Glee (2009–2015)
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New Directions face fierce competition against the Hipsters and Warblers. Finn and Rachel and Emma and Carl experience relationship trouble.

Director:

Paris Barclay

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 (credit only)
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester (credit only)
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Heather Morris ... Brittany S. Pierce
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Mike O'Malley ... Burt Hummel (credit only)
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Naya Rivera ... Santana Lopez
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
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Storyline

To prepare for sectionals, Will wants the spotlight on the team, so, to Rachel's dismay, she has no solo. Meanwhile, Kurt is brimming with ideas that don't fit the eight-part, no-standout harmonies of his new school. Behind the scenes, Puck must find a replacement for Kurt or they're one-short of eligibility, Will is losing Emma, Tina and Artie suspect Mike and Brittany of surreptitious romance, and Santana spikes Rachel and Finn's relationship with a revelation. Can the club overcome divisions and jealousies to win sectionals? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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lesbian | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First episode where singer/songwriter Riker Lynch has lines. See more »

Goofs

During the performance of "Valerie", Naya Rivera briefly but noticeably breaks character and starts to laugh but her singing continues. See more »

Quotes

Finn Hudson: Look, I'm all for pumping up the team, making everyone feel special, but that's for practice. You don't take the star quarterback out before the big game.
Rachel Berry: Yep.
Tina Cohen-Chang: Easy to say when you're the star quarterback.
Finn Hudson: This isn't just about me. This is about the team.
Santana Lopez: You are such a hypocrite.
Rachel Berry: Oh, like you even know what that means.
Santana Lopez: It means that your boyfriend is full of crap, hobbit.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog Days are Over
(uncredited)
Written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers
Performed by Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz and Glee Cast
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SO SAD to say this, but in my humble opinion, one of the worst episodes :(
3 December 2010 | by wendylikeSee all my reviews

I'm an enthusiast of the series and I really enjoy the episodes, but unlike other times, with this particular episode I found myself wondering what happened to this show after all its success! In my opinion, first of all, camera angles at times were weird. Editing seemed a bit "untidy"---definitely not neat and needed a bit more thinking. Too many unnecessary close-ups, weird cutting of camera angles. REALLY noticeable cuts. Even characters lacked depth, and this is the first time I thought that even the script writing was sloppy: dialogues were very predictable, stereotypical, lacked freshness and they were repetitive and boring. Even the storyline with Puck seemed ridiculous to me, much more in this episode than ever before (I actually loved the irony in Puck's character, but after this episode I'm SO disappointed...). And, above all, it's kind of tiring already so much focus on Kurt. I love the character and all, but it's the 9th episode this season that it's focused on him like, waaaaaaay too much, and yes, we audiences CAN get TOO much of it. Even the songs were not that great either... the song sang by Kurt and Rachel was not one of my favourites, nor was it delivered in a nice way, either. The only song I truly liked and enjoyed was the first one New Directions sang on the competition. The second one was not as nice. But I generally can forgive this show the choice of songs, since whether I like the songs or not is a very personal matter. What I just cannot forgive it is its sloppiness in both plot and execution. This show deserves WAY MORE than just what I saw today. Let's hope things improve with the next episode, I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!!


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