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On last week’s Glee, the New Directions continued to say their goodbyes to the club that changed their lives. This week, Holly Holiday and April Rhodes try to pull one last miracle to save the New Directions. Meanwhile, Tina freaks out about her future (again) and Santana does the unthinkable.

The Players:

  • Director: Brad Falchuk
  • Writers: Brad Falchuk
  • Cast: Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Fink, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum, Jr., Cheyenne, Darren Criss, Jayma Mays, Jane Lynch, Dean Geyer, Melissa Benoist

Episode Title: “New Directions”

As the fate of the glee club becomes a reality, April (Kristin Chenoweth) and Holly (Gwyneth Paltrow) hatch a plan to save the New Directions. Meanwhile, Rachel and Santana attempt to make amends after their blowout fight.

The Good:

  • Team Gorgeous: Holly is so cool that even Sue likes her (and she doesn’t like anybody). Apparently the two are part of this thing called Team Gorgeous where they dress in similar jumpsuits and tie bandanas around their knees. Who would’ve known?
  • FRIENDS: As always, Tina freaks out about her future. And her anxiety is totally understandable because she’s a high school senior, but her constant moping has gotten old. However, in this episode, the writers got a little creative. When Tina suddenly faints in the choir room, she has a dream sequence in the style of Friends. A bunch of the Glee kids recreate its unforgettable opening credits and there’s a brief sitcom-like sequence. The laugh-track is corny, but we commend the writers for changing things up. It was entertaining.
  • The Truce: No one gets Santana like Brittany. She’s able to figure her out so easily, and that’s understandable because of the love they have for each other. In a touching scene, Brittany asks Santana why she’s going after Rachel’s Broadway gig, after all, that has never been her dream. This makes Santana react, and she admits that she’s been mean-spirited. So she calls a truce between her and Rachel and quits the show! Now the two can go back to being awesome friends, hopefully.
  • Don’t Stop Believin’: In the end, Holly and April fail to save the New Directions, but they do one last nice thing for Mr. Schue. They gather all the Glee kids and put together a video for Will’s unborn child. Everyone praises Mr. Schue for bringing this club together. It was a sweet and touching way to end things.

Best Lines:

  • “I’d rather do hard with you than easy with anybody else.” – Quinn

The So-So:

  • Graduation: Graduation on the other hand was a giant cheese-fest. Tina decides to announce mid-graduation that she got into Brown and forms a hug circle with Artie, Blaine and Sam. Then Sue decides to let Brittany graduate even though she dropped out of McKinley months ago. Seriously, how is that even possible?

The Music:

  • “I Am Changing,” Dreamgirls – Kurt and Mercedes perform a duet in honor of friendship.
  • “Party All The Time,” Eddie Murphy – Holly Holiday grooves, 70s style.
  • “Loser Like Me,” Glee – Blaine, Artie and Sam attempt to cheer up Tina, who feels like a free-floating loser without direction.
  • “Be Okay,” Oh Honey – Santana and Rachel make up and perform together for the Glee club. 
  • “Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink – Quinn and Puck decide to go ahead with their relationship and are now officially boyfriend and girlfriend.
  • “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey – The glee club pays tribute to Will Schuester.

Overall:

The New Directions are officially over. And they said goodbye the right way. There were a lot of nostalgic moments, but few were over the top. The performances were also great, especially Holly’s rendition of Eddie Murphy’s “Party All Time.” Now, it’s on to New York.

Rating: 8.5/10

Glee airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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