Posted on Fri Oct 11, 2013 08:45 AM PDT
If you watched Glee's tribute to Cory Monteith last night and didn't cry -- you have no soul. On Thursday night, the hit FOX show finally debuted its highly anticipated farewell episode to quarterback-turned-pop song Finn Hudson, played by the late Cory Monteith, and it was a five-tissue tearfest.
On July 13, Monteith was found dead in his Canadian hotel room from an overdose of ""intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
The episode, aptly titled "The Quarterback," was written by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and picks up three weeks after Finn's death, which is never explained. The moving tribute begins with an electric performance of "Seasons of Love" from Rent by the cast, including graduates Puck (Mark Salling) and Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.).
In the somber episode, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) tries to figure out the best way for McKinley High School to honor Finn. the stars did version of past favorites and song that Finn himself had sang. There were countless tributes to their fallen friend and castmate, including Mercedes (Amber Riley) singing "Stand By You," Santana (Naya Rivera) singing "If I Die Young," Artie (Kevin McHale) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) singing "Fire and Rain" and Puck performing "No Surrender."
Unsurprisingly, the night's showstopper was Lea Michele, who appeared in the last 15 minutes of the show, and sang a chilling cover of "Make You Feel My Love." Gaah stop. We can't … we just can't.
Just writing about this emotional episode makes us teary-eyed. Both FInn Hudson and Cory Monteith left too soon ...
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