UPDATE: Fox president Kevin Reilly told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association that the episode which writes Finn out of 'Glee' will involve the dangers of drug abuse, however Reilly stopped short of stating that Finn would die of a drug overdose. Reilly could not say how Creator Ryan Murphy will deal with the character’s passing since the script has yet to be completed.
“Cory was a big, open wonderful life force,” Reilly continued. “He was not a problem. Everybody loved him.”
The curtain call has been set. The stage will darken and the applause will die down for ‘Glee’ at the end of season 6 in May 2015. Per Fox president Kevin Reilly, barring any unforeseen explosion of talent, the two seasons previously ordered last April will be the end of the series. He did say that if there was a sudden onset of actors with which he could continue the story, he would address it. "Never say never," were his words on the subject. Allusions to two large story arcs that will capture the audience and whisk them through to that point were also mentioned.
When ‘Glee’ comes back in September and the third episode arrives, not only will it stay true to Cory Monteith’s death on July 13th and kill off his character Finn, but the story itself will revolve around the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. In a move that can only be termed as responsible, the cast will film PSA’s as well, to address the problem of drug addiction that will be played along with the memorial episode.
One thing is certain, while the end draws near for both one of our favorite characters and the show itself, the impact of both will last for years to come. Look for the September 26th premiere on Fox this fall.
Previous articles on this topic can be found here and here.