Glee's Vanessa Lengies Teases Sugar's Sweet Valentine's Day and 'Jaw-Dropping' Winter Finale

When TVLine first interviewed Vanessa Lengies about recurring on Fox’s Glee this season, she could only hope that sassy Sugar Motta would stick around beyond the introduction of the Trouble Tones. Now midway through Season 3 — and barreling into the show’s winter break — she must marvel at how things turned out. “I mean, look — I’m doing Regionals and dancing my ass off!”

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Regionals are still a week away (hi, Community fans!), and before then there’s the none-too-small matter of Miss Motta’s Valentine’s Day revelry.

“Sugar is getting love from all angles in this week’s episode,” Lengies raves. “She’s having boys fight over her, her daddy is throwing her a rager, her outfits are just getting better and better…. All the cards are coming up Sugar, for sure!”

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First turning to the aforementioned boys, as seen in the photo below, Sugar will have both Artie (played by Kevin McHale) and Rory (Damian McGinty) vying for her affections. “The person who does the confetti locker for her definitely wins that round,” the actress shares. “But there are multiple rounds of winning Sugar’s heart in this episode, which is really hard to do when you don’t know what she likes or is thinking at any moment.”

In fact, Sugar might not even necessarily have a strong point of view on either of her prospective suitors. “I don’t think she understands what a relationship really means,” says her portrayer. “All she knows is it’s not OK to be single” on this day of all days.

To that end, Sugar’s daddy opens his wallet to transform Breadstix into “The Sugar Shack” aka a venue for a couples-only Valentine’s bash. (After all, with her middle name to be revealed as Valentina, “This is her favorite day of the year,” says Lengies. As for the one restriction on RSVPs, Sugar believes “singles are depressing”).

But which gent will be on her arm as she parades around in an outfit made almost entirely of purple feather boas? “Sugar goes back and forth the entire episode, but at the end she definitely has a date for the Sugar Shack,” says Lengies.

There at the Sugar Shack, viewers can expect a cover of (appropriately enough) the B-52s’ “Love Shack” plus a song featuring The Glee Project‘s Samuel Larsen, who plays Joe Hart, a member of McKinley’s High’s “God Squad” (a group for Christian students).

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Now taking a look down the road, though Glee fans are doing their annual grumbling about a several-week hiatus, Lengies promises that the winter finale airing next Tuesday will offer much food for thought.

“It’s our regionals episode, and it’s a huge jaw-dropper,” she reveals. “When I read the script, I was shocked, because it takes you on a big roller-coaster ride. In almost everyone’s storyline there is a surprise, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it.” Touting the episode even further, she says: “It ends with one of those scenes where you just can’t believe what’s happening.”

And yes, there is much singing and dancing, being, you know, regionals and all. “We just finished filming it, and I have blisters all over my feet,” Lengies laments. “I was dancing for two days straight!”

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  1. ggny says:

    do people even care about Rory? I would much rather see the guy that has been dumped like trash by 2 girls and has been there from the start get the girl instead of someone that just around for a couple episodes

  2. rocky says:

    Finally, Rory comes out of the shadows! Hope they renew him for next year.

  3. Geo says:

    I hope they use Samuel Larson better than they’ve used Damian McGinty. But “The God Squad”? It doesn’t sound promising. Ryan Murphy and crew have been so lazy about how they’ve written the Glee Project characters. They simply took the winners’ most obvious characteristic and wrapped the thinnest story around it: let’s hope “Samuel Larson’s a Christian” isn’t pretty much the extent of his character like “Damien McGinty’s Irish” has been for him. Both could have been really interesting players if they felt like actually giving them anything to do.

    • champmav says:

      Well said Geo, I’ve been uneasy about how TGP “winners” have been integrated and you have expressed the situation quite concisely. I will, however, reserve judgement until the episode(s) air. I remain hopeful. Even when Glee disappoints me, it remains one of the most enjoyable hours of my week and I hope it continues.

  4. sindella says:

    Still waiting for Schuester to kill them all in a bus crash…

  5. JonCWT says:

    In almost everyone’s storyline there is a surprise – yeah that means everyone BUT Tina, they hate her like nazis