REVIEW: Glee – Season 4 Episode 20 "Lights Out" – Episode Recap & Review

REVIEW: Glee – Season 4 Episode 20 “Lights Out” – Episode Recap & Review

By Yael
With the power out at McKinley, the only thing left to do is sing it unplugged. If you haven’t yet seen Lights Out then read no further and consider this your official SPOILER ALERT

At McKinley, Schue takes the opportunity to stress the importance of a powerful song even without the use of power for the New Directions. Meanwhile in New York, Rachel and Kurt confront Santana on her lack of personal direction. 

Sarah Jessica Parker returns to Glee, inviting the NYC crew to attend the Ballet – which leads into ‘At the Ballet’ from A Chorus Line. I really like that the Broadway bound part of Glee is performing musical theatre numbers instead of always performing Top 40s. 

The episode was pretty lame. I mean, their stomp-inspired rendition of “We Will Rock You” was unbelievably predictable, but Ryder’s REM cover was pretty sweet. Not to leave out the “school shooting” storyline, the audience finds Sue as a personal trainer who “doesn’t miss the Cheerios.” 

Ryder finally tells the Glee club his big secret – in addition to being dyslexic, he was abused – which leads Kitty to confess that he’s not alone and she too was abused. Speaking of Ryder and Kitty – anyone else feel like she’s his mystery girl? Or are you still holding out for Unique. Also, when exactly is Rachel’s callback? Let ms know what YOU thought of Glee’s Lights Out episode in the comments and don’t miss next week’s Stevie Wonder tribute next Thursday on FOX. 

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