We can officially say that “Glee” fans are going to be over the moon about the lineup for the upcoming 100th episode, at least unless they are one of those few people who actually likes the new McKinley High crew better than the original group.
Both Ryan Murphy and Dianna Agron confirmed today that Quinn Fabray will be back for the big event next year, which will mark the first time in a solid year that she has been a part of the show. Really, the last time we saw her was when Quinn and Santana had a one-night stand that basically detonated the entire shipper community. Quinn was the last surviving member of the original New Directions to sign on, as the likes of Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Mark Salling, and Amber Riley already confirmed. (The only other original member in Matt, played by Dijon Talton, was not reportedly asked back; however, his role was almost entirely background work.)
Kristin Chenoweth is also on board to return to the show in her memorable part as April Rhodes, which means that almost every notable face from the first season (with of course another sad reminder that Cory Monteith is no longer with us) is confirmed to be back for this episode. The only two question marks right now are Jayma Mays (Emma) and Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri), and Murphy never gave an indication that they were asked to appear. (Mays does have at least one more appearance this season, and is planning to leave to focus on her new show “The Millers.”)
On a different note, it would be nice to see an appearance from Patrick Gallagher at some point in the future as well, given that Ken Tanaka was set up to be in a relationship with Coach Beiste and the end of last season, and he was a recurring character through the first season of the show.
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