truth herself.
2. Ryder’s mysterious online girlfriend has to be Wade (Unique). When the glee club was trapped in the choir room, he called the girl to talk to her one last time and when he did, another phone started ringing in the choir room. Everyone told him to hang up though because of the noise.
3. The ending scene was touching and the song choice was perfect. (“Say” by John Mayer)
Overall, this episode was good but I didn't love it.
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