‘Glee’ season 4 spoilers: Notes on Darren Criss, Damian McGinty

There are some small “Glee” season 4 highlights hitting the press now in preparation for the upcoming “The Role You Were Born To Play” episode … but we are kicking things off here by talking about the upcoming seventh episode of the season entitled “Dynamic Duets,” which will be shockingly airing on Thanksgiving night. It’s a rare choice to actually air a new episode of any show on the holiday, but this suggests to us that Fox plans on keeping their lineup the same for both this show and “The X Factor” despite the fact that many people may be off eating turkey with their families.

Fox has released already the official synopsis for the episode, but it makes no mention of Thanksgiving, even though we know it will be featured in some capacity:

“A love triangle heats up among Marley, Jake and Ryder, and Blaine has a run-in with the Warblers.”

While it sounds like this hour will be a nice showcase for Darren Criss’ character, who we want to actually focus on here is someone who has actually yet to make an appearance on “Glee” season 4: Damian McGinty. Despite Ryan Murphy at one point saying that we would be seeing more from “The Glee Project” season 1 co-champion here, McGinty is not listed as being among the guest cast. (However, you will be seeing more of Grant Gustin here.)

So what gives on the lack or Rory Flanagan? Adam Shankman is currently directing the show’s Christmas episode, and he replied to a fan asking if we would be seeing Damian appear in it with a cryptic response of “maybe.” The main reason behind the character’s absence has simply been that the writers ran out of things to do with him, even though the door was always open for him to turn up again in the future.

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