Last Friday night, we said goodbye to the students and faculty of William McKinley High School in Lima Ohio. In `case you aren’t a Gleek” , it is the fictional high school where the Fox series “Glee” took place. It has definitely run its course and as a result, prime time television has embraced music as part of a series. We have “Glee” to thank for shows like “Nashville” and “Empire.” It has also helped those kids who once felt like outcasts because they weren’t jocks to realize they had talent too. It helped kids realize that they could be themselves and be accepted. It taught people that everyone has a dream and no one can take that away from them.
We also meet the kids from “New Directions” Rachel, Tina, Artie, Mercedes, Kurt , and Finn . These kids captured our hearts with their tragedies and triumphs. They also gave us some of the best musical moments we downloaded onto our phones and ipods.
Will was married to another woman when the show started. Terri had decided that her husband wanted to teach rather than be a success, so she would lie to him and tell her that she was pregnant. She even tried to buy Quinn’s baby. But in time he found out and ended the marriage.
in time the Glee kids found romance as well. Rachel and Finn fell in love and so did Blaine and Kurt as well
Many famous guest stars have been on “Glee”
Barry Bostwick was in the original production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and most recently he appeared on “Scandal” as Fitz’s Dad . In Season 2, he plays a television executive who wants the kids to perform .
“How I Met Your Mother’s ” own Neil Patrick Harris also made a visit to McKinley in “Dream On.’ He was directed by his own pal Josh Whedon from “Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog” . Whedon has also created “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly”
On October 10, 2013 the show paid a fond farewell to Finn Hudson. Earlier in the summer, Cory Monteith passed away in the prime of his life and the show felt that a tribute show would allow fans to grieve along with the young cast. It was doubly sad because Monteith and Lea Michele had made plans to get married that fall.
Part of the final season included a double wedding. Santana and Brittany had originally planned to get married, but everyone knew that Kurt and Blaine belonged together too. Both couples were married in the biggest gay wedding of the season.
Everyone gathers in the finale which started out as a flashback episode to when everyone met. The second hour leaped five years into the future when McKinley became an arts high school and everyone had moved ahead. The last scene showed the kids and faculty gathering together for one last song.