Let me just get one thing out right now: I do not like Britney Spears. I do not like her music. I do not like her conduct. I do not like her lifestyle. But bitch can dance. So, to set the record straight absolutely: Britney Spears is not a singer. Britney Spears is an entertainer.
That said, I found it quite interesting to hear her songs performed by people who can, ohidontknow, actually sing. Shocking, really. And I was transported back to the late '90s and early '00s, even though I was never a fan when she was actually relevant (I think I was the only teenage girl that was all meh, whatevs over her). And I have to say that, though I generally despise the "it was all a dream" cliche cop-outs, I liked how the elaborate dance numbers (aside from the pep rally) were all in the participants' heads. It couldn't have been as detailed and costumed had the Club performed the songs for realsies.
I was pleased to see that the episode spotlighted Brittany, because she is both a great singer and an incredible dancer. Also, hilarious.
In agreement with Husband's observation, did you notice how pathetic Schue got this episode? He didn't even really need the Terri cameo that kicked him verbally in the 'nads and cemented his pitiful immasculinity (that isn't a word, but it seems to fit him in this instance). Hopefully he grows a pair and punches out skeevy Stamos' lights in the episode three.
We can all dream, can't we?
Overall, a stronger episode than the first, but I don't feel the show has hit its groove yet. The conflict is disjointed and the characters' motivations are unfocused. But I'm still so glad it's back.