Glee creator Brad Falchuk responded that while he understood the concern and frustration of disability advocates, McHale had the singing and acting ability and charisma required for the role and "it's hard to say no to someone that talented". Artie comes to accept that he may never be a dancer, and tells Tina to choose another dance partner.  It was also Berk's favorite; he commented, "I still melt at Artie's serenade", and gave it four stars out of five. Emma Pillsbury Schuester is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. Artie loses his virginity to Brittany, but before they compete Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) tells him that Brittany only wanted him for his voice so she could win the competition. He occasionally returns to help the glee club during the season, and also attending Santana and Brittany's wedding.   During preparations for the Sectionals round of show choir competition, Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba) decrees that there is no money in the school budget to hire a handicap-accessible bus to transport the glee club. Working as a school board auditor, he threatens to cut the glee club out of the budget, bitter at never having attained his own show-business dreams. , In "Yes/No", Artie performs a mash-up of "Moves Like Jagger" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash". Since leaving Artie Abrams behind, ... Also, in 2020, the actor had his own Quibi series called ‘Royalties,’ which features some appearances by his former ‘Glee’ castmates. McHale joined Glee from a dance background, and found it challenging to adapt to using a wheelchair, but was able to utilize his dancing ability in the episode "Dream On", in which Artie dances in a shopping mall during a fantasy flash mob sequence. " Gerrick Kennedy of the Los Angeles Times expressed a similar sentiment, stating: "Here we have an episode bluntly addressing the complexities of disability and doing so with so much respect and dignity, and there are complaints about Artie not being wheelchair-bound in real life? Artie loses his virginity to Brittany, but before they compete Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) tells him that Brittany only wanted him for his voice so she could win the competition.  He enjoyed Artie's character development in the episode, Wheels explaining that when he was cast in the role, he did not know Artie's background and thus made up his own backstory for him. Tina publicly confronts him for this behavior, and Artie apologizes; they kiss and become a couple. , In the episode "Dream On", Artie performs "The Safety Dance" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me", which received generally positive reviews. She later presents him with research on the progress of spinal cord injury treatments, raising Artie's hopes that he may soon be able to walk again, but guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) reminds him that testing for these treatments will take many years. Beiste and Cooter eventually marry, and the coach later finds support from Sue after becoming the victim of domestic abuse, ultimately leaving and then divorcing Cooter. "Michael" is the eleventh episode of the third season of the American musical television series Glee, and the fifty-fifth overall. I think they will be a couple for a long time." She joins the school glee club to keep an eye on her boyfriend Finn Hudson and becomes a spy for cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester ; she remains part of the club after she is removed from the cheerleading team, the "Cheerios", due to her pregnancy. Quinn gives birth to a baby girl, Beth, whom she gives up for adoption. 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