“Glee” airs its third season finale this upcoming Tuesday with a special graduation episode. Ever since it was announced half the cast were seniors and leaving McKinley High this year, speculation began on who was leaving the series. While it was certain that Rachel, Kurt and Finn would continue with the show, the remaining senior’s fates who weren’t heading to NYC were up in the air.
For Season 4, Ryan Murphy revealed that Rachel, Finn and Kurt’s adventures in the Big Apple would be a show within a show. With Mercedes, Santana and Quinn all having different plans, many wondered if we had seen the last of them on the FOX show. Speculation hit a fever pitch last week when both Mercedes and Quinn posted tweets that inferred they were leaving the show.
“Thank you Ryan Murphy for believing in me and helping me move forward in my career! Season 4 is going to be amazing.” – Amber Riley (Mercedes)
‘Four years of love, light & support. To the cast, crew & creators. And to all of you that have shown your love along the way. We just can’t thank you enough. This has always been a very surreal experience. X’ – Dianna Agron (Quinn)
I can see why fans thought Amber and Quinn were leaving the show. Their Tweets were definitely cryptic. Ryan Murphy decided to put all rumors to rest and confirmed who’s staying on with the show. Find out below.
SURPRISE… It’s all of them. Here’s what the show co-creator revealed:
“We had a meeting, and you know we’ve become like a family, and I said to them, ‘Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show,'” Murphy says. “They’re all coming back. Anyone who is a regular is coming back. Everyone said yes.”
That said, “It doesn’t mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family and our world,'” Murphy reveals. “I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.”
To be perfectly honest, I’m shocked he’s keeping everyone on. It would’ve been the perfect time to let go of Quinn, Puck and Mike Chang. That said, I’m glad that Mercedes, Santana and Brittany will stay on in some capacity.
With this all out in the open now, one question remains… do we believe Ryan Murphy? After all, he did say at the end of Season 2, that the third season would not have any tribute episodes *cough* Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston *cough* and wouldn’t have big name guest stars. I guess Ricky Martin, Matt Bomer, Lindsay Lohan and a slew of others aren’t “big” stars. LOL.
What do you think of Ryan Murphy’s comments? Glad everyone is coming back? If you ran the show, which character(s) would you write off? Sound off below.