So according to a note on this article, “I Want You Back” was cut:
And “I Want You Back” is the Warblers number that we’re doing. That one is unbelievable. That was definitely one of my favorite, if not my favorite, Jackson 5 songs growing up. … It was my mom’s favorite song. She freaked out when she heard I was doing it. So that was pretty amazing. (Note from Curt: The “I Want You Back” number was cut from the final version so won’t be part of the episode.]
I’m not really bummed about losing the song, but now we’re going to miss out on all the scenes of the 5 of them at Dalton and whatever was said there.
OH, I almost forgot. When Chris first came out during the show, they showed a picture/mini-clip of a scene we haven’t seen yet!!! It was muted, but it looked like Blaine sitting against the headrest on a bed (probably injured) and Kurt sitting on the side talking to him! I’m assuming it was the scene at Blaine’s house!!!! SO CUTE.
How evil, or stupid, is Sebastian anyway? So far, we know that that the self-assured Dalton Academy Warbler — aka Glee’s christened Season 3 villain — has sex and Blaine on the brain and little else. And based on his appearances thus far, his personals ad probably reads something like this: “Likes — one-night stands, Blaine ‘sex on a stick’ Anderson, Lima, Ohio’s finest gay dive bar, Scandals, and coffee with a shot of Courvoisier.”
Oh, and he used to live in Paris, plays Lacrosse and has waged war on Kurt.
If Sebastian and Santana are singing that song together, does that mean that there’s going to be some scheming going on?
Yes. I don’t want to give too much, but there has been a picture released of Sebastian slushing Blaine … I won’t say how or why, but Blaine gets hurt from that slushing. It’s been tampered with slightly.
IT’S BEEN TAMPERED WITH SLIGHTLY
WHAT ARE WE MISSING
Who has the right to be “Bad”? That’s what New Directions and the Warblers will be facing off over Tuesday when Fox’s Glee pays tribute to Michael Jackson with an hour dedicated to songs from the late King of Pop’s catalog.
Led by Dalton Academy’s newest Warbler Sebastian (Grant Gustin), the dueling glee clubs will go head-to-head when both schools want to perform a Jackson song at Regionals, re-creating the video for “Bad,” and covering “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “I Want You Back,” “Scream” and “Smooth Criminal.”
Gustin tells The Hollywood Reporter that Sebastian will ditch the charming attitude and “take a turn for the mean” as he works hard to ensure the Warblers win the right to feature Jackson.
“It becomes everyone versus Sebastian,” Gustin says. “Everyone turns on him by the end of the episode, including the Warblers.”
After rebuffing Sebastian’s romantic advances, Blaine (Darren Criss) will become a target for the former flirt, who takes things a bit too far and winds up making an enemy out of Santana (Naya Rivera) in the process.
“Sebastian is more offensive in this episode and I say some things to Santana at the beginning of the episode,” he says. “She’s pissed at what Sebastian has done to one of her friends — the slushie to Blaine — and there’s a little extra there and Blaine has to go to the hospital.”
Sebastian and Santana will have their confrontation via Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” a number which Gustin says the duo were allowed to improvise a bit with after choreographer Zach Woodlee gave them a pattern to guide the song. “From there, we got to do what we wanted with the number, it was my most fu n day filming so far,” he says.
Elsewhere in the episode, the Warblers will perform their biggest number yet when they cover “I Want You Back,” a routine Gustin says features more dancing than the guys have ever done that will take place at Dalton with a pair of New Directions members in attendance. He notes the Warblers aren’t trying to lure Blaine back but instead more of a “look how good we are” performance.
Meanwhile, look for Gustin to guest star Sunday on CBS’ CSI: Miami 10 p.m., where he’ll play twins. As for when he’ll return to Glee, the young actor is unsure but optimistic that Sebastian could be back for Regionals.
Watch Criss and company perform “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ” from Tuesday’s Glee Michael Jackson tribute below.
THE KING OF POP REIGNS IN LIMA ON AN ALL-NEW “GLEE” TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, ON FOX
In a special episode celebrating the music of Michael Jackson, the rivalry between New Directions and the Warblers intensifies en route to Regionals. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel receive news regarding their admissions process at NYADA, and things continue to heat up between Sam and Mercedes in the all-new “Michael” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-311) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Cast: Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester; Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester; Lea Michele as Rachel Berry; Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson; Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury; Dianna Agron as Quinn; Chris Colfer as Kurt; Kevin McHale as Artie; Amber Riley as Mercedes; Mark Salling as Puck; Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Harry Shum as Mike Chang and Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson.
Guest Cast: Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans; Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan; Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta.