While Ryan Murphy has already said that the entire cast of series regulars for “Glee’s” third season would be coming back, there are still some major questions for some of the recurring characters — and this includes Chord Overstreet.
Out of all the actors playing McKinley High students, Chord has certainly had one of the more interesting journeys to the show. He was introduced as a recurring character in season 2, and was around for the entire year as athlete (and guitar mastermind) Sam Evans. However, he ended up leaving the show for a time in the summer after he was not named a series regular for season 3, and went on to work on recording an album before coming back in November 2011 and staying for the rest of the season. In explaining his late arrival, Sam spent some time working as a male go-go dancer in a club away from Lima, Ohio.
So where is Sam going to be for season 4? Speaking at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night, Overstreet suggested that he would be back in some capacity. While he doesn’t know anything about the stories coming up just yet, he reminded us that this will be Sam’s senior year — along with a few other characters including Blaine (Darren Criss), Artie (Kevin McHale), and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz).
Even though Overstreet does seem to be back, he’s not likely to appear in every episode. With Rachel’s adventures in New York being a primary story, the appearances by many of the actors at McKinley are going to be limited compared to what we have seen in the past. (Right now, the only likely regulars are Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith.)
Are you happy that Chord seems so optimistic about Sam’s return?