When Lea Michele cries, we cry, and boy are we crying now.
We've got your exclusive first look at a scene from tonight's series finale of Glee, and it sure is a doozy in the emotion department.
Will (Matt Morrison) appears to be singing Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Teach Your Children" to a room full of strangers and friends alike, including his current students and a few alumni including Tina, Artie, Sam, Blaine, and Kurt, but it's clear that the song is really aimed at one person in particular, and that person is Rachel Berry.
This is the performance the cast talked about on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when they pulled Morrison out and had the whole production crew sing to them in his place.
"We were crying so hard they actually cut," Lea told Ellen DeGeneres.
She starts finding it hard to catch her breath about halfway through, which means we couldn't catch our breath halfway through, and by the time Will blows her a kiss at the end, we were a blubbery mess. We can only imagine what we'll be like tonight when the show says its final, final goodbyes with a two-hour finale, including a whole hour of brand new flashbacks to 2009, when the original members of the glee club first met. The second hour will flash forward five years to 2020, and then it will all be over, and we'll have to find our emotional cover songs, clever insults, and inspirational speeches about loving ourselves as we are somehwere else.
Watch the clip above and then tune into Fox tonight at 8 p.m. for the series finale of Glee!