4.06-reviews

The onstage musical numbers are so much better than the rehearsals for two intertwined reasons: They’re all enhanced by a classic cast member, and they all have some transformational spin on the familiar scenes from Grease. Blaine doesn’t miss a beat in his rendition of “Beauty School Dropout,” but the look on his face when he spots Kurt in the crowd is a kick in the gut. It’s really as simple as that: a practically shot-for-shot remake of a scene from someone else’s imagination justified by one little shot of Glee.
—  AV Club recap of 4.06, “Glease.” [source]
After watching the four-way awkward-off among Rachel, Finn, Kurt, and Blaine, I discovered that your face can stick like that. Not only do none of the couples from “The Break Up” even hint at reconciliation, but they all dig their heels in harder. Finn sees Rachel crying over Brody, Kurt reiterates the broken trust between him and Blaine, and Santana tries to do the mature thing and resists getting back together with Brittany. These scenes are essential considering the habit of television in general—and Glee in particular—to renege on plot developments, especially breakups. “The Break Up” is stronger than a backstage reunion. But Mike isn’t giving up on Tina, who gets the still rare opportunity to have the spotlight for a few minutes, so maybe love is not dead.
—  AV Club recap of 4.06, “Glease.” [source]