Bitches and Psychos Bring On The Funny - A Review of Glee's Vitamin D

As much as I love Jessalyn Gilsig in Heroes and Friday Night Lights, I have to say her performance in those shows is nothing compared to her amazing portrayal of Terry Schuester, Will Schuester's self-centered, manipulative uber bitch of a wife. As the season unfolds, we get to see the many layers of Terry Schuester, and Jessalyn Gilsig did a great job of making her into the character that we all love to hate. And let's face it, characters like her make for great television.


As if faking her pregnancy is not bad enough, Terry Schuester dug her claws into her adorable but clueless husband even more in this episode by taking a job as a drug-pushing school nurse to prevent Will from falling even more with Emma. From wiping the lipstick stain on Emma's mug with her spit-stained thumb, to manipulating Ken to propose to Emma (and then bullying Emma to accept said proposal), Terry Schuester is slowly knocking Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf from her throne of psycho bitches. And just right when we start to want to empathize with her insecurity about losing her character, she coolly and guiltlessly refused to pay for Quinn's medical bills, despite the fact that she depended on Quinn giving her baby to get away with her elaborate pregnancy scam. Terry Schuester is the character we all want to tie down on a chair and slap senseless, but not before she delivers the hilarity that came from her utter disregard of other people's feelings.


The only thing better than Terry Schuester's antics in this episode is of course Coach Sue (played to perfection by the awesomely funny Jane Lynch). Terry Schuester may be able to bully everyone else around her, but she definitely meets her match in Coach Sue. And what do you know? Coach Sue managed to manipulate the manipulator and send Terry to do her dirty job of derailing Will Schuester, which in turn will help bring the Glee club down. And she succeeded as well, thanks to Terry's drug-pushing ways, now Coach Sue is the new co-director of the Glee club.


Looks like Coach Sue's plans to bring the Glee club down is on the right tracks, but let's not underestimate the band of underdogs that make Glee club as awesome as it is. Something tells me that Rachel, Finn and Co will be able to band together to send the coach running the opposite direction - and something tells me that it will be another awesomely funny episode of this season's best new show.


Yes, it's another fabulously funny episode of Glee, and I can't wait for next week. Aside from Coach Sue and Terry's antics, this week's episode also had its share of heartbreak, with Will and Emma walking their separate ways at the end. Will these two finally have a chance for happiness? Not likely, not unless Emma can step up her game and expose Terry for the manipulative, lying whore that she is. And speaking of women who lie about their pregnancy, Quinn may have come to her senses and decided that she could not raise Puck's baby with Finn, but she gave no indication of ever revealing the truth to Finn, which will of course put the Finn-Rachel hookup on the backburner for a while. What is it with these women and their determination to hang on to the wrong men for them?


However, we can take comfort in the fact that Finn and Rachel seem to have settled in an easy friendship, and that Finn is attracted to Rachel in the most adorable way. Let's just hope for their sake, Puck will keep silent no more... though it could mean the end of Glee club as we know it.


But for now, let's just relive the moments by listening to the fantastic soundtrack of this episode. How much do we love the mash ups?


Until next week!

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