November 2nd, 2011
06:57 PM ET
"Glee" returned last night after a temporary baseball-induced hiatus, but the lower ratings may suggest that some of you didn't really care.
The episode, which featured "Glee Project" winner Damian McGinty as an Irish exchange student/leprechaun to Brittany, a defection from New Directions and a "wait, seriously?" kiss between Puck and his baby's adoptive mom Shelby, declined in viewership by 19 percent since its last original episode, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
We've mentioned previously that "Glee" seems to have lost its luster, and the critic reaction to last night's episode was mixed.
Rolling Stone called the epi, titled "Pot O' Gold, "stale and unfunny," with the plot lines feeling "odd and disjointed."
Billboard wasn't much kinder, remarking that "Glee" returned with more of a "plot-heavy whimper than a bang," and nearly everyone commented that the Quinn-as-baby-stealer idea is getting out of hand.
Not everyone was as unimpressed, however. Gawker found the season overall to be headed in an interesting direction, even if "Pot O' Gold" itself was sluggish.
So where does this leave us, Gleeks? Should we continue recapping this season with the lovely Lisa Respers France, or just hold on to our memories?
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