Air Date: April 19
* Spoilers about the episode and general spoilers about the show at the end of this post.
Guest Cast: To be confirmed
Spoilers about this episode:
- In the “Born This Way” episode, MR. SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique through the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, LAUREN ZIZES (guest star Ashley Fink) and QUINN FABRAY (Dianna Agron) go toe-to-toe for the prom queen crown, MS. PILLSBURY (Jayma Mays) confronts her obsessive issues, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michele) struggles with a life-altering decision and SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) has something up her sleeve that could permanently alter the glee club dynamic. Source
- Episode 2×18 will be titled: Born this Way. In this episode Karofsky comes with terms of who he is (it involves a little blackmail). Source
- Born this Way episode is getting super-sized! According TVLine Glee’sApril 26th episode is so jam-packed that 60 minutes is not enough and Fox will likely expand it to 90 minutes. The episode will feature the music of Lady Gaga and the theme will be self-acceptance. (…) the title of the episode is “Born This Way” and it concludes with a rousing performance of the No. 1 smash. Before that, though, the kids grapple with their own body image issues. For example, Lauren (Ashley Fink) runs for prom queen, in so doing challenging the traditional notion of what a pageant princess looks like. Rachel (Lea Michele), meanwhile, considers getting a nose job. Source
- Photos from set, this are either for episode 2×17 or 2×18.
- Okay so it’s not really a big storyline or anything but…Apparently this week during filming Santana was the lucky victim of a slushie facial by none other than Karofsky. Source
- (…) in Episode 18, Santana gets a new love interest. Then, a source tells me, in the season’s final three episodes, “the Santana/Brittany storyline really gets kicked into high gear. There are lots of revelations.” Source
- We know of a moment coming up that Rachel and Quinn fans have been wanting, asking about and flat-out begging for since the beginning of the Quinn-Rachel-Finn debacle, and they won’t be disappointed in the least. And let’s not forget about the surely awesome Rachel and Quinn duet that was recently filmed. Can’t wait! Source
- On Kurt’s return to New Directions:With the Warblers’ competitive season kaput, New Directions eyes an opportunity to get their old soprano back. But there’s a twist, and it involves a power play from an unexpected source within the NDs.Source
- Glee is casting for the role of Dr. Shane, described as “a very smart, cool and kind psychiatrist.” Right now, the role is described as a guest stint, but it could possibly be a recurring gig. Dr. Shane won’t be appearing until after the mini hiatus, so in the meantime, let’s speculate on who at McKinley High is most likely to head to the psych couch. Source
- Max Adler says this about the upcoming episode. Max confirms that Kurt coming back to his former school is not without some conflict. After meeting with Principal Figgins, Karofsky and Kurt will in fact face off again. Max talks about shooting the scene with Chris Colfer (Kurt). “For me, that’s what is the magic of acting,” Max explains. “There are obviously words on the page, but for the audience it’s more interesting to try to figure out what’s going on in the character’s heads as opposed to what’s actually being said. I always try to carry that through every scene, and I feel that Chris does the same in that we’ll be talking back and forth, but there’s so much being said that’s not being said. We both pick that up, and that’s what brings the scene to life.” Max revealed recently that his character does take part in the “Born This Way” number. The performance will close out the 90-minute episode as each character embraces their unique insecurities. Source
- Spoilers from Born this Way, from someone who had seen an earlier screening of the episode. Apparently is a good episode…
Let’s talk about Klaine first. Yes, they are still together. When Kurt (Chris Colfer) returns to McKinley, Blaine (Darren Criss) admits everyone will miss him at Dalton, but he still gets him after school and on the weekends. They both well up with tears. They hug. Sadly, there’s no kissing.
Will (Matthew Morrison) gets Emma to finally confront her demons by seeing a therapist, played by Apollo 13 Oscar nominee Kathleen Quinlan. I won’t say exactly what happens, but Emma is definitely on the right road to recovery. And Jayma Mays is on her way to an Emmy.
Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) have a great moment with each other. Yes, it’s with everybody else in a classroom, but the sparks are flying. Puck (Mark Salling) is instrumental in getting Rachel to her surprise “Barbravention.” No, Babs doesn’t appear on the show, but Duck Sauce’s dance hit, “Barbra Streisand,” does. Amazing.
Quinn (Dianna Agron) thinks she’s a shoo-in for prom queen, but Lauren (Ashley Fink) puts a wrench in her overzealous confidence. Can’t say much more, but down and dirty nastiness does ensue.
Santana (Naya Rivera) really proves she’s a major bee-yotch by resorting to blackmail to try to get her way. And it sounds like Brittany (Heather Morris) is still “bi-curious.” And you’re not going to believe who gets caught checking out Sam’s (Chord Overstreet) butt.
There are some awesome performances, but the stand out is Colfer belting out “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard. You can hear it on YouTube, but it’s amazing to watch. The lyrics are pitch-perfect for Kurt’s return to McKinley. Colfer’s voice is the best it’s ever been.
There’s plenty more. Fox is cool with what I just told you, but they want to keep certain things a secret. So I’m going to stop right now, because I really don’t want to be on Glee boss Brad Falchuk’s bad side. Source
- EW: May 3: April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) returns! Meanwhile, Sue (Jane Lynch) brings back the school newspaper and, naturally, begins to plant blind gossip items. Plus, a secret is revealed about Sam (Chord Overstreet) that brings him closer to the glee club. May 10: New Directions performs at the McKinley High prom and the dreamy-but-duplicitous Jessie St. James (Jonathan Groff) shows up. May 13: Jessie helps New Directions prepare their performance for Nationals. (Should they be trusting him again?) But the big news is that someone will die. (The episode is titled “Funeral.”) May 20: It all comes down to this — New Directions heads to New York for Nationals! Source
- TVLine: Sources confirm to me exclusively that this season’s penultimate episode, which bears the ominous title “Funeral,” is about the death of several things. One being a beloved character. The other being a major couple. Source
- Glee extra revealed McKinley’s Prom Queen and King. Extra Nicole Crowther tweeted, “K is PQ and Ka is PK.” Wow. This basically means thatKurt (K) is the king and Karofsky (Ka) is the king. Is McKinley’s self-hating gay coming to terms with his sexuality and possibly going to end up with Kurt? Producer Brad Falchuk was VERY upset about this and wrote, “@nicolecrowther hope you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment.” He followed that up with, “@nicolecrowther Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?” Given how quickly news gets out there is of course a chance the cast will have to reshoot because of spoilers, but either way it is amazing Glee was willing to make this huge statement about acceptance on their show. Source
- Who’s Covering Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ on Glee? Though it’s Wednesday today, how about a little news on “Friday”? The hot rumor of the hour is that Glee’s prom episode will include a cover of Rebecca Black’s infamous YouTube hit “Friday,” and Vulture can confirm that and reveal an opposite-sex twist: The ode to fun, sitting in the back seat, fun, and fun will be sung by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, and Mark Salling. (Though another rumor had returning guest star Jonathan Groff taking part, we hear he isn’t involved.) Who knows: Maybe if this attempt in covering viral video ditties turns out well, Ryan Murphy could talk Gwyneth Paltrow into a rendition of “I’m Zack”? Source
- Glee is casting a pretty blonde girl and a handsome african-american boy to play high school students back in the ’70s.
- Prom preparations and the race for prom court will bring fun Finchel moments and some hilarious Finn material.
