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Glee Season 1 Episode Guide

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Glee Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1 Episode 1 – Pilot – Original Airdate Tuesday, May 19th, 2009


Season 1 Episode 2 – Showmance – Original Airdate Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Glee
Club performs in front of the school for the first time and pushes
their performance to the limits. When Quinn realizes Rachel’s realizes
her feelings for Finn, she goes to great lengths to keep her man.
Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester’s wife reveals some surprising news, forcing
Will to figure out a new way to make ends meet in “Showmance,” the
season premiereepisode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Season 1 Episode 3 – Acafellas – Original Airdate Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Will forms the Acafellas, an all-male acapella vocal group, and spends more time building his own confidence than he does with theglee club. In Will’s absence, the glee club decides to hire a well-known choreographer to help coach them to Nationals. Meanwhile, Mercedes is bitten by the love bug, but her feelings aren’t reciprocated. When the Acafellas perform for the P.T.A., they get a surprise visit backstage from Josh Groban (guest-starring as himself) in the “Acafellas” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Sept. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest Cast: Victor Garber as Will’s Father; Josh Groban as Himself; Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka

Season 1 Episode 4 – Preggers – Original Airdate Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Kurt takes center stage when he tries out for the football team in order to impress his dad. Sandy and Sue join forces to carry out their plans for destroying theGlee Club. Meanwhile, Quinn and Finn’s relationship is tested when they receive some life-changing news in the “Preggers” episode ofGLEE airing Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest Cast: Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka

Season 1 Episode 5 – The Rhodes No Taken – Original Airdate Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Will thinks the glee club desperately needs more of an edge, so he brings in his former classmate, April Rhodes (guest star Chenoweth), to spice things up. Will’s plan seems to be going smoothly until he realizes he may be losing a key member of the club in “The Rhodes Not Taken” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-105) (TV-PG D, L)

Guest Cast: Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes; Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Susan Leslie as Sandra; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 6 – Vitamin D – Original Airdate Wednesday, October 7th, 2009  

Will challenges the kids to a healthy dose of competition with boys against girls in a mashup showdown. Meanwhile, Terri takes a job as the school nurse, despite having no medical experience, to keep an eye on Will in the “Vitamin D” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Oct. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-106) (TV-PG D, L)

Guest Cast: Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Kent Avenido as Howard Bamboo; Joe Hursley as Joe; Bill A. Jones as Rob Remington; Earlene Davis as Andre Carmichael; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 7 – Takedown – Original Airdate Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 

To cause dissention among the Glee Club members, Sue forces the students to compete against each other, but the real showdown happens when she and Will get called into the principal’s office. Meanwhile, the Glee kids rally to support Quinn after some shocking news is revealed in the “Throwdown” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Oct. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-107) (TV-PG D, L)

Guest Cast: Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Jennifer Aspen as Kendra; Ken Choi as Dr. Wu; Amy Hill as Dr. Chin; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 8 – Mash-Up – Original Airdate Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Inspired the by the students, Will composes a mash-up for a very special occasion. Meanwhile, in a shocking reversal of roles, McKinley High’s cool kids are dethroned in an “icy” fashion, and Sue shows off her softer side in the “Mash-Up” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Oct. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-108) (TV-PG D, L, S)

Guest Cast: Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; James Earl III as Azimo; Zack Lively as Lipoff; Bill A. James as Rod Remington; Earlene Davis as Andrea Carmichael; Max Adler as Dave Karofsky; Gina Hecht as Puck’s Mom; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 9 – Wheels – Original Airdate Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

In tonight’s all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Nov. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, ARTIE (Kevin McHale) is unable to travel with the group to Regionals, so WILL (Matthew Morrison) challenges the kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different point of view. Meanwhile, the Glee Club hosts its first “diva-off” between KURT (Chris Colfer) and RACHEL (Lea Michele), and SUE (Jane Lynch) reveals a softer side.

Season 1 Episode 10 – Ballad – Original Airdate Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

In this week’s all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Nov. 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, WILL (Matthew Morrison) splits the Glee Club into pairs to sing their favorite ballad, but when one kid gets sick, he’s forced to step in and winds up in a sticky situation. Meanwhile, FINN (Cory Monteith) and QUINN (Dianna Agron) have to face the music when dinner with her parents (guest stars Gregg Henry and Charlotte Ross) goes awry.

Season 1 Episode 11 – Hairography – Original Airdate Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

In this week’s all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Nov. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, WILL (Matthew Morrison) is concerned that SUE (Jane Lynch) is up to no good, so he pays a visit to an instructor of a competing glee club (guest star Eve) to find out what information Sue might be leaking, which leads to the McKinley students getting a look at their hair-raising competition. Meanwhile, KURT (Chris Colfer) gives RACHEL (Lea Michele) a makeover to impress FINN (Cory Monteith), but he may have ulterior motives.

Season 1 Episode 12 – Mattress – Original Airdate Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

In this week’s all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Dec. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the Glee Club is left out of the yearbook because of budget cuts, and everyone seems to be relieved that they won’t have to suffer the ridicule of years past. Everyone except RACHEL (Lea Michele), that is, who wants her legacy cemented in print. Meanwhile, QUINN (Dianna Agron) makes it her mission to be in the Cheerios yearbook photo, and WILL (Matthew Morrison) and TERRI’s (Jessalyn Gilsig) relationship is shaken to its core.

