Oscar winner Patty Duke and FAMILY TIES star Meredith Baxter are joining GLEE as a longtime firmly committed lesbian couple who have been together for 25 years, according to E! News. We'll first see them in the season finale, shooting next week, and both Duke and Baxter will stay on as part of the GLEE family, returning next season as recurring characters.
According to sources, in GLEE's season finale, Blaine (Darren Criss) decides he wants to propose to on-off boyfriend Kurt (Chris Colfer).
Blaine goes to a jewelry store to buy a ring and meets Duke's character, the jewelry salesperson. She speaks to Blaine and his love for Kurt, and then she and her longtime girlfriend (Baxter) offer to be their mentors—a couple who can tell them about what it used to be like for LGBT people, and how great it is for this new generation.