Glee: Season 1, Episode 13

Sectionals (9 Dec. 2009)

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Sectionals is finally here for the Glee Club, but when Quinn's secret unravels, the club may not be able to recover in time to compete.



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Sectionals is finally here for the Glee Club, but when Quinn's secret unravels, the club may not be able to recover in time to compete. Meanwhile, Sue's scheming hits an all-time high, and with Emma and Ken's marriage looming, Will makes a decision that could change his life forever. Written by FOX Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical



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Did You Know?


For their performance ("My Life Would Suck Without You") for Mr. Schuster, they incorporated choreography bits of quite a few of their past performances: the line dance from Kristin Chenowith's episode, the guys sitting on the stage from their "Confessions/It's My Life" mashup etc. See more »


After Will leaves rehearsal and Emma tells Rachel to let Mercedes sing, Mercedes says "Thanks Mrs. P." But as Emma is not yet married, she shouldn't have said Mrs. See more »


Santana Lopez: Sex is not dating.
Brittany Pierce: If it were, Santana and I would be dating.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »


Don't Stop Believin'
Written by Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
Performed by Haverbrook School for the Deaf
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8 January 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

10/10? Meaning this is the best there *can possibly be*? On basis of what? Make no mistake, this is a great episode, but it's far from *perfect*. Too many IMDb users write reviews from *highly* subjective viewpoint, and while they are useful in telling the average reader, what the reviewer likes, they could be more than plot summaries (there is a different update section for that) topped of with a few gushing praises.

So, in a nutshell: great plot and character development, good acting, laughs and drama, *but* Glee's main problem remains: the playback/attempts at lip sync performances are so out of sync it's *distracting*. The singers clearly are talented - why isn't there anyone on the production side making sure the vocals match the lip movements? If bands can put out live recordings with 100% audio/video sync, why can't Glee do it? Until then, we get just a shadow of Glee's full potential, "only" 8/10 at best - like this episode.

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