Later, during "Jagged Little Tapestry" he performs a duet with Jane, though it is negatively received by Kurt, which inspires the two to do better. Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) is the McKinley High AV club president and a state champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.  Brittany has a physical relationship with Santana, in which Santana gives Brittany a hickey in the season 2 episode "Duets"; in that episode Brittany also has a brief romance with Artie that leads to a more serious relationship later in the season. Though at graduation, Santana decides she wants to go to New York to perform, and her mother presents her with the money to help fund the attempt. Sue was also the inspiration for.  He later tries to get into NYADA and Carmen Tibideaux asks him to perform a song on the spot to get into NYADA. Tina harbors a crush on Blaine, but she realizes her folly and becomes his friend. In the episode "Diva", Santana has dropped out of college, and of Brittany's suggestion, she moves in with Kurt and Rachel in New York. In the episode I Do, Ryder helps Jake plan a Valentine's week for Marley, coming up with romantic ideas and when Jake says that he's counting on having sex with Marley, Ryder says she isn't ready for that.  Tim Stack for Entertainment Weekly has praised Sandy as "one of the most reliable characters for great lines and laughs". Azimio is one of the school's bullies, and friends with teammate and fellow bully Dave Karofsky. He returns in the season 6 episode “We Built This Glee Club”, where he tries to convince Rachel to join him in a new Broadway show she had auditioned for, a role she was offered after some encouragement to the producers from Jesse. … Jean dies near the end of the second season, in the episode "Funeral". Rachel invites her to join the glee club after seeing Sunshine sing along to New Directions' version of "Empire State of Mind", mistakenly thinking that Sunshine idolized her, but when the two sing "Telephone", Rachel feels threatened by Sunshine's singing prowess and tricks her into going to a crack house instead of the auditions.  Coach Roz appeared again in "The Spanish Teacher", during which she directs a routine for the Cheerios, to cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester's disgust. Ken will go after what he wants. At the same time, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner, Alex Newell and Becca Tobin were promoted to the main cast and are credited as such for the season, though they appear only in the first thirteen of the twenty episodes, after which New Directions is disbanded and the series shifts to the glee club alumni in New York City for the remainder of the season. The only members who have never been slushied on-screen are Brittany, Lauren, Rory, Sugar, Joe, Ryder, Kitty, Roderick, Jane, Mason, Madison, Spencer, Myron and Alistair. As the name suggests, this group consists of members who have graduated from New Directions and McKinley High. In the third season, the judges for the nationals competition are Lindsay Lohan and Perez Hilton appearing as themselves, and Rex Lee as Chicago Alderman Martin Fong. Glee Cast: Glee (stylized as glee) is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. She said that it was difficult to sing poorly on purpose, especially with piano accompaniment. In City of Angels, they lose Nationals against Throat Explosion, placing second. While he has a rocky start in the position, they come to accept him as their leader. Her audition is a stunningly horrendous rendition of "Big Spender", and she becomes the first person who fails to get into New Directions after auditioning.  He commented that he was "glad to represent such a large group of people", expanding: "I've gotten so many messages from people all around the world these last couple of days thanking me because either they are Karofsky, they were Karofsky or they know a Karofsky. They are about to become fathers, with Rachel as their surrogate. He continues at McKinley and in New Directions in the show's fourth season, and performs in both Sectionals and Regionals competitions, but has not appeared in the fifth season; Larsen cut his trademark dreadlocks after fourth-season filming ended. Later, when Jake is picked on, Ryder stands up for him and thanks Jake for helping him with his problem and the two start a friendship. In that episode, he joins Sue Sylvester's "League of Doom", using the codename "The Pink Dagger", but ends up donating money to support the school's academic decathlon team, spoiling Sue's plans.  