How much more of Emma Pillsubry are we going to see on “Glee” moving forward? Probably not that much. For one, Jayma Mays has a new full-time job on “The Millers,” where she is now a series regular as one of the supporting players to Will Arnett. Also, there’s not that much of a use for Emma with the direction that the show is taking. McKinley High is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and unless Will decides to leave the school and strike up a touring show choir with former students (which just sounds weird and highly unrealistic), he and his wife will stay in Ohio while the show slowly shifts its focus.
All of this is apparent to Mays, who explained to “Access Hollywood” at the premiere of “The Smurfs 2” that while she will always be open to coming back on the show, she is aware that her time is largely coming to an end:
“This is going to be my last season … I’m finishing up this season, so I’m not sure what direction and who’s coming on and who’s not.”
We would be surprised to see Emma turn up at all in either one of the show’s first two episodes, but we like to imagine that most everyone who has played a major part on the show over the years will be present for Cory Monteith’s tribute, which airs on October 10. Filming has yet to even begin for the season, though, so it is probably a little early to know just who is going to be available when and all of the other tiny details.
This has already yet again been an emotional week for the “Glee” gang, being that we just heard Lea Michele’s first public comments on Cory’s death, and she like the rest of the cast is preparing to arrive back to work and restore some normalcy to their lives.