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Loving: The "Yes/No" Episode of Glee

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Sometimes I think that Glee can lose its way. After an amazing first half of the first season, I was troubled by the theme episodes that didn't push the plot or seem to make much sense. Yet there are moments where Ryan Murphy and others behind the show come up with ingenius song choices for the right moments. Whether it's a cover of "To Sir, With Love" or "True Colors", I love that they aren't afraid to go back in time a little bit.

While "We Found Love", the ubiquitous Rihanna hit, was a great nod to Top 40, my favorite song and scene from the episode was when Emma sang a cover of "Wedding Bell Blues" by The 5th Dimension. The first time I ever heard that song was in the movie My Girl, as Vada pines over her English teacher Mr. Bixler and sings the song to her class picture.

The song was a perfect choice for Emma to sing (pleas of "Marry me, Bill" were changed to "Marry me, Will" - genius!). And what I loved most in the scene was seeing Coach Bieste and Sue Sylvester marching down the hall behind Emma with Princess Beatrice's and Princess Eugenie's hats from the royal wedding.

The "Yes/No" episode had something for everyone, and several nods from the past (and present pop culture) didn't go unnoticed. Thanks for making the wait for Glee worthwhile, Ryan Murphy and Co!

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