[229] American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez appeared in two episodes of the fourth season, including the season finale, as a "legendary diva powerhouse singer" named Frida Romero from a school that goes up against McKinley at Regionals. He hooks up with Blaine at Will and Emma's wedding though he insists that they are not back together. During this time, Roz Washington is coach of the Cheerios. [200] Also in the fifth and sixth season, Christopher Cousins plays Superintendent Bob Harris. Kathleen Quinlan appears in "Born This Way" as Dr. Shane, a psychiatrist treating Emma Pillsbury. His relationship with Kurt is later strained by Kurt's eagerness to leave for New York after graduation, which would separate the two at least until Blaine graduated the following year, but the two patch things up, and are still a couple at the end of the school year. Ken Tanaka (Patrick Gallagher) was the head coach of the football team and was previously engaged to Emma. [18] Prior to appearing in Glee, Morris was a back-up dancer for Beyoncé Knowles. But later, Kurt reconciles with Blaine and promises to supports him throughout. [266] She was introduced in the fourth-season premiere for a six-episode arc,[267][268] however, Cassandra only appears in five episodes: four in 2012 and one in 2013. They go on to win his fourth consecutive national show choir championship, which occurs offscreen. The two reconcile after they both return to Lima when New Directions is disbanded by Sue. [207] Lisa Respers France of CNN named Pearce's performance the best moment of the episode, and found that the character positively reminded her of "Glee of old". With the connivance of Finn and Rachel, he and Quinn are partnered for, and win, a duet competition within the group, after which their victory dinner turns into a first date; the victory later nets them a lead performance at sectionals. He has a high vocal range, and is identified by Fox as a soprano singer. [246] Puck's father, played by Thomas Calabro, appears in the eighteenth episode, "Choke". Glee Cast of All Seasons. In the final moment of "Dreams Come True" a plaque shows that the auditorium has been named after him. Will takes a leave of absence to be a member of a blue-ribbon panel in Washington, DC, and chooses Finn as his interim replacement; he takes over in "Dynamic Duets". He had auditioned for NYADA a few years prior but was rejected; Carmen tells him at Nationals that despite the rejection, he has remarkable vocal range and passion. This is the list of songs sung as an assignment. The second-season episode "A Night of Neglect" confirmed this, with Sandy characterizing himself as a "predatory gay". [139] According to Sue, when she returns as principal at the beginning of the fifth season, Becky did confess to having brought the gun to school, and is suspended for one month. While this student ensemble was introduced in the pilot episode, with numerous appearances throughout the series, none of these instrumentalists were given character names. "[180] Tobolowsky, who plays Sandy, describes him as a humorous character who "just cannot connect with the normal world" and exists on the "outer boundary of reality". In the season finale All or Nothing, Ryder demands to know who is catfishing him and Unique later reveals herself. Azimio appears once in the third season in "Asian F": he is still a member of the football team. Brittany Susan Pierce (Heather Morris) is a bisexual cheerleader who joins the glee club with Quinn and Santana in the episode "Showmance". In the third season, the judges for the nationals competition are Lindsay Lohan and Perez Hilton appearing as themselves, and Rex Lee as Chicago Alderman Martin Fong. Kurt and Rachel both apply to the same New York drama school, NYADA. Fanpop Poll Results: Which New Directions member would you want to see THE LEAST in season 4? Encouraged by Finn to audition for New Directions, he joins the males of the group in a performance of "Billionaire", the same song with which Overstreet studio tested for Glee. [159] In the season five premiere, a new McKinley cheerleader and "mean girl", Bree, played by Erinn Westbrook, is introduced as a nemesis for the glee club.[160]. [1] The character's name is derived from The Sound of Music's Kurt von Trapp, whom Colfer once played in a production of the musical, and the German Hummel figurines due to his complexion. Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, There's a Light (Over At the Frankenstein Place), Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another, Do They Know It's Christmas? [83] In an attempt to get over Will, Emma begins dating football coach Ken Tanaka,[18] becoming engaged to him in the episode "Vitamin D". Sung by New Directions (Girls) (Solos by Honey Berry, Breezy Hollister, Hallie Grace, Nicole Martin, Rose Mitchell & India Wilson) 1. She campaigns with Puck for prom king and queen, though they both lose, and the two are still a couple at the end of the second season. After this, the two become especially close friends. In the episode "Comeback", Sam makes a last-ditch attempt to win her back, but ends the relationship after finding out from Santana that Quinn cheated on him with Finn. [224] Groff's performance was defended by Murphy and guest star Kristin Chenoweth, both of whom described Setoodeh's essay as homophobic; it was also condemned by GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios. He is a sophomore student at McKinley High School and plays football. "Glee's Jane Lynch on Guest Star Olivia Newton-John: "I'm So Excited I Can't See Straight! She later develops a relationship with Sam. It … [4], Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) was the last primary actor to be cast, having won the role only days before the pilot began filming. She still has feelings for him, and eventually breaks up with Shane, though she refuses to date Sam while she is unsure of her true feelings. He later goes to New York after being told by Santana that Rachel's live-in boyfriend Brody is an escort, and physically attacks Brody, warning him to "stay away from my future wife". Sebastian had cruelly rebuffed Karofsky at a gay bar and blames himself. [81] Mike is given a scholarship to attend the Joffrey Ballet school in Chicago, and graduates at the end of the season. [60] Regardless, Puck attends the birth of his daughter, who he names Beth, and tells Quinn that he loves her.