Even the introduction of TWO new romantic relationships (between Sue & Will AND Finn & Teri) couldn’t save this episode!
Was it just me, Gleeks, or was last night’s episode the most boring yet? By bringing up the rivalry between Vocal Adrenaline and New Directions for no real reason a week before the finale, this episode just seemed like a giant waste of time! Not to mention that the opening number by Vocal Adrenaline, “Another One Bites The Dust,” which was meant to intimidate New Directions was HORRIBLE!
Things got worse when Finn (Cory Monteith) and Puck (Mark Salling) took jobs at Sheets ‘N Things to pay for slashing the tires of every Vocal Adrenaline member’s luxury SUV. What tires you ask? Well, in yet another ridiculous Glee world occurrence, the entire team was given the cars by generous boosters. I have never seen a football team with a fleet of free cars, and those kids are far more popular than any singing group. This just served as a way of starting a potential relationship between Finn, 16, and his boss, the newly divorced Teri Schuster (Jessalyn Gilsig), whose age is at least double Finn’s I’d say. Creepy!
There was some more bad singing, a chorus of dancing pregnant girls (apparently McKinley High School is littered with them?!), and then a painful scene where Rachel’s (Lea Michele) former boyfriend Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) got all of Vocal Adrenaline to egg her in the high school parking lot. I guess maybe everyone thought that by making this episode almost entirely unbearable we would love the finale that much more next week.
The episode’s one bright spot, though again unbelievably ridiculous, was Mr. Schuster’s (Matthew Morrison) plan to seduce Sue Sylvester (the newly married Jane Lynch) to keep the glee club’s practice room — which she planned to make in to a showcase for her overflow of cheerleading trophies. The two actors were amazing in their seduction scenes though this weekly escapade of the Glee Club being shut down is getting old, and tired.
But here’s the good news, Glee — there’s nowhere to go but up next week!
— Chris Spargo