Glee fans just can’t catch a break.
As TVLine first reported, Ryan confirmed the news to reporters at an event last night at the Paley Center in Los Angeles honoring FX Networks; he revealed that he had to change his plan after Cory tragically passed away.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” he said. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last show was—he was in it. I knew what the last line was—she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you ort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do so, so we’re figuring that out now.”
And, once again, we’re crying.
His sentiment is reminiscent to that of Rachel—the on-screen counterpart of Cory’s real-life girlfriend Lea Michele. In “The Quarterback,” which honored Finn/Cory, she heartbreakingly explains that she always had a plan, that there was a future she had always imagined.
However, Rachel then gives Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) a framed photo of Finn with one of his quotes, “The show must go on—all over the place… or something”—which Ryan Murphy has obviously kept in mind.
“I have a good idea,” he said. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”