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Glee: The Role You Were Born to Play

The school production of "Grease" is underway and Marley, Jake, Kitty and football player Ryder compete to play "Danny" and "Sandy." Meanwhile, former glee clubbers Mercedes and Mike, return to cast the play and Mr. Schuester struggles with a difficult decision.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x5
Airdate: Thursday November 08th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Nov 21, 2012
UK (sky 1) Feb 03, 2013


Guest Stars
Alex NewellAlex Newell
As Wade Adams
Becca TobinBecca Tobin
As Kitty
Blake JennerBlake Jenner
As Ryder Lynn
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
As Brody Weston
Dot JonesDot Jones
As Coach Beiste
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Principal Figgins
Jacob ArtistJacob Artist
As Jake Puckerman
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Marley Rose
Samuel LarsenSamuel Larsen
As Joe Hart
Vanessa LengiesVanessa Lengies
As Sugar Motta
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Teacher
Main Cast
Matthew MorrisonMatthew Morrison
As Will Schuester
Jane LynchJane Lynch
As Sue Sylvester
Jenna UshkowitzJenna Ushkowitz
As Tina Cohen-Chang
Kevin McHaleKevin McHale
As Artie Abrams
Darren CrissDarren Criss
As Blaine Anderson
Chord OverstreetChord Overstreet
As Sam Evans
Harry Shum, Jr.Harry Shum, Jr.
As Mike Chang
Heather MorrisHeather Morris
As Brittany Pierce
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
As Finn Hudson
Amber RileyAmber Riley
As Mercedes Jones
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pillsbury


The episode begins with Artie arriving at Burt’s store where he finds Finn working. He doesn’t want Finn to bear himself in self-pity. He wants Finn to co-direct a musical with him. Finn says he doesn’t know how to direst and Artie says that he too wouldn’t do it if Finn doesn’t agree. The auditions for the Grease musical are on. Blaine isn’t sure if he wants to do the musical this year. He tells Sam that he hasn’t been himself since his breakup with Kurt. Kurt was his soul mate and now he isn’t talking to him. Blaine then sings “Hopelessly Devoted to You” for the auditions. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ForeignerJuke Box HeroFinn trying to convince Ryder to audition
GreaseHopelessly Devoted to YouBlaine depressed about his breakup with Kurt
GreaseBorn to Hand JiveThe cast on stage, the boys jealous over Marley
Neon TreesEverybody TalksJake and Kitty's audition for the play
PinkBlow Me (One Last Kiss)Wade and Marley auditioning for the school play

Cultural References
Will talks about how Shakespeare traditionally cast female roles with male actors. Shakespeare was one of the worlds most famous playwrights, known for plays such as "Romeo and Juliet."

Kitty calls Marley "Honey Boo-Boo" which refers to the little girl in the reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo."

Kitty says: "'Marley', like the dead dog movie?" This refers to the movie Marley & Me, which is about a mischievous golden retriever and the family that owns him.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk  |  Ian Brennan
Executive ProducerIan Brennan  |  Dante DiLoreto  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Co-Executive ProducerBradley Buecker  |  Stacy Traub
Supervising ProducerMichael Hitchcock
ProducerRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa  |  Alexis Martin  |  Kenneth J. Silverstein
Co-ProducerKaren Romero  |  Zachary Woodlee
Consulting ProducerRussel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Story EditorRoss Maxwell  |  Matthew Hodgson
ChoreographerZachary Woodlee
Music ProducerRyan Murphy  |  Peer Astrom  |  Adam Anders
Executive Music ProducerRyan Murphy  |  Adam Anders
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