Blaine (Darren Criss) continues to clash with Finn as the male lead of the New Directions. It isn't so much that Blaine is trying to take over, but that Finn feels outmatched vocally, and he should. Finn is handling the situation like an idiot, unfortunately. But Blaine is mostly staying out of any real bickering, to his credit. Given Finn' previous plots, he will probably come around and apologize, finally showing maturity. Eventually. Until then, it makes Finn quite a bit unlikable, acting like a child.
Blaine sings "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" in an effort to raise the club's spirits. This continues Criss's trend of making catchy, mediocre songs actually sound really good on Glee. Unfortunately, there is something missing in this performance. It may be the lack of an all-male vocal backup. Blaine seems a little different and off with all of the girls singing around him. Too bad, because Blaine rocks otherwise.
Despite the music-enhanced low points of "Pot O' Gold," there are actually some really good, non-music stories going on. The most notable is Burt's (Mike O'Malley) entry into the race against Sue (Jane Lynch). Coming too late to make it onto the ballot, Burt begins the arduous process of campaigning as a write in. This comes after Burt finds local business owners to re-fund the musical that Sue cuts the budget from. Burt stands a chance at winning because he is passionate about the cause, crediting Will (Matthew Morrison) and the glee club for saving Kurt's life.
Glee may be slightly preachy when championing Fine Arts Education, but it's not wrong. A lot of kids need music, drama, and art. They need passion when having trouble connecting with other material, and struggling to find themselves. Not to mention the benefits, such as kids performing higher in other subjects, when arts ed is added in. Burt is exactly right that, in a time of budget cuts, the arts should be protected, not chopped. It's a timely message in Ohio and the country, and Glee gets mad props for defending it so vigorously.
The threat from Sue is that she plans to refocus her campaign on her original goal: getting better Special Education programs, in memory of her sister. This is a sympathetic message, and one a lot of people will be able to get behind. Because it's television, and not a huge, nationally-spotlight race, people may even forget just how psychotic Sue's earlier comments sound. But with Kurt and the other seniors graduating, this will probably be Burt's last season on the series. A triumphant move to Washington would be a fitting ending. So let Burt win, and he can help Special Ed as well as Arts Ed. A better choice, over all.