"The final year of the show, which will be next year," Murphy said, "was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story." Since the show's conception in 2009, Murphy has known exactly how the show was going to end. Rachel and Finn would share the last scene of the last episode of the last season, and that would be that. However, due to Monteith's untimely death, real life has flipped the script. When a tragedy like this happens, Murphy added, "you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now."
Broadway World thinks it might not be the right time to bow out as Glee has seen a spike in ratings, but audiences have mixed feelings. Some say the story line is becoming repetitive and others believe it to be too much of a fantasy. Murphy, however, is sticking to his creative guns. The show will continue riding high towards the end of its current fifth season and make its final curtain call in 2014.