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    Lea Michele Returns to Los Angeles After Filming Glee in NYC

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    Lea Michele is back in Los Angeles.

    The 27-year-old actress—who has been hard at work filming Glee in NYC—was spotted arriving at LAX Sunday.

    The brunette beauty tried to remain incognito in a pair of oversized shades and a navy blue fedora, sporting a cream-colored sweater as she strolled through the terminal.

    Michele has been busy sharing pics of her time in the Big Apple while also tweeting spoilers from the upcoming fifth season of the hit Fox series.

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    "Always love shooting #Glee in my hometown NYC❤ Here are some more pics," the brunette beauty posted last week.

    She also tweeted a spoiler shot of herself smiling while standing under a poster for the Broadway play Funny Girl, seemingly suggesting her character Rachel Berry may land the lead role, which, as loyal Gleeks will recall, was one of the biggest cliffhangers from last season.

    While the upcoming season is sure to have many exciting moments, episode three will undoubtedly be a tear-jerker as the cast pays tribute to Cory Monteith, who died of an overdose on July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room, and played Finn Hudson on the Ryan Murphy-created series.

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    "The third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly  revealed at the TCA Summer Press tour.

    The cast began production on the emotional episode in late August.

    "There were a lot of things that we had to decide [for the memorial episode]," Murphy explained to Deadline prior to shooting. "At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose-- that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that."

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    While on set, Michele tweeted a photo of herself wearing her "Finn" necklace, captioning the pic with a heart.

    "We've mourned Cory, but now we're mourning Finn. So it's kind of like two people in that one person," Matthew Morrison told E! News at Comedy Central's James Franco roast in the wake of filming. ""It's incredibly hard and we're staying strong together and I have to say Lea [Michele] has been the most strongest of all of us."

    Glee's season five kicks off Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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