Last night's episode was, in my opinion, the best episode since the pilot. There was a ton of awesome silliness (Neil Patrick Harris with a mullet? AWESOME) but it was grounded in a way that the last dozen episodes haven't been. I've watched everything Joss has ever done, and I could see his fingerprints all over this episode. There was a gravitas that's been sorely lacking. It was the first time I didn't tune out and only half-watch, while I read or played on my computer.
The writer's deserve a lot of the credit too, but there was something amazingly different about last night's episode that I'm attributing to Whedon. Does that make me a Joss Whedon fanboy? Duh! In fact, I'm currently saving my money for bail in case I'm arrested for stalking him at Comic-con. I'll be the guy in the bow tie dressed like Doctor Who.
Anyway, there's no real point to this post other than to say that last night's Glee was the best of the season. Also, they need much more Artie. The flash mob scene in the mall where he got up out of the chair and sang Safety Dance was my favorite number ever. They used a lot of handicam footage and some of the spectators looked truly surprised. I'm really wondering if they went to some unsuspecting mall and did a flashmob without anyone knowing. It was really amazing.