It's been six very long weeks, but the wait finally came to an end when Glee returned last night.
The last new episode left fans hanging with so many storylines: Would Quinn (Dianna Agron) survive the car crash? Would Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) get married? How would Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) move on after Karofsky's (Max Adler) suicide attempt?
Last night's episode, "Big Brother," was hotly anticipated with its debut of Matt Bomer as Blaine's hot-shot brother Cooper. Would it live up to the hype?
The episode quickly ended all Quinn suspense by immediately having her roll down the McKinley High hallway in a wheelchair to meet Finn and Rachel. The couple are still upset about Quinn's accident and never got married.
We expected Quinn to be a little more banged up and had hoped to see more of the recovery process. It was just weird how okay Quinn seemed to be in that wheelchair, especially when she busted into "I'm Still Standing" with Artie (Kevin McHale). We did kind of love the chemistry Quinn and Artie shared as he showed her the wheelchair ramps in the high school and when they couldn't join the others on Senior Skip Day at an amusement park, where the rest of the crew belted out "Up, Up, Up," But they had a blast together at the skateboarding park.
Happy Quinn didn't last long though, as she spent the rest of the episode reminding people to never text and drive, and assuring everyone that she would walk again. But Artie finally had to tell her that she may not recover. And that was something Quinn definitely did not want to hear. We are curious to see what turns this tale will take.
The big storyline of the episode was Matt appearing as Cooper Anderson. Cooper is (as he put it) a famous Hollywood actor, but, really, he is the star of the freecreditratingtoday.com commercials. And Kurt flips out when he meets him, which is kind of adorable. After meeting Cooper, the two Anderson brothers combined for a fabulous mash-up of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like a Wolf" and "Rio." These brothers could not have been cast more perfectly.
Matt was hysterical as the overconfident Cooper, especially when taught the Glee kids a master class in acting. His many lessons included, "The key to a dramatic scene is pointing," "Don't go to New York. Theater is lame and Broadway is dead," and, of course, a scene study from NCIS! The look on Rachel and Kurt's faces when he said Broadway was dead was priceless. Who knew Matt was such a comedian?
But during that NCIS practice scene, the truth finally came out — as if it wasn't obvious from Blaine's pissed-off look. The Anderson brothers just don't have a good relationship. Thanks to fabulous flashbacks (little Blaine with slicked-back hair and a bowtie!), we see how the older brother was never very nice Blaine and always picked on him.
This lead to a fierce performance of Christina Aguilera's "Stronger" that was very intense for every Blaine fan out there. Boxing Blaine, Shower Blaine, Angry Blaine. This number had it all. But there was more he still needed to express to his brother, and Darren and Matt did just that with their fabulous duet of Goyte's "Somebody I Used To Know," which led to a real tender and sweet moment between the brothers.
Cooper revealed that he always wanted push Blaine to be amazing because he is so talented. Awww. But just as we thought Cooper was returning to Hollywood for an audition with Michael Bay for the next Transformers movie, Cooper found out that they passed on him. "Screw Optimus Prime!" Blaine retorted! (Darren later Tweeted that this was the hardest line he ever had to utter on Glee). And you know what that means! The door was definitely left open for Cooper to return.
In the smaller stories of the episode, Roz (NeNe Leakes) was made co-coach of the Cheerios, and Sue (Jane Lynch) was not happy about it. At the same time, Sue found out that there be trouble with her pregnancy, which led to a very sweet chat with Becky (Lauren Potter). Meanwhile, the episode ended with trouble in paradise for Finn and Rachel, as he considered moving to California. Can these two lovebirds make it?
What did you think of the episode? Did you like Matt Bomer as Cooper Anderson?