Artie (Kevin McHale) did a more than admirable job as the director of McKinley’s West Side Story production on Glee last year, but now it’s time for someone else to get to boss around his New Directions pals.
New Directions appears to be in something of a transition mode, despite having won Nationals earlier this year. Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) feels that something is missing in his life, and now that he’s been accepted to the blue-ribbon arts education panel in Washington, D.C., it looks like someone new will have to step up to lead the group while Schue’s away. That’s your cue, Finn (Cory Monteith).
Finn will indeed be leading New Directions for a little while, and we now also know that he’ll be directing McKinley’s production of Grease, which will take place in Episodes 5 and 6. Given that Finn’s been kinda direction-less himself lately (“direction-less” — get it?), we’re pleased as punch that he finally has a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
We sorta have mixed feelings about this, since we think it was great that Mr. Schuester was willing to give a student a chance to direct the play last year. But Finn really needs some purpose in his life, so we’re all for him taking the reins on this one — especially since the choice of Grease was his idea in the first place.
However, leading glee isn’t exactly going to be a picnic for the guy — not if a certain tracksuit-wearing grump has anything to say about it. “Sue is going to have a big problem with him,” Jane Lynch tells TVLine. “He’s innocent, but he says something really stupid to me, and one thing about Sue Sylvester is she never forgets.”
Okay, so saying stupid things appears to be something of a forte for Finn. (Remember that comment of his last season that outed Santana?) But we can’t help but wonder what Finn says to Sue that could be so bad. And here we assumed that, as long as Finn didn’t use a pound of hair gel each morning like Schue, he’d be in Sue’s good graces.
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