WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! DON'T READ ON IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
After an excruciating hiatus - which we could’ve sworn felt like a whole ‘nother summer - Glee triumphantly returned last night, setting up BIG things to come, including rival glee clubs, friction between friends and a budding new romance
we all no one saw coming.
First off, the new kid in town was introduced. Enter Damian McGinty, the first Glee Project co-winner to make his appearance on the show. The cute laddy couldn’t have been more Irish if he had river-danced into his first scene. We’re gonna need some serious subtitles for him down the road (except when he sings; how come guys with accents speak perfect English only in song???), but we like where his character is going, or rather where he could fo. As with most of our Gleeks, the masses of McKinely turn on the lil’ green giant simply because he’s different, but he is welcomed into New Directions with open arms. Besides, he couldn't have showed up at a better time. The group is definitely in need of filling the many empty chairs and empty tables lying about the choir room.
About that … here comes some trouble! As we had previously
spoiled reported, Brittany and Santana leave New Directions to join forces with Mercedes in Shelby’s new group. A HIGHlight of the episode was Santana’s first (and last) showdown with Sugar Motta. It took her literally 15 seconds to put that girl in her place, a fete she could never accomplish with Rachel Berry. (Then again, true divas were never meant to defeat one another.) Also a HIGHlight for many of you Brittana fans – it’s on! They are officially a couple and everyone knows it, including the leprechaun who had his heart set on getting into Brittany’s “pot o’ gold.” Now Shelby has a trio of unstoppable musical forces, named the Trouble Tones, foreshadowing some serious drama between the kids as time goes on, particularly at Sectionals.
Speaking of Shelby, she’s apparently stretched so thin that she doesn’t even have time to buy concealer. (By the by, Idina Menzel has NEVER LOOKED BETTER!!!) Needing a night to herself, she lets Beth’s real parents, Quinn and Puck, baby sit for an evening. While Quinn vows to get their kid back through foul play, Puck quickly sees the good in Shelby and schemes behind his baby momma’s back to ensure Shelby can keep Beth. While she never learns of the good deed Puck has done for her, Shelby does start to grow quite fond of him and his crooked mohawk, and the episode ends with a lip lock between hot teacher and student! Naughty!
Finally, as Sue says herself, there is no expiration date on her rage and she continued her crusade to bring down the Glee club by blasting the school musical for “wasting” two grand of taxpayer dollars. If a gif of that disgruntle parent holding up the sign that says “ANGRY” isn’t plastered all over tumblr this morning, there is no justice in the world. A long story short, Kurt’s dad sees the opportunity to once again do right by his son and enters into the Congressional race to bring Sue down. Fingers-crossed it works, since it leaves Finn available to stay in Lima to take over the tire shop, thus keeping him on the show for another season, Unless he wants to move to New York in a spin-off with Kurt, Rachel and Blaine, who we will now be referring to as the boy with the “dreamboat a capella mouth.” A note to Ryan Murphy: Darren Criss does not need autotune. Don’t do that again!
At the end of the day, we’re just happy to have Glee back in our lives. There’s a place in our heart for it that no other show can fill and while we know there aren’t really leprechauns in the world, if we had three wishes, they would all be to keep this show going! Okay, that’s a lie. We want other things (Zefron), but at least one of them would be Glee related.
P.S. - Can we also say how stoked we are that we’re only ONE WEEK AWAY from "The First Time" episode, in which “ships” are going to sail, crash and explode with happiness when the Glee kids start going all the way! Klaine sex = the Double Rainbow of Glee!!!
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