With Funny Girl a bonafide hit and Rachel’s star clearly on the rise, she enjoys the fruits of her labors, including signing with a powerful New York talent agent who seems to have a wholly different take on her career path than she does. Just as the monotony of constantly performing the same show over and over again starts taking its toll on her, Rachel is approached by a Hollywood executive who presents the young star with a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that – while too tempting to refuse – requires her to take a calculated risk. At NYADA, Kurt gets a valuable opportunity to perform for a wealthy socialite who is known for fostering and launching the careers of many burgeoning artists. Thrilled with the chance to make a lasting impression, Kurt – committed to the idea that he and Blaine should always share their career boons together – recruits his fiancée to sing with him. Blaine finds himself put in a difficult position when the socialite takes more of a liking to him than to Kurt. Meanwhile, as Mercedes struggles to complete her latest single in time to meet her release deadline, she turns to Santana for help with finding a “new sound,” and ends up putting her own career on the line for the sake of her friend.
CONCEPT: Rachel is presented with a unique opportunity which could either take her career to the next level, or possibly kill it entirely. Meanwhile, Mercedes asks for Santana’s help finding a “new sound” for her latest single, and a wealthy New York socialite takes Blaine under her wing.
- Mercedes Jones AMBER RILEY
- Sidney Greene MICHAEL LERNER
- Written by: ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
- Directed by: IAN BRENNAN
NEW YORK HAS NO SHORTAGE OF DRAMA AND TRAUMA ON AN ALL-NEW “GLEE” TUESDAY, APRIL 8, ON FOX
Rachel takes the next step in committing to her role in “Funny Girl.” Meanwhile, Kurt is the victim of an attack because of his sexual preference in the all-new “Bash” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-515) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
Cast: Lea Michele as Rachel Berry; Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel; Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson; Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans.
Guest Cast: Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones; Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel; Whoopi Goldberg as Carmen Tibideaux.
With opening night of Funny Girl rapidly approaching – and despite the producer’s concerns – Rachel is granted one night off of rehearsals so she can complete her NYADA “Midwinter Critique” for the much feared and revered Carmen Tibideaux. When her performance doesn’t go quite as planned, Rachel finds herself facing an important decision that pits her education against her career.
After the close proximity of Sam and Mercedes’ living arrangements leads to the seemingly inevitable hook-up, he tries once again to rekindle their romance. But Mercedes – despite her clear attraction to Sam – hesitates, worried about how dating (as one of her backup singers puts it) “a white, unemployed dude she met in her high school Glee Club” may adversely affect her public image and burgeoning recording career.
Meanwhile, Kurt gets a harsh lesson in the difference between life in high school and in the real world when he butts up against an all-too-familiar enemy, but he makes an important realization about himself in the process.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG – Carmen Tibideaux
IOAN GRUFFUDD – Paolo San Pablo
MIKE O’MALLEY – Burt Hummel
AMBER RILEY – Mercedes Jones
Written by: IAN BRENNAN
Directed by: BRADLEY BUECKER
CONCEPT: Rachel is faced with a decision that pits her education against her career. Sam and Mercedes consider rekindling their romance. Kurt comes face-to-face with a hate-crime.
Check out a sneak peek of Glee’s 100th episode, airing Tuesday, March 18th at 8pm!
OVERVIEW: Glee – 05 – 100 (18-Mar-2014 (T))
AIR DATE: 18-Mar-2014 (T)
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes
CONCEPT: The original members of New Directions reunite at McKinley to celebrate and reflect on the history of the seemingly doomed glee club.
- JACOB ARTIST Jake Puckerman
- MELISSA BENOIST Marley Rose
- CHRIS COLFER Kurt Hummell
- DARREN CRISS Blaine Anderson
- BLAKE JENNER Ryder Lynn
- JANE LYNCH Sue Sylvester
- KEVIN MCHALE Artie Abrams
- LEA MICHELE Rachel Berry
- MATTHEW MORRISON Will Schuester
- ALEX NEWELL Wade ‘Unique’ Adams
- CHORD OVERSTREET Sam Evans
- NAYA RIVERA Santana Lopez
- BECCA TOBIN Kitty Wilde
- JENNA USHKOWITZ Tina Cohen-Chang
- KRISTIN CHENOWETH April Rhodes
- GWYNETH PALTROW Holly Holliday
- DIANNA AGRON Quinn Fabray
- HEATHER MORRIS Brittany S. Pierce
- MARK SALLING Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman
- HARRY SHUM JR. Mike Chang, Jr.
- LAUREN POTTER Becky Jackson
- Written by:: RYAN MURPHY, BRAD FALCHUK, and IAN BRENNAN
- Directed by: PARIS BARCLAY
Following the loss at Nationals and the subsequent and imminent disbanding of the glee club by Principal Sue, former gleeks return to McKinley to celebrate their shared history, and reflect on what the past one-hundred lessons have meant to them. Included in the returning throng are dueling divas Rachel and Mercedes who, despite each making great strides in their own fields seem determined to revive an old feud; a new-and-improved Puck who, as a recent military inductee, is intent on impressing and possibly reconnecting with former girlfriend – and mother of his child – Quinn, but gets an unwelcome surprise in the process; MIT student and mathematical savant Brittany who, due to her uncanny though not wholly welcome natural talent for the science of numbers, believes she has irrevocably lost with her creative streak; and Broadway bad-girl and borderline alcoholic April Rhodes, who may have a fix to the doomed club’s problems… but not if Sue has anything to say about it.