Top 10 Best Glee Episodes


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The Quarterback (Season 5)
Everyone has different opinions on glee... The majoraty believe that the show should have been canceled after season 3 because it was a perfect ending... Some people even think it should have stopped after season 1... Others season 2... Others season 5... But whether you hate the new seasons, love em, or just started on the show everyone can agree that this episode was the heart and sole of ALL tribute episodes... Even with the character Finn not making an appearance in the episode itself, It still manages to perfectly capture who finn was not only as a person, but more importantly, as a friend, lover, teacher, brother, and so much more. The raw emotions portrayed by the actors are unbeatable and within the first five minutes, you feel yourself being pulled into the sad world of this glee. The episode doesn't even state his death in the first like 10 minutes yet you know exactly what happened just from the depressed and hurting eyes of the characters while singing at the funeral. I especially want to applaud miss lea michele, whom was only on screen for 5 minutes and one song, yet stole everyone's heart and pity because you can feel how deeply she knew/cared about Cory, and her character does no less. This episode should be number 1 on the list
This Episode was the best but also the saddest episode of Glee. 5 minutes after the beginning of the Episode I was crying. I've never cried this much at a T.V. show. There were so much emotions and so much tears for all of us - for us Gleeks but also for the whole Glee cast. It was so real! The Episode was like I wanted it to be - talking about how he lived and not how he died. It was the best memorial episode ever for the best man ever. He'll always be missed but never forgotten! - We will always love you, Cory!
I this episode I didn't see acting. The tears, the emotional moments, everything was real. That was a memorial not only for the character of Finn Hudson, but also for Cory. You all guys did an amazing job and you potrayed Cory and his character perfectly. I'm sure he's smiling up there.
[Newest]I bawled throughout this whole episode. Possibly the saddest episode I've ever watched, because not only was it the character who died, but also the amazing Cory Monteith. RIP Cory, we miss you so much!

2Blame It On the Alcohol (Season 2)
Possibly one of the best glee episodes to have ever been made, the new episodes are nowhere near as good as this one. It puts across a very important message to its viewers about underage drinking and alcohol, but in a fun and entertaining way. All of the songs in this episode are amazing and I could watch this episode over and over again as it is just so fantastic.
I have every episode of Glee on DVD and I watched this episode more than any other. How is Grilled Cheesus higher than this. That episode was way too sad. This episode is funny but also shows you the dangers of drinking. I loved the spin the bottle scene but they should have made Kurt kiss a girl (Santana for example).
This is an episode about something serious like alcohol use from teenagers but it's just so funny, it's like a funny aspect of it.
[Newest]I love this episode but when finn was listing the fazes people fall into he doesn't say the boys I love this episode.

3Grilled Cheesus (Season 2)
Who doesn't like grilled cheese sandwiches? With Jesus on it as well! As far as the episode is concerned, hats off to the creative team for coming up with such a unique concept! Once again this episode brings a lot of laughs with the wishes finn asks grilled cheesus but yet tears due to the tragedy between burt and kurt hummel, which only brings them together. Also for sue, badass as ever to will, she creates hell for him and the glee club once more, but on the contrary we get to see her closely bond with sister Jean. So gleeks, , is there really a "god" for the glee club? Watch and find out!
Haha I loved when finn wished for rachel's boobs. It was extremely funny. Laugh out loud. This episode is definitely. One of my favorites.
I think this episode is a damn good way to remember Finn's character. His total awkwardness and everything. It'll always be my favorite.
[Newest]This should be number 2 and "duets' should be number 1

4The Power of Madonna (Season 1)
Sue sang Vogue. Mercedes and Kurt sang 4 Minutes. Artie and Tina got back together. There was a Cheerios performance on FREAKING STILTS.
Nailed the power and the message of Madonna. All the different models of Madonna in the second number were great. Vogue seals it.
I love this episode so much... Madonna is a legend and the original glee cast is legend too

5Britney/Brittany (Season 2)
I loved this episode and would watch it over until I am sick of it! I love it;)I also love the thriller episode it is a great one my favorite season is season 5 because it has all the Greta and newish songs in it was a good season! Glee is the best show and I can't miss an episode I LOVE GLEE!
Finally, an episode with many, many, many Brittany moments! Brittany is awesome, maybe the only Glee member that makes me laugh so hard.
I love this episode. Heather is amazing. I record and look at this episode every time it comes on. Brittany all the way. Love it.
[Newest]I love this episode so much! I could watch it over and over again. Brittany is hilarious and the toxic performance was amazing lol

