Who's ruling the school, and who's hitting sour notes? We rank the major players of Glee based on their performance in Episode 2.4, “Duets.” Who’s coming out on top? Let the countdown begin!
Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Rachel and Finn Perform Their Duet in Episode 2.4: "Duets"
ARTIE
Ranking:
8
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: We felt for Artie, who regrets losing his virginity to Brittany. But we would consider that a victory. There are some people who would be perfect for a long relationship, involving wine tastings and private pottery lessons, and some people who would be notable just because they’re crazy in bed. Guess which category Brittany would fall into?

MIKE
Ranking: 7
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: Talk about trouble in paradise! The poor guy takes some flak from in-demand Tina for his constantly taking her out for chicken feet. Of course, it probably can’t help that he takes his mom along on his dates.

SANTANA
Ranking: 6
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: Santana was bitchy to Artie, Mercedes, and former bestie Brittany, all in the same week! How did she even have time to be that bitchy? Santana really knows how to ruin lives, like the girl in the novel Atonement, or like the corporate exec in the made-for-TV movie Yogi the Easter Bear.

FINN
Ranking: 5
Last week’s ranking: 7
Here’s why: It was nice to see the guy suggest a way to throw the duet competition so Sam could win. But we cringed to see him get the idea from having seen Grease 2. What other bad sequels does he get his life lessons from? Maybe Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo?

KURT
Ranking: 4
Last week’s ranking: 4
Here’s why: Get this guy a love interest already! Sure, it was gracious of him to let Sam sing with Quinn, and his Victor/Victoria duet was quite the feat. But come on! Kurt’s dad shouldn’t be the only one who gets to enjoy his saffron-enhanced cooking.

SAM
Ranking: 3
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: The guy gets called out for his colored hair, confesses to having seen Avatar six times, and busts out his (middling at best) Matthew McConaughey impression on a first date. And yet somehow he still made Quinn swoon? We guess being cute pays off.

RACHEL
Ranking: 2
Last week’s ranking: 6
Here’s why: What a week for Rachel! First off, it was just so much fun to see Rachel tousle piano player Brad’s hair. (When was the last time we saw Rachel upbeat enough to tousle anybody’s hair?) And we even hear Rachel admit to Finn that she needs to be friendlier. Of course, you don’t exactly need Dr. Phil’s understanding of the human psyche to get that Rachel isn’t the nicest person ever.

QUINN
Ranking: 1
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: Quinn is capable of winning the Power Rankings? Who knew? But we loved Quinn’s singing this week, and we especially loved the way she opened up to Sam on their date. Plus, we discover that she knows a thing or two about the solar system. Watch your back, Stephen Hawking!