We loved the return of Gwyneth Paltrow’s inappropriate substitute teacher Holly Holliday last night on Glee — even with her awkward sexy dancing — but we have to say, in an episode that featured both a leather-clad Oscar winner and Greek hunk John Stamos, Naya Rivera managed to steal the whole show with a powerful, real performance — and a plot twist.
First of all, we all love our Warblers (Fox is counting on it) — here they are getting their sexy on while performing Neon Trees’ “Animal” for a bunch of prep school girls. Swoon! (Sorry, ladies, Blaine’s bedroom eyes he’s throwing at you during this number are just for show.)
The episode, titled “Sexy”, involved a lot of talk about sex — having it (Holly, Quinn and Finn), not having it (Emma), filming it (Puck and Lauren) — but we were most captivated by Brittany and Santana’s undefined relationship. The two chums are still having “Sweet Valley Kisses” behind closed doors, and Brittany wants to finally talk about what’s going on. Santana agrees to a brief sit down with Holly, but ultimately singing the Dixie Chicks’ version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” while Gwyneth gets her “Country Strong” on is what allows Santana to let her guard down and tap into her true feelings.
Santana finally opens up to Brittany, explaining that she’s a bitch because she wants to hide how she really feels: she’s in love with her. Brittany says she loves her, too… but she also loves Artie, and won’t break up with him because she doesn’t want to hurt him.
We have a feeling Brittany loves Santana and Artie the way she loves colorful socks and pancakes. Poor Santana — she finally reveals her true feelings, and she gets rejected. Bad news for her, but Naya Rivera really gets a chance to do something other than act snappy and talk about bangin’ dudes.
What did you think of last night’s episode? And do you think Santana will ever come out to anybody but Brittany?