The 6th and final season of Glee will conclude with a double episode on March 20th. With the conclusion of Episode 6 last week, we are just about halfway to the series end!
UPDATE 3/4: I’ll have longer spoiler posts up soon! Check the bottom of the page for a very important spoiler update on the Glee finale.
Episode 9 is titled “2009” and, according to the FOX summary, “goes back in time to see why the original members of New Directions signed up for glee club in the first place.” Reportedly it’s about what McKinley would be like if there had been no Glee club. Weirdly, Blaine (Darren Criss) was written into the final script (Kurt didn’t meet Blaine until 2010). The plot sounds like an alternative universe kind of deal. PLEASE NOTE: “2009” WILL NOT AIR the week after episode 8, on February 27 as originally scheduled. The episode summary with the original date is crossed out at the source with the note “This Listing is deleted by the Network and No Longer Valid.” Jane Lynch alluded, in an interview, to this episode being aired as part of the finale. The speculation is that “2009” will air with the last episode, Episode 13, on the two hour series finale date, March 20. But that has NOT been confirmed.
There is no official date set for “2009” yet.
UPDATE: As speculated, “2009” will air on March 20 as part 1 of the Season finale. Here’s the episode order per FOX, including updated episode numbers.
6×09 (formerly 6×10) – Child Star – February 27
6×10(formerly 6×11) – The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester – March 6
6×11 (formerly 6×12) – We Built This Club – March 13
6×12 (formerly 6×09) – 2009 – March 20 (9/8c pm)
6×13 – Dreams Come True – March 20 (8/7c pm)
“Child Star” (originally 6×10, now 6×09) will air after Episode 8 on February 27. The FOX summary describes the episode: “A high-strung, demanding tween requests that the members of New Directions perform at his bar mitzvah, and the glee club must band together for its first public performance. Meanwhile, Spencer pushes Roderick to lose weight…” Three songs filmed during a Bar Mitzvah scene spoiled by an extra at the shoot: “I Want To Break Free” by Queen sung by Mason, “Break Free” by Ariana Grande, sung by Rachel backed up by everyone in sparkly outfits (New Directions, Sue, Schue, Beiste and Sam – Beiste has a short solo). “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, sung by New Directions. (Source)
The plot for “The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester” (originally 6×11, now 6×10 airing March 6) is so cray cray: I’m going to post the full summary here. There are a slew of guest stars, including Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Bolton and Geraldo Rivera. Carol Burnett, as Sue’s nazi-hunting mom, returns. There are photos to prove it.
WHEN TWO BECOME ONE ON AN ALL-NEW “GLEE” FRIDAY, MARCH 6, ON FOX
Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”), Grammy Award Winner Michael Bolton and Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera Guest-Star
Dalton Academy burns to the ground, and the Warblers must combine with the New Directions to form a super group. Meanwhile, Rachel begs Carmen Tibideaux (guest star Whoopi Goldberg) to let her return to NYADA in the all-new “The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester” episode of GLEE airing Friday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET /PT) on FOX. (GLE-611) (TV-14; D, L) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
YES THAT’S RIGHT. Dalton burns down and the clubs combine into a HUGE SUPERGROUP. Not sure how that happens exactly. But I’ll let you know when I do. That sure solves the show choir rule that stipulates at least 12 members. Speculate away, people.
“We Built this Club” (originally 6×12, now 6×11 airing March 13) is the sectionals episode featuring the Dalton/New Directions supergroup vs Vocal Adrenaline vs some random club called The Falconers. One of the set people put up pictures, but then deleted them. Oops. Posting them here anyway!
The Sectionals set list includes The Falconers – “Broken Wings”; Vocal Adrenaline – “We Built this City” and “Mickey”; New Directions – “Take Me to Church” (Roderick with Kitty and Jane), “Chandelier” (Madison and Kitty with Jane as backup), and “Come Sail Away” (Mason, Madison, Kitty, and Spencer). (FYeahGleeClub) Too bad Dalton Warblers! You get no solos. They do get to swing from the you-know-what however. Click for a snip of “Chandelier.” The entire team is wearing McKinley Red Dalton uniforms! (Photo Source)
“Dreams Come True” will serve as Part 2 of the Series Finale and was written by all three Glee creators, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. – Brad tweeted today, “Just wrote my last #Glee scene ever. So grateful to have had the opportunity to write these amazing characters. Darren Criss (Photo), Chris Colfer (Photo) and Amber Riley (Photo) have all been in the studio for their last ever song sessions. Jonathan Groff is returning as Jesse St. Tina and Becky Jackson will be back for this episode, as well.
A reporter who was on the set for the sectionals episode writes, “While Sectionals takes place in the penultimate episode, the series finale is going to be mainly slower ballads and solos as each character gets their final chance to shine in the spotlight for a much more emotional and powerful episode rather than big budget performances. Our advice? Stock up on Kleenex…now.”
UPDATE: So. When “Dreams Come True” shifts to a flash forward in 2020, production stills reveal that Rachel is pregnant. Is she married to Jessie St. James? Or is she the surrogate mama for Kurt and Blaine? (Source)
UPDATE: This week, location shoots have made clear that “Dreams Come True” will take a peak into the future lives of the Glee clubbers. There was a shoot with Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and Andrew Rannells, that takes place at the Tony Awards, for instance. Also, a HUGE musical number was shot that brought back MANY familiar faces and will serve as a curtain call for the series. Speculation is that it will be the very last number of Glee.
UPDATE: From a recent interview with Jane Lynch:
“It was a gorgeous couple of days,” Lynch said of the last days on set. “Very moving.” Lynch explained that the final episode will feature both flashbacks and…will jump into the future (2020), as well as travel back to 2009 (the year of season one). When looking at photos from those final shoot days, Lynch slipped in one of the upcoming songs. “That was a big musical number, we did that on Thursday. ‘I Lived,’ [by OneRepublic] I believe is the song,” she revealed. “Everybody came. Everybody that was in the show that wanted to come was invited.”