Glee: Season 1, Episode 9

Wheels (11 Nov. 2009)

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When Artie may not be able to travel to Regionals with the group, Will challenges the kids to experience life from a different point of view.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Terri Schuester (credit only)
Emma Pillsbury (credit only)


When Artie's chances of traveling with the group to Regionals are in question, Will challenges the kids to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different point of view. Meanwhile, the Glee Club hosts its first "diva-off" between Kurt and Rachel, and Sue reveals a softer side. Written by FOX Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical



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Did You Know?


The storyline surrounding the song "Defying Gravity" was based on Chris Colfer's real-life high school experiences. He repeatedly asked to sing this song in the school talent show, but was always rebuffed because the song was written for a female character. After venting about this experience to Glee's creator/writer Ryan Murphy, it was written into the show. See more »


When Artie is singing and dancing in the hall during the song "Dancing With Myself" his support wheels on the back of his wheelchair vanish and reappear between shots. See more »


Quinn Fabray: What's this?
Noah 'Puck' Puckerman: This is all the money leftover from my pool cleaning business. After I bought dip... and nunchucks.
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »


Defying Gravity
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer
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19 January 2010 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this episode. It was so refreshing to see an episode that didn't revolve around Finn and Rachel or even about Will Schuester's love life. If you're tired of seeing the same plot over and over again this episode, you're really going to enjoy this episode because (as someone has mentioned before) it has more to do with the rest of the character's develop: their lives, secrets and wishes. I think this is the best episode (after the pilot) so far... I personally think that "artie" has a far better voice than Finn and because of that I really liked to see him taking the wheel (pun intended) and nailing those 2 songs. In conclusion, this is the best episode to make you care about the rest of the cast and think that there's a lot more in Glee. I'd only like to see more developed story lines, but I guess that's part of the appeal for a lot of people: not intricate season-long story lines.

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