Glee: Season 1, Episode 5

The Rhodes Not Taken (30 Sep. 2009)

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Will thinks the glee club desperately needs more of an edge, so he brings in his former classmate, April Rhodes, to spice things up. Will's plan seems to be going smoothly until he realizes he may be losing a key member of the club.

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Will decides the glee club needs a replacement for Rachel now she has deserted to the musical. Finn works on her emotionally, but that's crossed when Will recruits musically gifted ex-student April Rhodes. She proves too ambitious and Will gets second thoughts. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Kristin Chenoweth was a guest star on this episode of Glee (2009), series regular Chris Colfer told The LA Times that for him, "working with Kristin is what I can imagine what a priest would go through if they worked with Jesus.". See more »

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Throughout most of Glee, it is widely known that Rachel is a vegan, but in this episode she is seen sharing a pizza, which Finn says has pepperoni on it. See more »

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Emma Pillsbury: Kurt? I'm a woman who knows her solvents and your breath smells like rubbing alcohol.
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The Rhodes Not Taken was a special treat of a "Glee" episode with extraordinary Kristin Chenoweth guesting
3 October 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

With Rachel still out of the glee club due to her rehearsals for starring in the high school production of "Cabaret", Will finds out former classmate April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) is a few credits shy of graduating. Turns out she's also down-and-out who likes to drink. And everyone finds out about Quinn's pregnancy...With the pregnancy storyline on the back burner, we get a treat seeing Broadway veteran Chenoweth belting such tunes as "Maybe This Time"-a "Cabaret" number with cut-ins of Lea Michele also singing this while rehearsing, Heart's "Alone" with this series lead Matthew Morrison, and "Last Name" with the glee members having the time of their lives! Ms. Chenoweth also gets to act drunk and exhibit bad model behavior to one's amusement. Too bad for now this is a one-shot appearance but if anyone from the other shows that Ms. Chenoweth mentioned she'd like to appear in when she won her Emmy for the now-cancelled "Pushing Daises" reciprocates her requests, we might see a lot more of her this season! Until next time...


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