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Glee Season 2 episodes

Glee Episode Recap: "New York" Season 2, Episode 22

In the season finale of Glee, New Directions heads to New York to compete against Vocal Adrenaline and other show choirs at Nationals. As the competition heats up, so do things between Finn and Rachel. And what's a trip to New York without a great mashup to celebrate the Big Apple? Look for the glee club to sing Madonna's "I Love New York" and "New York, New York" from On the Town. Plus: get ready for a Wicked good time as Kurt and Rachel tackle the duet "For Good" from the acclaimed Broadway show inside the Gershwin theatre.

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Glee Episode Recap: "Funeral" Season 2, Episode 21

In this week's episode of Glee, Jesse St. James helps New Directions prepare for Nationals, Sue deals with a great loss and Will makes a decision that may shake up the glee club.

Jesse has joined New Directions as a consultant, much to Finn's chagrin, who thinks — like the rest of us — that Jesse is only there to infiltrate and sabotage the glee club. As they prepare for their Nationals routine, Finn thinks he and Rachel should just sing a duet together again, but Jesse says... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Prom Queen" Season 2, Episode 20

On this week's episode of Glee, New Directions gets ready for prom. As Kurt plans to make a point at the dance, the fight for prom queen intensifies. Meanwhile,  Artie tries to win Brittany back, and Jesse St. James returns!

As prom nears, Principal Figgins asks Will to have New Directions perform at prom because his first choice for entertainment, Air Supply, backed out. Sue objects, but must concede, so she offers up a list of songs they're not allowed to sing. As Will announces this to the club, Rachel immediately suggests they... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Rumours" Season 2, Episode 19

In this week's episode of Glee, Sue decides to resurrect the school newspaper so she can spread false rumors around McKinley. Brittany tries to get Santana to come clean with her feelings, while Finn and Rachel stake out a motel to investigate whether Quinn is cheating on him.

The episode opens on Brittany's internet talk show, "Fondue for Two." Her first guests include Mercedes and Tina, who she's grilling for scoop. Brittany actually blurts out that... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Born This Way" Season 2, Episode 18

In this week's episode of Glee, Will teaches the club about embracing their uniqueness. Plus: The race for prom queen begins, Emma confronts her obsessive issues and Rachel will struggle with a life-altering decision.

Will decides that the glee club has a lot of work to do when it comes to dancing, so he sets up a "booty camp." Unfortunately, Finn still doesn't have his dancing skills in check, so he accidentally punches Rachel in the face. He accompanies her to the doctor, who suggests this is a perfect time for Rachel to get a nose job to fix her deviated septum. It will even make her a better singer.

Rachel announces her plans to... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "A Night of Neglect" Season 2, Episode 17

Let's hear it for Mercedes!

Tuesday's episode of Glee, "A Night of Neglect," shines the spotlight on one of McKinley High's many unsung heroes: Mercedes (Amber Riley). Within the show's ever-growing ensemble, Mercedes' screen time has taken a few hits, both in the scripts and in reality. The clever writers have frequently used the show to address its critics, incorporating meta story lines that mirror the public's reception to the show. (Remember Jacob's rant about Mr. Schue's rap stylingz?)

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Glee Episode Recap: "Original Song" Season 2, Episode 16

New Directions heads to Regionals in this week's episode of Glee. To get a leg up on their competition — Kurt and the Warblers; Sue Sylvester and Aural Intensity — the club will perform original music. Meanwhile, Quinn attempts to reign supreme at McKinley High again with Finn on her arm... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Sexy" Season 2, Episode 15

In this week's episode of Glee, Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to teach sex ed and help Will educate the glee clubbers on the facts of life. Meanwhile, Emma takes charge of the Celibacy Club. Plus: Dr. Carl (John Stamos).... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Blame It On the Alcohol" Season 2, Episode 14

In this week's episode of Glee, New Directions throws a party, complete with booze and spin the bottle. Meanwhile, Will and Coach Beiste have some fun of their own. 

It seems as though every student at McKinley High is hitting the sauce this week, which worries Principal Figgins. He announces that it's alcohol awareness week and asks the glee club to sing a song highlighting the dangers of teenage drinking.

