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Glee is back! Rachel (Lea Michele) is in New York. Santana (Naya Rivera) is in Kentucky. Unique’s (Alex Newell) at McKinley. The New Directions have a brand-new Rachel Berry. And no one knows where the heck Finn (Cory Monteith) is.

So much happened during tonight’s Season 4 premiere, “The New Rachel,” that we still need time to process it all. But what we do know is this: Season 4 looks like it’s going to be fantastic.

Tonight’s show was split between McKinley High School and New York City — a format that will continue throughout the rest of the season. But, if you thought that too much of tonight’s episode focused on Rachel’s new life in the big city, worry not. Producers have promised we’ll still be seeing plenty of what goes on at McKinley, too.

No less than four brand-new students made their debut. Puck’s (Mark Salling) younger half-brother, Jake (Jacob Artist), made all the girls swoon at McKinley, while Brody (Dean Geyer) — and his abs — did the same charmed the pants off Rachel in NYC. Marley(Melissa Benoist), shy and sweet, was chosen to replace Rachel as the New Directions’ lead singer, while new Cheerio Kitty (Becca Tobin) proved that Santana’s (Naya Rivera) snarky spirit lives on in the McKinley halls.

You’ve seen the episode, now we want to know what you think. Did Glee’s Season 4 premiere live up to your every hope and dream — or does something about the new season just not seem to jive? There is a lot of change this season. But change, if done right, can be an awesome thing. So what’s your verdict? Sound off and let us know.

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