Glee has been off the air for nearly four months, but the cast and producers of the breakout Fox series offered hints about what's to come Saturday night at the Paley Festival. The basic takeaway? There will be more breakups, makeups and new relationships than you can count when the show returns April 13.
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Let's break them down:
Rachel and Jesse St. James: "He's the lead of Vocal Adrenaline," says newcomer Jonathan Groff of Jesse. "He's sort of the competition and he's also a good foil for Finn and a good match for Rachel [Lea Michele]." The question is, does he actually like her or is he using her to get info on the enemy? That will be answered in the first episode back.
Rachel and Finn: "He might be a little jealous," Cory Monteith says of his character's reaction to Rachel having a new squeeze. But don't fret: "I think that relationship is a long-stretching relationship," Monteith says, "so, it's not going anywhere."
Puck and Rachel: "Yes, they will get back together," executive producer Ryan Murphy says. The writers, however, want to keep Puck (Mark Salling) as a bad boy, "so he actually has an affair with almost every lady on the show," Murphy adds. Who hasn't he hooked up with yet? Mercedes (Amber Riley). You should count on it.
Puck and Quinn: The knocked-up former Cheerio (Dianna Agron) will have trouble keeping her man in check, but Salling insists that he's trying to be a good baby daddy-to-be. "He's got good deep down inside, then some bad and then good again," he says. Also, Quinn's baby will be born in the Season 1 finale.
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Kurt and his new man: "He's going to have a boyfriend who's very different, but I think equally as fabulous," says Murphy of Chris Colfer's Kurt. "I want them to become the power couple of the school."
Kurt and Finn's parents: "That's a great tension for [Kurt] and [Finn]," Murphy says. "We've shot [an episode] that's airing this spring where Kurt masterminds the parents getting together so he can move in with Finn."
Tina and Artie: "Artie (Kevin McHale) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) obviously need a resolve, so you'll see some conversations," Ushkowitz says. "There is a little more substance and interaction; way more interaction."
Will, Emma and Terri: "It's going to be tough. We're going to see a darker side of Will this year. He's going to be in some situations he's uncomfortable with," says Matthew Morrison. And as for Will's triangle with Emma (Jayma Mays) and Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig)? "He doesn't handle himself too well in some situations," Morrison says. "I might slut it up a little bit." Hmmm. Could a certain guest-starring Broadway veteran be on his list?
The Cheerios: Look for some girl-on-girl action later this season. Murphy says Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris) will lock lips.
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Sue and Principal Figgins: Yeah, if you're saying WTF, you should be. We'll just call it sexual blackmail, and you'll just have to wait until the premiere to find out what really goes down between Sue (Jane Lynch) and Figgins (Iqbal Theba).
Bonus scoop from Sue's Corner: "Kurt and Mercedes do a makeover on me and it leads to the Vogue video by Madonna," Lynch says.
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