Lea Michele Doesn't Need to See 'Glee' Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

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lea michele with ryan murphy and glee colleaguesGleeks better be getting those tissues ready, because there's just one day until Glee airs its highly anticipated Cory Monteith tribute episode. As you can imagine, emotions are running high as cast and crew prepare to see the labor of love shared with audiences. Knowing this, Ryan Murphy made a point to bring everyone together, a source tells HollywoodLife.com.

“He wanted to be around Lea, with other people that love her to make sure she is handling everything OK, because emotions are going to reopen this week. Plus they haven’t seen each other since the filming of the episode ended as they are on a hiatus,” the insider explained. And although Lea obviously has her colleagues' support -- which is amazing! -- she will most likely not watch the tribute episode, a source close to the actress revealed.

"Lea most likely is going to skip watching the tribute episode as she will be way too emotional. She feels that she lived it and doesn’t need to continue to open the wounds of her heart by watching it. She is very proud of it but it is extremely sad thinking about it," the insider explained.

Ugh. So sad, but completely understandable. She must feel like she put it all out there when they filmed (as Ryan Murphy told The Wrap recently, "Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance, because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it."), and it would be too painful to experience it again by watching it back. We can only hope she's made some progress moving on, handling her emotions, grieving healthfully. For her to have to sit through what's sure to be a gut-wrenching hour of footage is just unnecessary.

That said, we can be grateful to hear she's able to lean on Ryan and her Glee family now, because even if she steers clear of the TV tomorrow night, the buzz around this episode -- and all the emotions it is drudging up even before airing -- must be nearly impossible to avoid.

How do you feel about Lea likely opting out of watching the tribute episode?

Image via Lea Michele/Instagram

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SaphireH SaphireH

Don't blame her, i couldn't watch it if i was in her position. She lost the man she loved with all her heart and its so unfair... as a glee fan i can say like im sure many other fans im not ready for tomorrow

Aaron Davis

I don't blame her, but at the same time, I watch the love of my life live her life and die whenever I watch ‘The Girl in the Fireplace.’ And I make a habit of watching it at least once a year. I'm just saying.

Sylvia Stein

It is completely understandable - since she is living this heartbreak everyday but not being able to have the love of her life by her side!  Wishing her and all the cast the very best! 

Syl Stein 

Pilar Addams

It's understandable. I don't even want to watch the episode because of Cory and how much of an impact he made on my life and how much I'll miss him. I ca't imagine how Lea feels

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