It’s the end of an era! The Glee cast shot the last scenes of the 6 season series on Saturday (2/21). All week, the cast has been posting behind the scenes photos to social media, along with heartfelt goodbyes. Check out 50+ photos that chronicle a week of Glee Goodbyes, including pics from the big carnival the studio threw for the cast and crew on the last day.
Lea Michele became a little emotional when she shot her last Glee musical performance ever. Jane Lynch’s (Sue) last day on set was Friday.
On Thursday, a slew of Glee alum came back to shoot the series ending number that will serve as a curtain call for a show that has meant so much to so many. Glee favorites who joined the regulars on set included, Dianna Agron (Quinn), Mike O’Malley (Burt), Jacob Artist (Jake), Blake Jenner (Ryder), Melissa Benoist (Marley), Alex Newell (Unique), Ashley Fink (Lauren), Max Adler (Karofsky), Vanessa Lengies (Sugar), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Jayma Mays (Emma), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri), Samuel Larsen (Joe), Dijon Talton (Matt), Jonathan Groff (Jesse), and more.
A few of the cast used twitter to say goodbye to the fans:
Lea Michele: I can’t believe tomorrow is our last day at glee. It is going to be such an emotional day. But I’m so grateful though to have had this incredibly amazing experience. Thank you so much to all of our amazing Gleeks who supported us so much! I love you guys. We were so lucky to have had the most amazing crew who worked so hard everyday to make the show amazing. I’m so grateful for them. @BFalchuk @MrRPMurphy & Ian thank you so much for creating such a special show.. It’s truly been such an honor. So thank you all again so much from the bottom of my heart. I will miss Rachel Berry so very much…And that’s a wrap on Glee.
Darren Criss: Today is my last day of working on #Glee. Along with the entire cast, crew, and production team. It has been the privilege of a lifetime. Thank you all for your enthusiasm, your hard work, and your kindness. I’m so proud and feel so fortunate to have been a part of this family.And to our beloved #Gleeks- you changed our lives as much as you think we changed yours. Thank you for supporting us all these years… And the Glee Club has left the building. Thanks McKinley High, seeya on TV.
Kevin McHale: Thanks for letting me play Artie for the last 6 years. Thanks for coming to the tours, thanks for find your voice and helping us find ours. Thanks for being proud of who you are. Thanks for singing. Thanks for the ??.Thanks for hate ;) We couldn’t have done this without all of u. And most of all thanks to all the wonderful family I have made the last 6 years on Glee. Crew & cast. I have the best friends I’ve ever had. Also, I’m definitely gonna be late to work today because I reject this day and refuse for it to happen. BARE WITH ME.
Chord Overstreet: That’s a wrap! It’s been the most amazing journey and I couldn’t pick a better group 2 share this with. I love you all forever & ever amen!
Amber Riley: Series wrap. One chapter ends and another begins. Thank you Glee. Thank you so much for giving me life. Goodnight
Jenna Ushkowitz: ….and that’s a wrap. I am so grateful to the cast crew creators and YOU for the past 6 years.. ?? Thank you. I love you all.
Matthew Morrison: “Our work here is done. There Is only one thing left to do. Say goodbye.” “Who cares what happens when we get there, when the getting the has been so much fun!” -Will Schuester.
Michael Hitchcock (producer): As most Gleeks know, today is the last day of filming for the show. I’m honored to have met so many incredible people along this journey. It truly is the last day of school. Everyone is signing “yearbooks” designed by our incredible steadycam genius Andrew Mitchell.
ETA: Matthew Morrison told E News last night at the Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscar party at the Montage in Beverly Hills.
“It was a tough day. I’m not going to cry now because I kind of got it all out, but it was a really tough day.”
Morrison sings the final song in the final scene of the series finale. I’m not going to spoil anything by telling you what song, but Morrison said, “It was a beautiful send-off. But it was tough. I was singing to all the kids and Amber Riley starts crying and I’m like, ‘Come on, don’t do this to me right now.’ And then Lea Michele starts crying and then Darren Criss and Chris Colfer.”
Although filming is over, there are still 4 more weeks of Glee before we say goodbye to the gang forever. The series finale airs on Friday March 20.
Glee Goodbye – Photo Gallery