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If you're still huddled in the fetal position and in a puddle of your own tears since news broke that Santana (Naya Rivera) just might be leaving Glee for good... well, we're right there with you. However, we have some news that just might encourage you to briefly stand up and get some fresh air.

We had heard that Naya has not been filming new episodes recently with the rest of the cast, leading to speculation that she's off the show. Plus, Lea Michele (Rachel) omitted Naya's name when mentioning the cast members who would be in the show's NYC storylines. Gulp.

Now, E! Online reports that Santana will indeed be gone from the show for at least two Season 5 episodes. However, it's likely that she will return toward the end of the season at some point, and she is still a series regular for the season.

Where things get tricky is when the topic of conversation turns to Season 6. One source claims that Naya's return for next season is still up in the air, with producers having until June 30 to finalize the cast members' Season 6 contracts. 

So it sounds like Santana may be going the route of Quinn (Dianna Agron), who pops in occasionally but is not really involved in any major storylines. Frankly, we can't believe that the show would let a talent like Naya go, and it's been great to see Santana in NYC. So let's hope Glee won't be Santana-free next season!

Are you surprised that Santana will be missing from several episodes this season? And are you hoping she comes back in Season 6? 

Source: E! Online