Glee

Season 1 Episode 22

Journey

10
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jun 08, 2010 on FOX
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Quinn is getting more anxious by the minute as she expects the baby, plus, Regionals is finally here, but will the Glee Club be able to triumph over Sue Sylvester's plots?

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Just finish it ...

    10
    I just finished 1st season & Its was so great ,cool & very beautiful season.

    And the subject of we have to try to make our dreams come true & never give it up.

  • Pulls It All Together

    8.0
    The last few episodes of this season were pretty bad, but this finale pulled it all together and really revealed what Glee is all about. The unity of the cast, the lessons they've all learned, and how touching the song choices were - I was impressed and in awe. I probably won't watch anymore as I heard season 2 and 3 only got worse, but it was fun while it lasted.moreless
  • A nice surprise.

    9.5
    I didn't start watching Glee until January. The concept didn't really appeal to me and I thought there was too much buzz about it.



    But with the winter hiatus I didn't have much to watch so I decided to see what the fuss was all about. And I'm glad I did.

    Well, the pilot didn't completely convince me but gradually the characters and the stories grew on me, not to mention the wonderful performances. After watching the first half of the season I was really looking forward to what was coming next. I was a bit disappointed though. The Madonna episode was still ok but I found the end of the season a little weak aside the finale.



    That last episode was indeed wonderful and it reminded me why I fell in love with the show in the first place. The writers need to go back to that or Glee could have a very short life.

    That would be a shame because the potential is huge, the cast is mostly great (kudos on Britanny, Sue and Santana!) and the sense of humour is awesome.moreless
  • Decent finale, not the one that would blow your mind off..

    7.8
    I hate that I don't share the same enthusiasm as most viewers. Glee finale was simply okay. It ended on a happy note, but it wasn't something like a Grey's Anatomy or a Private Practice finale, that makes you go wow and feel bad you have to wait 4 more months for the fall season to begin.



    So Rachel and Finn are back together, Quinn and Puck are a couple now, Sue displays a soft side of hers and makes sure Glee will be back on Fox next year. New directions which won the sectionals before the American Idol hiatus, finds themselves in third place in the season finale. The songs were pretty good this time around, and it was good to see the hispanic guy and the asian guy get their first lines on the show.



    So what really bums me out is the unexplained reason why Glee couldn't find an identity for itself after one whole season. It started out as a delightful high school comedy with strategically placed musical numbers. But toward the end it was kids going crazy with the sole intention of winning regionals and defeating vocal adrenaline. I wasn't a comedy anymore. It was just a convenient way of talking about issues such as sexual orientation, race, teen pregnancies, and broken dreams.



    Glee just wasn't the show I wanted it to be. Period.moreless
  • Alas, Regionals!

    9.5
    I know I wanted New Directions to win but I think the writers did the right thing for the show and, to be honest, Vocal Adrenalin was the better performance. On the other hand, I've seen shows ("Friday Night Lights" comes to mind) where the underdogs won in the first season without sacrificing the integrity of the show or future story lines. Of course FNL didn't know it was going to be renewed and "Glee" did. Still, I guess Shelby leaving VA, opens the door for ND to win regionals next year. Best moment of the night for me were hands down Sue sticking up for ND telling a surprisingly mean ONJ, "c'mon they're just kids." And then not telling Will she was the lone vote for ND to place first was true to her character. Second best moment goes to Emma yelling at Principal Figgins for disbanding Glee club.



