The library and resource center houses archival yearbooks and video footage of McKinley High's past. Here you will find summaries of the various episodes of Glee

The Story of Glee
The glee club at William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio was at one time the best show choir in the country, taking the national championship in 1993. After coach Lillian Adler passed away and the effeminate Sandy Ryerson took over, the club went the point where it had become a "stool choir" and members were dropping out to join the football team or the Cheerios, the school's nationally-ranked cheerleading squad. Funding is running out and when Sandy is let go, there is nobody left to take over the club
Enter Will Schuester, the school's young and optimistic Spanish teacher - who was a glee kid himself at McKinley. When he requests to take over the glee club, he has his work cut out for him as he hopes to take his ragtag group of misfits and turn it into the championship-winning team it once was. But with the school's overambitious cheerleading coach, his demanding wife and other obstacles in his way, Will is determined to make his dream come true and inspire his students to be the very best that they can be

Mr. Schue's Assignment for Season 1: REVIVAL

Episode 1: Pilot (Original Airdate: May 19/09, Director's Cut Airing: September 2/09)
Will Schuester takes over leadership of McKinley High's floundering glee club in the hopes of restoring it to its former glory

Episode 2: Showmance (Original Airdate: September 9/09)
The glee club puts on its first performance in the hopes of attracting new members. Finn and Rachel share a kiss during a private rehearsal, Terri discovers she is having a "hysterical pregnancy" but chooses to hide her secret from Will, and Quinn (along with fellow Cheerios Santana and Brittany) joins the glee club as a spy for Sue, looking to infiltrate it from the inside

Episode 3: Acafellas (Original Airdate: September 16/09)
When Will's confidence in coaching the glee club is shaken, he starts an all-male acapella group to build it back up. Meanwhile, the club hires their rivals' choreographer in the hopes that he will coach them to a nationals victory, and Kurt opens up to Mercedes about his orientation after the two share a brief fling

Episode 4: Preggers (Original Airdate: September 23/09)
Kurt joins the football team in an attempt to get closer to his father (Mike O'Malley). Quinn reveals a shocking secret to Finn and Rachel storms out of glee club when a big solo is given to Tina instead of her...only to be lured to the school musical by Sue and Sandy in another scheme to destroy the club

Episode 5: The Rhodes Not Taken (Original Airdate: September 30/09)
Will reaches out to a former student, April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth), who dropped out 3 credits shy of her diploma - but his plans for her have difficult results, especially as the glee club prepares for their invitational performance

Episode 6: Vitamin D (Original Airdate: October 7/09)
In an attempt to motivate the glee club, Will pits the boys against the girls in a mash-up showdown. Meanwhile, Terri causes havoc at McKinley when she becomes the school nurse and Ken proposes to Emma (a scheme concocted by Terri to keep Emma away from Will). When Terri is caught giving the glee kids narcotics, the resulting chaos causes Figgins to name Sue the club's co-director

Episode 7: Throwdown! (Original Airdate: October 14/09)
With Sue as glee's co-director, she and Will are constantly butting heads over how the club should be run. She causes further tension when she forces the kids to compete against one another. But when Quinn's secret is revealed, the glee kids rally around her

Episode 8: Mash-Up (Original Airdate: October 21/09)
Newly engaged couple Ken and Emma approach Will with a request to compose a mash-up for their wedding dance, but he can't seem to get their song choices to go together. Puck and Rachel have a brief fling, Sue shows a softer side of herself, and the "slushie wars" commence when Finn and Quinn are dethroned from the top of the popularity food chain

Episode 9: Wheels (Original Airdate: November 11/09)
The glee club holds a bake sale to raise funds for a wheelchair-accessible bus so Artie can travel to sectionals with the group. The kids get a taste of what Artie goes through on a daily basis when Will asks them to spend time in wheelchairs, and Rachel and Kurt compete in a "diva-off" for a big solo part

Episode 10: Ballad (Original Airdate: November 18/09)
The kids are split into pairs to sing a ballad to each other, but with a member sick, Will gets thrust into a sticky situation when he's paired up with Rachel. Puck reveals a secret to Mercedes about the real father of Quinn's baby, and Finn and Quinn face the music together when dinner at the Fabrays turns ugly

