|Hair Color:||Dark Blonde|
|Occupation(s):|| Blue Ribbon Panel for Arts Education Committee Member |
Glee Club Director
History Teacher (current)
Evening Janitor (former)
Spanish Teacher (former)
|Aliases:|| General Schuester (himself) |
Buttchin, SpongeHair SquareChin, Weepy The Vest Clown, Nancy, Mister, Annie Sullivan, Dr. Laura, Tiger, The Alcoholic Teen Vomit Fetishist, Macaroni Hair, Wavy Gravy, Man with Curly Hair, Strange Weepy Man-Child
Sunshine, Sleepyhead, Honey
Count Boozy Von Drunk-a-Ton, An Amazing Teacher (Santana)
The White Guy with the Jheri Curl (Grace Hitchens)
Mr. DeMille (Sandy)
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Mrs. Schuester (Mother)|
Mr. Schuester (Father)
Rusty Pillsbury (Father-in-law)
Rose Pillsbury (Mother-in-law)
Betty Pillsbury (Niece)
|Relationships:|| Emma Pillsbury (possibly now Emma Schuester) (wife, in love with, sexual)|
Terri Del Monico (ex-wife, sexual)
Suzy Pepper (former crusher, one sided)
Rachel Berry (former crusher, one sided)
Shelby Corcoran (makeout session)
April Rhodes (flirted with, former crush, slept with)
Sue Sylvester (seduced)
Shannon Beiste (kissed)
Holly Holliday (ex-girlfriend)
Lauren Zizes (former crusher during the Toxic riot, ended)
|Friends:|| Emma Pillsbury|
Henri St. Pierre
Terri Del Monico
Sue Sylvester (sometimes)
|Enemies:|| Sue Sylvester (sometimes) |
|Interests:||Glee Club, Teaching, Singing, Dancing|
|Clique:||Glee Club, Acafellas (briefly), McKinley High Faculty|
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
|Vulnerabilities:||Feelings for Emma (former), Broadway opportunities|
|Strengths:||Singing, Dancing, Teaching Glee Club|
|Awards:|| 1st place - 1992, 2009-2011 (Sectionals) |
1st Place - 1993, 2011-2013 (Regionals)
1st Place - 1993, 2012 (Nationals)
Teacher of the Year 2008, 2012
William Schuester, commonly known as Will or Mr. Schue, is a main character on Glee. He takes charge of the William McKinley High School Glee Club, which he names New Directions after Sandy Ryerson got fired. Will was the McKinley High Spanish teacher until the Season Three episode, The Spanish Teacher, where he gave David Martinez his position, because Will's Spanish wasn't very good. Will instead took a position as a history teacher. He was married to Terri in Season One, but they divorced after Will found out that Terri lied to him about being pregnant. He is currently married to and living with McKinley High's guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury as of All Or Nothing. Recently he got a new job on the Blue Ribbon Panel for Arts Education, and left Finn Hudson in charge of the New Directions while he was away. In Girls (and Boys) on Film, he returned to coach the New Directions.
Will Schuester is portrayed by Matthew Morrison.
Will had a wife named Terri Schuester who he had been with since high school. They divorced after Will found out she was faking her pregnancy. He was close friends with the football coach Ken Tanaka, is now in a committed relationship with the school counselor Emma Pillsbury, and has a complicated "frenemy" (sometimes friend - sometimes enemy) relationship with Sue Sylvester, the school's cheerleading coach who despises the Glee Club, and especially his curly hair. He works as a Spanish teacher at the William McKinley High School then gives the job to David Martinez and takes a job as a history teacher.
Will becomes the new director of the Glee club after the firing of Sandy, and posts a public audition sheet where only five kids sign up: Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel, Mercedes Jones, Tina Cohen-Chang, and Artie Abrams. Although the kids are each revealed to have musical talent, the first rehearsal goes terribly leaving Will disheartened. Will is also forced to make the agreement that his group will show at Regionals, or risk being shut down. Unfortunately, they lack enough members to even compete at sectionals, which they must win before competing in Regionals. Will ends up discovering a powerful new talent in Finn Hudson whilst hearing him sing in the locker room shower. Unfortunately, as no members of the football team would be willing to risk the social scorn that would accompany an audition for the Glee Club, Will resorts to a shocking bit of manipulation and blackmail by planting marijuana on Finn (courtesy of Sandy, who is now selling it after the fallout of losing his job).
At the same time, Will's home life is shaken when his wife, who has been longing for children, announces that she is pregnant. Although overjoyed by the announcement, Will realizes that he can't afford to raise a child on his teacher's salary and intends to quit, much to the surprise of the Glee kids and the pain of Emma Pillsbury who has a deep-seated crush on Will. She gives him some honest advice before he leaves. This advice, along with hearing the Glee kids perform Don't Stop Believin' on their own, convinces him to stay.
In an attempt to gain twelve members to New Directions, Will decides to perform at an assembly. He later sings in Gold Digger with Mercedes and Artie. He is angered with they perform Push It, instead of Le Freak, since none of the students wanted to do disco. He is surprised when Quinn Fabray, Santana Lopez, and Brittany Pierce audition.
The episode opens with Will telling his parents at dinner that Terri is currently pregnant. They are tickled, but Terri is understandably shocked. Will confides in his father that he is scared. Will's father tells him parenthood is all about guts, and he regrets not following through with his dream of being a lawyer.
Later on voicing the concerns of the Cheerios members, Rachel tells Will at practice that their choreography needs work. They want to hire Dakota Stanley, professional choreographer with a Broadway background.
After a particularly strong rendition of For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, Will decides to form an a cappella group named Acafellas with Ken, Henri, and Howard. Will begins to miss Glee Club rehearsals for Acafellas. The club hires Dakota behind Will's back.
The group perform Poison at a sports bar. After the show, Figgins asks Will if they will perform at the next PTA meeting. After Howard and Henri quit, Finn and Puck end up joining. They perform I Wanna Sex You Up and they eventually end the group. In the last scene of the episode. It is shown Will has returned to Glee Club and McKinley.
Finn asks Will to help the Football team at dancing, believing it will help them win. Will gives a solo to Tina, instead of Rachel, forcing Rachel to quit Glee. At the end of the episode, Noah Puckerman, Mike Chang and Matt Rutherford join Glee, increasing the numbers to eleven, one away from the required number.April Rhodes, a classmate of his who was the biggest star of the McKinley High Glee Club and Will's first crush. He sees on her transcripts that she came three credits shy of graduating.
Will finds April online, and she has him meet her at a luxury home. After pretending the mansion in hers, April is outed by a real estate agent as a squatter. Outside, April tells Will she went to New York with her high school sweetheart and never ended up making it big. She agrees to come back to McKinley, take a few courses to graduate, and join Glee again.
At the bowling alley, Will expresses his concern that April is a poor influence, and she tells him she will go back on the wagon. He then confesses his dream was for them to perform together. They do a quick duet of Heart's Alone.
pril shows up drunk for the Invitational performance. Emma thinks Will shouldn't let her go on, but he decides yanking her would only be punishing the other kids. New Directions go on, with April doing a rousing rendition of Carrie Underwood's Last Name.
After the first number, Will tells April he can't let her go back on stage. April agrees, telling Will the kids are lucky they have him to prevent their lives from turning out the way hers did. Needing a new lead, Rachel steps in - sucking up her pride to be the "understudy" and helps the group knock Somebody to Love out of the park in the second act.
With weeks before sectionals, Will is worried the Glee Club is being a bit too cocky. He tells Emma it started when they received a particularly easy sectional draw. Will decides to have the boys face the girls in a mash-up competition. The winner gets to chose the number for sectionals. Will tells them there will be a surprise celebrity judge. Will tells Emma he wants her to judge the Glee-off. While he's talking to her about the competition, Terri walks in and tells them she is the new school nurse.
Will later learns of Emma and Ken's engagement.
After an argument with Sue, Sue takes many of the members, leaving Will with only five, splitting the club into two groups. Will tells Terri he's tired of not having any involvement in their unborn son. He demands to be taken to the next OB appointment. Quinn and Sue force Brittany and Puck to leave Will's group, and go into Sue's.
When Sue starts to walk out, and tells her group to walk out on them too, Will and Sue have the "throwdown" shown at the show's opening. The result is that all of the kids walk out of the room. At the fake ultrasound, Dr. Wu pretends Will and Terri are actually having a girl because Terri learns that Quinn's baby is a girl through Will. Will gets emotional seeing images of his child.
