GLEE “Thriller” Review

GLEE Super Bowl Special
GLEE “Thriller” Season 2 Episode 11 – Finally, Gleeks, after seven long weeks Glee has finally returned with a new episode. Making its big return after the Super Bowl, Glee went all out to make this show an event. From the Thriller halftime show to a human cannon (with two little baby cannons at home) to a rampaging Sue Sylvester, I thought this episode was worth the wait.

So, just to recap: Sue’s bored with the Cheerios (even when they’re slapping themselves with chicken cutlets) and wants to shoot Brittany out of her Sue-clear weapon; Coach Beiste and Will decide to make the self destructing football team join New Directions in the hopes of putting an end to the bullying; and former BFFs Finn and Puck become allies like Maverick and Iceman in Top Gun.

Sue, the 31-year-old legend, was just out of control in “Thriller.” Besides nearly talking Brittany into getting into a cannon with a 30% chance of success and rampaging through the school, she was also named Loser of the Year in a funny cameo by Katie Couric. Sue beat out: the economy, Mel Gibson, the housing market, Dina Lohan, Wall Street, Tiger Woods, the Dallas Cowboys, Brett Favre’s cellphone, 9% unemployment, and Sparky Lohan (Dina’s dog and also, apparently, a loser). Ouch.

As for the music, Rachel convinced Puck to do “Need You Now” with her to make Finn jealous, and I think her plan worked. The football team warmed up at zombie camp with “She’s Not There,” and they actually got into it… until they were slushied by the mullet sporting hockey players. The Warblers practiced “Bills, Bills, Bills” for regionals, giving us our weekly dose of Kurt and Blaine. And, finally, there was the much-hyped “Thriller/Heads Will Roll” mashup, which I thought did Michael Jackson proud. And how great was it to see the crowd going crazy for New Directions? Even school bully Karofsky couldn’t resist joining in all the fun.

All in all, I thought the “Thriller” episode of Glee was a blast. Some parts of the plot were completely absurd, but I can overlook that since it was all in good fun. The one thing I’m not sure about it that kiss between Finn and Quinn at the end. I thought Quinn had moved on with Sam (not to mention that they made it clear Finn no longer had feelings for Quinn), so I’m surprised they are going down that road again.

What did you think of Glee‘s post Super Bowl episode, “Thriller?” Did their performance live up to the hype? And what do you think of the Finn-Quinn-Rachel-Sam-Puck love drama? Let me know in the comments.

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