The Glee Premiere
Mr. Tanaka is in the locker room telling the jocks to pay attention to Will for a minute, or else there will be laps. He's greeted with vacant stares. After Will makes his plea, he looks at the sign up sheet for New Directions. Some of the folks joining the group will be Butt Munch, Gaylord Weiner and Penis. If they could sing, they'd probably be a good addition. Then Will overhears Finn singing "I Can't Fight This Feeling" in the shower. Will realizes that the only way to get Finn to agree to join glee, is via blackmail. He shows him the bag of "Chronic Lady" marijuana and asks about his drug problem. Finn says it isn't his. Will says that he could get kicked out of school... even go to prison. Will gives him a speech about how he expects more from him. Now Finn's voiceover starts. Apparently he pushes himself to be better each day. We see little Finn playing drums, getting yelled at by his single mom. His dad died in Iraq, but his favorite male role model was a guy named Darren who worked for Emerald Dreams, a company that spray paints dead lawns bright green, and dated his mom, apparently. Darren also liked to sing while he worked, especially Journey's "Loving, Touching, Squeezing." But after he took off with another girl, Finn decided to make his mom proud, no matter what. Will offers Finn a choice. Six weeks detention, or he does time in glee club. Next thing you know, he's on stage singing "You're The One That I Want" from Grease on stage with the other five members of New Directions.
Rachel's interest is piqued when she hears Finn sing. She basically accosts him, and they start dancing and dueting. Mercedes busts through the pair to remind Will that she's Beyoncé, not Kelly Rowland, and will not settle for being a background singer. [Or hosting The Fashion Show. - Zach] She begrudgingly agrees that they do sound better with Finn, and they go again. At night, Will sits in Terri's craft room doing a puzzle with her. He's so super-psyched about how hard the kids have been working that he wants to take them on a field trip to see their competition. Terri refuses to come chaperone with him; she'll be working, because of her Pottery Barn habit. She aspires to have nice things and wants more money. He is passionate about teaching, not the more profitable accounting field. He doesn't understand why she needs three mahogany toilet brush holders. She says he's just trying to recapture his high school glory days and that he needs to move on and have a grown-up life, one that includes lots of bathroom accessories. The next morning, Will posts a chaperone request list in the teacher's lounge. Emma hops up, and after wiping the pencil off because of her OCD issues with messiness, puts her name at the top of the list.