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The final goodbye to Glee’s beloved Finn Hudson will air on Thursday, October 10. The promotion, which was released this past week, features a beautiful Adele ballad sung by Lea Michele, the late Monteith’s girlfriend and rumored fiance.
Upon the release of the promotion, “Gleeks” prepare to mourn the tragic loss of the young star alongside the cast. According to E! News, show creator and runner Ryan Murphy commented, “It was very hard...It was rough. It was very rough. It was very rough with Lea Michele...but I'm very proud of it. I think the performances are quite stunning. People still are not over it. It's still very, very difficult."
Since the unfortunate, tragic death of Cory Monteith, the direction and future of ‘Glee’ has been unknown. The loss of such an integral character is sure to have a significant impact on the future story lines of main characters, particularly that of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). According to Perez Hilton , Ryan Murphy stated “She struggles with it [the loss] all season. It’s not just done, buried and goodbye.” It has been reported that Lea Michele was very much involved in the tribute episode that will honor both Finn Hudson and Monteith himself.
‘Glee’ has a reputation for handling important and social issues with dignity and grace. The hit FOX series will surely encompass the vast emotional wreckage that Monteith’s passing has created for the cast and crew.
The heavy emotion featured in the short clip is surely foreshadowing the deeply saddening episode to come. The episode entitled “The Quarterback” will air on FOX at 9 p.m. ET/PT.