Just because someone is gone, doesn't mean they're forgotten.
Although Glee devoted an entire episode to Cory Monteith's memory earlier this season, the hit Fox series is continuing to honor their quarterback. In October, Ryan Murphy revealed that just because we've said a heartbreaking goodbye to Finn Hudson does not mean that this is the last that we will hear of the character. "I just made a decision that we keep mentioning Finn," he explained. "We don't just say this is done and we're never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year."
True to Murphy's word, E! News has learned that when the series returns from its midseason hiatus the cast will continue to pay tribute to their fallen co-star.
Jenna Ushkowitz promised that fans are going to be overjoyed with the song selections in the musical's newest episodes. "We do some more hits coming up," she explained. "We actually do a lot of really nice rock songs in honor of Finn."
Monteith was known for awesome renditions of classic '80s and '90s rock hits such as Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl," New Radicals' "You Get What You Give" and, of course, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin.'" Hopefully, these upcoming rock songs will help the New Directions secure another Nationals' victory in Finn's honor.
Following the results of nationals, Glee is headed for a huge shake-up: In the next season and a half we're officially leaving Lima behind and solely focusing on the New York side of things. And while Darren Criss and Kevin McHale have already confirmed to us that their characters will be joining the NYC crew, Ushkowitz is still not sure of Tina's future plans.
"There's a lot of Tina Cohen-Chang coming up. She's sort of figuring out where she's going to go to school, if she's going to go to New York or if she's going to go somewhere else," the Glee star revealed at a Beverly Center event celebrating the Lunar New Year. "She gets waitlisted at Brown [University] and so it's going to be a little bit of a three-episode arc to see where she ends up."
Ushkowitz also said that she is really looking forward to the big two-part celebration of the series' milestone episode. "It's our 100th episode in March and we have made it, we've made it to 100!" she continued, "We have Kristin Chenoweth who came back, Gwyneth Paltrow who came back and a lot of the original cast as well." (Check out more 100th episode scoop from Chenoweth!)
For more Glee goodies, check out our full interview with Ushkowitz in the video above.
Glee returns Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. on Fox.