Glee "Wonder-ful" Review: Every Night Is Now Alumni Night

Glee S04E21: "Wonder-ful"

I've always had a special place in my withered Grinch heart for Burt Hummel, mostly because I really wanted to be on Global Guts as a kid even though I wasn't even coordinated enough to play tee ball, but sometimes—a lot of times—Burt is the voice of logic and sanity in Glee's magical fantasy-land version of Ohio. His role in "Wonder-ful" was no exception, even if his cancer storyline was one of the most pointless examples of melodrama-for-the-sake-of-melodrama to hit TV lately. Right up there with Rachel's preggo scare. Right up there. 

Here is a detailed timeline of Burt's battle with the big C:

December: Burt has cancer. Because it's the Christmas episode. CRY, MINIONS. CRY. 

*crickets*

May: REMISSION! LET US CELEBRATE WITH SONG!

Insightful stuff. Really. 

Still, Burt gets to be the Glee MVP because he yelled at Kurt (thank you, sir!) and then told Blaine his marriage proposal was the sort of half-baked idealized plan to win Kurt back that you see on TV—TV like Glee! Bonus points for dragging Rachel and Finn's eternal love into the smackdown; even if those two are slowly crawling back to each other on a road paved with hilariously bad ideas about what a healthy relationship looks like."Stay away from my future wife!" I mean, c'mon, Glee. 

Mercedes returned to McKinley to help New Directions prepare for Regionals because none of the alumni have anything resembling adult responsibilities, including the ones who've actually been confirmed to have things like jobs and classes and record deals. Kurt was back too, and he promised Blaine that he would stay through the competition because everyone at his ultra-competitive job and school is really understanding about blowing off real commitments for things that, if we're being brutally honest with ourselves, don't really matter. Sorry, New Directions. I'm just saying. Competition band alumna at your service, and one year we broke a bazillion records (okay, like two) and it was a huge deal for about ten minutes twelve years ago, and it never came up again for anyone except maybe the one kid who ended up going to Julliard. Idk. I guess on a show where everyone is destined to attend Fake TV Julliard, it matters, but that's really just indicative of the issues Glee has been dealing with all season while trying to balance the lives of the McKinley grads and those of the new class without completely overhauling the show. 

When the focus was exclusively on McKinley and all of the action was meant to build to Regionals or Nationals, it was easy to get behind the belief that New Directions winning was the most important thing to happen in the history of anything. For those kids and those teachers in that setting at that time, sure, it was everything, but once the focus was broadened and Glee's "grown-up" characters were exposed to new experiences, goals, and challenges, the high school stuff started to feel a bit quaint. It's hard to care about the new kids winning because it's hard to care about the new kids in general, and to have the graduates keep coming back to dedicate their lives to glee club when they have real opportunities and adventures of their own to worry about seems antithetical to their individual stories. For a show that spent so much of its time last season pushing the idea that the only way for its graduating seniors to grow, evolve, and experience life to the fullest was to get the hell out of their hometown, Glee's graduates spend an awful lot of time dropping everything to return to Lima at every possible opportunity.

Technically, Mercedes was in town to shoot a music video for her upcoming album release, but she ditched her producer and record deal when they clashed over the cover art because it's not like she would've probably had to sign a contract or anything saying she would serve her corporate overlords in exchange for theoretical money and success, up to and including not dressing like a teenager at prom for the album art. To be fair, her producer seemed like a total skeeve, but a storyline about being empowered to not show some skin would've had a greater impact if it wasn't the only thing Glee seems comfortable with empowering its female characters to do. 

Artie was accepted to film school but almost didn't go because he didn't want to abandon his mom after everything she'd done for him after the accident. He confided in Kitty—why would anyone tell Kitty anything?—and she repeated everything to his mom because Kitty doesn't understand boundaries. This is not a new Kitty trait. 

In New York, Rachel prepared for her Funny Girl callback first by calling Mr. Schue to stroke his ego and then by tiptoeing around Cassandra July, who upped the menacing routine to new heights... in an attempt to mask how she was secretly supportive of Rachel the entire time, from the very beginning, because Rachel is a special snowflake. 

Sometimes I wonder if Glee isn't secretly a nihilist epic masquerading as primetime comedy because of the regularity with which nothing ever matters. Nothing. Ever. Matters. 

