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Glee Season Five
Season Five, Episode 89-110
First Aired September 26, 2013
Episode Guide
"Season Four"
"Season Six"

Season Five of Glee premiered on September 26, 2013. Glee currently airs on Thursdays at 9PM EST. The premiere date was postponed for a week due to Cory Monteith's death, It was originally set to premiere on September 19.

According to Chord Overstreet, the seniors from the fourth and fifth seasons Tina, Blaine and Sam will possibly be graduating high school on episode 14 (in 2014, after the winter hiatus). Source Moreover, this season Glee will be celebrating its 100th episode, which will be the 12th of the season. Fans were allowed to vote through an online contest the songs that will figure in the episode, and some recurring cast members are expected to return. The episode will air on March 18, 2014.

In this season, Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Elizabeth Gillies (Jade West), Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), and Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams) were promoted to the main cast, as their characters were only recurring in Season Four. Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Mark Salling (Noah Puckerman) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang) were reduced their roles to recurring casts after being main casts in previous seasons.

Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) didn't come back in this season due to the actor being deceased. The character was also deceased prior to the third episode and the episode was made as the tribute episode to the actor as well as the character. Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) was main cast in previous seasons. 

Also Victoria Justice (Tori Vega), Leon Thomas III (Andre Harris) and Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) did not return for this series due to their characters leaving at the end of season 4. However Kevin McHale returned for The Quarterback in order to pay tribute to Cory Montieth

On April 19, 2013, Fox renewed the show for a sixth season. Later, on October 17, 2013, the series' creator, Ryan Murphy, confirmed that the sixth season would be the show's final one. Source Source 2

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]

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Episodes[edit | edit source]

Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
200px 1. "Love Love Love" September 26, 2013

Plot: The members of New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog frojm the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel's New York ambitions take an unexpected turn and Santana is on the ready to assist her. Back at McKinley, things get steamy between Kitty and Artie as their bond strengthens, Sue's scheming has got her the role of the Interim Principal and Blaine attempts to solve Tina's loneliness. 

Singles: "Yesterday" (Rachel), "Drive My Car" (Kitty and Artie with New Directions), "Got To Get You Into My Life" (Kurt and Blaine), "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Kitty and Artie), "Help!" (Blaine and Sam with New Directions, Vocal Adrenaline, Haverbrook Deaf Choir, and Warblers), "A Hard Day's Night" (Rachel and Santana with Spotlight Diner workers), "I Saw Her Standing There" (Blaine, Jake, Ryder, and Sam), "All You Need Is Love" (Blaine with New Directions, Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline, and Haverbrook Deaf Choir)

200px 2. "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" October 3, 2013

Plot: The Junior-Senior Brundle Prom is just around the corner and Tina is more than prepared to receive the title of the Prom Queen. However, Bree, who believes Kitty should win, secretly plans to humiliate Tina. Sam, feeling rejected after being dumped by Tina, now has an eye on college sophomore school nurse, Penny Owen. While in New York, Santana bonds with her new fellow co-worker, Dani (portrayed by guest star, Demi Lovato) and Kurt attempts to bring Rachel's mojo back as Rachel wonders whether she'll get her dream Broadway role.

Singles: "Get Back" (Kurt and Rachel), "Something" (Sam with Jake and Ryder), "Here Comes The Sun" (Dani and Santana), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Jake, Ryder, Unique, and Marley), "Hey Jude" (New Directions), "Let It Be" (Rachel, Santana, Kurt, and New Directions)

200px 3. "The Quarterback" October 10, 2013

Plot: In the wake of Finn's sudden death, old friends return to McKinley to grieve in the only way they know, by singing. Kurt, Burt and Carole sort out Finn's belongings; Sue, Santana and Puck seek guidance as their anger and pain over Finn's death frustrates them; Will and Beiste assist in helping everybody else grieve but Emma realises that Will isn't allowing himself time to cry and Rachel makes a return to McKinley, presenting the Glee Club with something meaningful.

Singles: "Seasons of Love" (Mercedes, Santana, Kurt, Puck, Mike, Tina, and New Directions), "I'll Stand by You" (Mercedes with New Directions), "Fire and Rain" (Sam and Artie with New Directions), "If I Die Young" (Santana with New Directions), "No Surrender" (Puck), "Make You Feel My Love" (Rachel)

200px 4. "A Katy or A Gaga" November 7, 2013

Plot: Nationals is in six weeks and Mr. Schue has just got the secret setlist of the New Direction's competition at Nationals. One of the show choirs, Throat Explosion proves to be a threat, and so, Will gives the Glee Club an assignment: Katy Perry or Lady Gaga. The Katy's will sing Gaga songs while the Gaga's will sing Katy songs. Given the assignment, Sam is eager to use it to improve the chances of him and Penny getting together, Marley struggles to become a Gaga and impress Jake and Sue and Bree have bad plans, involving the Glee Club. In New York, Kurt's Madonna Cover band is in development as one stunning performer, Elliott "Starchild" Gilbert (portrayed by guest-star Adam Lambert, auditions, causing Kurt to become conflicted.

Singles: "Marry The Night" (Elliott with Band), "Applause" (Artie, Blaine, Sam, Ryder, and Marley), "Wide Awake" (Unique, Tina, Kitty, and Jake), "Roar" (New Directions and Pamela Lansbury)

200px 5. "The End of Twerk" November 14, 2013

Plot: After the New Directions watch Blaine's scandalous twerking video, Will is inspired by it and introduces a new assignment: Twerk. Just as the Glee Club gets into it, Sue is already on her way to ending twerk at McKinley, igniting the war between her and Will one step further. Furthermore, at McKinley, tension and drama arises as Unique continues to be harassed and bullied as she enters the boy's bathroom and Jake and Bree's affair is finally revealed to Marley. In New York, rebellion is in the air after Rachel takes a risk with Funny Girl and convinces Kurt to get tattoos, however, for both Kurt and Rachel, rebellion often comes with a risk. 

