After the return to form of last weeks episode, Glee fired back with another misstep.
The Tina/Blaine romance is sucking the air out of every scene that heavily features it. The scene of her rubbing the cream on Blaine's chest made me beyond uncomfortable. I think that the writers should drop Tina after this season, because her character just isn't working.
After focusing on the new kids at McKinley the past two episodes, they were once again shuffled off to the sidelines so that Santana could return yet again. Seriously, she graduated last year, why is she singing three songs an episode?
I will say this: for once, I liked the New York side of the story. Rachel was acting like original Rachel once again, and it was refreshing to see. I also liked the fact that Kurt won the diva-off, it's nice to see the character finally come out ahead. I really hope that throwing Santana into the New York storyline doesn't destroy any momentum that they've been building up. If it's a success, maybe all of the graduates should just transfer to NYADA?
All of the music was terrible in this episode, which doesn't happen often. Usually, there's at least one song that I can enjoy, but not in this episode. I hate it when the characters sing a song simply for the sake of singing a song, and it feels like that's what happened here.
Last, and definitely least, the most bizarre story of the night: whatever the hell was going on between Finn and Emma. I like that this brings a bit of drama in before the wedding, but really? They couldn't have found a better way to do it? However, this finally completes the transformation of Finn into Schuester 2.0, so at least the writers followed through on that idea - whatever the point of it was.
Next week is the winter finale, and I'm curious to see what goes down at the wedding. Speaking of the wedding, was there ever any indication that it was happening so soon? I feel like the date was plucked from thin air, because I don't recall Will and Emma discussing it. Whatever, that's pretty much Glee in a nutshell: random crap happens, you go along with it.
I quite enjoyed this episode, although The Lovely Future Mrs. Hegemon was decidely unhappy. She pretty much wanted Ollie to go ahead and put Helena out of her misery. (Up to you whether that's Helena's misery or TLFMH's.)