|Glee Season Four|
|Season Four, Episode 67-88|
|First Aired||September 13, 2012|
The series focuses on a high school Glee Club called New Directions, from William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. This season, however, introduced several new characters, such as Jake Puckerman, Marley Rose, Kitty Wilde, Hunter Clarington, and winner and runner up of The Glee Project, Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn) and Ali Stroker (Betty Pillsbury) respectively, it also counts with the return of Alex Newell (Unique Adams). Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans) was also promoted to the main cast, as his character was recurring in Seasons Two and Three. Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) and Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury) both reduced their roles to recurring after being main cast for three seasons. New characters were introduced as the plot focuses on the new generation of the New Directions due to the loss of several members after graduation. The plot also focuses on Rachel's college experience in New York as well as what the rest of the alumni are doing after graduation.
- Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson (22/22)
- Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams (22/22)
- Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans (22/22)
- Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang (22/22)
- Lea Michele as Rachel Berry (19/22)
- Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (19/22)
- Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce (19/22)
- Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester (17/22)
- Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (16/22)
- Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson (15/22)
- Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez (13/22)
- Mark Salling as Noah Puckerman (8/22)
- Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones (8/22)
- Harry Shum Jr. as Mike Chang (8/22)
Special Guest Stars
- Kate Hudson as Cassandra July (5/22)
- Sarah Jessica Parker as Isabelle Wright (3/22)
- Whoopi Goldberg as Carmen Tibideaux (2/22)
- Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran (1/22)
- Katey Sagal as Nancy Abrams (1/22)
- Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman (22/22)
- Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose (22/22)
- Becca Tobin as Kitty Wilde (20/22)
- Alex Newell as Unique Adams (18/22)
- Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn (18/22)
- Dean Geyer as Brody Weston (14/22)
- Samuel Larsen as Joe Hart (13/22)
- Lauren Potter as Becky Jackson (11/22)
- Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury (10/22)
- Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta (9/22)
- Trisha Rae Stahl as Millie Rose (7/22)
- Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins (7/22)
- Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste (6/22)
- Nolan Gerard Funk as Hunter Clarington (4/22)
- Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel (3/22)
- Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray (3/22)
- NeNe Leakes as Roz Washington (3/22)
- Oliver Kieran-Jones as Adam Crawford (3/22)
- Ginny Gardner as Katie / Marissa (2/22)
- Jessica Sanchez as Frida Romero (2/22)
- Grant Gustin as Sebastian Smythe (2/22)
- Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel (2/22)
- Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Del Monico (1/22)
- Mark Christopher Lawrence as Rob Adams (1/22)
- Davenia McFadden as Betty Adams (1/22)
- Gina Hecht as Mrs. Puckerman (1/22)
- Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan (1/22)
- Aisha Tyler as Tanisha Puckerman (1/22)
- Ashley Fink as Lauren Zizes (1/22)
- Bill A. Jones as Rod Remington (1/22)
- Earlene Davis as Andrea Carmichael (1/22)
- Ali Stroker as Betty Pillsbury (1/22)
- Valerie Mahaffey as Rose Pillsbury (1/22)
- Don Most as Rusty Pillsbury (1/22)
- Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson-Hummel (1/22)
- Brad Ellis as Brad (7/22)
- Ryan Heinke as Stoner Brett (6/22)
- Pamela Chan as Dottie Kazatori (5/22)
- Daniel Curtis Lee as Phil Lipoff (4/22)
- Jesse Luken as Bobby Surette (4/22)
- Riker Lynch as Jeff (3/22)
- Curt Mega as Nick (3/22)
- Dominic Barnes as Trent (2/22)
- Neil Parker as Wes Fahey (2/22)
- Michael Hitchcock as Dalton Rumba (1/22)
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|1. "The New Rachel"||September 13, 2012|| |
Plot: Rachel is in now New York attending NYADA. There she finds herself struggling with being separated from her family and friends and her dance-instructor Cassandra July. She finds support in Kurt and her classmate Brody Weston. Meanwhile, Kurt helps out Will finding new members for the glee club, but after Blaine tells him that he doesn't belong in Lima anymore, he goes to New York. Since Rachel has graduated, the New Directions have lost their lead singer, so Blaine, Brittany, Tina, and Unique Adams, who has transferred to McKinley, compete for that open position. The Glee Club also tries to recruit new members, including Marley Rose.
