There’s a little part of me that refuses to believe that last night’s all-new episode of Glee was real. For starters, there was no preemptive controversy surrounding the nature of “A Night Of Neglect,” which is just plain rare for an episode of this show. It also lacked some other crucial elements: Rachel didn’t sing, Brittany didn’t make me laugh (am I the only one that totally predicted her being revealed as a quirky, closeted genius?), Puck didn’t make me laugh OR swoon, and there was almost no attention given to Rachel and Finn’s broken relationship (unless you count Rachel looking at him lovingly during Mercedes’ final performance – which I don’t, especially considering how powerful their scenes were in the previous episode.)
So why did this episode go largely “neglected” by media sources before it aired? Because in the grand scheme of all things Glee, it was really quite boring. I didn’t hate it, but it was more or less a filler episode, meant to tie the New Directions Regionals win to next week’s highly anticipated ninety-minute extravanganza.
But enough of that; let’s get on to the episode itself.