It will be the end of an era, Gleeks…
But writing an ending won't be easy anymore, now that Cory Monteith — who played the male lead of Finn — is no longer with us.
In last week's episode, Lea Michele's character hinted at the series endgame, giving Finchel fans some closure. Rachel Berry said she knew how it was all gonna end — *SPOILER* that she would land a big Broadway gig, perhaps a Woody Allen movie too, but she'd always come back to the Glee room where Finn would be teaching. She'd open the doors and tell him, "I'm home."
And now, with even more hinting from Murphy, we can safely assume this was in fact going to be the final scene of the series as he told reporters:
"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him."
But as you all know, we lost Cory when he fatally overdosed on alcohol and heroin back in July. In place of a Finchel endgame, Ryan continued, revealing how Cory will still be a part of the series finale, saying:
"So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now. I have a good idea. I'm going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love."
We have absolute faith it will.
They already did such a beautiful job with crafting his tribute episode that nothing prevents us from believing the series finale will be anything less than perfection.
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