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Episode One

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Auditions for New Directions take place. Mercedes Sam Sugar Stoner Brett N/A
Kurt De'wanda
Tina Sunshine Blaine Jake
Rachel Marley
A male character is seen singing in the shower. Finn Sam N/A Brody N/A
A performance intimidates someone in New Directions. Vocal Adrenaline's Rehab Sunshine's Telephone Harmony's Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do Marley's New York State of Mind N/A
A couple has broken up. N/A Artie and Tina Sam and Mercedes Mike and Tina N/A
Puck and Lauren
Someone gets a slushie in the face. Rachel Kurt Finn Marley N/A
Unique
A new faculty member is introduced.

Will

Sue

Shannon Beiste Nancy Bletheim Cassandra July N/A
Millie Rose
A faculty member is accused of doing something inappropriate. Sandy is accused for touching Hank inappropriately Beiste is falsely accused of touching Brittany inappropriately N/A Cassandra is accused of being drunk in class. Figgins is accused of various misdeeds that were planted by Sue.
A male member of the glee club has left. N/A Matt Sam Rory Joe (possibly)
A song is sung in the courtyard. N/A Empire State of Mind It's Not Unusual It's Time Got To Get You Into My Life
Blaine sings in the courtyard. N/A It's Not Unusual It's Time Got To Get You Into My Life
Jacob Ben Israel interviews the New Directions. N/A About their summer. About their senior year. About their newfound popularity and about who the "New Rachel" will be. N/A
Sue has a plan to... N/A Get Shannon fired. Remove arts programs. N/A Get Figgins fired and become the new prinicpal.
A confrontation involving one of the Cheerios. N/A Quinn vs. Santana Santana vs. Becky Kitty vs. Marley Kitty vs. Bree
A rival for Rachel is introduced Mercedes Sunshine Harmony Cassandra N/A
Someone rejoins the Cheerios N/A Quinn Brittany N/A
Santana
Someone gets jealous of another student. Rachel is jealous of Hank. Rachel is jealous of Sunshine. Finn is jealous of Blaine. Brittany, Blaine, and Tina are jealous of Unique. Bree is jealous of Kitty
Someone gives Kurt a hard time. Puck Azimio N/A Kitty N/A
A mash-up is performed. That's the Way (I Like It)/(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty N/A Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do Americano/Dance Again N/A
Recent pop songs of the year are performed. I Kissed a Girl Telephone N/A Call Me Maybe N/A
Empire State of Mind Dance Again
Billionaire
A female brunette with a powerful voice is introduced and sings a solo. Rachel Sunshine Harmony Marley N/A
Rachel sings a duet Don't Stop Believin' with Finn Telephone with Sunshine Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead with Kurt New York State of Mind with Marley A Hard Day's Night with Santana
Mike and Tina's relationship. N/A They begin dating each other. Tina loses her virginity to Mike. They break up. It's revealed Mike broke up with her because she wasn't "Asian enough."
Someone watches New Directions performing in auditorium. Puck Sam and Sunshine Quinn Jake N/A
Sue, Quinn and Santana
Someone isn't welcomed by the New Directions. Finn
(after he quits)
Sunshine Blaine Unique N/A
At the end of the episode, the New Directions perform in a specific color. Red N/A Purple Black Red
A male character leaves/has left the glee club. Hank Matt Sam Rory Joe
A performance intimidates Rachel Rehab Listen Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do Americano/Dance Again N/A

Episode Two

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The plot revolves around the Glee club members being unhappy with Will's decision About performing disco songs. About Will's stance against Britney Spears songs. About setting up Booty Camp. N/A
Sexual performance at pep rally. Push It Toxic N/A Gimme More N/A
Brittany's first... Brittany's first appearance. Brittany's first solo. Brittany's first campaign for class president. Brittany's first voiceover. Brittany's first absence in a Prom episode.
A New Directions girl singing directly to a crush. Rachel sings Take a Bow about Finn. Rachel sings The Only Exception to Finn. N/A Marley sings Everytime to Jake. N/A
Brittany realizes her self-worth and gains confidence to do something. N/A Has a Britney Spears fantasy and gains the confidence to step up and perform To run for class president because she is a "bicorn" In the end of episode she gets back her confidence N/A
An adult special guest star appears. N/A John Stamos as Carl Howell Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran Kate Hudson as Cassandra July Peter Facinelli as Rupert Campion
All the songs are in the theme in except one. N/A All the songs are Britney Spears songs except for The Only Exception All the songs are from West Side Story except for I'm The Greatest Star All the songs are Britney Spears songs except for Boyfriend and Crazy N/A
Will gets angry with a student. At Rachel for the sexual performance at the assembly. At Kurt for mouthing off to him. At Quinn, because she blames him for everything that happened to her At Brittany, because she lip-synced in the pep rally performance. N/A
Finn and Rachel share a kiss. On the stage. In the locker room. At the repair shop. N/A
Rachel has a conflict with another person, which then makes her sing a song Rachel sings Take a Bow after fighting with Finn over their "secret" kiss. Rachel sings Baby One More Time after she feels threatened about how her relationship with Finn is working. Rachel and Shelby sing Somewhere about their kinship. Rachel sings Oops... I Did It Again to prove to Cassandra that she can be sexy. Rachel and Kurt sing Get Back because Rachel is sad since Santana made a commercial and she hasn't achieved anything yet.
The last song performed is a solo Take a Bow The Only Exception Something's Coming Everytime N/A
The plot revolves around Brittany. N/A Her confidence about singing Britney songs. Helping Kurt with his campaign, and then starting her own campaign. Becomes depressed after getting kicked off the Cheerios and not hearing from Santana. N/A
Brittany is sad because... N/A She doesn't want to live under Britney's shadow. She thinks she disappointed Kurt as his campaign manager. She misses Santana and was kicked off the Cheerios. N/A
It is a tribute episode No Yes No Yes Yes

Episode Three

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The episode is named as a result of snappy word play. Yes N/A
Kurt and Mercedes hit a small bump in their friendship. Mercedes has crush on Kurt, but Kurt is gay. Mercedes is a Christian while Kurt is an atheist. Mercedes has a conflict with everyone, including Kurt, during It's All Over. N/A
Mercedes' first released solo of the season Bust Your Windows I Look to You Spotlight N/A I'll Stand by You
The episode contains a religious theme. N/A Finn thinks he has found God in the form of his grilled cheese sandwich. Will wants to learn how to pray with Emma. N/A New Directions say goodbye to Finn.
Someone's parents are introduced. Will's parents. N/A Mike's parents N/A
Emma's parents.
Puck sings. I Wanna Sex You Up Only The Good Die Young It's All Over N/A Seasons of Love
No Surrender
A dinner with parents. Will and Terri with Will's parents. Kurt and Finn with Burt and Carole. Will and Emma with Emma's parents. N/A
Mercedes is greatly featured She has a crush on Kurt. She tries to help Kurt and takes him to church. Mercedes competes for the part of Maria against Rachel. N/A She pays tribute to Finn.
Someone has a medical issue. Henri chopped off his thumbs. Burt has a heart attack The origins of Emma's OCD are revealed. N/A Finn passes away.
Someone starts his/her campaign for senior class president. N/A Brittany Blaine N/A
Brittany

