I was prepared to love the Glee Season 3 DVD finale. And I did—for about 2/3rds of it. The episode begins with the original 5—Rachel, Artie, Tina Kurt and Mercedes—in front of the choir room performing “Sit Down Your Rockin’ the Boat” as Will looks on, flashing back to that disastrous first New Directions performance. Just a few minutes into the episode, and I am already tearing up a little. So far, so good.
It's definitely a bold move for "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, who directed this episode. It may have been risky, but it was also laughable. Blaine and Kurt start off strong, singing "Let It Snow" as two bachelors sharing a fancy apartment of their own. It is opposite day for the New Directions after Tina bumps her head; Her injury leads everything to be all switched up; the gang still must rehearse for the Nationals.
In Glee Season 3, Coach Beiste shows up to school with a black eye, some of the girls make some Chris Brown jokes in the hall about her that royally pisses off Sue and Coach Roz. Because the kids don’t take violence seriously, the duo come together and ask them to apologize in the form of an empowering song.
In an unusually reflective night served up in the tired trope of a prom king-and-prom queen contest, Glee takes us to the beginning: how Rachel and Quinn didn’t get along but now are semi-friends, how Rachel still gets insanely jealous if Finn and Quinn are even mentioned together, and how Quinn and Santana still rule the school as popular cheerleaders and as such, the top vote-getters for prom queen.