Ryan Murphy talked about what to expect in the upcoming episodes of season 2, including the fact that Justin Bieber is not given a tribute but is part of small plot instead.
"Glee" will inject a dose of blondes into its second season. Gwyneth Paltrow is confirmed to return for not only one but two episodes as Holly Holliday. Meanwhile, Lady GaGa has allowed the show to use her song "Born This Way" and Kristin Chenoweth is back as April Rhodes for a multi-episode arc.
On Paltrow's return, co-creator Ryan Murphy said, "Gwyneth is coming back for two episodes. She's coming back specifically to date Will. Those two have become really good friends in real life and had really good chemistry. She's coming back as a sex education teacher."
"Gwyneth and I are emailing, talking every week: What are we gonna sing? We're trying to do something fantastic. So she'll be [in episodes] 15 and 16. She comes back [to film] in January and she's with us for three and a half weeks I think."
Regarding GaGa's not-yet-released song, it is used in either a March or April episode which centers on Karofsky. Murphy added, "I love that that song is anthem. This show is by nature optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze or pills or alcohol and kill themselves or do something dark."
"But I also love Max and I love that character and I sorta want that character to have a happy ending. So I don't really know what that's going to be, but I do know we're going to do a whole episode that's about that song."
Meanwhile, Chenoweth will be recurring once again as the ex Glee member in "the last batch of episodes of the season", EW reported.
In the last piece of news, Justin Bieber tribute episode is not going to happen but his song will indeed be used. "Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs," Murphy said, adding "Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam sings a JB song to win Quinn's approval."