The third season of Glee premiered on Channel 10 last night. While a lot of you Gleeks out there may have given in to your show tunes-addiction and watched it online, for those of us who didn’t, the popular show’s return is a welcome Wednesday addition.

A trailer released a few weeks ago had the Gleek community doing exactly what Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) suggested; wetting themselves with excitement. Though it didn’t give away too much story wise, we did see a few little snippets that had people talking. Most prominently was the extreme makeover of Quinn (Dianna Agron), seen sporting a Cyndi Lauper look which is a far cry from the prim and proper Cheerio’s princess we were introduced to in season one.

For all those yet to watch, which surely can’t be many of you, this is where the spoilers will begin.

In last night’s episode Quinn was channeling Ms Lauper in looks, but not in personality. This is one girl, who didn’t seem to want to have any fun. In fact, as we start the semester back at McKinley, Quinn is neither a Cherrio, or a member of New Directions. Instead she spends her time hanging out under the bleachers, smoking with her gang of rightly named “Skanks”. One of which, is happy to admit, she eats cats poo.

The last two seasons of on-again-off-again relationships within New Directions has been dizzying. Which makes me ponder where season three will take the likes of Mr Shuster (Matthew Morrison) and Miss Pilsbury (Jayma Mays)? Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith)? Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss)? These romances have somewhat been done to death in previous seasons, so perhaps now is time to shine the light on some of the other Glee kids and their romantic misadventures?

The last season hinted at a possible romance between Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Sam (Chord Overstreet). With Overstreet leaving the show, however, things are looking a little bleak for Mercedes, the diva who never seems to get her time in the spotlight.

Then there’s Santana (Naya Rivera) and Britney (Heather Morris). Last season saw Santana reveal her “Lebanese” feelings for Britney, which were in some way reciprocated. Santana has some way to go accepting her own feelings before these two comic cheerleaders with be doing any duets together.

I don’t think any spoiler warning will be needed for me welcoming Blaine to McKinley High. After the character and actor’s massive boom in popularity, Glee writers would have been insane not to work him into a more prominent position. How will this sit with the veteran alpha male and resident heart-throb Finn? Could a power struggle be on the cards?

This might not be the only bad news for Finn, as we saw last season, Rachel started to weigh up her career options and future of her on-again-off-again relationship with the jock.

With the cast’s “senior” students set to graduate at the end of the season, could it be that Rachel severs ties with Finn and follows her dreams to Broadway? And what about Rachel’s gay dads, who are regularly referenced, but have never been seen? Perhaps it’s time they took a greater interest in all thing McKinley High?

My prediction? Get ready for the romance, drama and even more glitzy show tunes. Nestle down in your pyjamas with a bowl of Cheerios and your “I love Blaine” flag and settle in for what promoises to be one hell of a season.

You do have Gleek pyjamas, dont you? Or is it just me?

INFO: Glee screens on Channel at 8.30 on Wednesday nights.

by Dan Gill

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