And now the scene that makes me want to have my corpse cryogenically frozen until the distant future, when they have found a cure for death by dehydration and/or destruction of the esophagus so they can revive me and I can vomit some more. Rachel has arrived at Magical Handicapable Shawn's house. She wants to thank him for his Magical Handicapable wisdom. And she wants to offer to give him singing lessons. Which makes him realize that her voice came back. Way to rub it in, Rachel. He suggests they sing right there. So she takes his hand and they sing "One" by U2 (which she calls "classic rock," causing everyone over the age of thirty-five to curse her with a righteous fury). She starts the song, and then he takes over. And then we get instruments and a full stage version with the Glee Club. Which is either a fantasy or their big number for Regionals, who knows. Finn is on lead. And then we cut back to Rachel and Magical Handicapable Shawn. And the one perfect tear rolling down Rachel's cheek. And the bile crawling up my esophagus. Credits.
I have not been able to grade this episode. On the one hand, the sheer stupidity and utter hatefulness of the Magical Handicapable dude subplot deserves an automatic F. Or lower. But the show gets credit for casting an actual quadriplegic actor for the role. It was great to see Puck and Santana both get big songs. And Kurt's subplot deserves an automatic A-plus, both for acting and writing. And a thousand gold stars for "Rose's Turn." But still, I can't reward that vomit-inducing Magical Handicapable bullshit. So no grade for you, Ryan Murphy.
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