Though the sting of Cory Monteith‘s sudden and shocking death is still fresh, gleeks worldwide are asking one question: How will Cory’s tragic passing affect the future of Glee? A source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com that “there have been zero thoughts or discussions on the direction of the show,” but that Cory’s memory will be honored in some way.
Though nothing is official yet, our source tells us Glee will likely pay tribute to Cory:
With this being so sudden and unexpected, there have been zero thoughts or discussions on the direction of the show. And there will not be any thoughts on how to react to this till some of the grieving process subsides. … But it’s easy to say there will be a tribute episode, and the season will be dedicated in his honor. Cory will have a never-ending connection to the legacy of the show; it will be handled delicately and with the utmost respect. The whole situation is just completely awful, and those [issues] will be addressed … but its safe to say, in the current state people are in over his death, that it will take some time.
When Cory, 31, initially checked into rehab back in April 2013, the writers were forced to work around his sudden absence. HollywoodLife.com was told that “Matthew Morrison was written into new scenes at the last minute to make up for Cory [being away.]“
More work will need to be done by the writers once again — though, this time, it won’t be as easy.
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