On this week's Glee, Burt gets sick, leading the kids to examine their religious beliefs, or lack thereof. A nuanced discussion of religion prevents Glee from slipping into After School Special mode, making this one of the series' best episodes.
Creator Ryan Murphy's recent declaration that this is one of the series' most controversial episodes left me with low expectations for "Grilled Cheesus". Last season, Glee featured several preachy moments, like when Quinn cured Mercedes' eating disorder with a granola bar and a paralyzed boy was called on to teach Rachel a lesson, then never spoken of again. The scenes were gag-inducing.