At the end of this regrettable plot, Finn kisses Emma. This comes completely out of left field, and makes absolutely no sense. There has never been a hint of anything between the two, and even working together in this episode, there is no foreshadowing. Finn and Emma's fiance, Will (Matthew Morrison), are practically best friends. Plus, Finn is a student until recently, which adds to the ick factor. Why does Finn do this?
Perhaps Finn wants Will's life. He's been subbing in Will's job, why not take the girl, too? Except, Finn hasn't tried to be exactly like Will. Maybe his clothing style has shifted that way, but he does do his own thing, too.
It just seems like a contrived ratings ploy during sweeps, and is a serious misstep for Glee to make.
I'd also like to complain about the opening number of the episode, a song called "Diva." It's kind a fun moment, with outlandish costumes and characters. Yet, Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Kitty (Becca Tobin) change their personalities several times throughout the few minutes, so it kills the flow.
"Diva" is not without its moments, mostly involving Kurt, Rachel, and Santana, graduated students living in New York, but between the lackluster music, more terrible Tina focus, and the Finn smooching Emma disaster, it does not deliver. Hopefully next week, which will feature Will and Emma's wedding, as well as the gathering of most or all of the characters who have been absent a lot this season, will improve.
Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.