by ALISON LEVIER Section Editor
Fox’s hit show “Glee” started its fourth season on September 13 with some big changes, as well as brand new characters.
With Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) now in New York, as well as many of last year’s seniors now in college, the season opened with the introduction of new glee club members, as well as a ruthless teacher and possible new beau for Rachel.
Kate Hudson portrays Cassandra July, Rachel’s cruel new dance teacher that seems to have a special need to pick on Rachel specifically. Hudson, 33, showed off her surprising singing and dancing talents in the first episode through her rendition of “Americano/Dance Again,” a mashup of the Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez songs.
“I had no idea she could sing!” said sophomore Anne Ballman.
Also introduced was Rachel’s new classmate, Brody Weston (Dean Geyer), the super hot, super-into-Rachel junior that Rachel meets in the coed bathrooms.
As for the glee club, two new members were inducted: Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist), who is an extremely sweet girl whose mom is the obese lunch lady, and former glee club member Noah Puckerman’s half brother Jake (Jacob Artist). Marley and Jake hit it off in the second episode, but the romance ended when Jake started dating the new mean girl cheerleader Kitty (Becca Tobin).
“I really like Marley. I feel like she’s a less annoying version of Rachel,” said sophomore Elisabeth Marchese.
As for the rest of the graduated glee members, Santana (Naya Rivera) is busy with cheerleading, Finn (Cory Montieth) is in the army, and Kurt (Chris Colfer) did not really seem to know what to do in the first episode, but was then convinced by his dad to go to New York and find something for himself.
Kurt and Rachel moved in together, and Kurt got a job at Vogue.com, with none other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing his boss, Isabelle Wright.
“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has outdone himself again with a great platform for the upcoming season.