|The Sting of a Slushie|
|Season 1, Episode 2|
|First Aired||February 12th 2013|
"Welcome to the Choir Room"
"What the Heart Wants"
With it made clear to the seven members of New Directions that they are in the sub-basement of popularity, they know they won't have any members joining for a while. So, in order to keep spirits high in the group, Kerwin formulates a plan to make money for invitationals and keep people interested. However, the plan backfires and two members of New Directions end up in a very, very bad position. Three other students at McKinley High show some interest in joining the club.
|This episode of Under The Spotlight is rated T+, take caution when reading|
So here's what you missed on Glee.
Mr Dean started up the New Directions again after like 50 years of it not being used. But Coach Sis was like totally against it so she called him some racist names and he insulted her. So he started the club anyway and it was totally popular. Like seven people joined, he wasn't expecting that, wow! Then the cheerios and jocks got really nasty like they normally are insulted some of the members. Not to mention they all got a slushie facial. Yikes. Also Jade and Drew are like best friends still and nothing seems to be able to break them apart. Not mentioning Luke's unfortunate loss of all his friends. But now he's Emma's best friend? Gina also seems to be very reclusive in the glee club and no-one knows why.
And that's all you've missed on Glee!
Skyler Parks was brand new at this school. Sure, he may have been here a couple of days, but literally the only thing he's accomplished since the start of the year is getting thrown in a dumpster by some of the jocks. Yes, he wasn't cool. See, Skyler's not the stereotypical jock. He's definitely not a cheerio. He doesn't even seem to be that good a nerd. He's too unpopular even for the loners to hang around with. He's literally in the sub-basement of popularity. There was no way he was going to get any friends...
Unless... suddenly, in a flash, the idea sprung into his mind, and he turned around, accidently slamming straight into one of the jocks.
“Oh! I'm so sorry!” he exclaimed at the jock. He looked up and came face to face with the menacing Juan. Skyler collided with his rock hard stomach, and he could almost instantly feel the pain. Juan, however, hardly moved a muscle.
“Damn you, freaking loser.” he yelled at Skyler as he barged past him, slamming Skyler into a locker as if it was normal. That's the thing, in McKinley, that is normal. Skyler slowly rubbed his shoulder as he sunk down to a sitting position, back against the locker. He held his head in his hands.
What is their problem? I mean, seriously!? Just because I accidentally walked into someone totally means they can slam me full force into a locker. And the principal does utterly nothing about it. I need to do something. I don't care about popularity. I just want a friend. One who has something in common with me.
Skyler slowly got to his feet and wandered back over to the notice board, quickly taking his notebook from his messenger bag. He slowly took out one of his pens and leaned against the walls, writing in huge, vibrant letters:
“GOD SQUAD, SIGN UP HERE. FRIDAYS 4pm-5pm AND TUESDAY LUNCHTIMES. MEET IN CLASS B14”
He took one of the pins out of the corkboard and quickly placed it through the paper, pinning it to the wall, quickly walking off as to not be seen. Because that would do wonders for his personality. He walked off down the hall, as the bell rang, signalling his first class.
“Are you kidding me, Bible boy?” said someone behind him. He spun round, to be greeted to Perry's snarling face. The cheerios behind her, “I heard you tried to beat up my man.”
Really? Really!? She thinks I would take on Juan? Is she mad? Clearly he's fed her some sort of lie. Oh well... I best just take what's coming. This school doesn't even start to cover the word evil... bunch of sinners.
“No. I didn't.” he said, barely audiable. He would never admit it, but Perry did intimdate him. Truth
was... he knew what she could do. She could, and would, make his life hell.
“Liar!” she screeched in his face. He winced and she chuckled. She turned round to her cheerios and whispered something to Gauri, who grinned and walked off. Skyler gulped. He was around the same height as Perry, but it felt as though she towered above him. Able to change his life, control his life. And in a way, she could.
