Little did we know when Glee wrapped its fourth season, the show — and the fans who love it — were in for one heck of a hard summer. A lot has changed since the musical dramedy went off the air in May, and the show now brings with it questions much larger than “Will Rachel land her Broadway dream?” Cory Monteith tragically passed away in July, and the show announced, perhaps inevitably, that the upcoming season will feature the death of his character, Finn, as well.
Before that depressing turn of events, starting tonight, the show will kick off its two-part Beatles tribute episode (“Love, Love, Love” and “Tina in the Sky With Diamonds”). If tribute episodes of the past — such as hours devoted to Madonna or Britney — are anything to go on, tonight will be an upbeat, music-filled hour (eight songs as opposed to the more typical four per hour) with brief storylines focused on the themes of the artist’s oeuvre. Since The Beatles are all about love, it’s likely the show will kick off with a continuation of Blaine’s will he/won’t he proposal to Kurt. The show is going to be dealing with more than its fair share of tragedy this season, and getting Kurt and Blaine back together can provide a happy counterpoint, not to mention a great excuse to break out even more classic love songs.
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