Honestly, if you think of it in that mindset, the lack of consequences, erratic characterizations, and wayward storylines suddenly seems less like flimsy porno plots meant to shuttle us from one song-and-dance routine to another and more like the dark ravings of a once hopeful man who has been beaten down by the ills of the world. I like it. By golly, I like it. 


What did YOU think of "Wonder-ful"?



MUSICAL NOTES

– This week's Glee Playlist: It's Stevie Wonder. Even Glee couldn't eff it up. 

– #GleeHatesGirls. Awww, it's cute when you belittle legitimate criticisms about your problematic storylinesGleeHilarious.

– No bites on the catfish hotline. 

– No reference to Becky and the horrible, traumatizing, unthinkable shooting incident that cost a teacher her job and tarnished the innocence of the students forever. 

– Schue and Emma are engaged again. I guess it would've been too much effort to show them actually working to resolve the issues that drove them apart in the first place. 

– Do you think Rachel will win the part next week?

– Do you want Rachel to win the part?

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Love the whole special snowflake thing!

I do have many thoughts about this episode but in the end I decided it's not even worth the trouble of writing it all down. Next please
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maybe they'll give Rachel an understudy role
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It is quite ridiculous to see everything that's happening with rachel when you watch Smash on the same time... Okay Glee doesn't care about getting real but a freshman girl getting a big role on Broadway... When this is the first time she even tries to play... Come on, Glee.
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I read the review the way they tell in the beginning of the show what we missed on Glee. It totally worked.
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just another totally random episode of glee...
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Kind of shocked they didn't do "That's What Friends Are For," but then I remembered that Burt Bacharach wrote that, and Rod Stewart originally performed it. And Stevie's version was technically by "Dionne Warwick and Friends."

Also, I was actually kind of disappointed that Artie's mom was so supportive. As soon as I heard Katey Sagal was cast, I was expecting a mother who felt incredibly guilty for being unscathed from Artie's accident all those years ago.

And while Kitty failing to recognize boundaries isn't a new Kitty trait, I guess you could say that at least she's using her powers for good instead of evil.
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Only want Rachel to get the part so maybe, just maybe Barbra will show up. Hate that the catfishing and Becky stories were completely forgotten! Thought this was a horrible episode, same old Wonder songs we hear all the time on other crap shows, I'm talking to you American Idol!
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The record producer was the guy from Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, who brought us the musical gem that is "Zoom Zoom". Just thought that needed to be mentioned.
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AWESOME.
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Of course Rachel will win the part, she's a special snowflake! Gosh I can't stand this show anymore XD
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Glee's stories don't make any sense exactly like the ones on Nip Tuck or American Horror Story (season 2, season 1 had some cohesion, surprisingly) because they are Ryan Murphy's shows, he just throw stories in the air, choose the most shocking ones and stick it to any characters without caring about previous events, that is definitely his trade mark.

And the 22 episodes per year format does not help, it only works for procedural shows with lot of stand-alones.

But even knowing that i can't stop watching, because when he hits the mark it can be pretty good...
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Rachel shouldn't win the part for multiple reasons:

1) In the real world she probably wouldn't have have gotten to audition in the first place. Realistically (which I realize is non existent in the Glee universe), all of the equity members would have been seen in auditions first. If necessary they would do non-equity auditions after that. In extreme cases people can be cut just while standing in line when the casting director and producers know what type they are looking for. Since it is Fanny Brice they probably would know.

2) I'm pretty sure she decided her audition song a couple days before. Dumb and unprofessional move on her part.

3) Some schools have policies about auditioning outside of the program. I'm willing to let this slide since not everyone does.

4) While I agree that Rachel needed to sing a song that suited her and yet would make her stand out from the crowd, "Don't Stop Believing" is not an appropriate song to sing when auditioning for Fanny Brice.

5) I find it hard to believe that nobody auditioned better than Rachel.

6) This isn't really a reason she shouldn't get the part but it bugged me: In a typical audition you wouldn't sing for as long as she did. Actors cut their songs down to a certain number of bars depending on what is listed on the casting notice.

7) Also not a reason she shouldn't get the part but irked me: Rarely would you get the call that soon after auditioning.

8) There isn't just one call back and then the role is cast. There can be many rounds of call backs in order to weed people out and cast the best possible person.