Singles: "Call Me Maybe" (Wade, Blaine, Tina, and Brittany), "Americano/Dance Again" (Cassandra with NYADA Dance Students), "Never Say Never" (Jake), "New York State of Mind" (Rachel and Marley), "It's Time" (Blaine), "Chasing Pavements" (Marley with New Directions).
|2. "Britney 2.0"||September 20, 2012|| |
Plot: When Sue kicks Brittany off the Cheerios due to her failing grades, Will comes with a plan to rejuvenate her mojo and maintain the New Directions' popularity. New Directions perform various Britney Spears songs to help Brittany out of her rut. Brittany forces the rest of the glee club to do something that risks them losing their top dog status, at an assembly. Meanwhile, Marley pines for bad boy Jake Puckerman, who has a big surprise meeting coming his way. In New York, Rachel and Kurt settle happily into their new apartment, and when Cassandra claims Rachel has no sex appeal, she enlists Brody to help her with a raunchy Spears number.
Singles: "Hold It Against Me" (Brittany with Kitty and the Cheerios), "Boys/Boyfriend" (Artie and Blaine with New Directions Boys), "Womanizer" (Unique, Tina, and Marley with WMHS Girls), "3" (Tina, Joe, and Sam), "Crazy/'U Drive Me Crazy" (Marley and Jake), "Oops!... I Did It Again" (Rachel with NYADA Dance Students), "Gimme More" (Brittany with New Directions), "Everytime" (Marley).
|3. "Makeover"||September 27, 2012|| |
Plot: It's Brittany vs. Blaine for Senior Class President as elections heat up. Artie and Sam join the election after Sam feels his new found friend Brittany has deserted him. Elsewhere, Will worries that he is losing his enthusiasm for show choir, and when a golden opportunity comes along, he takes it, but worries how it will affect those who are dear to him. In New York, Kurt is given the opportunity of his dreams when he starts work as a Vogue.com contributor, and hits things off with his new boss Isabelle Wright. Also, Rachel is given a makeover with the help of Brody, and the two start to grow closer, until Rachel has an unexpected visitor.
Singles: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (Blaine), "Celebrity Skin" (Brittany and Sam), "The Way You Look Tonight/You're Never Fully Dressed" (Isabelle, Kurt, and Rachel), "A Change Would Do You Good" (Rachel and Brody).
|4. "The Break-Up"||October 4, 2012|| |
Plot: When Finn visits Rachel in New York, he feels as if he has no place in the big apple, as well as questioning Rachel's budding relationship with Brody. At the same time, Blaine travels to New York to try to get his relationship with Kurt back on track. Back in Ohio, Santana surprises Brittany by visiting her, and they are faced with a hard decistion due to the strains of having a long distance relationship. Also, Will and Emma start to quarrel over Will's new job in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, Kitty organizes a rapture at Breadstix, after which Jake decides to break up with her.
Singles: "Barely Breathing" (Finn and Blaine), "Give Your Heart a Break" (Rachel and Brody), "Teenage Dream (Acoustic Version)" (Blaine), "Don't Speak" (Finn, Blaine, Rachel, and Kurt), "Mine" (Santana), "The Scientist" (Finn, Blaine, Santana, Kurt, Brittany, Will, Emma, and Rachel).
|5. "The Role You Were Born to Play"||November 8, 2012|| |
Plot: The McKinley High School production of Grease is being cast, and director Artie recruits McKinley graduates Finn, Mercedes, and Mike to help out. Blaine is too depressed over his breakup with Kurt to play Danny; Finn recruits Ryder Lynn, a football player, who competes with Jake for the male lead. Similarly, Kitty and Marley go head-to-head for the role of Sandy. Wade has his heart set on the female role of Rizzo, but Sue has an issue with the potential casting. Additionally, Emma decides not to go to Washington with Will. Will then asks Finn to take over the glee club while he is in Washington.