Ken and Emma ask Will to help them with the first dance song at their wedding. Emma wants I Could Have Danced All Night and Ken wants Thong Song. They ask Will to make a mashup up of the songs and teach Emma how to dance.
Will wants the Glee kids to work on a mashup using Bust a Move. None of the men are interested in singing it as a solo, so Will fires off a version himself. Will does a solo version of "The Thong Song" with Emma while she is wearing her wedding dress. He ends up slipping on her train and pulling her on top of him
Will tells Emma he simply can't get the two songs together for her wedding mashup. They agree it is because the songs just don't go together. She thanks him for the lessons and he walks out.
Non-Cheerio Quinn thinks she will start everyday with a slushie facial, but Will assures her the Glee kids will be there to clean her off. He then admits that he can't imagine getting hit in the face by one, resulting in a mass slushie facial given to him by the kids. Will takes it in good humor as the students cheer.
Will is informed that the club's budget doesn't cover a handicapable bus to Sectionals, meaning Artie can't travel with them. Will encourages the other club members to support Artie, not only by holding a bake sale to raise funds for a handicap bus, but also by spending time in wheelchairs to experience what life is like for him.Endless Love. During the duet, Rachel begins falling for Will. Rachel brings Will a gift, which sets off further alarm bells that she may have a crush on him.
Will tells Emma the tale of Suzy Pepper, a student from two years earlier who fell hard for Will. She also gave him a novelty gift and ended up calling his home in the middle of the night. When Will finally was honest with Suzy she ended up eating a super-hot chili pepper and having to be taken to the hospital. Emma suggest Will let Rachel down easy with a song.
Will sings a mashup of Don't Stand So Close to Me and Young Girl. Instead of listening to the lyrics, Rachel stares star-struck at Will, as does Emma. After going to his house, Will finally has to tell Rachel nothing can happen.
Will suspects that Sue has been colluding with rival glee clubs, and visits the Jane Addams Academy for girls recently released from juvenile detention. When their club director Grace Hitchens reveals the extent of the school's under-funding, Will invites her club to perform in the McKinley High auditorium, where the girls perform Bootylicious. Will is intimidated by their opposition.
Will purchases wigs for New Directions and has them utilize hairography themselves, performing Hair/Crazy in Love. Dalton Rumba, the glee club director at Haverbrook School for the Deaf, feels slighted by the invitation Will extended to the Jane Addams Academy, and arranges for his own club to also perform at McKinley High. His club duets with New Directions on John Lennon's Imagine, and Will realizes that the new mash-up and hairography routine is not working.
He removes it from the club's set-list, replacing it with a performance of True Colors. Unbeknownst to Will, Sue reveals two songs from New Directions' line-up for sectionals to Grace and Dalton, suggesting they have their own clubs perform them to gain an edge in the competition.
Will sits with Emma and Ken in the teacher's lounge. They tell him that their wedding will be the following Saturday, on the same day as sectionals. Sue walks in with a pair of black eyes, the result of having some work done prior to yearbook pictures. Sue tells Will she convinced Figgins not to allow Glee Club to have
a yearbook picture this year. When Will complains to Figgins, the principal tells him his only option is to buy a quarter-page ad for Glee for $325.
While looking for his pocket square, Will finds one of Terri's old fake pregnancy bellies. Furious, he goes to the kitchen and demands she show him her belly. The discovery leads to a huge fight, with Terri explaining the origins of the lie and telling him about adopting Quinn's baby. "I loved you Terri," he says. "I really loved you." Will storms out of the apartment.
At school Will finds a stack of new mattresses given to Glee from the store owner. He open one and puts it in his office, in order to spend the night there. As they appeared in a commercial and accepted payment their amateur status has been revoked, meaning they can't compete.
Will tells the Glee kids that he has fixed it so that they can still compete at Sectionals... as he slept on the mattress, he is the one who accepted payment. As a result, only he is disqualified but now cannot join them at competition.Sectionals, Will returns home, and inadvertently runs into Terri. Terri informs him that she is seeing a therapist of sorts for her issues, and Will tells her that while he hopes the best for her, after her betrayal, he just cannot feel the same way about her as he once did. As sectionals comes closer, Will is surprised when Emma decides to take the glee kids to sectionals on her wedding date (she decided to push the wedding back a few hours, allowing her to do both). During the competition, Will receives news that the other schools had the Glee Club's set list, and immediately realizes that he was right about Sue's intentions from before. After confronting Sue, he convinces Finn to return to the Glee Club as they need a leader. He listens to part of the club's performance through Emma's cell phone, smiling proudly with tears of joy in his eyes. After Sue's actions against the Glee Club come to light, Will is pleased to hear that Sue will be suspended for five months and he is reinstated as the coach of the club. Sue however is undeterred, swearing eternal vengeance against Will and the Glee Club. Meanwhile, Will discovers that Emma's fiancé Ken Tanaka left Emma at the alter, feeling that she had chosen Will over him yet again. Emma, feeling heartbroken because of Will and embarrassed because she took advantage of Ken as a runner-up boyfriend, decides to resign from the school. However, as she leaves the school, Will stops her and they share their first kiss.
It is revealed that Will and Emma have finally begun a relationship together. Later, while the two begin to kiss, Emma has to stop and becomes upset and tells Will she feels that might leave her due to her severe phobias and OCD. Will assures her that is not the case and sings, Hello Again to her. When Will finds out that Vocal Adrenaline member Jesse St. James is flirting with Rachel, he confronts the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, Shelby Corcoran, and they quickly go back to his place and make out. Will then tells Shelby about his relationship problems to which Shelby replies that he has been in a relationship for so long, he doesn't know who he is on his own and needs to take some time to figure that out before he'll be ready for one again. When Emma finds out that "Hello Again" was the song that Will and his ex-wife, Terri danced to at prom, she realizes that he isn't really over her.New Directions talking, he realizes they lack empowerment. In response, he makes the assignment of the week to do a Madonna song in hopes to instill some female empowerment within the girls as well as help the boys come to have more respect for women. When Sue tells Emma she doesn't have the confidence to take control of her body, she approaches Will and tells him that in order to take control of her body "just like Madonna," she will go to his place and "do the nasty" with him, an offer Will gladly accepts. The two engage in foreplay while singing, Like a Virgin but it turns out Emma decided not to go through with losing her virginity to him. Will then realizes that it was wrong to agree to have her over his place when she was clearly not truly ready. He says they should wait to date again at least until his divorce with Terri is legally finalized.
Sue books the auditorium for cheer practice so Will has to find a new space for New Directions to practice. He visits a roller rink where he finds the owner is April, who is now a mistress to a rich tycoon. She immediately offers the rink, Rinky Dinks, for the glee club to practice. He then tells her that he's looking to lease his apartment and April jumps at the opportunity and says she will be over to look at the place. At first, Will insists she sleep on the couch, but while they sing One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home, April makes her way to the bed and Will doesn't object. After this, Will decides he can't allow April to stay over again and tells her he thinks she's worth more than just being a mistress. Later, April returns and purchases the school auditorium for the glee club with $2 million in hush money she'd just received as a deal to keep her affair with the tycoon a secret.Bad Reputation, someone posts a "Glist" around the school which ranks the glee club members on sexual promiscuity and Figgins tells Will to find the creator or else he'll disband the club. He questions the members of the glee club but no one comes clean, so for their assignment, they have to choose songs with bad reputations and uses Vanilla Ice's song Ice Ice Baby as an example. During the episode, Sue tells Emma of Will making out with Shelby Corcoran and sleeping with April Rhodes and convinces her to confront Will and embarrass him in front of the staff. He apologizes to her but she tells him that she can't continue a romantic relationship with him. While leaving her office, he notices a depressed Quinn and suspects that she's behind the Glist and after questioning her, she confesses. However, Will lies to Figgins and said he found no culprit and that the Glists have stopped and drops the matter.
In Laryngitis, Rachel tells Will that she's pulling the team's weight and doing all the work. So he has them do solos that best represent their feelings.
In Dream On, Will's high school rival Bryan Ryan arrives as an auditor to the school and threatens to cut glee club. He convinces Bryan to pursue his old dreams and that it's not too late. They both audition for a play singing the same song for the same part. Will wins the lead role and Bryan decides to cut the club. Will gives Bryan the part to save glee.
Will has the boys do a KISS assignment and the girls and Kurt do a Lady Gaga assignment. He finds out that Rachel found her birth mother and that it's Shelby Corcoran. He talks to her, concerned that she isn't into the relationship as Rachel is. Shelby confesses that she can't have more children and Rachel doesn't need her.
