Happiness and Heartbreak in This Week’s Glee Sneak Peek

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Last night was a pretty Glee-ful night for us Gleeks – not only were the audio performances for the Glee episode “Jagged Little Tapestry” released, but there’s a Sneak Peek, out, too!

“Jagged Little Tapestry”, so named because all the songs are mashups from Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill and Carole King’s Tapestry, airs this Friday. As we previously reported, the episode is a treat for fans of Brittana – Brittany and Santana – as a certain question is popped…


The Sneak Peek, from ETonline opens with Brittana singing the mashup of Morrisette’s “One Hand In My Pocket” and “I Feel The Earth Move” by King, and yes they do sound (and look) adorable together.

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays football coach Shannon Beiste, says that the episode “may shock some people”. She might just be right, according to unconfirmed spoilers which suggest that she is transitioning from female to male. If this is the case, I hope that Glee handles this storyline with the sensitivity and tact it deserves

Jones also says how much she loves working with Chord Overstreet, who as Sam Evans, the assistant coach, seems to unwittingly come across Beiste’s secret. Also, Principal Sue Sylvester is suspicious as she tries to convince newbie Spencer Porter (Marshall Williams), to spy on the coach. Sue has a thing about getting students to spy, and it almost always ends badly for her. You’d think she would learn.

It’s nice to hear from Williams, as he’s only had a few lines so far this series (and only sung a few words) as he talks about his character, famously called “post-Glee gay” by Fox. Williams says of Spencer “he’s trying to figure out himself, but he’s also got the things he wants to accomplish, like being quarterback of the team”. So yeah, just like any other American teenage boy then.

The Sneak Peak ends with what the best Glee episodes do; a fabulous group number. This time it’s a “You Learn” and “You’ve Got A Friend” mashup with the newbies and alumni. Say what you want about the Glee storylines this season, but so far the songs have been fantastic.

Glee loves to mashup songs and sometimes the results are less than stellar (like the horrific “Thong Song/I Could Have Danced All Night” from season one) but here, they are just about right, especially the Klaine duet, “It’s Too Late”. Klainers, get your tissues ready for Friday, dears.

Glee airs at 9pm ET each Friday on Fox.

Sara Hunter Smith