6Nationals (Season 3)
The end of an era in my opinion. The performances were stunning and I was so thrilled New Directions finally won Nationals! I miss that kind of Glee.
I love the ending when they have the confetti slushies! The performances were amazing, the romance was beautiful, and Sue teaming up with the New Directions?! I really wish they won nationals again. This was an emotional episode... It just makes me smile
This episode was the happiest one and it was a big moment in glee history!
[Newest]Yes this was a great episode xxx

7Born This Way (Season 2)
Glee goes back to its Season One roots in this extra long episode; it's packed with those feel-good numbers and heart-warming character moments that got Gleeks hooked in the first place. What's not to love?
Pretty/Unpretty is one of the best duets the show has ever done. The mall "Barbravention", and Rachel's adorable reaction to it, are charmingly ridiculous. Kurt's return and accompanying Chris Colfer solo are real showstopping moments. Santana's zingers are as excellent as ever. The final Born This Way performance showcases the cast's many talents and brings the whole gang together in a way we really don't see enough of in seasons 2 and 3.
Okay, so Quinn's Lucy Caboosey storyline is unconvincing and the episode's self-love message is cloying and patronising, but overall this episode definitely stands out as one of the show's best!
It makes people feel good about their flaws and embrace them! I love at the end how they all had their tops and they said the thing that they were most ashamed about with themselves.


One of the funniest but also most meaningful episodes. I loved that we got to see the insecurities that each character has and how they got to embrace their uniqueness.

8Duet (Season 2)
An amazing episode.
1) Rachel is being sweet about letting Quinn and Sam win the contest so Sam would feel welcome.
2) First Brittana kiss on screen!
3) A powerful duet by the top bitches Mercedes and Santana!
4) The start of Artie's and Brittany's hilarious relationship.
5) Brittany's character appears to have grown and be more deep that we all had imagined.
6) Kurt is singing a duet by himself (kind of a vocal masturbation according to Santana! )
And so, so many other moments. I love this Glee, the good, old times with the original cast. This episode reminds me of all those people I really miss on Glee. I can't believe we now have a GLEE without Cory (RIP), Heather, Amber, Dianna... IT MAKES ME FEEL SAD, but whatever Glee is always Glee and the guys are doing an awesome job in keeping Glee the way us fans would like.
Just love because Sam and Quinn, especially Sam.
This should be number one! 11

9Never Been Kissed (Season 2)
Blaine and Kurt are Glee's best couple, and when Blaine tries to help Kurt with Karofsky it is just so like him. Blaine is Glee's best character by far and when he sang Teenage Dream it was by far the best song sung on the show.
I love this episode so much. It's the first episode with Darren Criss in it which makes it awesome. I love it when he sings teenage dream.
Very touching episode. Kurt's new acquaintance, Blaine, is like an angel that has arrived. The scene when one of the warblers answers that their school has a policy to treat everyone equally and Kurt tears up unable to speak... Wow. The Biest scene was also quite emotional and Will's small peck on the lips was very moving. Truly a powerful character-driven program.
[Newest]One of the most touching episodes with powerful scenes and also great music.

10Journey (Season 1)
The season finale beats everything from Season 2 so far! Definetely the best episode... Why is Audition at the top? This is the very best episode!
Really good music, great acting, and the start (well, RE-START) of Finchel! Too bad they are broken up now! Love love love this episode! FAITHFULLY
This amazing season finale made me proud. I remember standing up and cheering after New Direction's Journey performance at regionals.
[Newest]Makes me cry every time I think/hear this song :(

The Contenders

11Ballad (Season 1)
It's So funny how Rachel falls in love with mr schue and just doesn't get it when he sings the song then. And when Rachel and Emma are watching him sing don't stand so close to me? Young girl
It's an awesome episode! Quinn told her parents she was pregnat, Finn sang "I'll Stand By You" and "You're having my baby", Rachel and Mr. Shue sang "Endless Love" and it was such a brilliant episode. Rachel was so funny, she actually fell for Mr. Shue! Hillarious.

