Glee

Season 1 Episode 9

Wheels

11
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2009 on FOX
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Will encourages the Glee Club to support Artie, and asks each of them to perform in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel compete for a big solo.

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  • First Episode to Make Me Cry

    9.0
    I absolutely loved this episode's portrayal of people with disabilities. Yes, it was unrealistic, but it was unrealistic with a purpose - they showed how tough it is for people who are disabled, but they also showed that they don't need everyone's sympathy and pity. How Arty handled himself with Tina was wonderful, and I literally cried when Sue went to visit her younger sister. My feelings exploded.



    I didn't love Kurt's subplot - him sacrificing himself to make his dad happy didn't sit well with me. I thought Rachel was the better singer anyway.



    Still, my favorite episode of Glee yet. Oh, the feels.moreless
  • Sue lets a handicap girl enter her cheerleading club, but Will thinks she's up to something. Actually, she pays respect for the girl since her own older sister is handicap. The Glee Club members are all caught in a wheelchair to share Arty's feelings.moreless

    10
    Arty cannot make it to Sectionals on a bus, and the members of Glee Club are not willing to make a bake sale to support their friend. Will makes every member of Glee Club stay in a wheelchair for three hours a day to feel what their friend feels. They decide to throw a bake sale, with all the misery it may bring along. A handicap girl shows up at Sue's cheerleading auditions and she is willing to take her in her team, but Will thinks she is up to something. Sue's more personal life is revealed as she visits her older sister at an institution, where she is revealed to be handicap (very sad part). Quinn runs out of money for pregnancy treatments, Puck tries to help her, and Kurt and Rachel fight to conquer the lead of a female-sang song.moreless
  • Go on...

    10
    I have to say this one of the best episodes I have seen yet. It was a very touching episode. I like it how the show is dealing with handicaps. That makes the show a bit different. I also was surprised and very touched to see Sue with here sister.

    I loved to see how the father of Kurt tried to deal that he son is gay How he is struggling and try his best to come along with that.

    And last but not least I was happy to see Terri wasn't again in an episode. I do not like her much. It is a very boring character for me.moreless
  • Touching although one of the weaker episodes

    7.0
    I enjoyed that the plot arch deterred from Will, Finn, Quinn although we did see and hear about them. Puck shows that he has substance feelings and desire to have a family life with Quinn. Kurt sabotages his defying gravity solo on purpose after watching his father become ridiculed due to his sexual preference and they have a very touching scene in the garage where we are introduced to the fact that they may have found common ground. The biggest character revelation was with Sue. She picks a new member of the cheerios who is developmentally disabled. Throughout the episode I think all were holding our breath to see how she crushes her. But oh no we see a side of her that has an emotional investment in this as her sister is also developmentally disabled. I enjoyed that Artie did not sacrifice his values when it came to women also. This episode was overall well but not on my favorite list.moreless
  • not my favourite but still good.

    7.5
    While ceratainly not the best episode of the season it's still very good, there were some excellent moments and Noah has this great chemistry not only with rachel, but with quin, it's the sign of a good actor. I really liked seing more of artie he has an incredible voice much beter than finns i thought it was silly that the asian girl ( sorry i can't remeber her name) had been faking her stutter for all that time, and how touching was it seing that sue really does have a heart and cares about her little sister. I can't wait to see next week and would really like to hear more of mercedes and artie singing wise.

    See you next week fellow gleeks.moreless
Cheryl Francis Harrington

Cheryl Francis Harrington

Nurse

Guest Star

Lauren Potter

Lauren Potter

Becky Jackson

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Aaron Fotheringham

Aaron Fotheringham

Artie's Wheel Chair Double

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Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera

Santana Lopez

Recurring Role

Josh Sussman

Josh Sussman

Jacob Ben Israel

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Dijon Talton

Dijon Talton

Matt Rutherford

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