Glee’ Tribute To Cory Monteith Will Deal With Drug Addiction
We’ve been waiting to hear what Glee was going to do with the memory of Cory Monteith and his character, Finn. Looks like Cory Monteith will be honored by “Glee” during an October 10 episode that will deal “directly” with drug addiction. Fox confirmed this on Thursday (August 1).
“That is the episode where Cory’s character will be written off and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death,” Fox president Kevin Reilly said. However we don’t know whether Cory’s character, Finn Hudson, would die of a drug overdose during that episode. There’s also a possibility that never-before-seen footage or outtakes of Monteith may be used in the episode. I know I would love to see that!
The cast of Glee who is still grieving the death of their beloved co-star, got together and shot PSAs that reportedly will air during the episode. Sales from the music will go to setting up a fund in the late actor’s honor. The fifth season premiere of Glee is set for Thursday, Sept. 26, a week later than originally scheduled.
“When you see some people struggle with addiction, they are easily put in a category. ‘He was dark, she was always a partier,’” Reilly said at the Television Critics Tour in Los Angeles. “Cory was big open life force. He was not a problem, he looked straight as an arrow. He was open about his addiction in the past, just not as open about it in the presence. Everybody was shocked, but this was an accident. It happened to someone struggling with addiction.”