Ever since Glee creator Ryan Murphy said that the FOX TV show was going to deal with the death of Finn Hudson, fans have been wondering if the story line will parallel Cory Monteith’s real life.
And on Thursday, FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed a Cory Monteith tribute will air on the third episode on Season Five airing October 10. “That is the episode where Cory’s character will be written off and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstancing surrounding Cory’s death.” he said.
But he made it clear that Finn may not die of a drug overdose.
FOX and Glee will use this as a teaching opportunity — Ryan and the cast are producing PSAs that will air during the emotional episode. Music proceeds from the special Glee episode will go to a fund in Cory’s name.