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It's becoming painfully clear that some of our favorite Glee stars are leaving the show for good, much to our chagrin. We've already gotten official confirmation that two characters will no longer be making regular appearances, and now we seem to be getting our third.

With its upcoming two-part 100th episode special, Glee is getting rid of its McKinley storylines for good and will move its action entirely to the Big Apple. Indeed, a number of on-location scenes are currently being filmed in NYC for Season 5, Episode 16: "Tested." 

And while we're excited to see the action unfold in NYC, we're decidedly less thrilled to know that Santana (Naya Rivera) is not part of the episode's filming. 

On March 11, Lea Michele (Rachel) tweeted: 

Gasp! Sure enough, we've been hearing rumors that Santana might be leaving the show for good in Season 5, and the fact that Naya was not on the set appears to confirm this. 

It's definitely tough to imagine Glee being the same without Santana. Sure, we'll definitely miss Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and (to a lesser extent) Bree (Erinn Westbrook)  both of whom have confirmed they are leaving the show  but Santana is a very special character. And don't even get us started on how much we love Naya's voice! Things are looking bleak, people.

Will you miss Santana? Or do you think she'll come back later in Season 5? 

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