It looks like Mr. Ryan Murphy finally understood that we don’t care about super famous guest stars and tribute episodes. What we care about when it comes to this show is exactly what he delivered in last night’s episode: Friendship, camaraderie, team spirit, high school drama and out of this world music numbers. In that order. This is what Glee is all about. This was what got me hooked to the show in the first place.
Thank you, Mr. Murphy, for finally getting what we have all been trying to tell you for months. Because the show I fell in love with last year is back and just like that you got me hooked again.
Way to go, man.
Because ‘The Sue Sylvester Shuffle’was easily one of the best episodes to date. If not the very best. It had everything we love about Glee, including a complete meltdown from Sue, which was disturbingly hilarious to watch. She really lost it in this episode, when she decided she wanted to do a human cannon ball for the Cheerios routine for Regionals and recruited poor Brittany to do the job. I honestly thought they were going to go through with it for a moment there and I felt so bad for Brit, who was afraid she was going to die.
Meanwhile, the football team needs an extra strength to win the championship, but — as we all know — they completely suck. Sue, in a fit of rage, decides to schedule the Cheerleading Regionals to the same day as the game, so not only the boys will lose, but they also won’t have a half-time show.
With that, Coach Beiste and Mr. Schue join forces to solve the problem. The football team and the Glee Club must work together and perform a mash-up of ‘Thriller’and ‘Heads Will Roll’during half-time. That obviously doesn’t work out and there’s a lot of fighting and the entire football team — except the ones in Glee Club — quits. So it’s up to the girls to help them. This really showed what friendship is all about and it was great to finally see this show tackling this kind of plot again.
Also, Sue makes Quinn, Brittany and Santana choose between the Cheerios and Glee Club and
they end up going with the Cheerios, even though they love Glee Club. What they’re worried about is that if they quit the Cheerios, they will be permanently be deemed as losers for the rest of their time in high school. Finn saves the day and convinces them that what really matters is doing what they love so they quit the Cheerios, go back to the game and everyone — including the football bullies, because Puck knocked some sense into them — delivers an amazing performance. And don’t even get me started on how awesome their make up was. It was downright creepy.
In the end, with a team effort, the McKinley High Titans win the championship with a full team and everyone is happy. Of course things go back to normal and the football bullies will continue to be bullies and the Glee Club will continue to be a house of losers, but you know what? It’s cool. Because it wouldn’t be Glee otherwise.
The shocker of the episode came at the very end because Quinn decided to thank Finn for helping her make the right decision by kissing him.
I definitely didn’t see that one coming at all.
So what did you think of ‘The Sue Sylvester Shuffle’? I definitely think it deserves an A+. With honors.
Welcome back, Glee. We’ve missed you so much.