Episode Four

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Pregnancy is mentioned. Quinn reveals she is pregnant with Finn's baby. Kurt assumes Rachel is pregnant. Brittany says the Selena Gomez's pregnancy rumors are false. N/A Unique suggests reenacting a birth on stage.
A secret is revealed. Quinn reveals she's pregnant, but it turns out to be Puck's baby, not Finn's. Sam reveals that he's not a natural blonde. Brittany and Santana are officially dating. Blaine cheats on Kurt. Bree's manipulations towards Jake
A male character joins the club. Puck Sam Rory N/A
Matt
Mike
Kurt discusses his sexuality with his dad. Kurt comes out to Burt. They discuss how lonely Kurt feels because he is the only openly gay student at McKinley. Kurt believes that voters won't vote for his dad because he has a gay son. N/A
Rachel and a solo. Rachel gets angry about losing the solo to Tina. Rachel purposely tries to not get a solo. N/A Rachel mentions singing My Man.
An intimate moment between Brittany and Santana. N/A They make-out in Brittany Pierce's room. They hold hands at Breadstix. They share a kiss in Santana's room. N/A
Finn tries to help someone feel accepted. Kurt on the football team. Sam on joining the glee club and facing bullies. Rory on joining the glee club and making new friends at school. N/A
Someone isn't feeling like a part of the group. Rachel Kurt Santana Blaine Marley
A member of and New Directions quits because of solos Rachel N/A Brittany N/A
Santana
A song containing a word that references nighttime is sung. Tonight (Tina) N/A Last Friday Night N/A Marry The Night
Relationship problems or intimacy. Quinn and Finn Brittany and Artie Puck and Shelby Finn and Rachel Jake and Marley
Kurt and Blaine
Will and Terri Quinn and Sam Brittany and Santana Sam and Penny
Will and Emma
A song by Katy Perry is performed. N/A Last Friday Night Teenage Dream Wide Awake
Roar
Blaine and Katy Perry N/A Blaine sings Last Friday Night Blaine sings Teenage Dream Blaine mentions he's a proud Katy Perry.

Episode Five

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The students perform with an adult. Last Name with April Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? with Carl N/A Born to Hand Jive with Mercedes and Mike Blurred Lines with Will
Juke Box Hero with Finn
The first song performed in the episode is from a musical, which has some sort of significance. Maybe This Time (Cabaret) Science Fiction Double Feature (The Rocky Horror Show) Tonight (West Side Story) Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease) You Are Woman, I Am Man (Funny Girl)
Relationship problems involving Will and Emma. Emma accuses Will of having feelings for April, implying she's jealous. Will is jealous of Carl. N/A Emma lies about going to Washington D.C., but tells him the truth. N/A
Will's motives are questioned. Emma questions him about letting April joining glee club. Principal Figgins questions him about doing The Rocky Horror Show as the school play. N/A Sue fires Will for inappropriate behavior when he tries to get the students to twerk.
A new major character is introduced. April Carl Sebastian Ryder N/A
A promiscuous character is involved with the storyline. April N/A Sebastian N/A Bree
The episode title begins with "The" The Rhodes Not Taken The Rocky Horror Glee Show The First Time The Role You Were Born to Play The End of Twerk
A released song has two separate performances. Quinn's version of Don't Stop Believin' is performed after being performed in Pilot. There's a Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place) is shown at two separate times in the episode. A Boy Like That/I Have A Love was split in two parts of the episode. N/A
Kurt loses his "innocence." Gets drunk for the first time. N/A Loses his virginity. N/A Gets a tattoo and a piercing.
Someone cries after a performance. Kurt after Maybe This Time N/A Beiste after Tonight Blaine after Hopelessly Devoted To You Unique after If I Were a Boy
Marley after Wrecking Ball
Sue interferes with the school musical. Yes No Yes No
The longest episode title of the season. Yes No Yes No

Episode Six

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The mash-up competition takes place. Boys vs Girls New Directions vs. The Troubletones N/A
A teacher, other than Will, is present for the mash-up competition. Emma Beiste Shelby N/A
The competing show choirs for Sectionals are revealed. Jane Addams Academy and Haverbrook School for the Deaf Dalton Academy Warblers and The Hipsters The Troubletones and The Unitards N/A
Mercedes has a solo in the all-girls mash-up performance and the performances are all one color. Halo/Walking on Sunshine in yellow. Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer in black. Rumour Has It/Someone Like You in black. N/A
Puck and math class. Puck mentions that he hasn't been to a math class in two years. Artie offers to tutor Puck in geometry because he's failing. Shelby is Puck's geometry substitute teacher. N/A

Kurt wants to be part of the girl's team in the Mash Up competition, but Will won't let him.

Yes N/A

Episode Seven

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Sue tries to turn the glee club against Will. Dividing the kids by minority Giving Holly Will’s job N/A
Finn and Gwyneth Paltrow Finn mentions Gwyneth Paltrow. Finn dances with Holly Holiday, who is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow. N/A Finn mentions The Avengers, a film starring Gwyneth Paltrow. N/A
New Directions gets a new director. Sue Holly Shelby Finn N/A
The glee club performs a fun Top 40 number Hate on Me Forget You I Kissed a Girl Some Nights The Fox
The glee club performs a big number at the end in the auditorium Keep Holding On Singin' In the Rain/Umbrella N/A Some Nights The Fox
A group number is performed to show support for a character. Quinn N/A Santana Blaine
A substitute for Will. Sue Holly N/A Finn N/A
A duet between two females. N/A Holly and Rachel sing Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag. Rachel and Santana in I Kissed a Girl. Kitty and Marley sing Holding Out for a Hero. N/A

Episode Eight

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Plot involves a wedding Emma and Ken Burt and Carole N/A
Sue and herself.
Rod and Andrea
Dance tutorials. Will teaches Emma to waltz. Kurt teaches Finn and Burt to waltz. Will teaches the New Directions Boys. Mike teaches the boys during sectionals rehearsals. N/A
Someone returns to Ohio. N/A Doris Sam Quinn N/A
A fight involving a member (or former member) of New Directions breaks out. Finn and Azimio Sam and Karofsky Blaine and Sam Quinn and Santana N/A
A teacher separates the fight. Ken separates Finn and Azimio Beiste separates Sam and David Will separates Blaine and Sam N/A N/A
Former members rejoin the glee club by the end of the episode. Finn N/A Brittany N/A
Mercedes
Santana
Quinn and a secret. Sue discovers Quinn is pregnant. N/A Quinn plans to reveal Puck and Shelby Corcoran's affair. Quinn reveals she is dating her 35-year old, married Yale professor. N/A

Episode Nine

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Mentions of disabilities. The episode focuses on Artie's disability. Episode title refers to students with disabilities. Artie mentions his physical disability. N/A Tina accidentally throws Artie out of his wheelchair.
Becky Jackson is introduced.
Jean Sylvester is introduced.
Tina and Artie interaction. Tina and Artie begin dating. Tina tells Artie that she believes Mike and Brittany are having an affair. N/A They run into each other in the hallway. They fight for the valedictorian title.
Finn fights with his girlfriend Quinn Rachel Rachel N/A
Rachel fights for a solo. Kurt and Rachel have a diva-off to win the Defying Gravity solo. Rachel fights for a solo at Sectionals when Will decides he wants new singers. Rachel sings River for the lead in Artie's Christmas Special. N/A Santana sings Don't Rain on My Parade and Rachel gets angry because she thinks it's Rachel's song.
Kurt auditions for something with a song from a musical. Defying Gravity for a solo Don't Cry for Me Argentina for a solo N/A Being Alive for NYADA N/A
Someone in New Directions misses someone. N/A New Directions miss Kurt. Sam and Rory miss their family. Artie misses Sugar. N/A
Kurt sings a song from a musical. Defying Gravity Don't Cry for Me Argentina My Favorite Things Being Alive N/A
Kurt faces a difficulty, concerning another person.

Defying Gravity diva-off

(Rachel Berry)

N/A N/A Carmen Tibideaux Elliott Gilbert

Rachel faces a competition.

Defying Gravity diva-off Sectionals N/A Winter Showcase Santana auditions for Funny Girl's Fanny Brice understudy and this starts a competition feud between them.

