Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy at the Premiere of Glee The 3D Concert Movie in Los Angeles on August 6, 2011

Between all the fresh blood The Glee Project pumped into its titular main artery, Chord Overstreet  (Sam) and Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) return, and the controversy surrounding what will happen to the senior characters once they graduate, it seems like Season 3 could go any which way. So where exactly is Season 3 taking us? Creator Ryan Murphy sat down with TV Line earlier this month to answer fans' most pressing queries.

The Glee Project Guest Stars

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Damian McGinty (Rory) kicked off his seven-episode stint in Episode 4, “Pot O’ Gold” (rather adorably, might we add), but we still have Alex Newell and Samuel Larsen's debuts to come. Plus Lindsay Pearce makes her return as Harmony in Episode 8, while Alex's appearance will coincide with the second coming  of Jesse St. James — this time as Vocal Adrenaline's new coach, and, from what we hear, has quite a few scenes with Alex's character.

Samuel, who also won a seven-episode arc alongside Damian, won't come on until around Episode 10 or 11, after the Christmas ep. Whatever, man, as long as they don't chop off his luscious locks.

Tribute Episode

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Another tribute show is in the works following up the smash hit Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Rocky Horror episodes of seasons past. No word on who the artist up for the ep is, but Ryan Murphy has been taking meetings with the likes of Barry Manilow and The Who’s Pete Townsend. Retro!

Graduation (Waah!)

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And finally, it's with a heavy heart that we prepare to bid farewell to the graduating seniors of New Directions: Kurt (Chris Colfer), Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Mike (Harry Shum Jr.), Quinn (Dianna Agron), Santana (Naya Rivera), and Puck (Mark Salling). Ryan and Co. have decided to shelf spin-off ideas for awhile in favor of intently focusing on this season. But wait! He offers a tiny ray of hope.

"Just because they graduate doesn’t mean they’re not on Glee or not a part of the Glee world. [But] we haven’t figured out what that is yet," he dished, revealing that their fate depends heavily "on the actors and what their dreams are and what they want to do and what they feel they have left in them."

Well, we already know Chris is down to delve deeper into his role of Kurt, despite his big foray into movies and his potential to be a star in other arenas. That bodes well, don’t you think?

So, are you satisfied with spottily following the grads as part of Glee post-Season 3, gunning for a spin-off, or just ready to say “thanks for the memories” and move on to a new class? Sound off below!

Source: TV Line

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