Tonight’s Glee Season 5, Episode 3: “The Quarterback” addresses Finn’s (Cory Monteith) death and will allow the characters a chance to say goodbye to him. But you shouldn’t expect things to be wrapped up too neatly when it comes to Finn’s character.
We’ve known that the episode won’t explain how Finn died, but it will reportedly deal with addiction, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And as for what we can expect for Finn’s storyline, Jane Lynch (Sue) was asked whether the episode will provide closure for Finn. “No,” Jane says. “And that's one of the things that Sue says: 'There's no happy ending.'"
So what exactly does Jane mean by there being no happy ending? Well, we know that Finn and Rachel seemed headed to a life of happiness together, especially since Finn referred to her as his “future wife” in Season 4. That’s no longer the case, and this sense of what might have been will presumably be a prominent theme in the episode.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy says the episode will show the characters’ pain in continuing on in life without Finn. "We wrote it because we loved Cory, so the episode is about how those people loved Cory and find it really hard to go on with the show, so to speak," he says.
"But that's the whole point of the show,” Ryan continues. “I could only sit through the episode twice; it was hard and I think people who are fans of the show — and him particularly — it would be great if they watched it with other fans because it has that family feel to it."
Just hearing these quotes about tonight’s episode is making us emotional, so we can only imagine that watching it is going to be incredibly tough.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter