In the wake of Cory Monteith’s untimely death, Glee fans around the world have been mourning the loss of their beloved Finn and wondering what this will mean for the show’s future. This weekend in an exclusive interview with E! News, Ryan Murphy broke his silence and provided some answers to the questions that have been plaguing the Gleek community.
So, will the show go on? According to Murphy, absolutely. “Ultimately, the person who made the decision was Lea [Michele], who felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together and to get back to work and be together every day and talk about our memories of him,” the Glee creator said, adding that he would’ve ended the show if the Rachel Berry actress chose not to continue. “If Lea had said to me, ‘I could never do this again and I don’t want to do this again,’ you know, she is sort of the show, so what do you do? And I would’ve, out of respect to her as a person, said ‘okay,’ but that’s not how Lea operates.”
Murphy also added that the third episode of the show’s upcoming fifth season will be a tribute to Monteith. “After that episode airs, we’re going to go off the air for a while and take a little hiatus and figure out what is the future of the show.” There is no additional information about what the tribute episode will entail, but we can predict this much: If you thought “The Break Up” and “Grilled Cheesus” were tearjerkers, Season Episode 3 will undoubtedly make you think again.