Glee Season 5 Spoilers – The Quarterback – (Cory Monteith Tribute) – Songs, Photos Details


Glee will say goodbye to one of its beloved characters, Finn Hudson, in “The Quarterback,” set to air on October 10. Cory Monteith, the actor who brought Finn to life, died of a heroin/alcohol overdose in July. The episode will celebrate both the man and the character, and will no doubt be tough to watch.

I’ve rounded up the few spoilers I could find here. Watch this space for updates.

Filming of the episode completed on Friday, September 6.

UPDATE: Will and Emma, Sue, Santana, Kurt and Rachel soundbites. *CRIES*


UPDATE: Rachel will sing “To Make You Feel My Love”  (Full song spoilers at the bottom of the page)

UPDATE: A thorough synopsis from FOX television

In the wake of Finn’s sudden death, former members of New Directions return to McKinley to remember their fallen friend. While a stoic Mr. Schue encourages all the gleeks to “memorialize him the way we do everything – by singing about it,” some of the kids find the exercise more cathartic than others. At the Hudson-Hummel home, Kurt, Burt and Carole sort through Finn’s belongings and what begins as a somber occasion blossoms into a poignant and much needed family moment. Meanwhile, Emma grows concerned when she believes Will is so busy taking care of others that he’s not allowing himself time to grieve; Santana struggles with using her “bitch” mask to hide her fond feelings for Finn, and has a run in with Bree, McKinley’s “New Santana”; and following a heart-to-heart with Coach Beiste, Puck honors Finn’s memory by making a life-changing decision about his future.

UPDATE: More spoilers from WishYouWould

  • Glee filmed a locker room scene for the third episode
  • At least part of the Puck/military recruitment stuff is supposed to involve some “nerdy” people signing up with the recruiters


  • The episode takes place in Lima, OH and centers around the death of Cory Monteith’s character Finn Hudson.
  • It is not revealed how Finn dies
  • The episode begins with the news of his death
  • The story focuses on all the characters remembering him, mourning him, and celebrating his life.
  •  Rachel (Lea Michele) doesn’t appear in the episode until the final act. Her “presence is limited but incredibly powerful.” Lea sings.
  • Santana (Naya Rivera) has a “great and memorable part in the episode.”
  • Puck has a military recruitment storyline (WishYouWould)
  • There is one, very POWERFUL scene, according to Kevin McHale: “When [the cast] got the script, we were all reading it together and we were like, ‘Did you get to that one scene.’ And when you see it everyone will know what that one scene is.” Also, “Some people aren’t dealing with the loss of Finn”
  •  The set at the Long Beach high school Glee sometimes uses as a McKinley location, was closed to the media, due to the sensitive nature of the scenes being filmed. (Press Telegram). Mark Salling and Dot Marie Jones were spotted.
  • Chord Overstreet tweeted a vine from the last day of shooting.  Chris Colfer appeared to have what looked like a letterman jacket draped over his leg…. Could it be Finn’s jacket? He’s also wearing an engagement ring.

The Cast: Besides the cast of season regulars:

  • Amber Riley (Mercedes), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Mark Salling (Puck) and Jayma Mays (Emma), Dot Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) will appear.
  • Dianna Agron was not asked to participate. Also, a very pregnant Heather Morris will also not particiapte.
  • Mike O’Malley (Burt) and Romy Rosemont (Finn’s mother, Carole) will also appear. Romy tweeted about shooting a scene with Chris and Mike: “Looking forward to being with @chriscolfer and Mike O’Malley today. Those are some handsome shoulders to lean on…

Song Spoilers (Proceeds will go to charity) (Complete List)

  • Rachel will sing “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan/Adele (via FYeahGleeClub)
  • “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor
  • “Seasons of Love” from Rent FYeahGleeClub
  • Santana will sing “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry – Could this photo be relevant?
  • Mercedes sings “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders – Amber Riley News
  • “Never Surrender” by Bruce Springsteen

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  • Kariann Hart

    It’s like I am looking forward to this Finn episode, yet feeling sad already. It still doesn’t make sense to me why Dianna Agron is not featured. She was so important in Finn’s life. Wonder if there was some kind of problem?

  • Bluebeat

    These details are already making my heart sink…I’m glad they’re not going to reveal how Finn died. Its like they have some sort of respect for the dead..its better that way I reckon. Kind of like Eight Simple Rules, when the dad passed away hmm

  • Caroline Bridges

    How did they do it in Eight Simple Rules?

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Paul died in the supermarket. It assumed he had a massive heart attack in the aisle.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Ryan Murphy hates her and they always fought because Dianna and Cory always defied him.

  • Incipit

    ‘Ryan Murphy hates her and they always fought because Dianna and Cory always defied him.’

    They both defied him, but Murphy only hates/hated Dianna? That does not compute. IMO. Of Course.

    Are you trying to say Murphy is a misogynist? Interesting.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Yes. If you watch Glee closely, you can see the misogyny in the show. Cory was the one behind the crusade for less hours and more pay because the producers had the actors work 16-20 hour work days and they weren’t getting residuals from the Itune sales… The only one who did was Lea.

  • Incipit

    “If you watch Glee closely, you can see the misogyny in the show.”

    Wow. So only Lea was immune? I only ever saw the first season, and I completely lost interest, partly because I didn’t like the way any of the female characters were written, partly because the plot was so uneven. I also didn’t like the Glee treatment the show gave to the songs. And I was ‘in’ a Glee Club for 4 years, so I was hoping to like that show. Didn’t happen.

    I have no idea what happened on the show since they lost my attention…very interesting.

  • Jennifer Bridgett Fumero

    Everyone in the show kisses Lea’s butt. The whole she is “so strong” after Cory’s death was obnoxious because they found her canoodling with a much older man right afterwards. I hate it that every time Cory did something, they would justify Lea. Lea would drink with him. Her PR team make her sound like a superhero when in reality she has the reputation of being a nasty person. Cory soften her up because he was generally a very sweet man.

    Glee is so cruel to women and treats their female like second class citizens who needed to be saved by the men. And unfortunately, they always used Cory’s Finn as the white knight even though forcing a girl to give up her dreams because you have no direction or forcing some other out of the closet or the time you assault a girl who clearly hasn’t recuperated from spinal injury out of a wheelchair is borderline domestic violence against women.

    That’s Glee for you.

  • Axxxel

    So Kurt will go through Finn’s stuff together with Burt and Finn’s mother ? I bet they will find that fierce red dress from the Lady Gaga episode in Season 1…

  • LeahKittyS

    I was actually meeting with my “strategies for college learning” adviser today, analyzing body language in TV show scenes, and she pulled up “Glee” Season 1, Episode 2. When Finn came on to help Rachel carry her bag, it touched me. This may be the first time I cry during a TV show.

  • RedMountainRanch

    To Make You Feel My Love? Yep, I need to avoid the last scene.