The New 'Glee': Questions and (Some) Answers

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Are you ready for Glee 3.0? The show—which chronicles the life of a high school glee club in all its awkward, music-filled glory—makes its return tonight to a flurry of excitement. Creator Ryan Murphy has been frolicking around town leaking spoilers left and right since the show's last episode aired in December, and now it's time to see what's what. Blogs are weighing in with their predictions for what's to come for the McKinley High students, and we've rounded up some possible answers to the most burning Glee questions.

What epic musical numbers are going to soon be taking over our playlists?

The set list for the first episode will feature songs with the word "Hello" in the title—which means the Doors' "Hello, I Love You," courtesy of Finn, a Rachel performing rendition s of the All American Rejects' "Gives You Hell" and—what else?—Lionel Richie's "Hello." Add in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," Neil Diamond's "Hello Again," and The Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye," and you have the first episode.

Next week is all about Madonna, so expect a slightly uncomfortable/raunchy cover of "Like a Virgin." A Lady Gaga-themed episode is also reportedly in the works. Question, will the cast ever go back to the simple purity of "Don't Stop Believin'"?


Will Sue Sylvester be back to torment/surprise us as head cheerleading coach? More importantly, will she finally sing?

Word on the street is that Sue is back in the blink of an eye—well, that was quick. But honestly, we're better off for it. She sulked off in defeat at the end of last season after being suspended for leading the glee club's set list, but she vowed to come back, stronger than ever. Are we ready for Jane Lynch to sing "Vogue" in episode two? Yes.

Will "Other Asian" finally get a name??

As the single most entertaining character to actually watch during the dance numbers, Harry Shum's character should finally get some real screen time (his name on the show is Mike Chang, just in case you were wondering). Plus, he sent the normally over-confident Matthew Morrison trailing off to the side with his tail between legs during their dance battle on Oprah.

And a romance roundup:

Will Finn and Rachel finally stop hiding behind forlorn glances and just get together?

Enough with the holding-hands-and-twriling-around-like-it's-a-cheesy-70s-movie bit! Fans have waited long enough and it's time to see if it's meant to be for this pair. But sources have reported that ditzy cheerleaders Brittany and Santana are out to seduce our gentle but vapid jock, while Rachel has the hots for a singer from Vocal Adrenaline, and may even rekindle her short-lived romance with Puck, fulfilling her fantasy of dating a Nice, Jewish Boy.

Will Kurt get the boyfriend he deserves?

It's about time Kurt, the most heartfelt and poignant character on the show, finds love. Apparently, we won't have to wait too long, as Ryan Murphy has been quoted saying a romance in the cards for our dear friend. "We just announced we're doing a nationwide search for the season 2 cast, and [a boyfriend for Kurt is] one of the three roles that we're adding. And we're going to make them a power couple. We're not going to do the whole hiding in the shadows thing. We're going to make them popular, and out and proud and glamorous. Like prom king and king. We're doing the opposite of what's been done."

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Aylin Zafar is a freelance writer based in New York.

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