Singles: "You Are Woman, I Am Man" (Paolo and Rachel),  "Blurred Lines" (Bree, Will, and New Directions),  "If I Were a Boy" (Unique), "Wrecking Ball" (Marley), "On Our Way" (New Directions)

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200px 6. "Movin' Out" November 21, 2013

Plot: Graduation is coming soon and Sue begins an annual Careers Fair for students to explore careers and dreams to pursue. However, there isn't anything supporting the Arts and Theatre and Will assigns the Glee Club with Billy Joel music, a person who struggled as an artist but managed to pursue his dreams and become a well-known star. At McKinley, Artie attempts to help Becky take a chance with college against Sue's decision to keep her at McKinley and Jake's attitude after Marley dumped him worsens, with Ryder deciding to interfere. Blaine and Sam depart to New York for a week to prepare for their careers: Blaine's audition for NYADA and Sam's interview for his scholarship at Hunter. However, due to Sam's lack of passion for college, Rachel assists in Sam's career in male-modelling and Blaine has a change of heart to what he wants to do in the future. 

Singles: "Movin' Out" (Sam and Blaine with New Directions), "Piano Man" (Blaine with Diner Patrons), "My Life" (Jake), "Honesty" (Artie), "An Innocent Man" (Ryder), "Just the Way You Are" (Rachel, Santana, Sam, Kurt, and Blaine), "You May Be Right" (Will and New Directions)

200px 7. "Puppet Master" November 28, 2013

Plot: Blaine becomes incredibly controlling when the time comes for the Glee Club to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming National Championships. When he decides to ask Kurt for more advice, Kurt calls him a "Puppet Master," forcing Blaine to become more controlling and furious. Back in New York, Kurt has trouble, being a puppet master himself as he attempts to find a venue for Pamela Lansbury's first gig, to which his other bandmates aren't too keen about. At McKinley, Jake gets a shocker from Bree and Sue struggles with her femininity.  

Singles: "Into The Groove" (Pamela Lansbury), "You're My Best Friend" (Blaine with New Directions), "Nasty/Rhythm Nation" (Jake, Marley, and Bree with Cheerios), "Cheek To Cheek" (Will and Sue), "The Fox" (New Directions and Pamela Lansbury)

200px 8. "Previously Unaired Christmas" December 5, 2013

Plot: In a never-before-aired Christmas episode that was kept hidden by FOX, now that some edits are made, the episode is allowed to air. An alternate universe, that to Glee, Actually, the Glee Club in Lima celebrates Christmas but also have to prepare for the 50th Annual Christmas Decoration competition, to which Sam and Tina are eager to win as well as Becky. The Glee Club (also The Christmas Club) also have to prepare for a living Nativity Scene as Tina, Marley and Unique are eager to play the role of Mary. Despite Kitty eager to also play the role, she doesn't audition, leaving Marley and the Glee Club to solve the case. In New York, Santana joins Kurt and Rachel for a New York Christmas and Rachel reveals that she's gotten them a part-time job as Christmas elves in a Santa Land Mall, which doesn't goes as planned. 

Singles: "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" (Rachel, Kurt, and Santana), "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Will and New Directions), "Mary's Boy Child" (Unique, Marley, and Tina), "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (Cody, Kurt, Rachel, and Santana), "Love Child" (Unique with Marley and Tina), "Away in a Manger" (Rachel, Santana, Kurt, and New Directions)

9. "Frenemies February 25, 2014

Plot: TBA

Singles: "Whenever I Call You Friend" (Tina and Artie with New Directions), "Brave" (Rachel and Santana), "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" (Tina and Artie), "Don't Rain on My Parade" (Santana), "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (Kurt and Elliott), "Every Breath You Take" (Rachel and Santana), "Breakaway" (Artie, Blaine, and Tina)

Absent: TBA

10. "Trio" March 4, 2014

Plot: TBA

Singles: "Jumpin’ Jumpin’" (Blaine, Tina, and Sam), "Barracuda" (Rachel and Elliott), "Don’t You (Forget About Me)" (Blaine, Sam, and Tina), "Gloria" (Rachel, Santana, and Elliott), "Danny’s Song" (Will and Emma), "The Happening" (Kurt, Dani, and Elliott), "Hold On" (Artie, Blaine, Sam, Tina, and Pamela Lansbury)

Absent: TBA

11. "City of Angels" March 11, 2014

Plot: TBA

Singles: "Mr. Roboto" (Jean Baptiste and Throat Explosion), "Counting Stars" (Jean Baptiste and Throat Explosion), "I Love L.A." (Jake, Artie, Sam, Blaine, and Will), "Vacation" (The Amazonians), "America" (New Directions), "More Than a Feeling" (New Directions), "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (New Directions) 

Absent: TBA

12. "100" March 18, 2014 TBA

Plot: TBA

Singles: "Raise Your Glass" (Will and April), "Defying Gravity" (Rachel, Kurt, and Mercedes), "Valerie" (Santana and Brittany), "Keep Holding On" (Puck), "Toxic" (Quinn, Brittany, and Santana)

Absent: TBA

Albums released in or during the Season[edit | edit source]

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