New synopsis for 5x01: New Directions examine the early classics of The Beatles. After a disappointing callback, Rachel tries to gain much needed life experience by taking a job as a waitress. Artie is dismayed when his sort-of girlfriend Kitty demands they keep their romance on the “downlow.” Blaine plans a spectacular event that will unite friends and foes when he decides to ask Kurt to marry him.
As a matter of fact, we just chatted with Dot Marie Jones about the episode (her first appearance in the new season), that will pay tribute to Cory and his character Finn. And just like all the other Glee actors we’ve talked to, Jones said it was a struggle to get through it. “First of all, it took me two days to read [the script] because I couldn’t stop crying, from personal stuff and from the stuff that was written,” she tells us. “It’s one of the most beautifully written scripts I’ve ever read. Ryan Murphy and Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] have written something that is just unbelievable.” When asked how she thinks the fans will react to the episode, Jones promises that everyone will love the tribute. “There’s no way they can’t,” she says.
THE NEW DIRECTIONS REMEMBER FINN ON AN ALL-NEW “GLEE” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, ON FOX
The McKinley High family, present and past, join together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson in the all-new “The Quarterback” episode of GLEE airing on Thursday, Oct. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-503) (TV-14 D, L)
Cast: Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester; Lea Michele as Rachel Berry; Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel; Kevin McHale as Artie; Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson; Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans; Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman; Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose; Becca Tobin as Kitty Wilde; Alex Newell as Wade “Unique” Adams; Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn.
Guest Cast: Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury; Mark Salling as Noah “Puck” Puckerman; Harry Shum Jr. as Mike Chang; Dot Marie Jones as Coach Beiste; Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson-Hummel; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Erinn Westbrook as Bree; Pamela Chan as Dottie Kazatori.
More for episode 3.. We're all going to cry, aren't we?..
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.