Season 1 Episode 19

Dream On

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 18, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Will's high school rival, special guest star Neil Patrick Harris, returns to McKinley to bring down the glee club. Elsewhere, Artie's dreams are exposed.

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  • Decent

    It was a good episode, just not a great one. It had okay introspection/development on Artie's part but I wish the writers did a better job of showing the character's growth as opposed to just throwing it on the viewers. Rachel and Jesse's romance felt awkward and I wasn't blown away by Neil Patrick Harris. Hopefully next episode will be better, I still am looking forward to the finale even though these last two episodes haven't impressed me.moreless
  • Will's high school rival, special guest star Neil Patrick Harris, returns to McKinley to bring down the glee club. Elsewhere, Artie's dreams are exposed.

    I was expecting so much from this episode...and now I can't describe my feelings...I've watched it twice to make my opinion but still it's hard.

    Some parts were pure genius like the duet between Ryan Brian (love that name by the way!) and Will. They were good and really into the song. I think the best part of the show was when Artie was dreaming about him dancing at the mall. It was really a nice piece of dancing and he deserve his solo! The filming was so great it was like so real! with the camera and cell phones images. I was thinking they went to a mall and just shoot that scene in the middle of the crowd.

    The final song was great to as always...

    The Rachel story line was nice because for once she was really herself and not in total control for trying to be a star. It shows that despite she's got a good opinion of herself she is fragile too. Shelby Corcoran is her mother???? Really that is so huge, it's unbelievable, no??? I though that she was using Jesse from the beginning but to put her down and win regionals. But using Jesse to make Rachel to want to find her biological mother is a strange??? because I think soon or late Jesse is going to break her heart. There is more behind this storyline I think. But the good thing of this is the duet between Indina Menzel and Lea Michele.

    The theme of the episode : Dreams for the future made me think a lot. I think it was really a special episode not cheesy at all but more about introspection what do we really want for our future and that dreams are making us alive, it's the light, the hope...moreless
  • Barney Stinson on Glee...

    Well, if you have been watching CBS' How I Met Your Mother or probably the Harold and Kumar series, it is really really hard to take Neil Patrick Harris seriously. Somehow, he didn't really strike to me a Glee-guest-star worthy material. Dream On was a really bad song choice and NPH voice didn't really pull that song off.

    I enjoyed the storyline involving Artie and Tina. We already had an episode with Artie facing the reality of living on a wheel chair, unable to dance and all kinda sad stuff. But this time it was good, with a dream sequence where he dances in a mall in a world where his legs work. This also fits perfectly into the scheme of things where the writers want to focus on one character per episode. With that said, I would love to see an episode on Brittany (god, I missed her one liners this week!).

    The best part of this episode was Idina making her singing debut with a duet rendition of I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables. Yes, that song which made Susan Boyle famous. As much as I hate to say, I thought Lea sounded better than Idina. Hopefully, we get a solo sometime soon.

    Good episode, not a spectacular one though.moreless
  • Artie (Kevin McHale) - you just got an extra 100 CEE OH OH ELL points!!

    WOW, I had, of course, noticed Artie's (Kevins') talent for singing and his amazing ability to look as if he's always been in the chair (because IRL he can walk) but holy hell!! NOW I'm VERY disappointed this actor was cast as permanantly physically disabled. KEVIN CAN DANCE!!! The mall scene was incredible!! I haven't researched it enough, but was it filmed line? Like, in the mall with randoms who didn't know it was happening, because some of those extras looked genuinely surprised by what was going on. Regardless, it was a brilliant scene and I couldn't ehlp dancing around my living room in my pj's. LOL

    THe developong Rachel/Jesse/Vocal Adrenline storyline just got incredibly juicy and I'm BUSTINGto see the next episode!!!moreless
  • one of the best episodes

    in this episode an Auditor arrives to speak to the Gleek and auditor is call Bryan Ryan? but the great thing is that Bryan Ryan is play by Neil Patrick Harris! and Bryan turns out to be a Glee club memeber and Will's high school Rival. later Bryan has everyone write down there biggest dream and he rips up Arties' rude! and we learn that Artie's biggest dream is to be a dancer but he can't since he is in a wheelchair and the best thing about this episode is that in a fancy dream we see Artie dance and he has awesome moves and later we learn that Rachel's dream is to find her mom and to think that Shelby the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, is reveals to Rachel's biological mom! but due to a agreement with Rachel's two dad that prevents her from meeting with Rachel intill she is 18. and another best thing about this episode is that Will sings dream on with Bryan and NPH has an awesome voice he doesn't do that on How I met your mother or does he?moreless
Paul Vogt

Paul Vogt

Herb Duncan

Guest Star

Molly McCook

Molly McCook

Sophomore Singer

Guest Star

Wendy Worthington

Wendy Worthington

Woman Auditioning

Guest Star

Heather Morris

Heather Morris


Recurring Role

Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

Recurring Role

Dijon Talton

Dijon Talton

Matt Rutherford

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Narrator: So here's what you missed last week: Puck had to shave his Mohawk, and people started picking on him. So he started dating Mercedes to seem cool again 'cause she was on the Cheerios!, but then she quit. Finn's mom Carol is dating Kurt's dad Burt, which was totally Kurt's idea, but then Kurt got mad that Burt and Finn started hanging out. Rachel hurt her voice and couldn't sing, and she kind of thought that was the only thing that was important. I need applause to live But then Finn introduced her to a friend who showed her that there's a lot worse things to lose than your voice. And that's what you missed on Glee.

    • Rachel: (Looking at a trophy) My first singing competition, I came in first place.
      Jesse: You were eight months old
      Rachel: I was very musically verbal.

    • Bryan: You can't feed a child sheet music, Will. I suppose you could, but they'd be dead in a month.

    • Sue: Is it a tad over-the-top to bill the district for sky-diving lessons to have the Cheerios parachuted onto the football field? Perhaps. But what I do here makes a difference.
      Bryan: Sue, you're an impressive woman. I can't tell you how much you turn me on. right now, You ever heard of the term "anger sex"?
      Sue: It's the only kind I know, Bryan.
      Bryan: I should tell you I'm married.
      Sue: Not a problem from me.
      Bryan: And I'm still cutting half your budget.
      Sue: You win some, you lose some.
      Bryan: Should I lock the door?
      Sue: No. Got a secret room upstairs. Like Letterman.

    • Rachel: (About a cassette with her mother on it) What if she's singing on the tape? What if she's terrible? Or worse - what if she's better than me?

    • Artie: (to Tina) I can't dance, and I never will. But... that's okay. I'm never going to dunk a basketball or kill a lion, either. I have to focus on dreams that I can make come true.

    • Will: You were a big deal at McKinley. You had all the moves... You were one of those dudes where all the guys wanted to be you and all the girls wanted you.
      Bryan: Not all of them.
      Will: Really? All right. Wh-who was the one that got away?
      Bryan: Terri Delmonico. You remember her? (Will spits his beer)

    • Bryan: (to Will) I was introduced to Jesus. He was my Honduran social worker. I straightened up, put down the pipe, met the love of my life, Wilma, and now I run a successful used Hummer dealership. Don't make that face. Global warming's a theory.

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