He contemplates resigning as coach upon learning that several students have been fantasizing about him in order to curb their arousal while making out. Jesse returns in the latter part of the third season as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline, replacing the fired Dustin Goolsby. " During the second season, show co-creator Ryan Murphy noted that "Glee is by nature optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze or pills or alcohol and kill themselves or do something dark. ", "Glee: Gay Kiss for Kurt and New Boyfriend? New Directions is a glee club originating at William McKinley High School.It is given the name of "New Directions" after Will takes over the group. Michael Robert "Mike" Chang, Jr. (Harry Shum, Jr.) is a football player and dancer who joins New Directions in the episode "Preggers".  Quinn later tells Finn she is pregnant and he is the father. In the third season, Beiste continues as football coach, and is recruited by Will to co-direct the school musical West Side Story with guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) and Artie. He then falls in love with Shelby. McHale described Artie as a "nerd" who loves the glee club wholeheartedly and uses it as a form of escapism. He is also seen in the last performance of the show.  In the beginning of the third season, Rachel plays Maria in the school's production of West Side Story, and she and Finn have sex for the first time.  When he wants to join Will's band, the Acafellas, they initially reject him for being too "creepy", but change their minds when he tells them that Josh Groban is a friend of his and will attend their next performance if Sandy is in it. Although he does not sing in the competition, he remains with the club throughout the remainder of the episode, helping them to listen in on the judges. Spencer convinces Alistair to join New Directions, and the two of them become a couple.  Introduced in the episode "Hell-O", he is directed to befriend Rachel by Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), who is secretly her biological mother. Azimio appears once in the third season in "Asian F": he is still a member of the football team.  Cory Monteith has deemed his casting "spot on" as his lack of formal training is reflected in the abilities of his character, Finn Hudson. S6, Ep9 27 Feb. 2015  Rock Anthony appears as Rick "The Stick" Nelson, a hockey player who slushies Finn and runs for senior class president against Kurt and Brittany. She wins a game of strip poker with Puck after the others go to the prom after all, and he crowns the two of them the anti-prom king and queen. Shelby is next seen in the nineteenth episode of season four, "Sweet Dreams"; she is living in New York, and visits Rachel at NYADA. " In season two he begins dating Tina, and gives his first lead musical performance dueting with her on "Sing!"  The Los Angeles Times Denise Martin praised Chenoweth's versatility as April, opining that her performance was worthy of a second Emmy win. Quinn and Finn get back together, though eventually Finn realizes his true feelings for Rachel, and breaks up with Quinn. Marley later thanks Ryder for his romantic gestures, saying she knew he was behind them and Ryder ends up kissing her. Hunter is a new Dalton transfer student, recruited from a Regionals-winning military academy. Glee season 6, episode 9, “Child Star,” finally gave the newest New Directions kids a turn in the spotlight, and we’re left wanting more.. Although he has typically been seen in tandem with Karofsky, he was featured on his own late in the second season, first as part of a "heckling club" organized by Sue to disrupt the glee club's benefit concert in "A Night of Neglect", during which he states that he writes devastating anonymous commentary in NCIS and CSI: Miami chat rooms, and then as one of Sue's staffers for the school newspaper when she revives The Muckraker in "Rumours" to spread damaging rumors about New Directions members. Holly forces Emma to admit she is still attracted to Will, leading to Carl walking out and filing for annulment. Rory first appeared in the episode of the third season in "Pot o' Gold".  During season 6, her parents tell Brittany that her biological father is Stephen Hawking. 10 Tina Cohen-Chang: Slytherin.  Jean Sincere had a recurring role as the school's "Ancient Librarian" in 2010 and 2011.  Overstreet later confirmed this, but stated that his storyline had been adjusted to pair Sam with Quinn, as a result of the chemistry the producers detected between himself and Agron. They both decide to take things slow and Blaine decides to move out.  