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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Glee Quotes

We met right here. I took this man's hand and we ran down that hallway. Those of you who know me know I'm not in the habit of taking the hands of people I've never met before, but I think that my soul knew something that my body and my mind didn't know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever. Which is why it's never really felt like I've been getting to know you. It's always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime that you and I have ever lived we've chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over, for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I've ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?

Blaine

Quinn always was a genius slapper.

Santana