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Glee: The Quarterback

The McKinley High family, present and past, join together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Thursday October 10th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Oct 11, 2013
UK (sky 1) Oct 18, 2013


Guest Stars
Dot JonesDot Jones
As Coach Beiste
Erinn WestbrookErinn Westbrook
As Bree
Harry Shum, Jr.Harry Shum, Jr.
As Mike Chang
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Principal Figgins
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pilsbury
Mike OMike O'Malley
As Burt Hummel
Pamela ChanPamela Chan
As Dottie Kazatori
Romy RosemontRomy Rosemont
As Carole Hudson-Hummel
Amber RileyAmber Riley
As Mercedes Jones
Mark SallingMark Salling
As Noah Puckerman
Main Cast
Matthew MorrisonMatthew Morrison
As Will Schuester
Jane LynchJane Lynch
As Sue Sylvester
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
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
As Santana Lopez
Darren CrissDarren Criss
As Blaine Anderson
Chord OverstreetChord Overstreet
As Sam Evans
Alex NewellAlex Newell
As Wade "Unique" Adams
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Marley Rose
Jacob ArtistJacob Artist
As Jake Puckerman
Becca TobinBecca Tobin
As Kitty Wilde
Blake JennerBlake Jenner
As Ryder Lynn
Mark SallingMark Salling
As Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Amber RileyAmber Riley
As Mercedes Jones
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pillsbury
Mike OMike O'Malley
As Burt Hummel
Episode Notes
The title of the episode "The Quarterback" was given for Finn's position on the football team.

All of the profits from the episode were donated to charities that were special to Corey Monteith.

Most of the scenes from this episode were the first take. The cast being unable to hold it together for longer than one.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AdeleMake You Feel My LoveRachel cries singing for Finn.
The Band PerryIf I Die YoungSantana breaks down crying and runs away.
Bruce SpringsteenNo SurrenderPuck sings in the choir room playing guitar.
James TaylorFire and RainArtie and Sam sing in the auditorium for Finn.
The PrentendersI'll Stand By YouMercedes dedicating the song to Finn.
Rent The MusicalSeasons of LoveCast opens the episode singing in the auditorium

Episode Quotes
Rachel: I had it all planned out. I was going to make it big on Broadway and maybe make a Woody Allen movie. And then when we were ready, I would just, come back and he'd be teaching here and I'd walk through those doors and I would just say 'I'm home' and then we would live happily ever after.

Kurt [to Santana]: If there's one thing I've learned from Finn dying it's that shame is a wasted emotion. I'm sure Finn had secrets too, but who cares now? Do you really think that one day on your deathbed you're really going to think 'oh good, no one knew I was kind?'

Sanatana: Okay, I know that Finn had his doubts about God, but I am convinced that Squishyteets is up in Heaven right now, plopped down next to his new best friend Fat Elvis, helping themselves to a picnic of baby back ribs smothered in butterscotch pudding and tater tot grease. So, this is for you, Hudson.

Episode References
Kurt talks about keeping the ball from the football game he and Finn had won. He does the single ladies hand gesture, referring to the dance they did in the episode "Preggers" at the game.

Burt talks about keeping the lamp from when Kurt had redecorated Finn's room. He refers to how he had screamed at Finn for calling the lamp "faggy." This was from season one in the episode "Theatricality."

When Puck demands for Kurt to give him the letterman jacket, Kurt asks what he will do if he doesn't. He asks if he will throw him into the dumpster again. This refers to the episode "Pilot" where Kurt was bullied and thrown in dumpsters.

Rachel has a plaque made with the from Finn saying "The show must go...all over the place...or something." This refers to the episode "A Night of Neglect" where he said this.

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