Glee's Cory Monteith "Quarterback" Episode: Cast, Stars React on Twitter to Emotional Tribute
It's never easy to say goodbye. Fans and fellow stars tuned in to Glee on Thursday, Oct. 10, to say farewell to Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson. The heartbreaking, tearjerker episode honored the late actor, who died on July 13 at the age of 31 after overdosing on heroin and alcohol.
The episode didn't directly address how Finn passed away but rather focused on how each character grieved differently over the loss of their friend. Monteith's on-and-off-screen girlfriend, Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, made an appearance towards the end of the episode and gave a gut-wrenching rendition of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love."
If the tears weren't falling already, they certainly were after Michele's performance. "I had it all planned out," Berry said about her future plans with Finn. "He was my person."
The cast and other stars took to Twitter Thursday night to share their reactions to the emotional episode. Check out the roundup of responses below and tell Us: What did you think of Glee's farewell to Finn?
Lea Michele: "TEXT CHANCE to 50555 to give $10 to @ChrysalisLA an amazing org that Cory and I supported together."
Ryan Murphy: "Thank u for all the kind words tonight. I miss you, Cory."
Darren Criss: "Dearest Gleeks, saying goodbye is terribly difficult -- we at #glee have had our time. Tonight's ep is not just for Cory, but for all of you."
Dot-Marie Jones: "LIL PUNKINS I CANT THANK U ENOUGH 4 THE LOVE & SUPPORT ITS HARD BUT YA'LL MAKE IT A LIL EAISER & 4 THAT FROM THE MIDDLE OF MY HEART I THANK YOU. EVERYBODY ON TONIGHTS EPISODE WAS WONDERFUL! I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT BECAUSE ITS ONE HELL OF A FAMILY, FOREVER BE GRATEFUL!"
Jenna Ushkowitz: "Tune in with all of us tonight to say goodbye to our friend Cory and our quarterback, Finn."
Kevin McHale: "Tonights Glee was made out of a lot of love & a lot of tears by our incredible crew, cast & creators for our friend Cory. We miss you Cory."
Jordin Sparks: "This is such a touching tribute on Glee. I am bawling. #rememberingcory."
Sarah Hyland: "Cried the entire episode of tonight's Glee. Beautifully done #Quarterback #RememberingCory."
Beverley Mitchell: "Bravo to #glee on an amazing tribute #RememberingCory @msleamichele showed true strength #beautiful #MsAmberPRiley was incredible as well." She later added, "Woke up this morning (early!) and still blown away by #glee what an incredible way to honor their friend #RememberingCory #classact #love."
Rebel Wilson: "My heart went out to all the GLEE family watching the Farewell to Finn tonight x."
Gretchen Rossi: "One of my favorite shows to watch #Glee -- was so hard to watch tonight, so very sad. Rip Cory."
Carrie Ann Inaba: "Watching #glee bawling RIP Finn Thank you for sharing the beautiful music of your soul."