Details Revealed on GLEE's Tribute Episode to Cory Monteith
An inside source revealed to the site, "You will cry from beginning to end," while another shared, "I cried as I read it, on every page."
In addition, E! has learned that the episode will be set entirely in Lima, Ohio, home of fictional McKinley High, where Monteith's character Finn Hudson enjoyed four years as star quarterback. The tribute will open with the news of Finn's death before going on "to focus on all the characters remembering and mourning him, and celebrating his life."
Lea Michele, who portrays Rachel Berry, the on again-off again girlfriend of Finn, will not be seen until the final scene. While her appearance is brief, her performance is "incredibly powerful." A musical number performed by Michele's character will also be featured.
The site hints that Naya Rivera's Santana has "a great, memorable part in the episode."
On Wednesday, series star Jane Lynch tweeted her thoughts on the upcoming episode, posting "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan."
Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently told E! News he would shoot the emotional third episode of the series and then give the cast a break in order to regroup before moving forward with the fifth season.