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If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve just sat through one of the most emotional and heartbreaking hours of television you’ve ever had to endure.
Glee’s tribute episode to the late Cory Monteith has just hit our TV screens and, like you, we’re having difficulty holding it together after saying goodbye to one of the series’ most beloved characters. For the past four years, Finn Hudson has encapsulated everything that Glee represents: heart, honesty, humor and raw talent.
We spoke with Glee’s creator, and close friend of Monteith’s, Ryan Murphy to discuss tonight’s tribute episode and find out what Finn’s absence means for the future of the Fox series.
Murphy told us that he hopes Glee fans have gathered with their friends this evening to lean on each other while watching the tribute. At the premiere of American Horror Story: Coven, the creator exclusively told us that this tribute was made with “pure feeling of love,” and he has faith that fans will be able to absorb the episode’s special message.
“We wrote it because we loved Cory. So the episode is about how all the people loved Cory and find it really hard to go on with the show so to speak, but that’s the whole point of this show.”
Although Murphy helped to pen the episode alongside cocreators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, he reveals that watching it was an extremely difficult task. “I edited it and I could only sit through it twice—it was hard,” he said.
It’s hard to deny that Glee has lost one of the most important characters in the musical hit’s history, so what does this mean for the fate of the series? Murphy answered, “I don’t know. I mean, we’re picked up through season six and we had to sort of get back on the horse. After episode three, we wrote four more, so we’re up to show seven now.”
Following a brief hiatus, Glee will return Thursday, Nov. 7, with a new episode entitled “A Katy or a Gaga,” with episode five, “The End of Twerk,” airing the week after.
However, Murphy wants to stress that just because we’ve said a heartbreaking goodbye to Finn Hudson does not mean that this is the last that we will hear of the character. “I just made a decision that we keep mentioning Finn.” He explained, “We don’t just say this is done and we’re never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year.”
The creator says that future episodes will continue to honor Monteith’s memory and highlight the themes that the actor loved most. “We’re trying to be sensitive and also have some fun and go back to some optimistic stories,” Murphy continued. “I think he would have wanted that, he always loved that about the show.”
Oh, happy day! Glee star Dot-Marie Jones is engaged to her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen! The three-time Emmy-nominated actress proposed to Casteen near Disneyland Resort’s Sleeping Beauty Castle in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 4.
Jones, 49, revealed the engagement at a Q&A session during Anaheim Gay Days, an annual weekend event that draws in LGBT allies and visitors to the amusement park.
“It’s the happiest day of my life,” the actress told The Advocate. “I never thought I’d find somebody that is so loving and kind.” The happy news is the second Glee engagement just this week! On Oct. 4, Naya Rivera’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the actress got engaged to rapper Big Sean.
Jones is most known for her role as gym teacher Shannon Beiste on the FOX series since 2010. She’s also a 15-time world and 6-time national arm-wrestling champion. This will be the first marriage for the star. Casteen, 39, has two children from a previous marriage.
After six blissful months of dating, “Glee” actress Naya Rivera and Big Sean have decided to take their relationship to the next level!
On Thursday (October 3), it was confirmed that although the pair of lovebirds haven’t been together very long they are officially engaged to be married!
Details of how the “My Last” rapper popped the question are still under wraps, but stick with GossipCenter for all of the soon-to-come details.
In a previous interview with Access Hollywood, Naya talked about how she and her main man met, explaining, “I had followed him and he sent me a little message like, ‘I’m a fan.’ I tweeted that I followed him, I was trying to get his attention. We went to dinner and the rest is history.”
After “Glee’s” rough summer, and the loss of star Corey Monteith, there’s no way everything they do this year and next won’t be shadowed by the what-ifs. “Glee” is now a completely different show from whatever creator Ryan Murphy intended, for better or for worse. It had to come back sometime, and instead of pulling off the bandage of grief upfront, “Glee” gave themselves a soft landing with a two-part season opener focused on the music of The Fab Four. While “Glee” has dabbled in the Beatles before, the hyper-focus special episode format keeps us feeling familiar, safe and generally upbeat as we transition into the brand new “Glee” world.
We start picking up the loose threads of last season with Rachel’s big Broadway callback. She only gets a few lines in for her “Funny Girl” audition before the director cuts her off and sends her on her way. She lingers and hears them discussing how she’s great but probably too green for the role, transitioning into the opening number of the season, “Yesterday.” It’s the strongest number of the night, vocally and thematically. As a viewer and a fan, we know what heartbreak is coming and this song becomes layered, anthemic for what this season will be beyond the control of the creators. This is “Glee” doing it right.
Santana nabs Rachel a gig at a singing diner, only for her director and lead actor to show up for some lunch. When they tell her that Rachel might very well be a star, but not just yet, she decides to prove her star potential. Performing in a singing diner is maybe counter productive to her point. Nevertheless, her rendition of “A Hard Days Night” with Santana and the rest of her co-workers makes you wish that “Glee” completely jumped ship from Lima and focused the entire show on the goings-on of a Manhattan singing diner and its inhabitants. Thankfully we actually do get more of the diner, with Santana’s new love interest Dani working there as of next week.
