Glee just aired on awesome episode with "Glease" (anyone else already shipping Ryder and Marley?), but in the spirit of looking to the Glee future, Zap2It has released some spoilers for the episode airing next week - season 4 episode 7, "Dynamic Duets". Because you know, superheroes are about as awesome as Grease.
Check out the spoilers below, with my own thoughts in bold.
1. Something of great value is stolen, and one member of New Directions must face down his darkest temptations in order to get it back. He or she may even give in to the Dark Side.
Is this Blaine (Darren Criss) giving in to the temptation to rejoin the Warblers? If it is, what's been stolen, and is it something physical or metaphorical?
2. Two characters duet on an REM song while wearing fedoras. It's as if the Observers on "Fringe" suddenly burst into song and went indie.
We already know from the leaked set list for the episode that Ryder (Blake Jenner) and Jake (Jacob Artist) will duet on the REM song, "Superman" - and we also know from looking at the episode's promo photos that those two are the ones wearing the fedoras. Fedorable. (If you watch a certain other FOX show, you'll catch my reference.)
3. The evil villain -- and of course there is an evil villain -- likes to stroke a white, Persian cat while he explains his dastardly deeds. Think "Dr. No" or "Austin Powers" to picture what this means.
We not only saw it in the promo for the episode, we saw it as a behind-the-scenes photo a while back on Nolan Gerard Funk's Twitter! In case you missed it, Nolan will be coming on the show to play new lead Warbler, Hunter, and this will be his first episode. So does this mean that the Warblers will indeed be the "dark side"? I'm thinking so!
4. One of the characters turns to her electronic personal assistant, Kiki (the alter ego of Siri?), for advice at one point. Kiki's response? " I think I am alive, and you are the machine." Yes, the machines are going to take over on "Glee"!
Knowing this character is a "she", that narrows it down to: Marley (Melissa Benoist), Kitty (Becca Tobin), Sugar (Vanessa Lengies, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Brittany (Heather Morris), Becky (Lauren Potter), and "Unique" (Alex Newell) - yes, Wade counts. Am I forgetting anybody? Who could it be?
5. Fans of the old "Batman" TV series -- and fans of shipping names -- will appreciate a moment in "Dynamic Duets" when graphics featuring the words "BAM!" and "SLAINE!" flash across the screen.
Ah, this must be Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Blaine's (Darren Criss) duet!
Okay, I lied. Glee superheroes are way more awesome than Grease.