Emma Pillsbury

Emma Pillsbury

Played by Jayma Mays

Get into the Gleek! Zone and learn about one of the beloved characters of "Glee," Miss Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) known for being the school's Guidance Counselor and ex-girlfriend of Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), the glee club director at McKinley High School. Emma dated the school's football coach Ken Tanaka (Patrick Gallagher) and they later became engaged. While going through a few rough patches in their relationship, she started a friendship with the Will.

Will Schuester, also known as Mr.Shue, is married to Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig). When Emma and Ken's wedding day arrives, Ken breaks up with Emma realizing that she has feelings for Will. The last straw was when she asked to change the date of the wedding because of a glee club performance. Will left his wife and he and Emma shared a kiss. They began a relationship, until Emma realized that he was repeating things in their relationship that happened in his marriage with Terri because he couldn't seem to handle being on his own.

Emma traditional beliefs lead her to tell Will that she is still a virgin. On impulse, she decides to sleep with Will but ends up backing out of her decision. At school she speaks to Will about what happened and apologizes for her behavior but also tells him that they are not going to date until his divorce with Terry is final. While that happens, Will wants her to work on her issues with germs since she is Mysophobic. This is a type of phobia where people are afraid of coming into contact with germs and dirt.

Will and Emma start dating again when they are both ready. Soon after, Emma discovers that Will cheated on her. She calls him out on his actions and lets him know that they should have nothing to do with each other. After much fuss, fighting and feeling sad because Emma saw him as a cheater, he finally admitted that he loved her and told her that they are not over and gave her a kiss. But Emma being tired of all the drama told him that she is sorry but she has started dating her dentist Dr.Carl Howell (John Stamos). This relationship leads into a spontaneous wedding in Las Vegas, which leaves many characters speechless when she returns married to Carl.

Emma has a bright genuine personality, even though she tends to obsess over neatness. Fans still love her and 71% of them think that she has the most beautiful hair out of all girls on "Glee" as stated on the poll at Fan Pop.

Memorable Quotes:

"I have trouble with things like that. The-um, the messy things."

"It always freaks me out to eat candy that someone else has touched."

"Kurt, I'm a girl who knows her solvents, and your breath smells like rubbing alcohol."

"We've got a problem. They're doing all of our numbers. The kids are completely freaking out. Artie keeps ramming himself in to the wall and I think Jacob Ben Israel just wet himself."

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