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'Glee' Recap: New Directions Stage An Awful Christmas Special

Tue, December 13, 2011 9:38pm EDT by 8 Comments
Glee Recap Extraordinary Merry Christmas

The glee club originally agrees to sing for a homeless shelter, but then backs out to film what turns out to be a truly terrible TV show.

Glee was definitely all over the place during its latest episode — “Extraordinary Merry Christmas.”

Following a passable rendition of “All I Want For Christmas” led by Mercedes (Amber Riley), Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) showed us her occasionally manifested soft side when she asked New Directions to perform for a homeless shelter.

Artie (Kevin McHale), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) agree to Sue’s request, but are soon persuaded by the chance to create a TV special for the local station and they ditch Sue, who is not happy with the decision.

Due to his success with West Side Story, Artie takes the helm for the show, and produces what may have been the worst few minutes ever seen on Glee. It’s best we ignore what happened and move forward.

The only sensible members of the club, at least this episode, Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) actually do go to the homeless shelter, and we get a few more moments of Sue’s sweet side. Then the rest of the New Directions burst in, and all is right with the world.

A few questions from the night — will Glee ever get back on track? And how come no mention of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) religion — she’s Jewish — was made while she spent most of the night telling Finn (Corey Monteith) exactly what to get her for Christmas with a very detailed list?

— Denise Warner

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