The biggest reason why she shouldn't get the part:

- It was stupid enough for her to win the competition at NYADA as a first semester freshman let alone get that big of a standing ovation. If it were me I wouldn't have even let her into the school in the first place. One of the first things that you learn as an actor is that you will hear no more than you will hear yes. Rejection is a majority of the job. If Rachel gets the role of Fanny it will be a lost opportunity for her to learn that lesson and for the audience to learn that lesson. Just because someone is the star student in High School doesn't mean they'll be the star student in college or the real world. That's why I liked the Kate Hudson character being a hard ass. It showed Rachel that she wasn't perfect and still needed to work. That there will always be someone better than her and not everyone will worship her. I understand if they would want to do the whole "dreams can come true" thing and take a more positive road as opposed to negative road but they have the next two seasons to make that happen.

I realize that this is Glee and nothing is realistic in the show (non working college students can't afford to fly back and forth from Ohio to New York that often!) but I'm willing to let that kind of thing slide. All of the reasons I have listed above are the exact reasons why she WILL get the role. At which point I'll be laughing my ass off and yelling are the screen.

The only reason I am still watching Glee is to see just how ridiculous things will get before Ryan Murphy brings in alien abduction babies and men in rubber suits. I can only hope at the end of the series we find out we've been pranked. That or I would not mind them going the Dallas route and having Rachel get out of the shower and realize it was all a dream and she is really a garbage truck driver who is tone deaf.

Pardon any typos I might have missed. I care far too little about Glee to waste time honoring them with correct grammar and punctuation.
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You are so right *__*
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This was definitely more of the fun music week for Glee. Haven't seen that in awhile and give them props for great Stevie Wonder music. Sure we had Burt and cancer but that music soothes all. :D Kate Hudson has been great in her role but now that we know she's all nice with Rachel I wonder if her time is over?

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Another spot on review, props for using the word 'alumna' (although is that sexist? idk). This was one of the better episodes this season for the quality of the performances but I'm kinda mad that the did Steve Wonder without I Just Called to Say I Love You. The rest of the episode was pretty good although Schue was VERY creepy in his conversation with Rachel at the beginning and there were some typical Glee issues sprinkled throughout the episode.
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It's culturally insensitive of you to suggest that Greek is sexist.
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It's Latin.
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That too.
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Dang you, Glee. You do some very good things and then trash them with bad things; it sucks. But with that said, I actually liked the episode as a whole. Didn't love it, didn't hate it, but I liked it.

I just want to get this out of the way real fast: Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurt, I've missed you. Please don't leave us again though I know you will because real life. Really though, can Glee make another one of those "make fun of ourselves" episodes titled Dr. Burt? He seems to always have the right answers and uses his aggressive, passive-aggressiveness to great effect. Idk, I'd watch it.

Now to get some bad things out of the way: Mercedes, Ryder (*sigh*), Cassandra, and Glee relationships. Okay, so I really like Mercedes as a supporting character and someone who can take over some scenes, but her "diva" character is just so bad imo. I get that you have to be confident to be a recording artist, but you don't have to be "on" all the frickin' time. And her being a main character tonight just wasn't doing it for me. Was her voice great as always? Hell yeah. Was her character up to the same mark? Not even close. As many probably said: WHERE THE EFF WAS SOME RYDER TIME? All you had to do was put him on the screen for a minute. Have him logging onto his chat thing and seeing that his last couple messages to Katie still haven't been returned. He gets sad/frustrated and walks away. That's literally all they needed to show us to give them till next week for the big reveal (Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees) but they did not. Now Cassandra: whyyyyyyyy? You were one of my favorite characters because you told Rachel what was up every. single. time. (and you wore some revealing outfits, accentuating your rear; I approved). Now you go and say that you've been behind her since day one? Tough love? How about tough noogie? I liked the New York scenes the best when Rachel was knocked down a few pegs; not getting destroyed but Kurt-beating-her-in-Sing-Club-while-everyone-watched type knock down. This was one last time that you could've done so and you let me down. I'm probably in the minority though. And lastly, relationships. Glee, you really have to stop giving me great potential relationships and then not pulling through with them. It pisses me off. Ryder/Marley (not great, but it gets more Ryder :P), Kitty/Puck, Ryder/Kitty (if the next one doesn't happen, this one better) and finally Artie/Kitty. Please, please, please have them get-together. It wouldn't be up to the Brittany/Artie standard, but it might get to Quinn/Sam status which would be great. Anywho, Kitty needs to get a boyfriend and become the hot, super-flirty girlfriend rather than the hot, I'm-not-slutty person that she is now. Just think there's a ton of potential being wasted, especially if it's Ryder/Kitty.

