It’s probably the worst-kept secret at this point that Rachel Berry is auditioning for her role in “Funny Girl” with the original members of New Directions in tow, but finally after many teasers, we have a full photo to share of the group together again.
Fox has released the attached image here from “Sweet Dreams,” the 19th episode of “Glee” season 4 to air next week. Lea Michele’s character is of course standing in front of the group here, but we have to admit that we are a little torn on the outfit. From one standpoint, she clearly wants to stand out as the “star” of the group in order to get extra attention from the show producers, but it also has a bizarre sort of symbolism that she has moved on while all of the other members of the original New Directions have not changed at all. (We’re surely reading much more into this, though, than was intended. It’s really just a group of friends coming together to support a budding star.)
Will this sort of daring take on “Don’t Stop Believin'” really win the producers over? We don’t think Rachel will get an answer right away, even if she pulls out all of the stops. This may be a story that develops leading up to the season finale, though we would be singing a very sad song to ourselves if we do not know one way or another at the end of the finale.
We’ve heard two different arguments about whether or not Rachel should get the gig: some want her dreams to come true immediately, whereas some others want to see her work a little bit harder before she gets there.
What do you think about this photo, and do you think that we are actually going to see Rachel end up getting the part? If you want to watch a video preview for Thursday night’s new episode, be sure to visit the link here.