One of the most shocking deaths this summer was of Cory Monteith, one of the stars of Glee, who was found dead in a hotel room back in July, fans of the show were devastated about the news of his untimely death and everybody, fan or not, wanted to know how the death will be dealt with on the show.
This past Thursday answered that question when Glee gave tribute to its fallen star. In the episode titled, “Quarterback”, Glee bid farewell to Monteith’s beloved character, Finn Hudson. While Glee usually features elements of humor, this episode featured very little humor and instead, many tearjerking and moments.
It was apparent that the actors on this show were in fact not acting but were saying goodbye to their friend and costar. The level of emotion, mainly sorrow, during this entire episode was truly at an all time high. There was not one moment throughout the episode where I didn’t have tears in my eyes.
Glee didn’t make the death of this character ‘soft’ and I’m glad that they didn’t just write his character off. By not giving this character a happy ending, the show demonstrated just how real and confusing death is. Glee could have easily falsified death but instead showed how death affects everyone differently, especially a sudden death.
Viewers may have not gotten the closure they wanted or hoped for, but there are times where closure doesn’t exist. We have to try our best to move and that’s exactly what Glee is hoping to do, move on. Cory Monteith/Finn Hudson may be gone, but they are definitely not forgotten.