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As much as we loved all the cute Brittana moments — and the introduction of Glee Project Season 1 winner Alex Newell (Wade) — in Season 3, Episode 16: “Saturday Night Glee-ver,” we couldn’t help but notice that a few regular characters were noticeably absent! Neither Damian McGinty (Rory) or Vanessa Lengies (Sugar) appeared in the episode at all.

Possibly most noticeable to fans, however, was the almost total absence of Quinn (Dianna Agron). Last week’s episode was all about Quinn and her car accident recovery. She even got two entire songs in just one episode, which has to be some sort of a record for the character.

Then this week... nothing. Quinn wheeled herself into the McKinley choir room at the beginning of the episode — enough to assure fans that nothing tragic had happened to her since"Big Brother"  — but she was noticeably missing from the rest of the show.

So what gives? Luckily, nothing as dire as what you might think. From what we can tell, actress Dianna Agron was simply on vacation!

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Back in early March, Dianna took some time off from filming Glee to attend the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week. It’s not every day a girl gets invited to jet across the world to experience the best of French couture, you know!

The trip only lasted a few days, and if the promo for next week’s episode is any indication, Quinn is back and a part of the Whitney Houston tribute. She’s even got some scenes with new guy Joe (Samuel Larsen) coming up. Hmm. Anyone else get the feeling that things are about to start heating up in Quinn’s love life?

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