Cory Monteith 'Glee' Tribute Episode Spoilers Reveal How Rachel Berry Will Grieve Finn Hudson

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Lea Michele Finn necklaceWith just over three weeks left until the season 5 premiere of Glee, I think it's safe to say that most fans are looking forward to more than a few Beatles songs. The Cory Monteith memorial episode, the third one of the fifth season, has been in the works since his tragic July death. Last week, we heard from actress Jane Lynch that the script is the "most beautiful thing," on Twitter. Today, new details are out revealing what fans can expect in Cory's memorial episode.

An insider told E! Online that fans of the episode will "cry from beginning to end," and it's "so, so good." Personally, I wouldn't expect anything less. Everyone could use a good cry considering what's happened, and the tribute wouldn't be done right if it didn't bring both Cory's costars and Glee fans to tears.

But just wait, we have more details.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

1. The episode will take place in Lima: Which I think is totally fitting. Lima is where fans fell in love with Glee, and that's where the whole gang has always come back together when tragedy strikes.

2. Naya Rivera has a big role in the episode: We don't know exactly what she'll be doing, but apparently Naya's character Santana has a "great, memorable part in the episode." As upsetting as thinking up different scenarios can be, I wonder if maybe Santana is the person who finds Finn dead.

3. Lea Michele's role is limited, but has a major impact: Sources say that Lea doesn't appear in the episode until the very final act. She will sing a song, and that song will be incredibly powerful. Ugh. I have chills just thinking about it all.

4. Rachel is coping in an adorable way: By sporting a Finn necklace that's very similar to the real-life Cory necklace Lea Michele is sporting in real life. I love this. I love the concept of her bringing in the way she's coping with the loss of her boyfriend in reality to her character.

Are you looking forward to the Cory Monteith memorial episode?


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bills... billsfan1104

Wonder why it says two comments and it s not on here

sylph... sylph_ironlight

@billsfan: Almost all of the articles I've read in the last couple days that have said 1 or 2 comments have been like this. Really strange.

phant... phantomphan

Thank goodness. I thought it was just me seeing the thing with the comments.

nonmember avatar Tiny tina

I hope Santana and Finn weren't hooking up. I also hope they address the fact that many of us were hoping Rachel and Finn got married some day!

SaphireH SaphireH

I can't wait but i dread it too

Jeannie Reed

I'm just dreading this episode. I am so looking forward to this episode. My two conflicting sides. I think this will finally make it real. I have been watching the show over from season 1. That makes it so hard to believe, but I can't help myself. Sometimes I actually forget Cory is gone, until I get on-line. Then, it hits home again. I have never taken a death, of an actor, so hard before. 

In re-watching the show, I've noticed that there are so many references to his death, or drug use, or him leaving this world.  They didn't mean anything at the time they were filmed, but now they are so poignant.

I Love this show and will continue to watch, but it just won't be the same. I commend the cast for being able to carry on after Cory passing.  I wish them all the best, and want to thank them for such a wonderful show. <3

Jessica Lehry Bishop

Ohhhh Jeannie Reed I agree with you 100%!! I've been re-watching too and it's crazy how Cory's death has put a whole new spin on certain scenes. It's incredibly ominous now, in retrospect. I am both anticipating and dreading the tribute episode as well - I basically know I will be ugly crying for a solid hour. Cory's death hit me hard, and I'm still so sad for Lea. Now to mourn Finn and be sad for Rachel... it's quite an emotional rollercoaster. But I definitely think it's a testament to the show and the actors who have made their way into our hearts. I'll be a gleek forever, but not seeing Cory's adorable smirk on the show and never getting to see Finn & Rachel's happy ending is infinitely sad.

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