Glee: Season 1, Episode 2

Showmance (9 Sep. 2009)

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Glee Club performs in front of the school for the first time and surprises everyone in the audience. Meanwhile, Rachel realizes her feelings for Finn.



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The Glee Club performs in front of the school for the first time and pushes their performance to the limits. When Quinn realizes Rachel's realizes her feelings for Finn, she goes to great lengths to keep her man. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester's wife reveals some surprising news, forcing Will to figure out a new way to make ends meet. Written by NBC Publicity

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Heather Morris, who plays Brittany, originally came to Glee to teach the cast choreography but was liked by the producers so they wrote a character for her. See more »


The suicidal celibacy student's glasses don't have glass in them. See more »


Ken Tanaka: I don't know a lot about relationships. Most of mine are short and flame out once the sex goes, but I do know you never want to be the rebounder. I'm a good man, Emma. I'll treat you right. I'll put up with all your crazy. They can't fire me 'cause I'm a minority, so I'll always be able to provide for you. You could do a lot worse, and in this town, you're not going to do much better.
Ken Tanaka: Okay, I'm done talking now.
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Second episode of "Glee", Showmance, wasn't as good as the pilot but there's still room for improvement
23 September 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the second episode of "Glee" that aired several months after the pilot appeared after "American Idol" last May. This one has a different tone than the one before. Like the music performances having more of a professional lip-sync feel that almost becomes distractingly fake-like. Plenty of funny lines from Jane Lynch as the mean cheerleading coach though does she have to be so one-dimensional? And Jessalyn Gilsig's ambitious wife character does really irritate especially after we found out she's not pregnant (she only thought she was) and she keeps on pretending for her husband. I did like the near romantic passions between Finn and Rachel and the glee club teacher and the guidance counselor played by Jayma Mays who I first saw in the first season of "Heroes". And that last number by Rachel was also good. And the high school coach that seemed to harass Emma wasn't so mean this time. And how about Rachel's discussion of how girls also want sex during the celibacy meeting. Oh, and the first song that the teacher refers to as "Freak Out" was actually called "Le Freak" when I first heard it in 1978. All in all, Showmance wasn't as good as the pilot but there's always room for improvement...

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