I knew that Finn's farewell episode of Glee would be an emotional experience, but I don't think I was prepared for just how tough even the promo would be to watch. But here it is — a mere 30-second teaser for the Glee's "The Quarterback," and I'm feeling all sorts of sad. That shot of Lea Michele crying as she's embraced by Mr. Schue in front of a memorial for Finn is heart-wrenching, especially when paired with Lea Michele singing through her tears in the background. This is going to hurt.
Not much has been revealed about the episode, except that it'll be a "celebration of Finn's life," and thus, Cory Monteith's as well. Previously, Finn's death was supposed to be attributed to drug abuse, like Cory's was, but it's not clear if producers and writers ultimately chose to run with that plot. The episode, however, will focus on the reactions of those who knew Finn at William McKinley High School.
If you didn't catch it when it was released a few days ago, here's the full synopsis for the episode:
"In the wake of Finn’s sudden death, former members of New Directions return to McKinley to remember their fallen friend. While a stoic Mr. Schue encourages all the gleeks to “memorialize him the way we do everything – by singing about it,” some of the kids find the exercise more cathartic than others. At the Hudson-Hummel home, Kurt, Burt and Carole sort through Finn’s belongings and what begins as a somber occasion blossoms into a poignant and much needed family moment. Meanwhile, Emma grows concerned when she believes Will is so busy taking care of others that he’s not allowing himself time to grieve; Santana struggles with using her “bitch” mask to hide her fond feelings for Finn, and has a run in with Bree, McKinley’s "New Santana"; and following a heart-to-heart with Coach Beiste, Puck honors Finn’s memory by making a life-changing decision about his future."
You can check out the promo below. "The Quarterback" will air on Oct. 10, on Fox.
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