    Most underused character: Brittany. Couldn't the writers give her one funny line?! Who can forget "dolphins are just gay sharks" or "when I pulled a hamstring I went to a misogynist." She's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I enjoyed Finn and Rachel's performance of "Faithfully." I don't think Finn's as bad of a singer as some critics . . . Rachel definitely carried the song, but he does contribute. I also liked the switch up on "Don't Stop Believing," with other characters singing some of the lines. A few things that annoyed me that others may disagree with: 1. Shelby adopting Beth. She told Rachel she wasn't ready to be a mom to a teenager but, to me, adopting the baby is a slap in the face for Rachel. If she can be a mother to Beth, why not Rachel? At least this keeps the door open for the wonderfully talented Idina Menzel to show up next season to maybe be the mom Rachel needs. 2. Quinn's mother kicking her husband out only after she found out he was cheating . . . why not when he kicked her pregnant teenager out? This could just be the feminist in me. I would like stronger female characters who's happiness don't depend just on a man (even Sue was nice when she was dating the news anchor but reverted to anger once they broke up). What message does that send to young girls who watch the show? Okay, stepping down from my feminist soap box. 3. I was hoping for a firmer resolution with Jesse and his schizophrenic treatment of Rachel last episode. Overall, this episode definitely lived up to my expectations!moreless
Charlotte Ross

Charlotte Ross

Judy Fabray

Guest Star

Jennifer Saygan

Jennifer Saygan

Nurse #2

Guest Star

Carole Gutierrez

Carole Gutierrez

Nurse #1

Guest Star

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Santana Lopez

Recurring Role

Heather Morris

Heather Morris

Brittany

Recurring Role

Dijon Talton

Dijon Talton

Matt Rutherford

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When the announcer introduces Sue as one of the Regionals judges, he says she's fresh off her fifth national cheerleading title. In the episode immediately preceding this one, she wins number six.

    • Goof: When New Directions perform the Journey Medley at Regionals, throughout the scene Rachel Berry switches back and forth from closed black shoes to open-toe black shoes.

    • Music featured in this episode:
      • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
      • "Any Way You Want It," "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'," "Faithfully" and "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
      • "Magic/You Raise Me Up" by Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban
      • "To Sir, With Love" by Lulu
      • "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

    • In order for the scoring to come out as it did at regionals, the judges would have put each of the choirs in the following places.

      Josh Groban
      1. Vocal Adrenaline
      2. New Directions
      3. Aural Intensity

      Olivia Newton-John
      1. Aural Intensity
      2. Vocal Adrenaline
      3. New Directions

      Sue Sylvester
      1. New Directions
      2. Aural Intensity
      3. Vocal Adrenaline

      Rod Remington
      1. Vocal Adrenaline
      2. Aural Intensity
      3. New Directions

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Sue:I realize my cultural ascendant only serves to illuminate your own banality. But, face it, I'm a legend. It's happened.

    • Will: We have another year?
      Sue: You're a good teacher, Will. Now, I don't like you so much. But I admire you and the work you're doing with your kids. I really do. (she offers her hand) Bonne chance, William. I relish the thought of another full year of constantly besting you.
      Will: You know, Sue, inside... you're a really good person. You have a heart.

    • Puck: (about the baby) Do you want to keep her?
      Quinn: No. Do you? (he doesn't answer) Did you love me?
      Puck: Yes. Especially now.

    • Rachel: (before their first performance) Break a leg.
      Finn: I love you.

    • Tina: You know how many Facebook friends I had before I joined Glee Club? Two. My parents. Rachel was right. Being a part of something special-- it made me special. I just can't believe it's going to be over in a week.
      Finn: Wait. Who says it's going to be over?
      Mercedes: Please. You think Puck and Santana are going to even acknowledge my existence once we're not in Glee Club together anymore?
      Puck: She has a point.

    • Sue: Hey, buddy, see you on Saturday.
      Will: Wait. What?
      Sue: At Regionals. Didn't you hear? I'm one of the judges.

