The latest installment of FOX's Glee, "I Do," finally finds Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) heading for the altar, prompting all of the recent New Directions alumni to come home for the wedding. But before the bride can utter those two little words, she makes a run for it, ruining the event.
This episode is mostly ridiculous. Yes, we know Emma has issues, and with Will having been out of town for most of the wedding planning, as well as her story about her childhood birthdays, it should be easy to see coming that she doesn't go through with it. However, Glee has strung us out for three and a half seasons, waiting for Will and Emma to be together. To call it off now, likely waiting until May sweeps to fix their relationship, is beyond disappointing.
The wedding itself is also off. The song Will and Emma sing, with a little help from Mercedes (Amber Riley), "Getting Married Today," does not feel like it fits in the show. While Glee has performed a variety of genres, covering a wide range of music, this piece in this moment just doesn't feel right. I don't know that I've ever said that before about a selection.
Sue (Jane Lynch) coming down the aisle in the wedding dress is pushing the boundary of her character too far. Does she care about Emma and Will or not? We've seen that she does before, but this action says otherwise. It seems like a stunt designed purely for misleading commercials leading up to the airing.
And why don't we see Emma's parents in "I Do," whom we've met before? It makes sense for them to be here and to get their reactions to their runaway bride daughter. In fact, after Emma flees, the episode doesn't focus on her or Will pretty much at all, which is weird.
I won't even talk about the Finn (Cory Monteith)-Emma kiss twist from last week that makes little sense, and matters almost not at all to "I Do."