I'm sorry but this episode was awful. I understand they wanted to honour Finn but nothing that happened was logical, everything seemed so forced and unnatural. And did they give any reason for his death in Glee because I don't know if I missed it or if they simply didn't give one.
I agree that the original cast is way above the current one and it's sad that only such a tragedy brought them all back. Santana slayed.
Poor Lea though, everything she was saying seemed as if it was her saying it, not Rachel
The rumors were that Quinn wasn't invited back because a lot of the crew especially Lea and Ryan Murphy do not like her. Which is no surprise since Ryan Murphy is a bitchy Queen(yes I said it), and Lea Michelle does have a pretty bad reputation as being difficult to work with and bitchy and unkind and thinking she's bigger than she actually is and these rumors go back even before she was on Glee!
As for Brittany, she was pretty far along in her pregnancy, I think maybe her 8th month or so when they were filming, so that is probably why she wasn't there.
It was a decent show... but I do agree with Kim's Fan... a lot of it seemed forced. The sad thing is, for me the most forced performance was Lea's. Maybe it's just her style of singing or the faces she makes, but to me her performance seemed the least real.