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 9: “Frenemies,” for us to ignore. Here are our top four — and let us know in the comments if we missed any!
Tie for valedictorian means the winner is… number three
Whenever two people are tied for the lead in something, the tie is broken by… awarding the prize to the person in third place? That’s what happened with McKinley’s valedictorian race, even though that made no sense whatsoever. That said, seeing Blaine (Darren Criss) share the prize with Artie (Kevin McHale) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) was sweet.
Santana didn’t have to read lines for the audition?
There’s no question that Santana (Naya Rivera) is ridiculously talented and deserves to be a star. That said, we don’t think anyone should get something handed to them, which is what seemed to be the case when Santana became Rachel’s (Lea Michele) understudy without having to read lines or do any dance numbers. Evidently, becoming a Broadway understudy is kind of a piece of cake these days.
There’s a stripper pole in the guitar store
Look, we’re not ones to complain about Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Starchild’s (Adam Lambert) awesome-in-every-way version of “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” with Kurt proving to be surprisingly skilled on the stripper pole. But, uh, why exactly was that stripper pole even there? For some reason, Glee never felt the need to explain that. Also, we hope someone was watching the store’s door during the lavish musical number to make sure nobody stole any guitars.
Isn’t it a little late to cast the understudy?
Rachel has known since the start of Season 5 that she’s playing Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. So why did the production wait until just now to cast her understudy? The show appears to be close to starting previews, so it doesn’t make sense that the understudy gets so little time to rehearse. Granted, Santana clearly has proven her acting chops with that yeast-infection ad, so maybe she doesn’t need much rehearsal time.