Ryan Murphy’s Season 4 of Glee hits next week, and after seeing the preview, I’m rather impressed again with the show. Below is a slew of images in a big gallery plus some new clips but also here’ some of what you can expect when the show returns September 13, 2012.
Glee Season 4 has some major changes coming up, and from the premiere episode it looks like Ryan Murphy is doing a really good balancing act with everything. Having two different locales and working with a lot of new cast along with the regular cast can really cause some splintering story lines ala Alan Ball on True Blood. I didn’t like last season as much, but it looks like Murphy is really focusing on making his shows sharper.
American Horror Story season 1 got a lot of Emmy noms which is great to bring horror back to the small screen, but the ending just plain sucked. It looks like he’s making sure to avoid those pitfalls with both shows although the Glee season ender was a sweet heartfelt on. If you’ve not seen The New Normal, either, it’s worth the watch. Hopefully having three shows on the air will keep Murphy and Brad Fulchuk on top of their games.
Glee hasn’t been renewed for season 5 yet, and it looks like the producers are determined to make sure it does with all the positive changes and transitions coming up on this season. From everything we’ve seen, it’s obvious Rachel (Lea Michele) will have Brody (Dean Geyer) as support when she goes up against Cassandra (Kate Hudson). The title The New Rachel has more than one meaning as Rachel is adjusting to New York City, but New Directions is now adjusting to losing Mercedes, Rachel, Kurt, Finn and Santana. Naturally, this will be turned into a competition for Brittany (Heather Morris), Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet) Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and returning Unique (Alex Newell).
Of course, this is where Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe will be covered. Brittany is really going to be a strong character this season and even Murphy has tweeted that episode Brittany 2.0 will be a very strong one. I’m so glad that they’re bringing back The Glee Project’s Newell as he was one of my favorites that deserved a return. He’s definitely like the lovechild of Kurt and Mercedes and has a voice that just is amazing.
Spoiler alert: This episode also shows that one major couple has broken up. Mike and Tina have parted as he’s been accepted at Julliard. But there’s still Episode 4 called The Break-Up, and we’ve been told by now five different sources who’ve been very reliable over the years that Brittany (Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) aka Brittana will be the couple. Santana will be heading to New York after her detour but Brittany is becoming her own person and Blake Jenner’s Ryder will be along to help mend the broken heart.
Skype will get a nice plus as helping one of the couple’s survive while another is suffering the growing pains that many relationships go through before getting very solid. Expect one of these to be Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Criss) aka Klaine. Kurt will be helping Will (Matthew Morrison) put together the new New Directions before heading to New York City where he’ll be moving in with Rachel. She’ll gladly be moving out of those dorms for him, especially when you see how her roommate is. I had one similar to that in college, and I only lasted three days before pushing hard for a single room.
Murphy’s team really hits the heart strings with the send off Kurt gets to New York City. It is very reminiscent of Season 1 which I really loved.
Kitty is the new Quinn and easily one that Sue Sylvester is fond of, but there’ll be a time this season when even Sue has to teach the girl about limits and when you’ve crossed the line. That’s what has made Jane Lynch’s character so likable even as she’s spewing forth things that just don’t set with most people. You’ll see that in the Premiere episode preview clip where Kurt gets to endure the Kitty Sue duo. This scene also gets him to realize he’s moving forward with his life and has outgrown McKinley High and that town. He’ll also deal with having to change his life plans after getting rejected by Whoopi Goldberg’s NYADA. This is a great scene that many of us can relate to in that sometimes life puts us on a different road from what we originally thought, and we wind up much happier and more successful because of the detour. Kurt’s the guy that suffers, but this season, he’ll actually wind up doing a lot of growing up and learning so much about himself. Naturally Mike O’Malley will make an appearance and make you wish all dads could be like him.
Since there’s well over a hundred new images, below is our big gallery with everything Glee Season 4 you could want including every cast member and lots of new images that no one else has!
Two new characters that will be easily embraced are Puck’s younger brother Jake Puckermann (Jacob Artist) and Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist). Marley will remind you of Rachel in Season 1 when she had that wonderful sweetness that just made you root for her. Jake has a lot of his big brother in him, but he makes it even more sweeter and charismatic. Glee will be back on FOX September 13, 2012 at 9/8 Central, and after two years, I’m actually looking forward to it coming back.
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