Glee is about to go all Miley Cyrus on us, y’all! Season 5, Episode 5 is called, “The End of Twerk.” It’s all about the cultural phenomenon sparked after Miley’s infamous 2013 VMAs performance. And just in case you were wondering, both Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” will be performed during this episode.
We’ve seen the official promo for the episode, and it’s full of plenty of clues and tease about what to expect during the November 14 installment. Ready to decode them? We’re breaking down the promo, second by second, frame by frame, in search of new information. Here’s what we’ve been able to uncover so far.
00:01 — Next Thursday.
That’s right. No more of those silly month-long breaks. Glee is back, baby! And we’re getting all-new episodes straight up through December 8. (After that, the show goes away until spring 2014. But we’re ignoring that harsh truth and pretending it doesn’t exist. Denial is our favorite.)
Also, Mr. Schue is dancing. And two guys just did backflips in the hall.
00:02 — Kitty’s giving twerk lessons.
You want to channel your inner Miley Cyrus? Kitty Wilde is here to help. “Hands on hips,” she instructs a group of confused-looking New Directions. “Pop it, pop it, pop it.” We’re getting dizzy just looking at her gyrating backside.
00:06 — “It’s scandalous!”
“I pledge to end the pandemic of twerking once and for all,” Sue Sylvester says, back behind a news anchors desk. The return of How Sue Sees It? We like it. We like it a lot.
00:09 — “Hey, hey, hey”
Is that Robin Thicke singing? Because this version of “Blurred Lines” sounds just like his. But from the looks of things, it’s actually Artie belting out the number. At least, that’s what we’ve seen from the song spoilers.
00:11 — “It’s shocking!”
“This is about freedom of expression,” Schue tells Sue. We’re all for that, in theory. But the things he’s doing to that poor locker in the hallway are making us feel all sorts of uncomfortable.
00:13 — Becky’s back!
Now that our favorite little Cheerio has served out her month-long suspension, it seems like she’ll be sticking around Glee full-time. “Do not join in, Becky,” Sue hollers. Becky — predictably — doesn’t listen.
00:16 — “It’s one glee-normous...”
“Twerk. Fail. Nightmare.”
Thanks, Blaine. We sort of got that. The dancing scenes on the McKinley stage are clearly from the New D’s performance of “Blurred Lines.” Oh, and then here comes Marley swooping in on a wrecking ball. Did we mention she’s singing that Miley song, too?
00:18 — “Revolution is in the air!”
Oh hai, Hummelberry. We were wondering when New York City was going to show up in all of this! “To rebellion,” Rachel says, gleefully popping the cap off of some-or-other type of alcohol. Kurt is next to her, smiling.
00:22 — “... and other places”
Rachel and Kurt stand nervously in a tattoo parlor. The big, burly tattoo artist looks at them, expectantly. “So who’s first?”
Something tells us it doesn’t end well. The look on Kurt’s face is one of pure shock and horror. Whatever the guy just tattooed on his back...it’s not pretty. Rachel covers her mouth with her hand.