Glee’s tribute episode to Cory Monteith

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Glee heaven
I guess this is what Glee heaven looks like!

Leading up to the latest season of Glee, fans were concerned how the show would handle the death of actor Cory Monteith’s character.

After all, his performance as the likeable-yet-flawed, quarterback-turned-showchoir boy, Finn Hudson, was a much beloved and major part of the series.

Ever since the 31-year-old actor was found dead from an accidental alcohol and drug overdose, writers for the show debated whether or not to have an actual funeral and character death in his memorial episode.

Well, on Thursday, Gleeks finally got a chance to see the farewell episode.

The much anticipated episode was certainly a tearjerker, yet it also took the time to think deeply about life.

There was no dramatic death or funeral, and the timeline instead focused on how all the characters felt a few weeks after. Even the way he died wasn’t clear, and the characters focused on celebrating his life rather than his death as much as possible.

Musical numbers included “526,000 Minutes,” “Fire and Rain,” and, appropriately, “If I Die Young.”

Images courtesy of Glee on Facebook.