We know that it is an extremely long wait until “Glee” returns with new episodes on April 10, and we would like to do just about everything that we can in order to be a comfort during this tough time.
So with that, we’re bringing you all the scoop we’ve heard already about what is going to be coming up — and this time, the focus is on the “Saturday Night Fever” tribute episode actually airing one week after the show’s return on April 17:
-First and foremost, there will be dancing … as in a ton of dancing. Expect plenty of Harry Shum Jr. leading the way as Mike Chang, both onscreen and during production for the episode.
-There will be more than just songs from the Bee Gees used in this episode — some elements from the classic “Fever” set are going to be incorporated.
-Lea Michele has said on Twitter that there will be a performance from Amber Riley (Mercedes), as well as a dance number featuring Finn and Rachel. (Unfortunately, there’s still no word on if the wedding went through.) She has also said that we will likely see Rachel’s dads again at some point this season, but probably not during this episode. (Think more along the lines of graduation.)
-Now, some chatter when it comes to guest stars! NeNe Leakes is either going to be appearing in this episode or the one before as swim coach Roz Washington — meanwhile, Jonathan Groff arrived on set last week to shoot some scenes as Jesse St. James. It could be that these scenes are really for a later episode, but it should be noted that this tribute is what the gang is working on intensely at the moment.
-In case you didn’t hear, the internet was buzzing recently over a new gay character named Chandler that is going to be coming to McKinley High. Do we know that this character will be in this episode for sure? No, but it ultimately seems like they are less of a deal than they were originally made out to be. TVLine suggests that this role is relatively small compared to other guest stars in the past, and Kurt / Blaine fans have little to worry about.
Stay tuned moving forward — as always, we’ll have plenty more “Glee” scoop every step of the way.