Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend – GLEE says farewell to Cory

the quarterback glee It is always hard when a familiar actor dies, it is even harder when the actor is part of a current series.  Last Thursday,  GLEE aired a very special episode which allowed both characters and audience to make peace with the death of Finn.  (Monteith died this past summer) As expected, kleenex were needed as each member of the Glee club past and present gave their special tributes to Finn Hudson. Creator Ryan Murphy was reported to say that this episode was very emotional for cast and crew. Most performances were done in only one take. The emotion and the love was definitely there .

Each cast member put everything into their songs. Something that I was glad for that story lines of the past weeks were set aside for this tribute. Everyone will just have to wait for Curt and Blaine’s wedding and Rachel opening on Broadway.  Dramatic moments were all over the place as each character came to terms with Finn’s death. Instead of dwelling on the obvious ones like Rachel , Curt , and Mr Shuster.  The episode showed how Finn touched everyone’s life.  Obviously the most unexpected was when Sue Sylvester broke out of her persona and expressed how she felt bad that she couldn’t tell Finn how she thought he would make one hell of a teacher.There was the usual Emma comical moments as she helped the students in her own OCD way. But overall the episode proved to a sentimental tribute to someone who us brought joy and song .It also reminded us that tragedy can happen at any age. Luckily, the details of Finn’s death were not clear. The flashback premise worked instead of a cliche of the characters sitting through a funeral.  The music proved to be the star of the episode as always.

The producers could have taken a preachy premise considering the circumstances of Cory’s death . Instead they just let the story be told with music and emotion. The show ended with the actors telling where people could get help with their addiction .  Overall , it was an excellent episode.


Glee will be on hiatus and will return after the World Series.


cast of Glee Cory Monteith New Directions begins the tribute to their friend…old and new

curt with finns jacketCurt mourns his brother by wanting to hold on to his letterman’s jacket


mr shu and rachel Rachel and Mr Shuster both took the death very hard because they could see a bright future for Finn. Rachel could even see them together again after she became a star


rachel sings her love Lea Michele put her whole heart and soul into her solo. This was especially hard because the couple was planning to marry in real life.  For most of the episode, she was not on camera and only brought out a few times.


artie and sam Artie and Sam touched with their rendition of the James Taylor classic “Fire and Rain”


finn hudson  And now the students of McKinley have said an official goodbye to Finn Hudson.. quarterback, friend, lover, son , brother, and leader  RIP Cory Monteith


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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