"Glee" is bidding farewell to both the late Cory Monteith and the character he played, Finn Hudson, in this week's episode (Thursday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) -- and I'm concerned.
The episode hasn't been screened for critics, but, given the show's history, there's plenty of reason to doubt that the writers can pull this off. They haven't demonstrated this kind of talent. And they have delivered some appalling mixed messages.
In the most recent episode of "Glee," the show's underage viewers were treated to underage drinking by several of the characters.
The writers, apparently forgetting that Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) graduated from high school less than a year ago (on the show's timeline), showed them celebrating Rachel landing a role on Broadway by drinking champagne. And, yes, the legal drinking age in New York is 21.