Jane Hayward is a recurring character on the sixth season of Glee. She first appears in the second episode Homecoming, wanting to be a Warbler. She ultimately ends up being one of Rachel Berry's new members of the New Directions.
She is portrayed by actress and singer, Samantha Marie Ware.
Jane is implied to come from a wealthy family. Her father and uncle are Dalton alums. She attended the lowest performing public school in Ohio before her father sued Dalton for discrimination (due to Dalton being an all-boys school) and won, and she got into Dalton. She also says that if transfer to McKinley is what she wants, her parents are willing to do it, once again implying her family is rich.
Jane first introduces herself to Blaine, who is now coach of the Warblers, in hopes of joining. After long and heated discussion, Blaine convinces the glee club to allow Jane show her talent before they make a decision. Sensing how nervous she is, Blaine takes Jane to see Rachel Berry, whom Jane actually admires, and Rachel coaches her for her audition. She sings Tightrope in front of the seemingly flattered Warblers, but they ultimately reject her, much to her dismay. Blaine decides to confront the council and threaten to end his career for Jane's sake. In the end, however, Jane goes to Rachel, requesting to join New Directions instead. Blaine becomes completely upset with her decision and accuses Rachel of stealing her. She is later seen in the Choir Room, introduced by Kurt and Rachel, along with Roderick, Mason and Madison McCarthy. She later sings Home with the other members and the alumni at McKinley homecoming.
Jane is first seen with the rest of the new members of New Directions, along with the alumni members who have agreed to return. She notices that Kurt and Rachel are experiencing issues with leading the lesson of the day. At one point, Jane asks Kurt and Rachel what she wants the rest of the club to do as far as the assignment, and Tina just tells her to sit and smile like she did for three years.
Jane appears to enjoy the performance of Hand in My Pocket/I Feel the Earth Move. When Santana proposes, and Brittany accepts, she applauds for the couple. Kurt then speaks up about his opposing view on the two marrying, and Jane turns towards him in disbelief. She and Mason perform a mash-up of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Head Over Feet in the auditorium, receiving some applause from everyone excluding Kurt, who told the two of them that they could have improved vocally. She and Mason overhear Kurt and Rachel whisper backstage and get a bit offended.
Jane and the rest of the New Directions members listen to Kurt and Rachel make a speech before she joins in with them in the performance of You Learn/You've Got a Friend.
She first appears in the episode during the Bitch performance, where she is shocked and later confused when she opened and finds Sue singing inside her locker. She then applauds for Rachel announce that she has found the setlist for the Invitational. She is last seen watching Vocal Adrenaline performs Rock Lobster and Whip It at the Invitational.
She is sitting in the audience in the beginning of the episode as Sue revises the rules of the invitationals competition. She is later referred to as "a transfer student" by Kitty when she and Rachel discuss Kitty's return to the glee club. She enters the choir room with Kitty, Rachel, and the rest of New Directions and listens to Kitty and Rachel's pep talk. Once Spencer joins the glee club, she is seen excited.
She performs back-up during It Must Have Been Love and Father Figure, and she belts during All Out of Love. She celebrates with the other members of New Directions once it was announced that they had won first place. She is referred to as "other girl" by Kitty, and she responds with a confused expression on her face. At the end of the episode, she joins the circle and calls out, "Amazing!" with the rest of the New Directions members.
Jane is in the choir room with the other members of New Directions when Rachel refers to all of the members as winners. When the assignment was introduced and explained by Kurt and Rachel, Jane appears to be excited. Kurt introduces New Directions' secret weapon, Mercedes, as she enters the choir room. When asked if she wants to get mentored by Mercedes, she gets up with other members to join her in the middle of the room.
Jane appears onstage with New Directions as Santana performs Alfie for her abuela. She is also in the auditorium when Spencer escorts Santana and Brittany to their seats. She walks onstage with New Directions as What the World Needs Now begins. When the song ends, she joins everyone onstage in the group hug.
Jane first appears in the choir room with the rest of the members of New Directions. After Artie introduces The Wheel of Musical Fortune, when Spencer asks if the members could just pull names out of a hat, she places a hand on him and quiets him before Mercedes begins to spin the wheel to pick her duet partner.
She arrives at the party in Rachel's party and dances to Mercedes and Roderick's rendition of All About That Bass before she and Madison join Roderick onstage as back-up dancers. She applauds for Kurt and Blaine before they perform Somebody Loves You. During the performance, Jane carries a box of costumes for everyone to put on. She takes a photo with Roderick in her costume before sharing a friendly smile with him. During the rest of the song, she continued to dance along with the rest of the New Directions members. She watches Rachel and Sam perform Time After Time and applauds them afterwards.
Jane is seen helping to prepare Brittany and Santana's wedding along with her fellow New Directions members and some of the alumni. She is trying to put some decorative lights.
It's shown that she has a special hair style before the wedding, when she and her friends help Artie to enter the barn by lifting him in his chair, being led by Mike. She sits next to Spencer during the ceremony when they watch the performance of At Last and later the vows and Pierce's speech. Jane and Madison sing back up to Hey Ya!.
