Cory Monteith, Finn 'Glee' Tribute Trailer Video Released; Lea Michele Captured In Tears In 'Very Hard' Episode

By Alma L. Cruz, Crossmap On October 4, 2013

Ryan Murphy

The Cory Monteith tribute episode of "Glee" season 5 will air on Oct. 10. An emotional trailer has been released featuring Lea Michele and the cast in tears and emotional embraces. "Glee" co-creator, Ryan Murphy, opened up about the "very difficult" episode honoring Cory Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson.

"The episode is called 'The Quarterback,' and Cory really was that to that group of people -- and to me particularly," Murphy said, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. "That group of kids particularly went through the limelight and became world famous at a very difficult age, and many of them really struggled with it."

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"Cory obviously very much struggled with it, but never on the surface, and I think that's why everybody loved him," he added. "He was the most kind, the most generous -- never a bad word for anybody."

Monteith's character, Finn Hudson, was edited out of the original script of "Glee" season 5. The third episode of the season will be the last episode before a hiatus in which the writers will map out the future of the show.

"What you will see in the episode is what really happened," Murphy said of the tribute episode. "Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] and I wrote that episode and Brad directed it, and those performances that you'll see, almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it."

"I've never seen a crew that you can't continue shooting because they've left the room sobbing," he added. It was very hard. I struggled even working on it because what you're seeing is what they felt not just about Finn but Cory.

It's amazing performances across the board and everybody went into it with a lot of love," he continued. "What I loved about it is when you write something like that, there's no right way to do it."

Murphy added that he was particularly proud of "Glee" actress, Lea Michele, who was also Monteith's girlfriend and rumored fiancé. 

"It was very rough, and it was very rough with Lea [Michele]," Murphy added. "I'm very proud of it. I think the performances are quite stunning. It was tricky. You had to have a hard eye when you were putting it together. People still are not over it and it's still very difficult."

"The Quarterback," Cory Monteith tribute episode will air on Oct. 10 at 9PM on Fox. Check out the promo trailer below.

"The Quarterback" Promo; Cory Monteith Tribute Episode