Another week, another Glee episode – but this one is special. It’s one of the few that takes place away from the hallowed halls of McKinley High, the perfectly typical high school backdrop from some perfectly typical high school issues. And maybe that’s why this episode seemed to lack a bit of the quirky charm that we’ve come to expect from Glee.
This week’s episode of Glee is tragic for several reasons: the first (and most important) tragedy? Sue’s sister, Jean (the Downs Syndrome patient who we’ve visited in a nursing home every time we need to be reassured of the existence of Sue’s heart) passed away. The death is sudden, and it set the stage for many of the issues that were tackled in “Funeral.”