Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Burt and Carol Tie the Knot in Season 2, Episode 8: "Furt"
Last week: N/A
Here’s why: This was Burt’s week! Then again, Burt ends up stealing the show in most episodes that he’s in. But he was perfect this time, from his jaunty dance moves, to his touching speeches, to the way that he defended Kurt at school. The elation in his voice when he talks about Carole reminds us of how we sound when we talk about Cheez-Its (so Burt must be in love!).
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Rachel and Santana Team Up in Season 2, Episode 8: "Furt"
Last week: 5
Here’s why: Kurt and Finn on the dance floor together was perhaps the most touching moment on a night chock-full of them. Of course, we’re still having trouble imagining New Directions without Kurt. Let’s just hope his singing career after leaving behind the group is more like Sting after The Police than it is like David Lee Roth after Van Halen.

Ranking: 2
Last week: 3
Here’s why: Rachel didn’t have many scenes, but she made them count, first getting Finn to support Kurt, and then later confessing to not having slept with Jessie. We haven’t been this excited about such a minor contribution since Judi Dench won the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, despite only being in the film for eight minutes.
Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Photo: Bruno Mars Smiles for the Audience During a NYC Performance
Last week: 4
Here’s why: A new side to Sue this week! Granted, the wedding subplot was a tad silly, but we were impressed to see her step down from her position as principal. Sue stepping down from power had seemed about as likely as Zooey Deschanel starring in a movie where she doesn’t sing at least one song.

Last week: N/A
Here’s why: Okay, so he didn’t technically appear on the show. But he did have two songs in the episode (including one that has yet to be released as a single!). So we’d say that Bruno Mars rules McKinley High even more than Freddie Prinze, Jr. ruled the school in the movie She’s All That.
Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Sue and Carol Burnett as Sue's Mom Doris in Season 2, Episode 8: "Furt"
Last week: N/A
Here’s why: Now we see why Sue is the way she is! But we got a total kick from Doris’ appearance this week, especially that blissful duet of “Ohio.” And Doris clearly has power in Sue’s life. We haven’t seen anyone this affected by their absentee mother since the movie Psycho.

Two weeks ago: 9
Here’s why: Sam had an up-and-down week. Sure, we loved seeing him come to Mike’s rescue in the locker room (even if his method of attack mainly involved kneeing Karofsky in the crotch). But what about him telling Finn that he was the new big man on campus? And was he just trying to get Quinn for the status? Then again, he also promised to stop impersonating Matthew McConaughey, so we can’t complain too much...
Who's ruling the school, and who's hitting sour notes? We rank the major players of Glee based on their performance in Episode 2.8. Who’s coming out on top? Let the countdown begin!
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Brittany and Artie Partner Up for Wedding Performance in Season 2, Episode 8: "Furt"
Ranking: 9 (out of 9)
Last week’s ranking: N/A
Here’s why: The song dedication at the wedding helped to atone for him not confronting Karofsky with the others. But we’re worried about that previous tryst with Santana. This is likely to be the most damaging secret since that evil guy finding out that Lil’ Bow Wow’s basketball shoes were the secret to his success in the movie Like Mike.

Last week: N/A
Here’s why: Is it wrong that we’re so happy to see Artie and Brittany together? We even love the way she defends her man to Tina. Let’s face it: Artie and Brittany together is sorta like a chocolate bar with bacon in it — we’re not sure why it works, but it does. (Then again, bacon makes anything better.)