Mays has deemed Emma an "amazing" character to play, explaining: "I don't find that female characters are always written with a lot of depth, but she's so well defined on the page. Kurt eventually breaks off their engagement because he does not feel ready for marriage. Sandy Ryerson is said to have behaved sexually inappropriately towards him, leading to Sandy's dismissal and a restructuring of the glee club. Artie and Tina are the members that have been in the club the longest. The role of Roz was created by Ryan Murphy, who noted that Leakes herself was part of the inspiration for the character, from her appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and only afterward did he realize he could offer the role to Leakes herself. It is subsequently revealed in the episode "Sexy" that her marriage with Carl is facing difficulties and has not been consummated. Week. Shelby resigns and leaves McKinley. Are you ready for more Glee season 6 scoop? Although initially convinced by Sue and Roz Washington (NeNe Leakes) to leave for his own safety, Beiste later returns home and gives Cooter a second chance, though he does ultimately leave Cooter and gives him back Bieste's wedding ring. Noah "Puck" Puckerman (Mark Salling) is Finn's best friend and football teammate, who initially disapproves of Finn joining the glee club. Although she blows her audition for a New York dramatic arts college, NYADA, her Nationals performance in Chicago serves as a redo and she is ultimately accepted, but Finn is rejected from his New York school. William "Will" Schuester (Matthew Morrison) is McKinley High's Spanish teacher who becomes director of the glee club, which he renames New Directions, hoping to restore it to its former glory.  When Mercedes, Santana and Brittany join, Sugar assumes they'll be her backup singers, but Santana openly tells her she's not a good singer, and she should stay out of their way, at which point Sugar admits that she "just wanted to be on the winning team for once". She begins a relationship with Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) in "Duets" but is later unfaithful to him, rekindling her romance with Finn. After the glee club was disbanded because of the loss in the nationals competition, she and the other glee club new kids (except for Kitty) were transferred to another school. Fans had lobbied for Menzel to be cast as Rachel's biological mother, due to the strong resemblance between Menzel and Michele. I think Ken is not happy with where he is in life. A kiss from Quinn brings back Puck's confidence: he passes the retest and graduates. Coach Beiste breaks up a fight between him and another student, and helps him get a retest and to study for it. Kurt asks Blaine to perform along with him in front of June Dolloway who takes interest in Blaine. Ryder tries out with a duet with Finn and gets chosen as the lead for the musical alongside Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist). Their victory has made a huge impact on the school: William McKinley High School became arts-oriented and is renamed WMHS for Arts with Will hired as its principal, as three more glee clubs (including the return of The Troubletones) are created and over 30 people join New Directions. Adler's final appearance is seen in a flashback by Will to the pilot episode in the series finale "Dreams Come True". Kurt transfers to Dalton Academy to escape further harassment as a result. Blaine has also accomplished this, but he was not a member of the New Directions when he sang a solo. Alistair (Finneas O'Connell) is a McKinley High student who transfers in during the sixth season of the show and was first introduced in "Child Star" as a friend of Roderick who Spencer (Marshall Williams) is smitten with. She is made fun of by students and the glee club members initially for her weight, but when they discover she is Marley's mom they stand up for her.  Later, at her and Santana's wedding she convinces Blaine and Kurt to marry alongside them as a joint ceremony.  Holly makes a return appearance in the episode "Sexy", this time subbing for McKinley's sex education teacher. Account Menu. He is introduced as an openly gay student at Dalton Academy and a member of The Warblers, a Sectionals and Regionals rival of New Directions.  Kevin Fallon of The Atlantic said that her introduction bodes well for future Glee Project contestants and that "she brought, which the best new characters do, fresh and exciting aspects in the show's established leads". Kurt breaks up with Blaine as he does not feel ready for marriage, but realizes that he is still in love with him and goes back to Lima to help Rachel revive New Directions and also get back Blaine. Ryder joins the glee club in the episode Dynamic Duets and romantic tension builds between him and Marley. In the third season the main cast remained at fifteen, with Harry Shum, Jr. and Darren Criss promoted to it, while Gilsig and O'Malley no longer received star billing. Rod and Sue had a brief relationship shortly after his wife drowned that began and ended in the episode "Mash-up"; she caught him making out with his co-anchor, Andrea Carmichael (Earlene Davis). A flurry of infidelities forces the two apart, though Finn succeeds in winning Rachel back in the season two finale despite Rachel warning him that upon graduation she will be leaving Ohio for good.  