Speaking of terribly evil villains, in "Glease" Cassandra July (Kate Hudson) tricks Rachel into skipping town, then seizes the opportunity to seduce Brody (Dean Geyer). It would not be surprising to learn that things didn't quite go down as Ms. July describes them. But seeing her act all sleazy, then picking up Brody's phone when Rachel calls to rub it in her face is absolutely awful. Sue (Jane Lynch) can be a bit of a monster, but even she has more humanity than Rachel's new teacher.
Not that "Glease" is a bad episode, by any means. All six of the musical numbers are very well done, no matter what my complaints are, plot wise. Blaine (Darren Criss) and Sugar (Vanessa Lengies), in particular, are perfectly cast in Grease. Newell and Benoist, and, to a lesser extent, Tobin, are solidifying their roles as the new stars of Glee, and they definitely have the chops to do so. It's awesome to see Santana and Brittany together again. Almost every actor gives a fine performance, and most of the story choices make sense, even if a few are regrettable. As such, despite my nit picking, I liked the episode a lot overall. There just needs to be some tweaks to the larger arcs to make the season gel a little better.
Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.