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Glee Season 1 episodes

Glee Episode Recap: "Journey" Season 1, Episode 22

It's season finale time for Glee! It was a little more than a year ago that the series debuted after American Idol crowned Kris Allen the new winner. An Idol champ later, and we're finally saying farewell for the summer to the series.

So what's in store for the Season 1 finale? It's the moment we've been waiting for: Regionals, where New Directions will face off with Vocal Adrenaline. Will the McKinley High glee club be victorious? Not if Sue Sylvester has anything to say about it. Also on deck: Quinn gives birth, Finn and Rachel get cozy — and we shed a tear that we won't see a new episode for several long months...

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Glee Episode Recap: "Funk" Season 1, Episode 21

In this week's episode of Glee, New Directions is shocked to find that Jesse St. James has returned to Vocal Adrenaline. Meanwhile, Will finally gets revenge on Sue, and Mercedes and Quinn connect with their funky sides... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Theatricality" Season 1, Episode 20

This week's episode of Glee goes goo-goo for Gaga as the clubbers express themselves through the music of Lady Gaga. Elsewhere, Rachel finally comes face-to-face with Shelby (Idina Menzel), while Tina embraces her inner goth... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Dream On" Season 1, Episode 19

In this week's episode of Glee, Will's high school nemesis, Bryan Ryan (Neil Patrick Harris), returns to cause trouble for the glee club. Elsewhere, Rachel struggles with personal problems, and Artie dreams he can walk.

The episode opens with the introduction of Bryan Ryan, a former glee clubber and new school board member. Will flashes back to his time at McKinley High, where Bryan was... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Laryngitis" Season 1, Episode 18

Tuesday's episode of Glee — "Laryngitis" — finds Rachel panicking when she gets a sore throat, Kurt trying to change his personality to please his father and Puck making a strategic move to climb the social ladder.

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Glee Episode Recap: "Bad Reputation" Season 1, Episode 17

In this week's episode of Glee, the clubbers discover an old video of Sue Sylvester performing Olivia Newton John's "Physical." To make up for their past terrible videos, Olivia and Sue team up to make an updated video for the new generation. Plus: Molly Shannon guest-stars as a perfect foil for Sue, while Mr. Schue starts an investigation into a salacious list about the glee club members.  

I will post a full recap of the episode soon. Until then, use the comments section to discuss "Bad Reputation."

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Glee Episode Recap: "Home" Season 1, Episode 16

In this week's episode of Glee, Kurt's plan to set his father up with Finn's mother backfires when Finn and Kurt's dad get along better than Kurt expected. Elsewhere, Sue demands that the Cheerios lose weight for an upcoming magazine feature, which pushes Mercedes over the edge. Plus: April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) returns for Round 2 with Will Schuester!

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Glee Episode Recap: "The Power of Madonna" Season 1, Episode 15

This week's episode of Glee draws inspiration from Madonna, using several of the pop idol's hits strewn throughout the story. From the virginal glee club members deciding whether or not to give it up, to the gals feeling disrespected by the guys, the episode tackles classic high school problems, while maintaining its comedic touch. So why is Glee doing a Madonna-centric episode? We'll let Sue Sylvester answer that one for you:

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Glee Episode Recap: "Hell-O" Season 1, Episode 14

Glee returns after a four-month hiatus with some surprising shakeups. Rachel and Finn call it quits, Will Schuester is hopping from lady to lady and Sue uses sexual blackmail to get her job back. Welcome back, Glee!

The episode opens on Rachel, Mercedes and Kurt owning the hallways of McKinley High. Not so fast, they're still riding the slushie train. On top of that, Principal Figgins sets another goal for the glee club: place at regionals or they're finished. To make matters worse, Sue Sylvester is back!

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Glee Episode Recap: "Sectionals" Season 1, Episode 13

In the midseason finale of Glee, the club heads for sectionals. However, Quinn's baby daddy drama may tear the club apart, hindering them in the competition. Meanwhile, Emma and Ken's wedding is coming, and Will makes a decision that may change his life.

While the club waits to find out who their sectionals coach will be, Rachel ponders why Puck rushed to Quinn's aid the day before when she slipped at rehearsal. Everyone else in glee is clued in to the baby daddy drama, sans Rachel, and, of course, Finn, but they're not giving up any info. Rachel claims to be psychic and thinks there's definitely something up.

