AceShowbiz - Prepare for an emotional walk down the memory lane when "Glee" returns for its final outing next week. A newly released preview video teases a sweet throwback that will reveal how the original members of New Directions first met before they all gather together again for the swan song. There's also old footage featuring Cory Monteith's Finn, hinting that the show will pay tribute to the late actor and character in the last episode.
In the two-hour series finale, "2009/Dreams Come True", "Glee" goes back in time to find out why the original members of New Directions initially signed up for glee club. Then, "Glee" flashes forward to see how the character's lives have progressed five years down the road.
It will air Friday, March 20 starting at 8/7c on FOX. One of the songs featured in the episode, "This Time", was penned by Darren Criss who plays Blaine Anderson on the show. Lea Michele's Rachel Berry will sing the song.
Some of the show's stars recently stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to talk about their last day of filming the drama musical. "We were watching Matt Morrison sing us all a song so we were very much in our own world experiencing this," Chris Colfer said of the final scene featuring Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester. "And in one take they pulled a fast one on us, they took Matt out of it, and basically put the entire crew and production there looking at us."
Jenna Ushkowitz added, "It's as if you take every family member and friend that you've ever loved and that you have to say goodbye to and put them all in front of you at once."
Lea Michele revealed she cried so hard. "We cried so hard that they actually cut," she shared. "We are loud criers, me and Jenna." Darren Criss chimed in, "It was really cathartic. Just to cry it out."
Chord Overstreet, meanwhile, said that "there's a moment in the last episode that" they honored the late Cory Monteith. "And then obviously when we wrapped we all took a moment," he continued. Colfer added, "He was there, though, we could feel him. He was there."