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I love it when they divide the episode up into three neat little subplots, don't you? In the subplot of most importance to the episode but of absolutely no importance to the overall series, an old Glee Club rival of Will's named Bryan Ryan has just joined the school board, and has made as his sole goal the immediate and permanent elimination of all arts funding throughout the district.
Why so draconian, I pretend to hear you ask? Because Bryan Ryan was the star of the old McKinley High Glee Club, of course, and after graduation, he ended up sinking even lower than Orange April until he abjured all artistic endeavors whatsoever, started a used Hummer dealership, and began a show choir conversion group filled with 12-stepping "glee club survivors" like Molly Shannon and John Michael Higgins.