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The Back-Up Plan 

Reaching for the stars, when Rachel lands an audition to act in a TV show, Funny Girl takes a back seat, but it's not without some serious consequences; Meanwhile Kurt and Blaine perform for a celebrity with an eye for talent.

Director:

Ian Brennan

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Artist ... Jake Puckerman (credit only)
Melissa Benoist ... Marley Rose (credit only)
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Darren Criss ... Blaine Anderson
Blake Jenner ... Ryder Lynn (credit only)
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester (credit only)
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams (credit only)
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester (credit only)
Alex Newell ... Wade 'Unique' Adams (credit only)
Chord Overstreet ... Sam Evans (credit only)
Naya Rivera ... Santana Lopez
Becca Tobin ... Kitty Wilde (credit only)
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang (credit only)
Shirley MacLaine ... June Dolloway
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Storyline

Reaching for the stars, when Rachel lands an audition to act in a TV show, Funny Girl takes a back seat, but it's not without some serious consequences; Meanwhile Kurt and Blaine perform for a celebrity with an eye for talent.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Rachel meets with her agent at her agency and says that she'd like to progress her career to television and film in the future, he tells her she has a 'face for radio'. Commenting that her nose will be up to 40 feet tall. In reality, Lea Michele was told that she would need a nose job to be successful. See more »

Goofs

When Lee Paulblatt first invites Rachel to audition for Song of Solomon, he says he wants her to 'read with our Solomon, but he's in middle of shooting a feature.' At the audition, however, he says 'Solomon' is the name of the spaceship. See more »

Connections

References The Client List (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Story of My Life
(uncredited)
Written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson
Performed by Darren Criss and Chris Colfer
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rachels dream came true
15 November 2015 | by edyngrnSee all my reviews

Rachel tossed her career down the drain for a TV part she may not get. It is not a guarantee that she will get it. She already had her dream for Broadway and got into NYADA, why mess it up? She wanted Broadway and would leave Finn to pursue it. Finn also pushed her to do it too. If Finn found out, he probably would have felt let down. Mr. Shue would have something to say because they knew it was her dream and messing it up. Kurt said it for them. If she wanted to mess it up, she should have gotten married and college in Lima, not try for her dreams. No big loss. The show could have done without her going to LA and just having her decide between the play or NYADA, letting daily life and problems creep in.the story still could continue with the TV exec, but in Ny.


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