Glee fans just can’t catch a break.
After last week’s heartbreaking episode that memorialized the late Cory Monteith, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that the next season will be the last.
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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.”
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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.
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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.”