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The things you point out do bother me when I think about them (and I think bother most everyone, too) -- except that one accepts a different standard in stage and movie musicals (or show choir on television). Does "42nd Street" make sense (and "Presenting Lily Mars" was somebody's answer to that)? But then how many times did Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney decide to "let's put on a show!"? And do you really think someone could be talked into killing himself as in "Oklahoma"? Of course, did you ever see the Saturday Night Live bit with Gilda Radner as Lucille Ball working at the conveyor belt where she had to put a squirt of whipped cream and a cherry on top of the nuclear warheads as they went past? Sometimes you have to suspend belief ....

Anyhow, this second set of shows has seemed to be even more inconsistent than the first set ending in sectionals (episode 13). When the show restarted, I didn't know what to make of how the characters seemed to me to undevelop. I saw something somewhere, and I don't know if it was in a review or a comment about a review that said the writers/producers "reset" the characters to (and these are my words coming up) the "caricatures and stereotypes" they built their characters from in the beginning.

I guess that I accept that the writers/producers made the first 13 episodes so that they could stand as a story ... and then weren't sure where to go from there when they were asked for more episodes and were renewed and scheduled as the show following the super bowl and so just started over. Once I accepted that much, I've since enjoyed (or tried, anyway, to accept) Glee for what it is and, of course, can't help but note to anyone who will listen the very things you point out ... and many more!


I have to say, the best part of this episode (for me) was when Puck was rallying the boys so they could go beat up Vocal Adrenaline because of what they did to Rachel. But this isn't some Puckerberry thing. I liked that for a completely different reason.

All the boys jumped up to go do the deed, to stand up for Rachel. Including Kurt. Kurt was willing to get his hands dirty, in order to stand up for Rachel.

I think that even if it wasn't Rachel, if it was somebody like Tina, or Brittany, or any of them, they all would have done the same.

It really shows how close they have gotten, and how protective they are of each other. Or maybe, I'm just putting to much into it...

Also, yes. Mike is awesome (and my favorite character). More Mike next season, please!


Why does no one ever comment on how ludicrous the plot points are on this show? Vocal Adrenaline vandalizes New Directions' choir room and assaults Rachel with no repercussions, and yet, Finn and Puck have to pay for damages to Vocal Adrenaline's cars? As someone else pointed out, did Jesse and company really think that Shelby would approve of them hitting her daughter with eggs? And, in the trailer for next week, Sue is going to be one of the judges? In what world would a competition ever allow one of the judges to not only come from the same school as one of the teams, but also to have one of the students on her own squad? Assuming that the people who run the Regionals have no knowledge of Sue's hatred of the Glee club, they would figure that she would vote for McKinley's team out of school loyalty, not to mention that Kurt helped her win Nationals just a week prior. The writing had been on an upswing in the past few weeks. I'm sorry to see it move back into the same "old direction" that it had in the first half of the season.


OMG, I am so hyped up after this episode. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!
What I don't get, when Jesse eggs Rachel he says "I loved you". Ok, so what happened? He's acting as if she dumped him and he's getting revenge...
Mr. Shue was effing hot, oh my gosh! Finn&Puck - totally badass.
Kudos to the writers for finally showing us up close the VA/ND conflict. Before Jesse was introduced to us, we didn't really have anyone to represent VA but now the battle between the two teams is so on! I went to Carmel HS, Indiana, (the prototype for VA, as a matter of fact. If anyone's interested in what that looks like in real life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76edYXP5nWk), and was also in show choir, so I'm kind of rooting for them a little, lol!
Oh, and yeah, Mike was in Step Up 2 - he really has some killer moves!


Mrs ML house, for a woman you should have been happy with the Quinn solo. Did you miss the point? Teen pregnancy is prevalent in high schools. 7? There are 5 times that in certain schools. The whole point was for it to be akward and uncomfortable!

The point of the song was, there she is, her life and body have changed but Puck is still being Pucky Puck. Its a mans world but it would mean nothing without a woman. The women that gave birth to all these men who own the world. THAT was the point., I thought it was perfectly done and perfectly performed. More Quinn please.

How sad that you would just prefer the bitchy cheerleader instead of Glee for once bar the Kurt gay storyline, tackling something people need to talk about but find too uncomfortable to discuss. Yes, I want Quinn back to HBIC but this is part of her journey and I like that there is more to her than just being the pretty bitchy cheerleader.


Fun review!

And, YES! ... Sue's place was hilarious.

This episode would have made more sense, too, if it had come before "Theatricality" as originally intended. I sort of doubt Vocal Adrenaline would have egged Rachel if it was common knowledge she was their coach's kid.

Jesse at least had a conflicted expression on his face about that. Wonder if that is meant to foretell anything??


loved your review Mrs. M L House, but Finn and Puck did a Loser cover. Vocal Adrenaline did Another One Bites the Dust. :)

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