Bringing some closure to fans, Finn Hudson will be “written out” of the show on the third episode of season 5 of “Glee.”
At the Television Critics Association 2013 Summer Press Tour, FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly made the announcement, confirming that the farewell episode will deal directly with how Cory Monteith died.
Sharing some of the plans, he stated, “The third episode will deal with the Finn Hudson character being written out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents surrounding his death and drug addiction Ryan Murphy is going to film PSAs with the cast, as cast members, as friends of his, they”re going to speak directly to the audience [about Cory] …”
Describing the arc of the season, Reilly continued that the first two episodes will be “celebratory” and have a Beatles theme, but “[i]t”s a little difficult to come out of the gate right away then have to recover. We”ll have the Cory episode, then we”ll go on hiatus for three weeks for the World Series, and that gives us a natural break to reset.”
Finally, sharing a bit about the man himself, Reilly concluded, “You see some people struggling with addiction, they”re very easily put into a category, “She was always a partier,” you know. Cory was a big open wonderful life force, he was not a problem he looked straight as an arrow, he was very open about it in his past, not so open about it in his present. Nobody was shocked, but everybody was shocked — it was not intentional, it was an accident, it happened to somebody struggling with an addiction.”
Catch the season premiere of “Glee” on Thursday, September 26th at 9:00pm on FOX.