The Best Episodes Directed by Brad Falchuk

The Quarterback

#1 - The Quarterback

Glee Season 5 - Episode 3

The McKinley gang celebrate the life of former quarterback and New Directions member Finn Hudson. The episode mirrors the real-life death of actor Cory Monteith (1982-2013), who played Finn.

star 8.56
1409 votes
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Journey to Regionals

#2 - Journey to Regionals

Glee Season 1 - Episode 22

Quinn is getting more anxious by the minute as she expects the baby, plus, Regionals is finally here, but will the Glee Club be able to triumph over Sue Sylvester's plots?

star 8.28
3313 votes

#3 - Goodbye

Glee Season 3 - Episode 22

The William McKinley High School class of 2012 graduates, and the glee club bids farewell to its graduating seniors.

star 8.16
1672 votes
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#4 - Sectionals

Glee Season 1 - Episode 13

Sectionals is finally here for the Glee Club, but when Quinn’s secret unravels, the club may not be able to recover in time to compete. Meanwhile, Sue’s scheming hits an all-time high, and with Emma and Ken’s marriage looming, Will makes a decision that could change his life forever.

star 8.15
3187 votes
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New Directions

#5 - New Directions

Glee Season 5 - Episode 13

As the fate of the glee club becomes a reality, April and Holly plot a plan to save New Directions. Meanwhile, Rachel and Santana attempt to make amends after their blowout fight.

star 8.05
899 votes
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#6 - Vienna

The Politician Season 1 - Episode 8

Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.

star 8.05
208 votes
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Dr. Joshua Lee

#7 - Dr. Joshua Lee

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Episode 7

Sean tries to regain his youth through his relationship with Eden. A violent and traumatic event causes Julia to question her relationship with Olivia. In an effort to better her life, Kimber makes a decision that devastates Matt.

star 7.96
468 votes
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The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

#8 - The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

Glee Season 2 - Episode 11

A local football championship game takes place and the "Thriller" mash-up is performed during the halftime show. The Cheerios, McKinley High's cheerleading team, compete at Regionals.

star 7.87
3441 votes
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The Final Girl(s)

#9 - The Final Girl(s)

Scream Queens (2015) Season 1 - Episode 13

Shocking confessions are made as the Red Devil is finally unmasked and the killer revealed.

star 7.87
848 votes
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The New Rachel

#10 - The New Rachel

Glee Season 4 - Episode 1

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).

star 7.78
1726 votes
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#11 - Preggers

Glee Season 1 - Episode 4

Kurt joins the football team just to impress his father. Finn and Quinn's relationship gets a shocking development.

star 7.77
3428 votes
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#12 - Ballad

Glee Season 1 - Episode 10

Mr. Schuester has the Glee Club split up into pairs to sing their favorite ballad, but when one kid gets sick, he’s forced to step in and winds up in a sticky situation. Meanwhile, Finn has dinner with Quinn’s parents.

star 7.76
2816 votes
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Swan Song

#13 - Swan Song

Glee Season 4 - Episode 9

Finn thinks about his future with the glee club after sectionals are over. Elsewhere, Rachel gets ready for NYADA's winter showcase; and Kurt gets a second chance at an audition.

star 7.73
1423 votes
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New York

#14 - New York

Glee Season 2 - Episode 22

New Directions heads to Nationals to compete in the ultimate singing showdown.

star 7.70
2659 votes
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#15 - Heart

Glee Season 3 - Episode 13

In honor of Valentine's Day, Will challenges the New Directions to find and perform the world's greatest love songs. Meanwhile, Rachel's two dads Hiram and LeRoy Berry pay a visit to McKinley High.

star 7.67
1948 votes
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#16 - Hell-O

Glee Season 1 - Episode 14

Fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals, New Directions is on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals. But when Rachel and Finn’s budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor, Jesse St. James , it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Schuester pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran, coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse’s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club.

star 7.66
3150 votes
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The Role You Were Born to Play

#17 - The Role You Were Born to Play

Glee Season 4 - Episode 5

The McKinley High production of "Grease" is being cast, and Artie recruits McKinley graduates Mercedes and Mike to help out with auditions. Competitors for the lead role of Danny include Jake and football player Ryder Lynn, while Marley and cheerleader Kitty are rivals for Sandy, the female lead. Will also has a big decision to make.

star 7.64
1450 votes
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Pumpkin Patch

#18 - Pumpkin Patch

Scream Queens (2015) Season 1 - Episode 5

With Halloween just days away, Dean Munsch makes an announcement affecting the campus and, specifically, Chanel's plan to throw a pumpkin patch party in support of her Kappa Kappa Tau presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Grace and Pete lead a search party for a missing friend, which steers them closer to the Red Devil than ever before, and Chanel #3 and #5 learn what life would be like without Chanel.

star 7.60
1034 votes
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I Do

#19 - I Do

Glee Season 4 - Episode 14

Will and Emma get ready for their Valentine's Day wedding with the help of past and present New Directions members.

star 7.58
1339 votes
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Scream Again

#20 - Scream Again

Scream Queens (2015) Season 2 - Episode 1

Years after the murderous events at Kappa House, Dean Munsch purchases an abandoned hospital under the guise of fixing the healthcare system in America. After recruiting surgeons, Dr. Brock Holt and Dr. Cassidy Cascade, as well as medical student Zayday Williams, the Dean shocks everyone when she enlists the services of the disgraced Chanels to join the ranks at the teaching hospital. Meanwhile, secrets from the hospital’s past begin to reveal themselves and a new killer surfaces.

star 7.56
1125 votes
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Hell Week

#21 - Hell Week

Scream Queens (2015) Season 1 - Episode 2

When anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

star 7.54
1401 votes
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Movin' Out

#22 - Movin' Out

Glee Season 5 - Episode 6

While New Directions takes on the music of Billy Joel, Kurt and Blaine reunite in New York. Meanwhile, Sam makes plans about his future.

star 7.50
973 votes
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New York State of Mind

#23 - New York State of Mind

The Politician Season 2 - Episode 1

Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.

star 7.49
152 votes

#24 - Audition

Glee Season 2 - Episode 1

After a tough loss at Regionals, the glee club is back as the underdogs of McKinley High. When the school is faced with even more budget cuts, Mr. Schuester pushes the kids to help recruit new members for the club. Rachel and Finn disagree on new recruits, and aren’t sure they will be able to come together in perfect harmony.

star 7.45
3497 votes
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The Harrington Commode

#25 - The Harrington Commode

The Politician Season 1 - Episode 2

Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.

star 7.44
249 votes
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Ronnie Chase

#26 - Ronnie Chase

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Episode 15

After surviving the attack by Colleen, Sean's physical and emotional well-being are still feeling the effects. Meanwhile, Christian receives some disturbing news after lending Liz some moral support with her breast cancer scare.

star 7.41
636 votes
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Lulu Grandiron

#27 - Lulu Grandiron

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Episode 12

Eden looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram. A group of wealthy socialites hire Christian for all of their cosmetic surgery needs. Sean discovers another side of Colleen.

star 7.41
485 votes
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I Am Unicorn

#28 - I Am Unicorn

Glee Season 3 - Episode 2

Shelby Corcoran returns to the halls of McKinley High. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester initiates a boot camp for some of the members of New Directions.

star 7.31
2267 votes