Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 2009 on FOX
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Will Schuester finds out that he must recruit more people for New Directions in order to show up at Regionals. Then the Glee Club has their first performance in front of the whole school. This leads Quinn to realize that Rachel has feelings for Finn making her go through great lengths to keep her man. Meanwhile, Will's wife, Terri, receives some unexpected news.moreless

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  • Cute!

    Not a superb episode, but one packed with character development and nice romance. I love Emma and how quirky she is - I also, once again, empathized with Rachel and her personality. I didn't expect to be a fan of Rachel and Finn, but I already am. I also didn't expect to like the adult plot line so much, but I do enjoy learning about Will, his wife, and his romance with Emma. Can't wait to see how the show develops its other characters.moreless
  • Glee.

    Will Schuester finds out that he must recruit more people for New Directions in order to show up at Regionals. Then the Glee Club has their first performance in front of the whole school. This leads Quinn to realize that Rachel has feelings for Finn making her go through great lengths to keep her man. Meanwhile, Will's wife, Terri, receives some unexpected news. I am really enjoying this show, it's really fun and enjoyable to watch! I love watching it while I'm doing homework or just lying in bed waiting to fall asleep. My favourite character is Emma, she is awesome she reminds me of my Biology teacher the way she talks. I alos love the main boy character Finn and of course Will. I hate Will's wife annoying, but she is a cool character to be fair like. I loved the kiss between Rachel and Finn, it's was so cute. I also loved the scene between Will and Emma in the classroom at night, we all know what's going to happen, or at least we all want it to happen. Awesome show though, I'm looking forward to tonight's episode, should be good!moreless
  • Things get hot !

    The second episode was really about uncovering every character's intentions and developing different romanitc storylines. Sue Sylvester wants to bring the Glee club down so she can save her full Cheerios budget, so in order to make that happen, she makes Quinn Fabray, her number one cheerio, join the glee club as a spy. Quinn also has other intentions..not letting Rachel get her hands on Finn who's starting to like her. Student romantic storyline drama is set in order !!! Teacher's Sue Vs. Will baby !!!! Shocking moments...check...Terri finding out she's actually not having a baby and is actually hysterically pregnant. Better than the first episode, kept my attention...9 !moreless
  • Showmance is an awesome episode of glee.

    The Episode starts with Mr Sheuster driving to school with his car where his licence plate says: Glee. He gets out of the car and runs into Finn talking to Rachel, Tina, Artie and Mercedes are doing vocal runs and Kurt is ahnging out with the football team near the dumpster. When Will walks past, Puck and the Football team throw him in the dumpster. Will continues walking through the school where Emma runs into him on Purpose, he thanks her for the advice and she says that that is what she does. Santana walks by them talking and says "Get a room". Quinn, following, says that Sue wants to see Will in her office.

    Will goes to Sue's office where she is working out. Sue stops and says that she has talked with Figgins and he said that if New Directions doesn't place at Regionals, that he is cutting the program. Will says to her not to worry, then Sue presents Will with "Show Choir Rule Book", which says that you need 12 people to even qualify for Regionals. Sue says that Will can be her 2nd assistant, but he declines. He then says that New Directions will win Regionals.

    Quinn is talking to Finn at his locker with Rachel a few lockers down saying that they will be the most popular kids in school and that she doesn't want him to be in Glee. She says that people think that he is gay Finn thinks that Quinn is making a big deal out of this. Quinn says that if Finn quits the club, Finn can touch her breast (with the shirt on and a bra) but he declines, and says not to worry. Finn leaves. Quinn then sees Rachel and thinks she is eavsdropping. Quinn says that Rachel will never have Finn, and Rachel says that she doesn't need to steal Finn, Glee status is going up and hers is going down. Rachel walks away and gets 2 slushie facials (one by Puck)

    New Directions is now in the choir room where they are performing "Le Freak", Mercedes stops to say that this song is terrible, and everyone agrees. Will says that they are doing the song in an assembely in front of the school. They all try to make him change his mind but he says that they are doing it because they need 6 more recruits.

    Will and Terri are discussing a house that they are thinking of buying with a realtist. Will thinks that it is happening so fast, and that it all started when Terri's sister came over for lunch and discussed it. Terri and Will are walking through the house and Will wants to buy a smaller one, but Terri wants the really big one (Which they are looking at now). Terri shows the kids bedroom to Will where he says that we can't afford it. He says (in voice over) that he will get a part time job to make extra money, then he says to Terri to sign the papers.

    In the choir room, Kurt and Mercedes are arguing until Will comes in and says that they can do a little Kanye, but not for the assembely.

    [Song-Gold Digger by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx]

    Emma is in the Girls bathroom washing her hands until she hears someone coughing loudly in the cubical, she walks in to find Rachel, trying to throw up, but she can't.

    In Emma's office, Rachels says that she doesn't have Bolemia (liking to throw up) and she onlytried throwing up because she wanted to be prettier like Quinn, because she liked someone. She says to Rachel to find out what he likes, and that she might do something she would have never thought to do.

