If you watch only one television show next week, let it be Glee.
What? What's that you say? You used to watch but it fell off your DVR schedule? Or you never really thought it was your thing?
Well then, you especially better watch. ‘Cause I just got my hands on a screener for this Tuesday's episode (through supersecret channels…Shhhh) and can tell you without any hesitation: It is arguably the best episode of Glee, not just this season but in the history of the series.
Yeah, you heard me.
Why? Here's the scoop...
Glee has completely found its heart again. And then some.
As you fans know, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the cast has been telling us for months that Glee is returning to its roots, focusing on the core characters instead of guest stars, and getting back to the emotional crux that made many of us fall in love with the show in the first place.
Well, get ready to fall again. This Tuesday's episode, "Asian F," not only presents one of the best storylines for fan-favorite underdog character Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.), it also presents the best work we've seen yet from Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays. And even better, some of you fans will be elated to hear that Mr. Schuester and Rachel are once again likable and relatable. (So long, cocky manwhore and grating diva!)
The storylines are tight, grounded, completely believable and emotionally gripping. The musical numbers are mind-blowingly good and introduced through organic, and yet unexpected, ways.
Oh yeah, and you will cry.
Without giving too much away, here's a little scoop on what you can expect from Tuesday's Glee:
Coach Bieste perhaps sums up this episode best: Prepare to be "emotionally pancaked."
Can you tell I didn't hate it? Nahhh...