Okay, we all know that Glee doesn’t necessarily strive for realism. Still, there were just too many logic fails during this week’s Season 5, Episode 6: “Movin’ Out,” for us to ignore. Here are our top five — and let us know in the comments if we missed any!
Dedicating an entire episode to Billy Joel
First thing’s first: Even if you’re a diehard Billy Joel fan, with a River of Dreams poster above your bed, you have to acknowledge that Glee doing a tribute to him doesn’t make sense. Billy’s music was popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s, before many Glee fans were born. A fair amount of them just don’t know who he is. And if Glee does feel the need for a tribute, why repeat “Piano Man” — which was covered in Season 1 — when hits like “We Didn’t Start the Fire” are unused?
Rachel has eyes for Sam so soon after Finn’s death
We’re all for Rachel (Lea Michele) moving on when she’s ready, but it felt awfully quick for her to already be eyeing Sam’s (Chord Overstreet) abs during his model shoot. Sure, his abs are kind of like the sun during an eclipse — meaning they’re hard to not stare at — but still. Plus, Sam told Rachel she’s not his type when she asked him to the junior prom in Season 2, so we feel like that ship has kinda sailed already.
Blaine wants to be a doctor. Wait — what?!
Not every Glee plotline can have been in the works for years, but it’s awfully abrupt for Blaine (Darren Criss) to randomly want to be a doctor. Where was this love of healing people when Mercedes (Amber Riley) got sick just before Nationals in Season 3? Or when Blaine appeared clueless about how to get himself better last season, leading to Tina’s (Jenna Ushkowitz) infamous “VapoRape”? Plus, how could Blaine possibly want to deprive the world of his beautiful voice?
In what universe does Sam need to lose ten pounds?
We get that Tyra Banks’ Bichette character was meant to be over-the-top. Still, we wish she could have come up with a more realistic fault for Sam than the fact that he’s “overweight.” C’mon, Bichette — we’ve seen this dude’s abs. Plus, if someone did calculate Sam’s body fat percentage, we’re pretty sure it’d be, like, a negative number or something.
Students are still interviewing for colleges in May? We think not.
McKinley is six weeks away from Nationals, and prom has already come and gone, meaning it’s somewhere in May right now on Glee. So why is it that Blaine is just now auditioning for NYADA, when actual high school kids would have already needed to commit to where they’re attending by now? We’re never ones to discourage procrastinating, but this is kind of ridiculous.