    • Sue: Newton-John? You're dead to me. Remington, Horsey, have a seat and listen up. I don't care who comes in first, I don't care who places second, but I have a very strong opinion about who comes in third.
      Rod Remington: Sue, if I may. That "Bohemian Rhapsody" had me a-movin' and a-shakin', and I'm talking old school. You know, I partied with Freddy Mercury back in the '70s, and I partied…hard, if you know what I mean. Back then, people weren't so obsessed with labels.
      Olivia Newton-John: I, for one, was offended that only one of the groups chose to honor me with songs. I think Aural Intensity should win.
      Sue: (In response to Josh Groban's raised hand) Yes.
      Josh Groban: Two questions. One: Are you single? And two: How about those New Directions? I like them. I thought they had a lot of…heart.
      Olivia: Heart? Talk about blatant tokenism. That whole "We're inspiring, we're a ragtag bunch of misfits" thing is so 2009.
      Sue: I couldn't agree more. Let's vote.
      Olivia: The production values simple weren't there. Couldn't they afford better costumes? Are they a poor person school?
      Josh : I thought that brunette had an amazing voice.
      Olivia: Brunettes have no place in show business.
      Sue: Oh, come on. They're just kids.
      Olivia: That's no excuse. By the time I was 14, I'd already formed a band. When Josh Groban was their age, he was already in The Mickey Mouse Club or something.
      Sue: As the only educator here, let me point out that not all kids are afforded the same opportunities as others.
      Olivia: Is that what you tell yourself to get to sleep at night? Some people just simply don't have talent. (to Sue) You think you're a celebrity. You're not. You just try hard. That's about it.
      Rod: Olivia Newton-John has a valid point here. You have a lot in common with those kids at your school, Sue. Underachievers with delusions of grandeur.
      Josh: Dagnabbit! Now even I have to admit, I'm a little confused as to what Sue is doing in this room. Wasn't the theme tonight supposed to be celebrity judges?
      Sue: Kiss my ass, Josh Groban! I am an internationally-ranked cheerleading coach!
      Olivia: Who lives in Ohio. When this is done today, Josh and I are flying back to L.A. first class. You'll be staying here. Just like those kids. I think we've all made up our minds. Let's vote.

    • Rachel: (to Will) So we have something we need to say to you.
      Matt: In the beginning of this year, I was just another football player.
      Tina: I had a stutter.
      Mercedes: I was a closeted diva.
      Quinn: I used to be captain of the Cheerios.
      Mike: I was afraid to dance outside of my room.
      Santana: I hated everyone in this club.
      Brittany: So did I.
      Kurt: I wasn't honest about who I was.
      Puck: I was tossing kids into Dumpsters.
      Artie: I had never kissed a girl before.
      Rachel: And I was getting slushied.
      Finn: I didn't-I didn't have a father. Someone I could look up to. Model myself after. Someone who could show me what it really meant to be a man.
      Rachel: We don't care what the judges say. We won. Because we had you as a teacher.
      Mercedes: And Glee club will never end, Mr. Shue, because…you are Glee Club. And you're in all of us now.

    • Will: (After seeing Emma fight with Principle Figgins) Emma? What was that about?
      Emma: It's so unfair. Will, your kids have worked so hard for this. Did you know he's already given your choir room to the Mock UN?
      Will: A deal's a deal. We lost, Emma.
      Emma: Because Sue cheated! She cheated, Will, and where do you think all that money's going? It's going right into her pockets. We just…We can't let her win this one! How can you just stand there and be so calm about this? How can you just give up so easily?
      Will: I've tried, Emma, okay? It..It-It's over.
      Emma: No. No, it's never over. I don't care what anybody says. Some things are worth fighting for.
      Will: You mean like the kids?
      Emma: Yes, of course.
      Will: Anything else.
      Emma: No. No, this is about the glee club. This is not about us.
      Will: The hell it is. I love you, Emma. There, I finally said it. And you love me, and the dentist or no, this thing isn't over between us.
      (They kiss)

    • Judy Fabray: Quinney?
      Quinn: Mom. What are you doing here? Is Dad okay…?
      Judy Fabray: I came to hear you sing. You were wonderful. I'm-I'm so sorry I missed all the other times you performed. Were there a lot? I left your father. Well, I-I…kicked him out, actually. He was having an affair with some, uh…tattooed freak. Quinney, I want you to come home with me. I can turn the guest room into a nursery. Oh, sweetie, say something.
      Quinn: My water just broke.

