Posted: 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
By Amber Garrett
“I don’t know how we’re all supposed to move forward,” said Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) during Season 5, Episode 3: “The Quarterback”. It’s a thought we’re sure Glee’s cast and crew have had constantly since news broke on July 13 that Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) had died. But the show must and will go on (or “all over the place... or something,” as Finn might say). It’s what Cory would want. So what will the landscape of Glee look like without its leading man?
Series creator Ryan Murphy is obviously still formulating that with his team of writers. However, he revealed during the American Horror Story: Coven premiere that they have penned four more episodes after the Cory Monteith tribute, and was able to shed some light onto the show’s new direction following their sudden loss.
First, the loss of Finn will be a recurring theme in the season. "I just made a decision that we keep mentioning Finn." he explained to E! Online, "We don't just say this is done and we're never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year."
But that doesn’t mean they’re taking the glee out of Glee. Cory was a fun-loving guy who wouldn’t want the entire season to be one giant funeral dirge. "We're trying to be sensitive and also have some fun and go back to some optimistic stories," Murphy explained. "I think he would have wanted that, he always loved that about the show."
That said, it sounds like Season 5 will be toughest on Lea Michele and her onscreen counterpart, Rachel Berry — both of whom feel this loss most. While she embarks upon her first Broadway role, Rachel will likely be mourning her “person” for a while.How do you think Glee has dealt with the loss of Cory and Finn so far?