It’ll be a tough week for Glee fans everywhere as “The Quarterback,” the episode dedicated to Cory Monteith and his beloved character, Finn Hudson, airs this Thursday. We’ve already seen the emotional promo, but now all of the songs for the tribute show are available, and they’re just as heartbreaking as you thought they would be.
Ryan Murphy tells reporters, “[The episode] was very difficult to shoot. Those actors and the crew really loved Cory. They loved Cory… He was the most kind, the most generous, never a bad word for anybody. So I think what you will see in the episode is what really happened. Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance. The actors and crew had a really hard time shooting it. I’ve never seen a crew where you can’t continue shooting it because they left the room sobbing. It was very hard. I struggled working on it because what you’re seeing is not just what people felt about Finn, but Cory.”
Before Finn’s farewell, you can hear all of the tracks for “The Quarterback” below. After the episode, the FOX dramedy will be going on hiatus until November. Please, feel free to discuss all your feelings about Glee in the comments below, or on our message board.
Santana – “If I Die Young”
Mercedes – “I’ll Stand by You”
Puck – “No Surrender”
Learn more about the Glee farewell to Finn!