"Seasons of Love." "I'll Stand By You." "If I Die Young." Just looking at some of the titles of the covers set to be featured in Glee's Cory Monteith/Finn Hudson memorial episode is like an anchor in the gut. The episode is set to air this Thursday, and oof, it's gonna be hard. "What you will see in the episode is what really happened," Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] and I wrote that episode and Brad directed it, and those performances that you'll see, almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it. I've never seen a crew that you can't continue shooting because they've left the room sobbing. It was very hard. I struggled even working on it because what you're seeing is what they felt not just about Finn but Cory. It's amazing performances across the board and everybody went into it with a lot of love," he continued. "What I loved about it is when you write something like that, there's no right way to do it."
Once again: Oof.
The songs included in the episode will be "Make You Feel My Love," performed by Lea Michele and which you can hear here, "Fire & Rain," "Seasons of Love," "I'll Stand By You," "If I Die Young" (OOF!), and "No Surrender."