Now good things: Marley (!), Wonder songs, Artie. Where was this Marley for, I don't know, the whole season? It was only for about 15 minutes but she actually had confidence tonight. Why can't she be that girl more often? If she was, the New Directions would win Nationals, hands-down. Stevie Wonder songs were great. Nothing fantastic, except maybe the Kitty number where she kinda-sorta sexed it up, but I could listen to those covers at pretty much any time and be happy. That's what I look forward to and they did a good job with that. Artie was just too fantastic though. Not wanting to leave his mom because of everything she's done for him? Awwwwwh. He's a mommy's boy and that's great. Sagal, in her limited time on screen, was pretty darn good and I hope she'll come back sometime. Artie going to NY just goes to show that Murphy should just do a spin-off so that they can separate the groups.

Overall, I can't wait for the finale to hear some new songs and to also find out who has Ryder's heart!!!!! :D It's going to be great...probably....hopefully....please, Glee, don't screw it up. That's all I ask. Also, I thought it should be known that I'm really going to try to cut down on the comment size in case anyone cared :P see everyone next week. Wooooooooooo
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Oh yeah, Rachel thing: don't think she gets the gig, but I do think she does well and gets asked to be the understudy. Then next season she gets knocked down some by the actors only to get thrust in as Fanny in a big-time show as the original storms off before the show starts. Really don't want it to happen, but I think that's much more palatable than her actually getting the part and would kind of tie in with the whole underdog theme that Glee is supposed to be at it's core.
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That's what happens on Smash XD I hope it doesn't go that way!
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The record industry is notoriously full kind characters that don't give a damn about recouping costs. So it comes as no surprise that once Mercedes told them "hell to the no" that they just gave her a professionally produced record - It's just smart business
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Mercedes has been the only alumni I cared about seeing and hearing sing. Nice surprise seeing Katey Sagal...and for once them focusing on Artie.
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Katey Sagal was in one measly scene. I thought this was going to be an Artie-centric episode but Mercedes literally stole the show. Don't get me wrong, I like Mercedes, but Artie's wonderful news wasn't even celebrated by the club. Tina was sassy to the point that she refuse to acknowledge the existence of Mike. Give Tike a proper closure please.

I agree that they seem to have dropped the 'bring back Sue to McKinley' plot line. What ever happened to the Becky interrogation scene?

Personally I don't want Rachel to win the part. So far, she has gotten what she wanted. Don't make her into more of a Mary Sue than she already is. Give some of Kurt's tragedies to her to balance things out. And what is up with this show and teen marriage? You'd think a show like this would promotes individuality and independence but everyone wants to get married. Yes Ryan Murphy, you want marriage equality, but you can't possible make Kurt (who is implied to be with Adam) and Blaine, who are not even officially together, marry all of the sudden.
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Not to mention that Blaine is still crushing on, then off(?) Sam! At least he could wait to let his feelings be more mature??
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What on earth has happened to Sugar and Joe? Are they not into practising for the Regionals any more? They haven't been around for at least three episodes.
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"Sometimes I wonder if Glee isn't secretly a nihilist epic masquerading as primetime comedy because of the regularity with which nothing ever matters. Nothing. Ever. Matters.

Honestly, if you think of it in that mindset, the lack of consequences, erratic characterizations, and wayward storylines suddenly seems less like flimsy porno plots meant to shuttle us from one song-and-dance routine to another and more like the dark ravings of a once hopeful man who has been beaten down by the ills of the world. I like it. By golly, I like it. "

Thank You!!! You finally get it!! It's a Comedy, Make Believe, It's not real, etc. etc. Nothing is supposed to matter. It's only, repeat after me, E N T E R T A I N M E N T ! ! ! !
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It depends, a show where nothing is supposed to matter will never entertain me. I started watching Glee because I love singing and musicals, and even in a musical there is clear plotline!
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Well, tv is meant to be entertainment, but it can also have depth, theme, well-fleshed out characters, and, you know, make sense. Glee hardly ever does.
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And, yet, not every show needs to, all the time. I watch a lot of intense, depth-filled, dramatic TV (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc. etc.) Glee is my take a break show. Pure fluff, fun, songs, ridiculata, don't have to think to deeply about it. I know many use sit-coms for this... but I've never been so much of a fan of those.
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That's all well and good (and true), but I get a bit tired of people blasting reviewers for saying negative things about shows because "they're just for entertainment." I know that's not what LuisQuiroga is saying (at least I hope not), but the "nothing is supposed to matter" line gets old really quick. If one just watches a show for entertainment, why worry about what a writer who DOESN'T just write a show for entertainment has to say about it? If your purpose/reason for watching doesn't align with the writer/reviewer, OF COURSE your reactions will significantly differ.

