After covering controversial subjects like sexuality, body image, and pregnancy, the Glee cast will explore their spirituality (I’m predicting Sue will wear a habit?) in tonight’s moving episode, aptly titled “Grilled Cheesus.” In typical Glee fashion, things start out silly (Finn discovers a religious figure in his grilled cheese sandwich) and takes a serious turn when Kurt’s dad Burt (Mike O’Malley) is in the hospital. You’ve been warned: Keep your tissues handy.
After last weeks’ indulgent – yet fun! – Britney Spears tribute, we return to important plot points and the heart of the show. Tonight’s episode will be a turning point for the series, promoting tolerance across the board. “This episode starts off our arc about tolerance and respecting other points of view,” co-creator Ryan Murphy told EW. The soundtrack will include songs about faith, from R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” to Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young.”
Will we see (or hear?) more from newbies Sunshine Corazon (Charice) and Sam (Chord Overstreet)? What about Coach Beist and Dr. Carl (John Stamos)? Do you prefer Glee’s serious side or the frivolous fun of theme episodes? After you watch tonight, head back here to let us know what you thought of “Grilled Cheesus,” and look for Tim Stack’s full recap after midnight (UPDATE: Glee recap is now live.)