|For Your Entertainment|
|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||October 12, 2011|
Just three years after New Directions' own Rachel, Kurt, Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, Puck, Mike, and Santana graduated Glee Club, Will is contemplating quitting Glee Club. The year before, New Directions had a revolving line-up and fell apart, not making it past Sectionals. Now, thanks to a young star in the making named Jaxon Pierce, and with the help of some old friends, he will try his best to rebuild New Directions. Can Will return them to their former National Champions glory as he strives for a bigger prize: the newly instated International Show Choir Championship?
Will Schuester and Jaxon Pierce are the main focuses of the episode, which also sees the return of recurring characters Kurt Hummel, Brittany Pierce, and Blaine Anderson. Rachel Berry is a special guest star and begins a three episode guest arc.
This episode also marked the debut of wiki member created characters Jaxon Pierce, cousin of Brittany Pierce (created by JamesonOTP); Zoey "Honey" Berry, adopted younger sister of Rachel Berry (created by too cool for you); Lucas Aguirre (created by co0kiith0); Miles Larson (created by SouthernSwag); Nicole Martin (created by Zinnia3); Isabella "Bella" James (created by too coo for you); James Holland (created by Klainer619); Kevin Rhodes, nephew of April Rhodes (created by Fallin'); John Weiner (created by ArpickgLeeker); and Rose Mitchell (created by Rossidaniella).
Will is in a rut after noticing that all of the original members of New Directions have graduated and none of the others have opted to come back. Emma and Beiste convince him at lunch to start an aggressive campaign to get kids to join, offering solo spots at Sectionals, Regionals, and Nationals as a prize to the first six to join. Will takes their advice, which leads to Jaxon Pierce deciding to try out upon seeing a flyer.
Sue tries to talk Jaxon out of joining New Directions, as she has become accustomed to the idea of a McKinley High free of Glee Club. She offers Jaxon as spot as a Cheerio and Jaxon offers to think it over.
At his tryout for Glee Club, Jaxon is nervous and calls his cousin Brittany Pierce for advice. She tells him to be himself and do his best and Mr. Schuester will be impressed. Thanks to Brittany's suggestion to perform For Your Entertainment, Jaxon impresses Will and is accepted into New Directions.
Also at the auditon is Zoey Berry, otherwise known by her nickname, Honey. She is the younger adopted sister of Rachel, who joins her on her audition. Honey sings a light and sweet rendition of Colbie Caillat's Bubbly. Honey also gets into New Directions.
Later that night, Will and Emma are surprised by Rachel, Blaine, and Kurt, who stop by to see Will. It's revealed that Rachel's vocal problems from "Laryngitis" still bother her from time to time and she has taken a little time off from NYADA to rest her vocal chords or risk doing permanent damage. Kurt joined the cast of an up and coming Broadway show, but was forced to quit NYADA. The show tanked and Kurt was forced to find something else to do with his life. He moved back to Lima to be closer to Blaine, who is attending a local college, and Kurt has started a local off-Broadway production of Wicked.
Will reveals that he and Emma are to be married in November and he wants Kurt to plan the wedding and come be his show choir consultant. Kurt agrees, saying it may be on a reduced schedule due to working on Wicked, but he'd be honored.
The second day of auditions brings in several new students: the preppy Miles Larson, with Light On by David Cook; the shy and smart Nicole Martin with Another Hundred People by the cast of Company; friendly Kevin Rhodes with Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez; and dramatic Bella James bringing the house down with a showstopping performance of Impossible by Shontelle.
Meanwhile, Jaxon, Miles, and Kevin try out for the football team, where they meet John Wiener. Jaxon is trying to keep his position as halfback for a second year, while Miles and Kevin are going head-to-head for quarterback. While trying out, Jaxon catches a glimpse of James Holland, and is immediately smitten with him.
The Glee Club performs The Nicest Kids in Town at an assembly in an effort to recruit more members due to Jaxon's suggestion that the song would be perfect. Jaxon gets the lead of the song, sort of playing the Conry Collins role. All the boys wear shiny colorful suits and the girls wear matching poodle skirts and white button ups. The performance appears to be a hit.
Lucas Aguirre and Rose Mitchell watch the performance and are inspired to join, but Rose tells Lucas she doesn't think it would be a good idea because her ex-boyfriend, Kevin, is a member. Lucas convinces her to follow her dreams regardless of Kevin as the episode comes to an end.
|Song Title||Original Artist||Performer(s)|
|For Your Entertainment||Adam Lambert||Jaxon Pierce|
|Bubbly||Colbie Caillat||Honey Berry|
|Light On||David Cook||Miles Larson|
|Another Hundred People||Cast of Company||Nicole Martin|
|Love You Like a Love Song ♫||Selena Gomez||Kevin Rhodes|
|The Nicest Kids in Town||Cast of Hairspray||New Directions|
- ♫ represents that the song is unreleased.
The Definitive Edition was released on December 13, 2011. It doesn't differ too much from the original, but has been re-released with a new special cover image and restored some deleted and expanded scenes.
You can read the Definitive Edition of the episode here: The Definitive Editions: For Your Entertainment
- Jaxon Pierce created by JamesonOTP
- Zoey "Honey" Berry created by too cool for you
- Lucas Aguirre created by Co0kiitho0
- Miles Larson created by SouthernSwag
- Isabella "Bella" James created by too cool for you
- Nicole Martin created by Zinnia3
- James Holland created by Klainer619
- Kevin Rhodes created by Fallin'
- John Weiner created by ArpickgLeeker
- Rose Mitchell created by Rossidaniella
- Mr. Schuester
- Emma Pillsbury
- Coach Shannon Beiste
- Sue Sylvester
- Brittany Pierce
- Rachel Berry
- Kurt Hummel
- Blaine Anderson
- Declan Porterhouse