Last night’s highly publicized post-Super Bowl episode of Glee definitely delivered on the pomp and circumstance. It may have been slow at parts, but I still enjoyed every minute of it. It’s been a while since Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester has been featured so prominently and the writers behind her snappy one-liners were back in rare form. And speaking of one-liners, Heather Murphy’s character, Brittany, delivered some of the season’s best zingers (“I don’t want to die yet. At least not til ‘One Tree Hill’ gets canceled.”).
I really loved this week’s storyline, and I thought the writing was pretty strong. Coach Beiste and Mr. Schuester team up and decide to make the rest of the football team join the Glee Club in order to ease tensions between the two. The melodrama of which plays out against Sue Sylvester’s conundrum of trying to one up herself for the upcoming cheerleading regionals. So she purchases a human canon that will shoot Brittany across the field. (Hence the above quote.) Principal Figgins denies Sue her canon, so she destroys the school, while the footballers get slushied by the hockey players and decide to quit the team. All ends with a spectacular “Thriller”/”Heads Will Roll” mash-up that blew my mind. (What high school can afford that level of elaborate movie makeup and costuming???)
My only problem with the episode? The total lack of Kurt. His one little scene at the mall was not enough. I’m loving The Warblers, but they really need to kick this Blaine/Kurt pairing (which isn’t looking good based on this preview) into high gear or just send him back to McKinley.
Side note: I’m really enjoying the story arc featuring Max Adler’s Dave Karofsky. I can’t wait for that gay powder keg to burst.
Favorite musical number: They definitely pulled out all the stops for the “Thriller” number, but I’ve got to say, I loved, loved, loved that “Bills, Bills, Bills” rendition. Auto-tune aside, I thought turning the Destiny’s Child number into a male showstopper was brilliant. I also really liked the guys performance of The Zombies’ “She’s Not There.” I really thought they hit that one out of the park.
You can watch last night’s episode here!