Ryan Murphy Has The Ending Of Glee All Figured Out With A Time Jump! Wait — What?

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Before Cory Monteith‘s sudden passing last July, Ryan Murphy had a strong grasp on how he envisioned the ending of Glee.

Now, just a few months before the final season of Glee airs and after going back to the drawing board, Ryan is certain he knows how he wants the series to end.

If it’s anything like the last couple of episodes, we highly recommend you go to Costco and buy at LEAST five bulk boxes of tissues.

The series finally took the jump and moved the whole premise of the show to the city that never sleeps after Glee club was disbanded by one Sue Sylvester.

We were all pretty sure Glee was going to ride out the rest of the show’s life in New York, not going back to Lima at all, but after seeing Ryan’s answer about a “time jump,” we’re just uncertain now!

He revealed the reasons why they decided to move to New York after Cory’s death:

The big idea, the big plan, of what the series was going to be and how it was going to end was radically changed when Cory passed away. His character Finn was going to take over the Glee club and Rachel was going to be off in her New York adventures, but Cory passed away and part of the story, as we had imagined it, it didn’t make sense anymore really, and it felt sad to be quite honest, and I think we collectively, Brad [Falchuk], Ian [Brennan] and myself, made a decision that the freshest thing to do would be a complete clean start. So we really accelerated all of those New York stories and I think that was the right choice, and I think it sort of gave the show a burst of new energy. It feels like a new show to me, and it’s much more young adult than it’s ever been, this week’s episode being the perfect indication of that, but that’s the plan, that’s why we did it.

The series creator also revealed he was looking into doing a “time jump” in the sixth and final season, but instead of elaborating on that approach, he said he’s reaching out to all of the regulars, original Gleeks and anyone who has been on the show that wants to come back.

Ryan said:

We are going to do a time jump, and that’s really all I’ll say. My feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is that we will be reaching out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and the teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back. Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them. I know people are always saying well why isn’t Heather [Morris] on the show now, and things like that and the answer to some of these questions from the fans is well Heather is a new mother, she has a young baby, she came and she did four episodes and she really loved it, and I think she would be willing to come back and do a couple but right now, Heather wants to focus on being a mom. But the fun thing about the ending of the show is that there’s room for everybody to come back and be a part of it, and I hope they all want to. I think they do. When we just had our big 100th episode celebration I spoke to many of them, and everybody in that cast seems to look back on the show with such fondness and nostalgia and everybody I think wants to come back and end that story correctly, so that’s our answer. Anybody who was a part of it who wants to be in that ending, we would love to have you. So I don’t ever look at it as if we’re inviting these five people back. Some of their characters’ stories will be obviously much heavier, that’s the way it’s always been. Lea [Michele] has always been predominantly heavy, Darren [Criss] has been heavy, Chord [Overstreet] has been heavy, but anybody who wants to be in it can be in it as far as I’m concerned.

The last season might as well just be a nostalgic one if anyone can come back!

We definitely have our fingers crossed for the rest of the original Gleeks to reunite in future episodes to come!

Apr 16, 2014 8:02am PST

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