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I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Personally I hated everything about this episode. I hated the music numbers, I hated the songs, and I hated all the storylines. Everything felt disconnected for me...

First of all, we haven't seen Mercedes in awhile, so why should we care what is happening to her? Oh, a music producer wants her to show "some skin", boo-hoo. Big deal. Moving on.....

There was no mention of who is catfishing Ryder, I guess the writers didn't know what to do (once again) and just dropped the whole storyline all together???? I've been thinking a lot and I think it's Marley. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. She is still into him, and she is afraid to admit it to herself or him. <<<< Does that makes sense to others?

Rachel's storyline was a bit odd as well, and it felt disconnected too. I thought that her dancing teacher (the beautifully and talented Kate Hudson) hated Rachel and wanted her to fail? That's why she slept with Brody, no? And now they are suddenly hugging? And she is telling her she will get the part? WHAT??? Did I miss an episode or something?

That's just awful story telling Glee!

To my surprise the only one I did like this week was Kitty. It looks like the writers are trying to redeem her, make her into a decent human being. So kudos to that. Yes, she did meddle but it came from a good place<<< XD
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I was worried at first that they would forget how Burt was not happy when Finn and Rachel planned to get married before they even graduated and give Blaine his blessing to marry Kurt so I was happy when he did the same thing as before. I may not be a shipper but I don't want Blaine and Kurt to get back together until they've actually resolved the problems they had before (mainly Blaine and his unhealthy obsession with Kurt) as well as actually getting back together before even thinking about marriage. I liked the stuff with Mercedes even if it is ridiculous how her and the other graduates can just come back to Lima whenever they feel like it however, I did not like how she seemed to think Jake was being pushed into the background when he really wasn't. It's not that her advice wasn't good it was more that most of the things she was saying didn't fit with who she was saying it to. Have to agree that the whole Burt has cancer thing seemed like a random plot they threw in and then forgot about till now and thought ah screw it we'll have him be fine now. Although I did love the scene when Burt yelled at Kurt coz he was acting a little too OCD about everything. I only wish they had remembered to make some comment about why Finn wasn't there coz this is like the first time they've remembered that the Hudson's are a part of the Hummel family. Don't really know what to say about the whole Rachel part coz it seemed weird but it's glee and they do a lot of things that don't make sense.
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I liked this episode. I liked it. But I would have liked it a lot more if this wasn't one episode before the finale. It just feels like they're wasting so much story on pointless plots when there are real stories, pre-set-up to carry us to the finale.

If Glee was a serialized show in any way, the main threads that would have framed the rest of the season post "Shooting Star" would have been: The aftermath of the school shooting (I get nothing really happened but there is still so much story to tell in the fallout, Becky situation and Sue inevitably getting her job back), Rachel's broadway audition, Will and Emma reconciling and Ryder's catfish storyline. These would have been great storylines to flesh out and build to a satisfying conclusion. Burt's cancer storyline could also have been included but really, that should have been explored long ago instead of Kurt's first year at NYADA and his adventures with boyfriend pillows. Is Mike O'Malley like not available or something?

Instead, the past three episodes have been filled with SO MANY fluff storylines happening at once that none of them could be explored longer than two scenes. In this episode alone we had, Mercedes coaches the New Directions, Mercedes takes the high road in her record deal, Rachel makes amends with Cassie, Burt's cancer storyline is wrapped up, Blaine wants to ask Kurt to marry him, Artie is scared of attending film school, oh and by the way, it's Stevie Wonder week. There was so much battling for attention that it all just kind of went by in a blur. This was probably the tribute episode that was least like a tribute episode. There was no fanfare. Storylines just happened and then they'd sing a Stevie Wonder song for no reason. What was the point?