12New York (Season 2)
Such a good episode!
I really really loved how it was set in NYC, and especially how Rachel gets her first real taste of stardom. Some of the best parts include:
1. The original songs! I personally loved Light Up the World and Pretending, not to mention Brittany's hilarious, "My Cup".
2. ALL THE FINCHEL MOMENTS! From the adorable date to the breathtaking kiss onstage to them officially getting back together. This episode is one of Finchel's greatest.
3. Blaine and Kurt say I love you for the first time. Enough said.
4. SAMCEDES BEGINS! What ever happened to that pairing anyway? I LOVED that pairing.
5. Cute Brittana scene at the end.
I cannot believe this episode is so low down on the list. It deserves one of the top spots.
This episode feels extremely long. One time when I was watching it on Netflix, I was like "the episodes only halfway done"? There's so much going on, it keeps it from being boring. Most episodes, there are scenes that I think shouldn't exist. If they were cut, the episode would've been better. I didn't think that about New York. Every scene was just perfection. I also like how they focus on Nationals a lot less, and mainly on being in New York. (Unlike the Nationals episode in season 3). Wonderful character development, relationship development, songs (best original songs of the series in my opinion, Pretending, Light Up the World, As Long As You're There, etc. as well as the beautiful For Good, and really interesting and addictive acappella version of Bella Notte. Also, We Still Got Tonight proved to me that Mr. Schue needs to sing more. I also found myself very entertained by My Cup and Yeah! Man the episode was full of songs. The sogs are my favorite part of the show, so that may be why I love this episode so much.
! The first time I saw the episode was a moment that was just so amazing! I just wish I could see it again like it is the first time. Amazing. I miss the old glee. They should make more original episodes like the new York one.
[Newest]I loose this because of the songs and Rachel finally made it

13The Rocky Horror Glee Show (Season 2)
This is one of my top five favorite episodes of both season one and two of Glee. The episode has great humor, a fantastic theme, and there song covers for Rocky Horror totally live up to the original but are still uniquely done.
My biggest regret about this episode is that Sue did not walk in on the song Emma sang with Will where she took his shirt off. It would have made it my favourite episode!


I love how in the end they just do the proformance anyways!
Finn ^^ rachel are wicked cute in this episod! The only thing I don't like is how you don't get to watch more of the proformance... But still best episod yet!

14Prom Queen (Season 2)
Kurt proved he REALLY was the queen of the prom. And I don't mean it the wrong way. He proved royalty!
In my opinion, Prom Queen was one of the best episodes on Glee ever. Great music, great acting and performances. The storylines were realistic and very interesting. It had also a lot of funny moments.
I LOVED how kurt handled this one! He is the best prom queen I've ever seen! It was so sweet when blane and kurt danced!

15100 (Season 5)
The old glee and the current members united together - AMAZING. Quinn and Puck reunited, Brittana is back, the two biggest divas Rachel and Mercedes are back together - what else could be better? Finn is honored again, and the songs were beautiful. Best episode ever!
The best episode from Season 5 ❤️ Up there with the quarterback and new directions of course ❤️
The only reason I ever watched this show was Chace Crawford. That was the best part of this episode. Otherwise this show sucks

16The Break-Up (Season 4)
I cry so much every time I watch this. Heartbreaking scenes between all the best Glee couples (Finn and Rachel, Santanna and Britney and Blaine and Kurt) and some of the best songs ever sung on Glee
I cried so badly when Santana and Brittany broke up.
I love this one. The drama, music, the cinematography, everything's best in this episode

17Saturday Night Glee-ver (Season 3)
Very surprised that this was not in the top ten! My favorite by far!

18The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (Season 2)
One of the funniest Glee episode

19Hell-O (Season 1)
I love it when Rachel tells Finn that she found a new guy! And Finn says that he is not going to give up... I can't stop watching this episode! Why is it number 7? It should be at the top!
Hell-o is one of the best episodes! And the part where Rachel tells Finn that she has found a new guy, and that Finn says he's never going to give up. Its a great episode!
I love every episode where Finn wants Rachel back! It's so cute. Plus the songs are amazing! This is definitely one of the best on the show!

20Audition (Season 2)
Just amazing people enter this show that made them even interesting.


First episode of season 2 and did a great job reintroducing again! The duet with Sunshine Corazon and Rachel was the best.
This is where Sam Evans and Sunshine Corazon enter McKinley High. I loved it.


[Newest]Charice! I love her ❤️

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