Glee Season 5 Spoiler: How Many Episodes Before the Hiatus?

Glee Season 5 Spoiler: How Many Episodes Before the Hiatus?

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It's nothing strange that we Gleeks are eager to see where the Glee hiatus will fall every season. We like our Glee, after all! But this year, it feels like we're especially anxious since we still have yet to learn of Finn's fate, following Cory Monteith's recent death.

We know the Glee season 5 premiere airs Thursday, September 26, but how many episodes until the hiatus? And will the episodes air back-to-back? TVLine gives us the details on that:

So many scheduling Qs this week! Yes, Fox boss Kevin Reilly today confirmed for me/you that Glee will open its season with three consecutive episodes, break for postseason baseball coverage, and then immediately return thereafter with as many as seven straight episodes.

And we've heard that within those three consecutive episodes - more than likely season 5 episode 3 - we'll find out how the writers will handle Finn's character. Definitely a poignant way to start the hiatus, no? Might be a good idea to start on a fresh, post-hiatus note though, what do you think?