UPDATE: Gossip Girl star, Chase Crawford, is also set to guest star on the 100th episode. Matthew Morrison revealed the casting news to E Online at a pre-Golden Globes party last night. “I think he’s going to be Dianna Agron‘s new love interest,” said Matthew, “His name is Biff. He’s kind of a Yalie degenerate.”
The big Glee 100th episode will be expanded into a two parter, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth are set to return to reprise their roles as Holly Holiday and April Rhodes, respectively.
The episode will center around Sue Sylvester, who is principal now, finally putting an end to the beleaguered glee club, New Directions. The two part event airs March 18 and 25, episodes 12 and 13.
Many former season regulars will return, including, original cast members — Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley(Mercedes), Dianna Agron (Quinn).
All will be on hand to say goodbye to Will Schuester, and each other, in an episode that is reportedly very moving. In case you were wondering, Matt Morrison who plays choir teacher Will, is NOT leaving the series.
Several consecutive episodes afterward will be take place solely in New York City, with storylines that revolve around Rachel (Lea Michele), Blaine (Darren Criss), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) and “potentially other co-stars.” (Hm. Is Mercedes moving to New York?)
Sources tell THR that producers are still figuring out the rest of season five and “it’s unclear what will happen to New Directions’ current roster.”
It sounds like the two parter will include the graduation episode as well, after which the story will move to NYC as the freshly-minted grads settle in the big city. Maybe there will be a time jump. And it really appears that Ryan Murphy and company are seriously considering moving the plot completely to New York. I’d get on board for that, totally.
The episodes will include at least 10 remixed hits, that were chosen by fan vote in a FOX contest.