The 5 Most Tear-Jerking Moments From Glee‘s Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

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Within seconds of the opening strains of “Seasons of Love” the Twitterverse exploded with messages of condolences and support as Glee fans all over the globe said #farewellfinn during the highly anticipated (and dreaded) Cory Monteith tribute episode. In short, I cried. A lot. And since I read on the internet that group therapy is beneficial, here are the five most moving moments from last night’s show. Get your shirt sleeve forearm tissues ready.

#5 Santana Sings The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young”

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Naya Rivera‘s soulful R&B styling of The Band Perry’s country hit was the tipping point of no return when it came to the waterworks. Santana’s breakdown during the middle of the track coupled with her physical reaction to her grief minutes before made for a pretty powerful solo. The lyrics “what I never did is done” never held so much meaning thinking back on Cory’s future potential as an actor.

#4 Rachel’s Heart-To-Heart With Mr. Schue

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Though this scene came during the final minutes, it was one of the most touching. Lea Michele pulls off a solid mix of real life reminiscing and Rachel Berry mourning the loss of one of the biggest components in her life plan. Turns out the plaque sequence you see in that scene really did make Lea smile. According to a recent interview she did with TV Guide Australia, Lea said Cory stole a plaque that used to reside on the famed Glee choir room set. They apparently spent the summer before his death traveling around taking pictures with it. But the line that really gets you killing trees is when Rachel clutches her Finn necklace and says, “He was my person.”

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