'Glee' Season 5, Episode 13 Review, Spoilers; Naya Rivera Says She's Not Leaving, What Happens Next in New York? [Watch Videos]
By Arlene Paredes | March 26, 2014 1:40 PM EST
"Glee" Season 5, Episode 13 aired on FOX on Tuesday, Mar. 25. Titled "New Directions," this week's new episode is the second of the 2-parter 100th episode celebration. Brittana followers are thrilled in anticipation of what happens next to Heather Morris' Brittany and Naya Rivera's Santana. Meanwhile, Naya quashes rumours that she is leaving Glee.
Naya Rivera poses with the award she won for favorite TV gal pal for her role in the series "Glee" at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 8, 2014.
Spoiler alert: This review recaps the highlights of Glee Season 5, Episode 13. Read at your own risk.
Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow) and April (Kristin Chenoweth) are unsuccessful in saving the New Directions. It turns out Sue (Jane Lynch) and April are pretty close, but their bond did nothing to help the choir. Glee Season 5, Episode 13 is about moving on.
Watch Gwyneth Paltrow in a Glee Season 5 clip on this YouTube video. Or scroll down to see the clip below.
Among the best songs or performances in the Glee 100th episode (Part 1 of celebration) is the emotional reprise of "Keep Holdin' On" by the original New Directions. Many fans wanted to give Lea Michele's Rachel Berry a big hug while watching her fight tears during the number. Memories of Cory Monteith's Finn Hudson melted the fans' hearts.
In Glee Season 5, Episode 13, "Don't Stop Believin'" wins the top spot for best song among many gleeks. "Be Okay" by Naya Rivera and Lea Michele looked and sounded good, too. Santana and Rachel even made it to Twitter's top trending topics worldwide.
Brittana fans saw their favourite couple reunite. However, will Santana continue to be a part of Glee Season 5 in all-New York City episodes? Naya's latest tweets hint an affirmative answer.
"Shot such a sweet scene with @msleamichele today and can't wait for tomorrow with @MsAmberPRiley!! Good stuff ahead Gleeks!" Naya Rivera shouted this out on Twitter a week ago, implying the young Latina is still busy filming NYC episodes of Glee Season 5.
"As of now, the plan is that the two of them will we return to NYC after their tropical vacay," E! Online reported, referring to Santana and Brittana.
The rest of the Glee Season 5 is expected to plant seeds for the final season of the series. There are rumours that the final chapter will be truncated, so it makes sense that production has let go of the New Directions in favour of the New York cast.
Glee Season 5, Episode 13 gives Mr Schu (Matthew Morrison) an emotional tribute. Dianna Agron's Quinn and Mark Salling's Puck get a "happy ending." Rachel and Santana are going to be okay. Dantana is over. (Demi Lovato is not likely to return to film more episodes.) Brittana ship wins. These are some of the highlights of the landmark episode.
For those wondering if Sue Sylvester is going to be in New York, earlier spoilers revealed she will definitely stay in the series.
Will Naya Rivera be in more New York episodes? Yes, according to the actress herself.
"I can say that I have to go out of town tonight for a job, and I have to be back Thursday at noon to go to work on Glee," Naya told TVLine.com.
WATCH: Gwyneth Paltrow in Glee Season 5 '100' (FOX on YouTube)
Follow this link to read a previous report on Glee Season 5. The series returns to FOX on April 1 with Episode 14, aptly titled, "New York."
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