It’s time for the final bow of Fox’s “Glee,” which returns January 9th with two episodes that will lead us towards closing up this chapter of the McKinley High Glee Club.
Sure, the show has had some major ups and downs over the years as stories seemed to exist only to connect song to song OR hot button topics (violence in schools, for example) were heavy and out of tone with the series over all.
I have to say watching the first two episodes of the new season, both of which will air back to back next Friday, didn’t suck. In the first episode, “Loser Like Me,” the gang is brought back together to bring the glee club back to life since Sue (Jane Lynch) has dismantled the arts. Rachel (Lea Michele) also returns along with alum Kurt (Chris Colfer), Santana (Naya Rivera), Brittany (Heather Morris), Puck (Mark Salling), Artie (Kevin McHale), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Mercedes (Amber Riley).
Once we spend time getting everyone out of their lives and back to school, we find that Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) is coaching rival Vocal Adrenaline, Sam (Chord Overstreet) is the asst coach for the McKinley High football team and Blaine (Darren Criss) is back coaching the Warblers and in the arms of someone else. (And, yes, Kurt is out in the dating world and, well, it’s not going well! #SaveKlaine)
New characters pop up – man of them in the second episode – including Roderick (Noah Guthrie), Spencer (Marshall Williams), a post-modern gay who doesn’t like Gaga and doesn’t want to be defined by his sexuality, Jane (Samantha Ware), who wants to be the first girl in the Warblers and twins Mason (Billy Lewis Jr) and Madison (Laura Dreyfuss) who seem extremely close for being siblings.
Here’s a clip of the premiere episode:
“Glee” returns for its final season with two episodes airing on January 9 at 8pm on Fox.
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