As the Twitterverse knows by now, I went to a screening yesterday of Glee's upcoming "Born This Way" episode.
It is beyond. It brought me back to the very first episode that made me gaga for the show.
So what happens during the 90-minute extravaganza? Do Kurt and Blaine breakup? What about Rachel and Finn's never-ending attraction to each other? And then there's Will and Emma…
(Warning you now, this means spoilers!)
Let's talk about Klaine first. Yes, they are still together. When Kurt (Chris Colfer) returns to McKinley, Blaine (Darren Criss) admits everyone will miss him at Dalton, but he still gets him after school and on the weekends. They both well up with tears. They hug. Sadly, there's no kissing.
Will (Matthew Morrison) gets Emma to finally confront her demons by seeing a therapist, played by Apollo 13 Oscar nominee Kathleen Quinlan. I won't say exactly what happens, but Emma is definitely on the right road to recovery. And Jayma Mays is on her way to an Emmy.
Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) have a great moment with each other. Yes, it's with everybody else in a classroom, but the sparks are flying. Puck (Mark Salling) is instrumental in getting Rachel to her surprise "Barbravention." No, Babs doesn't appear on the show, but Duck Sauce's dance hit, "Barbra Streisand," does. Amazing.
Quinn (Dianna Agron) thinks she's a shoo-in for prom queen, but Lauren (Ashley Fink) puts a wrench in her overzealous confidence. Can't say much more, but down and dirty nastiness does ensue.
Santana (Naya Rivera) really proves she's a major bee-yotch by resorting to blackmail to try to get her way. And it sounds like Brittany (Heather Morris) is still "bi-curious." And you're not going to believe who gets caught checking out Sam's (Chord Overstreet) butt.
There are some awesome performances, but the stand out is Colfer belting out "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard. You can hear it on YouTube, but it's amazing to watch. The lyrics are pitch-perfect for Kurt's return to McKinley. Colfer's voice is the best it's ever been.
There's plenty more. Fox is cool with what I just told you, but they want to keep certain things a secret. So I'm going to stop right now, because I really don't want to be on Glee boss Brad Falchuk's bad side.