Glee Project winner Blake Jenner (Ryder) had his first day on the set of Glee back on September 14, but we haven’t seen any photos of him in character as Ryder — until now!

On September 25, Glee creator Ryan Murphy tweeted the first photo of new jock Ryder at McKinley High School. What’s more, we’re very intrigued by which of the other characters Ryder has his arms in this shot!

The photo shows Jake (Jacob Artist), Ryder, Kitty (Becca Tobin) and Marley (Melissa Benoist) huddled close in a group. But did anyone else instantly notice how close Ryder and Marley’s faces are in this photo? Or the fact that he’s got his arm wrapped around her?

We’ve been hearing story after story about the potential romance between Jake and Marley. Even though Jake’s currently dating Kitty, we still love the idea of he and Marley together. However, we’ve also heard that another New Directions guy will soon start crushing on Marley. Does anyone else think that Ryder just might be that guy?

With Jake and Kitty now officially an item, it’s high time someone starts chasing after Marley, too. This photo could even be some sort of a double date.

Ryder comes to McKinley during Season 4, Episode 6: “The Role You Were Born to Play” — the same episode when auditions for the lead roles in the school production of Grease are set to occur. What do you think: Could it possibly come down to Jake vs. Ryder for the role of Danny?

If it does, we’d love to see Marley as Sandy. As cute of a pair as Jarley makes, we’d actually really like to see if she has chemistry with Ryder, too. 

What do you think: Is Glee headed for yet another love triangle?

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