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Glee Season 5: Episode Discussions

Discuss the episodes from season five of Glee.


Episode 5x01 - "Love, Love, Love"

Air Date: September 26th, 2013
Description: New Directions returns from their Regionals win with a tribute to The Beatles. While Kurt and Blaine try to sort out their relationship, Rachel's plans take an unexpected turn.
Ratings: 5.06 million viewers

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Joe? Sugar? - last post by MusicMan3889

Episode 5x02 - "Tina In the Sky With Diamonds"

Air Date: October 3rd, 2013
Description: Beatlemania continues while McKinley holds prom! Tina is nominated for prom queen, but her attitude takes a turn for the worst that alienates her fiercest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel and Santana begin working at a Broadway diner to make ends meet, where they meet an interesting new face.
Ratings: 4.42 million viewers

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Rank the tribute episodes m... - last post by Rachel St. Berry

Episode 5x03 - "The Quarterback"

Air Date: October 10th, 2013
Description: Everyone tries to get over Finn's sudden death in their own way. Will encourages the gleeks to remember their friend through song, but Emma is worried he isn't grieving himself. Santana puts on her hard exterior to mask her pain, and has a run in with Bree, the "new Santana." After a conversation with Beiste, Puck makes a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Kurt, Burt, and Carole sort through Finn's belongings.
Ratings: 7.39 million viewers

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Things You May Have Missed... - last post by MusicMan3889

Episode 5x04 - "A Katy or A Gaga"

Air Date: November 7th, 2013
Description: The members of New Directions tackle their assignment of getting out of their comfort zones and determining whether they're more like "Katy" or "Gaga." Kurt holds auditions for his new band and must decide if he'll let in the overly bold performer, Starchild. Meanwhile, Jake gets closer to Bree as he and Marley grow apart.
Ratings: 4.01 million viewers

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Rate "A Katy or A Gaga... - last post by jaymcb

Episode 5x05 - "The End of Twerk"

Air Date: November 14th, 2013
Description: After a video of Blaine twerking goes viral, Will uses the provocative dance to spice up New Directions' image. Meanwhile, Marley learns of Jake's relationship with Bree and Unique struggles to find equality in the bathrooms of McKinley. In New York, Rachel encourages Kurt to get a tattoo.
Ratings: 4.22 million viewers

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Rate "The End of Twerk... - last post by Majormanafemale

Episode 5x06 - "Movin' Out"

Air Date: November 21st, 2013
Description: While New Directions takes on the music of Billy Joel, Kurt and Blaine reunite in New York. Meanwhile, Sam makes plans about his future.
Ratings: 4.09 million viewers

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Rate "Movin' Out... - last post by UnashamedlyaGleek

Episode 5x07 - "Puppet Master"

Air Date: November 28th, 2013
The glee club reacts badly to Blaine's plans for them to win Nationals, and he is unhappy with their response. In New York, his fiancé Kurt has similar problems with his band when he books their first formal performance. McKinley principal Sue Sylvester finally reveals why she started wearing her trademark tracksuits.
Ratings: 2.84 million viewers

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Things You May Have Missed... - last post by DVCorvis

Episode 5x08 - "Previously Unaired Christmas"

Air Date: December 5th, 2013
In a Christmas special that was supposedly suppressed by the network in 2012—according to Jane Lynch—the New York cast work as holiday elves, and the Lima glee club members vie to be in the living Nativity display at McKinley High.
Ratings: 3.29 million viewers

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Rate "Previously Unaire... - last post by Michael Clifford

Episode 5x09 - "Frenemies"

Air Date: February 25th, 2014
Friendships quickly dissolve in both Lima and New York, with some devastating repercussions. At McKinley, Artie and Tina are forced to square off against each other for the honor of being the valedictorian of the graduating class, while in New York, Santana successfully auditions for the role of Rachel's understudy in Funny Girl, and Rachel is incensed.
Ratings: 2.99 million viewers

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Things You May Have Missed... - last post by jaymcb

Episode 5x10 - "Trio"

Air Date: March 4th, 2014
Elliott "Starchild" Gilbert finds himself caught between feuding bandmates Santana and Rachel. Glee club members and good friends Tina, Sam and Blaine plan to spend some special time together before their impending graduation, but Becky unexpectedly attaches herself to their group. Will and Emma talk about having a child.
Ratings: 2.68 million viewers

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Who Did You Want to Hug in... - last post by Majormanafemale

