The glee club heads to New York in an episode that pushes the limits of logic—and tugs on our heartstrings
Season two of Glee ended last night with New Directions traveling to New York City to compete at the National Show Choir Championship. Fortunately, they didn't leave their drama back in Ohio, as the Rachel and Finn romance took a big turn and Mr. Schuster made a major career decision.
To help make sense of the episode, we have a panel of musical theater and pop culture buffs—Meghan Brown and Kevin Fallon—to provide their takes on how realistic the show feels, how well the romances develop, and of course, how good the musical numbers are.
Here's what they had to say:
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Kevin Fallon (writer and producer for The Atlantic's Entertainment channel): "Was it worth it?" That was the question Rachel and Finn asked each other after New Directions lost (!) Nationals. But for fans of Glee who love the series so dearly they write 2,000-word articles detailing everything that's wrong with it, it's also a question that pertains to the episode—and the whole season. Glee has been undeniably frustrating in season two, but whether it's Mercedes torching an Otis Redding song or Blaine and Kurt's adorable romance, there was still ample reason to tune in and enjoy. Last night's season finale was no exception.