In Funk, Will and Terri finalize their divorce and he becomes distraught. He gives the members of the Glee club an assignment to perform funk numbers. Tired of Sue's incessant bullying, he tries to seduce her and sings Tell Me Something Good. He asks her on a date, stands her up and humiliates her. When Sue withdraws from the cheerleading competition, Will realizes that many of the cheerleaders might lose scholarships and apologizes to Sue. Toward the end, he has the glee club perform Give Up the Funk in front of Vocal Adrenaline when they find that they can't do a funk number.Journey, Sue is the third judge at Regionals and this worries the members of the glee club. Will leads them to Regionals having them perform and pay tribute to Journey. Although getting a standing ovation, the glee club comes in last and Vocal Adrenaline takes first place. Figgins disbands the club and the members perform To Sir, With Love in appreciation for all that Will's done for them. Sue is touched by their performance and has Figgins give the glee club another year. She explains to Will that she may not like him, but respects him as a teacher. Will tells the club of the extension and performs Over the Rainbow with Puck in celebration. Principal Figgins calls him into his office to tell him that he and Sue will both be losing ten percent of their budget to the new football coach. Will protests that they're barely getting by on the budget that they have, but Figgins remains adamant. Will then thinks that students only think that New Directions is only about show tunes and has the kids show the cooler side of glee club by staging a performance of Empire State of Mind during lunch, which also fails to boost their reputation. Will, who is still on relatively good terms with Sue, talks to her about students defacing the New Directions sign-up sheet. Sue says she defaced it as a wake up call to will, saying that if Beiste isn't stopped, they will continue to lose more of their budget and Will would eventually be forced to cut kids from his club. She proposes they team up to rid the school of Beiste once and for all, to which Will agrees. They begin hazing Beiste, hoping that she won't be able to bear it and quit her job. However, when Sue has Brittany make up a story that Coach Beiste had inappropriately touched her, Will realizes that things have gone too far and convinces Brittany to admit it was a lie. He then apologizes to Beiste and they shake hands, becoming friends in the process. Britney Spears number at the McKinley High homecoming assembly. Will refuses, stating that Spears is a bad role model and that it wouldn't do anything special for the club anyhow. He is encouraged by Brittany, who reveals that her full name is Brittany Susan Pierce and she has always felt over-shadowed by the famous Spears. Will discusses his thoughts with his close friend Emma. While in her office, he finally meets her new boyfriend. His name is Carl and he is a dentist, and offers to talk to the Glee club about dental hygiene. Will agrees, and the Glee kids begin to get their teeth checked up on by Carl. However, when they go under anesthesia, they begin to have strange hallucinations of them performing Britney Spears songs. Advised by Emma to relax more, Will learns that Carl recently purchased a new Chevrolet Corvette and buys one himself, in a hope to show his change—not only for himself, but for Emma. He is forcefully attacked by his ex-wife Terri, who insists that he return it and stop wasting their savings immediately, as it was doing neither of them any good. Seeing the positive effect Spears had on the glee club students, Will relents and allows them to perform Toxic at the homecoming assembly. He later joins them on the stage in a hope to show his 'relaxed' side to Emma, however, everything goes downhill when the audience get sexually aroused (mostly Lauren and Jacob) and Sue sets the fire alarm off. Emma tells Will to stop trying to be someone he is not. He returns his new car, and tells the club they will not be performing any more Spears numbers as they were far too arousing and inappropriate for the McKinley Glee Club.
In Grilled Cheesus, Will encourages everyone to learn about religion. When Kurt's father has a heart attack, he and Emma take Kurt to the hospital. Sue Sylvester tries to stop him from doing songs about God, but when New Directions is singing One of Us, she does not object.
In Duets, Will doesn't have a major role. He assigns the class to do a duet, making it a competition, with the winners getting a dinner for two at Breadstix. He then announces the winners to be Sam and Quinn.The Rocky Horror Glee Show, Carl interrupts the rehearsal of The Rocky Horror Show, accusing Will of stealing his girlfriend, Emma. This episode continues in flashback format, with Will recalling the events leading up to Carl's accusation. When Will learns that Emma and Carl attended a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which has helped to lessen some of her obsessive–compulsive behaviors, he decides to direct a school production of the musical, with members of New Directions as the cast members.
As his students rehearse Dammit Janet, Sue convinces Will to involve her in the production. Sue wants it because she is approached by news station managers Tim Stanwick and Barry Jeffries about producing an undercover exposé of the play. Carl also joins, playing Eddie's part and Will becomes jealous because of this. So he decides to play Rocky instead of Sam, and asks Emma to rehearse the provocative Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch Me with him. Will is later called into Principal Figgins' office, where he learns that Finn has been suspended for walking through the hallway in his underwear, attempting to become comfortable with his costume. He is able to convince Figgins to reduce Finn's punishment, and the episode returns to the present moment as Carl confronts Will over his private rehearsal with Emma.
Becky alerts Will to the fact that Sue is planning an exposé of the show. He confronts Sue, but concedes that his motivations in putting on the production were questionable. He cancels the show and tells Emma that he will cease interfering with her relationship. Will tells New Directions that they will still perform the musical, but for themselves rather than for an audience. The episode ends with Will watching the club performing The Time Warp.
In Never Been Kissed, Coach Beiste, confused, eventually goes to Will Schuester, who reveals the "cool down" method that he had recently talked the club out of. This ultimately leads to Coach feeling horrible and depressed. It leads to her actually wanting to quit. We find this out through Sue, who calls Will into the auditorium and reveals that Beiste quit, firing her confetti cannons. Will catches Beiste cleaning out her office and tries to convince her to stay, telling that the New Direction kids will apologize and make it up to her. Beiste refuses and starts to leave before Will demands that she stay and talk. They have a heart-to-heart, in which Beiste reveals that she's never been kissed at the age of forty, and that she feels lonely and ugly. Will states that she's beautiful, inside and out, and gives her an innocent kiss. He also invites her to come over to the Glee club tomorrow at four.The Substitute, Will comes down with a case of the flu, at one point seeing the glee kids as child versions of themselves, and has to stay home. While Will is sick, Kurt asks the Spanish sub, Holly Holliday to fill in for Mr. Schuester, but Will isn't informed about this. Mean while, Terri comes over to take care of Will while he's sick. She tells him about how she is on medication and how she is seeing a shrink for her controlling problems. When Terri offers to put vapor rub on Will, she gets intimate with him. It is seen that Rachel is clearly jealous of Ms. Holliday and goes over to Will's apartment to tell him how much the kids love Holly and that if he doesn't come back soon, Holly might take his spot. Will has a dream when he was sleeping, and he performs Make 'Em Laugh with Mike Chang. When Will comes back, Sue stops him in the hallway and tells him that she is the new principal and that he is fired and Holly Holliday will take his job. Angered by this, Will confronts Holly, asking her to resign, but Holly refuses, saying that this is a great opportunity for her. Holly later then comes over to Will's house, talking about a big mistake she made that got her fired, and why she was so cool with the kids. Will then gets his job back, and invites Holly to sing Singin' In the Rain/Umbrella with the glee club.
Will helps the glee club with a number for Burt and Carole's wedding. He is seen in the audience at the wedding ceremony and sings Sway at the wedding reception, and is shown to be moved during Just the Way You Are. Karofsky's bullying of Kurt also comes to Will's attention after Karofsky scared Kurt. Will sees this and takes him to the then-principal Sue. She expels Karofsky but after the wedding it is revealed that the school board has let him come back to school due to there being no witnesses of Karofsky actually physically hitting Kurt.
It is once again competition time. Will invites Emma to accompany him and the club to Sectionals. Emma accepts and Will begins to tell her about their setlist. Emma interrupts and guesses the set-list correctly. Will is shocked by this and Emma gently tells him that they do the same thing every year and that he should try to highlight the other talent in the club. Will, following Emma's advice, gives Rachel and Finn's solos to Quinn and Sam. Rachel is furious at this and arrives at glee club the next day with tape covering her mouth, claiming that it represents her silenced voice. Will shouts at her, demanding she take off the tape. He lectures the glee club, saying that there is a lot of 'me' talk going around, which isn't what glee club is about. Before that, Will gives to Puck the work of found the twelfth member and he brings Lauren Zizes. On the day of the competition, everyone is feeling morose, thinking that they will not win. Emma arrives and tells Will that she can't go with him to Sectionals. She and Carl had argued the night before and he wasn't happy with her going. At the competition, Rachel is refusing to go on and perform because of Finn's lies and Tina and Artie won't go on because they think that Mike and Brittany are cheating on them respectively. Will is annoyed with them and tells them that last year they had no set-list and no hope in winning - but they did. He tells them he doesn't care if they hate each other; he just wants them to go on and perform and for those few minutes remind themselves that they're not alone. New Directions tie with The Warblers, meaning they can proceed to Regionals. Will walks into Emma's office and shows her the trophy. She tells him to sit down and she tells him that while he was at Sectionals, she and Carl had gone to Las Vegas and gotten married. Will is shocked and hurt by this and leaves. Will congratulates his glee club on their victory and offers Rachel a solo. She declines, stating she is too upset by her break-up with Finn. She instead defers it to Tina and Mercedes and they sing Dog Days Are Over.
