In a few spots, Glee still maintains some its magic thanks to the usual suspects: Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith. Also, the 3rd season promises to bring more Darren Criss and Naya Rivera, two who definitely deserve the attention.
However, the excitement and freshness that was the first season is not there anymore, partly because the show tries to win audiences with the same formula, and worst of all, it seems that the songs are what move the story, not the other way around.
In this episode, we learn that Will and Emma and Rachel and Finn are still going strong; Mercedes is now dating a football guy and Sam is out of the picture (that was quick Chord Overstreet) and Puck got dumped by Lauren Zizes (so long Ashley Fink); Quinn left the Glee club while Santana was ousted after burning a purple piano; and Blaine transfers to McKinley to be with Kurt, because any parent would let his teenage son transfer to a lesser school just to be with his boyfriend, right.
Sue Sylvester has developed a new plan to destroy the Glee club, and even though we love Jane Lynch, we’re pretty tired of this being her only reason to live.
Will Schuester had annoying moments before, but now he returned as a straight up tool, and we wonder if Ryan Murphy isn’t secretly hoping for a new replacement next season.
On the other hand, the writers finally had something for Quinn and they transformed her into a bad girl, which we had to admit was a nice change for her and we hope she keeps some of that attitude once she inevitably comes back to New Directions.
Also, big props to Lindsay Pearce, who had arguably the best musical number of the night, and more importantly, she held her own in the acting department.
Is Glee worth watching this season? Probably, but just because this will allegedly be the last season for the main characters and you’ll most likely want to follow them to college.