The promo for season five Features a lot of upbeat music and moments to set the tone for a season that will certainly play out way differently than originally intended since star Cory Monteith died last month. There’s dancing, flirty glances, Sue Sylvester in a wig—pretty much all rehashed moments from last season. Noticeably absent? Finn.
The first two episodes will be Beatles-themed (as was always the plan) and the third episode will deal with Finn’s passing (creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed it won’t be from a drug overdose). But the trailer does hint that some fun will be had this season in addition to dealing with the show’s tremendous loss.
“Are you ready to go…once again?” the teaser asks in conclusion.
Earlier this week, Ryan opened up about having to work on the show in Corys absence and how he hopes the October 10 episode can pay homage to the late star without being “really exploitative.” “We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around,” he said. “We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.”
What do you think of this first promo?