Though it was previously announced that Glee’s upcoming season would include a tribute to beloved Cory Monteith, we finally have some details to share with you Gleeks.
Earlier today, Fox’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly stated that the episode is scheduled for October 10th, as the third of the season, and will deal with a drug addiction storyline. He said:
“That is the episode where Cory’s character will be written off and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death.”
However, Kevin made sure to note that that doesn’t necessarily mean Finn Hudson will be killed off.
The chairman continued to explain that Ryan Murphy and cast members will film PSAs regarding Cory’s overdose and drug addiction, set to air throughout the episode. In addition, a fund will be set up in honor of the star with episode's music proceeds:
“It is a celebration and really sad of this really vibrant kid.”
Kevin also stated that the season will begin with two episodes honoring The Beatles, before dealing with Cory’s death:
"It would be difficult to come out of the gate right away and then recover.”
Following the tribute, the show will possibly break for three weeks, given the World Series games, allowing the writers time to “reset.”
That said, we’re sure this will all be worthy of Cory’s memory.
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