'Glee' Recap: 'Yes/No'

After a month away, "Glee" returned with an episode that's promising bright spots couldn't escape from under the weight of the show's typical mistakes.

Special mentions needs to be made of Lauren Potter, who plays Becky, and Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren for her internal monologue. Both actresses turned in great performances that elevated the episode significantly. The concept, from its introduction to the very end of the episode, worked on every level and reminded us of the perfect balance "Glee" can strike between tragedy and comedy. It's just unfortunate that the rest of the episode's many storylines couldn't have taken note.

The episode kicked off with the girls and boys groups talking to Mercedes and Sam, respectively, about their summer fling. Do you ever wonder if Kurt feels slighted that Blaine gets to hang out with the boys? Anyway, the gang broke into the only song appropriate for such situations, "Summer Nights," which was pleasant, if a little too rote of a cover. Mercedes explained that none of those summer nights mattered anymore because she's now with Tinker from "Friday Night Lights." But those feelings got called into question during "First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," when Mercedes could only think of Sam. Read More...



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