Last nights ‘Glee’ was a heart wrenching goodbye to one of it’s most loved castmates ,Cory Monteith, who played Finn the loveable, sometimes confused character. The quarterback who did not want to join the club that would make him seem geeky and subject to ridicule by the rest of the school. He soon found his love for singing and the friends he made, worth the trials he would go through.
The show’s writers had a big decision to make. Go with the facts of Monteith’s death, the 31-year-old star was found dead in a Canadian hotel room in July of an accidental alcohol and drug overdose. The other choice which they went with a=was to not dramatize this but to face his death through the eyes and voices of his friends, the Glee Club.
The episode which picked up several weeks after , focused more on the impact of his death on his friends. Tears and tempers, sadness and anger all combined to make this . the truth of what death means to those left behind than on death itself.
Finn’s cause of death was never mentioned ,but "Everyone wants to talk about how he died, but who cares?" "I care about how he lived." said one of his glee club friends and that is how the show faced the loss.
"Glee" characters showed their grief by gathering in song."Fire and Rain," ''525,600 Minutes" and "If I Die Young." and “Make You Feel My Love” sung by Lea Michelle who plays Rachel was Finn’s love interest on the show. Michele and Monteith were also romantic partners off-screen so Rachel’s loss was doubly heart-felt.
"I loved Finn," Rachel said, to her Glee Club friends. Fans of the show seconded that sentiment.
A public service announcement was delivered by cast members over the closing credits in letting the audience remember how Monteith had battled substance abuse and lost his battle.
"Glee" will not be seen several weeks as Fox airs T iit’s Baseball coverage