For the most part, this season so far has been a disappointing blend of schmaltzy dullness and crazy-bananas nonsense. Episode three, to its credit, has abandoned dullness TO THE MAX. This episode is not boring. It also makes less sense than Gary Busey’s dream journal. It makes less sense than Ikea’s assembly instructions for their build-it-yourself space station (FLËRG). It makes less sense than when people make a radio out of a potato (how do they DO that!?!?). This episode is bonkers and I kind of loved it for that. Bonkers is better than boring.
After last week’s Quinn-heavy emotions jamboree, which might as well have been titled “Remember how much you liked season one???” the writers apparently decided to loosen things up a bit by giving every single character a million weird things to do. There is a ton going on in this episode. Let’s break it down.
After dinner, Will finds Emma in prayer, weeping, at the side of the bed. He kneels and prays with her. Then the worst thing in the world happens, entitled Coldplay’s “Fix You” sung by Will Schuester, Noble Non-Racist. I don’t know what happened after this part, because I am dead now. Thank you, Glee writers, for closing one of your most racially insensitive episodes ever with an anti-racist message that completely trivializes racism. Impressive. Seriously.