Well Gleeks, we have officially survived one of televisions most heartbreaking and hardest episodes to watch. While some of us may still be shedding tears thanks to the beautiful tribute the cast and crew put together for the incredible Cory Monteith, myself included, we still can’t help but think of what’s next for the Glee cast.
Thankfully, series creator and writer Ryan Murphy told E!Online all about his plan for the future and how they will keep honoring Finn as the season goes on.
"We wrote it because we loved Cory. So the episode is about how all the people loved Cory and find it really hard to go on with the show so to speak, but that's the whole point of this show,” he says.
He also talks about how difficult it was putting it all together, "I edited it and I could only sit through it twice—it was hard.”
While it was previously known that Cory was supposed to be heavily featured this season, at his request, it now leaves the question of what will happen next in the series.
"I don't know. I mean, we're picked up through season six and we had to sort of get back on the horse,” says Murphy about rewriting the episodes. “After episode three, we wrote four more, so we're up to show seven now."
Although we might have said our goodbyes to both Finn and Cory, Murphy wants to let the fans know that this is not the last time we’ll hear of him.
"I just made a decision that we keep mentioning Finn,” he said. "We don't just say this is done and we're never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year."
He also says that future episodes will still honor his memory and touch upon topics that Montieth loved the most.
"We're trying to be sensitive and also have some fun and go back to some optimistic stories. I think he would have wanted that, he always loved that about the show."
Glee will return on November 7th after a brief hiatus for their fourth episode called “A Katy or A Gaga”.
As always, our thoughts are with the cast and crew at this time. Also, we encourage fans of Monteith and the show to buy this episode’s songs and EP as all proceeds will go out and benefit one of Monteith’s favorite charities, Project Limelight.