Sup Gleeks! This week’s episode of Glee was all about Christmas. Sue opens up the episode by writing in her diary about the movie Love, Actually. This sets up the entire episode because the format was similar to the movie where they have 5 different stories that all connect together at the end.
Artie falls out of his wheelchair on the way to school because the janitor forgot to put salt on the icy wheelchair ramp. This puts Artie in a bad mood and makes him feel helpless. Finn brings him to the nurse’s office and tells Artie to get some rest. This is where Artie meets his guardian angel, Rory in his dreams. Rory shows Arties what would’ve happened if Artie wasn’t in his chair. There would be no glee club, he would be a jock and a bully, and Quinn would’ve died since she had no support from him when she had her car accident.
He wakes up and then appreciates being in his wheelchair.
Kurt is staying in NYC for the holidays because he has no money to go back home now that he’s saving it for NYADA. Rachel invites him to join her and her dads on their cruise but he declines not to. But Kurt’s father ends up making an appearance to spend Christmas with his son. The two spend time together and Kurt’s dad reveals to Kurt that he has prostate cancer. At first Kurt is extremely scared for his father’s life but Burt reassures Kurt by telling him that the doctors caught it fast. Burt also flies in Blaine to spend the holidays with Kurt as well. The two are not together but they agree to always be there for each other.
Puck introduces Jake to his life in LA. Long story short, Puck isn’t doing so great. Jake tells Puck to go back to Lima and spend Christmas there. The both of them go out to eat with their mothers and this is the first time the women have interacted with each other. At first, the mothers could not speak to each other without saying harsh things but Puck and Jake tell their mothers to stop it. Their father had kept secrets from both Puck’s mom and Jake’s mom. They all decided to bury the hatchet and get along.
Sam and Brittany believe in the Mayan calendar and prepare for the end of the world by getting married. Coach Beiste was the minister of the ceremony too. When December 22, 2012 comes along, Brittany and Sam realize they are not dead. Coach Beiste breaks the news to them that they aren’t really married and that the zombie apocalypse is not real. But when she sees how devastated the couple is about the world not ending, she makes up a lie saying that there’s another Mayan calendar that calculates the world’s demise.
Coach Sylvester participates in the faculty Secret Santa and ends up getting Marley’s mother’s name (Millie). At first she does not know what to get her but after eavesdropping on a conversation between Marley and Millie, Sue knows exactly what to do. Millie tells Marley that they cannot afford a Christmas this year since they have to save up on getting Marley help with her eating disorder. Sue decides to give them a Christmas by sneaking into their home and leaving behind a Christmas tree, presents, and $800. Millie goes to Sue’s office to thank her and return the $800 dollars but Sue refuses to take back the money. Sue has a soft spot for Millie and Marley because she now knows how it feels to be a single mother.
Marley then thanks Sue by getting the entire glee club to sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for her.
This episode was cute and had its great moments. The first, second, and last stories were definitely my favorite ones out of the 5. My least favorite was, of course, Sam and Brittany’s plot. It felt very stupid to me and not in a good way. But then again, maybe I’m just bias because I hate them together. The last story was incredibly heartwarming and it was great to see Sue’s human emotions again.
I’m also glad that Rory’s character made an appearance again but I felt angered by it at the same time. He barely had any lines or any screen time. They could’ve done it without him. But I’m glad that the writers actually put him in the show again even if it was just for a brief moment.
1. Blaine is thinking of applying to NYADA.
2. Puck moves back to Ohio for good.
Which storyline did you like the best? How do you feel about the season and it’s direction thus far?