She was wasted this season, but I'm glad she got a proper send off. Glee is losing one of their best actors with Jessalyn.
I watch for Lea, only, but Gilsig is THE best actor on Glee
and a far better comedienne than Jane Lynch. From another board:
For me, Terri's goodbye to Will was the most heartbreaking moment of the episode - once we got past the whole ridiculous 'Libya and plane tickets' plot. Her half-sincere, half-hopeful attempt at apologizing to Will, her pride in moving to Miami and dropping the 'assistant' in her title, the awkwardness of their hug, the pitiful 'I'll see you around', her swift almost angry exit after Will’s insouciant and oblivious rejection; it got to me.
Jessalyn Gilsig won't get the praise she deserves for this scene in part because her character is generally badly written and quite despised. It’s a damn shame. It was superbly acted in an understated way. While Will may declare to Emma that ‘at last, everything is okay’ with his ex-wife, we know it is not true, at least not for Terri.
We get a small glimpse at Terri’s plight made all the more pitiful by her feigned optimism and Will’s obliviousness (and he has perfect right not to care anymore). Glee is at his best when it hints at sadness and steers from pretentiousness. It does it flawlessly in this scene. As Terri leaves for good (I cross my fingers), she does not get closure. On the contrary, her path to redemption is not spick-and-span and her attempt at moving on is a failure. The anger, the egoism and the inability to find peace we see in season 1 are still lurking, though in a much subdued, subtler and, ultimately, sadder manner. Terri may strive to set things right and she may be sincere in her efforts, but in the end, she is still incapable of it.