12/23/2013 05:09 pm ET Updated Dec 26, 2013

Ryan Murphy Had 'Glee' Ending Planned Out Before Cory Monteith's Death

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"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is finally opening up about how he wanted Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn's (Cory Monteith) story to end.

“Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play,” he said in Entertainment Weekly's Year-End Special according to TVLine, adding, “Finn 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.”

“Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn’s glee club," Murphy continued. "‘What are you doing here?’ he would ask. ‘I’m home,’ she would reply. Fade out. The End.”

Monteith died in July due to a toxic mix of alcohol and heroin. A tribute episode to the late "Glee" star aired in October, and shortly afterward Murphy announced that the musical dramedy would end after Season 6.

"The whole [last] year of the show -- which will be next year -- was really designed around Rachel-Cory/Finn story," Murphy said, according to EW. "I always knew that. I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was -- he was in it. I knew what the last line was; she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do."

In case you missed it, check out Michele's touching rendition of "Make You Feel My Love" from Monteith's tribute episode, titled "The Quarterback."



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