Glee is back for its fifth season, with a subtle, sad reminder of late cast member Cory Monteith in the opening episode.
According to an artocle in The Straits Times Communities, Lea Michele's character, Rachel, glances at a photo on her cellphone: It's a group shot of her old high school glee club pals, including Monteith's Finn.
Rachel is heard singing the melancholy Beatles tune Yesterday.
The 31-year-old Monteith, a native of Canada, died in July of a drug and alcohol overdose. His off-screen relationship with Michele mirrored their characters' on-screen romance.
The new season of Glee began on Wednesday with the first episode of a two-part salute to the Beatles. A tribute to Monteith is planned for episode three, airing on Oct 10.