Ryan Murphy Reveals What Would Have Happened on 'Glee' if Cory Monteith Was Still Alive

The tribute episode has aired and is now in the past, but we are still mourning the death of Cory Monteith on Glee, and in real life. And now, show creator Ryan Murphy confirms how Glee was supposed to end. And yes, you guessed it, a happy ending for Rachel and Finn was in the cards: “Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play,” Murphy confirmed at Monteith's memorial service in July.

And Finn? “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.”

This scene, of course, is exactly what Lea Michele's character describes in her monologue during Finn's tribute episode. But now, the series will have to abandon it's planned trajectory for an alternative route. Finn's no longer part of the storyboard, and as perfect as Murphy's ending would have been, the season 6 finale will have to come up with a less-perfect plan B.