In A Very Glee Christmas, Will announces to the glee club that they will be raising money for the homeless. They go around the school caroling but they only succeed in being booed and getting a shoe thrown at them. Will buys them a Christmas tree, in an attempt to get them into the holiday spirit. For the faculty 'Secret Santa' Will gets Sue, which he is not pleased about. He visits his former pupil, Kurt, to ask him for advice on a gift. Will soon discovers that Sue had rigged the Secret Santa so she would get all the presents. Will has his glee club perform Welcome Christmas for the faculty, which Sue sees. Later, when Will arrives home, he finds Sue and his glee club decorating a Christmas tree. Rachel tells him that 'No one should be alone on Christmas.'
In The Sue Sylvester Shuffle, Will arranges with Coach Beiste for the football players to join the glee club for one week so they could understand what it was like and to also try and dispel the rivalry between them. Sue makes her Cheerios choose between her and glee club. The Cheerios choose to stay with Sue, meaning that the football team have lost their half-time show. Will announces that the glee club, including the football players, will be performing in Thriller/Heads Will Roll at the half-time show. Though reluctant at first, the football players seem to enjoy performing with the glee club. That is until they get slushied by the hockey players. This causes them to quit glee club and get kicked off the football team. The remaining glee girls-Rachel, Tina, Mercedes and Lauren-offer to become football players. Coach Beiste accepts this offer. At half-time the football players and the three Cheerios come back and perform. The glee club is also awarded Sue's budget, seeing as she had to forfeit Nationals and therefore has no squad to train.
In Silly Love Songs Will gives the glee club a love song assignment.
In Comeback, Will and Emma find a note from Sue, implying that she is committing suicide. They rush to her house to find that she tried to kill herself with gummy bear vitamins. Emma suggests that Sue joins the glee club, to help with her depression. Will is horrified at the idea but agrees to it. Will has given the glee club anthems as their assignment. Will later takes Sue to the hospital and brings her to the pediatric cancer ward to show her that she is lucky to have her health and that she has a lot to live for. They sing This Little Light of Mine with the kids. Sue tells Will that his glee club have no idea what an anthem is and offers her own, SING. Sue later tells Will that she is the new coach of Aural Intensity.
In Blame It on the Alcohol, Will tells the glee club to find songs that sends an anti-alcohol message. They tell him that there is no song with that message because alcohol isn't bad. Will decides to put this theory to the test and goes out to a honky-tonk bar with Shannon Beiste. He gets quite drunk and sings One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. He also drunk-dials Sue thinking it was Emma. Sue then plays his drunken message over the school intercom to display Will's drinking "problem." The glee club perform Tik Tok after drinking Rachel's alcoholic concoction. Brittany and Santana throw up during this performance but, lucky for them, when Principal Figgins calls them into his office he praises them on their acting abilities. Will hands out a pledge form to each of his glee kids asking them to refrain from drinking until after Nationals, which he himself also agrees to sign. He also gives them his number and tells them to call him if they need him, no matter what time it is or where they are. He does promise, however, to provide the sparkling cider when they win nationals.Sexy, Holly Holliday is back as the Sex-Ed teacher. She informs Will that his glee kids know nothing about sex and aren't prepared at all. He invites her to teach them through song and she sings Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) Emma is annoyed about Holly's teaching methods and asks Will if her Celibacy Club can perform too. He agrees and they perform Afternoon Delight. Holly is confused at their song choice asking Emma if she was supposed to be promoting celibacy. Emma does not know the real meaning of the song and her husband, Carl asks her for help. Will asks Holly to help him with the song Kiss. They kiss at the end of the song and Will tells her he wants to be with her. She rejects him stating that she will hurt him. She later performs Landslide with Brittany and Santana and takes courage from the song and approaches Will. She wants to be with him too but she doesn't know anything about romance. Will tells her he happens to be an excellent educator and kisses her.
In Original Song, it's time for Regionals. He gets a letter (which was actually a forgery from Sue) stating that they couldn't perform SING at Regionals. The group then decide to write original songs. While Quinn and Rachel are writing their own song, Will helps the rest of the glee club write a song. After a few failed attempts from Santana (Trouty Mouth), Puck (Big Ass Heart) and Mercedes (Hell To The No) the group write a song called Loser Like Me which sums up the bullying they get from their classmates and Sue. At Regionals Rachel performs her original song Get It Right followed by Loser Like Me with the rest of New Directions. New Directions win Regionals which means they get to go to Nationals. At the end of the episode Will announces that by a unanimous vote, Rachel has been awarded MVP for all her hard work. Rachel is touched by this and gives a heartfelt speech which ends in a group hug.
In A Night of Neglect he wants the Glee Club to sell salt water taffy to make money for them to go to Nationals, since Sue has hidden the Cheerios funds in off-shore accounts where Will can't access them. The Glee kids shoot down his idea, complaining they can't possibly sell enough candy since, despite winning Regionals, they are still at the bottom of the social status at McKinley.
Disheartened by the whiny attitude of the glee club members, Mike reveals that he, Tina, Artie and Brittany are in the finals for the Academic Decathlon TV show "Smarty Pants," but their club (the Brainiacs) can't afford to go, so Mr. Schue formulates a plan to raise money for them as well.
Holly and Will discuss the Glee Club and Brainiacs fundraising troubles while on a date, but Holly doesn't like Will's idea. She blames Terri for crushing Will's dreams and thinks they should hold a benefit concert, titling it 'A Night of Neglect'. Will loves the idea, and stipulates that they will only do songs by neglected artists. The Glee kids take this to mean artists that are underappreciated in the music industry as a whole, and artists that are neglected by the Glee Club.
Will finds Emma trying to clean up; her OCD has gotten worse since Carl left her. Will offers to be there for Emma as a friend, to help her get better. Holly oversees the moment, and is jealous.
Holly has another of her infamous lessons in History class (this time about supposed hermaphrodite and Nazi sympathizer Wallis Simpson). Dustin stops by and attempts to flirt with Holly but Will overhears and it almost turns into a fistfight before Holly breaks it up. Will and Holly argue, but agree not to have a silly fight over jealousy. Holly is still upset, however, and says she doesn't want to practice their duet for the benefit.
On the day of the benefit concert Tina performs first with I Follow Rivers with just six people in the audience but was cut short when she ran off the stage after being heckled off by the Heckling Club and cries for over an hour. Artie suggests canceling the benefit but Will encourages them to keep going because it's a good practice for nationals. They decide to give the hecklers the salt water taffy (specifically Quinn, using it as a minor bribe to vote for her for Prom Queen). Mike's dance performance to Jack Johnson's Bubble Toes is a hit, as the taffy keeps the Heckling Club quiet.
As New Directions wonders what to do next with the Heckling Club, Will suggests they will simply have to leave them in awe of their terrific performances, so there will be nothing to heckle about. He looks for Mercedes, but she had left the benefit after how she has been treated. The Glee Club is sent to find her, while Holly decides that she will handle the hecklers. She pulls them into the library and tells them how bad heckling makes people feel, and offers them the chance to do something good. They all decide to leave the benefit instead.
After that Holly performs Adele's emotional hit "Turning Tables" as Will watches.
After the show ends with Mercedes singing Ain't No Way, Holly comes out of a janitor's closet (her office) and reveals to Will she got a four month job teaching French in Cleveland. When Will points out that this will be the end of their relationship, Holly reminds him of her commitment issues, and tells Will about Emma. Holly has been counselling Emma, and Emma does love Will. But just before Holly leaves, she agrees that one day she will be back.
When Will gets back to the choir room, New Directions is joined by Sandy who has decided to use his drug money to fund the trip to Nationals and the Brainiacs' trip.
