Glee Season 5 Spoiler Roundup: Everything We Know So Far
Glee Season 5 has been on a break for a while. After airing the first three episodes this fall, the show took a month-long hiatus to give everyone a chance to breathe a bit after October 10's heart-wrenching Season 5, Episode 3: "The Quarterback," a tribute to former star Cory Monteith (Finn), who passed away unexpectedly this summer. When Glee returns November 7, the show will have to prove it can continue on in a post-Cory world. Will Glee ever be the same without Finn? Can fans get behind a Glee that is not quite as Glee-ful?
But Spring 2015 is still very far away, and we've still got plenty of new episodes in Season 5 left to come. We’ve been hard at work tracking down all the teases and scoop we can find about the rest of this season. Here’s what we’ve managed to uncover so far.
Original cast members cut. We're glad that the newbies are good, because it's going to be hard to distract us from the fact that five of the original cast members have been cut as series regulars, and will only be appearing as occasional guest stars, if that. So, who's officially out as a main character? Heather Morris (Brittany), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes), and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike)
Five Cast Members promoted. In more positive news, Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder), and Alex Newell (Unique) have been promoted to series regulars. For the full list of which cast members are in and which are out, check here.
Okay, not really. But at least one other character does appear to be joining her in going under the needle.
This episode will be sandwiched in between two tributes. November 7’s Season 5, Episode 4, “A Katy or a Gaga” features the music of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, while November 21’s Season 5, Episode 6: “Movin’ Out” is a tribute to Billy Joel.
Over at McKinley, one of the New Directions will be bullied by a new jock named Robbie. Back in NYC, a “hip and cool tattoo artist” named Louis will give someone some new ink.
Ryan Murphy <3s Miley Cyrus.
The Glee creator took to Twitter to explain his reason for wanting to honor the pop superstar on his show. “I really love her. I think she's wildly talented and very smart,” he said. Hear that, New Directions? Get ready to twerk.
Nothing's been confirmed so far. But as the show tries to find it's footing in a post-Cory world, one option that creator Ryan Murphy is strongly considering is to cut McKinley High from the show entirely. What's more, the change could happen as early as sometime this season.
Here's the thing. We know it's only about May in Glee's timeline. And we know December 5's Episode 8 will ba a Christmas special. So unless Glee plans to skip graduation entirely, it sounds like we likely have a time jump situation on our hands.
Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!