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"Glee" -- Done for 2013??

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, May 29, 2013.

  1. Jul 14, 2013 #21 of 124
    Cainebj

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    wow

    at first i figured automatically they would write it in but you have a good point there - it is too close to their real personal life

    i wouldn't want to be ryan murphy right now
     
  2. Jul 14, 2013 #22 of 124
    jsmeeker

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    So, let's say Leah Michelle quits (Lori makes a fine point that it would be very understandable) and Rachel Berry is written off the show. Can the show continue? I think so. It was already disjointed with her off in New York. Re-focus the whole show to be just about Lima, Ohio and the kids at McKinley High.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2013 #23 of 124
    Cainebj

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    Leah Michele is not going to quit. No way no how. They might write her out for a bit but she's a Broadway baby and all Broadway kids live by the show must go on.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 #24 of 124
    LoadStar

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    The real question: do they write his absence into the show? It would be a bit glaring, but on the other hand, this show has had a history of having major characters just randomly completely absent from episodes without any in story-line explanation. In addition, he was himself absent for the last weeks of last season due to him checking himself into rehab. They could just roll with that, I suppose. Again, it'd be a bit glaring, but possible.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2013 #25 of 124
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Not sure but if it turns out drugs were a factor could they kill off the Finn character the same way as kind of a PSA?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2013 #26 of 124
    Langree

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    They were able to deal with Larry Hagman's death on Dallas, and he died mid season.

    They wrote it in, they dealt with it.

    Leah may need a break, but the show will go on.

    And she may do it to honor him.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2013 #27 of 124
    zalusky

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    Good point about Dallas. I read that the funeral scene was somewhat spontaneous.
    I could see them doing something special that in a way breaks the fourth wall.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2013 #28 of 124
    jsmeeker

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    But those characters come back. Obviously, Finn can not. How did they handle when Corey was in rehab? I can't recall the story line they used. or if they had one to explain it.

    Honestly, I don't see them never mentioning Finn again.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2013 #29 of 124
    jsmeeker

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    There is also the situation that was faced when John Ritter died while "8 Simple Rules" was still on the air.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2013 #30 of 124
    Lori

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    Yes, of course. Actors die all the time.

    In your example, though, Larry Hagman wasn't married to Linda Gray, and she wasn't asked to both mourn her husband in real life, and act the part of mourning her husband on the show.

    Let's say that they kill him off on the show. Someone needs to break the news to Rachel. Is that really something you want to see?

    Lord knows, I don't.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2013 #31 of 124
    jsmeeker

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    a scene like that doesn't have to be in an episode to establish that Finn died. He can just be dead and there can be references to it. But no need for us to see/watch characters find out.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2013 #32 of 124
    TonyD79

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    I'll bet they kill him off but in an accident on a trip or something. Maybe returning to Lima from visiting Rachel in New York. I can't see them making him die from an overdose on screen. Doesn't fit the show. Doesn't fit the character.

    They can still do a PSA at the end. For addiction/depression.

    I just can't see them saying he is in California or something. They will want to acknowledge his death on screen somehow.

    As for Lea. She will act through it. Acting is not faking it. She can use her pain (a standard practice) but she will act through it. It probably will be cathartic.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2013 #33 of 124
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    The closest current example that comes to mind, though it doesn't deal with death, is Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, on Dexter. They met on the series, got married, and divorced. Meanwhile, the series goes on. On the show they play brother and sister but have been dealing with some complex emotional relationship stuff. It's hard to watch it without wondering how uncomfortable it must be for them as actors.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2013 #34 of 124
    LoadStar

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    I'm a bit hazy as well, but I don't believe they mentioned it. They seemed to completely ignore the fact that he wasn't on, much like the other mysteriously absent characters through the run of the show.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2013 #35 of 124
    TonyD79

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    They don't need to have a roll call every week. They have a big cast. They just don't tell a story involving them. They only have to explain it when they have to be there. Like during regionals, etc.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2013 #36 of 124
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    What I'd like to see is them going back to the idea of a spinoff focused on NY. Advance time by a few years to have Rachel graduated from NYADA and be a struggling new actress in the New York Broadway scene. That would give them an out, to just have Finn be someone from Rachel's past.

    The only problem is a spinoff focusing on Rachel would be oddly similar to a recently canceled NBC show. Also, I don't think anyone is interested in doing a spinoff anymore.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2013 #37 of 124
    busyba

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    Maybe they could say he was lynched by a mob of independent artists who got fed up with how they were treated by the producers of his show.
     
  18. Jul 15, 2013 #38 of 124
    cheerdude

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    Per an article on RumorFix (which is what my local paper linked to)...

    Production starts on July 29th. Rumored to already have 3-4 episodes written... Production offices were open today after a summer hiatus.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 #39 of 124
    Kamakzie

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    MASSIVE re-writes underway I bet..
     
  20. Jul 15, 2013 #40 of 124
    TonyD79

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    Depends on how much they used Finn. Of course, they probably have an entire episode around him at some time early on but if he does not have a pivotal role to play in the first eps, writing him out is not that hard
     

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