“Who cares how he died, that one moment in his life. It’s how he lived.”
Tonight we didn’t just say good-bye to Finn Hudson. We said good-bye to Cory Monteith. I know he inspired a lot of people and he meant a lot too many people. To the Glee community he was the super hero who broke the status quo. And that gave people that power to do something that they have always wanted to do, but were scared. This episode was done beautifully and it was a good farewell. Honestly it was not even 5 minutes into the show started and the tearsstart coming out.Just knowing that when they are crying their not acting it’s real it makes it even more sad.
Tonight's episode feature a tribute to actor Cory Monteith, titled "The Quarterback."
Creator Ryan Murphy told reporters last week: "[The episode] was very difficult to shoot. Those actors and the crew really loved Cory. They loved Cory...He was the most kind, the most generous, never a bad word for anybody. so I think what you will see in the episode is what really happened. Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance. The actors and crew had a really hard time shooting it. I've never seen a crew where you can't continue shooting it because they left the room sobbing. It was very hard. I struggled working on it because what you're seeing is not just what people felt about Finn but Cory."
Prior to tonight's airing of the show, the list of songs that was performed by the Glee cast in memory of Cory Monteith
- Seasons Of Love (Rent) - I'll Stand By You (The Pretenders) - Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - If I Die Young (The Band Perry) - No Surrender (Bruce Springsteen) - Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan, covered by Adele)
After episode 3, the writers of Glee will reportedly take a hiatus to re-focus after the loss of Cory Monteith. The show will return November 7.