"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now. I have a good idea. I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love."
"You guys, TVGuide Magazine, named Finn and Rachel one of the 60 (sexiest) couples of all time. To think about that… the reality is staggering."
— Cory Monteith for TVGuide Magazine last Spring (x)
"In regular interviews with THR, Monteith — like his on-screen counterpart — was always humble. On the surface, he never let the success of the show or his quick rise to fame change who he was at his core; he’d regularly smile when discussing the series and Finn’s relationship with Michele."