    Finn and Rachel are in the Princibal's office with Will and Sue. They are in there because they made banners to advertise New Directions, and they were using the Cheerios! copier to make copies.Sue dropped her shake on the copier floor. They walk out and Rachel once again says that she doesn't want to do the song, but Will says that they are. Finn thinks he's going to be a deadman when he performs the song. Rachel askes Finn to practice but he has a Celibacy Club meeting.

    Will askes Figgins if he can become the Janitor (at half salary) and he accepts.

    Quinn and the Cheerios! are in a room saying that the Celibacy club is in session, and because of a rule thatsays they can let anyone join the club, Rachel is the new member.

    The guys are down the hall thinking about the Celibacy club, Finn joined only to get into Quinn's pants, and it is a good way for the guys to talk about sexual issues.

    Back to the girls who are practicing the teasing for the boys, exept Rachel. To the boys again, they keep talking about "arriving" early, Finn says it isn't a problem for him but it is, and that he thinks of a mailman he ran-over to not "arive too early"

    Quinn is blowing up ballons and the boys and girls are pairing off and practicing "emaculate affections", Finn's ballon pops, then Rachel lectures the Celibacy Club.

    Will is cleaning gumm off the desks and Emma walks by offering to help, they talk about why Emma has a problem with messes. He puts a little chalk on her nose then rubs it off, Ken sees.

    Rachel is talking to the Glee Club (without Mr Sheuster) and she says that they are not going to do the song, they are going to sell sex.

    At the assembly, Will says to join Glee, but he's going to let the club tell them via song, the curtains open.

    [Song- Pust It by Salt n' Peppa]

    Everyone cheers after the song, in the pricibals office, Figgins gives Will a listof songs that they can do, Rachel is in trouble from Mr Sheuster.

    Rachel and Will are talking saying that no parent is going to let their kid join Glee.

    Ken offers to take Emma to Tulipalooza, and she says yes, because Ken saw Emma and Will "Playing House"

    Finn and Rachel are practicing for glee, then they eat with a picnic that Rachel prepared. Finn says that Rachel is a great singer and that the Stuff she said at the Celibacy club was cool. Then they kissed.

    Finn runs out because he almost "arrived early".

    At the baby doctor, Terri has a Phantom pregnancy, which means that she isn't pregnant.

    Quinn, Santana and Brittney audition for Glee and get in. In Sue's office, Sue says that they can be spies for her.

    Will comes home and Terri says that the baby is a boy, even though she is not pregnant.

    Will says in the Choir room that he is giving Quinn the solo to "Don't stop Believin'". Rachel wants to use the auditorium.

    [Song- Take a bow by Rihanna]moreless
  • "Showmance" is the second episode of the American television series Glee. The episode premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2009.

    Sue Sylvester, coach of William McKinley High School's cheerleading team-the Cheerios-informs glee club director Will Schuester that his club must have twelve members to be eligible to compete at Nationals. Will decides to have New Directions perform in a school assembly, hoping to recruit new members. The group are opposed to his choice of song-"Le Freak" by Chic-so as a compromise, Will suggests they also learn "Gold Digger" by Kanye West. Rachel's crush on Finn leads her to join the celibacy club, which he attends with his girlfriend Quinn, who is head of the Cheerios. Quinn and the other members try to pick on Rachel but she stands up for herself, impressing Finn in the process. Rachel also convinces the glee club members to secretly change their performance to "Push It" by Salt-n-Pepa. The song is well received by the student body, however complaints from parents lead Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba) to compile a list of pre-approved, sanitary songs which New Directions must choose from in future. Will is angry with Rachel for her actions, and when Quinn, Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris), all Cheerios, audition for the club with a tongue-in-cheek rendition of "I Say A Little Prayer", he awards Quinn with Rachel's solo on "Don't Stop Believin'". Sue later recruits Quinn to help her bring the glee club down from the inside.

    At home, Will is being pushed by his wife Terri to find a second job so that they can afford to move into a new house before the birth of their child. He begins working at the school as a janitor after hours, and shares a romantic moment with Emma, the school guidance counselor. Football coach Ken Tanaka (Patrick Gallagher) observes them, and warns Emma not to become Will's rebound girl. When Will asks her to meet with him after school again, Emma turns him down, having accepted a date with Ken. Terri discovers that she is actually experiencing a hysterical pregnancy, but lies to Will that they are having a son. She tells him to quit working as a janitor, offering up use of her craft room as a nursery for the baby so they do not need to move. Following a private rehearsal, Finn and Rachel kiss, though he is suddenly overwhelmed with anxiety, and experiences premature ejaculation. He tells her to forget that their tryst happened, and goes back to Quinn. The episode ends with a dismayed Rachel singing Rihanna's "Take a Bow" with glee club members Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) singing backup.moreless
Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi

Dr. Wu

Guest Star

Valorie Hubbard

Valorie Hubbard


Guest Star

Michael Loeffelholz

Michael Loeffelholz


Guest Star

Josh Sussman

Josh Sussman

Jacob Ben Israel

Recurring Role

Iqbal Theba

Iqbal Theba

Principal Figgins

Recurring Role

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Santana Lopez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Rachel: Can I use the auditorium later to practice? Our neighbors are filing a law suit.
      Will: Sure.

