RECAP: Glee Season 3 Premieres In Pink And Purple
After a busy summer tour and a 3D movie, Glee returned to its original home Tuesday night on Fox, though with slightly lower ratings than were hoped for. With 8.9 million viewers tuning in, the show was down 32 percent from its first episode last fall. A third season brought with it changes of all sorts — cast changes, relationship changes and even hair color changes.
The opening bit starred McKinley High's blogosphere gossip Jacob Ben-Israel (Josh Sussman) as he went the through the laundry list of over-the-summer developments. Thanks to his reportage, we learn that Rachel and Finn (Lea Michele and Cory Monteith) are still going strong, as are Tina and Mike. Mercedes, though, lost whatever she had with Chord Overstreet since his dad moved the family to greener pastures, while the unlikely pair of Zizes and Puck are also done. There was also a new Quinn (Diana Agron) in town, one with pink hair, a nose ring and a tattoo of Ryan Seacrest on her lower back. So long, Cheerios and prom queen ambitions!
The New Directions also got some new additions — a bunch of purple pianos? Yes, well it was apparently a scam cooked up by the show's producers to get more spontaneous music combustion going, and it worked, but not exactly the way the glee clubbers hoped. Their rendition of The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat" turned into a giant food fight. Another addition was Kurt's loving boyfriend Blaine (Darren Criss), who switched from Dalton Academy to McKinley and serenaded his new classmates with "It's Not Unusual."
On top of all that, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) is running for congress and subsequently gets glitter-bombed. After two seasons of frustrating back-and-forth, Will and Emma are dating. Prepping for post-graduation, Rachel and Kurt (Chris Colfer) do "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" and then head over to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts auditions, which intimidate the heck out of them. Rachel does Hairspray's "You Can't Stop the Beat."
And that's what you missed on Glee.