Back from the break, Principal Figgins compliments Will on the whole wheel-yourself-a-mile-in-Artie's-chair consciousness-raising exercise currently in progress, which leads Will to complain that the school has but one wheelchair-accessible entrance, and "it's all the way on the far end of campus." Long story short, he argues that McKinley needs more ramps, but Sue -- for some bizarre reason also present at this meeting -- strenuously objects. "Those are what I call 'Lazy-Makers,'" she quips, noting that in her opinion, ramps "discourage our able-bodied students from getting their proper exercise by using the stairs." Both Will and Sue then ask an excellent question regarding Sue's apparently pointless presence at the meeting. Unfortunately, they receive an entirely convoluted explanation from Principal Figgins that serves only to further Sue's particular conundrum this evening, and the long and the short of the entire mess is this: Tangible school improvements like additional wheelchair ramps cost money, but consciousness-raising exercises in "inspiration" are free, so Sue's going to take a page from Will's book and hold open auditions for Quinn's replacement on The Cheerios, despite the fact that The Cheerios had always been invitation-only up to this point. Will, of course, is to monitor the process to ensure every student participating receives a fair evaluation. Sue's outrage is surprisingly low-key, but it's cutting nonetheless. "Let me break this down for you," she explains, simmering. "There comes a point when you've got to stop seeing people for what they look like, and ask them to show you what they can do -- and as soon as a cheerleader rolls herself out onto the field in a wheelchair, she becomes decidedly less effective at cheering people up! It's just a fact!" Figgins doesn't even bother to concede that she might have a point, and instead lays down the law: The massive plot contrivance will proceed as previously dictated. "Maybe somebody at this school will surprise you!" he cheerily concludes. Sue stares at him like he's just farted in her hair.
Episode Report CardDemian: C+ | 2738 USERS: B
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