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*This episode references the Miley Cyrus twerking controversy and features the song ''[[Wrecking Ball]]''. Both of these events occurred way after the supposed timeline on the show.
 
*At the beginning when Tina is showing the glee club Blaine's twerk video she is wearing fishnet gloves and in the next scene they are gone.
 
*At the beginning when Tina is showing the glee club Blaine's twerk video she is wearing fishnet gloves and in the next scene they are gone.
 
*In the final choir room scene, after Sam goes to sit down next to Jake, when the camera angle changes, you can see the side of Sam's red sleeve to the left of Blaine and is not visible in the seat. When the angle changes, Sam is sitting down again.
 
*In the final choir room scene, after Sam goes to sit down next to Jake, when the camera angle changes, you can see the side of Sam's red sleeve to the left of Blaine and is not visible in the seat. When the angle changes, Sam is sitting down again.

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The End of Twerk
Season Five, Episode Five
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First Aired November 14, 2013
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The End of Twerk is the fifth episode of Glee's fifth season and the ninety-third episode overall. It premiered on November 14, 2013.

After the New Directions watch Blaine's scandalous twerking video, Will is inspired by it and introduces a new assignment: Twerk. Just as the Glee Club gets into it, Sue is already on her way to ending twerk at McKinley, igniting the war between her and Will one step further. Furthermore, at McKinley, tension and drama arises as Unique continues to be harassed and bullied as she enters the boy's bathroom and Jake and Bree's affair is finally revealed to Marley. In New York, rebellion is in the air after Rachel takes a risk with Funny Girl and convinces Kurt to get tattoos, however, for both Kurt and Rachel, rebellion often comes with a risk. 

It was directed by Wendey Stanzler and written by Michael Hitchcock.

Plot

The episode begins with Blaine, who thinks he's alone, dancing in the choir room. It was then revealed that Tina has been filming Blaine. When Blaine notices Tina he jumps up and tries to stop her.

The New Directions watch the video during practice the following day. Blaine tells everyone that he feels ashamed of the video, but Mr. Schuester and others tell him that he doesn't need to be embarassed. In fact, Will says that Blaine did something revolutionary. He was stepping out of his comfort zone, and encourages the rest of the club follow that example. Will decides that the week's assignment should be "Twerking".

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In New York, Rachel visits a hairdresser. At the next rehearsal, she shows up with a Barbra Streisand-esque hairstyle. Rachel then performs You Are Woman, I Am Man with Paolo, who jumps around the room with her during the performance. Afterwards, Rupert tells Rachel that he likes her new haircut.

At McKinley, Unique has to go to the toilet, and after hesitating for a moment, uses the women's bathroom. There she is teased by Bree, but tells Bree that she doesn't feel comfortable using the men's bathroom. Bree tells that she's fine and that maybe things should change. She then goes and makes out with Jake in the men's bathroom, causing Stoner Brett to regulate the women's bathroom. This causes the whole system to collapse and ends with parties switching place and the women going to the boy's toilets.

Back in her appartment Rachel reveals that her new "hairstyle" had merely been a wig. Towards Kurt she explains that she thinks he's leading a boring life and that she wants them to start being more of a rebel. The two of them head for a tattoo studio. They both are visibly scared, and it is revealed that they still don't know what they want. They agree to surprise the other with their respective tattoos.

Meanwhile, an episode of "Sue's Corner" is shown. During the show Sue slams down twerking, calling it inappropriate and that it is a new record down for America. She asks, that in addition to twerking being banned at McKinley, that it be outlawed in schools around the entire country.

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The glee club is not ready to accept the said ban. They agree that they have to stand up against the unfair prohibition. They then break into the performance of Blurred Lines, which brings them through the auditorium, the hallways, and several classrooms of McKinley high. Sue becomes outraged by this performance, and fires Will consequently. Will, however, announces that he won't put up with it.

At breakfast the following morning, Kurt reveals to have gotten a tattoo. When he shows it to Rachel she realizes that it doesn't say "It gets better" as intended, but "It's get better". Kurt then becomes hysterical and tries to think of what he can do now. He decides to talk to the tattoo-shop owner. On the way he asks Rachel what tattoo she had gotten. Much to Kurt's dismay Rachel claims to not have gone through with the tattoo.

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When Unique wants to go to the men's bathroom, she is picked on by three jocks. She starts singing If I Were a Boy in the bathroom and finishes the performance at glee club practice. She opens up, and Jake, Ryder, and Sam immediately want to stand up for Unique. Unique stops them, however, with the explanation that it wouldn't change anything long term. Will has invited the meeting of the school board to McKinley because he wants to discuss Sue's ban on twerking. He gives the school board a historic overview of dance techniques, including waltz, rock 'n' roll, and dirty dancing. According to Will, they were all considered inappropriate when they were new, but nobody became upset about them anymore 20 years later. He says that in that fashion, twerking should not be stopped.

