Ever since the shocking announcement of Chord Overstreet's questionable future on the popular Fox dramedy, one thing has made been made glaringly clear: There's something rotten in the state of Glee.
You'd think that dropping a bomb like this would merit some recognition from head honcho Ryan Murphy, or at the very least from Chords fellow castmembers. But that hasn't been the case. In fact, there hasn't been a peep. Anything regarding the lovable Sam Evans' fate at McKinley High has been kept quiet.
Too quiet, in fact.
And while there is nothing new to report at the moment, you've got to admit: There is still something really fishy about this whole thing.
Well, here's what we know for sure: Chord has not been fired from Glee. His series-regular option simply didn't get picked up. For all we know, this could just be a repeat of last season when Chord had the guest-star billing and still appeared in nearly every episode. All of this ruckus could turn out to be a giant waste of time and effort to ensure Sam will be lighting up our screens every Tuesday just like before.
But this still raises the question: If this is true, why hasn't someone clarified it and let the tirelessly campaigning gleeks breathe a sigh of relief? And if it's not, why hasn't anyone commented or in any way acknowledged the countless campaigns fans are taking to seal Chord's future on the show?
A source for TVLine also reported: "If Chord wants to appear on Glee, the choice is his. The Glee writers like his Sam character and have plans to write for him. He and his reps have been told that he is welcome back to Glee, and everyone hopes he will show up on Aug. 10 when filming begins."
So let's get this straight: The newly assembled writing team is just going to sit and wait to see if Chord decides to return? That sounds highly unlikely, even for Glee.
When asked about Chord's future on the show, his publicist refused comment. And the lack of official update is throwing the fandom into even deeper confusion.
Granted, the cast might have been told not to comment, but the cast and crew of Glee don't exactly have a history of keeping their mouths shut. Remember when that extra got caught and consequently bitched out for tweeting prom secrets and when Jane Lynch spilled the beans about Sam possibly being Kurt's love interest last year?
So, we must ask you, Ryan Murphy & Co., what exactly do we need to do to get some answers?! Do we need to storm Fox with torches and pitchforks? Because, obviously, the fans aren't happy, that's for sure. The "Keep Chord Overstreet as a Regular on Glee!" twitition now has more than 13,000 signatures.
And it's growing—as it should be.