'Glee' Recap — Charice, Gwyneth Paltrow & Naya Rivera Steal The Show!

Wed, April 20, 2011 6:41am EST by 31 Comments

Sure, Sue tried to destroy the glee club for the umpteenth time (new plot line guys?), but the supporting cast got their chance to shine!

No matter what complaints people may have about Glee, no show better utilizes their entire cast. Every single actor on Glee gets their chance to shine, however briefly, and this episode proved it.

Let’s start with the best part of the episode — and no offense to the very talented Chris Colfer and Lea Michele — it was wonderful to have all the normal Glee players relatively quiet this week. That does not however mean the supporting players were utilized to the best of their abilities, but hey, it’s a start.

The biggest atrocity, much like the premiere episode, was the inability of the show to do something with the insanely talented Charice. She shows up, sings the heck out of a song, and suddenly poof … she’s gone. See you soon?

Gwyneth Paltrow was also back this week, redeeming her somewhat weak second guest appearance, by organizing the funny, albeit comically obvious, “Night of Neglect.” The problem is, and I really do love Gwyneth on Glee, every time I see her on screen part of me pines to see Kristin Chenoweth back; an actor who, thanks to her schedule or the wisdom of the producers, actually spreads out her appearances.

That being said, Gwyn sounded her best ever covering Adele. Of all the songs she has performed this season, none were as hard to nail as “Turning Tables,” and she did an amazing job. What’s better, it was great to see the show cover a contemporary artist whose talent takes precedent over their public image.

Now for the MVP of the week, reclaiming her crown yet again — Naya Rivera. I mean, does this girl have a film booked this summer? She, along with feline fact phenom Heather Morris, has been flawless this season. Though her scene with Max Adler was brief, over his heckling of Chris, she manages to bring far more to her role then is on the page. And she’s Lima Heights adjacent.

It was business as usual beyond that. Amber Riley sounded amazing, hijinks ensued and Gwyneth left in a manner that allowed for a next season return.

So HollywoodLifers, who was your Glee MVP?
GET MORE ON ‘GLEE!’

  1. THE WARBLERS PERFORM ON ‘TODAY’ — AND SOUND AWFUL!
  2. CHARICE FINALLY RETURNS TO ‘GLEE!’
  3. LEA MICHELE TURNS INTO A MEAN GIRL — AGAIN!

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