“Over the course of two days together for this story, Michele’s eyes mist up a few times. But it’s not until she plays another song, “You’re Mine” recorded well before Monteith’s death that she actually lets go. It’s a comparatively upbeat track built around the notion that one person can belong to another for life. It’s about the way love makes you feel invincible- everything else seems possible, because you have this person on your team forever. As it plays, Michele closes her eyes, sings along and cries. “It makes me so happy, this song”, she shouts over the backbeat, grinning through her tears. “It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.”
(Lea looks heartfelt as she responds) “I really woke up every single day feeling like I was being in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life. I feel like what happened with Cory (the cause of his death) was this big,” she says, holding her fingers together to reflect a miniscule amount in the scheme of who he was and his life.
“There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky.”
One day I came home and Cory was there with this plaque from the set that we always had in the glee club and I said, ‘What’s this doing here?’ and he said, ‘I took it!’” she grins as she talks about the notorious practical joker. “He said, ‘This summer we are going to take it all over everywhere we go and take pictures of us with this plaque!’ and that’s what we did! Then I got the script and thought it was so unbelievable that they chose to do that in the episode. So, for me, there are a lot of little things that are so special, everything means a lot to me.”