The episode began with a performance of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” by the Cheerios. It was pretty good, but it didn’t hold a candle to the Warbler’s performance of “Teenage Dream.” The fire was also pretty cool.
The short scene with Sue getting a tattoo of herself was quite amusing. Then, of course, she must top herself by deciding to shoot one of her cheerleaders out of a cannon. She is insane, but that’s no surprise.
When Karofsky continues to bully the Glee guys, Coach Beiste and Mr. Schuester make the football team join glee club. They are extremely angry, and obviously, don’t want to participate. To show them what glee club is like, Rachel and Puck sing “Need You Now.” They did a great job, and the song was very enjoyable. However, it turns into yet another fight between the Glee guys and the football team.
It was a nice moment when Finn and Puck decided to become friends again. The next scene, in which Sue shoots a dummy out of a cannon, was slightly more ridiculous. The fact that the dummy was ripped to pieces did not help.
After the new football team glee club has their first rehearsal, Mr. Schuester tries to have a moment with Karofsky and almost succeeds. Karofsky suggests to Finn that they should perform another number during the halftime show.
Finn and Quinn have an argument because she wants to quit Glee for the Cheerios. It leads to Finn and Sam fighting, which is quickly broken up but shocking due to their past friendship.
The performance of “She’s Not There” was very entertaining. Finn seems to be getting better and better, which hopefully comes from voice lessons and not increased autotune. It was interesting to see the football team and glee club perform together. They all did a great job. But when they get slushied by the hockey team, the football guys decide to quit Glee and therefore quit the football team.
Then, completely out of the blue, there was a Warblers performance, which normally I would be excited for, but I wasn’t thrilled with the song. I’ve never heard the song before, and it was a little random for them to be singing about paying their bills. Nevertheless, Darren Criss is still an amazing singer, but the song was anticlimactic. Then, while having coffee with Rachel and Mercedes, Blaine and Kurt tell them how amazing the song was. I thought it was a bit of a letdown.
In order to keep the football team from forfeiting, Rachel has the idea that the girls should join the team. I was deciding between being worried and being excited to see the girls play. As for the cheerleaders, Brittany decides she’ll allow Sue to shoot her out of a cannon due to Sue’s ridiculous reasoning regarding baby cannons. I feel bad for Brittany because she obviously can’t help but believe what Sue tells her.
When the game begins, the girls are extremely pumped. It’s nice to see girls playing football without any objections from parents or anyone else at the school. When Tina picked up the ball, it was a great moment. However, when she was tackled, it seemed a bit over-dramatic. It was as if they thought she was dead from the tackle. Fortunately, she was totally fine.
It was definitely exciting when Brittany, Santana and Quinn quit the Cheerios. Sue of course was fuming. It will definitely be interesting to see how this goes in future episodes.
Then, after convincing the football team minus Karofsky to perform in the halftime show, they perform a Thriller/Heads Will Roll mash-up. It was great to see Artie sing. He has a great voice, and he doesn’t get to sing very often, so that was a treat. It was also cool that they had a marching band performing with them. Everyone looked very dead (in a good way). This was definitely the best performance of the episode.
It was nice to see the football team win for a change, but it was a bit cheesy, even for Glee. Although it was pretty cool how they were able to intimidate the other team with their zombie makeup.
The Katie Couric interview was somewhat unnecessary but amusing nonetheless. She’s not the best actress, but it’s okay because she’s Katie Couric. The line about Dina Lohan’s dog was a nice touch.
The last scene in this episode was, for lack of a better word, ridiculous. After cheating on Finn with Puck and getting pregnant, Quinn somehow thought it would be a good idea to cheat on Sam with Finn. That was definitely not a good move and probably will not end well for anyone involved. Finn should not have been so happy that she kissed him after she cheated on him, which is the same reason why he broke up with Rachel, and she at least didn’t get pregnant from it. I also feel especially bad for Sam, who is in love with Quinn, and will be very hurt if he finds out.
Overall, it was a good episode and a nice way to end Superbowl Sunday. And the best part is that another episode is coming … only two days later!