UPDATED: More Photos! FOX released stills featuring Kurt, Rachel and Santana that are pretty hilarious. See at the bottom of the page.
“Guilty Pleasure” is the title of the Glee episode set to air on March 21. It’s a week of confessions as the gleeks come clean about their deepest (if not darkest) guilty pleasures. The episode was written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner and Directed by Eric Stoltz Here’s the plot summary from Glee Zone:
When Blaine and Sam confess their guilty pleasures to each other (Sam is a macaroni art savant and Blaine likes Wham!), they discover how the honest exchange strengthened the bond of friendship between them. With Finn gone and Mr. Schue out sick, the pair takes charge of the leaderless glee club. In a bid to bring the kids of New Directions closer together, they suggest that for their weekly assignment the gleeks perform songs by their own musical guilty pleasures. What starts out as a very personal and potentially embarrassing exercise soon morphs into a unifying display of friendship, as the kids discover many of them are harboring the same favorites they worried exposing would result in ridicule. Meanwhile, in New York, one of Kurt’s guilty pleasures is revealed, and Rachel learns the truth about Brody, leading her to make an empowered decision about her future.
The episode is full of fun songs from Wham!, The Spice Girls, Barry Manilow, ABBA and more! Each of the ND girls embody a specific Spice Girl for their performance: Brittany is Sporty Spice, Kitty is Ginger Spice, Marley is Posh Spice, Tina is Scary Spice and Unique is Baby Spice. (via Gleek Out Brasil)
Thanks to Santana’s detective work, Rachel learns about Brody’s extra-curricular activities (He’s a man whore) and the two perform a VERY emotional rendition of “Creep” by Radiohead. Filming the scene exhausted Lea Michele. She tweeted, “This scene I’m shooting at
#Glee today requires lots and lots of crying.. At first it’s therapeutic.. Then it just becomes exhausting! :(” According to sources, Brody will eventually move out of the Bushwick loft after ending up with a black eye from Finn. For her part, Santana goes all “Lima Heights” on Brody!
Wham! Isn’t Blaine’s only guilty pleasure. He also admits to Sam that he’s been crushing on him. Sam had already figured it out and is totally cool with it. As a result, they become closer than ever (Via Gleek Out Brasil) Sam’s guilty pleasure? Macaroni art! And he randomly makes a portrait of Kurt!
Kitty guests on Brittany’s internet show “Fondue for Two” and the duo chat about their guilty pleasures.
The ABBA “Mama Mia” performance looks intriguing as it involves casts from both Lima and New York City.
Darren Criss’ performance of “Against All Odds” was shot LIVE on set. Remember his tearful performance of “Teenage Dream” in “The Break Up”? I expect this latest live performance to be as moving and immediate.
Kurt’s guilty pleasure appears to be that he sleeps with a “boyfriend pillow.” He REALLY DOES miss Blaine. Get those two back together again, already!
Jake’s “guilty pleasure” is Chris Brown. He changes his song to one by Bobby Brown for a reason…
For more spoilery “Guilty Pleasures” clues, check out the photo gallery and Promo Below!
In the sneak peek below, “Mama Mia” looks amazing-both the NYC and Lima sides!
Song Spoilers (Correct Song Order)- VIA Gleek Out Brasil
“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wam! – Sam & Blaine
“Copacabana” by Barry Manilow – Sam
“Against All Odds” by Phil Collins – Blaine
“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls – Tina, Marley, Kitty, Brittany & Unique
“My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown – Jake
“Creep” by Radiohead – Rachel & Brody
“Mama Mia” by ABBA – Rachel, Kurt, Santana, Blaine, Sam, Marley & Kitty
FOX Official Photo Gallery
Intrigue in New York City
Spice Girls, Abba, Wham! OH MY!
Sneak Peek: Guilty Pleasures