Entering its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. GLEE follows a group of eager and ambitious students as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. The second season of Glee will include guest appearances by heartthrob John Stamos, international pop star Charice and newcomer Chord Overstreet.
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 (Matthew Morrison) pushes the kids to help recruit new members for the club. Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) disagree on new recruits, and aren’t sure they will be able to come together in perfect harmony.
When Brittany (Heather Morris) and the gang try to convince Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) to let them do a Britney Spears number, he is reluctant to go that edgy. Meanwhile, an insecure Will is curious about Emma’s (Jayma Mays) new beau, Dr. Carl Howell (guest star Stamos), so he convinces her to bring him in to talk to the kids about dental hygiene. While the dreamy doc inspires the girls to take their dental health more seriously, Will is left feeling worse than before
Finn (Cory Monteith) has an existential crisis when he believes he sees the face of Jesus in his grilled cheese sandwich. Meanwhile, the rest of the kids rally around Kurt (Chris Colfer) after he has a crisis of his own that leads to a larger discussion among the group about their own theology.
Will informs the glee club that Puck's been sent to a juvenile detention center after crashing his mom's Volvo through the front of a convenience store and driving off with the ATM machine.
Will decides to have the glee club perform "The Rocky Horror Show" for the annual school musical after learning of Emma's newfound love for the cult classic. Despite Sue's usual scheming, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to such timeless tracks as "The Time Warp" and "Damn It, Janet."
After Finn (Cory Monteith) and Sam (guest star Chord Overstreet) find an unconventional way of controlling their urges, a few glee club members pick up on the strategy and start using it too. But when Coach Beiste (guest star Dot-Marie Jones) gets wind of what they are up to, the glee club has some explaining to do.
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 (Jane Lynch) fills in for Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba) as McKinley’s top dog, she tries to flex her power on campus.
Sue’s “Nazi-hunting” mother (guest star Carol Burnett) comes to town to pay her daughters a visit. As the glee club works toward competing in Sectionals, burgeoning romances continue to develop among the students.
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 (Jayma Mays) and Carl (guest star John Stamos) grow closer.
Finn tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, and 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.
Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste devise a plot to bring together the warring glee club and football team factions. Meanwhile, Sue (Jane Lynch), 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.”
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, and hearts end up getting broken.
Rachel (Lea Michele) tries to launch a comeback into the McKinley High social stratosphere with a little help from Brittany (Heather Morris). Meanwhile, Sam (guest star Chord Overstreet) starts a tribute band.
Principal Figgins (guest star Iqbal Theba) teaches the student body about the danger of underage drinking, and the glee club is personally touched by the message. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Coach Beiste (guest star Dot-Marie Jones) indulge in a little fun of their own.
When free-spirited substitute teacher Holly Holliday fills in for the absent sex-education teacher, she joins forces with Mr. Schuester to teach the kids of New Directions the facts of life. Meanwhile, Emma heads up the Celibacy Club, and she and Dr. Carl address some issues in their personal life.
With Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as Aural Intensity’s coach, Blaine (Darren Criss) 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 (Dianna Agron) is hell-bent on getting Finn (Cory Monteith) back and ruling McKinley once again.
Proving that birds of a feather flock together, when another under-the-radar club at McKinley High needs helps raising funds, the glee club signs up to help. But when Sue hears about the show of support, she moves quickly to put a kibosh on it. Meanwhile, relationships are tested and big decisions will be made.
Mr. Schuester (Matt Morrison) teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique. Meanwhile, Lauren (Ashley Fink) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) go toe-to-toe for the prom queen crown, Ms. Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) confronts her obsessive issues, Rachel (Lea Michele) struggles with a life-altering decision and Santana (Naya Riv.era) has something up her sleeve that could permanently alter the glee club dynamic
Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) revives the school newspaper and decides to print a few inflammatory blind items. The glee club gains a whole new respect for Sam (guest star Chord Overstreet) 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 (Matthew Morrison) to hit the road with her.
When the entertainment for prom falls through, Principal Figgins (guest star Iqbal Theba) asks New Directions to perform at the dance much to prom coordinator Sue’s dismay. Things get heated as the competition for prom king and queen draws closer, and Jessie St. James (guest star Jonathan Groff) returns.
New Directions continues to strategize their set list for Nationals with a little help from Jessie St. James (guest star Jonathan Groff). Meanwhile, an unexpected loss rocks the world of one of McKinley’s own.
The kids of New Directions travel from Lima to New York City to compete in Nationals. While in the Big Apple, they take in all of the sights from Times Square to Broadway to Central Park.