Lair Of The Sylvester. Sue whips up a batch of celebratory placenta-spiked margaritas and dispenses them to her guests, Orange April and Crazy Terri. The gals kick back to chat, with Orange April taking special care to thank Crazy Terri for calling her up to encourage her to ask Will for his help with Crossrhodes, so there's that mystery solved. Unfortunately, Orange April's convinced Will would never abandon the children to join her on tour, as "he wouldn't know how to break it to 'em." "Blowzy Loads," Sue grins, "you leave that to me -- tomorrow's Muckraker will include the ultimate blind-item rumor that Will Schuester is leaving McKinley to join you on Broadway!" "That's not true!" Orange April breathes. "It will be," Sue assures her, as "the whole point of yellow journalism is turning rumor into fact." "And the hard part of breaking the news to the kids," she continues, "will be over -- he'll be free to follow his heart and the stench of your alcohol sweat to New York City, and out of my life forever!" "Seems awfully shady," Orange April frowns, "and I once became an Avon Lady just so I could rob demented seniors." "Look at it this way," Sue offers, "we all agree Will Schuester has no business teaching in a high school." "You," she eyebrows, addressing Orange April, "believe he's too talented, and I just hate him." "And I just want our old apartment back," Terri admits. "I'm living in an efficiency," she confides, "with a raccoon in the wall." "More placenta?" Sue smiles. And... scene!
Motel Of Shame. Rachel and Finn rap on the Von Bieberhausens' door, and Lady Lips himself answers their knock. He tries to shoo them away, but when his younger siblings materialize at his side to welcome their unexpected guests, Guppy Face has little choice but to invite them in, and here we go. You know, had there been any indication at all over the last couple of episodes that Sam's family was going through some rough times -- hell, had they not decided midway through the first season to drop all storylines dealing with the sort of economic difficulties so many communities like Lima have endured since the last recession began -- I might actually care about Lady Lips and his unfortunate plight at the moment. As it is, though, it seems like they ripped this development straight out of their collective ass at the very last minute to turn this installment into yet another Very Special Episode, and for that, they can bite me. Hard. And the fact that they've accessorized this out-of-nowhere plot point with a pair of supposedly adorable, urchin-like moppets only adds insult to injury. Fuck you, Glee.