S34n05 saidI can't remember the last time I've ever cried, and this episode brought me to tears. The scene with Finn's mom and dad was intense... such great acting.
prancer saidSeasons of Love, the scene with his Mom and Lea Michele's tribute was perfect. Could've left it with those for me.
Pretty much the same for us, both of these. It was amazing but could have been better. We read something that the biggest challenge was that the creative staff and the actors were all too emotional to really do their best work on the composition of it. He certainly had his demons --- and tragically lost his battle with them. This was a fitting tribute --- highly moving at times, imperfect at others and overall.
I felt like it was more about closure for the cast than the audience. When I can accept. I mean can you imagine just getting through all of this in real life only to have to relive it in front of the camera? I thought the songs were well done. I downloaded them from itunes. The full version of Seasons of Love is great. Mercedes' version of I'll Stand by You is what choked me up. A very powerful performance. Rachel's Make You Feel My Love was heartbreaking. You can hear her sobbing as she sang it, so you know that recording it was hard, but she was a pro.
I think they did the best they could with a situation that was hard. This type of thing has ended shows before, so let's hope that the show will go on for this group.