In just over two weeks, “Glee” will be back from its baseball hiatus with “The Role You Were Born To Play,” which is going to be planting the focus back largely on McKinley after a couple of episodes where New York seems to have taken a little bit more of a primary role. While some of you may still be upset about all the breakups, there is still plenty to be happy about, including a new addition who we think could be really great on the show.
Specifically, we are talking her about Ryder Lynn, who will be tackled by “The Glee Project” winner Blake Jenner. We saw from the Oxygen reality show that Blake is a genuinely good actor, and we like that Ryan Murphy has created a little bit more for him to do already for a character, rather than just placing him into a box as a home-school student with Christian beliefs or an Irish exchange student as he has with Samuel Larsen or Damian McGinty. On that note, does anyone even remember that Samuel is still on the show, given how little he has been given to do?
Based on these photos alone, what we assume Ryder to be doing with the glee club is rather simple: auditioning for a part in the “Grease” musical. Cory Monteith’s Finn seems to be serving as a nice mentor of sorts to him, whereas we are also starting to see him get involved with some of the other new characters including Marley (Melissa Benoist), Kitty (Becca Tobin), and Jake (Jacob Artist). Let’s hope that this guy manages to get some real screen time in the middle of everything else going on around him, as there are so many characters on the show already that it is hard to keep track of them all sometimes.
What do you think about these photos, and are you feeling good that Jenner will be a great addition to the show?