Episode Synopsis: There’s a tenured position open at McKinley High, and Principal Figgins has Sue and Will going head to head AGAIN for the spot. Sue wants to have a baby and start a family once she’s got tenure, but Will has the same idea for himself and Emma. The problem is that Sue is a jerk and Will is a terrible Spanish teacher. His frustrations increase when he starts taking night classes to brush up on his Español and meets David Martinez (RICKY MARTIN) the suave night school teacher who harbors a love for singing, dancing, and glee clubs. When David shows the New Directions kids his moves, everyone agrees that Will needs to work a little bit harder at his job. Mercedes is having issues; she wants to be with Sam, but she is still with her big football playin’ boyfriend Shane, and doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Emma advises Mercedes and Sam to stop talking to one another for a week to see how they really feel. Meanwhile, Emma is getting the brunt of Will’s anxiety about tenure, Rachel tells Kurt and Mercedes about Finn’s proposal, Kurt yells at Finn for giving up on himself, swim coach Roz Washington calls out Sue on how old and out of touch she is, and everyone realizes how tough the coming months will be as school comes to an end. Aaaand that’s what you missed on GLEE!
Just to start us off on a high note, I want to show off how consistently sweet and lovely Emma Pillsbury is. EVERY EPISODE.
Yes, it’s prim and proper and old-fashioned sweet, but it’s also very current. We all know she shares Quinn’s love of Anthropologie and has a personal stash of Kate Spade.
Exhibit B! Kate Spade skirt with a city skyline. BOOM. So adorable and so simple!
This polka dot day dress was absolutely stunning. I often feel that Emma could walk in and out of Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy film with little to no alterations to her current wardrobe. That’s classy.
Kurt is just so dapper sometimes I can hardly stand it. I mean, his motivation in the scene is to go convince Finn not to give up on himself before they’ve even graduated college and THIS is what he wears into the men’s weight room: a belted gray sporting jacket, khakis tucked into boots, and a black turtleneck. Beautiful choices, Kurt my man.
Let’s take a second to appreciate Brittany’s face. Yes. Okay. Now let’s move on to Doctor Quinn: Fashionable Woman. She’s rocking a very springy look: I love the watercolor tone of the scarf against the khaki jacket, and when she stands up the dress is really unique too.
The piping trim on the jacket matches the red in the dress. Nice touch! Also, I can’t say enough how much I love her haircut. Her long locks were so gorgeous, but this short ‘do really does it for me. This is a girl who is taking control of her life.
Weirdly enough, I really find myself drawn to Sugar’s outfits. The minute she opened her mouth in that first episode I though, “I don’t know if I can handle this,” but her wardrobe is so interesting and 70’s chic. The furry vest and leopard print top is a combo that I might steer clear of, but Sugar Motta is fearless.
Seriously, I’m beginning to wonder if she pilfered her clothes from Jackie’s closet on That 70’s Show. The tawny jacket is really cute! (Also, I love Sugar’s reactions to things. She’s making faces to rival La Ricci’s Bitchface Collection… but with a less bitchy edge.)
Okay, I love that Mercedes is rocking a super springy pink lip color with a top that matches. On some people I don’t really dig the matching lip thing, but on Mercedes? It’s classy. Classy like the sequin-lapel tuxedo jacket she’s wearing. Awwww yiss.
Also this color blue looks great on her, and I love her hair. Mercedes is confidence personified! Except for the fact that she’s in lurve with two guys… ummm….
Let’s just take a second and stare at RICKY MARTIN. I mean, David Martinez, the Spanish teacher. Holy cow. The hair. The shoulders. The bod. I’m having flashbacks to the late 90’s when he first started making music… yowza.
In accordance with how glorious RICKY MARTIN is, Santana pairs up with him to do Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” while wearing a red, red lip and a sassy black romper… dang girl.
For some reason I sort of want to watch “Selena” now. Is that wrong?