By the end of the episode, Jane dances with Mason to Our Day Will Come.
Jane is seen with Rachel, Will, and the rest of New Directions in the auditorium as Sue introduces Myron Muskovitz. Myron performs a rehearsal number of Lose My Breath for his bar mitzvah, and Jane appears shocked as she observes the full performance.
She is at her locker when Mason first appears to visit her. Jane tells him that she got a C on her math test, indicating that she was having a bad day. Mason tries cheering her up by inviting her on a date to Breadstix. Before Jane accepts his invitation, Madison appears, reminding Mason of their diet plan before she and Mason walk away together, leaving Jane in the hall by herself. Mason addresses his crush on Jane to Roderick and Spencer, attempting to receive help on how to handle his situation with Madison.
Jane, at the next glee club session, eyes Mason from afar, noticing the hopeful look on his face. For the assignment of the week, Will encourages all of the glee club members to pair up and perform a song to sing for Myron's bar mitzvah. Before Mason gets the opportunity to ask Jane to be his partner, Madison gets in the way, trying to get Mason to talk about songs they could perform together. Later in the hallway, Mason asks Jane to perform a duet together. However, Jane states that she's already paired up with Roderick. Mason asks her if Roderick was taking her out for pizza, indicating a second attempt at asking Jane out. Jane agrees about Mason being a bad-ass, being that he was a cheerleader. She lets Mason know that, if he wants to switch duet partners, then he has to let the others know. Mason agrees, and they smile at each other before Jane walks away.
In the cafeteria, when Mason tells Madison that he wants to switch duet partners, Madison reminds Mason that he already performed a duet with Jane previously. Mason tells her that he wants to do it again, but Madison states that he doesn't due to the fact that she has beautiful legs and no one would be looking at his, in addition to her huge hair that she loves to toss around. At this statement, Jane is seen in the background, touching her hair. Mason argues that he wants to ask her out, but Madison objects, leading into an argument between the twins. When Madison starts an outburst, Jane is seen watching the scene in shock before Madison leaves the cafeteria. Jane walks up to Mason, stating that it might be easier for the two of them to keep their original duet partners.
Jane is behind the curtains as she watches Mason perform I Want To Break Free at Myron's bar mitzvah. When the song ends, she hugs him and praises him. In the choir room, after apologizing to Mason, Madison states that Jane is a stage hog.
Jane goes onstage with Spencer and Roderick to perform Uptown Funk in order to stall time so Myron could clean up. She joins Rachel, Sheldon, Myron, and the rest of New Directions as they perform Break Free. At the end of the episode, Jane performs Cool Kids with New Directions.
Jane is first seen performing Rather Be with the rest of New Directions. Near the end, she is seen ending the song with her final solo line, glancing over at Mason. During the glee club meeting, when she finds out that the Warblers are joining New Directions due to the burning of their school, she looks around in disbelief.
Will leads a dance session in the auditorium, and Jane attempts to follow his dance steps, eventually giving up halfway. Jane asks Will if they - New Directions and the Warblers - were really a team, because half of them were wearing uniforms. She appears angry by the sexism displayed by the Warblers, a reminder of how she didn't get into the Warblers at her first try.
As Sue and Will have an air-guitar battle while fantasizing their performance of The Final Countdown, she appears confused. At the end of the episode, she performs with New Directions and the Warblers during Rise, harmonizing and putting on the red Warbler-style blazer.
Jane is seen in Glee Club rehearsal dancing with the New Directions and the Warblers. When the Warblers try to make some arrangements with who should go to the back, Jane angrily states that the only 3 girls in the group (Madison, Kitty, and herself) will not being moving to the back. When Kitty agrees with Roderick and Spencer moving to the back, Jane looks upset.
When everyone gets glitter-bombed the first time, Myron covers Jane's eyes who looks terrified. When the last glitter-bomb goes off, Jane clings on to Myron and they both try to calm each other down.
At Sectionals during Vocal Adrenaline's performances, Jane watches with her fellow Glee Club members looking extremely worried. Back in the Choir Room, she stands in a circle with the New Directions, listening to Will and Rachel's speeches and joins in on the traditional "hands in" before going on stage. She performs Take Me to Church, Chandelier, and Come Sail Away with the New Directions. When it's time for the winner of Sectionals to be announced, Jane stands with Super Gay Warbler who holds on to her, looking anxious. When the New Directions are revealed to be the winners, Jane hugs Skylar and Super Gay Warbler.
At the end of the episode, Jane proudly helps put all of the old trophies back in the trophy case with the new ones. She stands with her fellow members and celebrates their victory.
Jane and the New Directions stand on stage anxiously waiting to hear who won Nationals. Mason holds her hand and gives her a comforting look, indicating that they are in some kind of relationship. When it's announced that the New Directions are the winners, she joins in on everyone's celebration.
Back in the Choir Room, it is revealed that there are at least 30 members of the New Directions, Jane included. She sits next to Mason and looks moved by Will as he sings Teach Your Children to the New Directions and Alumni.
