The Return of Finn

Glee is two episodes into the new season, and Finn has been MIA so far. Fortunately for all you Cory Monteith fans, he’s about to make his return in next week’s episode, “The Break Up,” where we’ll see him head to New York. While Cory isn’t spilling the beans on if he and Rachel are getting back together (only that it’ll be an “emotional roller coaster,” as TVLine put it), he did reveal he’ll be pairing up with The Glee Project┬áseason 2 winner Blake Jenner (whose character is Ryder Lynn) on Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero” that is expected to be in the November 8 episode.

“It was cool,” Monteith says, “because I felt like I was passing the torch in a sort of awesome way. Ryder inadvertently auditions [for New Directions], and it turns into a fantasy in his head, which explodes into dancing girls, throngs of screaming women in the crowds, and he turns into the ‘Juke Box Hero.’ He’s on drums, and I’m on lead vocals. It’s epic.”

If Finn will be in New York and Ryder at McKinley, and especially since this performance is a fantasy, it is unclear why the two of them would be coming together on a song, or how Ryder would even know who Finn is (unless he makes a stop first in Ohio).

Casting for a “Handsome, Evil and Dashing” Character

We’ve already been introduced to a handful of new characters so far in season 4, including Marley (and her mother), Jake, Kitty and Brody. But expect another recurring character to pop up on the show, starting in episode 7. According to Zap2It, the character’s name is Peter Livingston, and he is a “high school student fresh out of military school.” Producers are currently going through the casting process to fill the role.

For those who audition, here’s the type of person they’re looking for: “someone pretty imposing … he’s got to be over 5’11” and have ‘gravitas.’ Peter is described as ‘handsome, evil and dashing,’ and he’s got to have singing and dancing skills.” Evil and dashing, huh? Will he be anything like Sebastian? BuddyTV will keep you updated when a casting announcement is made.

What about Karofsky?

The last we saw of Dave Karofsky, he was in the hospital after an attempted suicide. How about some more closure for this troubled character? Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Executive Producer Brad Falchuk says, “I don’t have any plans [to bring him back]. I’d never say never, but I thought we really finished that story nicely. It was very clear: He’s OK. He’s out now. In the future, there’s a possibility of him being really happy. You never know — he might come back. We might need him for something. You never know when you need someone to talk to Unique or something. But there’s no more story to tell with that character, as far as I’m concerned.”

So the door is not completely closed. But mentioning Unique brings up a possible upcoming storyline that we could expect.

“The Break Up” Songs

The song list for next week’s episode of Glee, titled “The Break Up,” has been revealed: “Barely Breathing” by Duncan Sheik, “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt, “Give Your Heart a Break” by Demi Lovato, “Mine” by Taylor Swift, “The Scientist” by Coldplay and an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” If you recall, Blaine and the Warblers already covered the Katy Perry hit back in season 2, and it was extremely successful for the show. But it’s being done acoustically this time around — will lighting strike twice?

Do you think Rachel is going to get back together with Finn or start going out with Brody? Should Karofsky return to the show? And do you think Brad’s comment about Karofsky and Unique will happen in a future episode?

Glee airs Thursdays at 9pm on FOX.

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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.