Excitement mounts as the kids of New Directions prep for Regionals. But an unthinkable event at McKinley (the episode is titled “Shooting Star”) forces all the members of the glee club to put things into perspective.
With only five episodes left in season four, this week’s episode strikes a quiet but sentimental chord. Ryder sounds more like Ewan McGregor than Elton John on the Rocket Man’s 1970 piano ballad “Your Song.”
With a little plucking of the strings, he coos, “Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen.” And you can’t help but believe him.