Killing Off Finn And The Changes In Glee

Due to the unfortunate and untimely death of Cory Monteith, some major changes are headed our way. But don’t fear them! The last thing any of us want is for people to not watch Glee anymore, simply because Finn is gone.

Apparently, the first few episode of Season 5 were really centered around Finn, so the writers are having to go back and really plan things out again. Filming was to start this week, but naturally, that’s changed to early August. And consequently, the premiere date has moved. It’s only moved back a week, which is pretty good considering that there were rumors that it was gonna be November. So now, Season 5 will come back on September 26th. I’ve changed the little counting thing here on my blog, so keep an eye on that.

Only a few of the cast have spoken out since last week. Apparently, they were all together and will be too. Jonathan Groff, who played Jesse St James and is Lea’s best friend, even stopped filming his movie to go be with Lea. Either way, they’re all really grateful for our love and support. Chord Overstreet is having this little concert thingy tonight and he dedicated the show to Cory.

Recently, Ryan Murphy spoke with TV Line and gave us an insight on how Season 5 is going to start. The first two episodes, 5×01 and 5×02, are now going to be Beatles Tribute episodes, something that Glee had always said they’re going to do, and they’ll be dedicated to Cory. It’ll be a two-parter sort of thing. Episode 5×03 will be the big one, the one where they kill off Finn. How they plan to do that, we don’t know yet. Heck, the writers may not know yet. Either way, it’ll be super sad and super planned out so it’s a tribute to Cory and it’s really heartfelt. I think the whole cast will be back for these three episodes. And I do assume that means the whole cast. The grads too. That’s who most of us really want to see anyways. After the third episode, there will be a hiatus. There was supposed to be one anyways, after 5×04 originally, but since it all got pushed back, we only see three episodes before it. And this hiatus is okay because the writers are gonna use that break time to plan out the rest of the season and how it’s all going to go.

I’m kinda glad that Finn’s death isn’t in the first episode. A death right away would be a bit depressing for the rest of the season. At least we’ll get two episodes of normality or forced happiness of some sort. That’ll sort of prepare us for 5×03.

There was rumors that Lea was possibly going to quit the show, but recently I heard that she will be back, full-time. I’m so glad and we’re all so proud. She was consulted by the writers and Ryan Murphy about what they were going to do and she apparently had a huge say in it, which is great.

Well that’s about it as far as news goes. But let’s talk about this news. Killing Finn off would be the biggest move that Glee has made in a while. I’ve seen that some people are really upset about this. Glee has been known to poorly handle something extreme or upsetting. Quinn’s car crash was pretty bad. The last thing we see is her crashing, then comes ‘Big Brother’ after a hiatus, and the focus isn’t on Quinn. In fact, she was happy and totally on the move. Burt has a heart attack, and Kurt is super sad, but the Glee club takes some time to ponder whether God exists. The next episode, Burt was okay and it was all fine. Glee just doesn’t handle some topics well, we can all agree on that. So now we have to face death. And what’s worse, it’s the death of an important main character, loved by all the other characters. We literally have to watch the characters grieve. I’m sure that Glee will do a good job, though. I’m sure they’ll take care to do an extra good job because it’s for Cory, not just some unimportant character. Some people would rather they didn’t kill off Finn. But let’s be serious, what would they really want to happen? They have to give Finn some closure. Ignoring him all together, although it is something Glee would do, is just stupid. They could send him to the army again, but then they’d just end up having him die because he’d never come back. Having him just move away or get another job far away would be okay, but it wouldn’t make sense because Finn would never do that, never do that without saying goodbye, and would always come back at some point. If you ask me, I say killing him off is the best way to go. Close his storyline respectfully and honestly.

What do you think?  If you’re opposed to killing Finn off, what are your alternative ideas? I’m very interested to hear them, really, so leave a comment! If you click No on this poll, I wanna know why!

On a last note, I’m considering doing a ‘Best Of Finn’ post to remember, well, the best moments of Finn. I’m thinking of organizing it into categories, like Best Solo and Best Kiss, etcetera. So I ask you, what categories do y’all wanna see? Suggest a few, okay? 🙂 Bye!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. princessfairyzooboo
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 19:48:38

    Hi there!
    I was so sad to hear about the sudden death of Cory Monteith, us geeks are really missing him. I’m sure you’ll agree that thoughts go out to Lea and his family.

    I think that how they’re going to kill him off is going to be a pretty heartbreaking episode 😦
    Please do do the “Best of Finn” post you mentioned!! I can’t wait till you upload it!
    Ooh maybe you could do when he was quarterback in season one, and when his mom married Burt, and Finn and Kurt became step brothers! Oh and Best Outfit or something like that!
    Oh I miss Finn so much…:(


    • pottergleefan4
      Jul 20, 2013 @ 20:05:44

      Seeing Finn die will be awful, I know. But we’ll get through it. With tissues and hugging and togetherness.
      Yeah, I have a rough outline for a ‘Best Of Finn’ post and I’m totally considering it. 🙂
      We’ll all miss Finn so much.
      Thanks for commenting!


  2. Aud
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:13:25

    Yes I think he should die. It something tragic and awful but so was his death. It is a great thing that Lea is continuing. She is so brave and amazing. I just cant imagine how anyone is handling this. My family even though they don’t watch glee are devestated.


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