Singles: "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (Blaine), "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" (Wade/Unique and Marley), "Juke Box Hero" (Finn and Ryder), "Everybody Talks" (Jake and Kitty), "Born to Hand Jive" (Mercedes, Marley, Jake, and Ryder with New Directions, Mike and Kitty).
|6. "Glease"||November 15, 2012|| |
Plot: The McKinley High production of Grease opens starring Ryder as Danny Zuko and Marley as Sandy Olsson. Santana returns to Lima to help out with the show. So do Kurt and Rachel, but things get awkward when they run into Finn and Blaine. Kitty hosts a sleepover for the girls, using it as an opportunity to undercut and bully Marley.
Singles: "Greased Lightning" (Ryder and Sam with New Directions Boys, Mike and Finn except Blaine), "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee" (Kitty with New Directions Girls except Marley), "Beauty School Drop Out " (Blaine with New Directions Girls, Kitty and Santana except Sugar), "Look at Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)" (Marley), "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" (Santana, Cassandra and Wade), "You're the One That I Want" (Ryder, Marley, Rachel, and Finn, Santana, Brittany, Kurt, and Blaine with New Directions, Mercedes, and Mike).
Absent: Mark Salling
|7. "Dynamic Duets"||November 22, 2012|| |
Plot: When New Directions’ arch foes, The Dalton Academy Warblers, steal the team’s coveted Nationals trophy, it is up to McKinley’s resident superheroes to save the day. Jake and Ryder battle over the affections of Marley. Meanwhile, Finn divides the group into pairs to perform duets. With the help and advice from Jake, Ryder gets tested that later diagnoses him dyslexic. Jake also receives some brotherly advice from Puck. Blaine meets with Hunter Clarington, The Warblers’ new team captain and wrestles with a tempting offer.
Singles: "My Dark Side" (Blaine with Dalton Academy Warblers), "Superman" (Jake and Ryder), "Holding Out for a Hero" (Kitty and Marley with New Directions), "Heroes" (Sam and Blaine), "Some Nights" (New Directions).
|8. "Thanksgiving"||November 29, 2012|| |
Plot: Sectionals is finally here and the alumni are back at McKinley for the holidays, as promised, with the exception of Kurt and Rachel who choose to stay in New York and end up throwing a party with Isabelle. Marley continues to struggle with her weight issues, along with the fear of letting her team down at competition. Meanwhile, Finn has the alumni mentor the new kids, so they can be at their best to beat The Warblers. Tension between Santana and Quinn heats up. Marley's body is pushed too far, potentially ruining their chances at winning.
Singles: "Homeward Bound/Home" (Quinn, Puck, Mike, Santana, Mercedes, and Finn), "Come See About Me" (Quinn, Santana, and Brittany), "Whistle" (Hunter with Dalton Academy Warblers), "Live While We're Young" (Sebastian and Hunter with Dalton Academy Warblers), "Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time" (Isabelle, Kurt, and Rachel with Isabelle's Friends and Brody), "Gangnam Style" (Tina with Ryder, Kitty and New Directions).
|9. "Swan Song"||December 6, 2012|| |
Plot: After a loss at Sectionals, everyone blames Marley, including herself. Meanwhile, Brittany and Sam start a relationship. Sue takes over the choir room, ending glee. The kids of New Directions all go their separate ways, joining new clubs, thinking there's no future to it; Finn struggles to find a new place to bring them all back together. Meanwhile in New York, at NYADA the Winter Showcase is here. Rachel receives a very special honor from Carmen Tibideaux. After Rachel's performances, to his surprise, Carmen offers Kurt a chance to reaudition.
