Original air date: 09/21/2010 Runtime: 43:59 min. After a tough loss at Regionals, the glee club is back as the underdogs of McKinley High. When the school is faced with even more budget cuts, Mr. Schuester pushes the kids to help recruit new members for the club. Rachel and Finn disagree on new recruits, and aren’t sure they will be able to come together in perfect harmony. International Pop Star Charice and Newcomer Chord Overstreet Guest-Star. Musical performances include "Empire State of Mind""Telephone""Billionaire""Listen" and "What I Did For Love".
Original air date: 09/28/2010 Runtime: 43:58 min. When Brittany and the gang try to convince Mr. Schuester to let them do a Britney Spears number, he is reluctant to go that edgy, an insecure Will is curious about Emma's new beau, Dr. Carl Howell, so he convinces her to bring him in to talk to the kids about dental hygiene, and the girls have nitrous-oxide-fueled Britney fantasies while Will is left feeling worse than ever.
Original air date: 10/12/2010 Runtime: 43:58 min. The glee club works on a duet assignment, and Finn and Rachel plan to throw the competition so that Sam can have a shot at winning. Meanwhile, a love triangle between Mike, Tina and Artie develop. Musical performances include "Don't Go Breaking My Heart”"River Deep, Mountain High""Le Jazz Hot""Sing!""With You I'm Born Again""Lucky" and "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy".
Original air date: 11/16/2010 Runtime: 43:28 min. When Mr. Schuester gets sick, a substitute teacher (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow) takes over his Spanish class and the glee club, and winds up winning over the whole New Directions clan. Meanwhile, when Sue fills in for Principal Figgins as McKinley's top dog, she tries to flex her power on campus. Musical performances include Conjunction Junction, Forget You, Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag and Singing In The Rain/Umbrella.
Original air date: 11/30/2010 Runtime: 43:54 min. New Directions heads to the big Sectionals competition to go head-to-head against the Warblers and the Hipsters. While trouble brews between some of the young couples, Emma and Carl (guest star John Stamos) grow closer. Musical performances include Don't Cry For Me Argentina, The Living Years, Hey, Soul Sister, (Ive Had The) Time of My Life, Valerie and Dog Days Are Over.
Original air date: 12/07/2010 Runtime: 42:57 min. While Finn tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, Artie discovers that Brittany still believes in Santa, meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas, and one manipulative coach rigs the gift-giving in her favor.
Original air date: 02/06/2011 Runtime: 48:58 min. Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste devise a plot to bring together the warring glee club and football team factions. Meanwhile, Sue, desperate to win cheerleading Nationals, launches a dangerous plan to bring home a trophy, and the kids of New Directions tackle Michael Jackson's iconic hit "Thriller." Musical performances include "Need You Now," "She's Not There," "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Thriller/Heads Roll."
Original air date: 02/08/2011 Runtime: 44:28 min. Love is in the air at McKinley High when the glee club sets up a kissing booth for Valentine's Day. Things don't go as planned, however, and hearts end up getting broken. Musical performances include Fat Bottomed Girls, PYT, When I Get You Alone, Firework and Silly Love Songs.
Original air date: 02/15/2011 Runtime: 43:58 min. Rachel tries to launch a comeback into the McKinley High social stratosphere with a little help from Brittany. Meanwhile, Sam starts a tribute band. Musical performances include Baby, Somebody To Love, Take Me Or Leave Me, I Know What Boys Like and Sing.
Original air date: 03/08/2011 Runtime: 44:28 min. When free-spirited substitute teacher Holly Holliday fills in for the sex-education teacher, she and Will try to teach the kids the facts of life; meanwhile, Emma and Dr. Carl address some issues in their personal life. Gwyneth Paltrow and John Stamos Guest-Star.
Original air date: 03/15/2011 Runtime: 44:58 min. With Sue Sylvester coaching Aural Intensity, Blaine and the Warblers dynamic set list and tough judges Tammy Jean Albertson (guest star Kathy Griffin) and Sister Mary Constance (guest star Loretta Devine), The kids of New Directions decide the only way to win Regionals is to write and perform their own original songs. Meanwhile, Quinn is hell-bent on getting Finn back and ruling McKinley once again. Musical performances include Blackbird, Candles, Get It Right, Hell To the No, Jesus Is A Friend of Mine, Loser Like Me, Misery and Raise Your Glass.
Original air date: 04/19/2011 Runtime: 43:28 min. The glee club signs up to help when another of McKinley's struggling clubs needs to raise funds, but when Sue hears about the show of support she quickly moves to put the kibosh on it. Meanwhile, relationships are threatened and decisions made.
Original air date: 05/03/2011 Runtime: 42:58 min. Sue Sylvester revives the school newspaper and decides to print a few inflammatory blind items. The glee club gains a whole new respect for Sam when they discover some interesting new information about his family life. Meanwhile, April Rhodes (guest star Kristin Chenoweth) returns to Lima and tries to convince Mr. Schuester to hit the road with her. Musical performances include Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Songbird, I Don't Want to Know, Go Your Own Way and Don't Stop.
Original air date: 05/17/2011 Runtime: 43:58 min. New Directions continues to strategize their set list for Nationals with a little help from Jessie St. James. Meanwhile, an unexpected loss rocks the world of one of McKinley's own. Musical performances include Back to Black, Some People, Try A Little Tenderness, My Man and Pure Imagination.