Tonight’s episode is brought to you by the Bad Idea bears from Avenue Q. It seemed that all the way around our favorite cast of misfits could not make a good decision. Well, except Puck, but he was barely on the screen this week.
Terri: She is a walking bad decision, while I know she is the character we are suppose to love to hate, I am getting tired of her manipulating Will with no repercussions. When Terri is warned by Sue that she is losing her husband to Terri decides that maybe she can work more than 4 hours at a time and gets a job, that conveniently opened up, at the school as the school nurse. With her first aid training and defibrillator usage, she gets the job. Once she catches Will in a special moment with Emma and is now around all the time, driving Will crazy, and, she thinks, keeping her husband. But then maybe it is Terri who makes the bonehead move of the night, but really I doubt we expect less from her at this point. When Finn comes in, unable to get enough rest, she gives him some cold medicine (amphetamines), she calls them vitamins. Since it is over the counter and FDA approved it has to be good for you, or at least that is how she rationalizes it. This lapse in judgment gets Terri fired, and back to Sheet’s and Things she goes.
Mr. Figgins: What besides the ‘Airline yoga’ video does Sue have on him? It has to be something since he keeps allowing her to get whatever she wants. Tonight he hires Terri as the school nurse. With really no good reason, except she did give a sob story about needing money for the not-so-real baby.
Sue: Frustrated by the home-perm-buying Will, she decided that since she can’t destroy the “Clutch of Scab Eating Mouth Breathers that only come back stronger, like some sexually ambiguous creature from a horror movie villain,” she decides to destroy the man, so that the team will be destroyed. She goes to Terri and tells her to worry about her husband and the man-eater that is Emma. She suggests they move out-of-town before she looses her husband to a “Mentally ill ginger-haired pygmy with eyes like a bush baby.” Of course all this treachery gets her, at the end of the day, is co-coaching the Glee Club.
Will: Oh Will, so naive at times. With sectionals coming up and the Glee team lacking focus, he gets the bright idea, suggested by Emma in a round about sticker influenced way, to set the boys against the girls. He asks them both to create a mash up routine, and the winner picks song for Sectionals. But Will comes to his senses and tells Terri that every time he starts a fire in his life she finds a way to make sure it burns the forest down. Will’s judgment comes into question since he emphasizing competition too much. He now has to deal with a co-coach, his arch nemesis, Sue.
Finn: Finn is conflicted with dance steps, football plays, Quinn and Rachel all running through his head, the poor boy is not sleeping. We know he is dense, so it is no surprise that when Terri offers him a way to stop sleeping his life away, he takes it. There was something a little creepy about a manic Finn singing, and his equally manic teammates backing him up. Finn at least realizes that he made a mistake and decides with Rachel to fess up to what they all did and let Will know.
Ken: Ken loves Emma, we all know that. But since she does not let him touch her, or really get too close, it is unclear how much of a relationship they really have. That does not stop Terri from telling him to be a man and propose to Emma to seal the deal. He buys her the world smallest cubic zirconia ring and proposes in the teacher’s lounge, once Terri panics and pushes him into it. I feel bad for him, he does not seem like a mean-spirited man, but Emma is just so not right for him.
Emma: Poor Emma, she still loves Will so much, and is still flirting with him, even wiping mustard off his chin with her plastic gloved hands. Once Terri shows up as Nurse, Emma’s precious Will time is cut short. Terri confronts her and tells her that there is NO way she will get Will. Emma asks Will what she should do, when Will gives her no answer, and so Emma makes the poorest decision of the day when she asks Ken: “What would getting married mean exactly? Because I would want to keep my last name, and I’d want to continue living in separate parts of the town, and I think it would be best if we don’t see each other after school.” Ken agrees, but Emma is not done with her list of demands for this non-marriage marriage. “And I wouldn’t want a big ceremony like in a church, with people. We wouldn’t need to invite anybody or tell anybody, more like a secret, like a secret marriage.” Ken sees this as a better deal then he expected. Emma does not want to be alone and knows he feels the same way, so they get engaged.
Quinn: Quinn, Quinn, Quinn. Yes, she is still pregnant. A quiver in her leg has Sue concerned about her dedication to the Cheerios. Quinn stops showing up to Glee, because she has too much on her mind. Rachel has a little girl talk with her and talks her into coming back, since with child or not Glee will be there for her. I gotta hand it to Rachel it was a high moment for her. Well, while the rest of the Glee girls get dosed by Nurse Terri, Quinn gets folic acid to help her baby. Inspired with an idea, Quinn tries to ask Terri for cash to help her carry the child to term and remain fashionable, in exchange for getting the baby once it is born. This made Terri, of course very happy, but she is too cheap to help Quinn, since she will have 18 years of paying for the kid to think about.
Rachel in one of her more rational episodes, makes mostly good decisions and just one bad one. She talks Quinn into coming back to Glee, she tries to get the girls all focused on the competition and then when she finds out the boys all took a stimulant for their competition, the girls do too. But realizing that copying baseball, everyone does it so if we do too it levels the playing field, gives you a false sense of victory, she talks Finn into confessing to Will. She apologizes to Finn for being too competitive, she decides she needs to compete with the team not against the team.
Only 2 musical numbers tonight, would have been nice to have more. The boys sing a mash up of It’s My Life and Usher’s Confession, they do a nice job with the costumes and the songs. The girls do a bright yellow-dressed themed mash-up of Halo and Walking on Sunshine. They do a nice job, but I don’t think it is as strong vocally as some of their other numbers.