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GLEE: Ryan Murphy on How the Show Will Handle Finn’s Death

August 15, 2013 by  

Fox boss Kevin Reilly had initially indicated that GLEE would handle series star Cory Monteith’s death by having his on-screen character, Finn, die in a way that touched on real events (Monteith died due to an accidental overdose), GLEE co-creator Ryan Murphy has shared the series won’t be heading in that direction.

“There were a lot of things that we had to decide — how are we going to deal with his death?” Murphy told Deadline in an interview. “At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.’ That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.”

Personally, I’m really, really happy the show is going this way. But what do you think?

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2 Responses to “GLEE: Ryan Murphy on How the Show Will Handle Finn’s Death”

  1. stw on August 15th, 2013 12:22 pm

    Very smart choice by the show.

  2. Ray on August 15th, 2013 7:14 pm

    Yeah I’m glad they are going this way also. It would have been super inappropriate for the writers to use Cory’s actual death as his character death. That’s not respectful to him or his family and friends. Plus it’s totally out of character for Finn anyway. It would just be too random.