Glee: Season 1, Episode 12

Mattress (2 Dec. 2009)

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When Glee Club is left out of the yearbook due to budget cuts, everyone's relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past.



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When the Glee Club is left out of the yearbook because of budget cuts, everyone seems to be relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past. Everyone except Rachel, that is, who wants her legacy cemented in print. Meanwhile, Quinn makes it her mission to be in the Cheerios yearbook photo, and Will and Terri's relationship is shaken to its core. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical




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Matthew Morrison's mark (red x) is clearly visible between his feet, when he drops the mattress on the floor in his office. See more »


Emma Pillsbury: Oh, my gosh. Sue? Did someone finally punch you?
Sue Sylvester: Edie, William. You. Every year when the photos for the Thunderclap come around I always elect to have a little work done. This year I got myself a bit of an eye lift. And while they were in there, I told them to go ahead and yank out those tear ducts. Wasn't using 'em.
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Edited into Glee: Saturday Night Glee-ver (2012) See more »


Written by Lily Allen, Darren Lewis, Donat Mittoo and Iyiola Babalola
Performed by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
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3 December 2009 | by (Montgomery, AL) – See all my reviews

Glee is reaching it's climax, and each new step is an exhilarating one. While this episode was severely shorter than the rest, it packed just as much of an emotional punch as any of its predecessors. With "Mattress", expect less music, more Rachel and Finn drama, and several scenes of sheer pain from Will. Although the absence substantial music is saddening and unusual, the focus of this episode was conflict, and boy does it deliver. This is, by far, the most emotionally involving episode of the season. I would not use the word "gleeful" to describe these past few episodes as the show has taken on a more dark tone with a few crumbs of happiness; mainly because of the music. It's sad to see this amazing show take a 4-month break, but I'm sure next weeks episode will tide us gleeks over until then. Prepare to have your mind blown wide open!

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