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‘Glee’ Season 5 Spoilers: 100th Episode To Deal with Death of Cory Monteith, Finn Hudson in a ‘Significant Way’

By Minyvonne Burke m.burke@hngn.com | Jan 27, 2014 03:44 PM EST

Cory Monteith's Mother Opens Up About Son's Death For The First Time
Cory Monteith's Mother Opens Up About Son's Death For The First Time (Photo : Facebook)

"Glee" will be celebrating their 100th episode soon. It was already reported that many of the original cast members will be returning for the special episode including Dianna Agron, Amber Riley and Heather Morris.

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The lovable Finn Hudson won't be making an appearance due to actor Cory Monteith's tragic death in July 2013. Monteith played Finn on the FOX show. In October "Glee" remembered Monteith and Finn in a tribute episode titled "The Quarterback."

During the episode Rachel (played by Lea Michele) and other students from William McKinley High learned the news that Finn had died. The show didn't reveal how the character had died but instead decided to focus on how each of the character's dealt with the loss.

Since the tribute episode, any mention of Monteith/Finn's death has been kept to a minimum.
"Glee" director Paris Barclay told US Weekly that fans will see both Monteith and Finn's death addressed "in a significant way" on the 100th episode.

"I don't think it could go much farther without continuing to talk about how that hurts," Barclay told the magazine. "There is so much feeling there and it affected the 'Glee' family in such a profound way, and you can expect it to be dealt with in the 100th episode. It definitely comes back and is dealt with in a significant way."

The actor's untimely passing was extremely hard for everyone involved with "Glee" to deal with. Writers of the show had to suddenly rework the storyline and creator Ryan Murphy revealed that he had to rethink the ending he had always wanted.

In July, at Monteith's eulogy, Murphy said that "Glee" was supposed to end with Rachel and Finn.

"The ending of 'Glee' is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it. I've always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star," he began. "At the end of Season 6, Lea's Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star the role she was born to play. 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."

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