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Glee: Season 5 (2013-2014)

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A haunting sense of loss pervades the first few episodes of the musical dramedy's fifth series, due to the sudden and untimely death of actor Cory Monteith on July 13, 2013. The series' third installment, "The Quarterback," serves as a fitting tribute and a heartbreaking farewell to both Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson. As the series progresses, the storylines alternate between the gang at McKinley High and the alumni who have moved to New York City. Several cast members, including Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr., cease being regular players in Series 5 but still appear occasionally as guest stars. The main cast includes Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chord

Cast

Matthew Morrison
as Will Schuester
Matthew J. Morrison
as Will Schuester
Naya Rivera
as Santana Lopez
Darren Criss
as Blaine Anderson
Melissa Benoist
as Marley Rose
Jacob Artist
as Jake Puckerman
Dean Geyer
as Brody Weston
Blake Jenner
as Ryder Lynn
Alex Newell
as Wade "Unique" Adams
Jayma Mays
as Emma Pillsbury
Alex
as Wade "Unique" Adams
Amber Riley
as Mercedes
Dot-Marie Jones
as Coach Beiste
Mike O'Malley
as Burt Hummel
Adam Lambert
as Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert
Iqbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
NeNe Leakes
as Coach Roz Washington
Mark Salling
as Noah "Puck" Puckerman
Harry Shum Jr.
as Mike Chang
Igbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Shirley MacLaine
as June Dolloway
Ryan Heinke
as Stoner Brett
Romy Rosemont
as Carole Hudson-Hummel
Phoebe Strole
as Penny Owen
Kristin Chenoweth
as April Rhodes
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Holly Holliday
Kristen Schaal
as Mary Halloran
Bill A. Jones
as Rod Remington
Whoopi Goldberg
as Carmen Tibideaux
Trisha Rae Stahl
as Millie Rose
Earlene Davis
as Andrea Carmichael
Peter Facinelli
as Rupert Campion
Ioan Gruffudd
as Paolo San Pablo
Skylar Astin
as Jean-Baptiste
Chace Crawford
as Biff McIntosh
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Terri Schuester
Josh Sussman
as Jacob Ben Israel
Laura Dreyfuss
as Madison McCarthy
Billy Lewis Jr.
as Mason McCarthy
Noah Guthrie
as Roderick
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Critic Reviews for Glee: Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The execution was just straight-up cheeseball.

November 15, 2013 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

September 27, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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