[21]. Quinn and Finn get back together, though eventually Finn realizes his true feelings for Rachel, and breaks up with Quinn. [198] Jean Sincere had a recurring role as the school's "Ancient Librarian" in 2010 and 2011. She returns in the final season during homecoming, and in the series finale, she become the head of the secret service for the vice president Sue. Sheldon (dead named Shannon) Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) is a recurring character in seasons 2–5 and a main character in season 6. It's been such an amazing year! She is attracted to Jake Puckerman, who is also new at McKinley, but although the attraction seems mutual, she is upset to discover he is dating Kitty, a cheerleader and popular girl. [106] In 2012, Jones was nominated for an Emmy again, the only actor from Glee nominated that year.[107]. The first six members joined separately, while the second six joined in threes. Quinn subsequently receives a college acceptance letter from Yale. New Directions is a glee club originating at William McKinley High School. Will finds a match for her, Ken Tanaka, whose job he took over. Who knew that "Glee" would bid farewell after six seasons on air? Santana gets him to privately admit his perfidy, but unknown to Sebastian his admission was taped and the other Warblers are made aware of his actions. She asks him out on a date, and while they do have a good time, he balks at a more serious relationship, to her great disappointment. Artie and Tina are the members that have been in the club the longest. He is later outed at his new school and bullied so mercilessly that he attempts to commit suicide but is saved by his father; Kurt visits him in the hospital and they agree to become friends. They later move back to New York when Blaine gets accepted into NYU and Kurt returns to NYADA. A page for describing Characters: Glee New Directions Original Members. He later assures Blaine of his love and they both decide to go on a healthy diet from then. In the episode "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds", Santana meets and starts dating a waitress at the Spotlight Diner, Dani (Demi Lovato). The fourth season began with fourteen in the main cast, with Chord Overstreet being promoted, and Mays and Agron were removed and demoted to recurring cast. [172] "Principal" is his real first name. Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson (12/13) (episodes 1-8, 10-13) 4. He is also seen in the last performance of the show. I realized I was going for what I like to think as an older version of me from years ago. "[91][92] Initially a recurring cast member, O'Malley was promoted to a series regular for season two,[93] though he reverted to the recurring cast for the third and fourth seasons. "[185] Gallagher finds the character interesting, as to play the role he has to face his own "insecurities" and "bitterness". In the episode Feud, Ryder has an online love interest named Katie, whom he shares all his secrets with, only to find out he's being catfished. [91] Both James Poniewozik for Time and Tim Stack for Entertainment Weekly praised O'Malley's performance in the storyline, with Poniewozik additionally commenting: "the fact that Dad [...] ends up not being the boor we think he's going to be is one of the first signs that Glee is growing up as a series, that having established a world of primary-color stereotypes, it's now willing to subvert those expectations. This page is for all New Directions members who joined in the fourth season, after half the original students graduated, the "Second Generation" if you will. Mercedes has a new boyfriend, Shane, by the beginning of the third season. After making another try at Jake, she begins dating Jake's older half-brother, Puck. Gregg Henry and Charlotte Ross play Quinn's parents Russell and Judy Fabray in the tenth episode; Ross makes additional appearances in each of the first three seasons. Hunter Clarington (Nolan Gerard Funk) is introduced in the fourth season's seventh episode as the new captain of the Warblers. They graduate in season finale, but while Rachel gets into a New York school, Finn does not; on their wedding day, he instead sends her off to New York without him to fulfill her dreams, and Finn enlists in the army to follow his late father's footsteps. [67] Overstreet was promoted to the main cast in the fourth season.[68]. His doctor tells him that he is cancer free a few months later. All members aside from Kitty are no longer part of New Directions as of season 6 due to Sue making them all transfer to different schools, though they all sans Marley came Back for the Finale. Samuel "Sam" Evans (Chord Overstreet) is a transfer student who joins the football team in season two. [110] His surname is never mentioned during the course of the show; however, Guthrie stated that the character's surname was "Meeks" in a post on his Twitter account.[148]. Jesse joins the rest of the New Directions in the auditorium during the group performance "I Lived". His family moves to Kentucky over the summer, but Finn and Rachel convince him to come back to New Directions late that fall in time to compete in Sectionals. She is conceded the permission to do so, and she and Kurt Hummel become the new directors. If it means hearing Chenoweth sing, we can put up with any explanation the show cares to offer. Ryder in turn confesses that he has trouble reading, and the two soon become friends. Kitty, while sometimes giving Marley good advice about being more assertive, continues undermining her confidence about her weight to the point that Marley faints during Sectionals competition, causing New Directions to be disqualified. Lea Michele as Rachel Berry (13/13) 2. Meanwhile, Spencer pushes Roderick to lose weight. However, he ends his relationship with Rachel by egging her in the McKinley High parking lot along with his fellow members of Vocal Adrenaline, humiliating her. At the beginning of his senior year, Blaine becomes the lead singer of New Directions and successfully prompts Kurt to follow his New York City dreams. Michael Robert "Mike" Chang, Jr. (Harry Shum, Jr.) is a football player and dancer who joins New Directions in the episode "Preggers". In the 5th season, Jake cheats on Marley with Bree, a cheerleader, and he and Marley break up. Brittany loves Santana too, but she is with Artie Abrams, whom she doesn't want to leave, but she keeps Santana's secret to herself. Club wrote that hers might be "the best new character ever",[205] and TVLine's Michael Slezak felt that Harmony was "brilliantly bought to life" by Pearce. [19] Colluding with Sue Sylvester to bring down New Directions, Sandy is appointed the school's arts director. 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