Ryan Murphy recently gave an emotional interview with TVLine about what is in store during Glee Season 5. In the wake of Cory Monteith’s (Finn) tragic death on July 13, fans have been wondering whether they would make the September premiere a tribute to Cory, or if that would be on hold until later on in the season.
As the Glee show creator explained, there simply isn’t enough time for them to put together such an important tribute in time for the Season 5 premiere. At the time of Cory’s death, the writers had already written the majority of the first two episodes. And as Ryan revealed in the interview, Season 5 will kick off with not one, but two tribute episodes — to The Beatles.
In past seasons, Glee has had episodes dedicated to Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and several other popular musicians and groups throughout history. Only Brit-Brit was deemed worthy of two episodes, though they were spread across different seasons. This will be the first time Glee features two in a row focused on the same act.
Kurt (Chris Colfer) sang The Beatles song “Blackbird” in Season 2 Episode 16. And what a pivotal moment it was, since it was then that Blaine (Darren Criss) first fell in love a little with his future long-term love.
Every time we try to think of what they should sing, we can’t help but think of Cory. “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” and “Let It Be” all come to mind as great songs for the cast to cover, but how can we listen to them without thinking of our fallen star? A cover of “Here Comes the Sun” may be just the thing to give fans the hope they need to get through this tough return. Which songs would you like to see the Glee cast sing?