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Charmed-jenna

@DCB, actually Brittanny also didn't sing in "Shake it off", I think they just showed there support, but I too am disappointed at the lack of Sugar and her story/purpose. She actually does have a solo part in the Cell Block Tango but for some reason they decided not to include that, sadness :(

Charmed-jenna

@Matt, again, I get where you're coming from. Let me ask this, just because one of three storylines was disappointing and not handled well or with ample screentime, does that mean the entire episode gets a low rating? It seems that too much attention is given to these bad parts of the show in reviews. Glee will always have PSA episodes and most of the time people here will be displeased with that, so why would you/Miranda continually nitpick at those points and spend half of the article writing about that every single time?

Allison-berry-barbieri

I didn't think it was that bad, I guess. But the show is, as I have said all season, one PSA after another. In fact, I concur completely with the reviewer's comment:
But I still want to know who in the writer's room decided we needed a weekly message? What happened to cohesive story lines and build-up that made sense? What happened to good story telling?

I thought the Puck storyline was good, and I think it may have been mentioned that his dad is a deadbeat at some point..

The domestic violence thing, while an important issue, was out of left field for sure. At least they showed the real situation in which victims return to their abusers much of the time...

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I'm going to pick a nit here... the whole PSA train wreck of the week thing has been covered well already.
It's about Sugar. What's up with her? I know she's the daughter of a rich piano tycoon, or whatever, and I know in her first appearance she sang terribly after a lot of bravado. She keeps popping up in the background, chorus lines, etc. Fine.
So in this episode the girls sit and sing the coach a beautiful multi-part harmony song and there sits Sugar on the end, like a bump on a log, not even faking it, just sitting there. WTF?
They taught Brittany and Mike Chang to sing (or so it appears) Even Sue gets tune-time (ugh!)
Why have Sugar in the clutch of concerned girls if she does not sing, and barely even says anything for the whole episode?

Eneci

Kurt and Rachel shined through out the whole episode. Loved them! Kurt hadn't a lot of solos through out the season. so this was a great performance.

Domestic Violence! They didn't get the whole story! Beist isn't such a strong performer I din't believed her! the onlz good stuff was the shake it off performance!
Puck's Dad and the whole story was bad done!

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I disagree wholeheartedly with this article. The DV topic was on point, and an important topic for young girls leaving high school and finding their way in the real world. The biggest complaint I have about this ep is that MORE attention should have been paid to the DV topic and less to Puck's story line. It felt disjointed. I'm hoping this topic will continue into the next ep seeing as how despite the lesson, Beiste went back to her husband.

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I LOVE Glee and am another fan that will watch to the show until it dies a rating related death. The problem (for me at least) is that I fell in love with this show because of the amazing music, great acting, and solid story lines that made me anticipate each new episode. I knew that some plots would get a resolution, some story lines would be moved farther along, and new plot twists would be introduced.

Now it seems like every other episode has some unnecessary after school special plot moment that comes out of left field.

This episode could have been unfreakinbelievable. The auditions and Pucks situations were both major plot points that anyone who is graduating soon (or like me graduated some time ago) can relate to. Throwing the domestic violence story line into the mix completely threw me for a loop.

The actors did an amazing job considering the heavy handed way the writers introduced the story (you'd think I'd be used to being beat over the head with the latest hot button issue), but I was shocked that something so serious was crammed into the already packed episode. I think it is great that Glee is trying to educate viewers, but sometimes it seems as though the issue is being addressed because it is what the writers feel is relevant rather than because the issue is something anyone writing the script is passionate about.

Matt-richenthal

@Charmed-Jenna: But that's the entire problem: Puck's failing his test had the same screen time as a storyline about DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. You can't just casually touch on such a monumental topic such as that and write it off as the C-plot of an episode. Talk about tone deaf. Talk about showing utter disrespect to anyone who has actually gone through this horrible situation.

IF you are going to bring up this sort of storyline - and does anyone understand why Glee feels a need to do so? - then, my goodness, you need to give it the attention it deserves.

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As for Puck's storyline and the NYADA auditions, it makes me wonder if this is the route the writers are planning on going to justify characters like Rachel/Puck/Finn for sticking around through next season. If that's the case, they have no faith in the remaining cast members who aren't "graduating" this season. In my opinion, this feels like a contrived way to keep the audience interested beyond an abysmal season 3 into season 4 in hopes that Glee will not turn into another "OC" and fall into oblivion after next season. As a side note, though Kurt's audition was very good, it was too convenient and ridiculous to make us believe that he would "change his mind" at the last second to take that risk and have his background dancers, different costume under his first one, and band ready to perform that song. Another example of hypocrisy by the Glee writers wanting the audience to take them serious by putting out serious subjects, then throwing out that ridiculous "improvisation" by Kurt.

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I actually felt bad for rachel as soon as she messed up I was like aww she should be the one to go to new york and I also like the two song santana,mercedes,tina,brittany,and sugar was singing mostly santan,mercedes,and tina on the second one and I knew that the coach was going to go back to him its sad but that is reality.




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