Ryan Murphy reveals how 'Glee' was going to end before Cory Monteith's death

glee-finchel-hug-320.jpgThe course of "Glee" changed dramatically after star Cory Monteith's death in July, and in a poignant essay for Entertainment Weekly's year-end issue, series creator Ryan Murphy has revealed how he originally intended to end the series.

"Rachel [ Lea Michele] was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play," Murphy writes. "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 says Rachel would've had the final line in the series. "Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's glee club," he explained. "'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The End."

The "Glee" creator had said previously that he had planned for the entire sixth season to revolve around Finchel's romance. "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," Murphy said. "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."

Murphy played out a version of his original ending in "The Quarterback," the episode that paid tribute to Monteith. Rachel paints a similar scene for Will ( Matthew Morrison) as she describes what she thought their futures held.
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