Glee: Season 3, Episode 1

The Purple Piano Project (20 Sep. 2011)

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After a devastating loss at Nationals, Will assigns the kids a new project to get them back on track.



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Its fall and that means back to school for the students and faculty at McKinley High. The New Directions clan returns after a devastating loss at Nationals, so Mr. Schuester assigns a project to get them back on track. Meanwhile, Sue Sylvester starts her congressional campaign. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical





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