Co-Creator/Writer Ryan Murphy Shares How ‘GLEE’ Was Supposed To End

Since the untimely death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith fans of the show have wondered how the show will end at the conclusion of the upcoming 6th and final season.

According to a recent report by, Murphy confirmed that the “happily ever after” Rachel described in “Glee’s” tribute to Cory Monteith was more than just a fantasy: It was how he planned to end the Fox musical before Monteith’s all along:

The ending of ‘Glee’ is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it. I’ve always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star,” Murphy said during his eulogy at a private memorial service in July for Monteith, printed by Entertainment Weekly.

At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]’s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play,” Murphy continued. “Finn [Monteith] was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser. The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club. ‘What are you doing here?’ he would ask. ‘I’m home,’ she would reply. Fade out. The end.

What do you expect the ending would be?