November 11th, 2009 11:03 pm |
Glee took a couple of weeks off, but came back with a bang tonight. I found myself crying tonight. There was a moment tonight that had me in tears. When Sue was at the hospital and signing in and then finding out that she had an older sister with Down Syndrome and how she visited her often, we saw a side of Sue that no one knew about. Earlier she was compelled to hold auditions for Quinn Fabray’s vacancy on the Cheerios. Well a girl named Becky, who has down syndrome, auditioned for the team and Sue instantly gave her the spot after doing her routine.
Will thought Sue was up to something. Then later in the episode we see Sue riding Becky hard, but in reality, she was treating Becky just like any one of her teammates.
We also saw the storyline of Artie. At the beginning of the episode we see him “dancing” in the auditorium al by himself to the tune of “Dancing By Myself”. Artie had been in his wheel chair since he was 8 due to a car accident. Mr. Shuster wanted everyone to experience what Artie was going thru and had the Glee Club wheel around in wheelchairs for a few days. They held a bakesale since Principal Figgins didn’t want to pay for a special bus so Artie could ride up to Sectionals with the team. Ultimately, mostly due to Puck, they raised $1200.
But Artie turned it down. He said he wasn’t the only wheelchair bound person at the school and surely wouldn’t be the last. He offered the $1200 to add a wheelchair ramp to the inaccessible auditorium. When Will went to present this to Figgins, we find that Sue walked into the office and wrote a check for $3,000 for several ramps to be installed at the school.
Tonight was also the Diva-Off between Curt and Rachel for the lead in “Defying Gravity” for sectionals. We see a supportive father fight for Curt’s right to audition for a “female” lead for Defying Gravity. It was really touching to see Curt’s Dad stand behind him. But in the end, Curt fumbled the ball and didn’t hit the high “F” in the song. But Curt said he did it on purpose. What, you ask?
Earlier in the day, Curt’s dad received an anonymous phone call that said “You’re son is a fag!” Curt came in just after that and saw the anguish and anger in his dad’s face. Ultimately Curt said his family was more important that some part and that he didn’t want to see his dad hurting.
We also saw the hardships that Finn and Quinn are going thru trying to pay for all the doctor visit. Quinn has been riding Finn pretty hard about manning up and getting a job to support the baby.