Speaking of drinking, after Will tells Emma that they should try to be friends, Sue suggests... read more

Glee Episode Recap: "Comeback" Season 2, Episode 13

In this week's episode of Glee, Rachel tries to reinvent herself in order to climb the McKinley High social ladder. Meanwhile, Sam starts a Justin Bieber tribute band and Sue suffers from depression over the Cheerios' loss...

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Silly Love Songs Season 2, Episode 12

The glee kids set up a Valentine's Day kissing booth, but Cupid doesn't land every arrow and hearts break. Songs include "Silly Love Songs" and "When I Get You Alone" (Blaine, Warblers); "My Funny Valentine" (Tina); "Fat Bottomed Girls" (Puck); "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)" (Artie, Mike); and "Firework" (Rachel). read more

The Sue Sylvester Shuffle Season 2, Episode 11

While Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste work to make peace between the glee club and football team, Sue devises a risky strategy to win the cheerleading Nationals. Katie Couric appears as herself. New Directions perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the Cheerios do Katy Perry's "California Gurls." read more

A Very Glee Christmas Season 2, Episode 10

Finn tries to bring holiday cheer to McKinley High, and Artie discovers that Brittany still believes in Santa. Meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas and one particularly manipulative McKinley staffer rigs the gift-giving. read more

Special Education Season 2, Episode 9

Will lays out a new direction for New Directions as Sectionals approach, and not all the kids are happy about it. Teen romances (Finn-Rachel, Artie-Brittany) also begin to fray, but Emma and Carl grow closer. And Kurt struggles to fit in as a Warbler. read more

Furt Season 2, Episode 8

Sue's "Nazi-hunting" mother, Doris (Carol Burnett), visits. Meanwhile, Kurt makes a big decision, and Rachel and Finn take a big step. Music includes "Ohio," from "Wonderful Town" (Sue and Doris); "Sway" (Will); and Bruno Mars' "Marry You " and "Just the Way You Are" (New Directions). read more

The Substitute Season 2, Episode 7

A substitute teacher (Gwyneth Paltrow) fills in for the ailing Mr. Schuester and wins over the glee kids. Meanwhile, Sue fills in for Principal Figgins and flexes her muscles. read more

Never Been Kissed Season 2, Episode 6

Finn and Sam find an unconventional way to control their urges. But Coach Beiste gets wind of it and isn't happy. Meanwhile, Kurt, who's sick of being bullied, visits a private school to "spy" on its glee club and finds an entirely different atmosphere. He also meets Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), who sings Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" with the Warblers. Other music includes Bob Marley's "One Love" (Puck and Artie), and Rolling Stones-Bon Jovi and Supremes-En Vogue mash-ups (New Directions). read more

The Rocky Horror Glee Show Season 2, Episode 5

The glee kids perform their version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (despite Sue's scheming) after Will learns that Emma's a big fan of the 1975 cult-classic movie. "Horror Show"-movie alums Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf are in the guest cast. read more

Duets Season 2, Episode 4

Rachel and Finn decide to throw a duet competition to give Sam (Chord Overstreet) a better chance to win. Meanwhile, a Mike-Tina-Artie love triangle develops. read more

Grilled Cheesus Season 2, Episode 3

Finn has an existential crisis when he sees the face of Jesus in a grilled-cheese sandwich, or thinks he does. Meanwhile, the glee kids engage in a theological discussion after rallying around Kurt when he faces a crisis of his own. read more

Britney/Brittany Season 2, Episode 2

Will doesn't want the kids to do a Britney Spears routine. He's also a bit jealous of Emma's new dentist boyfriend (John Stamos). Spears appears as herself. read more

Audition Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2 begins with budget cuts looming and the glee kids reeling from their loss at Regionals. There are newcomers, including Sunshine Corazon (Charice) and Sam (Chord Overstreet), but Rachel and Finn don't see eye to eye on them. And there's a new football coach, Shannon Beiste (Dot Marie Jones), who threatens both Mr. Schu and Sue. Songs include "Empire State of Mind" (New Directions); "Billionaire" (Sam); "Listen" (Sunshine); "Telephone" (Sunshine, Rachel); "What I Did for Love" (Rachel). 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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