Okay, it’s been a long time since I’ve ranted about the trainwreck of a show called Glee, but tonight’s episode was god awful. I will be spoiling things from this point on. If you have a problem with that, stop reading.
Okay, so the episode started out with something totally typical of the show. Mercedes, Mike, Santana, Puck, and Quinn, some of the alumni, decided to return to the school totally screwed some of them over and Finn took advantage of the opportunity to try to make the newest members copy their styles. That I could deal with. In comparison to most things happening on Glee now, that was brilliant, as sad as that might be.
At some point (I don’t really know the order since the episode was hopping around so much), Kitty managed to get Quinn into crazy!Quinn mode by saying that Marley’s woes were coming from Jake. Quinn then verbally attacked Puck and Jake. Then, later, she bragged about how awesome it is that she’s seeing an older married man to Santana and implied that Santana cheerleading at her college and taking that seriously was pathetic and that Santana is all emotionally insecure even though Quinn’s the one radiating insecurity. They slapped each and were probably going to get into some horrible fight if Brittany hadn’t conveniently appeared at that exact moment.
Getting onto the note of Marley, the love triangle is somewhat obnoxious with her indecisiveness. “Hey man, I totally dated the girl you clearly want to be with. I hope that’s cool. I hope you’re not upset.” “Oh man, that’s cool. Just let me be the lead male dancer.” Apparently Marley really doesn’t matter that much to Ryder. Yay, Jarley. The writers obviously love you. I mean, Ryder’s dyslexic. He might as well have the plague judging from how Marley has completely lost interest since she found that out. Marley is also really horrible at hiding her eating disorder. Ryder found out earlier, but her obvious symptoms apparently don’t raise any red flags. Santana found laxatives, but she went to Quinn to complain about Kitty rather than, you know, trying to do anything about it. I know it’s hard once it gets psychological, but it’s very disturbing that in the land of Glee no one cares. The high note of that plot (after all of the poorly written garble), and possibly the episode, is that there was a very realistic reaction to purging constantly. Marley passed out on stage in the last minute of the episode.
Backtracking, what was that Thanksgiving thing in New York? It seemed pretty pointless except for the purpose of screaming “this episode takes place on Thanksgiving” to the viewers. Brody was just kind of there. There were a bunch of pointless extras. And that song? Don’t get me started on that song. Don’t get me started on any of the songs during the episode. They were all pretty bad.
And the whole “I love you” thing with Klaine which makes me think they’re getting back together very soon? I think I almost threw up. Blaine cheated and really hasn’t tried to anything but say “I’m sorry” over and over, but Kurt misses him so much. He misses the man who looked right through him for most of Season 2, ignored and humiliated him in Season 3, and has shown no respect for him in Season 4. He cares so much about Kurt that he had the decency to fly to New York to admit he cheated, but not the decency to fly to New York to talk about their issues. Nope. He had to find some random guy (or maybe lighthouse if that profile picture was accurate) and sleep with him. And when he confessed all of this, he made sure to put a great deal of blame on Kurt. Maybe, just maybe, they could be friends (actual friends, not friends who screw), but I think that they should stay apart romantically.
Going backwards, that Kurt and Isabelle conversation? With the Les Miz inaccuracy (even though Kurt is an expert at Broadway-related information) and Isabelle saying you always have to forgive people for everything? I just…I can’t even describe my feelings on it.
I feel like I haven’t even covered anything, but if I don’t stop this rant, I feel like I’m going to raise my blood pressure. I need to calm down or I won’t be able to get to sleep and I have to wake up early tomorrow morning. Glee, you have disappointed me yet again with horrible pacing and poorly written storylines. If this doesn’t get better, I feel like I may just stop watching. I will add an appropriate GIF as a parting gift, describing the relationship between the writers and viewers like me: