Zachary Jaydon Senior Editor
Glee has seemingly taken the “FX” approach to TV recently, with reports setting the internet abuzz that episode 5 of the current season would air an hour later than the usual 8pm due to “intense sexual situations, strong, coarse language and intensely suggestive dialogue.” According to the FOX website, Glee will indeed air at its regular time.
The controversial episode, titled The First Time, will premiere on November 8th, 2011. The episode was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Bradley Buecker. Filming of the episode was completed on 10/14/11 with props including condoms and drag costumes.
As the McKinley students prepare for opening night of the school musical, several of them contemplate taking the next step with their significant others, with many reports stating that at least four of McKinley’s finest are having sex.
Coach Beiste also reportedly takes a big chance in her own personal life. We are also hearing that at least one character turns up with a hickey.
Episode 3×05 sees the introduction of two new characters, including Sebastian, a 17 year-old with a killer voice and an even better smile. Reports are that Sebastian will drive a wedge between Kurt and and Blaine and will be featured as a major recurring role through the completion of the season. He’s been described as “Santana-Esque,” “promiscuous” and the “…polar opposite of Kurt.”
We will see the return of Mike Chang’s parents as well as David Karofsky, whom turns up unexpectedly at the gay bar where Kurt and Blaine have both entered using fake id’s.
Additionally, Lea Michele made note that Rachel’s friendship with Kurt may not be as quickly repaired as had been expected since he had a much greater purpose in running for student council, well beyond bolstering his transcripts. Episode 3×05 will also see the return of the Dalton Academy Warblers, including fan favorites Curt Mega, Riker Lynch and Dominic Barnes.
What do you think about the direction Glee is heading this season? Do you think Ryan Murphy and crew are taking the sexual situations too far, or are you excited that Glee has taken a “no prisoners” approach this year?