Glee Season 4 Spoilers: Don’t Stop Believing Redux!

In our last round of Glee spoilers last week, we told you that Rachel (Lea Michele) would be auditioning for Funny Girl in NYC with a very special song–“Don’t Stop Believing”–the very first song New Directions performed together back in the pilot. You remember that iconic performance, don’t you?

If that’s not super-special-crazy enough for you, Lea Michele began dropping hints last week via twitter that something big was afoot. She tweeted a photo of Cory Monteith playing drums in a very familiar orange shirt. And she tweeted some spoilery hints indicating that a big New Directions original flavah reunion was about to take place. “Shooting #Glee now with @chriscolfer @CoryMonteith @druidDUDE @MsAmberPRiley and @JennaUshkowitz! #Orginals,” she tweeted, “Such a fun day at work today.. Brought back so many amazing memories… :)”

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If you suspected, like I did, that Kurt (Chris Colfer), Rachel (Lea Michele), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Finn (Cory Monteith), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) would be recreating the original and series-defining  “Don’t Stop Believing” from the pilot, you would have been absolutely correct!

UPDATE:  When Rachel sings “Don’t Stop Believing” at her Funny Girl audition, the rest of original New Directions appear in her imagination to support her. The arrangement is a bit different, but the number is staged EXACTLY the same.  By the end of the audition, she realizes that Finn is the one who has always been in her corner. Finchel is forever!

Glee co-creator,  Ryan Murphy tweeted photos from the set, revealing the surprise:

Yep. Look how much the gang has changed! Especially Chris Colfer. He’s literally grown up right before our eyes…

I’m hoping “Don’t Stop Believing” redux plays out like a total love letter to the fans of the show who have been watching faithfully from the beginning. The idea is corny and indulgent…and I can’t wait. Heh.

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  • Noa Na’aman

    this will be the 3rd time. they already used it to get all emotional in the S1 finale. how many more times?….

  • Axxxel

    They will show the song again, in the very last episode of Glee… and while they are singing it,they will do a flash back with a compilation of a few poignant Glee scenes of seasons past… And tears wll come in my eyes….. just like I did when I saw the Glee version of “The scientist”… in Season 4, the Break up episode, episode 4…sob…

  • Axxxel

    Chris Colfer: Baby pinguin no more !
    Amber Riley: Now even more ,one fine woman.
    Not much change for Jenna, Cory and Kevin..

  • Bentley1530

    “Amber Riley: Now even more ,one fine woman.” Yeah I am not sure how old she was when the pilot was filmed but she went from looking like a young teen to a grown women.

  • Jae

    You know, S8 did this at the end of their tour. I that was the year Glee kicked off, right. Glee gave that song a huge revival.

  • Matteo Rodrigo

    Has Glee gotten a renewal pickup? Ratings slip and it’s no longer buzzworthy. (Or that good ). This seasons been a bit boring and unique character doesn’t fit in but that just but a bigger role than the 2whi actually won

  • Jason Scott

    YES. Man. I’ve been watching since the very beginning. I can not wait for this.

  • Miz

    Am I the only one who is totally sick of that song? I wasn’t a fan of it when it first came out and was played to death.

    I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this episode.

  • mjsbigblog

    Not officially, but it is definitely coming back for another season.

  • mjsbigblog

    Yes, but this is more of a homage, with the original singers literally recreating the performance.

  • Axxxel

    Don’t stop believing is not really my favorite song either and I am sure that during the song… I will not listen to the singing but spend more time looking at the actors and walk down my personal memory lane as a gleek.
    And I will remember that it is Ryan Murphy’s favorites Glee song because to him it catches the spirit of his Glee series… Maybe that is one of the reasons why it is choosen for Rachel’s audition song instead of e.g.a song by Barbara Streisand.

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, American Idol season 8… aahh those memories… sigh…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, I have nothing against Alex (who plays Unique) but I was a fan of the winner of the Glee Project who plays Joe Hart..and it pains me for not seeing and hearing him so much… I like this season more than season 3 beause there is a bit more emphasis on(new) friendship: Jake and Ryder, Marley and Unique, Sam and Blaine, now Kurt and Santana…In the beginning of this season it was Kurt/Rachel all the way..
    So the question is, who is Joe Hart’s friend ? It could be Sam , because of the God Squad past last season, but Blaine is his bestie.. Maybe Tina because she does not have a bestie either…at least not in Glee club… and she can initiate him a bit in Asian culture…
    Pairing Joe up with Artie can be done, but Artie’a character should be nastier(maybe influenced by Kitty) and he may make mistake or become bitchy himself and Joe Hart will pull him back on the right track…

  • Axxxel

    waah great ! and as much as I love and adore Glee…I think Season 5 should be the last season… to end with a bang…
    PROVIDED that Glee has found a new generation of gleeks who are more invested in the “new glee generation” (Marley, Ryder, Jake etc) than in the original cast.
    Lots of complaints about the newer cast but after the last episode (guilty pleasures) there is a lot of buzz about Sam and Blaine, two characters who only made their appearance in Season 2. Blaine’s character was a direct hit, but Sam’s character only started to blossom in Season 4..
    So hoping for the” new glee generation” to blossom in season 5.. so that there will be a season 6… without a trace of the original cast. (and I am saying this as a huge Kurt fan who is from the original cast).

  • Axxxel

    Amber was already 23 years old in the pilot… now 27….

  • jeffreyd95821

    This is for episode 19, right? Because I’m hearing Chris Colfer isn’t even in episode 17. Speaking of which: His Richard Simmons outfit was blink and you’ll miss it. But did anybody else notice that they obviously spray-tanned him? He makes a lot of jokes about how pale he is. No way he’s that tanned. Has nothing to do with coming episodes but I’m surprised nobody else noticed and commented on it.

  • Axxxel

    as you said, it was so short…just a blink. I did notice though that Chris once spoke with his natural lower voice when he was in that scene on the couch, talking to Naya (Santana).

  • Axxxel

    people were maybe too busy with the Blaine/Sam bromance

  • jennyl2

    I love this song but I think they should safe it for the final finale of Glee. That will sure be emo.