Glee: Season 2, Episode 21

Funeral (17 May 2011)

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Coach Sylvester tries to sabatoge the New Directions' trip to New York. The Glee Club performs songs at a funeral. Finn has bad news for Quinn.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Hummel (credit only)


Multiple former winer Jesse St. James has been hired as consultant to prepare for the nationals. He gets Will to organize soloist auditions, at which he tries to undermine everybody's confidence before applauding Rachel. Meanwhile Fin and Kurt, who each lost a parent, volunteer to help boxing and insist the choir must perform at the funeral of arch-enemy Sue's beloved, utterly different sister Jean Sylvester. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical






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17 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Rachel's ponytail jumps on and off her shoulder between shots while she sings "My Man". See more »


Rachel Berry: Don't use the fact that Jesse and I once had feelings for each other as an excuse for my inevitable win.
Kurt Hummel: Correction: you had feelings for him. He made breakfast on your head.
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References Funny Girl (1968) See more »


Try a Little Tenderness
Music by Harry M. Woods and lyrics by Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly (the Lyricsts using the pseudonym Irving King)
Performed by Amber Riley
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'I miss my sister so much it feels like piece of me has been ripped off. Just one more time I want to hold her. Just ten more seconds— is that too much to ask?"
19 May 2011 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Well this episode was one of the best of the mid-season at least! |We are heading to nationals,and New Directions, hires Jesse St as a consultant to help them develop a strategy for winning the upcoming Nationals competition.They are doing a competition about who will do the solo to new york !I believe this was the boring part of the episode because the songs were nothing special except of back to black (Santana) and my man,one of the best Rachel's performances!Jesse was pretty annoying during the episode.The unfortunate event of the episode but also the thing that made this episode special was the death of Sue sister. Sue allows Finn Hudson and Kurt to plan Jean's funeral. Glee club performed Jean's favorite song Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It was very emotional scene! We finally see Sue's hurt! She loved her sister and she lost her. So after glee did that to her she decided to be friend with them even with Will. But the best scene, which probably could make many people cry was when Sue welcomed Becky back to the Cheerios and then asked her for a hug. A hug meant for her sister. Also a very important thing is Finn's telling Quinn to break up. Well we saw that coming. But it was the right thing to do? Because Rachel seems to be very close with Jessie and Quinn seems to have a plan for New York. It was a nice episode, sad though but that is what makes it unforgettable. Now we are just waiting for the finale in New york!

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