Episode Ten

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Kurt admits that he's in love with someone. Finn Blaine N/A Blaine N/A
Someone surprises Will at his apartment. Rachel Sue and New Directions N/A Emma
Someone develops an unlikely crush. Rachel develops a crush on Will. N/A Becky develops a crush on Artie. N/A Tina and Sam kiss.
The final song is a New Directions group number Lean on Me Welcome Christmas We Found Love Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas N/A
Rachel sings a solo to the object of her affection. Crush to Will Merry Christmas Darling to Finn Without You to Finn N/A

Episode Eleven

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New Directions perform with another group. Haverbrook School for the Deaf McKinley Titans Dalton Academy Warblers N/A
A mash-up or medley is performed. Hair/Crazy in Love Thriller/Heads Will Roll N/A Mr. Roboto/Counting Stars
Wigs are involved Hair/Crazy in Love California Gurls N/A Unique wears a wig.
Sue tries to sabotage New Directions. Sue demands that Will gives her the setlist. Sue forces Quinn, Brittany, and Santana choose between the Cheerios and New Directions. N/A Sue makes a call to the hotel where the kids are staying and attempts to prevent them to be allowed to be there.
Puck and Quinn play vital roles. Puck and Quinn babysit together to see if Puck can be a good father. Quinn has to choose between glee and the Cheerios while Puck attempts to revive his friendship with Finn. Quinn says goodbye to her past loves, including Puck. Puck and Quinn return to McKinley to mentor Jake and Kitty. N/A
Nielson ratings are among the highest (or lowest) of the season. 6.18 million viewers, lowest of the season. 26.80 million viewers, highest of the season (and overall). 9.07 million viewers, second highest of the season. 6.79 million viewers, third highest of the season. 2.30 million viewers, lowest rating of the season so far.
Rachel sings a duet with a love interest You're The One That I Want with her crush Finn. Need You Now with her ex Puck. I Just Can't Stop Loving You with her boyfriend Finn. N/A
The Warblers make an appearance. No Yes No

Episode Twelve

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Mentions of possible disqualification. New Directions Dalton Academy Warblers N/A Dalton Academy Warblers get disqualified. N/A
Pajamas are worn Jump performance features pajamas. Rachel, Kurt and Mercedes have a sleepover. Rachel, Kurt, and Mercedes have another sleepover. Rachel wears pajamas during Torn. N/A
Quinn tries to reclaim her past Quinn tries to get into the Cheerios yearbook photo Quinn gets back together with Finn N/A Quinn kisses Puck.
Talk of a hypothetical gay marriage involving Blaine. N/A Blaine mentions that if he and Jeremiah got married, the Gap would give him a 50% discount. Rachel asks Kurt what he would do if Blaine proposed to him. N/A April asks Blaine and Kurt when are they getting married.
Rachel sings with her hairbrush. N/A Firework N/A Torn N/A

Episode Thirteen

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Rachel has a stand off with a rival. Rachel and Mercedes both want the solo at Sectionals. Rachel and Mercedes sing Take Me or Leave Me. N/A Rachel and Kurt sing Bring Him Home at NYADA. Rachel is willing to give Santana 10 Funny Girl shows, but Santana wants them all.
Infedelity is revealed. Finn learns that Quinn cheated on him with Puck Sam finds out Quinn cheated on him with Finn. Mercedes reveals to Shane that she cheated on him with Sam. N/A Santana and Brittany kiss each other and have romantic interaction. However, it is not clear if this is infidelity as Santana and Dani's relationship status is unknown.
A song is sung with the word "love" in the title. N/A Somebody to Love Chapel of Love N/A
L-O-V-E
Let Me Love You
I Will Always Love You
Love Shack
Santana has troubles involving her relationship with Brittany. N/A Principal Figgins won't allow them to kiss in public. Santana receives a call from Tina about Brittany and Sam's relationship. Brittany wants Santana to go to Lesbos with her and never come back, but Santana isn't sure.
Santana and Sam interaction. N/A They start dating. Sam and The God Squad serenade Brittany a singing telegram from Santana Santana and Sam face-off for Brittany's affections. N/A
Santana and Brittany interact romantically. No, but it is first mentioned that they have sex. N/A They kiss.

Episode Fourteen

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Will does or talks about something he regrets. He makes out with Shelby He drunk-dials Sue He reveals he contemplated suicide. He regrets leaving Emma with all the planning for the wedding and dismissing her stress. N/A
Rachel's first... Rachel's mother, Shelby, makes her first appearance. Rachel's first time having a party and drinking alcohol. Rachel's first wedding. Rachel's first pregnancy scare. Rachel's first own chauffeur
A glee club member has a date with an LGBT character. Finn goes on a date with Brittany and Santana. Rachel goes on a date with Blaine. N/A Tina attends Will and Emma's wedding with Blaine. N/A
Rachel gives Finn hell. She sings Gives You Hell to him. She hangs all over him while drunk. She makes him angry about the nude photo Sebastian made of him. She mentions her and Brody moving in together. N/A
Something happens that relates to Rachel and Finn's relationship. They start dating then break up. Rachel is needy to him when drunk, claiming she will do "anything" for him. They almost get married. After singing We've Got Tonite, they have sex and Rachel has a pregnancy scare. N/A
Blaine and Kurt stay distant. N/A Blaine doubts about his sexuality and this leads to a confrontation between him and Kurt. N/A Kurt and Blaine are together in Will and Emma's wedding but stay "just friends." Blaine moves with Kurt and they realize they can't get enough self space, so Blaine moves out.

Episode Fifteen

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Artie gets the girl. Tina Brittany Quinn as a friend. N/A
The topic of sex or sexuality is discussed. Emma, Rachel and Finn plan on losing their virginity. Holly teaches sex education. N/A Rachel has a pregnancy scare. Kurt is gay bashed.
Emma sings. Like a Virgin Afternoon Delight N/A You're All the World to Me N/A
Santana's first... Santana sings for the first time. Santana admits her feelings for Brittany for the first time. N/A Santana experiences her first real week in New York. N/A
An adult performs with someone younger. Vogue by Sue with Kurt and Mercedes. Landslide by Holly with Santana and Brittany. Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio by Cooper with Blaine. In Your Eyes, by Will with New Directions. N/A

Episode Sixteen

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Kurt sings with a boy he likes, which impacts their relationship. He sings A House Is Not a Home with Finn. He sings Candles with Blaine. N/A He sings Love Is a Battlefield with Blaine.
Mercedes sings a solo to find her own self-confidence. Beautiful Hell to the No Disco Inferno N/A I Want to Know What Love Is
A song is sung about a second chance to make things right. Home Get It Right N/A Let's Wait Awhile
Sue tries to sabotage a show choir that threatens their chances at Regionals. She takes over the auditorium so New Directions can't practice for Regionals. She fakes a cease and desist letter from My Chemical Romance so they have no set list for Regionals She forces Kurt and Mercedes to convince Unique to go onstage in drag to jeopardize Vocal Adrenaline from winning Regionals. N/A
Kurt's feelings are reciprocated Finn becomes his friend despite knowledge of Kurt's crush. Blaine admits to liking Kurt and kisses him. N/A Blaine and him feel that they're competing.
Blaine sings a duet. N/A Candles with Kurt N/A I Still Believe/Super Bass with Sue Love Is a Battlefield with Kurt

Episode Seventeen

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New Directions sings overlooked songs. They sing songs with a bad reputation. They sing songs that are under-appreciated. N/A They sing their guilty pleasure songs. N/A
Someone gets heckled. Sue New Directions N/A Jake N/A
Members of New Directions feel less important than the rest of the group. Artie Mercedes Quinn N/A
Brittany
Kurt
Mercedes
Tina

