'Glee' Episodes Ranked

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1. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The Quarterback (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The New Directions remember Finn.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 2,637

Season 5 Episode 3

2. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Sectionals (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Sectionals is finally here for the Glee Club, but when Quinn's secret unravels, the club may not be able to recover in time to compete.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,493

Season 1 Episode 13

3. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Nationals (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Mercedes comes down with a bad case of food poisoning, Will drafts Tina and Quinn to sub for her.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,248

Season 3 Episode 21

4. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: 2009 (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Flashbacks to the original New Directions members joining the club.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 955

Season 6 Episode 12

5. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Wheels (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Artie may not be able to travel to Regionals with the group, Will challenges the kids to experience life from a different point of view.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,321

Season 1 Episode 9

6. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Journey to Regionals (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Regionals finally arrive, Sue pulls a fast one on the Glee Club, and their chances at the title could be compromised.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,574

Season 1 Episode 22

7. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Shooting Star (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As the members of New Directions prepare for Regionals, an unthinkable event occurs and puts matters into perspective.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 1,073

Season 4 Episode 18

8. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Goodbye (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Graduation is finally here, and McKinley High's class of 2012 looks to the past and present while contemplating the future.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,103

Season 3 Episode 22

9. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 2,279

Season 1 Episode 1

SERIES PREMIERE

10. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: 100 (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The glee club members are saying goodbye to each other when two old guests come and attempt to the save club.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 955

Season 5 Episode 12

100th Episode

11. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The Substitute (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A substitute teacher takes over for a sick Will and wows the group with her unconventional teaching methods.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,201

Season 2 Episode 7

12. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Furt (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Sue plans a wedding where her mom wants to sing; Kurt plans the wedding of his dad and Finn's mom. Will Finn face down Kurt's tormentor?

Director: Carol Banker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,238

Season 2 Episode 8

13. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: New Directions (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The Glee club is finally coming to an end and the members of New Directions say their farewells to Mr. Schuster. Rachel and Santana get to the core of their quarrels and sing it out in traditional Glee style.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 859

Season 5 Episode 13

14. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Original Song (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New Directions wants to get an edge at the Regionals and decides to use original songs. Blaine wants to try a new strategy during Regionals.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,369

Season 2 Episode 16

15. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Prom Queen (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The prom arrives. The glee club performs as a substitute band, Kurt wants to have a good time with Blaine, while Quinn and Santana vie for the crown.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,124

Season 2 Episode 20

16. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (2011)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A huge halftime performance is planned during the championship football game at McKinley High. Sue's Cheerios have trouble at the Regionals.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,220

Season 2 Episode 11

17. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Funeral (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Coach Sylvester tries to sabatoge the New Directions' trip to New York. The Glee Club performs songs at a funeral. Finn has bad news for Quinn.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,090

Season 2 Episode 21

18. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: On My Way (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Things heat up as New Directions goes head-to-head with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,335

Season 3 Episode 14

19. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The Break-Up (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In New York City, Rachel and Kurt are caught off guard by unexpected visitors. Meanwhile, Santana and Brittany adjust to their long-distance relationship.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 1,179

Season 4 Episode 4

20. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: A Wedding (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The New Directions are busy working and planning, while, with a wedding upcoming, Sue has a change of heart and encourages everyone to follow their own.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 845

Season 6 Episode 8

21. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Theatricality (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will encourages the Glee Club to express themselves using the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, Tina embraces her inner Goth.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,303

Season 1 Episode 20

22. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: A Very Glee Christmas (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Finn tries to get everyone at McKinley High into the holiday spirit. Sue paints herself up as the Grinch to steal back presents.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,173

Season 2 Episode 10

23. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Ballad (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will splits up the Glee Club into pairs to sing ballads, but when one kid gets sick, Will is forced to step in and winds up in a sticky situation.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,275

Season 1 Episode 10

24. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: City of Angels (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The new direction are headed to Nationals, but not quite as they plan.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 764

Season 5 Episode 11

25. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Sexy (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Holly Holliday returns to McKinley High to teach sex education to the students. Puck and Lauren join the celibacy club.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,138

Season 2 Episode 15

26. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: I Kissed a Girl (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As the race for McKinley High president comes to an end, someone is caught trying to fix the results.

