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Glee: The Rhodes Not Taken

In order to give the glee club more of an edge, Will recruits his former classmate, April Rhodes, to spice their routines up. However, despite adding more of an edge, Will realizes he may be losing one of his members.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 1ARC04
Airdate: Wednesday September 30th, 2009

Director: John Scott
Writer: Ian Brennan

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Feb 01, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Sep 28, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Kristin ChenowethKristin Chenoweth
As April Rhodes

Guest Stars
Dijon TaltonDijon Talton
As Matt Rutherford
Harry Shum, Jr.Harry Shum, Jr.
As Mike Chang
Heather MorrisHeather Morris
As Brittany
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Principal Figgins
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
As Santana Lopez
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Sandy Ryerson
Jayson BlairJayson Blair
As Chris
Susan LeslieSusan Leslie
As Sandra

Co-Guest Stars
Josh SussmanJosh Sussman
As Jacob Ben Israel
Main Cast
Matthew MorrisonMatthew Morrison
As Will Schuester
Lea MicheleLea Michele
As Rachel Berry
Chris ColferChris Colfer
As Kurt Hummel
Jenna UshkowitzJenna Ushkowitz
As Tina Cohen-Chang
Kevin McHaleKevin McHale
As Artie Abrams
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
As Finn Hudson
Mark SallingMark Salling
As Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Amber RileyAmber Riley
As Mercedes Jones
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pillsbury
Dianna AgronDianna Agron
As Quinn Fabray
Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
As Terri Del Monaco/Schuester


Will is putting up posters for the invitational and then Will goes to the choir room to get them trained properly for the song "Don't Stop Believing". The Glee club has a bunch of new members and Quinn just so happens to be singing lead. It is then when she starts having some morning sickness and leaves to the bathroom. Finn says that she may have had a bad breakfast meal. Kurt doesn't care and mentions that they should deal with the elephant in the room. He tells Finn that they can't do anything without Rachel and they need to get it figured out. Will says that Mercedes and Santana should go over Quinn's lead so that it isn't so bad when she performs. Artie doesn't think that this is a bad idea because it might work locally but once the competition gets bigger then it really isn't going to work out too well. Puck says that Artie is right and Will isn't liking the way that they are thinking. He has a bit of a hissy fit. He tells them that they need to let go of the whole "Rachel thing" and then tells them they need a break. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CabaretMaybe This Time 
Carrie UnderwoodLast Name 
JourneyDon't Stop Believin' 
QueenSomebody to Love 

Episode Quotes
April: I'm rolling on a fistful of horse tranquilizers. I can't feel my lips.

Sue: When I heard Sandy wanted to write himself into a scene as Queen Cleopatra, I was aroused. And then furious.

Emma: Kurt, I'm a girl who knows her solvents, and your breath smells like rubbing alcohol.
Kurt: Oh, Bambi, I cried so hard when those hunters shot your mommy.

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