Episode Eighteen

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Kurt sings a solo from a musical about returning. Rose's Turn upon returning to his true self. As If We Never Said Goodbye upon returning to McKinley Not the Boy Next Door which is about returning as a different person. N/A
The club sings about how they feel about themselves. One Born This Way N/A Say N/A
The plot has something to do with someone's appearance. Puck loses his mohawk. Rachel wants to have a nose job. Beiste's bruises from being hit by Cooter. N/A
Puck has a big part in the episode. Puck loses his mohawk and popularity, so he pursues Mercedes, who is popular because she is a Cheerio. Puck arranges the Barbara-vention to stop Rachel from getting a nose job. Puck's father returns and Puck fails his geography test. N/A
Something bad happens to Rachel. She contracts laryngitis. Her nose is broken. She chokes during her NYADA audition. N/A. She's almost fired after it's found out that she lied to Sidney.
A dark theme is present in the episode. Sean Fretthold's paralysis. Anti-gay bullying. Domestic violence. School shooting. N/A

Episode Nineteen

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Songs with the word "dream" are performed/mentioned. Dream On Dreams N/A Dream Weaver N/A
I Dreamed a Dream Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Dream a Little Dream You Make My Dreams
Someone sings two duets with a guest star. Will sings Piano Man and Dream On with Bryan. Will sings Dreams and I've Slept With You with April. N/A

Kurt sings Memory and Lucky Star with Maggie.

Someone's secret is revealed. Artie's dreams of dancing. Sam's family is poor and he lives in a hotel. N/A Maggie has been pretending that her daughter sends her flowers.
Someone wants to find the truth about something. Rachel and Jesse search for the truth about Rachel's mother. Rachel and Finn try to find out whether or not Quinn is actually cheating on Finn. Finn finds out Quinn can actually walk. Blaine confronts Becky about the gunshots.

Kurt tries to find out why Maggie's daughter hasn't been to one of her performances for years.

Sue makes plans that don't go as she had hoped. Persuading Bryan to give more money to athletics than to performing arts. Getting Will to move to NYC. Preventing the punch from being spiked. N/A
Alcoholic beverages are consumed. Will and Bryan get drinks at a bar. Sue, April and Terri drink Sue's homemade cocktails. Puck and Becky drink beer at the anti-prom. Puck and Becky also spikes the punch at the prom. The students at the college party drink alcohol. N/A

Episode Twenty

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Someone sneaks into an auditorium during a performance. Rachel walks in on Shelby Corcoran's performance of Funny Girl. Jesse walks in on Rachel's performance of Rolling in the Deep. Beiste walks in on Puck's performance of Mean. N/A
Someone makes their own outfit. New Directions Kurt Joe N/A
Rory
Sugar
Tina
The guys serenade a New Directions girl. Quinn with Beth Brittany with Isn't She Lovely N/A
Someone tells Kurt to not make a big spectacle of himself. Finn Burt N/A
Blaine
Kurt and Karofsky have a scene in the hallway. Karofsky starts bullying Kurt. Karofsky tearfully apologizes to Kurt. N/A
A physical fight occurs. Burt and Finn Finn and Jesse Puck and Rick "the Stick" N/A
Finn gets kicked out because of a fight. He gets kicked out of the Hummel house. He gets kicked out of prom. N/A
New Directions members are outside of their regular outfits. They are dressed in Lady Gaga or KISS-inspired outfits. They are dressed in prom attire. They are dressed as each other in Tina's dream. N/A
Homemade outfits are featured. Lady Gaga costumes. Kurt's prom kilt. New Directions' costumes for Nationals. N/A
Kurt cries in front of a guy he likes. Finn Blaine N/A
Kurt gets bullied. Karofsky and Azimio bully him. The student body pull a prank on him. N/A
Karofsky's last appearance of the season Yes N/A
Someone gets hurt/injured. Kurt and Tina are pushed against a locker. Quinn slaps Rachel. Tina slips and hits her head. N/A
Finn dresses flamboyantly Lady Gaga-inspired outfit. N/A Dressed as Kurt. N/A
Somebody asks to sing a duet with someone. Rachel is involved. Rachel asks Rachel with Poker Face. N/A Tina asks Rachel with Flashdance... What a Feeling. N/A
Tina is grossed out by Finn. She complains that she "pictured him licking stuff" in Shout It Out Loud. N/A She dreamed that Kurt (as Finn) wanted to have sex with her. N/A
Sue says that someone who is not dead is rolling over in their grave. N/A John McCain Jennifer Beals N/A

Episode Twenty-One

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The episode title starts with "fun" at the beginning of the word, however both have a depressing theme that has something to do with sadness. Funk Funeral N/A
A relationship is officially ended in a parking lot. Rachel and Jesse Finn and Quinn N/A
Quinn tries to prove she feels something. About her life and her pregnancy. About her relationship with Finn. N/A
New Directions is against Jesse St. James. Because he, along with the rest of Vocal Adrenaline, TP-ed their choir room, putting them in a funk, and him egging Rachel. Rigging the auditions for Nationals soloist and giving hurtful critique. At Nationals competition, since Jesse is the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline N/A
Terri as a manager Terri talks about being a manager. Terri gets to be a manager in Miami, FL. N/A
Jesse messages Rachel to meet him for something important Egging her Winning the auditions N/A
Will and Sue "grow closer" in a way Will seduces Sue Will comforts Sue after the death of her sister. N/A
Will and Terri say goodbye Their divorce is finalized. Terri announces she's moving to Miami. N/A
Terri admits that she still has feelings for Will despite their situation. After the divorce is finalized, she tells him she'll always think of him as the 15-year-old she fell in love with. Sue wants Terri to destroy Will and the glee club, but she saves them instead. N/A
New Directions perform a group number to a group of people Give up the Funk Pure Imagination Paradise By The Dashboard Light N/A
The relationship status between Rachel and Jesse changes They break up. They rekindle their relationship. N/A
Quinn has a major role. She sings a solo and talks about her life. Finn breaks up with her. She joins The Troubletones and is able to dance again. N/A
Two people give a speech about someone they admire. N/A Sue and Will about Jean. Finn and Rachel about Will. N/A

Episode Twenty-Two

Parallel 1x222x223x224x22
Competition episode. Regionals Nationals N/A Regionals
Rachel and Finn sing a duet. Faithfully Pretending Roots Before Branches N/A
Artie and Tina harmonise together for at least one line. To Sir, With Love Light Up The World In My Life N/A
Finn tells Rachel he loves her. Before Regionals begins. Numerous times during the episode. He tells her in the car that he loves her forever. N/A
Will sings a solo. Over the Rainbow Still Got Tonight Forever Young N/A
A surprising "I love you" is said. Finn to Rachel Blaine to Kurt Quinn to Puck Brittany to Sam
Puck to Quinn Sam to Blaine
Rachel and Finn have a confrontation before their duet Faithfully Pretending Roots Before Branches N/A
A scene about Quinn and love involving Puck "Did you love me?"
"Yes, especially now."
N/A Quinn tells Puck that she loves him and they kiss. N/A
New Directions face and overcome tough news right before the competition. Sue being a judge. Will going to Broadway N/A Brittany leaving after Regionals due to her early MIT acceptance and Ryder not returning to glee club after Regionals.
The title implies travel. Journey New York Goodbye N/A
Special guests are present. Josh Groban Jonathan Groff Gloria Estefan Patty Duke
Jonathan Groff
Idina Menzel Cheyenne Jackson James Lipton Meredith Baxter
Olivia Newton-John Patti LuPone
This episode marks the last appearance in the season of a male member of New Directions who joined in the fourth episode. Matt Sam Rory N/A
Finn and Rachel share a kiss in the school A kiss in the stairwell. A kiss in the library. A kiss in the auditorium, during the graduation ceremony. N/A
An outstanding performance from Vocal Adrenaline. Bohemian Rhapsody As Long as You're There Starships

