After last week’s horrifying school shooting episode on April 11, fans — along with myself — were left wondering if Sue’s days on ‘Glee’ were numbered. In a new interview, however, Jane Lynch spills the beans on where we’ll see her character end up before season’s end.
Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) was fired from McKinley High on the April 11 episode of Glee for a firearms violation. However, as we’ve learned before, leaving the school doesn’t always mean leaving the show — just ask Lea Michele and Chris Colfer!
‘Glee’: Sue Fired After School Shooting
Until Jane’s April 15 interview on Access Hollywood, no one was saying whether we’d see Sue return to McKinley High or if she’d leave the series entirely. However, the actress not only revealed what Sue will be up to in the final four episodes of season four, but she also talked about how “horrible” she feels for offending the parents of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
“I feel horrible,” Jane told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover when they confronted her about angry messages from Sandy Hook parents. Jane may feel horrible, but she’s also proud of the episode.
‘Glee’s’ ‘Shooting Star’ Episode: Sue Gets Fired
When Becky (Lauren Potter) brings her father’s gun to school because she’s afraid of leaving the safety of McKinley High upon graduating, it accidentally goes off and fires two bullets. Sue tells Principal Figgins that the gun is hers, so that she can protect Becky, who has downs syndrome. She explains that the gun accidentally went off while she was cleaning it. Principal Figgins says he’s left with no choice and fires her.
Sue’s Future On ‘Glee’ Revealed
At the end of “Shooting Star”, Sue packed her things up and left McKinley High. But even though Sue’s gone from the school (for now), she’s not gone from Glee. (Hooray!)
Glee is nearly done filming season four and while Sue’s still not back [at McKinley High] yet, according to Jane, we’re going to see her as a fitness instructor at a 23-hour fitness center. (That sure sounds like a perfect fit to me! She certainly won’t have to buy a new wardrobe.)
No matter what happens with Sue, we’re certainly glad we’re not going to have to say goodbye to Jane Lynch anytime soon!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Sue return to McKinley High?
WATCH: ‘Glee’ – Sue covers Becky as the ‘Shooter’
— Chris Rogers
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