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Rachel Berry hasn't had an on-screen love interest since the passing of Finn Hudson and it totally makes sense.
And it was very apparent.
Ryan Murphy confessed that they talk about it all the time, whether or not they should bring in someone to replace Finn Hudson and thankfully they didn't. It's just too soon.
Remember all the confusing feelings we got when we all thought Rachel was moving on with…SAM?!
He revealed they turned to Lea Michele a lot about the touching subject. Ryan said:
We talk about this in the writer's room all the time, and I think that that's, you know, it's a really hard, very painful, very difficult thing for the show. I've said it before with even in Cory's eulogy that that was always the ending of the show for me – these two star-crossed lovers getting together and having a happy ending and them both getting their dreams, so the fact that that can't be is a big pain in all of our hearts. So you know, we have to sort of pause and think, well, what are we going to do with Rachel? So this year what we decided to do was to remove the equation of anybody coming in and taking Finn's place because I don't really think that's possible. And I think that worked out quite well and I really like dwelling on Rachel the careerist again, who's going to be a star no matter what it takes and with her friendships, but as for the future, there's a lot of discussion. And it's something that I think we'll consult with Lea about and to be quite honest, we just haven't been able to crack it, because I feel like it's such a sensitive topic and I think the fans have such an idea about it. I think half of them feel like yes, Rachel should go on, and I think half of them probably feel like no she shouldn't, and I probably think, you know, we'll follow Lea's lead as we have so many times this year. And she's always been so great and so sensitive and been so wise about how to handle that stuff, so we have to make that decision in the next couple weeks if not months. Is Rachel going to have another romance or are we going to end it with her… Does Rachel's second half romantically happen when Glee is over, but that's something we're debating. It's hard.
We can't imagine how difficult that would be.
Sounds like Rachel's love life is once again up in the air, but whatever the outcome, we think the Gleeks of the world will be okay with it!
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