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 8: “Previously Unaired Christmas,” for us to ignore. Here are our top five — and let us know in the comments if we missed any!
Where the heck was Brittany?
We get that Heather Morris (Brittany) has been busy raising her real-life little one and hasn’t been able to appear on Glee yet in Season 5. Still, Brittany was such a significant part of Glee at the holidays last year — heck, she and Sam (Chord Overstreet) even got married! — that it doesn’t make sense for her to not be there. Santana (Naya Rivera) even made a comment about fleeing Ohio to get away from Britt, yet there wasn’t a single sight or mention of Brittany at McKinley at all. At the very least, the show should have made the excuse that she was sick or something, right?
Blaine and Kurt had actually been broken up a while
Santana talks to Kurt (Chris Colfer) about how he needs to live a little following his break-up with Blaine. But his break-up had actually happened two months prior to the holiday episode last year, so it doesn’t make sense for him to still be in need of a rebound with Shirtless Claus, a.k.a. Cody (Bryce Johnson).
Plus, Blaine and Kurt were on really good terms in “Glee, Actually”
We’re trying not to be too upset about the fact that we didn’t get a Klaine holiday duet this year. But the fact that we did get one last year, “White Christmas” — and that the two of them seemed this close to getting back together at that time — made us wonder why Kurt seemed so distant from Blaine this year.
Kurt would have been more affected by Burt’s cancer diagnosis
Rather than still be trying to process his not-so-recent break-up with Blaine, Kurt should have been thinking about the fact that his dad was just recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, which Kurt informed Blaine about during last year’s holiday episode. However, perhaps the real-life passing of Cory Monteith made the writers shy away from more sad storylines this season.
People were huffing fumes. Again.
First of all, the NYC kids seemed completely high during their helium fest, but you don’t really get high from helium. Second of all, Glee needs to stop recycling its fume-huffing storyline, which we also saw the week before with the gas leak and in Season 2 with Dr. Carl anesthesia. Take a deep breath and come up with new ways for people to have fun, Glee writers.