Episode 11: Hairography (Original Airdate: November 25/09)
Convinced that Sue is up to no good, Will visits Grace Hitchens (Eve), the glee coach at the Jane Addams Academy, to find out what information might have been leaked - resulting in the McKinley kids getting a glimpse at their hair-raising competition. Meanwhile, Kurt gives Rachel a makeover so she can impress Finn

Episode 12: Mattress (Original Airdate: December 2/09)
Yearbook photos are coming up, and the glee club photo has been cut out due to budget cuts - relieving the kids of having to suffer humiliation at their photo being defaced (except for Rachel, who wants to secure her legacy). The kids star in a commercial for a local mattress store (which results in unanticipated consequences), and Will finally learns the truth about Terri's fake pregnancy, leading him to question his relationship with her

Episode 13: Sectionals (Original Airdate: December 9/09)
Sectionals has finally arrived for the glee club, but when Finn discovers he's not the father of Quinn's child, it threatens their motivation to compete. Sue gets suspended from school and loses her position as Cheerios coach when Figgins learns of her scheming, and with Emma and Ken's wedding approaching, Will makes a life-changing decision

Episode 14: Hell-O (Original Airdate: April 13/10)
Rachel's budding relationship with Finn hits a roadblock when she meets Vocal Adrenaline lead Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff). Concerned, Will visits Carmel glee coach Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) just as he is about to start a relationship with Emma. Meanwhile, Sue returns to McKinley thanks to her blackmailing of Figgins, more intent on destroying glee

Episode 15: The Power Of Madonna (Original Airdate: April 20/10)
When the girls of New Directions feel mistreated by the guys, Will uses Madonna's message of empowerment and her music to inspire them. Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a makeover in a re-enactment of the "Vogue" music video, and Jesse transfers to McKinley High and joins the glee club, but is it part of a plan to get inside information from the group?

Episode 16: Home (Original Airdate: April 27/10)
Kurt tries to hook up his dad Burt (Mike O'Malley) with Finn's mom Carole (Romy Rosemont) in an attempt to get closer to Finn. When Sue takes over the school auditorium in preparation for an article featuring the Cheerios, Will and the glee club find an unlikely hero in April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth), and Quinn forms a bond with Mercedes when the latter struggles with the Cheerios' extreme diet plan

Episode 17: Bad Reputation (Original Airdate: May 4/10)
A slanderous list about the glee club's members circulates around the school, prompting Will to conduct an investigation as to who or what is its source. Meanwhile, when a video featuring Sue performing "Physical" surfaces, the cheerleading coach becomes mortified of the situation

Episode 18: Laryngitis (Original Airdate: May 11/10)
Rachel freaks out when a bout of laryngitis affects her ability to sing. Puck decides to make a bold move in order to up his status in the McKinley High social hierarchy by going after Mercedes, and Kurt contemplates changing his fashionista image in an attempt to please his father

Episode 19: Dream On (Original Airdate: May 18/10)
Bryan Ryan (Neil Patrick Harris), an old nemesis of Will's from their glee club days in the 1990s, returns to McKinley High as a member of the school board to cause trouble for New Directions due to the fallout of his own faded glory. Meanwhile, Rachel struggles with a personal issue that she's had her whole life, and Artie's dreams take him on an unusual adventure

Episode 20: Theatricality (Original Airdate: May 25/10)
Will challenges the glee club to embrace their theatrical side by doing Lady Gaga and KISS numbers brought on by an identity crisis suffered by Tina. Finn is not happy when Kurt and his dad invite the Hudsons to move in with them, and Rachel meets Shelby after learning the Vocal Adrenaline coach is her birth mother

Episode 21: Funk (Original Airdate: June 1/10)
On the eve of regionals, Vocal Adrenaline (with Jesse back among their ranks) resorts to scare tactics to psyche out New Directions. This leads to the entire group learning to harness the power of funk music to get their spirits up, and Will, now officially divorced from Terri, resorts to uncharacteristic methods in order to get Sue to finally leave him and glee club alone

Episode 22: Journey (Original Airdate: June 8/10)
The stage is set for the long-awaited regionals showdown between New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline (with Sue among the celebrity judges), with the fate of the McKinley High glee club's existence hanging in the balance. Emma drops some surprise news to Will about another man in her life, and Quinn gives birth to her baby, finally deciding what to do with the new arrival

*End of Season 1*