Cut to The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion, where Rachel, Finn, Lady Lips, and Quinn lead the children of New Directions in a rousing rendition of fun.'s "We Are Young," which is an okay song, I guess, albeit a terribly generic-sounding contemporary anthem of the sort this show tends to favor when it feels a need to pump up its iTunes sales. Midway through, Mercedes, Brit-Brit, Sugar Motta, and Santana materialize in the wings, and the four refugees from Idina Menzel's nurturing lady-choir eventually join in, with both Mercedes and Santana getting to share lead vocals with the others already mentioned. And that's about it, really. Gotta say, the end of my last competition episode was a hell of a lot more involving.
Next up: The Second Annual Glee Holiday-Season Extravaganza. I'm pretty sure it somehow involves the children performing as Golden Age celebrities in a 1960s black-and-white Christmas special, so that's either someone's fevered dream sequence, or the promo they've been airing for it is completely misleading. Tune in to find out what's what next week!
Demian is very glad this episode didn't blow, except for that fucking Michael Jackson bit. Stupid Michael Jackson. You may reach him -- Demian, that is, not Stupid Michael Jackson -- at firstname.lastname@example.org.