Want some more wonderful scoop from the “Glee” season 4 Christmas special? You really have the episode’s director Adam Shankman to thank for it, since he has been tweeting all sorts of great hints of the past week while he works around the clock on the set of the musical comedy.
The theme here is going to be returning stars, and we begin with this lovely bit of news: Mike O’Malley will be returning for this episode! If you have read this page for any substantial span of time, then you are probably well aware already that our love for O’Malley runs deep. Burt Hummel is the sort of dad everyone looks up to, and he will be paying Kurt a visit in New York during this episode. (Now, we wish that the show could find a way to include him even more, as impossible as that probably is given that his character lives in a separate city.
Now, we also turn to another man who is officially coming back now after weeks of speculation: Damian McGinty’s Rory (pictured here with Shankman). After hearing rumors about him possibly just being a part of a dream sequence, we’re pleased to see the character back in his standard green polo.
Does this mean that Rory is back at McKinley to stay? It’s probably a little too early to guess on that, given that this could just be a one-episode spot meant to show you where the character has gone over the past few months. If Rory does return, however, can we go ahead and mark at the top of our wish list that his feelings for Sugar are explored a little bit more? It’s no offense to Marley, Jake, or any of the newbies, but it would also be nice to see some supporting characters from last season have a chance to shine.
What do you think about this news? There are still plenty of episodes to come before we even dive into Christmas territory; so with that in mind, be sure to check out a preview for Thursday’s “Glease” episode here.