The First Time

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 11/8/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The opening night of the school musical is approaching and the two leads are contemplating taking their relationships with their respective significant others to the next level. Meanwhile, a scout visits McKinley High which could influence Finn's future.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dianna Agron

    Quinn Fabray

  • Chris Colfer

    Kurt Hummel

  • Darren Criss

    Blaine Anderson

  • Jane Lynch

    Sue Sylvester

  • Jayma Mays

    Emma Pillsbury

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Extremely Well Done!

    By Mariegal19, Dec 21, 2011

  • This was the best episode this season, with a few (very) minor hiccups.

    By rgibson2, Nov 09, 2011

  • Glee has never terribly been a show that's interested in process.

    By colten97, Nov 09, 2011

  • Practically perfect in every way

    By sodapopgirl721, Nov 09, 2011

  • Wow!! So much talent

    By PeterWilliams3, Nov 09, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Kurt: (after Blaine drunkenly asks why he won't hook up in the backseat) Because I have never felt less like being intimate with someone, and you either don't see that or just don't care!

    • Rachel: We should make a toast.
      Finn: Yeah.
      Rachel: Alright. To four full months of no fighting or threats of us breaking up. Nothing but love, love, love.

    • Rachel: I don't understand what any of this means?
      Finn: It means I suck! It means I'm gonna be stuck here forever! Recruiter's not gonna recruit me. They said I-I'd reached my ceiling.
      Rachel: They're are other colleges.
      Finn: Are there other schools for you besides NYADA? I'm not good enough! I'm not a good enough quarterback to get a scholarship. I'm not a good enough singer to get into NYADA, it's all over for me!
      Rachel: Stop it! Finn, look at me. Your dreams are not dead, okay? You've just grown out of them. You have to find new ones now.
      Finn : I don't know how.
      Rachel: Then we'll figure it out together! You're special. You know how I know that? Cause I'm gonna give you something that no one else is going to get.
      Finn: You don't have to do this. The play's over, there's no point.
      Rachel: No, the point is that I was wrong, and stupid, and immature, and probably not for the last time lost in my ambition, and...
      Finn: And now?
      Rachel: Now, I'm just a girl, here with the boy that she loves, And wanting to remember this moment For the rest of her life.

    • Tina: Losing my virginity was a great experience for me. Because I was with someone I love. It happened in the summer. Mike and I had talked about it for a while, because we knew that The first time was gonna be something we wanna remember forever. And when that moment came, we just knew. It was right, it wasn't was amazing. He's my first love, and I'll always look back at that moment as absolutely perfect. No regrets.

    • Sebastian: What do you say we shake things up? I get you guys a couple of fake ID's and we head over to Scandal's in a Vest Limo.
      Blaine: Scandal's? (To Kurt) That's the gay bar.
      Sebastian: The last time I was there, I met the man of my dreams on the dance floor.
      Kurt: That's so sweet and... Are you two still together?
      Sebastian: Sadly, no. We broke up about 20 minutes after we met.

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    Notes (2)

    • Although credited, Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) does not appear in this episode. Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) appears but has no lines.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 8, 2011 on Global
      Australia: November 9, 2011 on Network TEN
      United Kingdom: November 10, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: December 28, 2011 on TV11
      Norway: April 8, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
      Czech Republic: September 29, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    Trivia (1)

    • Music Featured in this Episode:

      "Tonight" from West Side Story

      "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel

      "A Boy Like That" from West Side Story

      "I Have a Love" from West Side Story

      "America" from West Side Story

      "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story

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    • InkHeart18 Jan 01, 2016

      What is Arty's deal? Trying to get his lead actors laid so they can convey a more convincing performance about having sex was the episode's goal. WTF! That's where the ACTING part of their talent comes in. The play also has murder; do your actors have to go out and kill someone for the play to be better? Jeem alive!