Aiming to help New Directions achieve self-acceptance, he urges them to embrace their perceived flaws after hearing Santana using Rachel's broken nose as a launching point to highlight the other group members' flaws, by printing them on T-shirts to be worn during a group performance of Lady Gaga's Born This Way. He also encourages Emma to confront her OCD.
In this number, they all wore the t-shirts reflecting the traits they have learned to accept namely, he printed "Butt Chin" in his, and pulls Emma onto the stage with him to sing with the kids.April Rhodes and invited him to join her Broadway show, to leave the New Directions because it was the kid's dream and not his. Emma was supportive of this because she knows that Will is really talented and capable of reaching success. Will later declines the offer, as his true passion is teaching. Will and April are seen sitting in the auditorium watching the New Directions, Stevie, and Stacey perform Don't Stop.
Will is shown being very sympathetic to Sue after the recent death of her sister. Will also reads Sue's speech for her at Jean's funeral after she breaks down in tears, and watches the glee club perform Pure Imagination. Will is later shocked to find out Sue intends to run for congress due to the fact that Jean's health care costs skyrocketed.
He accompanied the New Directions for their Nationals competition in New York City. He had a moment on the Broadway stage singing Still Got Tonight, the security guard at the theater telling him that in the twenty-five years he had been working there, he had seen a lot of talent - but he believes Will has what it takes to be a huge star. He thought of leaving the club for Broadway until Dustin Goolsby revealed his plans to the ND (in which Dustin thought would shake the glee club's confidence to perform). He decided to stay and settle their unfinished business. Although they only placed 12th at the Nationals, he was still happy, reigniting his relationship with Emma as well.New Directions has earned and tells them to see the difference of 12th place and 1st. Afterwards he says they will be starting a project and he rolls in three purple pianos, donated by Al Motta. He is present when Sugar Motta tries out for Glee stating afterwards "oh Sh-ugar." He is also in a scene with Coach Beiste eating lunch, in a scene with Emma in bed watching the news and also waking up with Emma. He tells Sugar that she can not be a member of New Directions. Then he kicks Santana out of glee club.
Will is first seen, welcoming Shelby Corcoran back to McKinley, and also happy with the idea of there being two Glee clubs within the school, as he has since the season opener, advocated for arts education. When Quinn Fabray storms into his office, putting all her past troubles down to both to the arts and the New Directions, Will, after a very heated argument, tells her to "grow up." As Quinn finally comes to her senses, abandoning her delinquent behavior and her questionable clothing, Will, along with the members of the Booty Camp welcomes her back with open arms.It's All Over. Will is again seen at his and Emma's home surprising her by inviting her parents Rusty and Rose over for dinner. Emma pulls Will to the side and tell him she is ashamed of her parents due to them being ginger supremacists. After a brief conversation Emma's parents make several rude remarks about Emma's OCD causing Will to get upset and yell at them, calling them racist and saying they should be supportive of Emma. We last see Will with Emma in their bedroom with her kneeling at her bed, praying in front of Will and begins to cry. Will wants to help her but he doesn't know how. He wants to learn to pray so that God will help her. Will then begins to sing Fix You with New Directions as his prayer for Emma.
Will is first seen in Figgins's office discussing with him about Sue's smear campaign. Her campaign has affected the school forcing Figgins to cut funding to the arts and cancel the musical. Will claims he can get the money himself and leaves the office. Will is next seen in the choir room. The glee club is discussing the musical and members departing. Finn attempts a pep talk only to be interrupted by Blaine. After which Will suggests they sell ads to raise money for the musical. Will is again seen in the choir room announcing that the musical is back on. Will is next seen in Burt's garage, asking him to run against Sue. Burt is already planning on doing so due to arts saving Kurt's life. Later Will is seen observing Burt's corner with Sue. Will is later seen watching the Troubletones performance of Candyman, intimidating both him and Finn.
Will is seen speaking with Emma during the performance of America.You and I/You and I before announcing the competition. He is later seen with Burt and Sue confronting Santana about a smear campaign against Sue involving her. Will is last seen watching the New Directions and the Troubletones performances.
Will is first seen in Figgins office along with Shelby, Santana, and Finn. Discussing Santana's punishment for slapping Finn. Figgins wants to suspend Santana and Will and Shelby agree she should be punished. Santana is about to be punished when Finn claims it was just a 'stage slap'. Will is later seen chatting with Emma and Shannon during lunch. Later, he is briefly seen in the choir room. He is also seen in a flashback in Constant Craving celebrating Burt's election win.
Will is seen with the New Directions meeting with the Troubletones before sectionals. When the Troubletones offer to let any New Directions members join them when they lose sectionals, Will declines before wishing them luck. He is seen watching the New Directions perform. He is last seen walking in on the New Directions and Troubletones performing We Are Young and is happy about the girls return.
Will is seen announcing the New Directions will be filming a Christmas Special for the local PBS station.Wedding Bell Blues asking her if she just asked him to marry her. To which she replies no then walks away. Will is next seen in the Choir room telling the New Directions he is planning to propose to Emma and needs help finding a way to make it 'perfect'. Will is next seen in the April Rhodes Civic Pavilion dancing to Moves Like Jagger/Jumpin' Jack Flash with Mike while Artie provides lead vocals with Puck, Finn, and Blaine as back vocals. Will enjoys it but points out that the dancing will result in sweating which will trigger Emma's OCD. Will is later seen with Finn ring shopping. Will then asks Finn to be his best man, after convincing him, Will discusses Finn's plans for the future with him. Finn tells him he wants to join the army like his father. Will is later seen with Santana, Rachel, Tina, and Mercedes. They ask him what he thought the first time he saw Emma's face. He thinks about it and they proceed to sing The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face each reflecting on their own loves. Will is later seen at his home with Emma's parents asking them if he can marry their daughter. To which they reply no. Saying that Emma will not be able to handle a child with her OCD. Will is next seen with Emma, Burt, and Carole having a meeting with Finn to discuss his plans for the future. Will later is seen coming home to see Emma attempting to take down the Christmas tree but due to her OCD she has barely made a change. Will tells Emma about his doubts about marriage, and him thinking her OCD would make her unable to handle a child. Emma tells him that she's been taking her medicine everyday. Some days are good and some are bad. But she still gets all her love, and he needs to be honest with her and himself. Will is later seen in the choir room after Rachel's performance of Without You. Artie soon pressures him to choose a song to which he replies he needs more time. Will is watching Emma obsessively clean a coffee pot when Sam approaches him with his idea. Will goes and gets Emma and leads her down the hallway as various students, Shannon, and Sue hand her white roses. Will leads her to the pool as the New Directions perform We Found Love set to an elaborate synchronized swimming performance. Towards the end Will appears in a white tuxedo and proceeds to Emma asking her to marry him. After a short stunned silence Emma says yes.
Will is first seen in the hallway, telling Mercedes, Santana, Brittany, Blaine, and Kurt that they may do Michael for Regionals. He is next seen in the choir room writing WWMJD on the board (What Would Michael Jackson Do?). He is next seen in the choir, asking how a slushie could do that kind of damage. (Blaine's deeply scratched cornea). Saying he and Figgins have talked to Dalton's Head Master and that an investigation is going on and to stay out of it. Artie interjects with his own idea which Will shoots down. Will is next seen again in the choir room congratulating Quinn on her admission to Yale. He is last seen in his Spanish class room telling Kurt his father is here.David Martinez, his Spanish teacher come to the glee club. In the end of the episode he wins and award in his class for most improved. He gives his job as a Spanish teacher to David Martinez and becomes a History teacher.
Will first appears writing the week's assignment on the board. He later appears in the choir room when Finn and Rachel announce their engagement.
Will attempts to calm down Finn who is upset about Sebastian's blackmail. Will says he will contact Dalton's headmaster much to the chagrin of the class. He explains to the class that they will have to deal with this sort of thing more frequently as they become more successful.
In the faculty meeting to discuss how to handle the news of Karofsky's suicide attempt, Will points out that with today's social media, the pressure on kids reputation is so much worse than what they experienced. Will brings the New Directions together to start a dialogue. He begins by having Rory taste peanut butter for the first time, as a way of pointing out that there are so many amazing experiences ahead of them. When Mercedes suggests that she doesn't believe any of them would consider taking their life, Will admits that he considered it in his junior year after he was caught cheating. He tells them that everyone has something that could lead them to those thoughts. He encourages them all to share something big they are looking forward to.
Will accepts Sue's congratulations regarding their Regionals win and then congratulates her on her pregnancy.
