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Glee fans waited two weeks for a new episode, and they got it Thursday. The show came back with full force, delivering new juicy plot details and drama.
In the beginning of this week’s episode, Mr. Schuester makes all of the kids in Glee Club use wheelchairs in order for them to understand how the disabled member, McKinley, feels every day. He also tells them that they will be doing a performance all done while sitting wheelchairs. They perform “Rolling” by Tina Turner. The entire cast wears yellow polo shirts and suspenders to resemble McKinley. It was yet another great act.
Kurt, an openly-gay member of the Glee Club, decides he wants to be the female lead for the upcoming performance and challenges Rachel to a “diva-off” where they will audition and compete against each other to see who will get the lead. They both sing “Defying Gravity,” originally heard in the musical, “Wicked.” Kurt doesn’t hit one of the high notes and loses to Rachel, losing the female lead.
Quinn continues with the lie that her baby is Finn’s, when in reality it is Noah’s (who goes by the nickname Puck). Finn tries to find a job to support “his” baby and Quinn, and so does Puck. Puck tells Quinn he wants to be with her and support their family, but Quinn still doesn’t want to tell the truth.
Glee Club holds a bake sale to raise money for McKinley. At first, they weren’t making any money by just sitting in the cafeteria trying to sell normal cupcakes, so Puck has to idea to start making these delicacies with marijuana. When they do this, they end up making $1200 in profit.
Finn and Puck fight over Quinn, and Finn ends up getting hit in the face. Mr. Schuester breaks it up and makes them reconcile. They walk away looking angry still, but keep their distance from each other and stop the fighting.
Sue Sylvester (the cheerleading coach) holds auditions for a new cheerleading position. She is very harsh until a girl with a mental disability, presumably Down Syndrome, walks into the auditions and tries out. Sue breaks out some uncharacteristic kindness when she tells the girl she can be part of the squad. Later in the episode, the audience finds out that Sue has a sister in a nursing home that suffers from Down Syndrome as well. Sue finds her heart in this episode.
“I was really touched by this week’s episode because I thought the issues it raised on disability and homosexuality were issues that you don’t normally see in a show like this,” said Jenna Goggin, a 22-year old psychology alumnus.
“There were so many things in this episode that were not only heartwarming but also helped fuel the fire of Glee drama!” Goggin said.
“Glee” continues to be a hit show for CU students.
“I like the show because it is catchy and entertaining and tons of fun to watch. It relates to everyone in some way,” said Katharine Lindauer an 18-year old freshman pre-communication major.
Most viewers seem to enjoy the songs that the Glee cast performs each week and want them for their own. According to Fox.com, there is already a soundtrack available on iTunes, called Glee: The Music Volume 1.
CU “Glee” fans can tune in as scheduled since the show will be returning next week with a new episode. Tune in on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
“After my friend recommended ‘Glee’ to me (and I watched a few episodes), I caught a preview to the upcoming episode and can’t believe I didn’t know about this show sooner,” said Taylor Pridgen, a 20-year-old junior architecture major. “I’m psyched to see what comes next.”
Seeing the sentimental value of some characters was the highlight of this week’s show for many viewers.
“Seeing that Sue Sylvester has a heart was probably the best part,” Goggin said.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Lynda Hutchinson at Lynda.Hutchinson@colorado.edu.
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