That three-week wait was worth it, gleeks: "Wheels" is a pretty good episode. And it does mark the beginning of a string of new plotlines for the characters. Seems Finn is going to figure out the truth being Quinn's baby. Artie gets a storyline of his own (because, let's face it, I don't think his thing with Tina will end just like that). And Sue drops a surprise on us by revealing that her sister has Down's syndrome, something that even Will will not believe.
That said, it's a pretty heavy episode, although not as outright as "Vitamin D". It's the sort of episode that makes you go whisper "whoa" rather than shout "what?" I'll go on a limb and say the final scene between Artie and Tina--when she reveals she's been faking her stuttering all along--is at par with the Will-Emma heartbreaker, because I can really feel Artie's disillusionment. But, as I said, this should not be the end of it. Besides, they do say love knows no boundaries...
And we had pretty good music, too, helped by the fact that Artie gets a solo. We've heard a couple of the songs from last night on the Glee
soundtrack--the disappointingly truncated "Defying Gravity" and the aforementioned "Dancing With Myself"--and then there's "Proud Mary", which features Mercedes, Tina and Artie up front. So come on and listen, and dance, and who knows what else...
Kevin McHale's "Dancing With Myself":Chris Colfer and Lea Michele's "Defying Gravity":The Glee cast's "Proud Mary":
Music- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Fox)