There are times when you can really tell that a show is in its sixth season, and we are starting to see that in the new synopsis Fox released this week for the “Glee” episode “The Hurt Locker: Part One” airing on January 23. This is the fourth episode of the season, and things are going to get a little crazy in particular for Sue Sylvester and one of her schemes.
We figure that we could explain it here, but rather than being overly repetitive in this article, why not just give you the aforementioned official take instead? Be prepared to either laugh or be somewhat upset:
“Rachel tries to make a deal with Will, so that his glee club purposefully underperforms at their invitational. Meanwhile, Sue is busy meddling and hypnotizes Sam into making a move on Rachel to throw her off.”
To say this whole hypnosis storyline throws us off would be a gross understatement. We’re honestly shocked that the show going in this direction. This is the first time that anything regarding Rachel Berry and romance has been mentioned on the show since Cory Monteith’s death, and we do figure that it would happen eventually. We feel like the last thing that the Finn character would want would be for Rachel to spend the rest of her life alone and mourning him, and some time has passed since his death.
With that being said, hypnosis? It’s such a weird way to bring that idea about, but we suppose the intention is to introduce the idea of Rachel and romance with humor, that way it does not come across as forcing the issue. It’s also hard to say if there will ever be anything big for Sam and Rachel anyway, or that Rachel will have any romantic arc this year. With saving the glee club, she has a ton on her plate as-is.
We almost feel bad for Chord Overstreet, given that fans weren’t too fond of him and Quinn together, or the time he was with Brittany. It’s not his fault these are his stories! Mercedes seemed to be the one love interest for him most out there could get behind.
This is the latest surprising story for the show, given that the episode before this in “Jagged Little Tapestry” is going to feature a Becky Jackson story that you probably did not see coming. For now, let us know what you think of this plotline in the comments, and head over here to get some further TV news courtesy of our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Fox.)