Singles: "Something Stupid" (Brittany and Sam), "All That Jazz" (Cassandra and Rachel with NYADA Dance Students), "Being Good Isn't Good Enough" (Rachel), "O Holy Night" (Rachel), "Being Alive" (Kurt), "Don't Dream It's Over" (Finn and New Directions).
Absent: Amber Riley
|10. "Glee, Actually"||December 13, 2012|| |
Plot: It's Christmas time and the New Directions kids are all spending it their own way. Artie resents being in his wheelchair, but with help from his Christmas angel, Rory and a Christmas dream, he realizes without the chair, everything would be different. Brittany and Sam prepare for the 2012 Mayan apocalypse, making the most out of their final days. Sue draws Millie Rose, Marley's mom, who is struggling to have a good Christmas, in a Secret Santa and in the Christmas spirit, is incredibly generous. Puck and Jake bond together. They share a joyful evening with their mothers, where Puck says he is going to move back to Lima. With big news, Burt visits Kurt in New York and brings along Blaine.
Singles: "Feliz Navidad" (Artie), "White Christmas" (Blaine and Kurt), "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" (Jake and Puck), "Jingle Bell Rock" (Sam with the Cheerios), "The First Noel" (Marley), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Puck, Kurt, and New Directions with Finn).
|11. "Sadie Hawkins"||January 24, 2013|| |
Plot: The girls of McKinley High finally have the power when Tina plans a Sadie Hawkins dance. Everyone's nervous as the girls of New Directions ask their desired guys while secret crushes spread throughout the glee club. Sam and Blaine also investigate a possibility of The Warblers cheating at Sectionals. Kitty sets her eye on Puck. Meanwhile in New York, Rachel is preoccupied with Brody, so Kurt tries to find his niche in NYADA, befriending the lead of the glee club, Adam's Apples, Adam.
Singles: "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (Tina), "Baby Got Back" (Adam with The Apples), "Tell Him" (Marley and Brittany with New Direction Girls), "No Scrubs" (New Directions Boys except Jake), "Locked Out of Heaven" (Marley and Unique with New Directions Girls except Kitty), "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Ryder with Artie, Joe, and Unique).
|12. "Naked"||January 31, 2013|| |
Plot: After advancing to Regionals on a technicality, the glee club scrambles to raise money to fund their trip. Tina has the idea to produce and sell a sexy calendar, but not everyone is excited about the plan. The New Directions take action when Sam’s obsession with his body reaches extreme levels. Meanwhile, Jake and Marley’s relationship advances with help from an unlikely ally. Finn steps up his game in his seemingly endless battle with Sue. At NYADA, Rachel is offered a lead in a student film, but balks when she learns the role requires she appear topless. Kurt brings in Santana and Quinn to talk Rachel out of it.
Singles: "Torn" (Rachel), "Centerfold/Hot In Herre" (Sam, Ryder, and Jake with New Directions Boys and the Cheerios except Artie), "A Thousand Years" (Marley and Jake), "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (Jake), "Love Song" (Rachel, Santana, and Quinn), "This Is the New Year" (New Directions).
|13. "Diva"||February 7, 2013|| |
Plot: Concerned the kids of New Directions don't have the killer instinct to win at Regionals, Finn assigns the club to let loose their inner divas. Tina's infatuation with Blaine reaches a tipping point and she comes to a realization. Santana’s return creates trouble for Sam and Brittany as well as deciding what to do with her future. Emma is in a time of chaos because of preparations for the upcoming wedding. With Will away, Finn and Emma help each other out. In New York, Kurt can not take Rachel's arrogant attitude, so he challenges her to a sing-off for bragging rights at NYADA.
