Glee Season 6: Ryan Murphy Talks about Glee End Game, Cast Comebacks and a Satisfying Ending

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Glee Season 6: Ryan Murphy Talks about Glee End Game, Cast Comebacks and a Satisfying Ending
Photo of the Glee cast members. 2009 Wikimedia Commons/Keith McDuffee

“Glee” has made an impact on the TV world but it is also one of those shows that won’t be easily forgotten by the audience since its May 19, 2009 debut. As the end of Season 5 approaches, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy revealed some major details about the final “Glee” Season 6. Read on to learn more about “Glee Season 6” including Ryan Murphy’s interview as he talks about the “Glee” end game, cast comebacks and a satisfying ending.

It seems that we have to say goodbye to the award-winning musical comedy-drama series for good. But first, MNG  posted about FOX announcing that the “Glee” Season 5 will end on May 13, 2014. Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy also confirmed that “Glee” would have its finale curtain call after its sixth season renewal.

In an exclusive interview with Michael Ausellio of TV Line, the “Glee” creator has been asked about the details of the final season of “Glee” and the events from “Glee” Season 5.

1. There were plans for separate features on Cory Monteith’s character Finn Hudson in Ohio and Lea Michele’s character Rachel Berry  in New York.

According to Murphy, Finn (Monteith) was actually going to lead the “New Directions” glee club in McKinley High. In New York, the story will focus on the Rachel’s life as a fresh graduate and her adventures. Unfortunately, the storyline needed to be reworked because of Monteith’s unfortunate death.

2. Cory Monteith’s death affected the entire “Glee” story line.

Monteith, who was known as Finn Hudson, has been openly battling with alcohol and drug addiction even before starring as the love interest of Michele’s character in “Glee.”

On July 13, 2013,  Monteith died at the age of 31 due to a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol. His unfortunate death was given tribute in “Glee” Season 5 Episode 3 “The Quarterback” (air date: October 10, 2013). He was also commemorated at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards and 56th Grammy Awards.

Murphy shared that the creative team of the show decided on getting a complete, fresh start. They thought that the previous storyline doesn’t make sense anymore and starting on a clean slate is the right choice.

3. The final “Glee” season will have 24 episodes.

Murphy said that FOX ordered 24 episodes for “Glee” Season 6 rather than the usual 22 episodes from Season 1 to Season 4. “Glee” Season 5 was shortened to make way for the three-week delay at the time of Monteith’s death.

4. “Glee” Season 5 will focus more on the couples’ stories that will lead to the final season.

The “Glee” creator shared that there will be highlights on the Kurt/Blaine and Sam/Mercedes story lines due to the fewer characters this season. He also shared that a lot of trouble will start to boil down in every episode.They pretty much have had trouble every episode.

“I would say “explosion” is too harsh of a word, but something big happens, and the final season is the aftermath of that.” said Murphy in the TV Line interview.

5.  What will happen to the “New Kids” and McKinley High?

According to him, they will do what they have previously done with the original “Glee” club by catching up with the new ones. He also shared that the high school where it all started would be seen again in a “nostalgic way.”

6. The finale might not happen in New York.

The previous seasons had introduced the New York story lines for the graduates of McKinley High including Rachel, Santana, Kurt and Blaine.

“The final season is its own story in its own location. It really is a lovely, fitting season that dwells on the original people on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season.” said Murphy in the TV Line report.

7. Cast Comebacks?

The 100th episode of “Glee” had been a celebration for every cast member of “Glee.”  Murphy gave a vague comment on the possibilities that Heather Morrison will be coming back for Season 6. In real life, Morrison is a hands-on mom to her 7-month old toddler. On the other hand, Murphy expressed his excitement that they would welcome everyone who wanted to comeback to the show.

“The fun thing about the ending of the show is that there’s room for everybody to come back and be a part of it, and I hope they all want to. I think they do. I think everybody wants to come back and end that story correctly, so that’s our answer. Anybody who wants to be a part of that ending, we’d love to have you,” added Murphy in the TV Line report.

That’s Ryan Murphy talking about the “Glee” end game, cast comebacks and a satisfying ending for “Glee” Season 6. Watch out for more “Glee” news here on Movie News Guide (MNG).


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