'Glee's' Ryan Murphy Reveals Vision for Finn-Rachel Ending in Eulogy for Cory Monteith

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By Jesselle Maminta | December 24, 2013 11:55 AM EST

Ryan Murphy previously said that he already has envisioned how "Glee" would end had Cory Monteith lived on, and now he reveals what exactly would have happened. 

Entertainment Weekly publishes an excerpt of the show creator's eulogy to the late "Glee" star which he delivered during the memorial service for the latter. In the piece, Murphy reveals that he envisions the ending of the series which will revolve around Monteith's character Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry, played by real-life girlfriend Rachel Berry. 

'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. 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. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end,' writes Murphy.

He also says that prior to this piece, he has not revealed this detail but he has 'I've always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star.'

In October, Murphy has disclosed the details of the series finale which, as mentioned, will revolve around the Finnchel story. 

'The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story,' explained Murphy to E! Online. 'I knew what the last shot 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 sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now.'

Meanwhile, Murphy laments on the 'loss of potential' brought about by the death of a young person such as that of Monteith, but he is also 'frozen in a moment,' because '(f)or generations of children, future impressionable young people who will watch his indelible character of Finn Hudson, he will always be that quarterback-a person who champions the underdog, fights the bullies, loves for the exact right reasons.'

'Cory will continue to change lives for the better. It is a rare gift to touch the lives of one person, let alone millions,' says Murphy last.  

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