Singles: "Diva" (New Directions Girls and Blaine), "Don't Stop Me Now" (Blaine with New Directions), "Nutbush City Limits" (Santana with The Cardinals), "Make No Mistake (She's Mine)" (Santana and Sam), "Bring Him Home" (Rachel and Kurt), "Hung Up" (Tina), "Girl on Fire" (Santana).
|14. "I Do"||February 14, 2013|| |
Plot: Emma’s nerves begin to frazzle as her Valentine’s Day wedding draws near. Will tasks Finn and New Directions with being the entertainment for the reception; his weekly assignment is, appropriately, romantic love songs. Ryder struggles to hide his true feelings for Marley, even as he helps her clueless boyfriend Jake give her a Valentine’s Day week to remember. Sparks fly as old romantic relationships are rekindled, and new – and unexpected – ones begin. Rachel offers Finn support as he wrestles with keeping a secret, leading to an unforeseen turn of events.
Singles: "You’re All I Need to Get By" (Jake and Marley with New Directions Boys), "Getting Married Today" (Mercedes, Will, and Emma with Wedding Guests), "Just Can't Get Enough" (Blaine and Kurt with Marley, Brittany, and Sam), "We've Got Tonite" (Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Blaine, Marley, Jake, Quinn, Santana, Artie, and Betty), "Anything Could Happen" (Marley, Artie, and Jake with New Directions).
|15. "Girls (and Boys) on Film"||March 7, 2013|| |
Plot: Will’s weekly assignment for New Directions is to choose aspirational songs from their favorite movies, and he puts the boys against the girls in a Glee Club mash-up competition. Snowed in at their New York apartment, Santana continues to ruffle her new roommates’ feathers. When her snooping reveals two shocking discoveries, it leads to speculation about one cohabitant, and elicits a difficult confession from another. Meanwhile, Finn tries to locate Emma. Rachel, Finn and Marley each make risky confessions with varying degrees of success. A secret about Brody is revealed.
Singles: "You're All the World to Me" (Will and Emma), "Shout" (Blaine and Brittany with New Directions), "Come What May" (Blaine and Kurt), "Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone" (Blaine and Sam with New Directions Boys), "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl" (Unique and Marley with New Directions Girls), "In Your Eyes" (Will with Unique and New Directions), "Unchained Melody" (Jake and Ryder), "Footloose" (Sam, Artie, and Joe with New Directions).
|16. "Feud"||March 14, 2013|| |
Plot: The kids of New Directions intervene as tensions continue to grow between Finn and Mr. Schue, and give them a lesson for the first time. feuds. The lesson spills over to include several members of New Directions, as well. Santana is suspicious about Brody and his extra-curricular activities. Meanwhile, Blaine and Sue compete in a head-to-head sing-off in order to determine Blaine’s future as a Cheerio. Meanwhile Ryder starts to falling for a girl that he has only ever had contact with over the internet via messages.
Singles: "How To Be a Heartbreaker" (Brody and Rachel), "The Bitch Is Back/Dress You Up" (Ryder and Unique with New Directions), "Cold Hearted" (Santana with NYADA Dance Girls), "Bye Bye Bye/I Want It That Way" (Will and Finn with New Directions Boys), "I Still Believe/Super Bass" (Blaine and Sue with New Directions and the Cheerios), "Closer" (Ryder and Jake with New Directions).
|17. "Guilty Pleasures"||March 21, 2013|| |
Plot: With Finn gone and Will out sick, Blaine and Sam take charge of the leaderless glee club. In a bid to bring the kids of New Directions closer together, they suggest that for their weekly assignment the New Directions perform songs by their own musical guilty pleasures. What starts out as a very personal and potentially embarrassing exercise soon morphs into a unifying display of friendship. Meanwhile, in New York, Rachel learns the truth about Brody, leading her to make an empowered decision about her future.
