Glee’s Cory Monteith on Finn’s Future: What Does He Hope is in Store?
Proposal or not, last night's Glee Season 3, Episode 10: "Yes/No" was a big one for Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith). The poor guy went from wanting to join the army in tribute to his dead father, to finding out his father was a drug addict who died of an overdose (!!!), to deciding it was time to make another big step and propose to his 17 year-old girlfriend! (Seriously, geez, dude!) For the normally smiley-faced fella, it was pretty heavy stuff ― and his on-screen counterpart Cory Monteith wants more!
"I loved it," Cory told TVLine of the opportunity to play up Finn's struggles. "I'm so happy that Ryan [Murphy] wrote me this stuff, because it's been a long time coming with Finn, dealing with the dad stuff and his relationship coming to a head with Rachel. I was thrilled! It doesn't feel forced, it's just a very organic place in the series for this to happen."
We have to wonder, though, if on the precipice of his graduation ― and the pending response from Rachel ― Finn will still ponder enlisting in the army? (Surely confirmation that he'll be back for season four throws a wrench in that, right?)
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"It was pretty true to form as far as Finn's indecisiveness and not knowing where he wants to take his life." Cory said of the potential plotline re-route. "It was kind of cool that at the same time he was considering enlisting, he found out these heavy truths about his father, and I hope that is carried forward. There's still a lot more to explore as far as that is concerned for him. It's the beginning of Finn unraveling that stuff in his past, and I don't think it's the end."
Might that include a dream sequence in which high school Finn connects with middle-aged Finn a la a Bee Gees tune with John Travolta?! Dare to dream!
"Yes, please!" Cory told TV Guide recently of the guest-star prospect. "I really hope that happens because it would be amazing, just as a look-back-on-your-life-when-you're-50 kind of thing. I hope Ryan goes through with it and I hope that they ask John and I hope he says yes! I've got my fingers crossed at this point."