Is Jesse Dating Rachel Because His Choir Coach Is Making Him? This Is A Horrible Plot Device, 'Glee!'

Wed, May 19, 2010 3:11pm EDT by 7 Comments
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We FINALLY learn who Rachel’s mother is last night, but what is the deal with Jesse?

Last night’s Glee with very special guest star Neil Patrick Harris playing Mr. Schuster’s (Matthew Morrison) foe, was pretty great, but really, really confusing. What is the deal with Jesse (Jonathan Groff)?! We find out that his Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) is using him to get close to Rachel (Lea Michele) BECAUSE SHE’S HER MOTHER! No real surprise on the mother thing — most everyone thought Idina would be Lea’s mother when she joined the show — but pimping out a student? That’s a bit out there… even for Glee!

The pairing of Lea and Idina did lead to the best song of the evening, “I Dreamed a Dream,” and their version of “Poker Face” on next week’s Lady Gaga episode sounds amazing. But isn’t there a better plot device that could have been used to bring the two together? I mean, I thought I was watching Melrose Place for the better part of the episode. Not to mention the fact that instead of writing a letter, or telling her (I know, I know, she was sworn to secrecy) she made a tape. Really?!

This is far too ridiculous, Glee. Let’s try and get back to the music, where you thrive, and quit it with the over-the-top story lines.

Everything else in the episode was great, though no Brittany made me sad. What did everyone else think about Jesse?!

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