Will questions the reasons for Sue's intentions of taking over Booty Camp. Eventually, he is left unimpressed by Sue's teaching by pressuring them like she does with cheerleading. He disagrees saying that they should be inspired through dance. After Sue reveals that she'll be going to the doctor's checkup herself, he along with Emma agree to accompany her.New Directions to a little disco to which they initially disagree with. But after with a little convincing from Sue, they eventually went along with it and enjoyed it after making it a competition to see who would wear the "prestigious" white suit, which was decided between Finn, Mercedes. Along with Emma, Will gives Finn advice on his future plans to which Finn thanks but later disregards them and Will follows him take that action. He convinces him to watch Saturday Night Fever to think about his re-evaluation on his career path. He then unveils the winner of the "white suit" to which they all won.
Will realizes that the kids are having a difficult time dealing with the death of Whitney Houston, and after a few suggestions from Emma, he assigns the New Directions with singing her songs in order to come to terms with there fast approaching departure from high school. Will also begins to worry that having his wedding to Emma around Christmas time, which was the original plan, is not a good idea. He goes to Emma and suggests that they move up the wedding to May, which is only a month away, and that they seek help from a wedding planner by the name of Mr. Lavender. Emma is at first hesitant but then agrees to try to move the date up and meet with the wedding planner. When the wedding planner informs both Will and Emma that finding a venue that reaches their requirements for the wedding in such a short period of time is impossible, Will becomes quite emotional and asks Mr. Lavender to leave, insisting that the couple can do it on their own. Towards the end of the episode, after Will suggests that the couple marries on a camp ground which Emma rejects, Emma reassures Will that he does not need to worry about moving up the wedding date just to insure that the New Direction kids attend, and that even if they were to get married in ten years, they would still be at the wedding.
Will's first scene is when he and Shannon sit down with Sue and Roz, who are discussing the New Directions Girls gossiping about Beiste's blue eye. Will says that he can't believe his girls would do that, but they both assure him that it's true, and ask him to let them handle it. He can later on be seen watching Kurt's and Rachel's NYADA auditions.Take My Breath Away, but cheers her on with everyone else.
He can be seen discussing the New Directions' setlist towards the beginning of Props, though he lets Sue do most of the talking. When the glee-club isn't fond of Sue's idea to use props, he tells them to listen to her and try their best. When he says that everyone who isn't ready to give his best should leave, Tina gets up to walk out. He reminds her that she always was in charge of designing the costumes, but Tina doesn't care about that. Later, when the choir practices with props, Will agrees with the singers who complain about the props. He tells Sue that the props should add to the performance and be the performance, as she is planning it. He makes them practice choreography instead. He also disagrees with her plan to make Kurt dress as a girl for Nationals throughout the episode, and is also against Puck wearing a dress. He takes the appearance of Sue in Tina's Dream and stops the Sue who has taken his appearance from being mean to the students, before he tells Tina to show the club the solo for Nationals. After dream-Finn gives Tina a pep-talk, she sings and Will watches her. He can finally be seen comforting Shannon Beiste after she leaves Cooter.
Will achieves his dream of winning Nationals again (once as a student in 1993, and now as the choir director in 2012).
During the first part of the episode, when they reached Chicago, He was called by Coach Beiste about the fights the Glee Club has. Everyone was pressured by getting the 1st spot in the Nationals. They all were arguing about the steps, their voices, about that Mercedes cannot sing with them and what not. Will see this as a good thing, telling them that everybody must have wanted it really bad since all they were fighting about is the performance.
Immediately before the performance, the glee club led by Finn Hudson, thanked Will and that they learned from him a lot, vowing to win the title for him and calling him their Teacher of a Lifetime. They won Nationals and was welcomed by everybody at McKinley, Will's fellow faculty members throwing a celebration in the staff lounge in his honor.
Because of the accomplishment, Emma decides to finally make love to Will. He is also awarded Teacher of the Year by Finn and Rachel, after their heart warming introduction and dedicate their performance of We Are The Champions to him.
Will plays Forever Young on his guitar for the seniors as a way of saying goodbye. Will later sings In My Life with the non-seniors of New Directions. He is later shown with the rest of the parents, faculty, and non-seniors cheering on the students that graduated. Will is later at the train station with Emma and the glee club saying bye to Rachel.Wade "Unique" Adams has transferred and is joining the club. He is confused by the lackluster response. When he learns that the members feel they are already in competition to be the "new Rachel," he says they need to be a team. When they audition new members, he appears horrified by certain performances. He is excited by Marley's performance, calling it star quality. He cuts off Jake Puckerman (who doesn't give his last name) during his audition. Jake becomes upset and topples a music stand. Will asks him to pick it up, but Jake storms off. Jake is not on the posted list of new members. When Will gets a copy of Jake's record and learns he is Puck's half-brother, he calls him in to have a talk with him. Jake thinks Will is suddenly interested in him because he knows who he is. Will says he knows how good being in Glee Club was for Puck. He also tells him that he stopped his audition because he'd already decided he wanted him in the club. Jake still declines to join.
Will then choreographs the closing number, Chasing Pavements, led by new member, Marley.
Brittany, having recently been kicked off the Cheerios and wearing clothes she found in the lost and found, comes to see Will and Emma in Emma's office. They both express concern for her. Will suggests that Brittany should meet with Emma daily to deal with the impact of being held back to repeat her senior year. Will and Emma discuss Brittany's issues, and Emma suggests bringing Britney Spears songs back to help her.
Will announces to the New Directions that they are to perform at the pep rally and writes "Britney 2.0" on the whiteboard. The group is excited, but Brittany slouches and eats Oreos. She watches Blaine and Artie perform Boys/Boyfriend and thanks Will because she feigns being "inspired by the awesomeness of Britney." However, a while later, Will has to stop her from shaving her head in Glee Club.
Will confronts Jake who is riding his scooter in the hallways and heading the wrong way for his class. Jake wonders why he's hassling him when he isn't one of Will's students or in Glee Club. Will says that was his mistake and mentions that Jake's brother at least had a community and friends. Jake rides off saying he doesn't need friends. Later, when Jake starts fighting some guys who insulted Marley's mom, Will takes him out of the room then leads him to a room with Puck. He introduces them and leaves them to talk.
Will is horrified as he watches the pep rally performance of Gimme More including Brittany obviously lip-synching while eating Cheetos. He confronts the group saying this could lead to them being barred from competing if the show choir board of review hears of it. He asks what Brittany has to say for herself. She chooses to resign.
Will and Emma later begin tutoring Brittany. He then excitedly introduces Jake as the newest member of New Directions.
Will tells the Glee Club they get to host the annual show choir rules meeting and the New Directions asks exactly what they want to know, what 1/3 vintage meant, and why some groups do six songs while others do only one. Will says he's working really hard on their ideas, but secretly has no idea.
Will tells Sue he has no ideas what to do for Sectionals, but he has two really bad ones: Classical TV Themes or Salute to Autumn. She tells him that he won his Nationals title, he has nothing to look forward to, she told him to bow out more and explore other opportunities. Will is in a suit, leading the Annual Show Choir Committee meeting he’ll go on a crusade to get money for the arts in schools.
He goes to speak to his guidance counselor, not his fiancee. Schue just wants to make a difference and make people’s lives better and has the chance to make a difference on a whole new level there is a “Blue Ribbon Panel” to improve arts education around the country. Schue filled out the application but hasn’t sent it in yet because if he got it, he’d have to leave McKinley for several months. Emma isn’t going to tell him to not follow his dreams, but Schue doesn’t want to jeopardize their new life together. “Weddings can wait,” Emma says, and tells Schue he has to apply for this position.
Will tells Sue he’s taking her advice and he mailed in the application. He needs a recommendation from a colleague but she’s already ahead of “Buttchin.” Sue admits this niceness between them is weird and that she wants him out of there, but in a good way.Finn stops by McKinley to see Will. He gives Will a hug and starts weeping. Will is letting Finn hang out as he thinking things over. They're trying to select the fall musical. Finn tosses out Grease and everybody likes the idea. Will has been selected for the Blue Ribbon panel and he asks Emma to come with him to DC for a few months. She doesn't seem keen on leaving her job for such an extended period and this turns into an argument.
Will and Emma discuss their differences with a counselor, with Will making his case for Emma to join him while he's in Washington, D.C., and Emma resisting uprooting her life and career just to follow him. Their counselor - Shannon Beiste - urges them to resolve their problem through compromise. Will agrees: If Emma follows him now, he promises to follow her when she needs him to. Emma hesitantly consents. Will stands behind Finn and Artie's choice, and Finn defies Sue, who warns him about "the daily nightmare that is being my enemy."