Director: Tate Donovan | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 995

Season 3 Episode 7

27. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Dream On (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will's former high school nemesis, Bryan Ryan, causes trouble for Glee Club. Rachel struggles with a life-long personal issue.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,521

Season 1 Episode 19

28. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Choke (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Rachel and Kurt finally get their chance to audition for the NYADA.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 898

Season 3 Episode 18

29. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Never Been Kissed (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will hosts the second annual Boys vs. Girls competition, while Puck finally gets out of juvenile detention.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,429

Season 2 Episode 6

30. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Born This Way (2011)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Finn accidentally breaks Rachel's nose during dance rehearsals. The campaign to become prom queen heats up between the girls.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,226

Season 2 Episode 18

31. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Special Education (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New Directions face fierce competition against the Hipsters and Warblers. Finn and Rachel and Emma and Carl experience relationship trouble.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,138

Season 2 Episode 9

32. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Michael (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The rivalry between New Directions and the Warblers intensifies en route to Regionals. Kurt and Rachel receive news about NYADA.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,139

Season 3 Episode 11

33. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: New York (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The Glee Club gets ready to perform at the Nationals in New York. Finn and Rachel have an emotional moment on stage during the competition.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,154

Season 2 Episode 22

34. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Preggers (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Kurt tries out for the football team in order to impress his dad. Sandy and Sue join forces to carry out their plans for destroying Glee Club.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,436

Season 1 Episode 4

35. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Swan Song (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As New Directions regroups after Sectionals, Finn ponders his future with the club. Meanwhile, Kurt gets a shot at redemption with a second audition.

Director: Brad Falchuk | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 891

Season 4 Episode 9

36. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Duets (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will's duet challenge, with a free meal for the winners, causes some relationship issues between the members of the club.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,165

Season 2 Episode 4

37. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Prom-asaurus (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Brittany goes into high gear as class president to spearhead the prom. Then, after nominations are announced, the kids kick into campaign mode.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 903

Season 3 Episode 19

38. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Dreams Come True (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The glee club members realize their dreams.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,021

Season 6 Episode 13

SERIES FINALE

39. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Yes/No (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Will tries to plan a special suprise for Emma, he enlists the Glee Club to help him sweep her off her feet.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,097

Season 3 Episode 10

40. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: We Built This Glee Club (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New Directions and the Warblers face off; Rachel must choose between NYADA and Broadway.

Director: Joaquin Sedillo | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 693

Season 6 Episode 11

41. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Opening Night (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Nervous for opening night, Rachel is willing to do anything to succeed. When she finds out that Jacob Ben Isreal is writing a review of the show for the New Yorker, her director pressures her to do whatever it takes for a good review.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 706

Season 5 Episode 17

42. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Silly Love Songs (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

As Valentine's Day approaches, it's all about romance, connections, hope, stolen kisses, heartbreak, and spite.

Director: Tate Donovan | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,151

Season 2 Episode 12

43. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The First Time (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The kids prepare to perform the school musical "West Side Story", while Finn meets with a recruiter.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,152

Season 3 Episode 5

44. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Props (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Tina bumps her head, the world of New Directions is turned upside down in her eyes.

Director: Ian Brennan | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 943

Season 3 Episode 20

45. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Blame It on the Alcohol (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Will has the Glee Club perform a song about underage drinking, but the message might lose impact when they come to school with hangovers.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,233

Season 2 Episode 14

46. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Mash Off (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Sue starts a smear campaign to take down her biggest competitor for the congressional seat.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,055

Season 3 Episode 6

50th Episode

47. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Hold on to Sixteen (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In an attempt to recruit a few more members, Finn tracks down former teammate Sam Evans and convinces him to come back to the Glee Club.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,030

Season 3 Episode 8

48. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Sweet Dreams (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New Directions gets ready for Regionals, where "Dreams" will be the theme. Rachel auditions for a Broadway revival of "Funny Girl."

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 738

Season 4 Episode 19

49. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: The Power of Madonna (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music