Pinball Wizard

N/A
There is an unexpected twist at the end. Sue asks Principal Figgins to give New Directions another chance. Sam and Mercedes hold hands. Finn and Rachel break up. Will and Emma's surprise wedding.
Last appearance of a couple. The couple is seen holding hands at the end of the episode, then breaks up over the summer Tina and Artie Sam and Mercedes Tina and Mike N/A
There is a change in Rachel and Finn's relationship status. They get together. They get together again. They break up. N/A
Puck sings with someone. Over the Rainbow with Will. N/A Glory Days with Finn. N/A
Someone wears an outfit inspired by a sailor. Kurt N/A Sugar N/A
My Cup is performed N/A In the hotel room for the first time. N/A Mentioned by Brittany, then sung briefly with Artie.
The title has 7 letters in it. Journey New York Goodbye N/A
Rachel is in New York. N/A For Nationals After graduating Living

Competition Episodes

Sectionals

Parallel

2009

2010

2011

2012

New Directions wins and advances to Regionals

Beating Jane Addams Academy and Haverbrook School for the Deaf

Beating The Hipsters and tying with the Dalton Academy Warblers

Beating The Unitards and The Troubletones

N/A

New Directions use a substitute for a twelfth member

Jacob for Finn, but Finn returns just in time and replaces Jacob

Lauren for Kurt, but Lauren becomes a regular member

Sam, Bassist and Drummer for Mercedes, Santana, Brittany and Rachel

N/A

New Directions compete against a group of 1 gender

They compete against Jane Addams Academy

They compete against the Dalton Academy Warblers

They compete against the Troubletones

They compete against the Dalton Academy Warblers

There is a major problem and nobody expects to win, yet they do

Their set list is stolen

Everybody hates each other and don't want to perform with a specific person

There are only two girls in the group and Rachel isn't allowed to compete

Marley faints at the end of Gangnam Style

A New Directions girl sings lead in one of the songs in the competition

Rachel sings Don't Rain on My Parade

Quinn sings (I've Had) The Time of My Life

Santana sings Valerie

Tina sings ABC

Tina sings Gangnam Style

Something happened in the episode before Sectionals that will cause someone unable to attend/perform in Sectionals

Will got disqualified because of the mattress incident (Mattress)

Kurt transferred because of bullying (Furt)

Rachel got banned for stuffing the ballot boxes in the school election (I Kissed a Girl)

Will won't be able to coach New Directions since he went for a sabatical (Dynamic Duets)

One of the original 6 members is unable to participate (with ND) in Sectionals or threatens to quit

Finn quits


Everyone threatens to quit Kurt is at Dalton

Rachel is suspended

N/A

A celebratory song is sung after the competition

My Life Would Suck Without You

Dog Days are Over

We Are Young

N/A

The setlist doesn't call for Rachel having a solo

Rachel gives her solo to Mercedes

Will doesn't give her a solo after Emma suggests that he spread the solos around

Rachel is suspended and can't perform at Sectionals overall

Rachel has graduated

Mercedes only performs in 1 song at Sectionals, in which she gets a lead

You Can't Always Get What You Want, with New Directions

N/A

Survivor/I Will Survive, with The Troubletones

N/A

  • At some point in the episode, New Directions are at least one member short of the twelve-member requirement, but the place(s) are filled just before Sectionals.

Regionals

Parallel

2010

2011

2012

2013

Sue is present at regionals

As a judge

As a coach

In the audience

N/A

New Directions has a theme to their songs

Journey Medley

Original Songs

Songs to Inspire

Songs about Dreams

Someone outrageously announces the results

Sue sarcastically calls Aural Intensity"Not-at-all-stupidly-named" when she announces them as 2nd Place

The Lieutenant Governor's wife drunkenly announces New Directions' win

The vampire-dressed judge announces the results in an evil, vampire-like voice

N/A

At least one of Rachel's parents is in the episode

Shelby

N/A

Hiram and Leroy

N/A

Regionals requires at least 1 song of a certain genre

N/A

Anthems

Inspirational Songs

Dreams

Three songs are sung

Faithfully, Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' and Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)

N/A

Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) and Here's to Us

Hall of Fame, I Love It and All or Nothing (Song)

Artie has a solo in at least one of the songs

Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' and Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)

N/A

Fly/I Believe I Can Fly

Hall of Fame

Nationals

Parallel

2011

2012

2013

Nationals is held in a popular city

New York

Chicago

Los Angeles

Several special guest stars appear

Patti Lupone, Cheyenne Jackson

Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton, Rex Lee

Jackée Harry, Joanna Rohrback, Marlee Matlin

A New Direction member(s) cheer up a Vocal Adrenaline member because they got nervous before performing

Rachel cheers up Sunshine

Kurt and Mercedes cheer up Wade/Unique

N/A

Santana mentions that she would go "all Lima Heights" out of anger

When she loses it after the competition, since Rachel and Finn kissed, losing it for them

During rehearsals before competition in order to boost everyone's confidence levels

N/A

Christmas Episodes

Parallel

A Very Glee Christmas

Extraordinary Merry Christmas

Glee, Actually

Previously Unaired Christmas

Kurt and Blaine have a duet

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Let It Snow

White Christmas

N/A

References to other Christmas shows/specials

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Star Wars Holiday Special, The Judy Garland Christmas Special and A Charlie Brown Christmas

Love, Actually/It's a Wonderful Life

Glee, Actually

A Christmas album is produced, containing songs from the episode

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3

Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4

The tile card is altered

The background is green

A Santa hat sits upon the final "e" in "Glee"

The title is wrapped in Christmas lights

N/A

One song from the episode isn't on the Christmas album

Welcome Christmas

My Favorite Things

N/A

Joy to the World

(Blaine)

There's a big Christmas Event

N/A

The T.V. Christmas Special

The Christmas Concert

The "green" Christmas tree contest and the living manger
Someone pays Kurt a surprise visit. Will visits him at Dalton N/A Burt and Blaine visit him at New York Santana visits him and Rachel at New York
The New Directions perform the last number of the Christmas episode in some way to Sue Sylvester. Welcome Christmas Do They Know It's Christmas? Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas N/A
Sue Sylvester goes from doing the wrong thing to doing the nicest thing. Giving all the gifts back and decorating Will's apartment with the help of the New Directions Running the food and entertainment at a homeless shelter. Selling her 7000 year old "Bamboo" tree to raise money for Marley and her mom's financial struggles. Treating Becky unfairly different and regretting that, awarding New Directions in the tree contest

Valentine's Day Episodes

Parallel

Silly Love Songs

Heart

I Do

Artie sings to the girl he likes who sits on his lap and says something to do with Artie's disability

P.Y.T to Brittany who says: "That's my man and his legs don't work."

Let Me Love You to Sugar who says: "Wheel me to class baby."

N/A

Mike performs with another member of New Directions while showing his affection for Tina

P.Y.T

L-O-V-E

N/A

Someone is serenaded

Jeremiah

Rachel, Sugar, and Brittany

Marley

Tina sings to Mike

My Funny Valentine

L-O-V-E

N/A

An unreleased song

My Funny Valentine

Chapel of Love

N/A

Kurt makes an assumption about Blaine

He assumes he is the one Blaine wants to sing to

He assumes Blaine is sending him Valentine's Day cards

N/A

Sam and cheating

Quinn cheats on him

Mercedes discusses her cheating with him

N/A

Kurt & Blaine are in the final performance which is held at Breadstix, and has the word "Love" in the title

Silly Love Songs

Love Shack

N/A

Two songs are performed by a singing group other than New Directions

When I Get You Alone and Silly Love Songs (Warblers)

Stereo Hearts and Cherish/Cherish (The God Squad)

N/A

Someone confesses their feelings to someone else and gets turned down.

