Rise episode 3 preview: Was Lou’s decision worth it?

Rise episode 3

When Rise episode 3 airs on NBC in one week’s time, we are going to see at the center of the episode a story themed very much around big decisions. In particular, Lou’s decision to push forward the production that he wanted could lead to others making key decisions of their own — including one to quite the theater program altogether.

Below, the Rise episode 3 synopsis below offers up a little bit more insight when it comes to some of the story that lies ahead:

When Lou (Josh Radnor) describes his vision for the show’s staging and design, Tracey (Rosie Perez) questions his every decision – but it’s Simon’s (Ted Sutherland) bombshell news that forces Lou to ask himself whether picking this controversial show was worth the cost. Meanwhile, Coach Strickland (Joe Tippett) attempts to rehabilitate Gordy (Casey W. Johnson), and Gail (Marley Shelton) worries for Maashous (Rarmian Newton). Lilette (Auli’i Cravalho) struggles to contain her feelings for Robbie (Damon J. Gillespie) after discovering another side of him.

What we do think is starting to become clear with Rise is that this is about a production, but also so much more about the people who are behind the production. It’s about telling their stories and giving us a chance to see and understand their stories as individuals. It’s a hyper-realized Glee minus much of the singing and some of the stories do give you echoes of Friday Night Lights. While it does still have a ways to go when it comes to generating the right investment among its viewers, for now we are absolutely convinced this does have the potential to be one of the best shows of its kind on TV. It’s also one that is very much important — we are in an era where the arts are not being giving the attention that they deserve. Through Rise, there may be some ways in which to change that.

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