Singles: "Bust a Move" (Will with New Directions), "Thong Song" (Will), "Sweet Caroline" (Puck), "I Could Have Danced All Night" (Emma) Absent: Jessalyn Gilsig Plot: After the glee club is denied a special, handicapable bus for Artie to go to Sectionals, Will challenges the kids to experience life from a different point of view.
Quinn and Finn struggles with financial problems when their doctors' bills begin to pile up, so Puck steps in to try to help.
Meanwhile, the kids rally to support Quinn after some shocking news is revealed, and Terri must deal with Will's desire to see their unborn baby, as she is not really pregnant.
Singles: "Hate on Me" (Mercedes with Tina and Sue's group), "No Air" (Rachel and Finn with Will's group), "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Quinn with Cheerios), "Keep Holding On" (Rachel and Finn with New Directions) Absent: Jayma Mays Plot: Will is approached by Emma and Ken to mash-up two songs together for their wedding and to teach Emma how to dance.
Season One of Glee first aired on September 21, 2009, four months after the Pilot was broadcast on May 19, 2009. The series focuses on a high school Glee Club called the New Directions, set within the fictional William Mc Kinley High School in Lima, Ohio.
Major themes of Season One included the characters' desires to escape the confines of small-town Ohio life and make an impact on the world rather than remaining a "Lima Loser." Many of the story arcs, most notably Quinn's pregnancy and the New Directions' rivalry with Carmel High's Glee Club Vocal Adrenaline, are related to this concept.
This episode introduces major plot lines such as: Will's motivation to build the New Directions, Rachel and Finn's relationship, choosing between Football/Cheerios and Glee Club, Sue's motivation to tear the Glee Club apart, and Quinn desperately trying to get Finn back.
Singles: "On My Own" (Rachel), "Can't Fight This Feeling" (Finn), "Rehab" (Vocal Adrenaline), "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (Will), "Don't Stop Believin'" (Rachel and Finn with New Directions) Plot: The Glee Club performs in front of the school for the first time and surprises everyone in the audience.The title is a pun on the words show, referring to New Directions performing in front of the school, and romance, alluding to the different love triangles.Singles: "Gold Digger" (Will, Mercedes, and Artie with New Directions), "Push It" (New Directions), "I Say a Little Prayer" (Quinn with Santana and Brittany), "Take a Bow" (Rachel with Mercedes and Tina) Plot: The episode sees the Glee Club director Will Schuester form an all-male a cappella group, the Acafellas, spending more time building his own confidence while neglecting the club.Meanwhile, Finn flirts with Rachel in an attempt to convince her to return, and although Rachel is angry when she discovers Quinn is pregnant, she ultimately rejoins the club.Singles: "Maybe This Time" (April and Rachel), "Alone" (April and Will), "Last Name" (April with New Directions), "Somebody to Love" (New Directions) Plot: Will challenges the kids to a healthy dose of competition with boys against girls in a mash-up showdown.Will tells his parents that Terri is pregnant, and Rachel hires Dakota Stanley, due to Quinn and Santana's advice and "concern" on their choreography, to help coach them to Nationals.