Kurt confesses his feeling to Blaine and gets turned down.

Dave confesses his feelings to Kurt and gets turned down.

N/A

A party at Breadstix at the end of the episode

Lonely Hearts Club Dinner

Sugar Shack

N/A

Prom Episodes

Parallel

Prom Queen

Prom-asaurus

Tina in the Sky with Diamonds

An unlikely ND member who is LGBT takes part in the nominating of the opposite gender's Prom candidate

Kurt becomes Prom Queen

Brittany is nominated for Prom King

N/A

Santana runs for Prom Queen with her gay boy/girlfriend, who goes for King

Dave Karofsky

Brittany Pierce

N/A

"Prom" is the first word of the title

Prom Queen

Prom-asaurus

N/A

Santana sings a duet with a good female friend/girlfriend

Mercedes Jones (Dancing Queen)

Quinn Fabray (Take My Breath Away)

Dani (Here Comes The Sun)

Artie and Sam perform a modern, popular song with other male(s)

Friday

What Makes You Beautiful

N/A

Puck makes an attempt to spike the punch with alcohol, together with an ally


With Artie (Artie gets busted by Sue)


With Becky (Puck succeeds)

N/A

In order to spike the punch with alcohol, he tries to distract Sue.

He tries to seduce her.

He tells Becky to distract her.

N/A

Brittany and Tina sing back-up for a friend at Prom

Blaine, I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Santana, Love You Like a Love Song

N/A

Rachel prepares a Prom number in the auditorium with the help of a male, entering from the doors

Jesse, Rolling in the Deep

Kurt and Blaine, Big Girls Don't Cry

N/A

Finn gets annoyed by someone/gets in a fight, which get stopped by Sue

Finn gets annoyed after watching Jesse dancing/flirting with Rachel and gets in a fight with Jesse.

Finn gets annoyed with Quinn after finding out she can walk, and then gets in a fight with her and Joe.

N/A

Sam gets in a relationship

Begins his romance with Mercedes

It is revealed that he and Mercedes are a couple again after several months.

Begins his romance with Penny

A non-candidate wins Prom Queen with write-in votes

Kurt

Rachel

N/A

Rachel asks a guy who likes her "What are you doing here?"

Jesse in the auditorium

Finn in the hotel room

N/A

Brittany talks about chickens

Is confused about whether eggs contain baby chickens

Says she got accepted to work at a chicken factory

N/A

Quinn and Santana run for Prom Queen, Quinn with Finn for King Yes No

Non-Episode Specific

Parallel

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Talks of using humans as props

In Throwdown, Quinn asks Mr. Schue "Do you expect us to just sway back here like props?"

In Funeral, Jesse mentions that if a member of Vocal Adrenaline dies, their body is used as a prop

In Props, Tina feels like she is just a "human prop" because she doesn't get enough solos

N/A N/A

Kurt does something that causes him to lose some of his innocence

Gets drunk (The Rhodes Not Taken) and uses Pseudophedrine like a drug (Vitamin D)

Gets kissed by a guy for the first time (Never Been Kissed)

Loses his virginity (The First Time)

Has a one night stand with Blaine (I Do) Gets a tattoo (The End of Twerk)

A diva mentions the story of Barbra Streisand about her nose and/or her career

Rachel to Dakota (Acafellas)

Kurt to Rachel (Born This Way)

N/A

N/A Kurt to Rachel (A Katy or A Gaga)

A New Directions boy thinks he's going to be father, but it's false

Finn (Preggers)

Artie (Sexy)

N/A

N/A Jake (Puppet Master)

A girl wipes a slushie off a boy, who is a romantic interest

Rachel wipes a slushie off Puck (Mash-Up)

Quinn wipes a slushie off Sam (Duets)

Mercedes wipes slushie off Sam (Yes/No)

N/A N/A

New Directions loses a very talented member one episode before a competition

Jesse before Regionals (Funk)

Kurt before Sectionals (Furt)

Rachel before Sectionals (I Kissed a Girl)

N/A N/A

A song from a musical is performed in a dream sequence between a student and a Glee Club Director

Shelby and Rachel perform I Dreamed a Dream (Dream On)

Will and Mike perform Make 'Em Laugh (The Substitute)

Shelby and Rachel perform Somewhere (I Am Unicorn)

N/A N/A

A song about drinking/partying is sung by the New Directions in front of an audience while the blonde lead singer is intoxicated

April in Last Name (The Rhodes Not Taken)

Brittany in Tik Tok (Blame It on the Alcohol)

N/A

Brittany in Gimme More (Britney 2.0) N/A

An episode which has three words which start with the same letter in the title

N/A

The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

The Purple Piano Project

N/A Love Love Love

One of Beth's parents suddenly appears with a drastic change in his/her hair

Puck shaves off his mohawk (Laryngitis)

Quinn has short hair (New York)

Quinn has pink hair (The Purple Piano Project)

Quinn has long hair (Thanksgiving) Puck's hair is longer (The Quarterback

A scene in which two characters are shown to be at night in a car with the windows covered in rain

Shelby and Jesse (Dream On)

Mercedes and Rachel (A Night of Neglect)

Kurt and Rachel (The Purple Piano Project)

N/A N/A

Mercedes is involved in a diva-off number

Mercedes vs. Santana (Laryngitis)

Mercedes vs. Rachel (Comeback)

Mercedes vs. Rachel (Asian F )

N/A Mercedes vs. Rachel (100)

Artie is all-body covered in a type of dirt

N/A

Artie covered in a slushie (The Sue Sylvester Shuffle)

Artie covered in spaghetti (The Purple Piano Project)

N/A Artie covered in water (New New York)

Someone insults Rachel's personality but praising her singing

Puck said that Rachel makes him want to light himself on fire [but, boy, can she sing] (The Rhodes Not Taken)

Kurt's exact quote is 'She can be difficult, but, boy, can she sing' (Funeral)

N/A

N/A Rupert Campion thinks Rachel is good at singing but is too much self-confident (Love Love Love)

Song about a weeknight sung

Tonight, sung by Tina in Preggers

Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? sung by Carl in The Rocky Horror Glee Show and Friday sung by Puck, Sam, and Artie in Prom Queen

Last Friday Night sung by Blaine in Pot o' Gold and Tonight sung by Blaine and Rachel in The First Time.

