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Glee Season 3 Episodes

22 Episodes 2011 - 2012

Season 3 of the musical comedy-drama sees Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) running for Congress and Blaine (Darren Criss) transferring to McKinley High. Meanwhile, several original glee club members prepare for graduation, including Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Mike (Harry Shum), Quinn (Dianna Agron), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Santana (Naya Rivera) and Puck (Mark Salling). Special themed episodes include "Saturday Night Glee-ver" (a tribute to the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever") and "Dance With Somebody," which was written to honor Whitney Houston after her death. Contestants from the reality series "The Glee Project" appear in recurring roles as additional glee-club students, including Samuel Larsen as Joe Hart, Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan, Alex Newell as Wade "Unique" Adams and Lindsay Pearce as Harmony. Standout guest spots include Whoopi Goldberg, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Lindsay Lohan.

Episode 1

The Purple Piano Project

Tue, Sep 20, 2011 61 mins

As Season 3 begins, the glee kids are down in the dumps following their loss at Regionals, so Will assigns them a project to get them back on track. Meanwhile, Blaine considers a transfer to McKinley; and Ms. Sylvester wants to go to Washington: Sue's running for Congress.

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Episode 2

I Am Unicorn

Tue, Sep 27, 2011 61 mins

Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) returns to McKinley High (and sings a song with Rachel); Will makes some of the glee kids attend a "boot camp"; and Brittany offers to help Kurt in his campaign for student-body president.

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Episode 3

Asian F

Tue, Oct 4, 2011 60 mins

Emma's parents (Valerie Mahaffey and Don Most) visit and get an understanding of her problems. Meanwhile, Mike Chang's parents (Keong Sim and Tamlyn Tomita) step in to help their son confront his biggest problem, which is bad grades in school.

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Episode 4

Pot of Gold

Tue, Nov 1, 2011 60 mins

A new foreign-exchange student (Damian McGinty) enrolls at McKinley and crashes with Brittany, who thinks he's a leprechaun. Meanwhile, Mercedes tries to recruit members for Shelby Corcoran's new glee club; and Sue's congressional campaign heats up.

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Episode 5

The First Time

Tue, Nov 8, 2011 61 mins

The glee kids rehearse their production of "West Side Story" under Artie's direction. Meanwhile, Finn meets with a recruiter; and Coach Beiste has an admirer.

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Episode 6

Mash Off

Tue, Nov 15, 2011 60 mins

Sue starts a smear campaign to take down her biggest foe for the congressional seat. Meanwhile, Puck has a crush; and Will and Shelby Corcoran encourage some friendly competition.

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Episode 7

I Kissed a Girl

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 60 mins

Someone is caught trying to fix the election for student-council president. Meanwhile, Coach Beiste screws up the courage to challenge Sue; and Puck and Quinn's relationship gets complicated.

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Episode 8

Hold On to Sixteen

Tue, Dec 6, 2011 60 mins

As McKinley High prepares to host sectionals, Finn tracks down Sam (Chord Overstreet) and persuades him to rejoin the glee club in an effort to beef it up. Meanwhile, Tina comes to Mike's defense and encourages him to pursue his dream.

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Episode 9

Extraordinary Merry Christmas

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 61 mins

As the holidays approach, New Directions is asked to go in two directions at once: The glee kids have been invited to two events scheduled for the same time.

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Episode 10


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 60 mins

Will enlists the glee kids to help him surprise Emma (and sweep her off her feet). Meanwhile, Becky sets her sights on Artie; and Finn makes a surprising announcement about his post-high-school plans.

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Episode 11


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 60 mins

The New Directions-Warblers rivalry heats up (with Michael Jackson music on the soundtrack) as Regionals near; Kurt and Rachel hear about their applications to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts; and things between Sam and Mercedes get hotter.

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Episode 12

The Spanish Teacher

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 60 mins

Will assigns the glee kids a Spanish singing assignment and enlists the help of his musically inclined night-school teacher (Ricky Martin). Meanwhile, Rachel tells Kurt and Mercedes about Finn's proposal; and Mercedes has romantic complications of her own.

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Episode 13


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 60 mins

Will has a Valentine's Day challenge for the glee kids: find and perform the world's greatest love songs. Meanwhile, Rachel's two dads, Hiram (Jeff Goldblum) and LeRoy Berry (Brian Stokes Mitchell), visit McKinley High.

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Episode 14

On My Way

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 60 mins

The glee kids square off against the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals.

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Episode 15

Big Brother

Tue, Apr 10, 2012 60 mins

Blaine's older brother, a hot-shot Hollywood actor, arrives for a visit, and Blaine isn't happy about it.

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Episode 16

Saturday Night Glee-ver

Tue, Apr 17, 2012 60 mins

The glee kids do disco as they salute the 1977 movie "Saturday Night Fever."

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Episode 17

Dance With Somebody

Tue, Apr 24, 2012 60 mins

The glee kids pay homage to Whitney Houston by performing her greatest hits. Meanwhile, Emma and Will take a step closer tying the knot.

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Episode 18


Tue, May 1, 2012 60 mins

Rachel and Kurt audition for the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and Puck makes a choice concerning his future after he has a meeting with his father.

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Episode 19


Tue, May 8, 2012 60 mins

Class president Brittany uses her bully pulpit to promote the prom. Then, after the king and queen nominations are announced, the kids start campaigning while outcasts organize a rival celebration.

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Episode 20


Tue, May 15, 2012 60 mins

The kids prepare a high-concept routine as Nationals approach.

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Episode 21


Tue, May 15, 2012 60 mins

New Directions compete at Nationals in Chicago. Lindsay Lohan (playing herself) is a guest judge.

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Episode 22


Tue, May 22, 2012 60 mins

It's time to graduate for McKinley High's class of 2012, and the glee kids look back and contemplate their futures in the Season 3 finale.

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