Just when we were finally getting over the Sam & Mercedes summer romance that never was (The hand holding! The secrecy! The hand holding!), it looks like Chord Overstreet’s Glee career is about to start back up again. Maybe. After reportedly turning down his reoccurring role for this season of Glee, TV Line reports that McKinley High’s resident Trouty Mouth is in talks to return in the show’s eighth episode, despite his character having moved with his family to a new city. Which gives the show approximately four episodes, with an average about 10 totally contradictory plot points each to set up Sam’s return … yeah, we think they can pull it off. The bigger question is, does the show still need him? Do you need Chord, to belt and to hand hold, so long as he and Amber Riley both chose to keep playing teenagers?