Now, why couldn’t this have been the Super Bowl episode. As they say, sometimes bigger isn’t always better…. Well, unless your name is Lauren Zizes and in that case it’s mucho better. The newest New Direction member was one of the highlights of this fantastic episode, along with Santana and Blaine. Seriously, these new kids are really giving the originals a run for their money. Santana has really grown into her bitch character from last season. Never mess with a girl from Lima Heights Adjacent, is what I always say.

Tonight’s Valentine-themed episode titled, “Silly Love Songs“, was the epitome of what I love about Glee. The show’s ability to mix current contemporary hits and golden oldies and integrate them to progress character development and storylines along is bar none. Sure, some of the scenarios tonight were far fetched and over the top, but at least it had a purpose. Fair enough, Puck falling for Lauren isn’t the most realistic, but I love how writers created a big girl who isn’t insecure, but rather full of confidence. PS. How awesome was that scene when she threw Santana around like a rag doll? BRILLBALLS.

Speaking of over-the-top, I noticed about halfway through that Sue Sylvester was M.I.A. Last year I couldn’t get enough of her, but this year she’s become a caricature of her former greatness. Apparently it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. Hopefully, when she returns the writers bring back the brilliance that made her into goddess Sue and avoid stunts like Sue going cray cray during the Super Bowl episode. That overly extended segment when she threw around stuff was so not necessito.

I don’t know what it is lately, but it’s getting harder and harder to find vids of the performances. Hopefully it’s just a temporary thing and things get back to normal soon.

PUCK: Fat Bottomed Girls

Out of all the songs tonight, this was my least favorite. Lauren hit the nail on the head on this one. Sure it was sweet Puck dedicated it to her, but it was also insulting. The one thing I love about the performances during the classroom, is watching the other student’s facial reactions and them breaking out into dance. I loved how all the girls thought the song was inappropriate as well, yet joined in on the clapping and dancing.

ARTIE & MIKE: P.Y.T.

I’m not even joking when I say this is my favorite Michael Jackson song of all time. Just click here to see how it ranked on my countdown of MJ’s hits. I wonder if Mike Chang ever feels jilted that he’s always regulated to play backup dancer. He barely gets any lines and gets the odd camera pan once in a while. Loved the slo-mo during the hallway scene. It was like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but in dance form. Brittany’s line at the end about how Artie was her man and that his legs didn’t work, had me almost spitting out my dinner. Side note, I’m loving seeing all the former Cheerios in normal clothes for a change. Britt has some sick threads and kicks.

BLAINE & DALTON ACADEMY: When I Get You Alone

Umm, I guess I missed the memo about Darren Criss becoming the star of this show now. The Dalton Academy lead is practically in every episode and singing in them. Sometimes even twice, as evident in tonight’s episode. Not that I’m complaining (but I’m sure Lea Michele is), because he always hits it out of the ballpark. The whole performance at the Gap store was adorable. Special points for picking one of the more obscure songs to hit Glee in a longtime. Love Robin Thicke, but did anyone else know this track before tonight?

TINA: My Funny Valentine

Is it wrong that I laughed throughout Tina’s performance? I think it’s the first time ever, I found her character funny. With Tina getting pummeled on the field last week, and breaking down in tears this week, I’m loving the direction the writers are taking her. She needs better material than just being a half of the Asian couple.

RACHEL: Firework

She may not be the star of “Glee” anymore, but Lea Michele still delivers in these solo performances. Coming off her awesome duet with Puck on Lady Antebellum’s hit, she was bang on perfect with Katy Perry’s most annoying song. Yes, I can’t stand this song (even more than California Gurls), but it really worked in tonight’s show.

BLAINE & DALTON ACADEMY: Silly Love Songs

I used to love listening to this song during family road trips to California. My dad was a big Beatles / Paul McCartney fan. I wonder if McKinley High gets a discount at Breadsticks, because they’re always there. Is the food really that good? Blaine, once again, killed it with this performance. On a side note, I’m loving the girl bonding going on with Mercedes, Rachel and Kurt. I want more scenes of them chilling in the bedroom like we saw tonight and them laughing at the restaurant. Speaking of Breadsticks, why were Santana and Sam sitting all by themselves? The little wave between them is total foreshadowing these two are the next two to get it on. As much as I like Sam & Quinn, I’d be on board with Santana taking Sam away. I love it when those two girls go at it.

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Glee Season 2, Episode 12 Best Quotes (Silly Love Songs)

Lauren Zizes: “You stare at me again and I’ll break your nuts. About those candies you gave me – they suck.”
Puck: “You ate all of them.”
Lauren: “I had to make sure they all sucked.”

Santana: “I would, however, pay $100 to jiggle one of his man boobs.” — about Finn

Finn: “Do you ever get tired of tearing people down?”
Santana: “No, not really.”

Santana: “Please, you people love me. I keep it real and I’m hilarious.”

Rachel: “Maybe you’re right: maybe I am destined to play the title role in the Broadway musical version of Willow but the only job you’re going to have is working on a pole!”

Lauren: “You seriously think it’s that easy? I’m not desperate so if you really want this you best come correct ’cause I spell woman Z-I-Z-E-S. And I need to be wooed. You understand me? Woo.”

Mercedes: “Sometimes you have to choose between love and talent.”

Santana: “I won’t tell Lauren to look out for poachers who might mistake her for the endangered white rhino.”
Lauren: “I heard that. Don’t make me rip that weave out ‘yo head.”

Santana: “… Now get out of my way, please, before I’ze endz you.”

Santana: “Wait, that’s weird. Quinn’s wearing her queen bitch smirk and Finn only wears that gassy infant look when he feels guilty about something. Holy sweet hell – they’re fooling around! I know what cheating looks like – I do it all the time.”

Santana: “Please. I’ve had mono so many times it’s turned into stereo.”

Lauren: “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.”

Finn: “That’s the thing about cheating: when you really love someone you’ll do anything to keep them safe.”

Waitress: “It’s cool. My dad’s a drug addict so losers make me horny.”

Santana: “I’m from a part of town called Lima Heights Adjacent.”

Brittany: “That’s my man and his legs don’t work