20 Episodes 2013 - 2014
A haunting sense of loss pervades the first few episodes of the musical dramedy's fifth season, due to the sudden and untimely death of actor Cory Monteith on July 13, 2013. The season's third installment, "The Quarterback," serves as a fitting tribute and a heartbreaking farewell to both Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson. As the season progresses, the storylines alternate between the gang at McKinley High and the alumni who have moved to New York City. Several cast members, including Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr., cease being regular players in Season 5 but still appear occasionally as guest stars. The main cast includes Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chord Overstreet, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner, Alex Newell and Becca Tobin.
Love, Love, Love
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 60 mins
The members of New Directions perform Beatles hits in the Season 5 premiere. Elsewhere, Blaine and Kurt ponder their future together; and Rachel's ambitions take her in an unexpected direction.
Tina in the Sky With Diamonds
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 60 mins
Tina is nominated for prom queen, but she alienates her supporters after letting the honor go to her head. Elsewhere, Rachel and Santana get jobs at a Broadway diner. The episode features Beatles songs.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 60 mins
The McKinley gang celebrate the life of former quarterback and New Directions member Finn Hudson. The episode mirrors the real-life death of actor Cory Monteith (1982-2013), who played Finn.
A Katy or a Gaga
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 60 mins
The glee kids are tasked to figure out if they're more like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, Kurt holds auditions for his new band and isn't sure what to do with a particularly audacious performer (Adam Lambert); Jake and Bree grow closer as he distances himself from Marley.
The End of Twerk
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 60 mins
The glee kids learn how to twerk. Meanwhile, Marley finds out about Jake and Bree; and Rachel tries to persuade Kurt to get a tattoo.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 60 mins
The McKinley High seniors start to think about life after graduation. This episode features songs by Billy Joel.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 60 mins
Blaine comes up with a plan to win Nationals, but the other glee-club members resist his controlling measures. Elsewhere, Kurt's band disagree over the venue of their first gig; and Sue reveals the origins of her signature track suit.
Previously Unaired Christmas
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 60 mins
The glee kids audition for roles in a living Nativity scene. Meanwhile, Rachel, Kurt and Santana score jobs working for Santa at a New York mall.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 60 mins
Tensions flare in New York after Santana successfully auditions to be Rachel's understudy in "Funny Girl." Elsewhere, Tina and Artie both vie for the title of class valedictorian.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 60 mins
Tina, Blaine and Sam plan a senior lock-in to celebrate their upcoming graduation, but things go awry when Becky joins them. Meanwhile, Elliot finds himself in the middle of Rachel and Santana's fight.
City of Angels
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 60 mins
The glee members head to Los Angeles for Nationals with two additional guests in tow.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 60 mins
Current and alumni members of New Directions reinvent their favorite performances in the series' 100th episode.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 60 mins
April and Holly work together to come up with a plan to save the glee club. Elsewhere, Rachel and Santana try to reconcile after their fight.
New New York
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 60 mins
Glee-club alumni members are followed in New York City several months after leaving New Directions: Blaine and Sam move in with Kurt; Artie struggles to get around Manhattan; Rachel settles into the life of a Broadway star; and Mercedes moves to NYC to work on her album.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 60 mins
Rachel takes another step toward committing to her "Funny Girl" role. Meanwhile, Kurt is on the receiving end of an attack.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 60 mins
The guys get tested for STDs, and Artie learns that he's contracted a disease. Elsewhere, Blaine's weight gain puts stress on his relationship with Kurt.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 60 mins
Rachel makes her Broadway debut in "Funny Girl."
The Back-Up Plan
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 60 mins
Rachel auditions for a television pilot, a move that poses a risk to her lead role in "Funny Girl." Elsewhere, Mercedes tries to help Santana with her recording deal; and Blaine gets to know an older socialite (Shirley MacLaine).
Old Dog New Tricks
Tue, May 6, 2014 60 mins
Rachel hires Santana as her publicist and creates a charity for rescue animals in an effort to fix her damaged reputation. Elsewhere, Kurt stars as the title character in a production of "Peter Pan." Series star Chris Colfer wrote the episode.
The Untitled Rachel Berry Project
Tue, May 13, 2014 60 mins
Rachel meets an eccentric TV writer in the Season 5 finale. Meanwhile, Sam and Mercedes move forward in their careers; and Blaine performs with June Dolloway at NYADA.