Glee to Showcase a 'Tribute Episode' Amidst Tragedy

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It’s official: Fox is going to shoot from the hip and keep it honest. There will be no going away to parts unknown for Finn Hudson. True to life, he will pass suddenly and the world around will be left to grieve and wonder why he was taken from this earth before he had even really begun. In a statement from Ryan Murphy via a interview found here, a tribute episode is being planned.

Once production resumes again in late August, as mentioned in this article, the cast will film two previously-written scripts first. This gives people a chance to get into some kind of routine and go back to earning their paychecks. Once the wheels have started turning, there will come the third episode and the world, as the cast of 'Glee' knows it, will shift irrevocably. After this point, a long break to allow for the actual grieving process will be instituted. 

For those who would wonder why it was being handled this way, Mr. Murphy stresses that all possible points were covered. When all was said and done, and with express consent from Lea Michele (Monteith’s significant other half and closest cast mate), staying true to the hard facts was best. Cory is not going to be around and Finn’s story should reflect that. As a fan myself, I have to agree that this is the best course of action. In truth it’s the only way any semblance of closure is going to take place without a complete uproar from the Gleek community.


- Ryan Murphy
- Cory Monteith
- Lea Michele
- Glee

Written by: Erica_Bedow
Jul 20th, 2013, 4:45 pm

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Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2013, 4:04 pm
well I for one am totally dissapointed in this sham of a tribute. there was no mention of drug abuse (as quoted)that lead to this poor tortured souls death. However, its ok to witnes teachers planting dope in lockers,gays being dumped in trash cans and tranys being stalked and verberlly abused. WHY IS NOT RIGHT TO TELL THE COLD TRUTH ABOUT WHAT DRUGS CAN DO TO SOMEONE. This show has millions of fans maybe just maybe you could have saved one life by airing the truth. Instead Ryan Murphy you have dribbled this nonsense to triple your wallet size and not your heart. You are in a position to appeal to the kids who not just see this a a show but their lives. SHAME,SHAME,SHAME to all that took part in this hopeless episode. P.S I will be deleting s05e3 in protest with exception of santana whooing sue's butt best scene ever in glee history.(A.K.A DISGRUNTLED RECOVERING HEROIN ADDICT)

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Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 5:05 am

I'm dreading watching it as well. I imagine it's going to be a half-a-box of tissue night. Puffs purchase, here I come! And you're right, they should ALL come back. Honestly, anything less would be rude of them. Hopefully they all make it. Jane Lynch did an interview on Leno about what a bright light he was and how caring. I'm sure they will do their best to reflect that. Additionally, Inside the Actor's studio re-ran the 'Glee' episode, yesterday, I think it was.. with the words "In memory of" at the end. So other memoriams are coming out as well.


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Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2013, 1:09 am

I completely agree that killing Finn off is the right way to go and i trust the writers and Ryan Murphy to write in as respectful and honest way as possible, it just wouldn't be believeable to have his character go off somewhere, leaving his friends and family behind never to be seen again.


But man i am dreading having to watch that episode, it will definitely be very hard to watch and i can't even imagine how hard it will be for the cast to film it. I do hope that ALL the old cast will come back for that episode though.

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