Kurt, Mercedes, Tina and Artie then go into action mode. They need to make sure that Rachel doesn't find out about Puck being the father because she'll immediately tell Finn and ruin any chance they have of winning sectionals. The fab four blame the cheerios in the bunch, since Santana is "dating" Puck. "Sex is not dating," she retorts. "If it were, Santana and I would be dating," says Brittany. That's a hilarious and interesting development for another time.

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Mattress Season 1, Episode 12

Budget cuts mean no yearbook photo for the glee club, but Rachel is the only one upset about this. Meanwhile, Quinn tries to get into the Cheerios yearbook photo; and Will and Terri face serious problems in their relationship. read more

Hairography Season 1, Episode 11

Will is concerned that Sue is leaking info, so he visits with a rival club's instructor (Eve) while the kids check out their competition. Meanwhile, Kurt gives Rachel a makeover, and he may have hidden motives for doing this. read more

Ballads Season 1, Episode 10

Mr. Schuester divides the glee club into couples for a ballad, but it turns out to be not so good an idea when one kid gets sick. Meanwhile, Finn has dinner with Quinn's parents (Gregg Henry and Charlotte Ross). This turns out to be a bad idea as well. read more

Wheels Season 1, Episode 9

It's Rachel vs. Kurt in a "diva-off" for the solo in Glee's rendition of "Defying Gravity." Meanwhile, the school can't pay for a wheelchair-accessible bus for Artie for the trip to regionals, so Shue challenges his charges to raise the money; Quinn's medical bills are beginning to pile up, and she challenges Finn to come up with money to pay them; and Sue must hold an open tryout for the Cheerios. Her selection has Shue scratching his head. read more

Mash-Up Season 1, Episode 8

Will is inspired by the kids to create a mash-up for a special occasion. Meanwhile, the cool kids at McKinley High get a taste of their own medicine, and Sue displays her softer side. read more

Throwdown Season 1, Episode 7

Sue makes the Glee kids compete against each other to sow seeds of dissension, then gets called into Principal Figgins' office, along with Will. Meanwhile, the kids rally to show their support for Quinn. read more

Vitamin D Season 1, Episode 6

Will challenges the kids to a mashup showdown, with the boys taking on the girls; Terri takes a job as school nurse to keep an eye on Will, despite the fact that she has no health-care training. read more

The Rhodes Not Taken Season 1, Episode 5

Will enlists a former classmate (Kristin Chenoweth) to spice up the glee club and her efforts appear to be going well. But a key member thinks otherwise. read more

Preggers Season 1, Episode 4

While Kurt tries out for the football team (taking a page from the glee playbook with him), Rachel storms out of glee practice when Will gives a plum part to Tina. Meanwhile, Sue comes up with a new plot to boost her program at glee's expense; and Quinn has news for Finn. read more

Acafellas Season 1, Episode 3

Will forms an all-male a cappella group, but when he neglects the glee club, the kids decide to hire a well-known choreographer to coach them. Meanwhile, Mercedes falls in love. Josh Groban appears as himself. read more

Showmance Season 1, Episode 2

This musical comedy-drama about the misfits who make up a high-school glee club opens its first season with the club's first performance. It's not what Will expects, and it gives his rival, cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), added ammunition. But it is crowd-pleasing. Meanwhile, Finn's cheerleader girlfriend, Quinn (Dianna Agron), is becoming jealous of Rachel; and Will's wife, Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), wants to buy a house, so Will has to scramble to earn more money. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

In the pilot of this musical comedy-drama from Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck") about the misfits who make up a high-school glee club, teacher and former glee-club star Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) must find a male singer to match diva Rachel (Lea Michele). Then he hears football quarterback Finn (Cory Monteith) singing in a shower. Meanwhile, Will's wife (Jessalyn Gilsig) wants him to get a better-paying job. read more

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Premiered: May 19, 2009, on FOX
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Premise: Musical comedy-drama about the misfits who make up a high-school glee club and teacher Will Schuester, the one-time glee-club star who leads them and must constantly protect "glee" from the malevolent schemes of diabolical cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester. A "High School Musical" with bite created by Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), "Glee" was one of the breakout hits of Fall 2009.

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