News

How ‘Glee’ would have ended if Cory Monteith hadn’t died

How ‘Glee’ would have ended if Cory Monteith hadn’t died

NEW ENDINGS: This photo released by Fox shows the McKinley family of the past and present joining together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson in "The Quarterback" episode of "Glee." The high school musical drama said goodbye to Finn, its beloved singer-quarterback, while paying tribute to Cory Monteith, the late actor who had portrayed him, in a much-anticipated episode that aired Thursday, Oct. 10. Photo: Associated Press/Fox, Adam Rose

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So here’s how “Glee” would’ve ended if Cory Monteith hadn’t died.

Entertainment Weekly says series creator Ryan Murphy planned to make Rachel a Broadway star and Finn was going to become a teacher in Ohio.

The producer has always maintained he knew how the story would end, but he reveals his plans were thrown into disarray following Monteith’s untimely death from a drug overdose in July.

Murphy shared his ideas in a eulogy he delivered at a private memorial service for the Canadian, who played Finn Hudson, over the summer, and now his speech has been published in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

In the tribute, he said, “For me, Cory was both the beginning and the ending of ‘Glee’… literally.

He says the final scene was going to be Rachel flying to Ohio and walking in Finn’s glee club.

Finn would ask “What are you doing here?” And Rachel would say “I’m home.”

The loss of Monteith forced Murphy to rework the storyline and he decided to kill off the actor’s character so he could give both the tragic star and his TV persona a final farewell in an emotional memorial episode, which aired in October.

Murphy says he now has another good idea of how the series will end but didn’t give any spoilers.

“Glee” will air its final season next year.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

WWU Soccer: women falls in OT, men get a tie

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

The WWU women's soccer team falls in OT to UBC in exhibition while the men tie Whitworth, 1-1, aslo in an exhibition game.

in Sports

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

Julio Jones #11 plays during an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

in Sports

Little League World Series championship match-up is set

llws via ap twitter

Lewisberry, Pennsylvania will take on Tokyo, Japan in the Little League World Series championship game.

in Local Sports

Hauschka kicks 60-yard field goal to gives Seahawks win

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass as Marshawn Lynch (24) blocks against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Steven Hauschka kicked a 60-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to give the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night.

in Local Sports

Seager hits 2-run HR, Mariners hold on to beat White Sox 7-6

Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run during a three-run first inning and the Seattle Mariners withstood Chicago's late rally to beat the White Sox 7-6 Saturday night.