5 years later: Jane, Mason, and Madison are not shown when Rachel wins a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, but in the end of the episode she does appear and performs I Lived with everyone who has been in Glee throughout the show. At the end of the episode when the lights go down, a group picture of everyone, including Jane, is seen hanging on a wall backstage between Finn and Lillian Adler's Plaques in the April Rhodes Civic Pavilion/The Finn Hudson Auditorium.
Mason McCarthy (McHayward)Jane and Mason were both accepted into the Glee Club in Homecoming but they never really interacted until Jagged Little Tapestry where they sang Will You Love Me Tomorrow/Head Over Feet together.
In the episode Child Star, a big spotlight was put on Jane and Mason when Mason starts talking to Jane more. He even asks her on a date to Breadsticks and teach her how to "eat her feelings" but the plan is cut short when Mason's twin sister Madison interrupts them. Later when the Glee kids were given an assignment to partner up with someone to sing with for Myron's Bar Mitzvah, Mason immediately looks at Jane. When Mason gets up to ask Jane, Madison jumps in and pressures him into being her partner. Mason brings the Glee boys into the locker rooms and asks them to distract Madison while Mason tries to ask Jane out. He explains that Madison always treated him like a small child since they were kids and he can't function.
Both Spencer and Roderick refuse to help Mason because Spencer is gay and Roderick does not want to partner up with her after Mason explained how crazy she is. After his plan fails, Mason goes up to Jane and asks her if she wants to go on a date with him and if she wants to be his partner for the Bar Mitzvah which Jane replies asking if Madison will be there. Mason flirts with her and Jane agrees to be his partner as long as he tells the rest of the Glee Club. In the cafeteria Mason finds Madison and tells her that she is partnering up with Roderick while he is partnering with Jane. Madison disagrees with this and Mason goes on to tell her that hes thinking about asking Jane out. Madison tells him she won't allow it and that Jane is a stage hog which Mason thinks is crazy. He tells her that its not her choice and Madison overacts and ends up embarrassing him. Jane, having seen the whole thing, tells Mason that it would be best for everyone if she just partnered up with Roderick and leaves Mason looking upset.
At the Bar Mitzvah, Mason performs I Want To Break Free showing that he is breaking free from Madison's controlling ways and that he is in love with Jane who looks shocked throughout the entire performance. When the song ends he immediately runs up to Jane and hugs her. Madison tells Mason that she agrees with him and she gives him the space to be with someone. During Break Free we see Mason and Jane exchanging a look to each other. In the end of the episode the Glee Club performs Cool Kids where Jane and Mason sing together and look happy.
In The Rise And Fall Of Sue Sylvester, the Glee Club performs Rather Be and during Jane's last solo line she glances over to Mason and smiles. In the end of the episode when the Glee Club and Warbler's sing Rise, Mason glances at Jane a few times. In finale Dreams Come True, we see Mason glance at Jane and hold her hand when they are waiting for their placing in Nationals. During Will's performance of Teach Your Children, Mason is sitting next to Jane and her hand is on his thigh. Though it was not confirmed, it is obvious that they are dating at this point.
- Solos (In a Group Number)
|Home||Homecoming||Artie, Brittany, Kurt, Madison, Mason, Puck, Quinn, Rachel, Roderick, Santana, Spencer, and Tina|
|All Out of Love||The Hurt Locker, Part Two||Madison and Mason|
|Uptown Funk||Child Star||Spencer and Roderick|
|Cool Kids||Alistair, Kitty, Madison, Mason, Myron, Roderick, and Spencer|
|Rather Be||The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester|
|Rise||Kitty, Madison, Mason, Roderick, Skylar, Spencer, and Super Gay Warbler|
|Take Me to Church||We Built This Glee Club||Kitty, Roderick, and Skylar|
|Chandelier||Kitty and Madison|
- Back-up singing
|Song||Episode||Sung by||Back-up with|
|Hey Ya!||A Wedding||Artie||Madison|
|Directors||Emma Pillsbury • Finn Hudson • Holly Holliday • Kurt Hummel • Rachel Berry • Sam Evans • Will Schuester|
|Members||Alistair • Jane Hayward • Madison McCarthy • Mason McCarthy • Myron Muskovitz • Spencer Porter|
|Alumni||Artie Abrams • Blaine Anderson • Brittany Pierce • Quinn Fabray • Finn Hudson • Kitty Wilde • Kurt Hummel • Mercedes Jones • Mike Chang • Noah Puckerman • Rachel Berry • Roderick Meeks • Sam Evans • Santana Lopez • Skylar • Tina Cohen-Chang • Unique Adams|
|Former Members||April Rhodes • Joe Hart • Jesse St. James • Lauren Zizes • Matt Rutherford • Rory Flanagan • Sugar Motta • Sunshine Corazon • Marley Rose • Jake Puckerman • Ryder Lynn|
|Related||New Directions Boys • New Directions Girls • Dalton Academy Warblers • Sue Sylvester • Dakota Stanley • Bassist • Drummer|