We've Got Tonite sung by Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Blaine, Marley, Jake, Quinn, Santana, Artie and Betty in I do A Hard Day's Night sung by Rachel and Santana in Love Love Love and Marry the Night sung by Elliott in A Katy or A Gaga

Blaine sings a song by Katy Perry

N/A

Teenage Dream in Never Been Kissed

Last Friday Night in Pot o' Gold

Teenage Dream (Acoustic Version) in The Break-Up

Roar in A Katy or A Gaga

A member/former member of New Directions walks down the stairs at Dalton Academy and walks in on a Warblers performance

N/A

Kurt walks in on Teenage Dream in Never Been Kissed

Blaine walks in on Uptown Girl in The First Time

N/A Kurt walks in on All You Need Is Love in Love Love Love

A riot happens during an assembly

Push It (Showmance)

Toxic (Britney/Brittany)

N/A

Gimme More (Britney 2.0)

N/A

Mention of Lindsay Lohan

Emma mentions her when talking about bad role models for teenage girls (The Power of Madonna)

Holly has the students discuss how crazy she is and how many times she has been in rehab in Spanish class (The Substitute)

Lindsay Lohan appears as a judge at Nationals (Nationals)

N/A N/A

The second episode after a long hiatus is the first and/or only tribute episode of the season

The Power Of Madonna

Britney/Brittany

Michael

Britney 2.0

N/A

New Directions/a fomer New Directions member performs a heartfelt number in white as the final song of the episode (the episode being early in the season)

Keep Holding On (Throwdown)

One of Us (Grilled Cheesus)

Fix You (Asian F)

N/A Make You Feel My Love (The Quarterback)

Rachel and Kurt sing a song from a musical based on witches and/or wizards

Defying Gravity (Wheels)

For Good (New York)

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (The Purple Piano Project)

N/A N/A

An episode is named after the position of the character on who the episode is centered

N/A

The Substitute

The Spanish Teacher

N/A The Quarterback

Benedict Arnold's traitor ways are mentioned

Kurt nicknames Rachel that for dating Jesse (Hell-O)

N/A

Puck mistakenly calls Blaine "Eggs Benedict" for saying they were singing MJ (Michael)

N/A N/A

"Do you think you can love two people at once?" is asked by or to Finn

Finn to Terri (Vitamin D)

Quinn to Finn (Silly Love Songs)

N/A

N/A N/A

Someone puts Will's job in jeopardy.

N/A

Holly Holliday (The Substitute)

David Martinez (The Spanish Teacher)

N/A Sue (The End of Twerk)

Someone in Kurt's life gets hospitalized.

N/A

Burt gets hospitalized due to a heart attack (Grilled Cheesus)

Blaine gets hospitalized after being hit with a tampered slushie. (Michael) Dave later attempts suicide and ends up in the hospital. (On My Way)

N/A Kurt gets hospitalized after being gay bashed (Bash)

Blaine gets drunk and hurts Kurt's feelings.

N/A

Gets drunk at Rachel's party, and ends up making out with Rachel. (Blame It on the Alcohol)

Gets drunk at Scandals and tries to be intimate with Kurt. (The First Time)

N/A N/A

A member of New Directions gets food thrown in their face by a male member of their rival team, who also happened to like them.

Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline throw eggs at Rachel in a parking lot. (Funk)

N/A

Blaine gets a slushie thrown in his face by Sebastian in a parking garage. (Michael)

N/A N/A

After said member of New Directions get attacked by food, New Directions teaches the rivaling show choir a lesson through song in the auditorium (Kurt, Mercedes, Artie, and Puck all have solos in both songs).

New Directions "Out funk" Vocal Adrenaline by singing Give Up The Funk (Funk)

N/A

New Directions sing Black or White for rights to sing Michael Jackson at Regionals. (Michael)

N/A N/A

"What would 'a famous idol who's name starts with an M' do?" is asked by a teacher in a tribute episode. This teacher mentions the acronym earlier.

"What would Madonna do?" is asked by Sue (WWMD)

N/A

"What would Michael Jackson do?" is asked by Will (WWMJD)

N/A N/A

Themed set list for a competition

Journey Medley at Regionals

Original Songs at Regionals and Nationals

Jackson Medley at Sectionals and Inspirational Songs for Regionals

Foreign Songs at Sectionals Finn's Favorite Songs at Nationals

Brittany and Santana moments during a song titled "Home"

Santana links pinkies with Brittany before resting her head on Brittany's shoulder. (Home)

N/A


Brittany and Santana look at each other smiling and fiddling with each other's hands. (Home)

N/A N/A

Two members of New Directions sing a duet between Madonna and another artist in a tribute episode

Kurt and Mercedes sing 4 Minutes, by Madonna and Justin Timberlake

Brittany and Santana sing Me Against the Music, by Britney Spears and Madonna

N/A

N/A N/A

Will supports someone before/after a disappointing loss at Regionals, putting them into a funk

New Directions (Funk)

Sue Sylvester (Comeback)

N/A

N/A N/A

A cut Faberry scene in a Regionals episode

N/A

Quinn visiting Rachel's house, leaning her head on her shoulder and a couple more scenes (Original Song)

Quinn yelling at Rachel in the bridal shop (On My Way)

N/A N/A

Brittany and Santana holding hands during the results at Regionals.

Journey

N/A

On My Way

N/A N/A

Warblers enjoying New Directions performance.

N/A

Loser Like Me (Original Songs)

What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) (On My Way)

and Black or White (Michael)

N/A

Help! (Love Love Love)

Mercedes participates in a performance including a church choir

Like a Prayer (The Power of Madonna)

Bridge Over Troubled Water (Grilled Cheesus) and Ain't No Way (A Night of Neglect)

Stereo Hearts (Heart)

N/A I Want to Know What Love Is (Tested)

The word "Glee" is inserted into a movie title for an episode

N/A

The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Saturday Night Glee-ver

Glease, Glee, Actually

N/A

Santana wears red in two duets that she sings with the same female who also wears a certain color twice

N/A

Mercedes during River Deep, Mountain High and Dancing Queen, wearing purple

Rachel during A Boy Like That/I Have A Love and I Kissed a Girl, wearing white

N/A N/A

Finn threatens to beat someone up, followed by the New Directions boys, but is stopped by Will

Threatens to go all Braveheart on Vocal Adrenaline for egging Rachel. (Funk)

Threatens to go all Thunderdome on the football team for slushying Artie (The Sue Sylvester Shuffle)

Threatens to beat "That Sebastian kids' ass" for blackmailing Rachel with a nude photo of him. (On My Way)

N/A N/A

Singing in the shower scene

Finn sings Can't Fight This Feeling (Pilot)

Sam sings Every Rose Has It's Thorn (Audition)

Blaine sings Fighter (Big Brother)

Brody sings Sister Christian (The New Rachel)

N/A

A gay character sings an emotional song towards a family member, starts singing in the hallway and ends in the auditorium

Kurt sings Rose's Turn towards his dad (Laryngitis)

N/A

Blaine sings Fighter towards Cooper (Big Brother)

N/A N/A

Member of New Directions sings a duet with a family member on a stage.

Rachel and Shelby sing Poker Face (Theatricality)

N/A

Blaine and Cooper sing Somebody That I Used To Know (Big Brother)

N/A N/A

A tribute episode made to a pop singer with their first name in the episode title

Madonna (The Power of Madonna)

Britney Spears (Britney/Brittany)

Michael Jackson (Michael)

Britney Spears (Britney 2.0)

N/A

Kurt is accused of cheating on Blaine

N/A

Finn and Rachel think he's cheating on Blaine with Sam (Rumours)

Blaine thinks Kurt's cheating on him with Chandler (Dance With Somebody)

N/A Becky tells Blaine he's cheating on Blaine with Elliott (Frenemies)

Couples counseling with Emma

Quinn and Finn about popularity in Mash-Up

Rachel and Finn about Finn's first time with Santana in Special Education

Mercedes and Sam about their feelings for each other in The Spanish Teacher, Kurt and Blaine about their relationship status in Dance With Somebody

N/A N/A

Brittany sings a Ke$ha song in front of a crowd

N/A

Tik Tok

Dinosaur

N/A N/A

An episode title that represents a vocative

Hell-O

N/A

Goodbye

N/A N/A

Students make fun of Beiste, then apologize through song.

N/A

The Glee guys (And Tina) imagined Beiste in underwear in order to cool down in compromising situations, then later sing Stop! In the Name of Love/Free Your Mind in Never Been Kissed

The Glee girls poke fun at Beiste getting punched, then later sing Shake it Out in Choke

N/A N/A

A parent walks into the auditorium during a song at competition

Judy Fabray (Journey Medley) in Journey

N/A

Mike Chang Sr. (ABC) in Hold on to Sixteen

N/A N/A

Principal Figgins dances to a song that New Directions are performing

Push It in Showmance

Tik Tok in Blame It on the Alcohol

What Makes You Beautiful in Prom-asaurus

N/A N/A

A gay member of New Directions says that Mercedes is black and that he/she is gay

Kurt in The Power of Madonna

N/A

Santana in Props

N/A N/A

Will sings saying good-bye to something.

