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"Home" is the sixteenth episode of the American television series Glee. The episode premiered on the Fox network on April 27, It was directed by Paris Barclay and written by series creator Brad Falchuk. "Home" sees new cheerleader Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) deal with The episode features cover versions of five songs, all of which were released. The New Rachel is the first episode of Glee's fourth season, and the to meet her baby daughter, Robin, and is introduced to Sue's new protegé, Kitty, who the main cast), Dottie, Millie Rose, and many supporting characters in Lima, while . "New York" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of the second season of the The original songs in the competition were met with a wide range of opinions, as were most of the covers. Five original Encouraged by his fellow male glee club members, Finn (Cory Monteith) asks Rachel on a date in Central Park.
Blaine later gets trapped in an elevator with Kurt, as part of a plan of Sue to get them back together, and she demands they kiss each other to get out, which they eventually do.
They kiss again when they sing together during Rachel's house farewell party. Blaine later breaks up with Karofsky and gets back together with Kurt. They get married along with Brittany and Santana. After five years, both are successful actors, and they also give performances for the LGBT community and teach the students in schools to accept everyone.
They are about to become fathers, with Rachel as their surrogate. She is introduced as the new football coach for the McKinley High Titans in " Audition ", the premiere episode of season two. She comes to William McKinley High with an enviable record of coaching successful football teams, and Principal Figgins Iqbal Theba boosts the football program budget for her by reducing the cheerleading and glee club budgets, which alarms coach Sue Sylvester Jane Lynch and director Will Schuester Matthew Morrisonrespectively, and drives them into a temporary alliance against her.
Beiste is dismayed by their rudeness, but forgives Will when he apologizes and goes on to develop a friendship with him. Will has the students apologize and earn her forgiveness. She orders her football team to play the Jets in the show. In the episode " The First Time " she begins dating Ohio State football recruiter Cooter Menkins Eric Bruskotterwho is scouting for talent at McKinley,  but discovers in " I Kissed a Girl " that Sue has become her rival for Cooter's affections just as she comes to realize that she loves him, thus prompting her first solo song, " Jolene ".
Although initially convinced by Sue and Roz Washington NeNe Leakes to leave for her own safety, Beiste later returns home and gives Cooter a second chance,  though she does ultimately leave him and gives him back her wedding ring.
Will finds a match for her, Ken Tanaka, whose job she took over. In season 5, she helps Puck move on after Finn's death. In the sixth season, after having trouble coming to terms, Beiste comes out as transgender and although he gets backlash from rival schools, Will, Sam and Unique help him make the transition from Shannon to Sheldon.
He is also seen in the last performance of the show. One article described Beiste as a "wounded giant—a year-old who'd never been kissed", and Jones's portrayal of her as "humorous and heart-wrenching". She knew very little about the role initially: Rachel Berry Rachel Barbra Berry Lea Michele is the lead character and is a "strong, driven" member of the glee club, who is misunderstood by her peers.
She briefly goes out with his best friend Puck and later dates Jesse St. James Jonathan Groffthe lead singer of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline, who ultimately betrays her in favor of his club. At the end of season two, they renew their relationship after Nationals in New York, though Rachel warns Finn she will be returning to New York for good after she graduates.
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After graduation, on the day of their wedding, Finn drives her to the train station and announces she will be going to New York without him. Santana, who has moved to New York and is staying with Rachel and Kurt, is suspicious of Brody; she initially believes he is a drug dealer, but later discovers he is a male escort, and gets Finn to come to New York and confront Brody.
Brody and Rachel break up. Rachel auditions for Funny Girl and she gets the role. Finn's death affects her greatly.
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Rachel's friendship with Santana is fractured when Santana auditions to be her understudy and is given the job. The two reconcile after they both return to Lima when New Directions is disbanded by Sue. Funny Girl opening night is a great success, but she later leaves the musical to be in a TV show. The show is cancelled after a single episode; she gets depressed and returns to Lima and tries to revive the glee club with the aid of Kurt, who is on leave from NYADA.
After a successful season with New Directions, she asks to be reinstated at NYADA, and ultimately chooses to return despite being offered another role on Broadway.
