Saturday, January 22, 2011

Glee - Season 2 Second Half Spoilers

I know UK viewers are only two episodes into Season 2 of Glee, so I advise that you approach this entry with cautious as it's spoiler filled for the latter half of the season.

First of all both Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) have gotten the cover of Entertainment Weekly in the same week of the latter's win at the Golden Globes. It seems that over the next few episodes of Glee, Kurt and Blaine edge towards becoming a couple and it also seems that the former's ordeal with Karofsky is far from over as well. In a bizarre twist, the homophobic gay jock will be joining the boys and the Gleek for a rendition of Lady Gaga's Born This Way for an upcoming episode. Another Gaga song? Okay, but seriously, lay off the superlatives. If I hear Kurt telling us how groundbreaking Gaga is, I will groan about it. Oh and Charice is coming as Sunshine for 5-7 episodes and there's both Nationals and Regionals to contend with in the latter of this season.

Speaking of upcoming episodes, not only is Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Holly Holliday for two episodes and a romance with Will, but Anne Hathaway has been cast in the role of Kurt's lesbian aunt - a role she more or less wrote for herself when interviewed on a talk show a month ago. I know some will gripe about yet another high profile guest star (and increased screentime for Kurt) but when they start casting Z list reality losers from Jersey Shore, then I'll join in. It's been a good week for Hathaway - she's also been cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman for The Dark Knight Rises as well. That being said we do need some focus on Mercedes, Tina and Mike in the latter half of the season though.

Elsewhere in the superbowl episode, called Thriller, Will and Beiste decide to enforce a truce with the Gleeks and football team by having them band together. In the pictures above, there's a Thriller/Heads Will Roll fantasy sequence/performance, Artie gets some slushy action and when some of the jocks protest, it results in some of the girls in joining the football team. The comedy potential in that is going to be a lot of fun. Also look out for Lauren getting nervous over a solo performance in where she imagines everyone in the nude and I've heard that both Will and Beiste will be singing together, Brittany gets blasted out of a cannon when Sue tries to ensure another victory for her Cheerios and another couple is due for a split.

Speaking of another couple, producer Brad Falchuk recently tweeted that Brittany/Santana will be getting it (back) on in episode 15 and that Holly brings them together. So, does that mean Artie will be single again? Maybe he join that singledom party Rachel, Mercedes and Kurt have planned as well in the future. I hope with Brittany/Santana, this is something to look forward to rather just pandering to certain fans - in other words, give us a lesbian couple properly, writers. Oh and Rachel/Mercedes will have a diva-off when they duet on Take Me Or Leave Me from Rent and the Valentine's Day episode will feature some rather familiar songs too. Also expect Rachel to take on Katy Perry's Firework and Lady Antebellum's Need You Now with Puck. Also, expect not one but two Justin Bieber songs as well from Sam. Don't worry, the mute button should come in handy for those ones. And that's what you can expect on all new Glee!

Glee returns on FOX from February 6th and continues to air on E4, Mondays at 9pm.

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