But while Sam is nursing his broken heart, he'll also start nursing a bit of a crush... on McKinley's new school nurse. (See what we did there? Yeah, we know. Keep rolling your eyes.)
We learned back in August that Sam would be getting a new love interest this year, and that she’d be an older woman. Now, Fox had released spoiler photos of Oct 3’s Season 5, Episode 2: “Tina in the Sky With Diamonds,” so we know that this will be the episode in which she'll make her debut.
Nurse Penny is played by Phoebe Strole, a Broadway actress who actually co-starred with Lea Michele (Rachel) in Spring Awakening back in the day. Lea shared the news via Twitter on August 22 writing, “Such amazing news that two of my very best friends are going to be on #Glee this year!@ddlovato &@PhoebeStrole! Thank you@MrRPMurphy! ❤”
Glee’s two photos show Nurse Penny looking cute in a sweet pink dress. However, Sam seems to have come to the nurse for help fixing some malady or other... and Penny (who’s only a college sophomore, so she hasn’t been certified yet) doesn't exactly look like she's doing the best job of helping make it a pain-free experience.
The look on his face? That's not something we’d really care to experience. So far, there's no word on how long Nurse Penny will be part of Glee. It might just be a one-episode role, but we just don't know. What do you think? Are you hoping that she and Sam form a love connection so that she can stick around?
Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!