Glee: The Complete Fourth Season is all about new beginnings for the Gleeks. A still-heartbroken Rachel begins her brand new life in New York City. Back in Lima, the New Directions -- now down to a group of seven -- need to recruit new performers and find their next new “Rachel Berry” star. After landing the internship of his dreams at Vogue.com, Kurt joins Rachel in New York City and they share an apartment, while Blaine feels left behind and cheats on him. Meanwhile, glee club director Will Schuester gets offered an opportunity he cannot refuse, even if that means leaving Emma and the glee club. After being discharged from the army, Finn returns and finds he does not fit in Rachel’s new life and the two part ways, with Finn returning to Lima and helping out the gleeks. Brittany is the only senior who did not graduate last year and faces her own set of challenges as she repeats her senior year, while trying maintain a long-distance relationship with Santana. As New Directions head to Sectionals, they suffer a loss on a technicality, but subsequently get reinstated and go on to win the Regionals that advances them to their third consecutive national show choir competition. Throughout the season, the club deals with the ever-scheming Sue Sylvester, and both the gleeks and the alumni face issues involving sex, relationships, bulimia, gender identity, child molestation, dyslexia, infidelity, school violence, pregnancy scares and other social issues.
Much of the previous season's cast return for Season 4 including Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Jayma Mays, Dianna Agron, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss and Iqbal Theba. Newcomers include The Glee Project winner Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin and Dean Geyer. Guest stars include Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson (in a six-episode arc), Whoopi Goldberg, The Glee Project runner-up Ali Stroker and American Idol: Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez. This season marks the final appearance of Cory Monteith on the show before his untimely death on July 13, 2013. The 65th Annual Emmy Awards paid tribute to the late Glee star.
Special features include Glee music jukebox, Glee premiere party, deleted scenes, "Movin' on Up: Glee in NYC," "Girls (and Boys) on Film," "Glee on Film" and "The Road to 500."
Glee: Season 5 premieres on CBS on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8/7c.
- “The New Rachel” - A still-heartbroken Rachel begins her brand new life in New York City, while back in Lima, the New Directions are struggling to figure out what to do with a group of only seven — and no star performer. Who will be their new Rachel Berry?
- “Britney 2.0” - Brittany S. Pierce is in a funk and turns to her icon Britney Spears' music for inspiration! Meanwhile, Rachel struggles to adjust to life in New York, but is helped by her newfound NYADA friend, Brody Weston.
- “Makeover” - The campaign showdown begins when Brittany and Blaine go head-to-head for Student Council President. Meanwhile, Kurt gets the internship of his dreams.
- “The Break-Up” - Rachel and Kurt are caught off-guard when they get unexpected visits in New York City. Meanwhile, Santana and Brittany deal with the long distance between them, and Will and Emma disagree on a new job offer.
- “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.
- “Glease” - Rachel and Kurt pay a visit to Lima as the glee club launches its production of "Grease." Meanwhile, Cassandra July returns to shake things up in Rachel's life, and Santana comes back to lend a helping hand.
- “Dynamic Duets” - A love triangle heats up among Marley, Jake and Ryder, and Blaine has a run-in with the Warblers.
- “Thanksgiving” - It's time for Sectionals, and New Directions receives guidance from some of the recent McKinley graduates who volunteer to mentor the glee club during their Thanksgiving breaks. Meanwhile, Rachel and Kurt have a non-traditional holiday dinner in the Big Apple.
- “Swan Song” - As New Directions regroups after Sectionals, Finn ponders his future with the club. Meanwhile, Rachel prepares for the NYADA Winter Showcase, and Kurt gets his shot at redemption with a second audition.
- “Glee, Actually” - In an homage to the beloved holiday film "Love, Actually," seemingly separate storylines come together to form one merry Glee episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he'll never forget.
- “Sadie Hawkins” - The girls of the glee club organize a Sadie Hawkins dance at McKinley High, in which the girls ask out their dates, leading to interesting couplings among the members of New Directions. Meanwhile, Sam is convinced that the Warblers cheated at Sectionals, and he makes it his mission to find the evidence. Also, Kurt attempts to find his niche at NYADA.
- “Naked” - The glee club puts together a calendar photo shoot to raise money as they head into Regionals. Meanwhile, Rachel wins a part in a student art film, but the role poses a moral dilemma.
- “Diva” - Finn challenges the glee club to find their inner powerhouses for "Diva Week." Meanwhile, in New York, Kurt can no longer take Rachel's arrogant attitude and calls her out, causing tension between the two friends. Also, Emma is in a whirlwind preparing for her upcoming wedding.
- “I Do” - Will and Emma's wedding is finally here, and it lands on the day of romance and love: Valentine's Day. The former and current members of New Directions reunite in Lima to celebrate.
- “Girls (and Boys) on Film” - The glee club is tasked to perform a song from a movie. Meanwhile, Santana makes herself at home in the loft, but Rachel and Kurt aren't thrilled about it. The cast's performance of "Shout" marks the series' 500th musical number.
- “Feud” - For the first time in glee club history, the students give the teachers, Will and Finn, an assignment to hash out the tension between them. Meanwhile, Santana becomes increasingly suspicious of Brody's side job.
- “Guilty Pleasures” - The members of New Directions tackle their musical indulgences - the songs and groups that everyone is too embarrassed to admit that they love.
- “Shooting Star” - The members of New Directions are prepping for Regionals, but when an unthinkable event occurs at McKinley High, perspectives are put into order.
- “Sweet Dreams” - When Mr. Schuester comes up with the setlist for regionals, the New Directions are not pleased, Rachel sings an unexpected song for her Funny Girl audition, and Marley writes an Original Song.
- “Lights Out” - When the power goes out at McKinley High, Will and Finn enlist the members of New Directions to "unplug" and perform acoustic numbers. Meanwhile, Isabelle Wright asks Kurt to volunteer at the Vogue.com charity event, with Rachel and Santana in tow.
- “Wonder-ful” - The members of New Directions take on the greatest hits of music icon Stevie Wonder. Meanwhile, Artie receives news that could affect his future and his mom. In New York, Rachel prepares for her "Funny Girl" callback.
- “All or Nothing” - It's finally time for Regionals, and the glee club is more determined than ever to advance to Nationals. Brittany returns from her MIT trip with a new attitude and Ryder finally has a lead on who is "catfishing" him.
- Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel
- Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
- Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams
- Lea Michele as Rachel Berry
- Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson
- Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester
- Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones
- Mark Salling as Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
- Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez
- Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang
- Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce
- Harry Shum Jr. as Mike Chang
- Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury
- Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray
- Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans
- Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson
- Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins
- Ian Brennan as Narrator
- Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel
- Lauren Potter as Becky Jackson
- Dot Jones as Shannon Beiste
- Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta
- Samuel Larsen as Joe Hart
- Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose
- Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman
- Alex Newell as Wade 'Unique' Adams
- Becca Tobin as Kitty Wilde
- Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn
- Dean Geyer as Brody Weston
- Glee Music Jukebox
- Glee Premiere Party
- Deleted Scenes
- Movin' On Up: Glee in NYC
- Girls (and Boys) On Film
- Glee on Film
- The Road to 500
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