You got to give it to Glee creator Ryan Murphy. He’s pretty brilliant.
Only he and the Glee crew could have pulled off an entire segment of last night’s season ender in song, as Vocal Adrenaline performed “Bohemian Rhapsody” (as TV DivaGal did in high show choir, BTW), and show Quinn giving birth to her baby at the same time.
But I’m getting ahead of myself…. It was the end of the road for New Directions, who pretty much knew there was no way they were going to win Regionals, including director Will Schuester. And no trophy meant no more Glee Club.
But thanks to Emma, who reminded Will why he resurrected glee club in the first place (and managed to slip in that she was dating her dentist, a footnote that would certainly drive Will wild), Will returned to the group with a passion and a mission to go on a Journey with — a Journey medley!
There was lots of admission of love in this episode: Finn told Rachel he loved her; Puck told Quinn he loved her, Will told Emma that he loved her (see Emma, it worked!). And most surprisingly, Coach Sylvester told us that deep down past her Grinch exterior, she really loved Glee. It didn’t hurt that the rest of the celebrity judges, including Josh Groban and Olivia Newton John, took Sue down a peg by pointing out that she isn’t really a celebrity, just some loser who was milking her 15 minutes of fame, just like New Directions had on that stage moments before. She did the right thing, saving Glee to live yet another year (right into season two!).
Quinn’s mom did a 180 showing up at the recital (where Quinn’s water conveniently broke AFTER the performance), and announced she had kicked out Quinn’s dad after learning he was having an affair with some “tattooed freak.” Yes, we all got the Jesse James/Sandra Bullock reference. And we could all see it coming that Adrenaline director Shelby (played by the grown-up version of Lea Michele, Idina Menzel) would wind up adopting Quinn’s baby, to be the mother she never had been to daughter Rachel.
The only beef TV DivaGal has with the episode is when the glee club sang the theme song of To Sir, with Love. Great performance, but equating Matthew Morrison to Sidney Poiter? I think not.