He makes his first appearance in "Loser Like Me" and offends Rachel when he calls a fellow football player a "whiny homo" until Sam reveals that Spencer is actually gay. Shelby returns in the second episode of season three, "I Am Unicorn", having been recruited to lead a second glee club at McKinley High by Sugar Motta's father when Sugar is refused entry into New Directions. In The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester, the Warblers combine with New Directions after Dalton Academy burns down and gain official uniforms for the first time. New Directions is a glee club originating at William McKinley High School. It is given the name of "New Directions" after Will takes over the group. Agron said in an interview: "They told me to come back with straight hair and to dress sexier. Ryder and Kitty didn't audition for New Directions due to their talent in the school production of Grease, and to complete the number of members needed for New Directions. , British actor Oliver Kieran Jones first appears in the fourth-season episode "Sadie Hawkins" in a recurring role as Adam Crawford, a NYADA senior and the leader of the school's glee club: Adam's Apples, which Kurt looks into joining when he starts classes at the school for the spring semester. He has been compared in the media to Perez Hilton and Gossip Girl.  When he discovers the truth, he breaks up with Quinn and turns to pursuing Rachel.  She makes her singing debut in the season two episode "Britney/Brittany", performing three songs—"I'm a Slave 4 U", "Me Against the Music" and "Toxic"—all by Britney Spears. Skip In 00 : 02 prev next. Potter is a member of the Down's Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, and was contacted about auditioning through the association's in-house talent agency, Hearts and Hands. , Harmony (Lindsay Pearce) is introduced in "The Purple Piano Project" at an Ohio mixer for future applicants to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYADA), and is one of a group of aspiring students to have been attending monthly since they were freshmen. for Burt, Holly and Will- "Singing in the Rain"/"Umbrella", In Regionals, Santana sings Valerie by Amy Winehou. In the episode "Born This Way", after being blackmailed by Santana, he issues an apology to Kurt at a group meeting involving their fathers, Principal Figgins and Will. In the episode "Wheels", he competes with Rachel to perform "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. It was announced recently that the series would be adding 5 new cast members to repopulate the McKinley High Glee club, now led by Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). Blaine Devon Anderson (Darren Criss) is a recurring character in season 2 and a main character in seasons 3–6. , Larsen was one of the two winners of The Glee Project's first season, and his prize was a seven-episode arc on Glee. In the episode "Yes/No", she decides she wants Artie to be her boyfriend.  In "I Am Unicorn", her father makes a huge donation to the school to set up a second glee club that will feature Sugar as the star, and recruits Shelby Corcoran to direct it. The sixth and final season's main cast was reduced to nine: Colfer, Criss, Lynch, McHale, Michele, Morrison and Overstreet continued from the previous season, Riley returned to the main cast, and Dot-Marie Jones as football coach Shannon (later Sheldon) Beiste was promoted to it. She joins New Directions in the episode "Special Education", enabling the club to meet the member quota for sectionals. At some point after going to junior prom together, Sam and Mercedes start to secretly date. |#surreal", "Twitter / @grantgust: Premature last performance with #WSS tonight. He is briefly kicked off the football team with the other non-glee club members in "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle", but they return to perform the championship game's half-time show mashup of "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" with the club, and ultimately win the game. ", "Prepare yourselves for Sue's League of Doom", "Glee Gets Eve-ntful with Guest-Star Eve", "Jessalyn Gilsig Talks Role On Fox's "Glee, "Glee: How Far Will Terri Go to Keep Her Hubby? She and rival glee club director Dalton Rumba give Principal Figgins proof that Sue helped them cheat, leading to Sue's suspension. Glee follows an optimistic teacher who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - inspires McKinley High's Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. In the fifth season, Sue takes over the role of Principal and makes Figgins the school janitor. In Naked, the Lima Municipal Court ban the Warblers from competing due to using performance enhancers, effectively reinstating New Directions. After their first wedding falls through as she runs away after she and Finn lie about kissing, Emma and Will begin to date again. Missing three of its best cheerleaders, the Cheerios lose regionals after six straight nationals win. Jesse and Rachel begin dating, and he briefly transfers to McKinley High, joining New Directions. There are, however, a few members of the original lineup who would fit right in with students at Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Ravenclaw.  