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'Glee' countdown: Learning to love yourself, Gaga Style

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Paws up, GleeMonsters! In a special super-sized episode clocking in at 90 gleekin’ minutes, it looks like we’re in for some big diva ‘tude tonight. The McKinley kids take some pointers in self acceptance from two Queens of Self Love, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand. Tina and Mercedes (yay for under-utilized main cast members!) are tackling the ultimate love-yourself anthem “Born This Way,” while Rachel and Quinn team up with a sweet “I Feel Pretty”/”Unpretty” mashup, which sounds pretty awesome. Judging from a strategically placed Band-Aid, it looks like Rachel might take the lyrics of the 90’s TLC hit to heart (“You can fix your nose if he says so”) by trying to shave down the schnoz, but she shouldn’t! It’s her best feature, and what would Rachel do without the Babs comparisons? 

It looks like there’s plenty of other stuff going on to pack tonight’s XL episode, including Kurt’s return to New Directions (this looks like a farewell song! awwww…), Finn’s turn as Sammy Davis, Jr., and the exciting race for prom queen (avoid the spoiler scandalamity if you can!).

So are your DVRs adjusted for the extra-long episode? What inspirational anthem are you most looking forward to? Does Kurt belong in New Directions or the Warblers? Can Lauren Zizes win prom queen? Before, during, and after the episode, sound off about the return of Glee here, and check back early in the morning for our recap!

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