And because the subject matter WAS extremely serious, showrunner Ryan Murphy obviously had to handle it delicately so that it did NOT seem like he was trivializing a complex, sensitive subject, which is probably why he decided to include very few musical numbers.
The performances that DID make the cut were emotional, yet simply orchestrated, and they provided a much needed break from the consistent tension.
Ch-ch-check out the Gleeks singing Stay (above)!
Then, watch as Ryder attempts to seduce his online fantasy girl with Elton John's romantic classic Your Song and try to stem the tears while Brittany and the members of New Directions serenade Lord Tubbington with More Than Words …AFTER THE JUMP!!!