Season 1 Episode 13 – Sectionals – Original Airdate Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Sectionals is finally here for the Glee Club, but when Quinn’s secret unravels, the club may not be able to recover in time to compete. Meanwhile, Sue’s scheming hits an all-time high, and with Emma and Ken’s marriage looming, Will makes a decision that could change his life forever in the fall finale “Sectionals” episode of GLEE airing Wednesday, Dec. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest Cast: Eve as Grace Hitchens; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Anna Camp as Candace Dykstra; Bill A. Jones as Rod Remington; Patricia Forte as Donna Landries; Heather Morris as Brittany; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Peter Choi as Emcee; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Thomasina Gross as Perfect Engleberger

Season 1 Episode 14 – Hell-o – Original Airdate Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals, New Directions is on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals. But when Rachel and Finn’s budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor, Jesse St. James (guest star Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Schuester pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran (guest star Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse’s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club in “Hell-O,” the spring premiere episode of GLEE, airing Tuesday, April 13 (9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-114) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Guest Cast: Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcorcan; Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 15 – The Power Of Madonna – Original Airdate Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment in the hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna’s greatest hits, including “Express Yourself” and “Like A Prayer.” Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a vote of confidence with a makeover that is definitely in “Vogue” in the all-new “The Power of Madonna” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-115) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Guest Cast: Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran; Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang

Season 1 Episode 16 – Home – Original Airdate Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

When Kurt sets his dad, Burt (guest star Mike O’Malley), up with an unexpected partner his plan for a nuclear family may backfire. Sue demands that the Cheerios! go on a crazy diet in preparation for a big interview with “Splits” magazine and April Rhodes (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) returns to save Will and the glee club in the all-new “Home” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-116) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Jonathan Groff as Jessie St. James; Kristen Chenoweth as April Rhodes; Mike O’Malley as Burt; Lauren Potter as Becky; Romy Rosemont as Carole; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang.

Season 1 Episode 17 – Bad Reputation – Original Airdate Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Mr. Schuester starts an investigation when a salacious list about members of the glee club circulates the halls of McKinley High. Meanwhile, Sue is mortified when a video of her performing the Olivia Newton-John classic “Physical” surfaces in the all-new “Bad Reputation” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-117) (TV-14 D, L, S)
 

Guest Cast: Olivia Newton-John as Herself; Molly Shannon as Brenda Castle; Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James; Robin Trocki as Jean Sylvester; Mary Jo Carlett as Mrs. Carlisle; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson; Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka

Season 1 Episode 18 – Laryngitis – Original Airdate Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

When a sore throat affects Rachel’s singing voice, she goes into panic mode. Meanwhile, Kurt tries to change his persona to impress his father, and Puck makes a strategic move to elevate his social status in the all-new “Laryngitis” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-118) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Ashley Fink as Lauren Zizes; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Rizwan Manji as Dr.Gidwani

Season 1 Episode 19 – Dream On – Original Airdate Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

In an episode directed by Emmy Award winner Joss Whedon, Mr. Schuester’s former high school nemesis, Bryan Ryan (guest star Harris), causes trouble for the glee club. Meanwhile, Rachel struggles with a life-long personal issue, and Artie’s dreams take him on an adventure in the all-new “Dream On” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-119) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan; Molly Shannon as Brenda Castle; Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James; Idina Menzel as Shelby; Stephen Tobolowski as Sandy Ryerson

Season 1 Episode 20 – Theatricality – Original Airdate Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Mr. Schuester encourages the glee club to express themselves using the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, Rachel has a life-changing encounter, and Tina embraces her inner Goth in the all-new “Theatricality” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-121) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Jonathan Groff as Jessie St. James; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Idina Menzel as Shelby; Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson

Season 1 Episode 21 – Funk – Original Airdate Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The glee club gets some news that’s sure to rattle a few nerves. Meanwhile, Quinn connects with her “funky” side with a little help from Mercedes, and Will gets revenge on Sue in the all-new “Funk” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, June 1 (8:59-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-120) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James; Iqbal Theba as Principle Figgins; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Idina Menzel as Shelby; Stephen Tobolowski as Sandy Ryerson; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson.

Season 1 Episode 22 – Journey – Original Airdate Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The moment New Directions has been waiting for has finally arrived: it’s time for Regionals! But when Sue pulls a fast one on Will and the glee clubbers, their chances at the title could be compromised. Meanwhile, Quinn’s life changes forever in the “Journey” season finale episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, June 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-122) (TV-14 D, L)

Guest Cast: Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Dijon Talton as Matt Rutherford; Harry Shum as Mike Chang; Jonathan Groff as Jessie St. James; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel; Idina Menzel as Shelby; Olivia Newton-John as Herself; Josh Groban as Himself; Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson; Bill A. Jones as Rod Remington; Charlotte Ross as Judy Fabray

In tonight’s all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Nov. 11
(9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, ARTIE (Kevin McHale) is unable to travel
with the group to Regionals, so WILL (Matthew Morrison) challenges the
kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a
different point of view. Meanwhile, the Glee Club hosts its first
“diva-off” between KURT (Chris Colfer) and RACHEL (Lea Michele), and
SUE (Jane Lynch) reveals a softer side.

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