Cory Monteith's memorial episode on 'Glee': Get the tissues
October 4th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

Cory Monteith's memorial episode on 'Glee': Get the tissues

If you somehow didn't guess already, you will need Kleenex for next week's tribute to Cory Monteith on "Glee."

A new trailer offers plenty of fair warning, as it features Monteith's girlfriend and co-star, Lea Michele, singing "Make You Feel My Love" as the rest of the cast mournfully bids farewell to Monteith's character, Finn Hudson.

It's only 30 seconds long, but good luck making it to the end without chocking up:


On October 2, the British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed that Monteith's July death in a Vancouver hotel room was accidental. He "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol," the coroners service said in a statement.

With Thursday's episode of "Glee," the cast and the show's fans will try to say goodbye to both Monteith and his lovable jock character.

"It was incredibly difficult to work on. It was very difficult to shoot," "Glee's" co-creator, Ryan Murphy, told E!. "I mean, the interesting thing about that show is that those actors and the creators really, really loved Cory. The episode is called 'The Quarterback,' and you know Cory really was that, to that group of people and to me particularly. There was nobody on that crew that did not like Cory."

The "Farewell to Finn" episode will air on Fox Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. ET.

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  1. ilovechocolate99


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    July 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Meh

    Now if only this show and many others could die off as he did the world's IQ might start creeping up over 62 again.

    October 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MassConfusionExperts

    Fall down go boom at 12:15pm

    October 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Caroline

    Well, that's 33 seconds I won't get back. Never watched this show but enough already with this guy. He was famous for a minute!!!!!! He was a druggie who got lucky and had his 15 minutes of fame.

    October 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Drugs kill

    Glee is a bigoted and Christophobic show that tells the message that high school is a time for sleeping around and pursuing fame, which very few will achieve. It is fitting that this character spent his high school years pursuing sports and musical fame, neither of which did a thing for him after graduation. This character even managed to get himself thrown out of the military. Were this a real person, he would be broke, homeless and likely unemployed and living on someone's couch.

    October 8, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. wine and pete on

    Right over head fellow barmates..I did say public ridicule right?

    October 8, 2013 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Simply Human

    It seems hypocritical for authors of these insensitive comments to judge Cory and others who lost their struggle with addictions. Although we all may not have addictions, we are definitely NOT all perfect. As a human being and clinical psychotherapist, most likely, Cory and others did not choose to die, although they may have chosen to have dangerous behaviors. If your hearts are not able to have empathy for Cory and others, at least try to empathize with their family members and friends who have lost their loved ones. What if they were to see this article, and your comments? Can we imagine how they would feel? Just saying...what happened to treating others like you want to be treated??

    October 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      I completely agree with you! Internet trolls need to get a life. If you don't care about something don't waste your time reading a story about it just to comment something ignorant and hurtful.

      October 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Liz

    His death is 100% his fault, his own stupidity, his own weakness, his own addictions. But people loved him, and in this episode, they are saying goodbye to him. We can all let that happen with a little grace, and be a witness to the pain of his loss to these people. The man was flawed, his talent is lost, but there must have been something very special about him for all of these people to have cared so much for him. They said the crew was walking out during filming because they were so sad, crying, broken. It may not be your loss, it may all be his own fault, but the loss is real.

    October 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. notation

    "Chocking up"? Really?

    October 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      you can't expect them to actually take two minutes to proofread their article before letting millions of people view it. that's just for high school and college students.

      October 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • notation

      Yeah, heaven forfend they strain themselves.

      October 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jeff

    Whitney Houston, Amy Whinehouse, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Elvis Presily, Bon Scott, Cory Montieth, Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, the drug culture is going to continue unabated. The politicians, counseling industry and yes corporate interest have no intention of curbing illicit drug use. This would be a good opportunity for Hollywood to start breaking the cycle of drug abuse, but I'm not holding my breath.

    October 5, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Burn one down

      No one ever died from weed. Legalize it. Increase penalties for heroin & cocaine.

      October 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. no!

    It is all a publicity stunt to boost the ratings and perceived relevance of a show that warrants neither.

    October 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Realist.. Druggies are selfish

    I have a hard time seeing Cory as a sympathetic character. Mixing the love of the character with the character flaws of the person doesn't choke me up. But I suppose that is all about perspective. It is a sad loss for his family and friends which reflects on his own lack of self control and selfishness. Before you stick up for the struggling addict... be sure you would do the same for less sympathetic figures. Be honest with yourself... Michael Jackson orphaning his kids? Not a sympathetic figure. Justin Beiber being a D@*che while flaunting his pot habit? Not Sympathetic. Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus.... on and on... Feel sorry for the fictional character but do your best to divorce the person from the character they play... each does not deserve the same public praise and love.

    October 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • calleygirl

      No person ever sets out to be an addict. Having watched a loved one go through this...the addiction, the desire to be clean, going to rehab, relapsing, etc...Yes, it's frustrating, but, it's clear to see that addiction is no joke. It's not something a person "controls" and just stops doing. It changes everything about the person...physically, mentally and emotioally. It truly does become that person's disease.

      October 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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