Glee returns from its long winter hiatus tonight with a guest appearance from White Collar star Matt Bomer, who plays Blaine’s estranged brother “Cooper Anderson.” With a name like that, you might think Blaine (Darren Criss) is mad with his brother for not owning up to his sexuality—Blaine is out of the closet himself and dating Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) on the show.
But it doesn’t seem that Bomer, who has taken slow steps out of the closet with his husband and kids, is playing gay on the episode, at least overtly. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s playing a local celebrity who is famous for making a Free Credit Rating commercial, and that he dispenses a lot of bad advice to the kids about making it big in the cosmopolitan world. (So maybe his character is like Anderson Cooper, who’s become successful while hiding certain parts of himself.)
Bomer and Criss will perform a modern hit, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” (video above), as well as an 80s mashup of two Duran Duran hits, “Hungry Like The Wolf” and “Rio.” Criss tries to get over his angst with his brother by singing another gay favorite: Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter.” Listen to those two below, and tune in to FOX tonight for the full episode.
Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio: