“We’re done with the backstabbing and the gossip and channeling all that energy into working together.”
So said Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) at the beginning of Tuesday’s (May 3) “Glee” — the aptly named “Rumours.” Aside from totally rocking the classic Fleetwood Mac album, the theme of the night was more trust than rumors. Gossip was really just a gateway drug — the real conflicts arose when characters who should trust each other were manipulated into doubt.
Below a quick run-down of this week’s trust issues.
Mr. Schuester vs. Sue Sylvester/Teri Schuester/April Rhodes: April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) blew back into town to get Will’s help with her one-woman Broadway show. But, thanks to a little behind-the-scenes plotting with Teri (Jessalyn Gilsig) and Sue (Jane Lynch, who totally rocked a David Bowie disguise), April had Mr. Schue doubting his commitment to “New Directions” and even to his newly-rekindled feelings for Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays). It isn’t much of a spoiler to say the book isn’t closed on whether or not Mr. Schuester will drop New Directions for April’s show — but hey, maybe he doesn’t have to choose. Nationals are in New York and guess what’s right there? Broadway.
Finn vs. his feelings for Quinn and Rachel: Finn (Cory Monteith) has kind of settled into confirmed wishy-washiness. For him, gossip was yet another reason to question his true feelings for Quinn and entertain the idea of getting back together with Rachel (Lea Michele). Quinn left Finn with an ultimatum: “Finn, if you want to be with me, no more songs with [Rachel].” And, really, it’s time for him to choose.
Santana vs. Brittany: Brittany (Heather Morris) may be as dumb as a rock (more on that later), but at least she’s honest about her feelings for Santana (Naya Rivera) and ready to take things to the next level — even if that means hurting Artie. Sure, she may have believed Santana’s explanation of their relationship: “Just friends talking with their tongues super-close.” But Santana needs to decide what’s more important to her: Winning the game or winning Brittany.