Well the show has continued it's downward spiral almost even squandering the immense talents of Kristin Chenoweth. Honestly I'm floored. Like a Lea Michele/Kristin Chenoweth duet should be heaven and even that came out sub-par in this sorry episode. Nonetheless Chenoweth did land some solid laughs and put on a stunning performance more or less.
Still the pacing and motives of this show are bizarre. It destroys any sense of urgency or depth in character with it. There's just NO continuity.
When Finn wanted to join the football team all hell broke loose and he was outcast from the social hierarchy. He was able to force them to keep him on because they 'needed' him to do well... only to find out a few episodes later the team never wins anything anyway! And then suddenly because their coach made them dance to "Single Ladies" which mysteriously made them better at football half the team, including the loudest basher are on the Glee club?!
Not to mention the Cheerleaders who were sent onto the Glee club as "spies" but after one failed mission are just there? Are they serious about it now? There's been some indication Quinn is but what the hell is up with that? Shouldn't that make the other two she drones pressure her or are they so much of sheep they just do what she says? No way to tell considering they don't have names or lines.
But lets ignore all that and get to the premise of this episode where they need to get Rachel back to win. OK Lea Michele's a fucking amazing singer. I buy this. But then Finn has to get her to come back so he can win a singing scholarship??!! WTF!? An episode ago he was trying to get an athletic scholarship, despite being on the worst team ever, off of Kurt's talent?! How stupid, inconsistent and unoriginal. How about someone else on the team wants her because they want to win for the sake or winning or they like her as a person or they like the way Glee use to be or any number of logical character driven reasons beyond this convoluded garbage! And what's with all these time management issues!? Half the team (including Kurt?) can be on the football team and do Glee, the cheerleaders can do both, Wheels can be in teh seldom mentioned Jazz club but Rachel can't multi-task?
Really this is just shaping up to be one jumbled piece of wasted potential.