Will finds Emma in manic homemaker overdrive, and she admits she doesn't want to go to Washington with him. She has bigger issues about what it will mean to be Will's wife, but in the end she realizes she'd rather feel close to him while he's physically far away than be close by him but feel far in spirit. They agree to make it work through the distance.
At the end of the episode Will explains that he sees Finn as the leader the glee club needs in his absence - because it's not an official teaching position, Finn can replace him in overseeing the glee club. And, just like that, Finn finds the role he was born to play.
Will announces his sabbatical from McKinley to the glee club, revealing that Finn will replace him until he returns - after Sectionals. Sue summons Will and Finn into Figgins' office. She objects that Finn doesn't have the credentials or maturity to oversee the glee club, but Figgins and Will agree that Finn's simply an adult volunteer. Furious, Sue insists that if Finn remains in charge, her fragile peace with the school will be over, and she storms out in a destructive rampage.
He was later seen watching the show. At the end of the episode after positive reviews for the show, Will's pleased to leave the glee club in capable hands, but as he says goodbye to Finn, he tries to offer some final advice. "I've got this," the newly confident Finn assures him.Emma and Sue in the audience during Sectionals.
Will can be seen in the choir room after Marley fainted - he tells the glee club that they can't leave the stage or else they will be disqualified.
In Artie's dream, Will never formed New Directions, was still married to Terri, and became an alcoholic.
Will returns from Washington for good in this episode. He first appears in Emma's office where she and Finn are having a conversation. He then enters the choir room with Finn, where all the New Directions happily welcome him back. He assigns Finn to sing him a song in lieu of a best man's speech and the rest of the Glee club to provide the rest of the entertainment.Will's wedding day arrives and he sings Getting Married Today with Mercedes and a panicking Emma. When the ceremony actually starts and Sue enters in a wedding dress instead of Emma, everyone is confused, and when Sue announces to the congregation that Emma has left the church, Will feels hurt and crushed. He then has a conversation with Finn, blaming himself for Emma's cold feet. He then goes to look for her when Santana comes to convince Finn to join in at the reception.
Towards the end of the episode, Finn finds Will moping in the teachers' lounge and tries to convince him to take action - the biggest lesson Will and glee club taught Finn. Although Will wants time to think about what happened, Finn promises ro help Will find her and help him guide the Glee club to another victory at Nationals. Finally Will is seen with Finn watching the New Directions perform Anything Could Happen.You're All The World To Me. After this, he wakes up, completely terrified. He tells New Directions that their next assignment is singing songs from movies, as he says that movies calm him down. Shortly after, Finn and Will talk about finding Emma. But, Will tells him that she needs to have her own space, and, if Emma really loves him, she will come back. After Finn and Artie convinced Emma's parents about where Emma is, Finn tells Will that Emma's been staying with her sister and tries to inspire Will to make a big movie-style romantic play to win her back. Will parks outside the house where Emma's holed up, singing In Your Eyes, with New Directions backing him up, and draws Emma to the window. Will and Emma try to work out just why Emma bolted from the wedding: she felt that she barely knew him anymore when he returned from Washington, D.C. Will suggests starting to get to know each other all over again, beginning with a Friday-night movie date. He is seen announcing the winner of the mash-up competition: which ends in a draw, saying everyone's a victor. In the end of the episode, Finn finally reveals to Will that he kissed Emma in Diva, leaving Will heartbroken and disappointed. Emma. Will and Finn sing Bye Bye Bye/I Want It That Way with the New Directions Boys, they fight during the song but they end up getting along. Sam suggests a hug, Finn agrees, but Will says that even though he really wants to, he just can't. Finn understands it that there's nothing he can say or do to get Will's trust back. When Finn and Marley talk and she says that if Mr. Schue doesn't want Finn around, then he should forget him and to not letting him define him.
Tina mentions to Blaine and Sam that Mr. Schue is sick, so there will be no Glee Club for a week. But Sam and Blaine decide to take care of the glee club while he's sick.The Hoosierdaddies and the Nuntouchables, before Brittany gets in and tells everyone that an asteroid is coming to the Earth. Back in the choir room, Will asks who is worried about her prediction and that there's two options: They can forget about her theory and prepare for Regionals or they can trust her and make "Last Chances" this week's assignment, that also would be useful for preparing for Regionals. Shannon invites Will to a dinner, a "Lady and The Tramp" themed dinner, during the dinner she confess her feelings for him and that she wants Will to be "the man in her life". Will says that he is flattered, but he is also back together with Emma. Shannon leaves hurt. Then back in the choir room they hear two gunshots, he as soon as possible tells the glee kids to hide, he along with Coach Beiste look the doors and shut the lights. Will tells them to start texting and tweeting so that outside people know what’s going on and can send help . When Sam tries to get out to get Brittany, he stops him. He in the girls' bathroom, firstly Brittany looks scared because she thinks he's the shooter, but then he realizes it's Will, gets out of the bathroom and hugs him. He gets Brittany and other students to get back to the choir room with the help of the SWAT. When the shooting is over, he shares a group hug with the rest of the glee kids. In the teacher’s lounge, Will, Shannon and Sue talk about the shooting. When Will mentions that every student is being questioned, Sue reveals that it was her gun and that it accidentally went off when she did her daily safety check. Feeling sorry for rejecting her, Will tells Shannon that the first words he’d use to describe her would be brave, funny, strong, both inside and out, great hugger, and wears kick-ass red lipstick. He then reveals that he created an online-dating profile and confesses that he could not have gotten through the past few days without her and that he loves her. Shannon tells him that she loves him, too. The both of them then discover that the first person to respond to Shannon’s online-dating profile is Ken Tanaka, the former football coach of McKinley High School. In Sue’s office, Will confronts her about her confession and tells her that he doesn’t believe her. Sue insists that she told the truth. Will is still suspicious, but agrees to keep an eye on Becky. University of Lima to apologize to Finn saying that after what happened at the wedding and then Finn telling him that he kissed Emma, he just didn't handle the situation in a right way. Will wants Finn back to help him with the Glee Club, stating that he needs Finn; but Finn doesn't want to comeback since he is pretty "busy" with college. Back in the choir room, when Blaine tells him that they have been exploring another song choices for regionals, he gets pretty mad and yell at them. He also tells Unique to stop with the boob thing, Sam to sit down and that he doesn't have a twin brother and that he's dissapointed of Blaine. Will gets in auditorioum during You Have More Friends Than You Know, after the song ends Blaine tells Marley that they need to tell Mr. Schue about it, but she replies that he made pretty clear he's not interested. Finn comes back and accepts his apologize, but also wants to be treated like a teacher, Will agrees saying that it sounds fair and they hug. Back in the choir room, he apologizes to the glee kids for make them feel like they don't have a voice there because they all actually do, including Finn, after that Finn gets into the room. He also says he wants one of Marley's original songs to be used at Regionals. He joins the glee club during Outcast.
Will worries that their Regionals rivals the Hoosierdaddies have a ringer in big-voiced Frida Romero and decides New Directions needs to go bigger than ever with an epic stadium rock style. But an unexpected power outage at McKinley - during which Figgins insists the students remain in school - changes Will's plan: "It's Unplugged week." Roz complains to Figgins about Becky's ongoing belligerence, but Becky confesses to Figgins that she only acted out to be sent to the principal's office so she could unburden herself. The power at McKinley is restored, and the glee club's ready to plug back in, but Will insists on one more lesson a capella and wants the students to really deliver.
Good news is in abundance for the glee club: Rachel calls Will to tell him she's one of the finalists for the role of Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" and credits him for helping her to get there; Will has re-proposed to Emma, and she's re-accepted. The rash of "wonderful" news prompts Will to build his latest lesson around the positivity of the music of Stevie Wonder. During the week, he is seen enjoying the performances given by old and new members.Brittany insists on changing everything to showcase her, unleashing a ridiculous set of demands based on her new confidence in her "megawatt star power." When her friends are stunned by her behavior - including Sam, whom she dumps via text message - she says she's just embracing Will's "All or Nothing" mentality.
When Sue and Will confront Brittany about her demanding behavior, she insists she'll only discuss things on her own terms - on her Internet chat show Fondue for Two. Brittany asks him if its true that he and Emma are getting married, he says yes then she asks him if he plans on having kids or continuing on having sexual relationships with high school kids, he says no their planing on having kids.