Gauri quickly returned, clutching a “Big Quench” cup, filled to the brim with fresh, icy blue liquid.
“No!” he yells as Gauri passes it to Perry. She dips her arm, gives a smirk, and launches the cup at Skyler, who instinctively covers his face. The cold, icy blue liquid hits his hands, and splashes round, splattering his clothes and face. Some of it gets into his hair, which trickles down into his stinging eyes.
Gauri and Perry laugh and walk away, bringing Jas and Jess with them. Only Lena remains. Skyler groans in agony as it stings his eyes. Lena walks over to him, and quickly takes over her jumper, handing to him to mop up his face with. She walks him to the boys bathroom, and goes in with him, helping him dry his face.
“Why are you on the cheerios... you're so much nicer.” mutters Skyler.
“Because... I just... I mean, I need them. I don't want to be a nobody... like...” she chokes out, trying to find the right words.
“Like me.” finishes Skyler, wringing out his shirt. He was a little self concious about doing this in front of a girl... but something about Lena seemed different. Like she didn't care there was a male undressing in front of her.
“Thanks, for everything.” said Skyler as he pulled his top back on, walking out of the bathroom as Lena walked in the opposite direction.... well, that was weird.
Avoiding the crowds as the classes changed, he quickly passed through the door of his history class, taking his seat.
It was his first time in this class, and unlike most teachers, from what he had heard of, Mrs Hemphill was quite a good teacher. She let you pick your own seats, talk, goof off. As long as you passed your tests, that is.
So he took a seat in the middle, not too far back, not too far forward. Too far forward means you're a massive nerd. Too far back means you're a massive joker. Skyler was neither. He was in the middle.
The class began to flood with people. He didn't really remember names or faces of them from yesterday. Except one. She stuck out a lot, and he couldn't help but beam when she sat down at the chair next to him.
“Gina,” she said, shaking his hand.
“Skyler,” he replied, shaking back. The teacher then silenced everyone and began her lecture, not seeming to care than little more then four of the twenty were paying attention.
Even though it may have been a little bit trivial and maybe irrelevant at all. But Skyler saw a cross pendant hanging around her neck. His mind thought back... the god squad... christian pendant. The two ideas fused and he suddenly had a jolt of courage to talk to this girl.
“Hey, Gina,” he whispered, “would you do me a favor?”
Gina looked at him sideways, rolling her eyes. She turned round to him and her cashmere sweater sleeve fell down slightly. Quickly, she pulled it back up, and looked back at Skyler, who hadn't noticed.
“What do you want?” she said, quizzing him with her eyes.
“You're a christian, right?” gesturing to her cross. She gives a solemn nod.
You know, Gina's pretty and nice and all, but I really can't figure out what she's all about. She's very moody and quiet. Chances are, there's something beyond the pretty face and moody... surely?
“Skyler?” she says, snapping her fingers in his face. He suddenly snaps back to reality, muttering something.
“Oh, sorry, what was that?” he answered, massaging his left temple out of habit.
“I said yes, fool.” she said, pulling back her hair in a pony-tail, showing off more of her flawless neck and chin. Her skin was just... it was so smooth and supple it could have been made out of cream. That's not mentioning her cocoa brown hair, now pulled back in a simple pony.
She was beautiful. And it took everything in Skyler's willpower not to try and kiss her that second. Of course, that would be inappropriate.
“Oh! Good, because I was thinking of starting this club.” he said enthusiastically. Gina glanced up at the teacher, before setting down her pencil and turning fully around to talk to Skyler, her eyes filled with passion.
“Go on...” she said, ominously.
“The God Squad.” he muttered. Gina gasped and squealed with a quiet “yay”. Which is literally the most noise and enthusiasm anyone's seen from her since she started McKinley.
“I'll take that as you're in?” questioned Skyler, raising his eyebrows.
“Damn straight! On one condition though...” Gina said, trailing off. Skyler's heart leaped, Gina was in!
