“Glee” is continuing to push forward after the death of star Cory Monteith. With the season-five premiere date moved back to Sept. 26, titles for the first three episodes have leaked online.
SpoilerTV dug up from Foxfast.com the episode titles:
Episode 5.01 -- “Love, Love, Love”
Episode 5.02 -- “Tina in the Sky With Diamonds”
Episode 5.03 -- “The Quarterback”
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As we previously reported, the cast and crew of “Glee” got back together “sooner [rather] than later” after the untimely death of Monteith in July. With production delayed until August, Montieth’s co-workers and friends didn’t immediately dive into tackling the absence of his character, Finn. Instead, the show decided to work on something that “Glee” writers completed in May -- two Beatles tribute 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 told TVLine shortly after Monteith’s death. The third episode will deal with Finn’s death, he explained.
With the Beatles tribute episodes titled “Love, Love, Love” and “Tina in the Sky With Diamonds,” we now know that Monteith’s Finn tribute episode will be called “The Quarterback” -- a title very fitting for his character.
When speaking with TVLine in July, Murphy dished that they were working on writing the episode and were unsure whether they would film the season episodes in order. “We really have to see how everybody feels,” Murphy said at the time.
Currently, fans of the Fox series are unsure how the death of Monteith’s character will play out on screen. It was suggested that the show will have Finn’s death mirror that of Monteith’s accidental overdose, but ultimately producers decided against the move.
“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 revealed. “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.”
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