Singles: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (Blaine and Sam with New Directions), "Copacabana" (Sam with New Directions), "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Blaine), "Wannabe" (New Directions Girls except Sugar), "My Prerogative" (Jake with New Directions Boys), "Creep" (Brody and Rachel), "Mamma Mia" (Rachel, Santana, Kurt, and New Directions).
|18. "Shooting Star"||April 11, 2013|| |
Plot: Brittany predicts that a meteor will strike Lima. For their weekly assignment, Will gives the kids the theme “Last Chance” in the hopes their fear of the impending disaster will inspire them to live each day as if it could be their last. While Will’s lesson plan has the residual effect of prompting a heartfelt and unexpected confession from Coach Beiste, its premise suddenly takes on new meaning when the school is immersed in a terrifyingly real event. Meanwhile, when Ryder discovers, much to his delight, that Katie – the girl he’s been communicating with strictly via text message – is a student at McKinley, he decides to initiate the next step in their relationship.
|19. "Sweet Dreams"||April 18, 2013|| |
Plot: Rachel psyches herself up for what she believes will be the most important audition of her life: a chance to play “Fanny Brice” in an all-new Broadway production of Funny Girl. She gets a surprise visit from her mother, Shelby, who offers some very valuable advice. Finn begins to settle into his new life as a college student at The University of Lima. While he takes to the school’s party atmosphere with ease with new roommate Puck, it takes heartfelt conversations from friends to put his priorities back in order. Meanwhile, Marley, tries to work up the confidence to suggest that Mr. Schue look at her original music as an alternative for Regionals.
Singles: "Next to Me" (Shelby and Rachel), "Fight for Your Right (To Party)" (Finn and Puck with Party Guests), "You Have More Friends Than You Know" (Marley, Blaine, Unique, and Sam) "Don't Stop Believin'" (Rachel with Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Tina, and Artie), "Outcast" (New Directions).
|20. "Lights Out"||April 25, 2013|| |
Plot: When the power goes out at McKinley High, Will enlists the members of New Directions to "unplug" and perform acoustic numbers. Meanwhile, Ryder continues his long quest to discover who Katie is, along the way revealing a secret to the Glee Club leading to Kitty and Ryder's relationship to grow. Sue finds herself living a great life after being fired, becoming a training coach at a local gym, but Becky awaits her return and decides to tell Principal Figgins what happened. Meanwhile, in New York, Isabelle Wright asks Kurt to volunteer at the Vogue.com charity event, with Rachel and Santana in tow. Santana finally figures out what she wants to do with her life.
Singles: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Sam with Ryder and New Directions), "Everybody Hurts" (Ryder), "We Will Rock You" (New Directions), "Little Girls" (Sue), "At the Ballet" (Santana, Isabelle, Rachel, and Kurt), "Longest Time" (New Directions).
|21. "Wonder-ful"||May 2, 2013|| |
Plot: Will tries sharing his positive vibe by assigning the kids the music of Stevie Wonder. Artie gets word that he has been accepted to his college of choice, but it takes some prodding from Kitty in order for him to confront the his mother about it. As Rachel prepares for her second callback for Funny Girl, she learns that she needs to get permission from her professors, including Cassandra. Mercedes and Mike return to Lima to help get the new New Directions ready for Regionals. Mercedes must contend with some disheartening news from Los Angeles. And when Kurt comes home to check on Burt's health, Blaine ponders his own future with Kurt and reaches out to Burt for advice.
Singles: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Kitty with New Directions), "Superstition" (Mercedes and New Directions with Mike and Kurt), "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Kurt with Marley, Kitty, and Tina), "I Wish" (Jake with Marley and New Directions), "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Cassandra with NYADA Students), "Higher Ground" (Mercedes), "For Once in My Life" (Artie with New Directions).
|22. "All or Nothing"||May 9, 2013|| |
Plot: The New Directions face the Hoosierdaddies and the Waffletoots at Regionals, using one of Marley's original songs. Blaine continues with his preparations to propose to Kurt. Ryder tries to learn who his catfisher is, but someone covers for the real culprit. Brittany has her MIT interview and upon her return from Boston, classmates and teachers notice a drastic change in her behavior and attempt to remedy it, where Santana comes back to help. Meanwhile, Rachel puts it all on the line at her final Funny Girl callback.