“Anything.” he beamed, glancing at the teacher, who was writing some statistic on the board.
“Join New Directions.” said Gina. Skyler's heart dropped. Okay, maybe he had only been here a few days, but he knew that even though he was in the sub-basement of popularity, the students in New Directions were even lower. They were in the depths of hell, in that sense.
But still... for Gina? For a chance to spend more time with her? To make her like him? He'd do anything for even a fraction of time with her... he slowly weighed the positives against the negatives, and began to speak.
“Great. I'll see you then.”
The bell then rung for second period, and as they collected their books and Gina put down her hair, Skyler swore he saw something red on her arm. But he had no idea what.
Kerwin sat at a table in the teacher's lounge with PatLo Hemphill, one of the history teachers, and Principal Sasha. He sipped his coffee and muttered something about the glee club to PatLo.
“Thank you for reminding me Kerwin!” exclaimed Sasha as he stood up, taking a swig of coffee. Kerwin crossed his arms and listened to Sasha, knowing that nothing good could come of this conversation.
“Yes, Sasha?” asked Kerwin.
“It's come to my attention you started up the Glee club again. The New Directions, if I am correct?” Kerwin nodded, and Sasha continued, “well, I don't see where you got permission for this.”
Kerwin shrugged and uncrossed his arms, beginning to wonder who may have told Sasha that he was running the club without the permission yet.
Oh, of course. Who else would it be other than Sis Sylvester? Speaking of which, the woman, wearing a bright yellow jogging suit complete with a sweat band round her head and yellow trainers power walks into the room. She starts to talk – but then see's Sasha, and words her sentence differently.
“Hey buddy! How's your News Infections going?” Kerwin brought a hand to his forehead and sighed.
“New Directions, Sis.” he corrected. Smiling politely.
“See! You two can get along!” said Sasha with a flourish, before leaving the room. Sis opens her mouth to speak, but Sasha sticks his head back in the room for a second.
“Oh, and Sis, keep your cheerios under control.” Sis smiles and gives him the thumbs up, so he leaves.
“Sis – you told Sasha about the club!” exclaimed Kerwin, now seeming to forget of PatLo's existance.
“Yes, Mr Ying, as I believe your name still is – I should check that – I did inform Sasha of your going ons with that club, as I believe they are wrong if you haven't told the principal. I don't know how they did it back in Chicken Chow Mein land of yours, but here we use discipline and actually cap what our students do. So open your eyes and smell the sweet and sour chicken balls. Those kids dreams won't come true, and News Infections is over.”
Kerwin brushed off Sis' racism and the fact she said the Glee Club's name wrong again.
“Sis, you won't win. I will get permission.” said Kerwin, standing up.
“Just try it, asian token. You'll get no where.” Sis turned around, flipped her hair over her shoulder like the true diva she was, placed her hand on her hip, and strutted out of the room. Kerwin stood up also, leaving PatLo at the table as she slowly filed her nails. Unaware of the conversation that just occurred.
A heavy, thick music begins to play. The halls of McKinley begin to dim light-wise, bringing Kerwin and Sis into a dream fantasy. Each imagining duelling with the other. The music begins to pound out the speakers. It becomes noticeable as Circus by Britney Spears.
Sis suddenly changes apparel, now in a skin-tight, Britney worthy costume, hugging her figure. She wears a ringmasters hat, a blue feathered boa and wields a ringmasters cane. Kerwin however suddenly changes into a ringmasters outfit, and has a magicians wand in his right hand, and a bullfighters cape in his left.
Sis starts singing, making Kerwin freeze up with obvious tension, remembering that he accused her of being talentless the other week... and she just proved him wrong.
The two sing, and perform gymnastics down the hall and corridor, before getting to the gymnasium while they reach the corridor. Sis begins to do handstands into cartwheels, backflips and all sorts of gymnastics. Kerwin matches it, with slightly more clunky yet sexy moves.
