M is for mash-ups, which this season had a few of. While we didn't really groove to the mash-up of "Umbrella/Singing in the Rain," we did enjoy the mixing together of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll" from the Super Bowl episode of "Glee."
As well as Quinn and Rachel's duet of "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty"
N is for Nuptials as we saw Emma and Dentist Carl get married, much to the dismay of Mr. Schue. We also watched Kurt's dad and Finn's mom get married yet somehow the whole thing turned into how awesome of a person St. Kurt allegedly is.
O is for original songs, a piss poor idea the writers of "Glee" came up with this year. We're not opposed to original songs as a whole but the ones that the group actually ended up using are basic at best.
P is for PROM. It was one of the bigger episodes of the season as we had Kurt being named prom queen, Dave Karofsky getting a bit of a redemption arc, the umpteenth storyline of Quinn thinking the only thing she has to offer is her beauty, the return of Jesse St. James, Finn being all possessive over Rachel and Santana and Mercedes doing a great rendition of "Dancing Queen" while the boys sang Rebecca Black's "Friday." Whew. Too bad "Glee" only decides to have actual moving plotlines once every three or four episodes.
Q is for Quinn Fabray, who spent the season flitting back and forth between Sam and Finn because she doesn't have anything more pressing on her mind like, you know, that baby she and Puck had in season one that she gave up for adoption and is currently being raised by Rachel's birth mother. Nope. Stay focused on that freakin' tiara for prom, girl.
R is for the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" episode of "Glee." Mr. Schue, trying to woo Emma, has the New Directions kids put on the show. We find out that Sam may or may not have some sort of eating/body disorder never to be spoken of again, Finn is uncomfortable taking his shirt despite the fact that both he and Rachel are mere stick figures compared to their season one selves, and Mercedes ends up playing Frank-N-Furter because this show hates us. A lot.
S is, of course, for Sue Sylvester. God bless Jane Lynch, she's an American treasure being squandered in crappy plotlines all season long as her character has done everything short of using Acme products to destroy Mr. Schuester and the kids of New Directions. Hopefully, with the death of her sister in last week's episode, Sue will finally find some direction. AND maybe she'll explain to us the reasoning behind the lumber jack realness of "Sing."
T is for "Trouty Mouth," the other greatest song ever to be sung on this show.
U is for underage drinking, which happened when Rachel had the kids of New Directions over to her house. As things tend to happen when alcohol is involved, people ended up getting real sloppy. Drunk!Blaine may be our favorite thing to come out of season 2.
The kids of New Directions also made us like "Tik Tok" all over again.
V is for "Valerie," one of our favorite vocal performances from Ms. Santana.
W is for, of course, the Warblers. The boys of Dalton Academy essentially existed in their own show within a show on "Glee" during Kurt's time at the place. We have to say we enjoyed a lot of their performances when you removed the little detail that they brought the show to a grinding halt lots of the time. But, let us behold the magical first meeting of Blaine and his Warblers with their much ballyhooed performance of "Teenage Dream."
X is for the stamp they must have put on Charice's 8x10 headshot after her initial appearance on this show when the producers suddenly discovered she couldn't act for shit, and she pretty much disappeared for most of the season except for her appearance in "The Night of Neglect" and her alleged appearance in tonight's season finale. Below, Rachel and Charice duke it out vocally in the bathroom before Rachel sends her to a crackhouse.
Y is for You, the Gleecap reader who has stuck with us for this whole season.
Z is for Zizes, as in Lauren Zizes, who joined the kids of New Directions after Kurt went off to Songwarts. She's now dating Puck. And that's pretty much it for this character. Oh, she did throw Santana around like a ragdoll, which was funny as opposed to awful because Santana is not Kurt. The rules on violence on characters shift more than Finn's characterization this season.
And that, my Gleeks, is our little A through Z guide to some of our favorite moments of season 2 of "Glee." Be sure to come back tomorrow as we recap the big ole season finale!
As always we wish you love, peace and downloads! NOW BRING ON THE NEW DIRECTIONS ONE MORE TIME.