After taking a spring break, ‘Glee’ will return on April 19 with ‘Night of Neglect,’ but many Gleeks are already looking ahead to the following week’s episode when the cast tackles Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way.’ Fans will get an even bigger dose of New Directions and Gaga thanks to word that there will be more ‘Glee’ to go around that night.
According to TV Line, sources confirm that the episode is so packed that FOX will likely extend it to 90 minutes rather than the standard 60. The report goes on to say that although much of the episode has already been shot, producers — pending the go-ahead from FOX– are planning to go back and incorporate two additional musical numbers to fill out the expanded timeslot.
‘Glee’s aptly titled ‘Born This Way’ episode will be a special one. Aside from being the 40th overall, it marks the return of Lady Gaga’s music to the hit show. Gaga actually approved the use of the No. 1 hit before it premiered and, like the song, the episode will focus on body image issues and the characteristics that makes each cast member unique. Perez Hilton reports that Lauren (Ashley Fink) will run for prom queen, Rachel (Lea Michele) will consider getting a nose job, and they will revisit the Kurt (Chris Colfer) gay bullying storyline.
The only thing this episode of ‘Glee’ is missing is an appearance from momma monster herself, though this is quite enough excitement for fans in one day. Dare we speculate on a Lady Gaga guest appearance?
‘Glee,’ ‘Born This Way’ will air on Tuesday, April 26.