It was entertaining, but only if you turned your brain off and just went with it, which is the only real way to watch Glee anymore.
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Yea they couldn't use Mike O'Malley because he was too busy being a badass bad guy on Justified! He's pretty awesome on there. :) So I guess he decided to devote more episodes to that... I think he chose well.
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I haven't seen Justified yet but I remember him on My Own Worst Enemy years ago. I was pleasantly surprised & impressed with his badassery!
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Ha! Love your profile pic! and your username! Love me some Joss :)
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Thanks! I just love that Shepherd Book moment so much..."his brains are in terrible danger!"
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Seriously what happened to Tina? She may not have wanted to be the nice innocent girl anymore but she's getting more Kitty's attitude every day. Is this just because she couldn't get a gay man to change for her? Tina I think you need therapy.
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Poor Tina. I wounder if Ryan Murphy has a grudge against Jenna for some reason. Does anybody know?
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I know Tina is having a hard time right now, she is hanging on and she needs some more chances. But the only pointless character that is getting worser than Tina, is Sugar. Look at what's happening to Sugar lately, everyone!
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Ha-ha! I totally agree, the way she snapped in this episode was wtf moment for me. She was acting worse than Kitty (who is growing on me)....
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I enjoyed the episode, mostly because the storylines were brainless. I felt like there were too many songs, especially since I know next to nothing about Stevie Wonder. I liked seeing Kitty's and Artie's relatiosnhip blossom and the advice Burt gave to Blaine (I love Klaine but please, stop it with the teenage mariages). I really didn't get Cassandra's behavior "Haha, I bullied you all year but only because you're a special snowflake that I love". Hum, what? And I stopped trying to understand why the alumni have nothing to do with their life and spend their time in their hometown. In my opinion, Glee is lucky to have an amazing cast that has so much chemistry, because the show would have drowned a long time ago if it didn't.
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Brittany, Tina, Artie, Blaine, Sam and Sugar are leaving McKinley High. Brittany is graduating ahead of everyone, but at the same time, Sugar is transferring. Tina, Artie, Blaine and Sam are graduating a little bit later. It looks like Brittany, Tina and Artie have college offers that does not contain singing at all. Blaine got accepted to a unknown New York college and Sam is undecided. Sugar has Asperger's and people with Asperger's do not perform normal at all. I don't understand why they put the Regionals in a Season Finale episode and the Nationals somewhere in the beginning of Season 5 for no reason at all?
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Sugar has self-diagnosed Asperger syndrome. So it's just an excuse she uses for her crazy behaviour.
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I'm wondering how they're going to deal with the season finale, since season 5 will still be in the same school year.. I was thinking it'd be a cop out to not have graduation for Brittany, Artie, Tina, Blaine, and Sam but now I guess we'll get it next season and originally I assumed they'd repeat season 1-3 and lose at regionals then lose nationals next year and then win the 6th season but who knows now.
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I hope Rachel gets the part or a Broadway part. She works hard, she's obviously talented and she deserves it. Her Broadway dream story line is the only thing the show has managed to sustain somewhat over the past however many seasons so it's the only thing I remain somewhat marginally invested in. Also, I hate this show and would like to stop watching with Rachel achieving her dreams. They're obviously not willing to devote time to showing the actual process in NY for Rachel so might as well go out with a bang. Perfect ender for my Glee watching experience. Mercedes, Blaine and Kurt are the worst. Especially Blaine. This show is really, really horrible, did I mention that already?
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This episode pretty much sucked, mostly because of Mercedes. Who is the WORST. Oh, you want to be famous and rich? Then be willing to show your damn shoulder. I'm not gonna feel sorry for her. She needs to leave and never return. And Rachel shouldn't get the part, obviously.

Don't let me down, Glee... You had a good thing going for a while.
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when he said shoulder he meant boobs
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Yeah, but obviously they're not gonna have her be totally topless on the album cover.
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Rachel getting or not getting the part really is going to decide if I come back for next season. If she gets cast, I don't think I can stomach watching this drivel anymore. It's one thing to have her get a callback, but casting her in her FIRST BROADWAY AUDITION EVER would be a slap in the face to all the real actors struggling to get that kind of chance. I hope Glee doesn't go that route, because it paints an entirely unrealistic picture for people wanting to pursue performing as a career. But after this week's episode gave us Mercedes' "failure", I'm sure they'll have no problem giving Rachel her very undeserved success.
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I agree! They use to have that realistic mentality for when for the longest time they kept losing their competitions till that final one.. GO BACK GLEE!!!
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