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She also gets back together with Jesse, whom she later marries. Inshe becomes a surrogate mother for Kurt and Blaine, and wins a Tony award, thanking Will for his support. During the fourth season, Mike visits McKinley from the Joffrey on four occasions: She goes on a date with Artie, and confesses to him that she has been faking a speech impediment since the sixth grade, explaining that she wanted to drive people away, but now that she's a part of the glee club, she no longer wants that.
Their relationship continues through the end of that first year. Tina and Mike Chang are counselors at Asian Camp over the summer, and they fall for each other; Tina formally breaks off with Artie at the beginning of the second season, and she and Mike are still in love when the school year ends, the only relationship in the glee club to survive the entire school year, and the longest unbroken relationship between the members since the club was formed. In the third season, her junior year and his senior year, she helps Mike when he decides to try out for the school musical and then to apply to dance school, and tells Rachel and the other girls that she had sex for the first time with Mike over the summer, losing her virginity.
Tina breaks up with Mike over the summer after he graduates. She develops a brief obsessive crush on Blaine, but it is later diminished and turns into a close friendship. Sam Evans Sam Evans Chord Overstreet is a transfer student who joins the football team in season two. Encouraged by Finn to audition for New Directions, he joins the males of the group in a performance of " Billionaire ", the same song with which Overstreet studio tested for Glee. With the connivance of Finn and Rachel, he and Quinn are partnered for, and win, a duet competition within the group, after which their victory dinner turns into a first date; the victory later nets them a lead performance at sectionals.
This becomes a relationship, but Quinn is later unfaithful to him, rekindling her romance with Finn. In the episode " Comeback ", Sam makes a last-ditch attempt to win her back, but ends the relationship after finding out from Santana that Quinn cheated on him with Finn.
At some point after going to junior prom together, Sam and Mercedes start to secretly date. His family moves to Kentucky over the summer, but Finn and Rachel convince him to come back to New Directions late that fall in time to compete in Sectionals.
Although Mercedes has a new boyfriend, he wants to get her back. In season four, he develops friendships with Blaine and Brittany, the latter of which becomes a romantic relationship. Following Overstreet's casting, media speculation suggested Sam might have been created as a boyfriend for Kurt.
Quinn Fabray Quinn Fabray Dianna Agronis introduced as Finn's girlfriend, head of the cheerleading squad and president of the celibacy club. She reveals to Finn that she is pregnant and tells him that the baby is his, although the real father is Finn's best friend Puck.
Eventually the deception is revealed, and Quinn decides to give the baby away. Terri Scheuster tries on several occasions to get Quinn to agree to give her the baby after it is born so that she can continue her deception that she is pregnant with her husband Will's baby. However, in the season finale, Quinn gives birth to her daughter, whom Puck names Beth, and she is adopted by Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran Idina MenzelRachel's birth mother.
She begins a relationship with Sam Evans Chord Overstreet in " Duets " but is later unfaithful to him, rekindling her romance with Finn. Quinn and Finn get back together, though eventually Finn realizes his true feelings for Rachel, and breaks up with Quinn. It is also revealed that Quinn's real name is Lucy Quinn Fabray and she used to be bullied for being fat, and eventually decided to have a nose job.
During the summer between seasons two and three, Quinn undergoes a transformation: What she intends is not to merely be in Beth's life, but to get full custody of her daughter. Her attempts to prove Shelby an unfit mother fail; eventually, she realizes with Rachel's help that Shelby is Beth's true mother, and stops trying to reclaim Beth. Shelby resigns and leaves McKinley.
Quinn subsequently receives a college acceptance letter from Yale. At the end of " On My Way ", while driving to Finn and Rachel's wedding, her car is struck by a truck and she suffers a spinal injury that requires her to use a wheelchair for many weeks. She is eventually able to walk again, and even to dance in performance with the glee club.
She makes brief appearances during seasons four, five and six. In season four, she is seen forming a friendship with Kitty, visits Rachel with Santana to convince her not to do a nude scene, and hooking up with Santana twice while being drunk at Will and Emma's supposed wedding.
Quinn comes back for two episodes during the fifth season and becomes Puck's girlfriend again. For season six, she helps Rachel and Kurt with their new glee club and helps Becky with her new boyfriend.
As quarterback of the school's football team, and arguably one of the most popular students at McKinley, Finn risks alienation by his friends to join the glee club. He is dating cheerleader Quinn, but is conflicted by his growing feelings for Rachel. Finn intends to support her, unaware the father is actually his best friend Puck.
