“Glee” returned last night for its forth season, and the first season where the original kids have graduated and moved on. Sadly we only saw Rachel and Kurt in this episode, though heard about a few others. Santana did end up going to the school where she got a cheer-leading scholarship, at least that’s what Britney said. Something tells me she may not really be there? Mike went to dance school, and Tina and him have broken up because of the distance. Finn is in the army, but hasn’t talked to Rachel in two months. As for the others? I’m sure we’ll hear and see them soon.
The Glee Club had become the coolest group in school after their nationals win, but predictably that didn’t last long at all. By the end of the episode they were back to being the uncool kids when they didn’t agree with the new cool Cheerios girl and the new head jocks, who all enjoyed making fun of the new lunch lady. The lunch lady turned out to be the mom of a new girl who joined the Glee Club in this episode.
The club held auditions to find new members. Unique/Wade already transferred in from their arch-rival school. They also added the lunch lady’s daughter, as well as Jake Puckerman, Noah’s brother. Actually he’s not in yet officially, but he will be. It’s also somehow a secret he is Puckerman’s brother??? Will found out through his file, he’s Noah’s half brother, and Noah doesn’t know. Really? How is that even possible?
Kurt was going to start community college classes and apply to NYADA again for spring. However with Blaine and his dad’s blessing (and pushing) he decided to go to New York and try and make things happen. Meanwhile in New York, Rachel’s school year hasn’t been the amazing experience she hoped for. Her roommate is a nympho, her dance teacher (Kate Hudson) is crazy, and she’s met a boy who clearly likes her . . . . In the end Kurt showed up and they decided to get an apartment together.
On the teacher side of things, Sue has had her baby which she named Robin, but Beastie and Emma were nowhere to be seen in this episode.
Overall I really liked the episode. I of course missed Finn, Quinn, Mercedes, Santana . . . and even Becky was absent! I am looking forward to seeing how they weave them all back into the show, but also use the new characters.