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'Glee' bids final farewell to Finn

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  • 'Glee' aired its Cory Monteith tribute episode Thursday
  • Monteith died earlier this year from drug overdose
  • Episode doesn't mention how Monteith's character, Finn, died
'Glee' bids final farewell to Finn

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'I love you, Cory': Cast of 'Glee' mourns Monteith

'I love you, Cory': Cast of 'Glee' mourns Monteith

It was a night filled with tears, anger, disbelief and yes -- musical numbers.

"Glee" aired its hour-long tribute episode Thursday to the late Cory Monteith, who played a sensitive-quarterback-turned-glee-club-singer on the Fox show.

Monteith, who died in July from a drug and alcohol overdose, was one of the most well-liked actors on the show. The tribute episode failed to mention how Monteith's character, Finn, died preferring to send this message: "it doesn't matter."

The intense episode featured Monteith's various cast members coming to terms with his character's death, with some lashing out in anger and some numbed by their sheer grief. The episode is set weeks after Finn's death.

There was a makeshift memorial set up in his honor -- which Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch, tore down, proclaiming that they should not make "a self-serving spectacle of our own sadness."

The episode also included tributes from the entire cast -- including a moving scene that showed how Finn's parents were dealing with the grief of losing a child, and a stirring rendition of The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" by cast member Naya Rivera.

In the night's most-anticipated moment, Lea Michele, Monteith's on- and off-screen girlfriend, made an appearance to pay her last respects (though her part didn't come until 45 minutes into the show). Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, sang a cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love," all while crying.

“There’s no lesson here,” she said in the episode. “There’s no happy ending, there’s nothing, he’s just gone.”

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