We then see him with Emma telling Santana, that their luck is about to change. During their show circle, Brittany reveals that MIT offered her early admission and wants her to leave immediately and she will miss everyone, that makes Will sad, she says that he is like a father to them. Back in the choir room Emma makes an unexpected appearance with a priest in tow; she and Will are throwing a surprise wedding. The New Directions, Mercedes, Kurt, Santana and Mike hum the wedding march as Emma walks down the aisle and ties the knot with Will making everyone cheer for them.
Singing is what Will is all about. As a student at William McKinley High School, he helped the glee club win the 1993 National Show Choir Championship cup - it was one of the best moments of his life. But after graduation, he stopped performing, married his high school sweetheart, and left college with a safe degree in accounting. A few years later, Will found himself back at McKinley, this time as the school's Spanish teacher. And when choir director Sandy Ryerson is fired for inappropriately touching a student, Will offers his services as a replacement, hopeful that it will capture some of the joy from his youth. Of course, Will gets the job and New Directions is born! At home, Will tries to balance the needs of his demanding wife Terri (who says she is pregnant with his baby), the anxiety of fatherhood, and the close bond he's forming with fellow McKinley faculty member, Emma Pillsbury.
Will Schuester can easily be described as the ultimate "Mister Nice Guy." Sweet, compassionate and even a bit naïve, Will is always trying to do his best by not only his loved ones, but also his friends and students. He tries to see good in everyone, and wants to bring that good out of others, especially if it turns out to be musical talent. He is often willing to overlook obvious personality flaws and can at time be completely oblivious to the manipulative and malicious behavior of other people (such as his wife Terri, and at times the intents of Sue).
Unfortunately despite Will's inherent goodness, he's an extremely driven and at times obsessive individual when it comes to his personal desires. He pushes not only himself but his students to their best, to the point that he overlooks or ignores their personal feelings. He is also willing to resort to dark methods in order to get what he wants, such as blackmailing Finn into joining Glee and failing the Cheerios to get back at Sue. Will can also be extremely paranoid, particularly towards Sue (although rarely without reason).
Will can also be hypocritical in his beliefs such as after telling Sue to be fair to people, but then becoming upset at Sue for not giving a handicapped girl special treatment. He also allows his 'liberal guilt' to be unfairly manipulated because although he wants to make everyone happy and desperately doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, others take advantage of that.
His female students have tendencies to fall in love with him and express their love with a gift. As Will said "It always starts, with a novelty gift."
- Main article: Emma-Will Relationship (Wemma)
Emma Pillsbury is the school guidance counselor who suffers from mysophobia and OCD. She is one of Will's closest friends and he usually comes to her for all of his problems. She's been in love with him for some time now, despite him being married. He too has deep feelings for her, but never acted on it due to his marriage and supposedly expecting wife Terri. Emma, tired of pining after Will, became engaged to football coach Ken Tanaka, who is deeply in love with her but his feelings are one sided.In Sectionals, Emma moves back their wedding time to take the Glee Club to their sectionals competition as a favor to Will. Ken is very upset by this and declares their relationship over knowing that he could do nothing to prevent the fact that Emma truly loves Will and not he. Will arrives at the wedding and finds Emma sitting alone. She tells him that Ken has dumped her and she admits to Will that she was settling for Ken and if Will had shown any interest in her, she would've been with him in an instant. She tells him that she is resigning from the school because she is ashamed of her actions towards Ken, and heartbroken over Will. He tries to stop her by saying that he has just left his wife but she feels it's too soon for him to move on. On the day of her resignation, Will realizes that he can't let her leave. He runs to her office but it's empty. He finally spots her across the hall with a box of her belongings as she is about to leave. He catches up to her, takes the box, shushes her as she is about to say something, and then kisses her for the first time. Afterwards they both look nervous but are smiling.
In Hell-O, Emma stays and they go on a date, which gets very intimate. Emma breaks it off and reveals that she's never been intimate as it makes her uncomfortable and she hasn't found the right person. Will doesn't seem pleased by this news but tells her its okay. In The Power of Madonna, Will and Emma attempt to sleep together because Emma wants to take power of her body. Will later files for a divorce and tells Emma to wait for him. In Bad Reputation, Emma finds out about Will kissing Shelby and sharing his bed with April Rhodes, although she thinks he actually slept with her, via Sue. Sue tells her she needs to stand up for herself and let Will know how he made her feel. Emma confronts Will, angrily calling out that he is a slut and she is through with him. He tries to apologize to her later but she is indifferent. In Journey, Emma tells Will that she is seeing someone else now and he vows to fight for her. Despite any relationships Will has had, the actor who portrays him has said that Will's heart is truly with Emma.
In The Purple Piano Project he talks about starting a family with Emma and they seemed to have moved in together, for they are seen waking up in bed together/in bed together many times.
In Yes/No, Emma continues to mention her desire to be married. Expressing it by singing Wedding Bell Blues to which Will soon catches on to her desire. Will gets the New Directions to come up with multiple songs to help propose to Emma. Ending with Will choosing We Found Love. Having the New Directions preform We Found Love in the school's pool. Will proposes to Emma, to which she accepts.
- Main article: Terri-Will Relationship (Werri)
- Main article: April-Will Relationship (Wapril/Rhodester)
- Main article: Holly-Will Relationship (Wolly/Hollister)
Will pursues and kisses Holly in the episode Sexy, but she saying that she destroys nice guys like him. She later changes her mind, saying that maybe it's time she learns something about romance, and they start dating. They are shown speaking on the phone in the episode Original Song. They break up in A Night of Neglect.
- Main article: Rachel-Will Relationship (Schueberry/Wachel)
Rachel, his student, had a quite large crush on him for most of the episode Ballad. She gave him a tie, and cleaned and cooked in his house. Will was annoyed and stressed about her inappropriate behavior and tried a variety of methods to tell her he wasn't interested, such as in song, before telling her directly. However, she eventually got over the crush and they mended back their relationship.
Solos (In a Group Number)
|Gold Digger||Showmance||Artie and Mercedes|
|I Wanna Sex You Up||Acafellas||Puck, Finn and Sandy|
|Like a Virgin||The Power of Madonna||Rachel, Emma, Finn, Jesse and Santana|
|Toxic||Britney/Brittany||Brittany, Rachel, Santana, and Tina|
|Singing In the Rain/Umbrella||The Substitute||Holly and Artie|
|It's All Over||Asian F||Mercedes, Santana, Finn, Kurt, Puck and Mike|
|Night Fever||Saturday Night Glee-ver||Joe and Blaine|
|The Scientist||The Break Up||Finn, Rachel, Emma, Kurt, Brittany, Santana and Blaine|
|Getting Married Today||I Do||Emma and Mercedes|
- Will loves 1980's music and his favorite song is Bust a Move. (Mash-Up).
- In the flashback in Dream On, Will is shown wearing braces.
- He is ridiculed constantly by Sue for his thick curly hair, but secretly she is jealous because she dyed her hair with bleaching agents as a kid and was forced to have it cut short. (The Power of Madonna)
- He plays the guitar and the ukulele, and can also play piano a little.
- He visits the local hospital once a month to sing with kids in the pediatric cancer ward. (Comeback)
- Will always eats a cookie with his lunch (his favorite is chocolate chip).
- His favorite movie is Singin' in the Rain from 1952. (The Substitute)
- Will fears head lice.
- He is a "horny drunk." (Blame It on the Alcohol)
- Will is of German descent.
- In high school, he dressed like Kurt Cobain for an entire year. (Theatricality)
- Will owns a closet full of vests.
- Will is the only adult ever to get slushied on the show (he is given a mass slushie facial by the glee club in Mash-Up).
- He graduated from William McKinley High School in 1994.
- Is accused of being obsessed with "Journey" in Season Two, when it was originally Finn and, possibly, Artie's idea to sing Don't Stop Believin' in Pilot, Finn's love of the band coming from his mother's ex-boyfriend, Darren.
- On the two occasions he has bought pizza for the New Directions, it was untouched on-screen. (1st in Journey and 2nd in New York)
- Is implied to be a fan of Superman and is shown to have a Superman lunchbox. (The Purple Piano Project)
- Will has had a solo in every season's finale except Season 4.
- Has said that the best moment of his life was winning Nationals in high school.
- Was co-captain of the soccer team in high school.
- Present in all episodes until Dynamic Duets.
- He knows how to cartwheel. (Sweet Dreams)
- Main article: Will's Quotations
Will Schuester • Finn Hudson