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Glee: Season 5 (2013)

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Season Info

Musical comedy-drama about the misfits who make up a high-school glee club and Spanish teacher Will Schuester, the one-time glee-club star who leads them and must constantly protect "glee" from the malevolent schemes of diabolical cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester. A "High School Musical" with bite created by Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), "Glee" was one of the breakout hits of Fall 2009.

Network: FOX

Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2013




Air date: Sep 26, 2013

Love, Love, Love

The members of New Directions perform Beatles hits in the Season 5 premiere. Elsewhere, Blaine and Kurt ponder their future together; and Rachel's ambitions take her in an unexpected direction.

Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Tina in the Sky With Diamonds

S5Ep2, Tina in the Sky with Diamonds: Tina is nominated for prom queen, in another Beatles-themed episode. GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Oct 10, 2013

The Quarterback

The McKinley gang celebrate the life of former quarterback and New Directions member Finn Hudson. The episode mirrors the real-life death of actor Cory Monteith (1982-2013), who played Finn.

Air date: Nov 7, 2013

A Katy or a Gaga

S5Ep4, A Katy or a Gaga: The members of New Directions tackle their assignment of getting out of their comfort zones and determining whether they're more like "Katy" or "Gaga." GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 14, 2013

The End of Twerk

S5Ep5, The End of Twerk: The glee club learns the dance of the hour: twerking. GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Movin' Out

S5Ep6, Movin' Out: The New Directions pay homage to the Piano Man: Billy Joel. GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Nov 28, 2013

Puppet Master

S5Ep7, Puppet Master: Blaine believes he has the best plan to win Nationals, but his fellow glee club members accuse him of being too controlling. GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Dec 5, 2013

Previously Unaired Christmas

S5Ep8, Previously Unaired Christmas: The members of New Directions audition for roles in McKinley's living Nativity Scene, and Rachel, Kurt and Santana work as Santa's elves at a New York mall. GLEE airs Thursdays on FOX.

Air date: Feb 25, 2014


S5Ep9, Frenemies: In the Spring Premiere, Santana auditions for the role of Rachel's understudy in "Funny Girl." GLEE airs Tuesdays on FOX.

Air date: Mar 4, 2014


Tina, Blaine and Sam plan a senior lock-in to celebrate their upcoming graduation, but things go awry when Becky joins them. Meanwhile, Elliot finds himself in the middle of Rachel and Santana's fight.

Air date: Mar 11, 2014

City of Angels

S5Ep11, City of Angels: The members of New Directions travel to Los Angeles to compete in Nationals. GLEE airs Tuesdays on FOX.

Air date: Mar 18, 2014


S5Ep12, 100: Current and past members of New Directions reunite for one final assignment - to reinvent their favorite performances. GLEE airs Tuesdays on FOX.

Air date: Mar 25, 2014

New Directions

April and Holly work together to come up with a plan to save the glee club. Elsewhere, Rachel and Santana try to reconcile after their fight.

Air date: Apr 1, 2014

New New York

New dreams are found in New York. (C) FOX

Air date: Apr 8, 2014


Rachel takes another step toward committing to her "Funny Girl" role. Meanwhile, Kurt is on the receiving end of an attack.

Air date: Apr 15, 2014


The guys get tested for STDs, and Artie learns that he's contracted a disease. Elsewhere, Blaine's weight gain puts stress on his relationship with Kurt.

Air date: Apr 22, 2014

Opening Night

Rachel makes her Broadway debut in "Funny Girl."

Air date: Apr 29, 2014

The Back-Up Plan

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All Critics (5) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (3)

The execution was just straight-up cheeseball.

November 15, 2013 Full Review Source: The Loop
The Loop

It's wonderful to see that, despite the difficulties, the show has come back better than last year (for now) and apparently with a new spring in its step.

November 15, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Equals
TV Equals

To one degree or another, I was embarrassed for all the actors reaching beyond their talents to try to save bad writing and, far too often, delivering crying jags that rang completely false and hollow.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

Overall, tonight was as awkward as expected. While it was a decent and typical Glee return, there's a sadness sort of looming over the show now. I'm interested to see where we'll go from here.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

"Love Love Love" isn't much of an episode, much less a premiere, but it's one hell of an antacid.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
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