Remembering Cory Monteith as Finn on 'Glee'
Updated On: Jul 14 2013 10:30:44 AM CDT
There was nothing not to love about Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson on "Glee."
With his naiveté and handsome face, Finn was the jock who stole our hearts as if -- like the character -- we were still in high school. We watched him grapple with his feelings over his friendship with a gay character who had a crush on him. We fell in love with his romance with Rachel Berry (in real life, the actress who portrayed Berry, Lea Michele, dated Monteith) and wondered about the future of his character after Finn graduated.
Sadly, Monteith's death at the age of 31 means that fans will never learn if Finn was to become a teacher and ultimately marry Rachel. Here is a look back at some of the memorable moments for Monteith's character on the show:
1) The moment it all began for Finn and Rachel
Poor Finn didn't stand a chance when Rachel caught sight of him singing during glee club rehearsal in the show's pilot. He became "the one that I want" for her and thus began "Finchel":
2) Don't Stop Believin'
Monteith was a drummer and musician who was open about the fact that he wasn't as accomplished a singer as some of his castmates. But this performance of the Journey classic helped cement his status as a star:
3) We've Got Tonight
When the new and original cast members sang "We've Got Tonight" for teachers Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury's wedding, it was beyond sweet. And ending it with Finn and Rachel just felt right:
4) Will you marry me?
Finn's proposal to Rachel was everything fans could have hoped for:
5) It's over
When Rachel returned from New York in season four to end things -- possibly for good -- with Finn, it was so hard to watch. It's all the sadder now that we know the pair will never be getting back together:
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