Will has a spine. Kurt and Rachel have a mission. And Sue has a new cause.
A whole lot of went down on the season three premiere of Glee, all of which editor-in-chief Matt Richenthal and staff members Chris O'Hara and Steve Marsi are here to analyze in the latest edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. We encourage readers to play along at home...
What was your favorite scene in the episode?
Matt: Never thought I'd say this about yet another scene of Kurt crying, but his conversation with Rachel in the car. It was inspiring and realistic. I really hope the show focuses on the struggle of seniors unsure where to go after high school.
Chris: Had to be Blaine's song on the steps in the quad. He really can belt it out and the Cheerios were smoking hot, as were their dance moves. Sue did some nice recruiting in the off season. I was a little bummed, though, that we didn't get to see the Warblers farewell to their former captain.
Steve: The reactions of both Santana and Becky when Sue named them co-captains. It was even funnier then when the latter got angry over the concept of toast.
What was your favorite song?
Matt: Rachel and Kurt, FTW again! What a unique take on "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead." And I'm not just saying that because I'm a sucker for "Wicked."
Chris: "We Got the Beat," although it was a close call between this number and Blaine's solo. In the end, I liked how the whole club was showcased here, while still showing off individual talents such as Britney's dancing and, of course, Puckerman's pushup form.
Steve: No argument with either of those choices, but how could you guys have not gone with the concluding number? "You Can't Stop the Beat" perfectly set the stage for what I hope to be another season of underdog-themed awesomeness.
Chris: I was most excited to see that my man Tinker from Friday Night Lights hooked up with Mercedes. While I liked seeing him dote on her in the hallway, I am a little worried he is trying to hook himself to her shooting star. Like I do for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, I hope the love between Mercedes and Marcus - or "Marcedes" - is for real.
Steve: As Matt indicated in his first answer, everything related to senior year. Will Rachel and Kurt get into the school of their dreams? Will Finn figure out a post-graduation direction for himself? Can Quinn get even hotter by dyeing her hair a different shade each week? I'm anxious to find out.
Would you vote for Sue Sylvester?
Matt: Only if Please Don't Call Me During Dinner drops out.
Chris: Would I vote for Sue? I think I'd rather let The Skanks dye my hair purple and pierce my nose with a rusty nail.
Steve: Probably not. But please don't tell her that. I'm very insecure about my hair and don't want it being mocked.