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In an homage to the beloved holiday film "Love, Actually," seemingly separate storylines come together to form one merry GLEE episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he'll never forget.
Thursday December 13th, 2012
The episode begins with Sue writing her journal. She pens down the magic of Christmas and also mentions about the movie “Love Actually” which is often shown on cable. Next, in the hallway we see that Artie has hurt himself and Finn asks him what happened. He tells Finn that his wheel chair has no chain and so he fell backwards and hurt himself. Finn takes him to the nurse’s office and she goes to call Artie’s mother. Artie tells Finn that he is tired of feeling helpless every time and that this time few girls had to help him back on the chair. Finn puts Artie to bed, and Artie immediately dozes off wishing that he weren’t tied to that dumb chair. ..Read the full recap
The character Rory Flanigan reappears for the first time since his last appearance in season three.
When Puck and Jake are at Paramount Studios they show Stage 14. This is where the show in reality is filmed.
This is the first episode where Terri Schuester reappears after her role concluded in Season Two.
|Artist||Song Title||Played When|
|Bobby Helms||Jingle Bell Rock||Sam proposes to Brittany|
|Irving Berlin||White Christmas||Blaine surprises Kurt at the skating rink|
|Jose Feliciano||Feliz Navidad||In Artie's dream he tries to assemble the club|
|Judy Garland||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Marley thanks Sue for her help|
|Traditional||The First Noel||Marley sings for her mother as a present|
|Traditional (Barenaked Ladies Arrangement)||Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah||Puck and Jake exploring Paramount studios|
Artie: "What are you doing here? And talk slowly so I can understand you." [to Rory Flanigan]
Tanisha Puckerman: "We're a family... A pretty messed up one, but still a family."