Love is in the air when 'Glee' returns
"GLEE" COUNTDOWN: 1 DAY
We’ve caught “Glee” fever over here on Show Tracker -- like we ever lost it. To celebrate the hit show coming back to finish its already successful freshman season, we wanted to offer a few gleeful nuggets to get fans ready for Tuesday.
Our hearts broke when we saw Finn finally realize that he had been duped all along about becoming a father and our hearts melted when we saw Will and Emma kiss for the first time in the hallway at the end of the fall finale.
So what will become of both couples now once the show is back Tuesday?
Thankfully both couples will get more screen time together (without giving away too much viewers will get a very steamy Will and Emma scene during the can’t-miss Madonna episode, we've seen it and it is hot).
“The Finn-Rachel relationship is always a core to the show,” co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuck said. “It's the bridge of the two worlds, which was the popular jock boy with this unique glee girl. She represents glee and he represents the rest of the world."
Falchuck said they plan on exploring the relationship in a number of different ways.
"It’s going to be a push and a pull in that sometimes it’s going to be him going after her and sometimes it’s going to be her going after him, and they’re always going to sort of be watching each other from afar," Falchuck says. "No matter what’s going on in their lives they’ll always have one eye on the other one.”
He teased that by the end of the season they will reach a “temporary” conclusion, but was tight-lipped on what that meant.
The Rachel/Finn relationship wastes no time getting tested in the first episode back when a new suitor comes in to steal her heart.
Broadway fans have been anticipating Lea Michele's "Spring Awakening" co-star Jonathan Groff arrival to the show. Groff plays Jesse St. James, the lead in the rival (and incredibly talented) show choir group Vocal Adrenaline, and we must admit, although we are Team Finn all the way around these parts, the chemistry Rachel and Jesse share is undeniable.
But Falchuck says we can also expect to see another helping of Puck and Rachel.
“Well every good girl likes a bad boy, and there’s nobody more good than Rachel and nobody no more bad than Puck. We had no idea it was going to be quite so popular, those two. We did it, sort of again like I said, we shot all those episodes in a bubble, and so we didn’t know that putting them in a relationship was really going to make people so excited,” Falchuck said. “So we go back and explore that a little bit in the back nine, and like I said, we’ll continue to explore it. It’s high school, and everybody is always bouncing around to everybody else in high school, so that won’t stop.”
Since it is high school, we hear Puck will be a very bad boy and romance a number of hearts at McKinley, including Mercedes.
With Rachel being so busy in the love department - and how could you blame her - we can’t forget about Will and Emma. All season viewers were teased with the "will they or won’t they" ballad of the only faculty members we cared to see hook up. Now that Terri is out of the picture where does that leave our favorite germophobe counselor and our newly single glee director?
“That’s another kind of one of the relationships that we kind of had no idea how much people were going to love that and how much we enjoyed writing that,” adds co-creator/executive producer Ian Brennan. “And another one where’s there’s kind of a lot of that’s a very complicated relationship, and there is a lot of push and pull that you can tell kind of two people who want to be together and kind of struggle to get through because of their own issues. So we deal with it a lot in the back nine.”
Remember, we are only one day away from the spring premiere of "Glee." Make sure to tune in to Show Tracker for our review of the highly anticipated episode.
-- Gerrick Kennedy (Follow me on Twitter @GerrickKennedy)
Photo: (Top) Will and Emma get close in the second half of the first season. (Bottom) Finn and Rachel duet in and out of glee club. Credit: Fox