'Glee' Season 5 Spoilers: First Three Episode Titles Leaked / Season 5 Premiere Opens With 'Beatles' Tributes, Address Cory Monteith Death
Even though the cast and crew is still probably sorting out the aftermath of Glee star Cory Monteith's suicide, the show is moving forward with Season 5 of the popular FOX series. With the Season 5 premiere set for September 26, the Internet is starting to reveal some info on the new episodes.
SpoilerTV recently reported the names of the first three episodes.
Episode 1 - "Love, Love, Love"
Episode 2 - "Tina in the Sky With Diamonds"
Episode 3 - "The Quarterback"
Instead of writing the storyline for the missing Glee star, the writer of the focused on material they had already finished. Before ever dealing with Finn's [Cory Monteith] death, the show decided to open Season 5 with two special Beatles episodes.
"What we decided to do for the cast and crew was start shooting with something we had already written," Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy explained to TVLine.
When asked how the show will specifically deal with Finn's death, the show's producers ultimately realized they should focus on the positive impact the character had on the lives of others rather than focus on the motivation itself.
"Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died," Murphy confessed. "The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, 'This episode is about a celebration of that character's life.' That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way."
Tune in for the Glee Season 5 premiere September 26 on FOX.