Singles: "To Love You More" (Rachel), "Rainbow Connection" (The Waffletoots), "Clarity" (Frida with Hoosierdaddies), "Wings" (Frida with Hoosierdaddies), "Hall of Fame"(New Directions) "I Love It" (New Directions Girls), "All or Nothing" (Marley and Blaine with New Directions).
- The introduction of the next generation of New Directions: Unique Adams, Marley Rose, Kitty Wilde, Jake Puckerman and Ryder Lynn.
- The break up/dramas of several couples: Finchel, Klaine, Brittana and Wemma.
- The love triangles of Marley/Ryder/Jake and Sam/Brittany/Santana.
- Marley struggling with self-image issues.
- Will leaving and putting Finn in charge of the glee club.
- New Directions loss at Sectionals and re-entering the competition after Warblers' disqualification.
- The unaccomplished, and now accomplished Wemma wedding.
- Kurt and Rachel's future in New York and NYADA.
- Santana's move to New York and settling in with Kurt and Rachel, as well figuring out what to do with her life.
- Ryder's catfish storyline, and finding out Unique is the catfish.
- Rachel's rivalry with her dance teacher, Cassandra.
- Rachel's pregnancy scare and her break-up with Brody after finding out about his secret.
- Blaine dealing with his crush on Sam and Tina dealing with her crush on Blaine.
- A gunshot going off at McKinley which sends everyone into panic.
- Rachel's "Funny Girl" audition and callbacks.
- Kurt working at Vogue.com and meeting/befriending, Isabelle Wright.
- Burt discovering he has cancer, and the news of having been cured.
- Finn deciding what to do with his life.
- Blaine planning to propose to Kurt.
- Brittany receiving a near perfect SAT score and subsequently graduating early and getting an early admission invitation from MIT.
- Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chord Overstreet are the only main cast members to have appeared in every episode. Recurring guest stars, Melissa Benoist and Jacob Artist also are in all the episodes. This also makes this season the one with the most absent main cast members, with an average of 3.5 cast members absent per episode.
- Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, and Amber Riley had been absent for their first episodes this season, leaving Kevin McHale as the only actor to have appeared in every episode.
- Family members of Marley, Jake, Artie, and Unique were introduced.
- For now, it is the season with the least amount of released albums, without counting EPs.
- Although a disc titled "Season 4, Volume 1" was released, there was no other volumes released.
- This is the first season in which Vocal Adrenaline and Jesse St. James do not appear in.
- Puck and Mike are the only characters in the main cast to not have solos.
- Finn's solo was only on an album, and wasn't featured in an episode.
- There were only two episodes with the full main cast, Thanksgiving and I Do.
- There were only four episodes with all twelve members of New Directions present; Thanksgiving, Sadie Hawkins, Girls (and Boys) On Film and All or Nothing. The Role You Were Born to Play and Glease does not count since Kitty and Ryder weren't members yet.
- Except for competitions, there were only two group numbers, in which all of the current New Directions members performed, Shout and Footloose, both performed in Girls (and Boys) on Film.
- Two couples broke up over the summer, Tina and Mike and Sam and Mercedes.
- This is the final television appearance of Cory Monteith, who died unexpectedly on July 13, 2013.
- Season Four is the season that has the most number of mash-up songs released and performed.
- Kitty wore her cheerios uniform in every episode she appeared in.
- This is the final season in which Joe and Sugar appear.
- Even though Lea Michele was supposed to appear in every episode, Rachel Berry is absent in The Role You Were Born To Play, Dynamic Duets and Shooting Star.
Albums released in or during the Season
- Britney 2.0 (EP)
- Glee: The Music Presents Glease
- Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1
- Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3
- Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Four