Glee season 3 comes to an end next week with episode 22, "Goodbye." It's time for graduation, and part of graduation includes the parents showing up. It's in this episode that fans will finally get to see Gloria Estefan as Santana's (Naya Rivera) mother.
Season 3 Episode 22 "Goodbye" Photos
It was all the way back at the very end of November (yes, November) that it was reported that Gloria Estefan was going to likely be playing Santana's mother. Then, it was thought that she'd show up in a January episode, possibly the same one as Ricky Martin. It didn't happen. Months went by, and she still didn't show up. But finally, for the last episode of Glee season 3, Estefan will be appearing.
Fox has released photos from next week's episode, appropriately titled "Goodbye" for graduation, and two show Santana and her mother standing at her locker in the school hallway. Estefan will also be appearing in a scene with Rivera's Santana and Heather Morris' Brittany in Breadstix, and her character has been described as a supportive mother. While Santana's grandmother may not have accepted her after she came out, her mother did. It looks like these scenes could end up being among the best of the episode, especially because of how much fans have been waiting for them.
Also pictured are the students in the choir room. With graduation so close, it's going to be time for them to say goodbye to one another. How else would they do that but with a performance? That's exactly what will be happening, and Will's going to also be picking up his guitar for one last number as well. It looks like it's going to be quite an emotional episode.
What do you think of these first Glee season 3 finale photos from episode 22 "Goodbye"?
Photo Credit: Adam Rose/FOX
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