I don’t think it could go much farther without continuing to talk about how that hurts. There is so much feeling there and it affected the Glee family in such a profound way, and you can expect it to be dealt with in the 100th episode. It definitely comes back and is dealt with in a significant way.
Losing Cory was personally devastating for me and for everyone on the show. It also raised questions about how we move the show forward. But I think the next season and a half will be very special.
After news broke that Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose, fans wondered how his death would affect Glee. Knowing that Ryan Murphy would eventually have to address the actor’s departure, the debate quickly turned to how to handle it. Does the show turn the episode into a PSA (something it has done terribly wrong in the past)? Should it just focus on Cory? Or should it skate by it and just honor Cory the human? Ultimately, the show delivered a heartfelt episode filled with the actors’ honest feelings over losing their cast mate and friend. It was a touching tribute that gave closure to fans and the show alike.
It’s really f—king hard. It’s hard. It’s hard everyday. It’s hard in the writer’s room. It’s hard on the set. It just feels like … it’s hard too because we’re getting ready to wrap up a series. We’re going to do one more year and that’s it. So the last scene and the last stories were always very Cory heavy.
After nearly two years away from the top 10, the “Glee” cast returns to the region, with the soundtrack to the Fox TV show’s Oct. 10 episode titled “The Quarterback.” The EP enters at No. 7 with 47,000. The episode dealt with the death of the character Finn Hudson and doubled as a tribute to the late actor who played him, Cory Monteith. Proceeds from the sales of the six-song EP and its tracks benefit the charity Project Limelight.
A “Glee” album was last in the top 10 on the Dec. 24, 2011, chart, when “Glee: The Music, Season 3—Volume 7” debuted and peaked at No. 9. In total, “Glee: The Quarterback” is the 14th top 10 album for the Fox TV franchise.