Another reason for this is the writers still concentrating on the alumni that have apparently left the school, giving less screen time for the new characters to develop and for the viewer to emphasize with. Kurt stating at the beginning that the cause of death doesn't matter and that we should focus on Finn's life was exactly the same message all the actors delivered about Cory's death. I suppose I might give them one more episode, and I'll come back for any Brittany might be in, but I'm 95% sure I'm out. Overall, I think the songs fit into the episode. And the whole 3 week thing - why not have it that they had just come back from the funeral? Get over yourselves and do the right thing. In fact thnk about how many sayings there are in the world that are mis attributed to shows. Last week was prom and we were told this episode took place three weeks after he died.
Like Cory and Finn, 12 years!! I only know what I know from interviews, and what I know is that he supported various charities. It was heartbreaking to see Kurt wearing Finn's jacket all the time. Powerful episode - balled through the whole thing. Well it was a difficult episode to apprehend due to the fact that the death of Finn wasn't just a way of getting an actor out of the show. The effort that went into writing it was definitely evident. I think Glee did an excellant job in honoring the character not Cory that was true to Finn Hudson and true to how grief is expressed in very different ways. They made it convincing enough?? It must have been a very difficult episode to make not only for the actors but all the crew as well.
I loved your review tho'. The reality is the character of Finn died, and regardless of the fact Cory Monteith died in real life we got no real closure within the show. While I agree for the most part that its out of context, many people know the song in the pop culture sense then the original purpose. The only other thing I will say is that I use Primewire to watch Glee episodes, and the promotional image they use for the show is of the original cast in Season 1, and my heart sinks a little every time I see it now. If any other show I watched killed off a character without explanation I would be livid, it's sloppy writing not explaining why a character who was once one of the leads on the show is no longer returning. As would incorporating parts of Monteith's own incident. Likely she was there for the funeral.
He was honest about his struggles and thankful for the oportunites Glee gave him. I think we needed that. Tribute in real life and there again in the show. I aching to see Cory again, some unseen footage, audio, anything. It might be annoying to see that after the two weeks hiatus, everything about Finn will almost be forgotten. It's still literally in tons of pieces in front of me.
Maybe you need to take your critical glasses off and sit back and enjoy the show for what it is worth. I think this would have been a great thing for Glee to use as a plot device. For some reason the writers are making Tina awful but, I wish they would have given it a rest during this episode. After losing itself so much recently it was a great relief that they did this right and that the episode is a worthy testimonial. This was a really good and emotional episode. That would have made more sense! When someone dies, people are suppose to move on eventually.
I certainly understand why they didn't do it and I think it makes sense, but I personally think cause of death would have added a little bit to the story. It occurred to me only afterward it would be nice to have a song from Kurt and Will, but both of the characters' feelings were clearly addressed and could have very well been a personal choice of the actors not to sing. I think too many people want Cory Montieth to be Finn Hudson in real life and in truth he wasn't. There is enough media covering the details of his death it doesn't need to be done in the show as well. Abruptly cancelling it because of Cory's death would have put the cast and crew out of work, when they had expected to have the show for another two years.
This episode was slightly different than I expected, but by God, it was so emotional. I liked Lea Michele's singing for once. I stayed dry-eyed throughout this episode and I think that takes skill. I remember sitting there thinking, man these aren't fake tears they are 100% the real deal, and I'm sitting here watching everyone cry for Cory. Overall, big upgrade from last two episodes - very emotional and real.
Who am I kidding, yes it would be. That was a very emotional episode and I liked it for most part. I didn't really miss Quinn and Britany because I'm not a big fan of them but Quinn's character had some history with Finn and she could have been here. Anyway, I think I'm done with this show-I was mostly hanging around to see how the memorial went, and I thought it was amazing, but the other episodes this season have just proven to me that this show has run it's course. I didn't need a memorial for Finn Hudson, but I am glad and very moved we got this beautiful send off to Corey Monteith. Also problem drug use is usually hidden. Individual responses to loss can also be kind of weird.
The retconning of some of his less savory traits and behaviors is not something I'm a fan of. I believe that's why their parts hit very hard. The actor and the character are not the same person and thrusting a drug subplot onto Finn without a plausible justification would unfairly damage the character for perpetuity. There were a couple nitpicky moments but, like you said, this isn't the episode to be overly critical. I honestly cried my eyes out during this episode. I was sad that Brittany and Quinn weren't there, especially Quinn seeing how close they were and i would've been interested to see how the girls dealt with the loss.