This week on "Glee," several New Directions seniors struggled with having "no directions." Meanwhile, "The Glee Project's" Alex Newell made his debut doing what he does best, performing in drag.
No Directions Seniors
Will (Matthew Morrison) was worried about three seniors: Finn (Cory Monteith), Mercedes (Amber Riley), and Santana (Naya Rivera). So he used disco and "Saturday Night Fever" as a tool to help them discover their dreams.
Mercedes dreamed of singing power ballads like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, but was afraid to moving to LA to chase her dream. Will tried to remind her that the cream always rises to the top, but she was scared of becoming "skim milk."
Sam (Chord Overstreet) uploaded her "Disco Inferno" video to YouTube to remind her how talented she really was. We're glad to see these two back together again. (We only wish real-life Chord would break up with Emma Roberts. That relationship doesn't seem so healthy!)
This week, Santana learned to be careful what she wished for. She wanted to be famous, and didn't care how it happened. Brittany (Heather Morris) uploaded their sex tape (spliced with shots of Lord Tubbington doing household chores).
Fortunately, they were able to remove the tape, and Sue (Jane Lynch) offered Santana a full cheerleading scholarship to University of Louisville. (A Hispanic lesbian cheerleader in Kentucky? That should be interesting.)
While Morrison, Lynch, Lea Michele, and Chris Colfer have all received major award nominations, we're wondering why Cory is so overlooked as an actor. He was quite convincing in showing Finn's insecurities about his future. (Of course, we can't help noticing the irony of a 30-year-old playing a teenager who wants to "feel young.")
In a convenient plot device to keep him and Rachel (Michele) together, Finn miraculously realized that his dream was to become an actor and to study at the Actors Studio in New York. (We'll overlook the fact that this season, he already dreamed of playing football, joining the army, working at Burt's tire shop, and going into the pool-cleaning business with Puck).
The Unique One-Trick Pony
I never liked Alex on "The Glee Project," but I have to admit that he is impressive in his niche (as a power-belting drag queen). Alex played Wade, a new Vocal Adrenaline member and longtime fan of Kurt (Colfer) and Mercedes. He sought Kurt's advice on whether or not he should perform at regionals as his alterego "Unique."
Sue was in favor of the idea, thinking that this would sabotage Vocal Adrenaline's chances at regionals. However, her plan backfired, as the crowd loved Alex/Unique. The look on Jonathan Groff's face when Alex started singing was priceless.
Unresolved Story Lines
While "Glee" was busy introducing new characters like Joe Hart (Samuel Larsen) and Wade (Newell), the writers seem to have put Karofsky (Max Adler) on the back-burner.
After his suicide attempt and struggle to come to terms with his sexual orientation, some of us viewers are wondering how he's doing. The writers could have at least thrown Karofsky fans a somewhat inappropriate reference to "Staying Alive."
Would you like the writers to resolve Karofsky's story line? Will Finn succeed as an actor in New York? Are you glad to see Sam and Mercedes back together? Did you have "Saturday Glee-ver" this week?
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