- Blaine won’t transfer to McKinley High until season 3, but apparently he will accompany New Directions to Nationals in NYC. Source
- Glee cast was spotted shooting at Eagle Rock Plaza on March 29th performing a dance number (apparently Duck Sauces’s Barbara Streisand). This seems to be from the prom episode title until now Relations. Source On Saturday, one extra from the set gave a scoop about the prom episode. After photos of Lea Michele (Rachel) and Cory Monteith (Finn) filming at a motel surfaced, one fan asked about what this means for their characters. The sourcereplied: “I’m not sure what happens at the motel but I’m sure there’s good stuff to come this week with the actual dance.” The title for the prom episode is “Relations,” suggesting a sexual theme for the show. The episode is schedule for May 3, 2011. Source
- Sue Sylvester will get in touch with her inner David Bowie. “I’m dressing up as David Bowie today,” Jane Lynch revealed on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live of her upcoming shoot for the hit FOX show. Jane revealed her Cheerios coach character would be donning one of the many looks of the Thin White Duke at McKinley High. “Sue Sylvester is going incognito as David Bowie today,” Jane said. “I mean, come on. Who gets this kind of stuff?” Source
- Jonathan Groff will be back on Glee! He will reprise his role of Jesse St. James for the last 3 episodes of the current season. Groff exited Glee at the end of Season 1 when the Vocal Adrenaline frontman’s diabolical scheme to infiltrate and bring down New Directions was revealed. Next thing you know Jesse’s back with VA and Rachel’s heart is in tatters. “He’s back to apologize to Rachel,” confides a source close to the show, “and perhaps get her back.” Source
- TVLine Spoilers: Look for a VERY unlikely “romantic” pairing to take shape as the show’s second season enters the homestretch. And you know that when I do “very” in all caps like that, I mean business.
- On season finale cliffhanger:That’s negatory. I’m not saying the show won’t leave you with some questions to ponder over the long, hot summer. But the episode doesn’t end with an OMGWTF-type mind twister. Source
- The last 6 episodes will revolve around New Directions battling Vocal Adrenaline and making trip to Nationals. Ryan confirmed that Charice has already been shooting scenes for this final arc of the season. Source
- No Brittana in the near future since Artie and Brittany are still together and happy. This won’t make Brittana fans happy, but Kevin McHale tells us that Brittany and Artie will stay happy. “They work. I think in high school it can be very superficial and about the looks, but somehow Brittany sees through that,” he says. “And you wouldn’t think she would, but I think she genuinely does. And Artie was the first person to draw any type of emotion out of Brittany, which was big.” The couple that works together, stays together, I always say. Source
- No word yet on Anne Hathaway’s guest role. We asked the same question to executive producer/writer/director Brad Falchuk who tells us they are “trying to make it happen.” Apparently, Anne is some huge movie star and has other stuff to do? “She’s got a pretty tight schedule too, so we don’t know if it’s going to happen this season,” Brad says. But on the bright side, we have Kristin Chenoweth’s return to look forward to! Source
- Interview with Jessalyn Gilsig about Terri. Read it here, it contains spoilers.
- Later this season, Kurt and Blaine will be attending prom together.
- Blaine would eventually follow Kurt to WMHS when he revealed that the Warblers’ lead singer would audition for New Directions in Season 3.
- Murphy also confirmed that Kristin Chenoweth’s April Rhodes will be back later this season, and she’ll be belting out the Glee original, “It’s 10 am, I’m Drunk.” (She returns to pester Will Schuester after her all-Caucasian production of The Wiz crashed and burned and she’s now performing in a one-woman show called Crossroads.)
- Murphy is making plans for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly Holiday to come back next season.
- Glee has been granted the rights to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary “Rumors.” So an episode devoted to an album might be in the way.
- Mercedes will get a love interest.
- The Rachel/Finn/Quinn love triangle is a huge part of the rest of Season 2, Murphy offered. Cory Monteith, for one, says he thinks it’s more interesting when “Finchel” is apart.
- Both Murphy and Falchuk explained that while they love the Brittany/Santana dynamic, the focus will now be Santana’s solo journey as she comes to terms with her sexuality. Source
- We will get to see Sam’s home life in the upcoming “Rumors” episode when Finn — suspicious that Quinn is cheating on him with Trouty Mouth — goes on a stakeout with (wait for it) Rachel! Source
- On episode 2×19 we get to meet Sam’s little brother and sister. Source
- As of right now, we can tell you Sam and Rachel is not happening, but Glee productions rolls on everyday, so we can’t say it’ll never happen. If those two do get together, then from what we understand based on other storylines, it’ll be a big twist that would cause a lot of problems for others besides Finn. We think it would make more of a mess than what the shock is worth, but Ryan Murphy certainly does love to make things sticky. Source