UPDATE: Now that Cory Monteith has entered rehab for substance abuse, he won't appear in the last two episodes of the season, Episodes 21 and 22. Those are the only two episodes this season in which Jessica will be appearing, so Cory won't even be on set during her appearance at all. Even if Jessica was supposed to be Finn's love interest — which seemed unlikely anyway — the storyline has most certainly been scrapped now.
When TV Line broke the news back in October that Season 11 American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez was officially headed to Glee, the site included one line in their article that has picked up and spread like wildfire: “Might she be the much-buzzed-about new love interest for Finn?!”
Now, as far as we know, there has been no official word if Jessica’s still-unnamed Glee character will even meet Finn (Cory Monteith) — much less date him — but the internet has latched on to that suggestion, and the internet isn’t letting go.
"Everybody thinks that, but I'm not even sure," Jessica tells E! Online. "That would be interesting."
Here’s what we do know: Glee producers have revealed that Finn isn’t supposed to meet his mysterious new love interest sometime closer to the back half of the season, and last we checked, the writers hadn’t figured out any of the specific details about who she is or what she’ll be like. Given that information, it certainly seems possible that Jessica could be Finn’s new ladylove.
There’s just one problem: Jessica is 17 years old. Cory Monteith is 30. He’s almost twice her age.
Now, Jessica and Cory’s characters would obviously be much closer in age. Finn Hudson is still only about 18, and Jessica — though she could easily pull off a freshman in high school — might potentially be playing a high school senior, or someone even older, as well.
So what do you think: Would Finn and Jessica’s Glee character have made a good couple? Is she the sort of girl you could have pictured as a good match for Finn — or would the actor’s real-life age difference have been just a bit too much for you to get past?
Source: TV Line, E! Online