She initially dresses in school-girl like clothing and gothic style clothing. He auditions for New Directions, but when he is stopped midway through his song, Jake is infuriated and deliberately knocks over a music stand. Becky does everything Sue tells her to do, including heckling the glee club in "A Night of Neglect", though her honest reactions to events have an effect on Sue. When the Troubletones lose Sectionals to New Directions and Shelby quits, they return to New Directions. They become parents with Rachel as their surrogate.  Gilsig characterized Terri as emotionally still being in high school, and as of December 2009 did not know how long her character would feature in the series, as she was initially only created as an obstacle to come between Emma and Will.. Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, There's a Light (Over At the Frankenstein Place), Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another, Do They Know It's Christmas? Gallagher has stated: "I think you understand where Ken comes from as they go on. , Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) was the last primary actor to be cast, having won the role only days before the pilot began filming. Her first in-tune solo was in "Summer Nights" in "Yes/No". But later, she reveals it to the Glee Club as she is sure about her love for him.  She marries him later that fall. She admits that she still has feelings for Will, and she and Carl separate; he later requests an annulment of their marriage. Although he claims to have a girlfriend, Rachel refers to him as a "closet case", and he is fired for his inappropriate sexual behavior towards a male student. The New Directions, however, support Santana during her coming-out period. At the beginning of the second season, Quinn rejoins the Cheerios and again becomes the captain, regaining her popularity, though later in the season she quits to remain faithful to New Directions. NOAH GUTHRIE. "Glee Casts a Psychiatrist! Once she joins the glee club, she forms friendships with the other students in the club. Sign In; Website Language - EN. She makes brief appearances during seasons four, five and six. Karofsky, having given up bullying, confronts Azimio in "Born This Way" about his own bullying. After junior prom, Mercedes and Sam begin dating secretly, but he moves away during the summer. Kurt asks Blaine to sing a song with him in front of an influential NYADA donor, June Dolloway, who comes to the school for a dance studio inaugural.  She briefly dates Puck, but ultimately breaks up with him and quits the Cheerios, afraid of turning into someone she does not want to be. They ultimately resume their relationship and marry in a double ceremony with Brittany and Santana.  He also learns that his father is suffering from cancer. Sung by New Directions (Girls) (Solos by Honey Berry, Breezy Hollister, Hallie Grace, Nicole Martin, Rose Mitchell & India Wilson) " Blaine becomes a role model for Kurt, who develops a crush on him. Shelby Corcoran, who adopted baby Beth, gets a teaching job at McKinley, and invites Puck and Quinn to be a part of Beth's life, provided they both become more responsible. I didn't want to turn it down! The two reconcile after they both return to Lima when New Directions is disbanded by Sue. As a fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Carl volunteers to play Eddie in McKinley High's school production of the musical. She reveals to Finn that she is pregnant and tells him that the baby is his, although the real father is Finn's best friend Puck. Her bulimia gets worse, and she passes out on stage during Sectionals competition during New Directions' first number; when the glee club leaves the stage to get her first aid, the Dalton Academy Warblers are declared the winners, but they are later disqualified and New Directions gets to go on. While Groban does attend, he does so only to serve Sandy with a restraining order for constantly sending him inappropriate photos and messages over the internet. He replaces Will as McKinley's Spanish teacher; Will instead begins teaching history. She was ostracized by her friends, and eventually switched schools. " Raymund Flandez for The Wall Street Journal was equally positive regarding Chenoweth's role, praising her "powerful voice", "kittenish mien" and "commanding presence". Kurt later gets back together with Blaine and accepts Blaine's proposal for marriage. Lock and Henson temporarily abandoned their instruments to sing and dance with New Directions for Sectionals competition in the episode "Hold On to Sixteen".  