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The Rhodes Not Taken 

Will thinks the glee club desperately needs more of an edge, so he brings in his former classmate, April Rhodes, to spice things up. Will's plan seems to be going smoothly until he realizes he may be losing a key member of the club.

Director:

John Scott (as John Stuart Scott)

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
Kristin Chenoweth ... April Rhodes
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Sandy Ryerson
Iqbal Theba ... Principal Figgins
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Storyline

Will decides the glee club needs a replacement for Rachel now she has deserted to the musical. Finn works on her emotionally, but that's crossed when Will recruits musically gifted ex-student April Rhodes. She proves too ambitious and Will gets second thoughts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although only a few details of the school's production of "Cabaret" are visible in this episode, those we do see show that the "Glee" showrunners have taken some artistic license with the classic musical. Rachel is shown practicing the song "Maybe This Time," which was included in the movie, not the stage musical (although it did appear in the 1998 Donmar Warehouse stage revival, at the time this episode was filmed it did not appear in any onstage version of "Cabaret" that was legally performable by high school, college, or community theaters). Also, the dialogue that Rachel and Finn practice is a paraphrase of an exchange that occurs only in the movie, and not in any version of the musical ever staged. See more »

Goofs

While having a conversation with Emma about bringing April Rhodes back, Will states to Emma that "she was only three credits shy of graduation," and he later references that she only needed the Spanish class to graduate. Unlike the college and university level, most high schools do not issue more than one credit for each class. See more »

Quotes

Finn Hudson: You know what we should do?
Rachel Berry: Elope?
Finn Hudson: What?
Rachel Berry: Nothing.
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Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want a New Drug
(uncredited)
Written by Chris Hayes and Huey Lewis
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News
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