'Glee' Creator Reveals Original Ending He Wrote for Cory Monteith's Finn
Ryan Murphy had the perfect “Glee” ending planned for Cory Monteith and his character, Finn.
The showrunner penned a heartbreaking “late great” essay for Entertainment Weekly, revealing just what was in store for the jock-turned-singer.
“The ending of 'Glee' is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it. I've always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star.”
He continued, “At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]'s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser.”
Now, this will break your heart. Murphy explained, “The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's glee club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end.”
He ends the article, noting that Cory is “frozen in a moment.”
“For generations of children, future impressionable young people who will watch his indelible character of Finn Hudson, he will always be that quarterback—a person who champions the underdog, fights the bullies, loves for the exact right reasons. Cory will continue to change lives for the better. It is a rare gift to touch the lives of one person, let alone millions.”