Sue soon invites Will into her office once more, where she reveals to have organized a Dixie toilet for Unique which has to remain in the choir room permanently. When Unique attempts to go to the toilet, Kitty refuses to let her go. Unique thus walks out of the choir room, and Will follows her. He encourages her to not do as expected from her, and that she should use the public toilets as she intends to. When she makes it clear that she feels unsafe there, though, Will is understanding and grants her the permission to use the teacher's toilet and unlocks it for her. When Sue sees Will doing that, she orders him into her office again. There Sue ofters a deal: She'd grant Unique full time access to the teacher's rest room if the glee club stops the twerking assignment. Will refuses, though, saying that he won't have the glee club be surpressed. He throws a Sue Sylvester tantrum, damaging Becky's desk and many other items on his way out.

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Marley is teased by Bree, who insults her, saying she can't twerk. She also points out that Jake can twerk quite well. She then tells Marley that Jake "practiced" with her, implying that Jake had cheated on her with Bree. Bree also tells Marley about a mole on Jake's right hip. When an angry Marley confronts Jake, he is unable to deny the claims. Marley then performs Wrecking Ball

In New York, an angry Kurt confronts the tattoo-shop owner. He defends himself by showing Kurt a sheet of paper he had been given, which says "It's gets better", as on Kurt's back. Kurt then becomes frustrated, claiming that taking risks might not be something for him after all. The shop owner tries to talk those thoughts out of him. He shows Kurt his own tattoo of a "celebrity" he hadn't wanted. He had changed it into a devil-like motive ex post. He encourages Kurt to not get the tattoo removed, but to change it retroactively. Otherwise he would be discouraged from risking risks for the rest of his life. Kurt agrees, and shows Rachel later that day that he got the lettering changed to "It's got Bette Midler ". An amused Rachel remarks that "it's genius" and "makes absolutely no sense". Kurt says that it makes perfect sense and that he loves it. He also has gotten his tongue pierced. He tells Rachel that he had been in trance ever since Finn's death, and that the tattoo and the piercing were his "shock back into life". Soon after that, Rachel reveals that she had gotten a tattoo saying Finn.

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Will announces at the end of the episode that the twerking assignment has been cancelled. When the students question this descision, Unique stands up and takes the blame, saying that Will ended up accepting Sue's ofter for her well-being. Unique says that it wouldn't have been neccesary, but Will shrugs it off, saying that everyone in the choir room would have done that for Unique. The group then discusses that they won't really miss rebelling, since they were hiding their true selfs that way. They agree to do something that is more in accordance with them, namely an old school song. They then perform On Our Way in the auditorium, using a merry-go-round as a prop though at the end of the song, Marley and Jake do not look very happy, and the episode ends.

Songs

Song Title Original Artist Performer(s)
You Are Woman, I Am Man Cast of Funny Girl Paolo San Pablo and Rachel Berry
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke feat.
T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Artie Abrams, Bree, Jake Puckerman,
Kitty Wilde, and Will Schuester
If I Were a Boy Beyoncé Wade "Unique" Adams
Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus Marley Rose
On Our Way The Royal Concept New Directions

Background Songs:

  • Came to Party by Kanary Diamonds: during Blaine's video.
  • Who's on my Rocket by Miss Amani: during Kitty and Jake twerking class.
  • Don't Stop by Killer & Cheeky D: during bathroom revolution.
  • Carmina Burana by Carl Off: during Will's depiction of a Sue's outrage.

Guest Cast

Special Guest Stars

Guest Stars

Co-Stars

​Uncredited

Absent Cast Member

Trivia

  • This episode received a 1.4 rating and 4.22 million viewers, making it the second lowest rated episode of the series to date, ahead of A Katy or A Gaga.
  • This is the fourth episode where every member of New Direction present in the episode sings solo lines, the others being PilotBritney 2.0, and A Katy or a Gaga.
  • In this episode, Tina seems to be bad at twerking but in real life, Jenna is good at twerking. That statement is made by her castmates.
  • This is the first Season Five episode where a main character is absent (Santana).
  • First episode in which Unique has a voiceover.

Deleted Scenes

  • The scene where Sue is screaming at Becky not to join in with the twerking pandemic during the Blurred Lines performance, was shown in the promo, but not the episode.

Errors

  • This episode references the Miley Cyrus twerking controversy and features the song Wrecking Ball. Both of these events occurred way after the supposed timeline on the show.
  • At the beginning when Tina is showing the glee club Blaine's twerk video she is wearing fishnet gloves and in the next scene they are gone.
  • In the final choir room scene, after Sam goes to sit down next to Jake, when the camera angle changes, you can see the side of Sam's red sleeve to the left of Blaine and is not visible in the seat. When the angle changes, Sam is sitting down again.
  • Bree's Vine video of Marley and Jake couldn't have been a Vine because it lasted longer than seven seconds.

Cultural References 

  • Miley Cyrus' twerking epidemic is mentioned during Sue's Corner.
  • When Will takes Unique to the teacher's restroom he talks about how all great changes come from people who refuse to accept what was accepted but wasn't right, mentioning slavery, gay rights and New Coke.
  • Will gives the school board a historic overview of dance techniques, including waltz, charlestone, rock 'n' roll, twist and lambada.
  • Unique say's the Martin Luther-King phrase: 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.' Sue, however, thinks that the phrase is a quote from fictional superhero; Captain America.

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