Leaving on a Jet Plane to McKinley High (Pilot - director's cut)

Still Got Tonight to his Broadway dream (New York)

Forever Young to graduating senior Glee kids (Goodbye)

N/A Don't Stop Believin' to the Glee Club

Blaine removes his sunglasses and tosses them to a fellow male student during a musical number designed (at least in part) to surprise another gay character

N/A

When I Get You Alone (Silly Love Songs) - Sung to Jeremiah, Glasses to Jeff

It's Not Unusual (The Purple Piano Project) - Surprising Kurt, Glasses to Kurt

N/A N/A

Kurt spies on rival show choir

N/A

The Dalton Academy Warblers (Never Been Kissed)

Vocal Adrenaline (Props)

N/A N/A

A love triangle between Quinn, Rachel and Finn blooms and then followed by a love triangle between Jesse, Rachel and Finn. The two relationships also intersect with one another - when Quinn and Finn broke up, Jesse and Rachel started dating.

Starting from Pilot and ending with Sectionals (Episode) (Quinn/Finn/Rachel)

Starting with Hell-O and ending with Funk (Jesse/Finn/Rachel)

Starting with The Sue Sylvester Shuffle and ending with Funeral (Quinn/Finn/Rachel)Starting with Prom Queen and ending with Nationals (Jesse/Finn/Rachel)

N/A

N/A N/A

Someone wants Kurt to dress like a girl, but he refuses.

N/A

Will wants Kurt to play Dr. Frank-n-Furter (The Rocky Horror Glee Show)

Sue wants Kurt to dress like a girl for Nationals (Props)

N/A N/A

The Warblers serenade a gay character.

N/A

They sing When I Get You Alone to Jeremiah and Kurt looks angry/jealous (Silly Love Songs)

In a cut scene in Michael, the Warblers sing I Want You Back to Blaine, and Kurt looks pissed (Michael)

N/A

They sing All You Need Is Love with New Directions, Vocal Adrenaline and the glee club for the deaf (Love Love Love)

A student crushing on a teacher.

Rachel on Will

N/A

Puck on Shelby

Brody on Cassandra July

Artie on Holly Holliday

A male New Directions member makes his debut after a long hiatus.

Jesse in Hell-O

Sam in Audition

Rory in Pot o' Gold

Ryder in The Role You Were Born to Play

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A male New Directions member joins/is introduced in the episode before the school musical.

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Sam before The Rocky Horror Show

Rory before West Side Story

Ryder before Grease

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Rachel sings a split screen duet with someone who is auditioning

Maybe This Time with April - Audition for New Directions (The Rhodes Not Taken)

Don't Cry For Me Argentina with Kurt - Audition for a solo at Sectionals (Special Education)

Out Here On My Own with Mercedes - Audition for West Side Story (Asian F)

New York State of Mind with Marley - Audition for New Directions (The New Rachel)

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Finn says something offensive

Indirectly calls Kurt a fag (Theatricality)

Sings With You I'm Born Again with Rachel in a priest costume (Duets)

Calls Brittany stupid (Pot o' Gold)

Calls Sue's baby retarded (The Role You Were Born to Play)

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Kurt mentions how good the bagels are in New York

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He and Rachel eat bagels at Tiffany's (New York)

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He mentions New York has decent bagels to Burt (The New Rachel)

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A New Directions (biologically) boy walks into a girls' bathroom and their friend calls them out on it.

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Puck walks into a girls' bathroom to talk to Rachel about her nose (Born This Way)

Puck walks into the girls' bathroom to talk to Quinn about Beth (I Am Unicorn)

Wade walks into the girls' bathroom to talk to Marley about Grease (The Role You Were Born to Play)

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McKinley Alumnus helps out New Directions.

April joins New Directions and wins them over (The Rhodes Not Taken)

April helps them with Fleetwood Mac week (Rumours)

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Finn directs Grease with Mike and Mercedes' help (The Role You Were Born to Play)

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Someone collapses after a performance and their boyfriend rushes to their aid.

Quinn falls during rehearsals for Sectionals and Finn and Puck rush to her aid. (Sectionals)

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Blaine collapses after being hit with a tampered slushy after performing Bad with New Directions and the Warblers, and Kurt rushes to his aid. (Michael)

Marley faints after performing Gangnam Style at Sectionals and Jake and Ryder rush to her aid. (Thanksgiving)

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A song from Chicago is performed.

Mr. Cellophane (Pilot)

Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag (The Substitute)

Cell Block Tango (Choke)

All That Jazz (Swan Song)

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We see a wedding take place/almost take place.

Ken and Emma (Sectionals)

Burt and Carole (Furt)

Finn and Rachel (On My Way)

Will and Emma (I Do and All or Nothing)

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A marriage proposal.

Ken to Emma (Vitamin D)

Burt to Carole (Furt)

Will to Emma and Finn to Rachel (Yes/No)

Jan to Liz (All or Nothing)

Blaine to Kurt (Love Love Love)
Someone lusts after someone else of the same gender Kurt after Finn Santana after Brittany Sebastian after Blaine Blaine after Sam Kurt after Cody
A member of the New Directions sings a number from the current McKinley High School Musical with a guest star April Rhodes (Kristen Chenoweth) and Rachel sing Maybe This Time (Cabaret) Carl Howell (John Stamos) and the New Directions sing Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? (Rocky Horror Picture Show) Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) and Rachel sing Somewhere (West Side Story) Cassandra July (Kate Hudson), Santana and Unique sing There Are Worse Things I Could Do (Grease) N/A
Rachel sings a duet with a Special Guest Star

Maybe This Time (Kristen Chenoweth)

I Dreamed a Dream (Idina Menzel)

Poker Face (Idina Menzel)

Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag

(Gwyneth Paltrow)

Somewhere

(Idina Menzel)

All That Jazz (Kate Hudson)

Next to Me (Idina Menzel)

You Are Woman, I Am Man (Ioan Gruffudd)

A member of the New Directions sings with the member of a rival Glee Club Rachel sings Hello with Jesse (Hell-O) Rachel sings Don't You Want Me with Blaine (Blame It On The Alcohol) Santana sings Smooth Criminal with Sebastain (Michael) Blaine sings Dark Side with the Warblers (Dynamic Duets) N/A
Someone is sexually abused Sandy caresses Hank (Pilot) Karofsky forces a kiss on Kurt (Never Been Kissed) Brittany hints at being sexually abused at a cheerleading camp (The First Time) Ryder admits to being molested by his female babysitter and Kitty admits to be molested by her friend's brother (Lights Out) N/A
A song originally sung by someone who has portrayed/portrays a character in the series is sung Defying Gravity (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel)

Take Me or Leave Me (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel)

N/A Give Your Heart a Break (Demi Lovato) Colorblind (Amber Riley)
Still Got Tonight (Matthew Morrison)
Don't Stop Believin' is sung Pilot, The Rhodes Not Taken, and Journey N/A N/A Sweet Dreams New Directions
A member/former member of the New Directions arrives at New York singing a song N/A N/A Rachel singing Roots Before Branches Santana singing Girl on Fire Sam and Blaine singing Movin' Out
Sue and Will singing NYC
The Glee kids honor Mr. Schue singing a song near to the end of the season/school year To Sir, with Love N/A We Are the Champions N/A Don't Stop Believin'

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