I don’t think it could go much farther without continuing to talk about how that hurts. There is so much feeling there and it affected the Glee family in such a profound way, and you can expect it to be dealt with in the 100th episode. It definitely comes back and is dealt with in a significant way.
After news broke that Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose, fans wondered how his death would affect Glee. Knowing that Ryan Murphy would eventually have to address the actor’s departure, the debate quickly turned to how to handle it. Does the show turn the episode into a PSA (something it has done terribly wrong in the past)? Should it just focus on Cory? Or should it skate by it and just honor Cory the human? Ultimately, the show delivered a heartfelt episode filled with the actors’ honest feelings over losing their cast mate and friend. It was a touching tribute that gave closure to fans and the show alike.
I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn. We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has opened up about the memorial episode dedicated to Cory Monteith – and the gut-wrenching grief the cast felt during filming.
He also reveals the show’s leading lady, Lea Michele, who was dating Cory at the time of his death on July 13 from a drug and alcohol overdose, chose the song she sings in the tribute episode.
“She does have a song,” Ryan tells Australia’s TV WEEK. “It was a very personal one for her and Cory.
The Television Academy (that’s the Emmy Awards people) just retweeted Michael Buckley’s video remembering Cory and Finn.
Here’s a link to the video if you haven’t seen it.