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Before “Glee” star Cory Monteith passed away tragically this summer, creator Ryan Murphy knew how he wanted the show to go out.
What began as a simple love story between a jock (Monteith) and a type-A wannabe diva (Lea Michele) was to have truly blossomed into a timeless love between their characters.
Writing for “Entertainment Weekly,” he confirmed the original plans to end the series with a Finn-and-Rachel moment.
“At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]’s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser,” Murphy writes.
While the characters have come into their own individually, at the end of the sixth and final season, they would come back into each other’s lives.
“The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club,” he adds. “’What are you doing here?’ he would ask. ‘I’m home,’ she would reply. Fade out. The end.”
Those plans have changed, but Murphy goes on to write an ode to Monteith here. “Glee” returns to FOX in February.