    • Will: If this is only about winning for you guys, then I owe you all an apology, because I've failed you. And we should just all go home, because it means we've already lost. Besides, we have got something that the other groups don't.
      Artie: What?
      Will: Finn's dancing. (Laughter).

    • Announcer: And now, our panel of judges. He's an international musical sensation, a platinum recording artist 20 times over, the inimitable Mr. Josh Groban! (cheering) She's a four-time Grammy winner who starred in the highest-grossing movie musical of all time, Ms. Olivia Newton-John! (cheering) He's a two-time local Emmy winner and broadcasting icon, WOHN news anchor Rod Remington! (cheering) She is fresh off her fifth consecutive National Cheerleading Title and author of the soon-to-be-published memoir, I'm A Winner and You're Fat, Ohio's home-grown iconoclast, Coach Sue Sylvester!

    • Will: Nine months ago, there were five of you in here. And we sucked. I mean, we really sucked. Bad. (Laughs). One day, all of you are going to be gone. And all of this, all of us will be nothing but a hazy memory. It will take you a second to remember everyone's name. someone will have to remind you of the sons we sung, the solos you got or didn't get. Life only really has one beginning and one end, and the rest is just a whole lot of middle. And I love you guys too much to let you not make the most of it. Now, I was going to quit once, but you guys brought me back with "Don't Stop Believing." It was a nine, but we are going to make it a ten.
      Rachel: We're doing "Don't Stop" at Regionals?
      Will: And then some. We are doing a Journey medley. Because who cares what happens when we get there when the getting there has been so much fun? Rachel? You had something you wanted to say?
      Rachel: Just that we're all really glad you didn't become an accountant.

    • Will: It's like they've all walked a thousand miles just to get punched in the stomach.
      Emma: What exactly are looking for from me here?
      Will: Some guidance.
      Emma: Do you remember when you were going to quit teaching and become an accountant, and I showed you that video of yourself singing at Nationals, and you said that that was the happiest moment of your life? Do you remember why?
      Will: Because I loved what I was doing.
      Emma: And isn't that what you've been drilling into their heads all year? That that feeling is way more important that winning or losing?
      Will : I miss you.
      Emma: I'm seeing someone.
      Will: What?
      Emma: His-his name's Carl. Carl…Howell. He's my dentist. He's always been very impressed with my oral hygiene and the last time I was there, he was showing me the machines that they use to sterilize their tools, and he asked me out. We've been going out every night since then.
      Will: You two haven't…? Sorry. I'm-I'm sorry.
      Emma: Whoa, whoa, whoa. No, no, no, that's …No. It's fine. That's fine. (Clears throat) I just feel like you and I had our shot, Will.
      Will: Thanks for the help.
      Emma: Um, no by the way. We haven't.

    • Quinn: (Lying on a bed making out with Puck) I can't do this.
      Puck: Yes, you can. Have another wine cooler.
      Quinn: I'm president of the Celibacy Club. I took a vow.
      Puck: So did Santana and Brittany, and I did them.
      Quinn: What about Finn? He's your best friend.
      Puck: Come on. We're in high school. You think either one of us is going to give a damn about Finn in three years? Life's just a bunch of experiences, you know? You don't get a medal at the finish line for being good. You just get dead.
      Quinn: Okay, but you can't tell anybody. I can't lose my rep.
      Puck: Our secret, baby.
      Quinn: What about protection?
      Puck: I got it, trust me. This isn't just another hook up for me.
      Quinn: (Sighs) Tell me one more time.
      Puck: You're not fat.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sue: ...your hair looks like a briar patch. I keep expecting racist animated Disney characters to pop up and start singing songs about living on the bayou.

      This is a reference to the controversial Disney movie Song Of The South, which came under fire for portraying slavery in a light-hearted fashion.

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