Rachel (Lea Michele) sang a touching tribute to Finn (Cory Monteith) in Thursday night's special episode of Glee.
The episode, titled The Quarterback, featured the students, alumni and teachers of McKinley High coming together to mourn the death of Finn. Finn's longtime lover Rachel returned in the episode's final act to deliver a heartfelt performance dedicated to the star quarterback.
Rachel sang a cover of Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan, explaining that it was the song that she and Finn first sang in the car together. Throughout her performance, she had tears in her eyes as her voice quivered with heartbreak. With current and past Glee club members sitting and watching Rachel's performance, many of them could not help but break down and cry.
Watch Rachel's performance of Make You Feel My Love here:
After the performance, Rachel talked with Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) about the various plans she had for her life together with Finn, which had now become impossible. Mr. Schue comforted her by saying that something better might come along in her life.
Rachel then brought out a plaque of Finn's picture as well as one of his quotes, "The show must go...all over the place...or something."
The episode was filled with characters singing touching tributes to Finn, including Santana's gut-wrenching If I Die Young by The Band Perry, Puck's (Mark Salling) brotherly No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen and Mercedes' (Amber Riley) powerful I'll Stand By You by The Pretenders, a song Finn sang in the first season.
Glee is taking a month off before returning with a new episode on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.
Watch a trailer for the next episode here: