Yes, it's all very amusing -- and I mean that most sincerely -- but a straight-up recitation of the video's many gruesome details would ignore what's actually happening during this scene. You see, Rachel sneakily triple-cast Joey using Puck, Jesse, and Finn, with Puck carrying the first fourth of the video, Jesse the second, Finn the third, and all three trading off during the final, delightfully melodramatic Run-Joey-Runs that lead into the song's finale. And each of the guys is just finding out now that she's been dicking them all over. Ooops. So when it ends and the lights come back up, Finn's first reaction, naturally, is "This is garbage!" "He's right!" Puck agrees, though it quickly becomes clear Puck's more concerned about the video's quality -- or, more correctly, lack thereof -- than he is with the tangled interpersonal relationships Rachel's just fucked up. "First of all," Puck gripes, "I need to trust my instincts more, because I had a feeling when we were shooting that, that it was not gonna be good!" "Why didn't you tell me that they were in this too?" Jesse St. James peeves from his seat, leaping into the delicious pile-on currently in progress. "I thought you and I were going out!" he protests. "Being triple cast with two other guys to play opposite your boyfriend? It's mortifying!" And yeah, Jesse St. James isn't exactly acting like he's all that mortified at the moment, but his eyebrows are starting to make me think some very naughty thoughts, so who cares? "I-I-It was an artistic statement!" Rachel bleats, attempting to explain herself. "No, it wasn't!" Finn blares. "It was you trying to look like you had a bunch of guys fighting over you so you could stop looking like some kind of outcast and be seen as some hot, slutty girl-singer!" And... point to Frankenteen. First one in a while, I believe. After a few more choice words, Finn flounces out, followed shortly by Jesse St. James. And Jesse? If you really want to look mortified, study your supposed girlfriend at this moment, because she's got that shit down. Commercials.
Episode Report CardDemian: B+ | 1983 USERS: B-
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