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Glee Season 1 Episodes

22 Episodes 2009 - 2010

A musical comedy-drama about the social outcasts who make up the glee club at McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. In the first season, Spanish teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) starts the club and protects it from the malevolent schemes of diabolical cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), all the while dealing with a troubled marriage and a mutual attraction to McKinley's quirky guidance counselor (Jayma Mays). The club's original core members are made up of pop-superstar wannabe Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), football quarterback Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), and singers Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale). Football player Puck (Mark Salling) and cheerleader Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron)—who spends much of the season dealing with a pregnancy—also join the club. The ragtag bunch of misfits rally to compete at a local Sectionals contest before facing off against even tougher competition at Regionals. The season's big guest stars include Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Groban and Olivia Newton-John, while Broadway favorites Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff play recurring characters.

Episode 1


Tue, May 19, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 2


Wed, Sep 9, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 3


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4


Wed, Sep 23, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

The Rhodes Not Taken

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Vitamin D

Wed, Oct 7, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7


Wed, Oct 14, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 8


Wed, Oct 21, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 9


Wed, Nov 11, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 10


Wed, Nov 18, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 11


Wed, Nov 25, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 12


Wed, Dec 2, 2009 60 mins

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.

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Episode 13


Wed, Dec 9, 2009 60 mins

Quinn's secret unravels as the sectionals approach, threatening club cohesion at the worst possible time. Meanwhile, Sue's scheming continues apace (and then some); and Will ponders an important decision as Emma and Ken's wedding nears. Grace Hitchens: Eve.

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Episode 14


Tue, Apr 13, 2010 60 mins

Fresh off their Sectionals win, the glee kids work on new numbers for Regionals. But club cohesion (not to mention Rachel and Finn's budding romance) is threatened when Rachel becomes involved with a competitor named Jesse (Jonathan Groff). So Will visits the competitor's coach (Idina Menzel) to try to discern Jesse's true intentions. Meanwhile, Will is single again, but that isn't necessarily good news for Emma; and Sue is back from her sojourn in Boca Raton and spoiling for a fight with Will.

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Episode 15

The Power of Madonna

Tue, Apr 20, 2010 60 mins

When the glee guys begin to bully the girls, Will turns to the music of Madonna to give the girls an ego boost and teach the boys respect. (They perform Madonna's "Express Yourself" and "Like a Prayer"). Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a makeover.

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Episode 16


Tue, Apr 27, 2010 60 mins

Kurt fixes up his dad (Mike O'Malley) with a date in hopes of having a regular family; Sue demands that the Cheerios diet in preparation for a magazine interview; and April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) returns to help Will save New Directions.

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Episode 17

Bad Reputation

Tue, May 4, 2010 60 mins

Will responds to a rumor about the glee kids that has spread around McKinley High. Meanwhile, Sue is embarrassed by a video of her performing the Olivia Newton-John song "Physical." Newton-John has a cameo as herself.

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Episode 18


Tue, May 11, 2010 60 mins

Rachel is alarmed when she gets a sore throat. Meanwhile, Kurt makes a personality adjustment to please his dad; and Puck looks to climb in social ranking by making a calculated move.

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Episode 19

Dream On

Tue, May 18, 2010 60 mins

Will's high-school rival (Neil Patrick Harris) shows up and causes trouble for the glee club. Meanwhile, Rachel struggles with a longstanding personal problem; and Artie's dream leads to an adventure.

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Episode 20


Tue, May 25, 2010 60 mins

Will tells the glee kids to express themselves through the music of Lady Gaga; Rachel has an encounter that changes her life; and Tina goes Goth. Music includes Gaga's "Bad Romance" (Kurt, New Directions girls) and "Poker Face" (Rachel, Shelby); Barbra Streisand's "Funny Girl" (Shelby); and Kiss' "Shout It Out Loud" and "Beth" (New Directions boys, without Kurt).

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Episode 21


Tue, Jun 1, 2010 60 mins

The glee club gets some jarring news; Will gets revenge on Sue (for the time being); and Quinn connects with her "funky" side, with some help from Mercedes.

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Episode 22

Journey to Regionals

Tue, Jun 8, 2010 60 mins

Season 1 finale: Regionals are looming and Sue is scheming, jeopardizing the glee kids' chances once again. Meanwhile, Quinn has a life-changing event. Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban have cameos as themselves.

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