About the Show
Musical comedy series following an optimistic teacher attempting to inspire a diverse group of teenagers to realise their potential and restore the school's show choir to its former glory
Series 1 Summary
Musical comedy series written by Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy. Glee follows optimistic teacher Will Schuester as he attempts to inspire a group of oddball teenagers to realise their true star potential and restore the school's show choir to its former glory.
But not only does he have the school's scheming cheerleading coach to contend with, but the brightest stars of the pitch-imperfect club include: Kurt, a nerdy soprano; Mercedes, a diva-in-training; Arty, a geeky guitarist who attracts more bullies than girls and Tina, who needs to suppress her stutter before she takes centre stage. Will's only hope lies with the two true talents: Rachel, a perfectionist wannabe and a very reluctant Finn Hudson, the popular high school quarterback with movie star looks who wants to protect his reputation.
Episode 1 - Pilot
Pilot: US drama series following a teacher as he tries to inspire a disparate group of pupils to realise their potential through musical performance.
Episode 2 - Showmance
Showmance: Will gets the Glee Club to perform in school assembly to try to recruit more members but the singers are worried about the embarrassing song he's chosen.
Episode 3 - Acafellas
Acafellas: Will neglects the Glee Club and focuses his attention on forming the Acafellas, an all-male vocal group. Singer Josh Groban makes a cameo appearance.
Episode 4 - Preggers
Preggers: Terri informs her sister that she lied about her pregnancy, and Quinn confuses Finn when she tells him she's pregnant and he's the father.
Episode 5 - The Rhodes not Taken
The Rhodes Not Taken: Will brings in his talented friend April to help gee up the Glee Club. Rachel is peeved when she's not treated like a star at musical rehearsals.
Episode 6 - Vitamin D
Vitamin D: Will is concerned that the Glee Club has become slack in their approach to singing, so he sets girls against boys to fire them up. Sue conspires against Will.
Episode 7 - Throwdown
Throwdown: Sue is named co-director of the Glee Club and sets out to turn all the members against Will. Back home, Will confronts Terri about their baby.
Episode 8 - Mash Up
Mash Up: News of Quinn and Finn's baby spreads around school and the pair are no longer considered popular. Ken grows jealous of the time Emma is spending with Will.
Episode 9 - Wheels
Wheels: The Glee Club hold a cake sale to raise money for a bus that wheelchair-user Artie can travel in so he can compete with them in regionals.
Episode 10 - Ballads
Ballads: Rachel has a crush on Will, but when he tries to shake her off it's no use. Emma, who has been helping him to discourage Rachel, also develops a crush on him.
Episode 11 - Hairography
Hairography: Sue remains hell-bent on destroying Will's Glee Club and decides to give the New Directions' set list to their rivals.
Episode 12 - Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress: Everyone but Rachel is relieved when the Glee Club is left out of the school yearbook, but Will is determined to get the club's picture included.
Episode 13 - Sectionals
Sectionals: Rachel manipulates Quinn into telling Finn that he's not the father of her child but the Glee Club try to prevent her plotting. Mercedes and Rachel fall out.
Episode 14 - Hell-o
The New Directions are determined to build on their success from sectionals but Sue still wants to thwart them. Meanwhile, love is in the air but will Rachel and Finn and Will and Emma get together?
Episode 15 - The Power of Madonna
Will is worried that the girls in the Glee club are being bossed around by the boys. He tries to inspire them by using pop singer Madonna as a role model of female empowerment.
Episode 16 - Home
Home: Will's friend April returns to help the Glee Club but brings lots of baggage with her. Kurt meddles in his father's love life, while Sue is interviewed for a magazine.
Episode 17 - Bad Reputation
Bad Reputation: A scandalous document about members of the Glee Club leaks. Will it ruin the club's reputation? Meanwhile, Olivia Newton-John asks Sue for a favour.
Episode 18 - Laryngitis
Rachel is distraught when a sore throat affects her singing voice. Will her dulcet tones return? And can Kurt impress his dad by changing his ways?
Episode 19 - Dream On
Dream On: Will's high school nemesis Bryan Ryan (Neil Patrick Harris) wreaks havoc on the Glee Club. Meanwhile, Artie, Tina and Rachel face up to their problems.
Episode 20 - Theatricality
Theatricality: The Glee Club celebrates Lady Gaga, Tina comes out of her shell, Rachel faces a life-changing challenge, and Finn has a wake-up call about his relationships.
Episode 21 - Funk
Will seeks revenge on Sue but it soon backfires. Mercedes helps Quinn find her funky side and the glee club hears some news that sets their nerves on edge.
Episode 22 - Journey
Journey to Regionals: Quinn awaits the birth of her baby, Emma tells Will she's seeing someone else and the clubs battle it out at the Regionals.
Episode 23 - Sneak Peek
Sneak Peek: Special preview of E4's musical comedy Glee, which follows a teacher as he helps some oddball pupils realise their potential and restore the school's choir to its former glory.