Over the Christmas holiday, a story came out from Ryan Murphy in what was a very interesting move on his part: How he would have chosen to end “Glee” if Cory Monteith was still alive and a part of the cast. He had always said that Finn Hudson was an integral part of the cast, and we’ve now realized that he was even more than that in some ways; he was a part of the show’s finale endgame.
Murphy chose to reveal the ending as a part of a tribute to Monteith in Entertainment Weekly, where he also explained how being around Cory eventually helped to prepare him to be a father in real life. As for the ending, he says that much of it would have involved Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry moving back to Ohio after trying out stardom for a while:
“Rachel [Lea Michele] 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 … 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.”
One of the difficulties that comes out Murphy choosing to release this ending now is that he has to find a way to create something that is equally satisfying to viewers, and that could be a tricky task given that fans of “Glee” can at times be a difficult bunch to please. They are some of the most passionate folks out there, but they have also become increasingly vocal over the years about what they expect from the show. The only thing that Murphy has said so far about the ultimate ending in the series finale is that it will still find a way to honor Cory and his memory on the show.