Episode 5x11 - "City of Angels"

Air Date: March 11, 2014
New Directions goes to Los Angeles to compete at Nationals, dedicating their performance to their late co-director Finn Hudson. They also take along his mother Carole Hudson-Hummel and stepfather Burt Hummel to see them compete. Former member Mercedes Jones, who now lives in Los Angeles, also attends.
Ratings: 2.30 million viewers

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New Directions should have won - last post by Majormanafemale

Episode 5x12 - "100"

Air Date: March 18, 2014
McKinley principal Sue Sylvester finally succeeds in disbanding New Directions at the school, and former members and friends of the glee club return to bid it and director Will Schuester farewell. He gives them a final assignment: reinvent their favorite past performances to celebrate the club.
Ratings: 2.80 million viewers

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Things You May Have Missed... - last post by MusicMan3889

Episode 5x13 - "New Directions"

Air Date: March 25, 2014
April Rhodes and Holly Holliday scheme to resurrect the newly-disbanded glee club. With the help of Brittany, Rachel and Santana make an effort at a rapprochement. The McKinley senior class graduates.
Ratings: 2.68 million viewers

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Rank/Rate the Songs of 5x13 - last post by RipHunter(rippy)

Episode 5x14 - "New New York"

Air Date: April 1, 2014
A few months after the end of New Directions, life in New York City poses challenges for the McKinley graduates, both newly transplanted and already established: Rachel is a leading lady on Broadway with all that entails, Kurt is now rooming with fiancé Blaine and must put up with couch-surfing Sam, and film school student Artie has trouble getting places in his wheelchair. Mercedes also comes to New York looking to record a new album.
Ratings: 2.59 million viewers

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Rate "New New York"... - last post by Majormanafemale

Episode 5x15 - "Bash"

Air Date: April 8, 2014
Rachel tries to commit to her role as Fanny Brice, realizing that her NYADA obligations are holding her back. After attending a candlelight vigil for a close friend targeted by violence, Kurt is himself the victim of a homophobic attack. Sam attempts to rekindle his former relationship with Mercedes.
Ratings: 2.78 million

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Rachel's Decision To Le... - last post by jaymcb

Episode 5x16 - "Tested"

Air Date: April 15, 2014
Artie tests positive for an STD and is forced to tell all his sexual partners, as well as the girl he has a crush on. Blaine's personal insecurities lead to relationship problems between him and Kurt. When Mercedes reveals that she's still a virgin, Sam tries to prove that he's the perfect boyfriend in order to prepare her for her first time.
Ratings: 2.44 million

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Rate "Tested" and O... - last post by jaymcb

Episode 5x17 - "Opening Night"

Air Date: April 22, 2014
Rachel experiences a bout of self-doubt before the opening night of Funny Girl, but manages to pull off a successful show with the help of a pep talk from Santana. Will and Sue travel to New York to see Rachel's performance; while Will is called back to Lima to see the birth of his child, Sue stays behind and falls in love with a restaurateur named Mario.
Ratings: 2.45 million

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Things You May Have Missed... - last post by MaleneS

Episode 5x18 - "The Back-Up Plan"

Air Date: April 29, 2014
When a television executive invites Rachel to audition for a project in Los Angeles, Rachel jumps at the opportunity—at the expense of her commitment to Funny Girl. A wealthy socialite takes Blaine under her wing and advises him to break off his engagement to Kurt. Mercedes fights to have Santana record a song for her new album.
Ratings: 2.41 million

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Episode 5x19 - "Old Dog, New Tricks"

Air Date: May 6, 2014
Kurt befriends a retired Broadway performer and steps in as a last-minute replacement for the lead role in her retirement home's production of Peter Pan. Rachel takes on Santana as her publicist, and together they start a dog rescue charity in order to salvage Rachel's reputation. Sam adopts a dog without consulting Mercedes.
Ratings: 2.10 million

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Episode 5x20 - "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project"

Air Date: May 13, 2014
An eccentric TV writer shadows Rachel and company to develop a script for Rachel's new show, but the initial result does not turn out promisingly. Sam and Mercedes hit a crossroads in their relationship when they realize that their commitment to each other may be too much to handle in the midst of diverging career paths. Blaine performs with June at her showcase, then mends fences with Kurt by asking him to sing a duet as an encore.
Ratings: 1.87 million

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Rate "The Untitled Rach... - last post by Buffy Summers