The start to go back to the staff room, and the song finishes with Sis leaving the room, a smile on her lips.
Drew and Jade walked down the corridor, linking hands and clasping Drew's right hand in her left hand. She giggled as he told a joke. She ran one of her hands up his arm and around his shoulder, pulling him in for a hug. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her close, hugging her. Andy walked past him and gave him a pat on the shoulder.
“Give her one for me.” he said, with a wink. Drew rolled his eyes in disgust and looked back at Jade.
“These football players are so immature.” She nodded and they continued to hug, her head on his shoulder. Jade was deep in thought, and was slightly caught unawares when Drew pulled away. She caught herself, and smiled, her face flushing red.
The pair walked over to their lockers, Jade quickly putting in the combination for hers and opening it. Drew looked at her sideways, as she hurrily got what she needed out of the locker and closed it. Drew thought it was a little weird, but he said nothing, turning back to take his modern studies text book out of the locker. He quickly locked it.
What was that all about? Jade's never acted like that with me around her. She's always been open... does she have a secret she's not telling me about? I don't know. Even now, with her beside me, she seems distant. It's strange... But I shouldn't dwell on it. She'll be back to norma-
His thoughts were cut off by the sting of a slushie in his face. He screamed, and dropped his books to the floor. They were sodden too. His hands came up to his eyes, and he scraped the yellow, lemon liquid out of his eyes.
“What the hell, Gauri!” screamed Jade, looking on at her soaking friend. While Drew tried to cope with the stinging in his eyes, Gauri smirked at Jade and turned around.
“Sorry, I'm not sorry.” she said with a diva snap, and walked away, to join a grinning Perry. Jade quickly grabbed one of Drew's hands, and dragged him into one of the disabled toilets, switching on a light and placing his bag on the toilet pan. She grabbed a bunch of paper towels, and began dabbing at his face.
“It stings... so bad.” he mumbled, as she gave him a reassuring noise, and began to work on his body, cleaning his shirt. Drew tentatively opened his eyes, and winced at the sting, however it was much better.
Kerwin stands by the board, clutching a black marker pen in his right hand. He faces the audience of chairs, and practises giving his speech to the kids... how was he gonna break it to them... they're dreams had just started and now they'd been snatched away! It wasn't fair.... he was gonna show Sasha... he was gonna show Sis. He'd show them all. Kerwin Dean is not for the fainthearted.
|Song Title||Original Artist||Performer(s)|
|Circus||Britney Spears||Kerwin Dean and Sis Sylvester|
|Bleeding Love||Leona Lewis||New Directions|
|She Wolf||Shakira||Jade Richman and Luke Hensley|
|Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!||ABBA||Perry Scott, Gauri Daniels and Lena Faith with the Cheerios|
|Live To Tell/Poker Face||Madonna/Lady GaGa||Jade Richman, Drew Morgan and Gina Garcia|
|I Can Only Imagine||MercyMe||Skyler Parks and Gina Garcia with the God Squad|
- IceBerry as Kerwin Dean.
- LVSory as Sis Sylvester.
- Camsay as Juan Bainbridge.
- Luke&DiannaMagick as Luke Hensley.
- LoveWithoutTragedy as Trae Lachtner.
- DrewlovesKuinn as Drew Morgan.
- JadeGagaOlly as Jade Richman.
- Brittanarocks as Emma Lawson.
- Tikeisamazing as Gareth Adams.
- GinaSays16 as Gina Garcia.
- TinaForever as Gauri Daniels.
- EroticFishCake as Perry Scott.
- RiseAgainsT as Andrew Ross.
- DapperBlaineLover as Daniel Gallacher
- Svwiki99 as Principal Sasha Osbourne.
- CrystallineSkies as Sarah Swan
- Patromegleek as PatLo Hemphill.
- KurtsieGirlForever2 as Naomi Woods
- Blugo34 as Paul Prescott.
- Dongaload as Skyler Parks.
- Aprilscherz as Lena Faith.