Also in the fifth and sixth season, Christopher Cousins plays Superintendent Bob Harris. They return to Nationals in 2012 for a second year in a row, performing Edge of Glory, It's All Coming Back to Me Now, and Paradise by the Dashboard Light. Santana, who has moved to New York and is staying with Rachel and Kurt, is suspicious of Brody; she initially believes he is a drug dealer, but later discovers he is a male escort, and gets Finn to come to New York and confront Brody.  His dedication to the glee club wavers when his choreography skills are called into question, but after starting a well-received all-male a cappella group, the Acafellas, he recommits to the club. Luckily, the new Glee Season 6 characters are a step up. In "The End of Twerk", Marley discovers that Jake had cheated on her with one of the cheerleaders, Bree, and breaks up with him. Along with Puck and Mike, they are the four of the original twelve members who have never left the club. He helps her with her self-esteem issues and kisses her as Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist) looks on.  Prior to appearing in Glee, Morris was a back-up dancer for Beyoncé Knowles. His doctor tells him that he is cancer free a few months later. The parents of Sam Evans appear in "Hold on to Sixteen": his father is played by John Schneider, and his mother by Tanya Clarke. Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) is the coach of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline during season one, described by Murphy as "a sort of Faye Dunaway of Network". Ryder continues to pursue Marley, and even goes on a date with her following her breakup with Jake in the episode "Movin' Out". This becomes a relationship, but Quinn is later unfaithful to him, rekindling her romance with Finn. After this, the two become especially close friends.  Figgins allows Will to take over the school glee club; however, he insists that the students must place at Regionals in order for the club to continue. Lauren has an acerbic personality and is admired by Puck for being "a bigger bad-ass" than he is. Entering its fourth season, this year the members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to be the “new Rachel” and hold auditions to find new students. In Child Star, the new New Directions perform in front of their first big audience, Myron's Bar Mitzvah.  Their relationship continues, however, and Carole visits Burt's bedside when he suffers a heart attack early in the second season. However, after Emma naively advocates abstinence to the glee club with a performance of "Afternoon Delight", a song actually about the joys of sex, Carl requests a private couples counseling session with Holly Holliday, the acting sexual education teacher, as his and Emma's marriage hadn't been consummated after four months. He describes himself as a "post-modern gay teen". The second, third, and fourth seasons of Glee all open with a documentary made by Jacob, focusing on the recent happenings at McKinley and the glee club in particular. During the summer between seasons two and three, Quinn undergoes a transformation: she dyes her hair, gets a tattoo and a nose ring, and takes to smoking behind the bleachers with her new clique the Skanks. At the showcase, Blaine invites Kurt to perform a last duet with him much to June's dismay, but she enjoys the performance and praises them. They go on to win, marking the club's first Nationals win since 1993. She was originally hired as a choreographer to teach cast members Colfer and Ushkowitz the "Single Ladies" dance.  Kurt sets Carole up with his father Burt in an attempt to get closer to Finn. Glee Season 6: Meet the New Kids. Terri Scheuster tries on several occasions to get Quinn to agree to give her the baby after it is born so that she can continue her deception that she is pregnant with her husband Will's baby.  Gustin won the role after "an exhaustive, weeks-long casting search", and the character is referred to as "promiscuous" and "scheming". It focuses on the high school glee club New Directions competing in the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues.. He admits to Shelby that he agreed to "seduce" Rachel because he thought it would be a good acting exercise, but he started to develop real feelings for her. This comes courtesy of TV Line’s Ask Ausiello column:. In Series 6, Rachel returns to McKinley to discover that arts have vanished completely leaving her to take charge of Glee Club.