I could also be feeling particularly gleeful because it was really fun to see Pushing Daisies' Kristin Chenoweth show off her amazing voice and hilariousness in 'The Rhodes Not Taken,' but overall, I'd say the episode was pretty stellar.
I will make my main complaint again, though, before carrying on: we need more Jane Lynch!! Everyone on the show is fantastic, the songs are back to being fantastically fun, but what happened to all the Jane Lynch awesomeness? I feel as if she's been very much in the background the last few episodes, making it feel like the writers are afraid she's going to take over the show, but it's hurting the show more now that she's barely popping up in the episodes.
But, that issue aside, this week's episode was a lot of fun. Kristin Chenoweth was the perfect washed up glee clubber drinking her boxed wine in a house she didn't own and talking about the good ol' days of when she dropped out of high school to make it big with her gay ex-boyfriend on "the ol' Broadway!"
While I felt it was a little much to have Will so consumed with drooling over Kristin's character, April Rhodes, his old high school crush, it was worth it to have her around, despite that we already had plenty of a love triangle for Will with his wife and Emma. I did love, though, Emma's ever-so-subtle word blurtation after Will told her that April had been his first crush, making her unable to hold back saying he'd told her his wife was his first crush, so that meant he had/could have feelings for someone other than his wife??
Oh, Emma, how I love your crazy. But besides that, we didn't get a whole lot more from the Emma-Will situation, and we got only a little bit of Will-Teri situation which mostly revolved around her eating a lot trying to look like she was gaining weight being "pregnant."
We got a lot more on the Finn-Rachel-Quinn triangle as Quinn proved she couldn't take the female lead in glee with her "bad breakfast burrito" issue, so Finn set out to seduce Rachel back to glee. While of course I want Rachel back in glee club, I don't understand why they couldn't just make Mercedes or Tina the lead. Tina showed she's a little shaky previously, but I think she could buck up and do it, and Mercedes is amazing - it was a little awkward in their big "Last Name" performance when Mercedes busted out her one-line solo that very obviously showed off she could lead the heck out of anything.
But I suppose there wouldn't be much drama if someone else just stepped up, so Rachel seduction it was. I was disappointed in Finn, though I'm glad at least we knew about the extra scholarship and baby motivation behind it, for using his masculine wiles on Rachel. I didn't feel like he was a bad guy at all for kissing her before because he was clearly just into her, but didn't know how to deal with that and with Quinn. But his using Rachel's feelings for him to try to get her back to glee so he could get his scholarship was a little mean.
I do think it's best that Rachel and Finn don't get together anytime soon, but for a girl struggling with people being mean to her or faking her out when they are nice to her, that was a pretty cruel thing to do. But, hey, while she got her heart a little bit broken, we still did eventually get her back to glee, so at least that came of it. And in the middle of all that, everyone knowing about the pregnancy also came of it.
With Puck so pushily putting the info out there to the club that Quinn was pregnant, I get the feeling it may not be long before he gets jealous about Finn being with Quinn and her pretending it's Finn's baby that he'll bust out with the fact that he's the baby daddy as well. While he doesn't seem the type to want to take on the responsibility of raising the baby, he does seem the type to want everyone to know he was with Quinn, both because she's the hot cheerleader, and because it seems he has some real feelings for her.
So what do you suppose will come next for everyone? Will Quinn go away somewhere to have the baby, actually make a secret adoption deal with Teri, and then act like everything is back to normal? And if Quinn does give the baby up, how will that change things for Finn?
Also, it looks from the preview that next week Teri's honing in on Emma's feelings for Will as Teri gets herself the job as the school nurse. So will it be fun to bring more tension to that conflict, or should it be left as it is for a while longer? And along with that, is it really possible for Teri to fake pregnancy for the entire time?
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