The two-part season premiere of Glee started and ended with feelings of positivity and upbeat music. But we all know where it's headed next week with it's episode "The Quarterback," dedicated to the loss of Finn Hudson (a.k.a. Cory Monteith).

In the first promo for the show, you'll notice a shrine built for the former captain of New Directions as emotions run high, particularly for the character's step-brother, Kurt (Chris Colfer), and love, Rachel (Lea Michele). And we're sure none of the tears were forced.

Show creator 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."

Real-life girlfriend Lea Michele croons Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" in the background of the emotional preview, leaving no room for dry eyes. Watch above if you can — though, we can't promise that you won't get choked up — and make sure to leave your feelings in the comments below, or on our Glee message board.


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6 Responses to "Promo for ‘Glee’ Tribute to Cory Monteith, “The Quarterback” (a.k.a. “Farewell to Finn”)"

    Sabrina_Chanel says:

    Good bye Cory (Finn). May you rest in peace.. you were such a good actor and just know we miss you here! <333

    Fifi says:

    I am gonna cry. A lot

    EGWillie says:

    Never knew that I’d be choking back tears in 33 seconds thnx to a video. I know what the Glee Actors will relay is totally real, and genuine. I wasn’t and won’t be with them to offer comfort, nor them with me, but I have and will cry along with them, especially when I watch this episode. GOD Bless Cory/Finn.

    Eddie says:

    I wanna watch it, but I don’t want to watch it. :’((((((
    I’m going to cry through the whole episode

    Sarah says:

    I’m going to sob the entire way through the episode! It’s going to be heartbreaking!! :’(

    Sammy says:

    I’m gonna cry!!!

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