With Chord Overstreet leaving Glee, Mercedes is getting a new beau other than Sam, and his name is Marcus (Cougar Town's LaMarcus Tinker). Which means we'll be seeing a side to Mercedes Jones we might not have thought possible. Says Amber Riley:
“Mercedes is actually going to be shown in a different light for once. She has a relationship, and you’re going to see a softer side of her. She’s very lovey-dovey. It’s kind of like, ‘Oh my God? Is this Mercedes?!’ She dresses different. She’s girlier now.”
So we'll be getting some "lovey-dovey" Mercedes. Anything else? Kinda. Amber Riley also says we'll be treated to more Broadway songs in season 3, affectionately dubbing the first couple episodes as "very, very Broadway".
Don't worry, there's more (you didn't think that was it, did you?). And here come the spoilers:
- Look out Gleeks, we're going to be doing with a little less Lauren Zizes. Her actress Ashley Fink is still recurring, and is set to appear in a lot fewer episodes this season than in season 2 (Lauren's going to be the one skipping out on glee club in the third episode back). While it certainly seems that the show "phasing her out" could be very viable (especially with Chord Overstreet leaving), we're being led to believe it's more a case of Zizes' storyline just taking a break.
- There's going to be some new glee club competition for New Directions "closer to home" (bet me anything this is the glee club talked about in the synopsis for episode 2).
- With no more Zizes in the glee club picture, Puck moves on to...gasp! A new woman?! Sorry, Pizes fans.
- Any Karofsky fans in the house? Dave won't be in the first five episodes of season 3, which is looking like some better news for our Klaine fans.
- For those who saw Chris Colfer's tweet about his "dangerous" stunt while filming episode 3, here's what Chris had to say about it: “I was very high up and I did not have a harness,” he tells me. “Looking back, I definitely should’ve been in a harness.” I also hear the whole thing was all Chris' idea - any thoughts on what episode 3 has in store for Kurt, based on this?
- Though Quinn might be getting down with her bad girl self, that doesn't mean she won't be having her share of songs to sing in season 3.
- Santana won't be reacting well to Rory (Glee Project winner Damian McGinty!) living with Brittany, so expect to see that little green monster come up soon with your Brittana.