T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh

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Okay. I really want to talk about last night's episode, mainly because I was flailing too much at the time... This will contain SPOILERS.

So, I knew there was going to be a character death because that's the episode summary which was released, and I figured it wouldn't be one of the leads because, well, that would be a massive spoiler otherwise. So I knew it was going to be one of the incidental characters.

I'd actually figured it out by the end of the first scene and Sue's overblown attempt at being an Evil Genius (she needs to find better minions already), and once we'd found out about her firing Becky that pretty much clinched it.

In fact, talking about the actual death itself isn't even the point. It was kind of obvious there would be an emotional funeral scene and it was even more obvious the audience would be weeping by the end of it, because that's what Glee does best. I admit that season 2 has not been such an emotional rollercoaster as season 1 (from the midway point of that series I was crying almost every episode), and thus far only the wedding episode has made my cry. But oh dearie me, they made up for it last night.

As for the funeral, I held it together until halfway through the song. What I enjoyed most about that entire scene was the Will/Sue, because as much as it's essentially a hate/hate snark-filled pairing, occasionally it shines through with Genuine Feelings. Sue rejected Will's concern early on in the episode, as well as the Glee kids' well-meaning attempts to interject, and Will stepping in to read her speech for her was amazing. Like, if she won't ask for help he'll bloody well give it to her anyway. As for Sue reaching out for his hand in the kids' performance (after pulling away from him attempting to do the same earlier on), I think Will's surprised expression said it all. I may have actually squee'd out loud, once I'd stopped sniffling.

What I really want to talk about, however, is what happened later on. Glee has a remarkable way of lulling you into a false sense of security and then breaking you when you're at your most vulnerable. So right when I'd just about recovered from the funeral, they threw in the reconciliation scene with Sue and Becky. I have never cried so hard at a TV show in my entire life as I did at that hug. I actually have no clue what happened in the next five minutes of the episode because I was too busy trying to compose myself.

I am holding out some hope that Sue's promise to leave the Glee Club alone is not an empty one, because I really love it when they give her proper character development, and equally I hate it when they immediately have her returning to form within five minutes. Caricature villains are fun for about half a series and then they get boring, and Sue Sylvester is more than a caricature; I would even go so far as to say she's more than a villain. She has actual motives and actual emotions underneath the bullying exterior, and whenever she reverts to being "the meanest person I know" it's like the writing takes three steps backwards. Which is a shame, because there is so much potential there.

Especially if she's going to keep doing things like hugging Becky and causing more flail than all of Kurt's angst put together. Oh, Glee, why do you do this to me?

Unfortunately, it left me so emotionally drained that I didn't get any fic done last night, aside from a few lines when in bed of the Angstfic. I really need to start typing that up and turning it into proper words...

However, I did start another episode tag at work yesterday for "The Eyes of Tiresias", which in my head-canon comes before "The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish" and henceforth that is the actual episode order. :P (I reject your chronology and substitute my own.) I need to change a couple of aspects but I think it should work as a good grounding for the Theory, in line with the "Black Canary" tag. Hopefully I can get that finished today.

I really want to re-read redux_08 again (the PotC:AWE rewrite) but am holding off until I get some of the JC fic out of my system, as I don't want to jinx it when I've made so much progress. I was intending to undertake the Redux after I'd had a Pirates marathon, but in capping for the Fandom Meme I essentially... already did that, albeit at 20x speed. ;) And anyway, it's a retelling of AWE so technically I don't need to watch that one, and I caught Dead Man's Chest on BBC2 shortly before seeing On Stranger Tides...

In other news, the house hasn't disappeared off the website yet (from either agent), but Paul did receive a call yesterday from Tom Giles & Co (who were initially letting it) to ask if we were still interested. He politely fobbed them off by saying it was too far out for us (heh!). Either we looked really interested (they didn't follow up at all on the Abbey Road property two weeks ago) or the landlord has told them he's let it through someone else and they're chasing everyone to find out who screwed them over. ;) I'm sure they can't trace it back to us in any event but yeah. I'm hoping our tactical moves haven't caused undue problems. I'll be glad when the credit checks are all done and dusted and we have proper confirmation that we can move in, as currently we're kind of in limbo...

At the end of the day, though, the landlord has said we can have it and, well, he has the final word, and chose to let it through someone else in the first place. Plus I trust Connells, a nationwide company, more than I trust an individual business in Oldbury who dither too long about their properties. Sorry, TG&Co.

Er, yeah. Anyway. I'm a bit out of sorts today as I'm sans-caffeine, thanks to another possible kidney infection from too much coffee and relief from house!stress, so I'm on the water again. I ate a tonne of dried cranberries last night so with any luck I can fight it off by the end of the week...
Tags: fandom: glee, fandom: jonathan creek, fandom: pirates, health, house-hunting, writing: fanfiction

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