Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers.
In “A Very Glee Christmas,” McKinley High’s glee club kids try to get into the holiday spirit by helping keep Brittany’s belief in Santa Claus alive, but grinchy coach Sue Sylvester has her own plans to wreck the holiday. Meanwhile, Rachel desperately tries to reunite with Finn, and Will continues to sit on a ton of resentment for John Stamos.
Here we are at the halfway point of Glee‘s second season. I’ve got a lot to say about these last 10 episodes, but there’s a half-season roundup post coming soon to take care of that. As for the Christmas episode: it was handled pretty much like one would expect a Glee Christmas show to be, complete with dashes of overblown drama, scoops of sentimentality and a tiny little nugget of genuine emotion at its core. That description applies to both the episode’s plot and its music.