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'Glee' Returns! Catch Up With Our 'Glee'-cap and Midseason Preview

by Allyssa Lee, posted Apr 13th 2010 12:00PM
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Was it Sectionals or Regionals? Is Quinn still pregnant? What's up with Will and Emma? It's been a small eternity since the last new episode of 'Glee,' and let's face it: those four long months could turn even the most die-hard Gleek's memories of the Fox hit musical into convenience store slush.

So for all those whose show choir recollections have turned a little hazy over this winter hiatus, we've provided a recap (or 'Glee'-cap, if you will) of where the show left off in its 'Sectionals' mid-season finale last December -- as well as a little taste of what's to come in the episodes ahead -- just in time for the series' return tonight at 9:28PM ET.
Glee

Was it Sectionals or Regionals? Is Quinn still pregnant? What's up with Will and Emma? It's been a small eternity since the last new episode of 'Glee,' and let's face it: Those four long months could turn even the most die-hard Gleek's memories of the Fox hit musical into convenience store slush.

So for all those whose show choir recollections have turned a little hazy over this winter hiatus, we've provided a recap (or 'Glee'-cap, if you will) of where the show left off in its 'Sectionals' mid-season finale last December -- as well as a little taste of what's to come in the episodes ahead -- just in time for the series' return tonight at 9:28PM ET.

So where were we again? Oh, right: Sectionals! McKinley High School's New Directions, also known as the little glee club that could, was nearly derailed when the conniving Cheerio coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) leaked their performance set list to the competing Jane Addams Reform School and the Haverbrook School for the Deaf.

If that wasn't bad enough, show choir director and forever Acafella Will Shuester (Matthew Morrison) was barred from even attending the event. After walking out on his duplicitous, non-pregnant wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), Will inadvertently accepted payment for a professional gig when he slept on an advertiser's mattress and was unceremoniously removed from his post. Good thing doe-eyed school counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) was more than willing to postpone her wedding to fill in as Will's proxy.

Not to be defeated by these setbacks, New Directions banded together and came up with a new set list on the spot. Lead diva Rachel (Lea Michele) belted out Barbra Streisand's 'Don't Rain On My Parade,' the rest of the group joined her for a show-stopping version of the Rolling Stones' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' and the Sectionals title was theirs.


It did not make for happily ever after, however. Sometime psychic Rachel spilled the beans to on-again, off-again crush Finn (Cory Monteith) that it was bad-boy Puck (Mark Salling) who was the father of Quinn's unborn baby, not him. And poor Emma, hopelessly in love with Will and thereby ditched by her football coach fiancé at the altar, turned in her resignation to Principal Figgins.

Principal Figgins caught wind of Sue leaking the set list to the other competitors. He reinstated Will as the show choir director, and sent the Cheerios coach and part-time news commentator on permanent leave, taking away her megaphone rights and suspending her from school. Sue left the campus in a huff, but not without hurling this last delicious threat to Will in her wake: "You are about to board the Sue Sylvester Express. Destination: HORROR."

Mr. Shue, freshly reinstated as show choir director, was now free to celebrate the gleesters' Sectionals victory in the choir room with abandon. While the gleesters sang out their thanks to the tune of Kelly Clarkson's 'My Life Would Suck Without You,' Will was reminded how much his life would suck without Emma. Which is why he ran out, caught up with the ex-school counselor and stopped her from leaving McKinley with a big sweeping kiss.

Though whether or not the Will and Emma (Will-Emma?) relationship will progress remains to be seen. Looking forward, however, the April 13 episode finds Lea Michele's 'Spring Awakening' co-star Jonathan Groff guest starring as the cocky lead singer from rival group Vocal Adrenaline who Rachel dates, and Idina Menzel from 'Wicked' makes an appearance as Adrenaline's head coach. Sue returns to Lima from her condo in Boca hell bent on revenge. And the Gleesters sing their own rendition of the Beatles' 'Hello, Goodbye.' Check out a preview here:

Also, the much-touted all Madonna episode will air April 20. Not only will it be packed with numbers from the Material Girl's vast collection, but that hour also marks Sue Sylvester's singing debut.

And that's not all. Don't forget the highly-anticipated Neil Patrick Harris episode in May, directed by fellow 'Dr. Horrible' vet Joss Whedon. Harris plays Mr. Shue's old high school rival Bryan Ryan.

Reprising their roles are Mike O'Malley as Kurt's dad and Menzel's 'Wicked' cohort Kristin Chenoweth as the bloozy and floozy April Rhodes. And holy sweatsuits, Batman -- Olivia Newton-John will not only come on as a guest star, but she and Sue will (gasp) remake the '80s icon's 'Physical' video (insert squeals of delight here)!

In other 'Glee' news, reports across the Web reveal that Cheerio/show choir double agents/secret daters Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) will get increased screen time. The will-they won't-they Finn-Rachel relationship will get some play. And Quinn (Dianna Agron) will, in fact, give birth to baby Drizzle by season's end.

Here's both a recap and a look ahead from the cast members themselves to whet your appetite.

Are you excited yet? Gleeksters, start your engines!

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