But when it happens almost doesn't matter as much as how it happens, as many Glee fans are now feeling the loss of a planned final moment they'll never see.
"The final year of the show… was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," Murphy told TVLine. "I knew what the last shot was. [Cory Monteith] was in it. I knew what the last line was, [Lea Michele] said it to him."
After the passing of Cory Monteith on July 13, Murphy and his writing team are faced with the difficult task of devising a new series ending, and the Glee creator believes he has come up with one that is "very satisfactory" and "kind of in [Cory's] honor, which I love." If last week's Monteith tribute is any indication, Murphy and the Glee writers will handle it with heart.
Still, for fans, who truly loved Finn (Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele), we can't help but feel yet another pang of loss—that there was an entire season of Finn and Rachel storyline, leading up to a scene so poignant that Ryan Murphy felt it fitting to end the entire series. A scene we'll never get to see.
Of course, Glee fans are not alone. This is not the first (or last) time a TV show did not get the ending it was supposed to. Fans of Gilmore Girls, Dexter, Felicity, Pushing Daisies have been there!
And for those of us who loved many of these shows? Well...We can only hope the heaven includes some kind of awesome screening room where all these series endings play on a loop.
Here's a look at all the beloved TV shows that didn't get the ending they deserved, and why….