Love is all you need is the tweenty fourth episode of Glee's fifth season, the eighty-ninth episode overall and a two-part tribute episode to The Beatles. It premiered on September 26, 2013. This episode was directed by Bradley Buecker and written by Brad Falchuk.
The members of New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog from the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel's New York ambitions take an unexpected turn and Santana is on the ready to assist her. Back at McKinley, Kitty and Artie's bond strengthens, Sue's scheming has got her the role of the Interim Principal.
|Song Title||Original Artist||Performer(s)|
|Help!||The Beatles||Will Schuester with Alumni, New Directions, The Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline and Haverbrook School for the Deaf|
|Got to Get You Into My Life||Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson|
|You've Got to Hide Your Love Away||Artie Abrams with Kitty Wilde and Jane Hayward with Mason McCarthy|
|Get Back||Kurt Hummel, Mercedes Jones, Quinn Fabray and Santana Lopez|
|A Hard Day's Night||Alumni|
|I Saw Her Standing There||Blaine Anderson, Jake Puckerman, Sam Evans and Finn Hudson|
|All You Need is Love||Will Schuester with Alumni, New Directions, The Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline and Haverbrook School for the Deaf|
- Come Together by The Beatles
The Glee Sings the Beatles album was released on September 24, 2013 to accompany the tribute episodes. Includes the songs from Love is all you need. It also includes Drive My Car which was not release in any episode.
Special Guest Stars
- Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel
- Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins
- NeNe Leakes as Roz Washington
- Michael Hitchcock as Dalton Rumba
- Grant Gustin as Sebastian Smythe
- Christopher Cousins as Superintendent Harris
- Christopher Curry as Gunther
- Dominic Barnes as Trent
- Curt Mega as Nick
- Jon Robert Hall as John
- Todd Sandler as School Board Member
- Julie Sufana as Nerdy Girl
- John Autry as Deaf Choir #1
- Lexi Marman as Deaf Choir #2
- Nilson Avalos as Deaf Choir #3
- Joshua Segovia as Deaf Choir #4
- Maj Lesti as Deaf Choir #5
- Weston Mueller as Deaf Choir #6
- Tommy Korn as Deaf Choir #7
- Gianni Manganelli as Deaf Choir #8
- Jade Fowler as Deaf Choir #9
- Treshelle Edmond as Deaf Choir #10
- Emilee Wallace as Deaf Choir #11
- Chelsea as Jordan Stern
- This is the first season finale that is a tribute episode
- The owner of the Spotlight Diner is called Gunther. It may or it may not be a reference to Friends, where Gunther was one of Central Perk's employee, where Rachel Greene (Rachel Berry's namesake) worked for over 2 years.
- The phrase "The end justifies the means" quoted by Sue during her voice-over was not said originally by Jesus, like she stated, but by Niccolò Machiavelli in "The Prince". Actually, Christianity defends the opposite.
- Kitty calls Tina as 'memoirs of a lame geisha', which is a reference to a novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, written by Arthur Golden, and lately adapted to a movie.
- During the boy's conversation in the choir room, Sam mentions Red Dawn. Red Dawn is a movie released in 2012 directed by Dan Bradley and starred Chris Hemsworth.