Will Charlie ever learn? I feel like the answer is no, but it will be interesting to watch everyone else reach that same, inevitable conclusion. And was it really so "crazy" when the contestants had to perform duets in a bottom six? That has definitely happened on this show before. But who am I to fault the over-reactive? They hear anything from the mouth of Robert Ulrich and it excites them.
This week, Robert tells them this week's theme is a quality that does not end it "-ability." The theme is "Fearlessness," or "Braveability," probably, and Aylin feels well-equipped because not only is she incredibly flirtatious and not afraid to be kind of a tease, she is also from a Turkish Muslim background, lest ye forget. The homework is "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D and The Boys. To my sarcastic surprise, Robert mentions that none of the contestants are rappers. Or maybe he said that for their benefit. I don't want any of them to think they are rappers, either.
Nellie is uncomfortable, yet again, but come "Normality" week or even "Relatability," she'll be OK. Michael has sworn to himself not to use those math skills that are useless in the real world and for getting jobs that pay well, in lieu of not over-thinking things. Over-thinking leads to system overload leads to meltdown.
For the homework performance, Robert introduces the most fearless actor he knows -- Jane Lynch. To me, Jane Lynch is the most respectable actor on the show, and I'm proud of whoever busted out the big guns to get the real names on The Glee Project this year. Jane Lynch tells them that anything you're afraid of could be the best moments in your life. That advice is free for all of us who get the Oxygen channel, folks, and very costly for the rest of these n00bz.
In the performance, Nellie forgets the lyrics, and the choreography is a little cheerleader-y, but the least of anyone's worries. Jane, who wanted them all to succeed, thought Michael hung back the most of the guys and that Aylin was fantastic. Lily did her stupid wedding dance and made Jane Lynch laugh, and Nellie was a shrinking violet. The winner this week is Lily, and last week I basically forgot that I don't really care for Lily but this reminds me. Oh, and she'll be featured.
This week's video is a mash-up of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benetar and Blondie's "One Way or Another." The additional surprise element is ... a slushie fight. The contestants high five each other and writhe with excitement. They feel that to get hit in the face with a slushie is a right of passage in the Glee world, and don't understand that this is just Ryan Murphy's way of hazing them legally. The video will take place at a high school swimming pool. Lily mentions that she is fine with this because she is incredibly comfortable with her body. God, we know, stop telling us about it. More about Blake's body, please. Or Channing Tatum, while we are at it.