    • (Speaking to the group about to toss him into the dumpster)
      Kurt: One day, you will all work for me.

    • Puck: Those skirts are crunchy toast! Santana Lopez bent over in hers the other day, and I swear I could see her ovaries.

    • Terri: I don't want my baby to grow an extra arm just because I live in squalor and I'm so stressed.

    • Rachel: You think I'm good?
      Finn: Well, when I first joined, I thought you were kind of insane. You talk a lot more than you should, and to be honest with you, I looked under the bed and made sure that you weren't hanging out under there. But then I heard you sing. I don't know how to say this, but you touched something in me. Right here. (Puts hand to chest)
      Rachel: Your heart's on the other side of your chest.

    • Ken: (Sets two tickets in front of Emma) They're for Tulip-A-Looza. It's a tulip festival down at the Columbus Convention Center. It's supposed to smell pretty nice.
      Emma: That's really sweet of you Ken, but I have a-a-a-asthma.

    • (Discussing assembly performance)
      Rachel: They're not gonna kill us because we're gonna give them what they want.
      Kurt: Blood?

    • Will: Let's make a deal. You're helping me with my problem, how about I take a stab at one of yours?
      Emma: Oh no, I don't have a problem.
      Will: You've been scrubbing that pencil sharpener for an hour.

    • Sue: Lady Justice wept today.

    • Terri: I'm not raising my baby in a used house. They're not clean.

    • Sue: So, here's the deal. You do with your depressing little group of kids what I did with my wealthy elderly mother. Euthanize it!

    • (Emma is worried that Rachel has been forcing herself to vomit.)
      Rachel: I tried, but I guess I don't have a gag reflex.
      Emma: One day when you're older, that'll turn out to be a gift.

    • Kurt: You need to call me before you dress yourself.
      Mercedes: Whatever.
      Kurt: You look like a technicolored zebra and it looks like I'm a part of it and that I planned it.
      MercedesYou're a hater. You're trying to copy me. You know what? If your hair were any longer, you'd have curls.

    • Rachel: The only way to deal with teen sexuality is to be prepared, that's what contraception is for.
      Quinn: Don't you dare use the "C" word.
      Rachel: You wanna know a dirty little secret none of them want you to know? Girls want sex just as much as guys do.
      Jacob: Is that accurate?

    • (Taking with the other cheerleaders at celibacy club about their uniforms)
      Quinn: God bless the perv that invented these, remember the power motto girls, (the rest of the girls in celibacy club join in) It's all the teasing and not about the pleasing!

    • Sue: Gay parents encourage rebellion. There are studies on this.

    • Will: My father always said you'd become a man when you bought your first house. I'm not sure what he meant though because he burned ours down during a drunken fight with mom.

    • Mercedes:(During "Le Freak") Woah, woah. Hell to the no! First of all, you try to bust my face again and I will cut you. And also, this song is terrible!

    • Sue: Iron tablet, it keeps your strength up while you're menstruating
      Will: I don't menstruate.
      Sue: Yeah, neither do I.

    • Sue: We're gonna bring this club down!
      Quinn: And I'm gonna get my boyfriend back!
      Sue: I don't care so much about that.

    • (About New Directions' rendition of "Push It")
      Sue: That was the most offensive thing I've seen in twenty years of teaching, and that includes an elementary school production of Hair.

    • Finn: I want to do glee. I'm really happy when I perform.
      Quinn: People think you're gay now, Finn. And you know what that makes me? Your big, gay beard!

  • NOTES (5)


    • Will: John Travolta hands!

      Will is referring to the legendary pose Travolta made for the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.

    • Terri: It's my very own Sophie's Choice.

      Terri is either referring to the 1979 novel or the 1982 film of the same name or both. The term "Sophie's choice" has come to refer to a choice between two options both with negative consequences.

    • Rachel: What's a "luftballon"?

      One of the family-friendly songs picked out for the glee club to sing was "99 Luftballons", a German-language (later rerecorded in English as "99 Red Balloons") Cold War-era protest song by singer Nena.

    • Sue: That was the most offensive thing I've seen in twenty years of teaching, and that includes an elementary school production of Hair.

      Hair is a 1967 rock musical known for its controversy including profanity, drug references, and full-frontal nudity. No wonder Sue would be offended by an elementary school putting it on.

    • Mercedes: I'm so sick of hearing you squawk, Eva Peron.

      Eva Peron was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952 and the inspiration for the musical Evita.

    • Sue: I'm not sure there's anyone else who's going to swim over to your island of misfit toys.

      Sue refers to the glee club as the Island of Misfit Toys. This is a reference to the island that Rudolph, Hermie, and Yukon Cornelius sail to in the popular 1964 animated Christmas television special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    • Quinn: Time for some girl-talk, Manhands.

      "Manhands" is one of the many terms made popular by the comedy series Seinfeld.