GLEE “Hell-O” Early Review

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It seems like it has been forever since we last saw GLEE, and so I of course couldn’t wait to put the new episode “Hell-O,” which premieres on April 13, into my DVD player as soon as I got my hands on it.

The next 45 minutes were just everything you could expect from Glee‘s return. So let’s talk about it. I of course can’t give too much away but I’ll do my best to give you an idea of what you can expect from “Hell-O.”

After winning Sectionals, New Directions feel on top of the world, but are going to be brought down back to earth pretty fast. First of all, Mr. Schuester finds out there isn’t any money left to take them to Regionals, and even worse, Sue Sylvester is back (oh yeah!) and ready to take the Glee club down for good. She decides to use her two last minions, Santana and Brittany, still loyal to her in the club, which leads to a really funny dinner scene between the two girls and Finn. And that’s only the beginning!

Let’s talk about Rachel, her relationship with Finn is not going very well, mostly because Finn might not be over Quinn. But things might be looking up for Rachel when she runs into the lead singer of Vocal Adrenaline (New Directions’ main competition at Regionals), Jesse St. James (played by Jonathan Groff, who is known for his potrayal of Melchior Gabor in the Broadway show Spring Awakening, in which he starred with Lea Michele). The two hit it off and perform a beautiful rendition of Lionel Richie’s “Hello.” But could he have ulterior motives? I personally loved Jonathan Groff in this, he and Lea Michele have such a sweet moment together and I can’t wait to see more performances from him.

As I previously mentioned, Finn seems to still be hung up on Quinn, and mostly he’s just not sure what to do with himself at this point. Although I am glad to say that by the end of the episode, Finn finds his way again and I think fans of the show will be very happy about it.

We don’t see much of Quinn and Puck in this episode, so there isn’t much to say about them, yet. But we do see some more of Will and Emma’s new romance. Unfortunately, I am sadden to say that Will might lose some points in this episode. I personally was a little disappointed, but hopefully he’ll redeem himself soon.

And I should also mention the episode’s other guest star, Idina Menzel, who plays Shelby Corcoran the coach of Vocal Adrenaline. Unfortunately, we won’t hear her sing in “Hell-O,” but hopefully soon.

And finally, I also wanted to let you know that the reason for the episode’s name “Hell-O” is that Will asks the members of the Glee club to each come up with a song that includes the word “Hello” to perform.

I’m going to stop here for now (still have two episodes to go, so I’m sure I’ll have more to say soon), but I hope that you are as excited as I am about Glee‘s return on April 13 at 9:28pm (right after American Idol) on Fox.

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