Thanks to the seemingly never-ending World Series, tonight has FOX once again benching GLEE in lieu of some match nobody outside of New York or Philadelphia care about. Thus, in an effort to raise your levels of well, glee, this TV Addict thought we’d take the opportunity to fill our fellow Gleeks in on a little secret: When the continuing adventures of McKinley High does return next Wednesday November 11, it does so in a big way by delivering what is hands down the best episode to date. And not just because Kurt and Rachel are pitted in a head-to-head diva-off that may-or-may not defy gravity.
Rather, the show improves upon the one, possibly only thing that it has been severely lacking by delivering genuine and more importantly plausible character development. While at the same time firmly shining the spotlight on the one member of New Directions who until now has been left quietly waiting in the wings. And considering the episode is titled “Wheels,” you probably can guess whom we’re talking about.
Yes, in an episode centered around raising money for a wheelchair accessible bus so that Artie may accompany the club to sectionals, Artie not only gets his own very memorable song and dance number (“Dancing with Myself”), but his plight serves as the catalyst for a whole slew of fantastic surprises.
Quinn will get a first-hand look at how how her baby Daddy Finn and wanna-be-daddy Puck deal with earning money. Sue Sylvester, the coach we love to hate will be forced by Principal Figgins to open up Cheerio’s tryouts to the entire school which will culminating in a scene that we guarantee will have you in tears (although probably not for the reasons you might think). And best of all, we learn that Mr. Schuester’s wife Terri isn’t the only one hiding a big-time secret.
Add to that, another appearance by our nominee for television’s father-of-the-year Burt Hummel (Kurt’s Dad) and the welcome absence of the dead-weight that are soon-to-be newlyweds Emma and Coach Tanaka and we guarantee that November 11 will defy even the biggest Gleek’s lofty expectations.
• Why is Kurt smiling?