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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday’s “Big Brother” episode of Glee.]
After a nearly two-month hiatus, Fox’s Glee returned from its winter break with a revealing hour that resolved two huge cliffhangers surrounding Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) fate and Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) marital status.
Elsewhere, White Collar‘s Matt Bomer arrives as Blaine’s (Darren Criss) older but not wiser brother, Cooper Anderson, Sue learns more about her bun in the oven and New Directions welcomes a new member.
Here are The Hollywood Reporter‘s top moments from Tuesday’s “Big Brother” episode.
1. Rachel and Finn aren’t married, as Quinn’s accident cut short their would-be wedding day, with Finn pitching a Chicago-set wedding during Nationals.
2. Quinn’s alive — and in a wheelchair, after her accident left her with a compressed spine and unable to use her legs and feet. But don’t count the Yale-bound scholar out as she’s starting to regain feeling and determined to be back on her feet by Nationals with a full recovery. Calling texting while driving the stupidest ting she’s ever done — next to sleeping with Puck (zing!) — she reiterates that she won’t let the accident define her or ruin the gang’s senior year.
3. Figgins sets off World War Sue when he names swim coach Roz Washington co-coach of the Cheerios after a pregnant Sue was late to Regionals, inspiring an epic wave of awesome out of Nene Leakes: “The doctor had to shine a flashlight in your vajayjay to get all the bats to fly out.” Roz vs. Sue? Where do we sign up, because it sure beats Will vs. Sue, Round 423.
4. Will and Emma provide Sue some moral support when she heads to the doctor’s office and learns that she’s having a girl – and that her amneo came back with some irregularities and her baby will be born with Down syndrome. She later shares a sweet moment with Becky, who suggests she work on her patience. As for who the baby daddy is, Sue’s mum: “I’ll realize that information once I finalize my book and movie deal,” she says.
5. Speaking of Will vs. Sue, the newly named Cheerios co-coach doesn’t wait long to start getting full control of the squad back when she offers to help New Directions win at Nationals and nab the $10,000 prize and reclaim her gig. She immediately takes over Booty Camp to whip the glee club into shape with an epic smackdown that Kurt dubs “meaner than Tabatha.” Classic. Ultimately, she’s inspired by Will and Emma’s tenderness and tells the group that she’ll lighten up if they work hard to help them win it all.
6. Cooper Anderson, the local star of FreeCreditRatingToday.com, comes home to Lima to catch up with his brother, Blaine, and teach a “master class” for the group of wannabe stars where he doesn’t exactly provide the best advice. But it turns out that Blaine is the least excited out of everyone for Cooper’s arrival as their rivalry ignites a new determination for the younger sibling to succeed as Criss covers “Fighter,” by Christina Aguilera. Ultimately they have it out — in song — when they cover “Somebody That I Used to Know,” by Gotye. After a like, totally rad mash-up of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”/”Rio” with Criss, one can only hope the elder Anderson comes back for the upcoming graduation because we’re going to need an adult brothers Anderson cover of Hanson’s “MmmBop.”
7. Artie does his best to support Quinn, providing her tips with navigating Lima from a wheelchair and taking her to the “Crip Skip” in an effort to show her she can still do anything. After duets with Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” and the Givers’ “Up Up Up,” his effort ultimately backfires as Quinn maintains that her wheelchair status is only temporary, effectively denying that she’s in denial. “This isn’t my life; I’m going to Yale, I’m getting out of Lima and I’m going to walk again,” she says.
8. Quinn has a new admirer — Joe Hart (The Glee Project‘s Samuel Larsen), who has been praying for her since her accident. She finds him inspiring and invites him to join New Directions and he’s welcomed into the club with open arms.
9. Puck has a post-graduation plan to move to L.A. and expand his pool cleaning business and he wants Finn to come along as his business partner. “With your brains and my jaw line, we’d kill it.” Finn vetoes the idea, noting that he’s heading to New York with Rachel after graduation.
10. After Puck encourages Finn to think about how much he sacrifices for Rachel, the jock asks his fiancé if she’s ever thought about what he’ll do in New York and suggests there’s opportunity in California for both of them. “I feel like the conversation has been a little one-sided,” he tells her. “I’m not a Hollywood actress,” she responds. “New York is about the work that you do, not the work that you’ve had done, there’s no other option for me here, I’m Broadway bound.” The heated conversation ends with Finn questioning Rachel’s love. “I want you to be sure that you’re in love with me, and not who you want me to be,” he says after suggesting she doesn’t care about his dreams.
What did you think of Bomer’s guest turn? How do you think Quinn will handle her recovery from the accident? Are you excited to see Joe officially joining New Directions? What do you think of their potential pairing as a couple? Check back to THR‘s Live Feed after the West Coast airing for more from Glee‘s “Big Brother” episode.
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