10 Worst Episodes of Glee

In this musical comedy, optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Glee - S5E10

#10 - Trio (Season 5 - Episode 10)

As graduation approaches, Tina, Blaine and Sam band together to hold a senior "lock-in" at school, hoping to savor their last chance at hanging out together. But their plans are thwarted when Becky joins unexpectedly. Meanwhile, in New York, Elliot is stuck in the middle between Rachel and Santana's feud.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 484 votes.

Glee - S6E6

#9 - What the World Needs Now (Season 6 - Episode 6)


Brittany and Santana plan their wedding. The Gleeks weekly assignment is the music of Burt Bacharach, and reigning diva Mercedes is recruited to act as a mentor for the new singers. Brittany learns a shocking family secret.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 353 votes.

Glee - S5E5

#8 - The End of Twerk (Season 5 - Episode 5)

The glee club learns the dance of the hour: twerking. Meanwhile, Marley discovers Jake's relationship with Bree, and Rachel tries to convince Kurt they both should get tattoos.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 537 votes.

Glee - S6E9

#7 - Child Star (Season 6 - Episode 9)


The members of New Directions must come together to prepare for their first public performance at a high-strung tween's bar mitzvah.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 358 votes.

Glee - S4E11

#6 - Sadie Hawkins (Season 4 - Episode 11)

McKinley’s Sadie Hawkins dance offers several gleeks a rare chance to feel empowered. Sam and Blaine investigate a possible cheating scandal at sectionals. Kurt makes a new friend at NYADA.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 425 votes.

Glee - S5E16

#5 - Tested (Season 5 - Episode 16)


Blaine suffers a crisis of confidence after gaining the dreaded “Freshman Fifteen.” Artie discovers that his newfound success with the ladies comes at a price. Mercedes tells Sam she’s still a virgin.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 443 votes.

Glee - S6E10

#4 - The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester (Season 6 - Episode 10)

Dalton Academy burns to the ground, and the Warblers must combine with the New Directions to form a super group. Meanwhile, Rachel begs Carmen Tibideaux to let her return to NYADA.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 387 votes.

Glee - S6E4

#3 - The Hurt Locker (1) (Season 6 - Episode 4)


Rachel hopes to form a deal in which Will's glee club purposefully underperforms at their invitational; Sue wants Sam to distract Rachel.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 350 votes.

Glee - S5E7

#2 - Puppet Master (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Blaine believes he has the best plan to win Nationals, but he doesn't take the glee club's criticism too well when the students accuse him of being too controlling. Over in New York, Kurt also runs into control issues when the band disagrees over the venue of their first official gig that Kurt booked. Meanwhile, Sue reveals the story behind her iconic tracksuit and gets in touch with her feminine side.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 519 votes.

Glee - S5E8

#1 - Previously Unaired Christmas (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Sue Sylvester introduces the episode as a Christmas special that FOX did not allow to air from last year. The members of New Directions audition for roles in McKinley's living Nativity Scene. Meanwhile in New York, Rachel, Kurt and Santana work as Santa's elves at a mall.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 510 votes.

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