Cory Monteith Glee Tribute Episode Details
SPOILER ALERT: US viewers see cast say farewell to Finn Hudson...
Titled The Quarterback, the episode picked up three weeks after the death of Cory's character Finn Hudson and did not explain how he died.
It began with the cast performing Seasons Of Love from musical Rent, before the camera cut back to reveal a huge portrait of the character in his football kit.
The episode sees different characters reacting in various ways to the unexpected death - with some becoming introverted, some getting temperamental and others staying level-headed and taking control.
Mr Schue organises a memorial and tells the team: "The funeral was for everyone, but I wanted to memorialize him the only way we know how: by singing all week long."
Jane Lynch's character Sue Sylvester vents her feelings by saying: "He was such a good guy, and I'll never get to tell him. There's no lesson here, there's no happy ending, there's nothing. He's just gone.
"He would have been an excellent teacher. I thought I'd spend the next 30 years teaching alongside him … It's just so pointless, all that potential."
Meanwhile Coach Beiste (Dot Jones) gives Puck (Mark Salling) an inspirational pep-talk after the latter gets drunk and tries to steal a tree planted by Finn.
She tells him: "See yourself as he saw you. He's dead and all we've got left is his voice in our head. You've got to be your own quarterback."
Meanwhile Cory's dad, Joe Monteith, has told People that he has been devastated by the loss of his son.
He said: "It's just ripping my insides out and tearing me apart."
And he revealed that Cory had previously had a near-death experience because of drugs.
"He got a shot to his heart to bring him back, and he was told at that time to use no drugs of any kind because you had your one shot," Joe revealed.
"I lost my son. He should have known not to touch that drug again.
"I don't want to see any parent lose a child over heroin."