As it turns out, the “Glee” Christmas episode this year on December 13 is going to feature all sorts of reunions, and it will not even be limited to Damian McGinty’s Rory. So who else from the show’s past is going to turn up for the first time all year? If you want to be surprised when the episode airs, now is the time to stop reading.
As a part of the guest cast list for this episode, it is revealed that Jessalyn Gilsig will return in some shape or form as Will’s ex-wife Terri Schuester, otherwise known as one of the best characters from season 1 who we still miss, especially “Glee” in our mind was a better show when Will was the lead character. (Go back and watch the pilot, and you’ll see just how much this show has changed.)
So what is the context behind her return to the Fox comedy? At this point, there are not too many concrete details coming out, and we will have to merely defer to the official “Glee, Actually” synopsis below:
“In an homage to the beloved holiday film ‘Love, Actually,’ seemingly separate storylines come together to form one merry GLEE episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he’ll never forget.”
Like with “Love, Actually,” “Glee” has literally assembled a giant cast list for this episode beyond just McGinty and Gilsig. For one, this episode is set to have the largest “Glee Project” alum presence ever, as McGinty will be joined by Samuel Larsen, Alex Newell, and Blake Jenner. Meanwhile, Dot-Marie Jones will be around as Coach Beiste, and we will also be seeing more of Lauren Potter’s Becky and Iqbal Theba’s Principal Figgins.
In what way do you want to see Terri return to the show; could she just be part of Artie’s dream sequence in some way, or could the crazy lady actually come back to Ohio?