Aw, hey, Principal Figgins is in this video. I think they probably recorded it separately, though, because I don't see them all in the same shot ever. He leaves the detention room, and it's time for the horny-acting to begin, fueled by Blake's raw sexual prowess. If there's one thing the creator of these videos loves, it is teens pulling one over on the big, stupid adults. Take that, authority all the time!
Blake and Michael were the sexiest, based on looks alone, and Lily actually did a pretty good job not being awful or doing that stupid wedding dance thing she does every week. Michael's character gets extra points for having the time and foresight to pack a picnic lunch for this brief rendezvous on the bleachers. Eventually, all three of these unlikely couples kissed and grinded (ground?) a little bit, then ran back to detention, books and binders covering their raging teenage boners.
On stage, the feedback is positive for Lily and Ali, who they tell, "your acting has gotten really, really good." No! But I guess she's acting a lot like Lea Michele, which is completely unnatural in every way, so it works for the show. As always, Michael is made of stone. Blake was bad in the studio, and Nikki keeps referring to "the crack in Blake's armor." I mean, we would love to see a crack in his armor, if it meant that he had to take said armor off, maybe polish it up a little bit over some hot coals, maybe fetch us some water from a bucket before he gets back to blacksmithing...
Once I recovered from the vapors I just gave myself, it appeared that Shanna, Aylin, and Blake will be performing for Ryan Murphy. Shanna is shocked; I am shocked. Michael exits quietly, stage left.
Blake is assigned "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., Aylin gets "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack. Shanna is jealous of Aylin's assignment, and gets a second and third hit to the gut when she discovers Aylin doesn't even know that amazing song, and then again when she is assigned "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson, which is not a great song to show off someone's vocals. Ever.
Poor Shanna, all she's suffered from this week is bad partnering. And then she's stuck with the worst Kelly Clarkson song? I know, I know, life's not fair.
I am very relieved to see that Ryan Murphy is wearing hats again. He also didn't see from the video why the bottom three were there, which just goes to show what an ace he is at directing/knowing good from bad.