We are live chatting a roundtable discussion after the Glee season three premiere. Join us at 9 p.m. ET to talk about story, discuss the music, the characters, and more! The chat opens immediately after the episode airs on FOX.
This week’s premiere episode is called “The Purple Piano Project.” While staying mainly blind to the plot, I can reveal that a new character named Sugar (Vanessa Lengies, Hawthorne) has joined the cast. Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.) and Blaine (Darren Criss) have been upgraded to full-time status, and Sam (Chord Overstreet) is no longer with the series. Also, SPOILER ALERT, Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) will be breaking up with Puck (Mark Salling) and quitting the glee club, so unfortunately she will figure less prominently into the second season. And Sue (Jane Lynch) will run for Congress.
This will be the senior year for many of the popular kids on the show, so whether they stick with the series post-graduation or not is still up in the air, and conflicting things have been leaked. There may still be a chance of a spin-off with a few main characters, which would be welcome, indeed.
A list of songs from “The Purple Piano Project” has been released, so it is known that Blaine will be singing “It’s Not Unusual.” Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) will duet on “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead,” and the New Directions will tackle “We Got the Beat” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” the latter being from the musical Hairspray. So exciting!
Watch the episode, and then join us at 9 p.m. ET to share your thoughts on it.