Ryan Murphy Spills: How I Wanted to End Glee...

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The death of Cory Monteith in July has cast a pall over Glee Season 5.

The series paid tribute to the actor and his character of Finn Hudson, aired a few subsequent installments and is now on hiatus until February.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, meanwhile, creator Ryan Murphy reveals the plan he had for how to bring his series to an end after six seasons, telling the magazine the exact scene he had in mind prior to Monteith's overdose.

Finchel Prom Pic

“Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play,” Murphy tells EW, adding: “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.”

And then?

“Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club," Murphy said of the concluding moments. "‘What are you doing here?’ he would ask. ‘I’m home,’ she would reply. Fade out. The End.”

Now, of course, that vision has been sadly scrapped, but Murphy did say this year at PaleyFest that he has a "good idea" of how to Monteith in some other way instead.

What do you think of this original ending? Would it have hit the right note?

Watch Glee online to catch up before new installments return and sound off now.

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I'm sorry, I don't fine that any kind of a perfect ending. Finn was the proverbial Lima loser, when Sam went to NY to be a model. Santana goes to NY to do commercials. Britany is at MIT, for goodness sake. Finn will forever be a Lima loser. I don't understand why he couldn't
Go to NY to be a teacher in NY. Why does Rachel and Finn have to give up their dreams? Not sold on that idea at all. I think the loss of Cory/Finn has really placed a huge debacle on Glee and where they are going to head with it. No other characters, but Finn and Rachel have had the development from the start to show the small subtle changes in their emotional and psychological characters. Rachel's story will be the huge dynamic for Glee which will need to be honed and pampered. But, this as Finn's story doesn't touch me at all. I was irritated with Finn's lack of motivation season 4. So much potential with a different kind of story., but, we got drama. Glee is a different Glee now. Some like it and some don't. I don't like where it's headed.


He is genius!


That's exactly what Rachel says in the tribute episode : "I had it all planned out. I was gonna make it big on Broadway and maybe make a Woody Allen movie. And then when we were ready, I would just, come back and he'd be teaching here and I'd walk through those doors and I would just say 'I'm home' and then we would live happily ever after. ".

Spindae 2o

I'm not a huge glee fan, didn't watch season 4. But this is breaking my heart, really sad.


awww that would've been the perfect ending <3


Glee Quotes

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.


I'm engorged with venom, and triumph.