If you’ve been following some of the casting for “Glee” season 3 thus far, then odds are you probably know already that Idina Menzel is coming back on the show for a multi-episode arc as Rachel’s birth mother and the former Vocal Adrenaline coach — one who just so happened to adopt Quinn’s baby with Puck after their first year.
Now, we are pleased to report that this arc is in fact going to be happening early this season. The proof? All you have to do is look at this new post from Lea Michele’s Twitter account (which is becoming quite a nice source for spoiler-related content these days):
“Back at work and guess who’s here?!?! My favorite pretend mommy…Idina Menzel!! I love her so much :)”
Now, the real question simply revolves around why Idina’s character of Shelby is back in Ohio — and whether or not it has something to do with Rachel Berry trying to figure out what she is going to do in life following her graduation from McKinley at the end of the year. (Some other graduating characters including Chris Colfer’s Kurt, Naya Rivera’s Santana, and Cory Monteith’s Finn.)
What role do you what to see Menzel play in this coming season?