'Glee's' Return Doesn't 'Make Me Wanna Shout'

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'Glee's' Return Doesn't 'Make Me Wanna Shout'

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After a three-week hiatus following a spectacular Valentine's Day episode, "Glee's" return seemed anticlimactic. This week's episode, "Girls (And Boys) On Film" left viewers in suspense, as the show left several crucial story lines unresolved. Still, I just couldn't bring myself to care.

Say Anything

Feeling personally responsible for Emma's (Jayma Mays) decision to leave Will (Matthew Morrison) at the altar, Finn (Cory Monteith) took it upon himself to track her down (following a montage of ginger jokes). Accompanied by the glee club, Will stood outside Emma's window with the boombox over his head, in a nod to "Say Anything."

Why were these kids even there in the first place? Why are these students so involved in Will's personal life? What teacher goes around asking his students to help fix his relationship problems?

In any case, Emma explained that her decision to leave stemmed from feeling unsure. She wanted to start over and get to know him from scratch. He accepted the situation by offering to take her out to a movie.

Biggest Idiot of the Week

This week's Biggest Idiot Award goes to Finn (Cory Monteith). I understand that he feels guilty for kissing Emma, but that doesn't justify confessing to Will.

Emma had made it clear that she just wanted to forget the incident, and given that she never initiated or encouraged the kiss, it was not his call to make.

Nothing productive could come from Finn's confession to Will. In a way, these kinds of confessions are selfish. All he did was cause more problems with Will and Emma, all for the sake of relieving his own guilty conscience.

The Romantic Runner Up

During a "Moulin Rouge" montage, we saw that Kurt (Chris Colfer) is still not over his ex, Blaine (Darren Criss). New squeeze Adam (Oliver Kieran-Jones) wanted to make sure that he's not just a rebound. He offered to watch sappy movies with Kurt in hopes of finding one that they could call their own.

Adam is super-cute and charming, but I just can't bring myself to care about Kurt/Blaine/Adam love triangle. The show's runners have been so heavy-handed in promoting "Klaine" as the OTP, so why even bother investing in a new love interest?

They are obviously setting Adam up to be the likable but hapless romantic runner-up, like Walter (Bill Pullman) from "Sleepless in Seattle" or James Marsden in every movie he's ever done (except for "27 Dresses").

The Brody Bunch

Poor Kurt! He's stuck living with "diva nightmare" Rachel (Lea Michele), shady Brody (Dean Geyer), and psychotic snooper Santana (Naya Rivera).

This week, we were left with more questions than answers. After searching through the trash and finding a home pregnancy test, Santana confronted Rachel. Although Rachel broke down in tears, we still don't know for sure if she's pregnant.

We also don't know whether or not Brody is an escort, a drug dealer, or just a regular guy who happens to have $1200 cash and a pager on hand.

In any case, I just can't bring myself to care about these story lines either. Haven't the writers learned that the viewers are tired of baby drama?

As for Brody, he's worn out his welcome on the show. We're sick of this artificially smooth-chested, teacher-banging, naked butt-squatting, roommate etiquette-disregarding tool. Please make it stop!

Unchained Marley

Speaking of making it stop, when will Marley (Melissa Benoist) just go away?

In the ladies room, Kitty (Becca Tobin) pretended to apologize to Marley and to be her "new BFF." In turn, Marley responded by confiding a secret--Ryder (Blake Jenner) had kissed her on Valentine's Day. Hasn't Marley learned by now not to trust Kitty? Why is she spilling these secrets to her?

Later, Jake (Jacob Artist) confessed that Ryder had come up with all of the romantic Valentine's Day gestures. However, he offered to make it up to her with a gesture of his own. Accompanied by a pottery wheel, Jake serenaded her with "Unchained Melody."

Unfortunately, Marley "hungered for the touch" of both Jake and Ryder. Feeling torn, she confessed to Jake that Ryder had kissed her, and that she let him. Jake walked out in devastation, leaving Puppy Eyes Marley heartbroken, and leaving me bored to tears.

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