In ‘Comeback’, this week’s Sue blah blah Will blah blah bringing down glee club plot has Sue becoming an informal member of the club for a week, in an attempt to cure her of depression. But she’s faking! To try and bring glee club down! Who would have thought it, apart from every viewer? This leads to perhaps the most catastrophically misjudged Glee scene since ‘Imagine‘. I really don’t want to write about it, so I won’t, but if you were watching you know the one I mean. And it’s not the oddly tasteless pretend “Sue-icide”. Given that I don’t want to talk about Justin Bieber either, there isn’t much left to say about this episode. Oh yeah – kids fell in and out of love, and despite the writers trying to make Sam into an attractive character they haven’t. After last week’s triumph this wasn’t great at all.
That Scene does, however, flag up the problem that the writers have with finding something for Sue to do. Last season, it will be recalled, she was inserted into shot-for-shot remakes of music videos. This season, she’s behaving like someone with multiple personality disorder: in this episode she went from a tantrum to That Scene without anyone saying “Sue, you’re acting oddly”. I’ve already conceded that expecting Glee to have a relationship to the real world is optimistic, but just a little bit of consistency would be nice.
The music was poor this week as well. In addition to B****r songs there was an attempt to make something of a My Chemical Romance track which didn’t come off. Runner-up this week was Lauren Zizes’s take on ‘I Know What Boys Like’, which at least had humour and a little heart. The clear winner, though, was Mercedes and Rachel’s diva-off to ‘Take Me Or Leave Me’ from ‘Rent’; those ladies can sing, and they showed it yet again.