Kathy Griffin plays a tea party member inspired by Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell in a way only she can. Even her preemptive announcement that she is not a witch made me laugh. While Kathy can sometimes stray a little too corny, I loved her Life on the D-List, and the editing boosted her legitimacy here. Equally funny is the wonderful Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy, Eli Stone), playing comical as a newly-minted nun who was, until recently, a stripper. Bonus laughs, in a sad sort of way, that the nun sees right through the Jesus pandering by Sue, but the Republican tea party candidate does not.
So what is next on the docket for the New Directions? Well, we were promised a season finale at Nationals in New York City whether they were performing or not. Clearly they are. And with the original song ceiling busted, I bet we'll be seeing a lot more new pieces. Especially at Nationals, as they can't go backwards in competition once they have broken new ground. Also coming up, Sue puts together a team of fellow miscreants to take down Will, which will include his ex-wife, Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), seen-once-before Glee club coach Dustin Goolsby (Cheyenne Jackson, 30 Rock), and the former McKinley High glee director, Sandy (the great Stephen Tobolowsky). And we'll get the return of Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow)!
Glee airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.