A high-school Spanish teacher becomes the director of the school's Glee club, hoping to restore it to its former glory.
|11/8/2012||The Role You Were Born to Play|
Hopes and schemes play out as the Glee Club holds auditions for the school’s musical.
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.
In the wake of Kurt's departure, Blaine tries to distract from his loneliness by entering the race for Senior Class President. The move puts him in direct conflict with Brittany who looks to repeat for a second term. After struggling to come up with fresh ideas for New Directions, Will begins to fear that he's losing his enthusiasm for show choir. When an opportunity to reignite his passion and make a lasting positive impact on his students presents itself, the procrastinating Will gets prodding from two vastly different sources. After landing an internship with fashion icon Isabelle Klempt, Kurt comes up with an out-of-the-box idea to revitalize the fashionista's sagging brand. While his initiative earns him a new mentor and earns Rachel a much needed makeover, his success also has a troublesome impact back in Lima.
Brittany is depressed, and turns to her namesake Britney Spears for inspiration. Rachel continues to struggle in adjusting to life at NYADA and in New York, but gets help from new friend and classmate Brody.
|9/13/2012||The New Rachel|
Rachel begins school at NYADA, where she meets junior Brody Weston (Dean Geyer) and starts classes with a tough dance instructor, Cassandra July (Kate Hudson). At McKinley High, the rebuilding of New Directions begins and Wade "Unique" Adams (Alex Newell) transfers to join the group. Kurt aids director Will Schuester in finding potential recruits, who include Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist) and Puck's half brother Jake (Jacob Artist).