Will's love life is now a full-blown triangle, as he leaves Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), and Emma professes the depth of her feelings. Again, Gilsig makes the character slightly sympathetic, reminding Will (and viewers) that she didn't always act so crazy, she's seeking professional help, and the couple once had a real relationship. Will can't be with her, though, because her betrayal is too deep. At the same time, although Emma wants very much to be with Will, and thinks of Terri as repulsive, she is smart in recognizing that Will is still upset over his wife, and this is a bad time to start a relationship. Sure, there's the cheesy, predictable kiss at the end as Will seeks to stop Emma from quitting her job. But overall, the trio is handled very well here.
Sue touches on being out of character in "Sectionals." This is because her revulsion for, and efforts to destroy, the glee club are later explained as a personal vendetta against Will. While not being kind to the glee kids, Sue is not usually nice to the students she likes, either. But Sue does care about kids, or so we're told down the line. Yet, in "Sectionals," Will is no longer part of the New Directions, and she still tries to screw up their Sectionals performance. Perhaps this is because Sue knows Will will eventually be reinstated, or it will hurt him to see them fail, but both seem a bit far fetched.
- Rachel claims to be a little psychic. Really? How so? Just because she senses that something doesn't feel right between Finn and Quinn? As enjoyable as Rachel's eccentricities usually are, it's good that this one is not explored further in future episodes.
- Brittany (Heather Morris) actually admits to many members of the group that she and Santana have sex in "Sectionals." Talk about a bombshell spoiler that is treated as a throw away line! Which works because of how insane many other things that Brittany says are.
- Having the various New Directions members talk on a party line in their cell phones in school, with many walking right beside each other, is silly and insipid. Yet, it allows many minor characters to get small bits in a busy episode, and it funny enough that it can easily be forgiven.
- When Rachel is lecturing the glee club, she mentions trying out for community theater productions. Kurt (Chris Colfer) puts her in her place by pointing out that Rachel never wins those parts. Seriously? Someone with Rachel's immense talent cannot score a role in community theater? I don't believe it.
- Why is Emma in her wedding dress when Will arrives to the empty reception? Glee shows before that Ken (Patrick Gallagher) is furious at her for postponing the wedding slightly. Does she really not know he's not coming until she arrives?
- Plus, where are all the guests? They might have gone home, but it seems unlikely some family members wouldn't stay to offer comfort. A kitchen worker is still there waiting. Why?
- And Emma knows Will is still coming and waits just to tell him they can't yet be together? Setting the dialogue aside, the entire scene is full of plot holes.