He has a premature ejaculation problem, which causes him to believe he is the father of Quinn's baby despite the fact that they have never had sex. In the season one finale, he professes his love for her before New Directions performs at Regionals, and the second season finds Finn and Rachel a couple. A flurry of infidelities forces the two apart, though Finn succeeds in winning Rachel back in the season two finale despite Rachel warning him that upon graduation she will be leaving Ohio for good.
In the third season, Finn proposes to Rachel and she eventually accepts. They graduate in season finale, but while Rachel gets into a New York school, Finn does not; on their wedding day, he instead sends her off to New York without him to fulfill her dreams, and Finn enlists in the army to follow his late father's footsteps.
He does not stay in touch with Rachel or Kurt for several months. He reappears unexpectedly that fall during the show's fourth season, while Rachel is attending NYADA, after he has been given an early discharge from the army. He feels that he doesn't belong in her world in New York, returns to Lima without telling her. She then breaks up with him. When Rachel comes to see the musical in " Glease ", their reunion does not go well, and they agree to refrain from contact when Rachel visits Lima in the future.
Will takes a leave of absence to be a member of a blue-ribbon panel in Washington, DC, and chooses Finn as his interim replacement; he takes over in " Dynamic Duets ". While he has a rocky start in the position, they come to accept him as their leader. Emma ultimately stands Will up at the altar and disappears, and although Finn helps Will find her, he still feels guilty over the kiss, and confesses to Will.
Finn is upset when Carole sells their old furniture, and stops his late father's recliner from being sold. He is initially hostile to her dating someone new, but begins to bond with Burt over sports at a group dinner. Kurt feels left out, and later asks Finn to help him break up their parents. Finn initially agrees, but relents after Burt tells him that he loves Carole and would never hurt her.
They watch a basketball game together and Finn allows Burt to sit in his father's recliner, while Kurt watches on sadly through the window. When April attempts to break up with her tycoon, he has a stroke and dies. She plans to go to Broadway to launch the first all-white production of The Wiz. The episode ends with April and the glee club performing " Home " from The Wiz. Production[ edit ] Kristin Chenoweth pictured reprised her role as April Rhodes in the episode.
Prior to her first appearance, Chenoweth was already acquainted with Glee creator Ryan Murphyhaving appeared in his film Running with Scissors. The one advantage we have, I think, is that we have so many incredibly talented people in our … cast that … we don't need [guest actors] as much. But there are certain very special people that, of course, you'd always be interested in.
Santana Naya Rivera and Brittany reaffirm their friendship, and Brittany tells Santana she loves her more than she has ever loved anyone. Rachel meets up with Finn and the two contemplate their Nationals kiss; Finn reminds her that she still has a year until graduation and kisses her. Production[ edit ] Filming for the episode took place in several locations in New York Cityincluding Sardi's.
The budget exceeded the previous record-holder, " The Sue Sylvester Shuffle ", which was the episode that followed the Super Bowl. It was also the show's first major out-of-state location shoot. Forty members of the crew were flown to New York along with the cast, and were joined there by sixty local crew members.
All three of the show's creators—who also serve as executive or co-executive producers—were present: LuPone made a guest appearance as herself in the Sardi's scene, which was shot in the morning on Thursday to accommodate her schedule—she had an Washington Square Park, which was used on the final day of filming, had not been approved as a location by the city until after the production team arrived in New York. Di Loreto noted that the biggest challenge of shooting in the city was "the amount of people who can say no.
Costume designer Lou Eyrich revealed that the plan was to have the costuming be a "little nod" to the "iconic New York places we were going to shoot", and with a "little bit of '50s, '60s flair", but not too "vintage".
She said, "We landed in New York on a Saturday night, shopped all day Sunday, threw them in the clothes" for the filming that began on Monday. It garnered a 4. It was the seventh most-watched show of the week, and ranked twice as high as "Funeral", which was watched by 1. It was the most watched show on cable for the week, and again increased viewership on "Funeral", which was watched by 2.
Erica Futterman of Rolling Stone wrote, "We didn't actually expect the New Directions to win nationals, but the episode just felt like it was going through the motions rather than seizing the opportunity to do something truly spectacular.