UPDATE: E! Online recently asked Jane Lynch (Coach Sue Sylvester) about Cory Monteith’s sudden passing – and how the cast and crew would be dealing with Finn’s death on the show, too – and she was, understandably, pretty shaken up. “It’s tough. We have to deal with it in the story. I don’t know how we’re going to do that, but it will soon be revealed.”
Since hearing that Finn will be killed off the show following Cory Monteith’s upsetting death this summer, the biggest thing on Glee fans’ minds right now is…how exactly is Finn going to be written out?
Glee co-creator and boss-man, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Finn’s fate won’t be modeled directly after Cory’s.
“At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have [Finn] pass from that.”
So how is Finn going to die on the show? According to Mr. Ryan Murphy, we might not even be finding out (wait, what?).
“The hard part for all of us is that the past week we’ve been holed up writing the memorial episode. There were a lot of things that we had to decide—how are we going to deal with his death?…
“Basically, what we’re doing in [Season 5 Episode 3] is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. 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.”
“I think [the script] turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it’s a very heartfelt look at how some people grieve. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.”
And still grieving, we are. Are you missing Cory/Finn as much as I am already, and how do you envision his tribute episode (Episode 3) going down this season?