As someone who is a stickler for continuity I was a little worried how this episode would fit in the story since Glee already made a 2012 Christmas episode. However, the writers addressed this by having Jane lynch explain at the beginning that this was an episode that was filmed but then rejected by the network and therefore never aired and resulted in the episode that was aired last year to be made.
So really all of these events never happened in the Glee world. And is more of a one-off episode that doesn’t effect the story or the events that happened subsequently whats-so-ever. So this I could handle.
However, it was just another episode that demonstrated further that Glee needs to ditch the high school and just focus on New York. The story of that occurred at McKinley continued the ridiculousness that began last week with the puppets. The only good thing that we saw at McKinley was Beiste’s Christmas sweaters with her gym shorts.
Glee has managed to fully establish a world for Rachel, Kurt and Santana in New York which is far more enjoyable to watch than the world back in Lima, even when their attempts to success lead to them, sucking helium, getting drunk, Kurt almost hooking up with and then eventually robbed by hot Santa. These three manage to turn that disaster into getting a job for Barney’s and singing in one of their Christmas windows. So much more entertaining.
Having said that I would be concerned with introducing too many characters into that setting and how that would impact the nice balance Rachel, Kurt and Santana have created.
I am so angry right now! I think everyone knew Kevin would not get a happy ending being a profit and all but I was not expecting his ending to come so soon. Especially since, thanks to Crowley, we saw all the other potential profits and really no one else had any potential! (Still mad we never got an explanation for Chuck’s death too).
And now we just have one more death for Dean to feel guilty about. I wonder if he’ll go sulk with Crowley now that Sam’s gone, Kevin’s dead and Cas is telling Dean its too dangerous for him to be there now.
I wonder though if not Zek possessing Sam actually as to actively heal Sam or him just possessing Sam is how it works? If its the later than I wonder it is possible for Sam to eventually recognize he is being possessed and expel him that way. Remember Sam was able to gain control over his body while being possessed by Lucifer.
But at least we found out Zek’s true identity, and I bet something similar to this happened all those thousands of years ago when he let the snake in, he was just duped, like he is now and like how Cas was.
Perhaps the only silver lining about this episode is that Cas got his grace back…well a grace.I wonder if grace’s are like Harry Potter wands? Can use someone else’s but it doesn’t feel quite right. This episode also showed us how Cas basically has a split personality, his social awkward usual self (who was so excited to be on a hunt, awww) to the badass who took over heaven a couple years ago.
This episode was super intense and I loved every minute of it!
It was the return of James Gillies and his transport for execution, although I am confused why they didn’t just hang him in Toronto and why he was to be executed in Kingston. Anyways, this character was the most unsuspecting mega villain during his debut way back when. Then he was just a plucky college killed using murder as a way to test physic theory. Michael Seator does such a good job with this character.
We also got see the other Constables at work, and why they are never let out from behind the desk…Hodge and Jackson…and Higgins for letting it slip that it was Gillies and not just a random prisoner are all terrible! No wonder George is the one Murdoch always turns to even though he think hims ridiculous half the time.
As expected the transport did not go smoothly with Gillies being in control of everything the whole time. But what was unexpected was the kiss he planted on Murdoch…I can just see all the gifs people will make. Although clearly it was only to shock Murdoch and throw him off so he could continue on with his escape. And escape we know was completed and that he will return someday.
But was Murdoch really justified in getting angry at George for not finding the body seeing as he was the idiot who jumped in after Gillies and knocked himself unconscious.