We still have Ohio to deal with, for now, and also a theme to declare. Schue makes an excuse for the kids singing two whole weeks of Beatles music in some typically flimsy way, about learning how to be great likes the Beatles so they win more National championships, or something we completely glossed over. Week one focuses on the band’s early work, and we dive into a group performance led mostly by Artie and Kitty to “Drive My Car.” The pair has started flirting, and their chemistry is fine but essentially rushed this whole episode. By the end of the song we meet a new catty cheerleader who tries to Instagram shame Kitty over her new beau, and in turn Kitty asks Artie to keep their love affair on the DL. After a later duet of “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” between the two and a confrontation from Tina, Kitty turns completely on a dime and declares her love for Artie loud and proud — at least to the glee club. It’s unfortunate that “Glee” decided to steamroll this entire arc into a single episode, and while they make great duet partners, no one was really asking for Kitty and Artie duets. With Artie already set for college and Kitty already over his social status worries, we can’t figure out what interesting stories are left for either character in Lima.
In new about couples we care about vastly more, Kurt and Blaine are having a picnic date on courtyard steps, home to many of Blaine’s epic performances for Kurt. After convincing Kurt to try again with him for real — and Kurt doesn’t look like he needs much convincing — Blaine attempts to break into one of his trademark grand gesture performances, but Kurt stops him. Kurt has prepared his own number, “Got to Get You Into My Life,” as they leap on a picnic table and lead the marching band around in a flirty push and pull punctuated by a kiss. His love life back on track, Blaine immediately returns to super-speed and restarts his plans to propose to Kurt, asking the glee club and all the rival glee clubs to help via song, the aptly titled “Help.” He decrees, “I want this to be more than an ordinary proposal, I want this to be a cultural statement” and his persuasive, inclusive and upbeat charm offensive wins everyone over to his cause. As a side note, Blaine also decides to help cheer up an ever increasingly bitter Tina by pulling Ryder, Jake and Sam together for a classic Beatles performance of “I Saw Her Standing There” and offering themselves up to her choosing for a prom date (she chooses Sam, the “least gay and least Asian” option).
Tina taken care of, Blaine’s big proposal plan gets underway, with Burt Hummel in on the act trying to surprise Kurt. Of course, Kurt is smarter than everyone and knows what’s coming. He doesn’t know what he’s going to say, and Burt offers that he met Kurt’s mom young, and he’d never wished he’d waited because he didn’t know how little time he’d have with her. But he won’t go as far as to tell Kurt what to do, only to tell him to go listen to what Blaine has to say.
Whatever Kurt was expecting, it wasn’t as elaborate as Blaine propelling Kurt through Dalton as the various choirs join together to sing “All You Need Is Love” until Kurt arrives on the stairwell of their first fateful meeting. Sure, the trope of teenage engagement is overplayed, and sure the social justice bent of “Glee” the show might make us roll our eyes, but those eyes are also filled with tears at Blaine’s proposal speech. Despite Kurt’s valid wariness, there’s no possible way anyone could say no to Blaine Anderson telling them all he wants to do is spend his life loving them. Klaine forever.
There’s also an entire plotline about Sue becoming principal after she planted incriminating evidence on Figgins, and then Figgins becoming a janitor for no discernible reason. The less said, the better. How does Season 5’s premiere stack up? It’s unfortunately bloated plot-wise, and song-wise, but the tunes on the whole are enjoyable if not musically predictable — but then would we really tolerate “Glee” playing fast and loose with the Beatles? We start this season with hope, and new beginnings, and gritty determination in the face of non-believers. While the characters don’t know the punch that’s coming, we do, and it’s nice to see our favorites clinging to their happiness right now. This episode may not be perfect, but I’ll do.
Among all the tearful acceptance speeches and happy cries of surprise from the Emmy winners was a solemn moment for Glee star Cory Monteith, who died tragically this summer.
Despite some people having misgivings about Monteith being singled out during the In Memoriam tribute, he was indeed honored tonight at the Primetime Emmy Awards by someone who worked closely with him on the Fox series: Jane Lynch.
Lynch took the stage to give a moving speech dedicated to the 31-year-old actor, calling Monteith a “gifted and wonderful young man” who was “worthy” of the all the love he received from fans.
Read her kind words for Cory below:
“It is remarkable and perhaps a little curious how television shows become like families. This summer, on our show Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family.
“Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback turned wide-eyed, heartfelt glee singer. And from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and a genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. And millions did fall in love with Cory.
“And I am here to say that all that warmth and that charm, that openhearted quality that we loved in Cory was no act. Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that’s brought on by addiction.
“Tonight we remember Cory for all he was and mourn the loss of all he could have been. To a generation that loved Cory so, please know: this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love. And if you were lucky enough to know Cory as we did and witness firsthand Cory’s goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity day in and day out, I promise, you’d have loved him even more.”
Earlier this week, Emmys executive producer Ken Ehrlich called the decision to include 31-year-old Monteith a “personal choice”.
“Cory’s appeal was to maybe a little different generation than some of the others we’re honoring. We felt it needed to be represented, that at 31, he passed away under very tragic circumstances. And that it was important to be responsive to younger viewers, to whom Cory Monteith meant as much as perhaps these other four individuals meant to their own generations,” he said. “No matter what we do, there will be people who feel we could have made other options, and done other things.”
What did you think of Cory’s spotlight feature during the In Memoriam segment?
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