‘Glee’ season 5, episode 9 review: Adam Lambert returns; Kurt and Starchild get closer

Glee -It was a long, long time when you last saw “Glee” on the air, but Tuesday night it returned with a new timeslot, a larger focus on life in New York, and some other good stuff. Most of the McKinley stories were thankfully geared around the future, and everyone from Kurt to Santana had some good stuff to do.

The obvious story that everyone was talking about before this one started was Santana making the big move to actually audition for “Funny Girl,” and even gets the role of understudy. This sparked all sort of anger, rage, and slapping. The reality here is that Santana was mostly just cast as a publicity ploy, since the makers of the show knew that having these two together was going to be so much more valuable from a story and press perspective … even if they hate each other in secret for the time being.

While Tina and Artie fought over Valedictorian honors at McKinley High, Kurt decided to take some advice from Blaine and get close to Starchild, the guy in his Pamela Lansbury band who he was so intimidated by. Adam Lambert was fun this week, and we appreciated seeing a much different side of the character. He was so chill, and a nice sort of counterpart to Kurt. Should Blaine be worried? Maybe, since that kiss on the cheek was seen all around the world … even if it was really nothing.

We’re not going to say that “Frenemies” was perfect, since “Glee” is still a pretty cheesy show. But, we loved most of the meta moments with Sue Sylvester, and the focus being back on most of the main characters rather than the supporting cast. A great start in the right direction for Tuesday night. Grade: B.

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