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.
“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.”
“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?
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