This week is very important for everyone at McKinley High, with lots of drama and excitement! They are hosting a local football championship and have an exciting half time show planned, with a twist or two plus Sue’s Cheerios are attending a competition on the same day!!
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The Cheerios perform an outstanding routine to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” involving BMX bikers, blue smurf wigs, some fire twirling and raunchy moves (you’ve got to watch it to believe it), Sue Sylvester can’t say a good thing about them – she’s bored. As always, the cheerleading squad start to blame each other and the end result is Quinn concluding that Sue needs to be inspired again.
For the first time in many years, the Titans are off to the state championship thanks to the hard work of Coach Bieste in leading them. Finn congratulates his team on the field and calls the next play, but David, a closeted homosexual who bullies Kurt) jokes that Finn is gay for being in the Glee Club. Finn responds by questioning why David never seems to have a girlfriend and he responds by telling Finn he will not block for him on the field. Because of this Finn blows the play and Coach Bieste is furious with the team after the game has finished.
Sue is alone in her office, writing about her lack of inspiration in her journal. Sue is after new thrills and we find out she’s recently had a big tattoo of herself and her name on her back, but the tattoo artist spelt her last name wrong, Syvlester. Her gaze is drawn to the television and a spark glimmers in her eye when she sees a cannonball in an old Felix the Cat cartoon.
The next day, Sue is out on the field testing a human cannonball launcher to use in the big half time show. She gets very excited when she seems the occupant fly through the field goal and land safely in the net.
Coach Bieste is very distraught over the failure of her team and turns to Mr Schuester to come up with a plan to bring back some team spirit. Will decides that the solution is to make the football team join the Glee club for a week. The Coach announces these just as the Glee Club members of the team are about to take on the rest of the team over the slushing of Arty. Puck and Rachel sing TK, which seems to impress the players, but a fight almost breaks out when one of them provokes Puck with the comment “The girl with the Mohawk has a really nice voice”.
Puck apologies to Finn for wronging him and wants to reform their bro-llianec and bring the team back together to win the state competition.
Sue shows the Cheerios her “Sue-Clear weapon” (her human cannonball launcher) and terrifies the girls. Sue chooses Brittney as the human missile and Brittney is scared witless, and doesn’t want to die “at least not until One Tree Hill gets cancelled”. Quinn decides to get Will Schuester to fix this and help Sue regain her senses.
In the principal’s office, Figgins is telling Sue she cannot perform such a dangerous stunt. Sue storms off to trash her office to Carmen Burana by Carl Orff. Once she’s finished with her office, she moves on to trashing the football locker room. She aims her vengeance, wrongly, at the football team, and moves the regional cheerleading competition to the same day as the state championship.
Quite obviously a lot of people turn up to a football match to watch the cheerleaders, and so Sue’s new arrangement will ruin the game for the Titans. Bieste is convinced that they are going to be completely screwed because of this but Will saves the day again. Will’s plan is for the Glee Club (including the football team) to perform an outstanding half time event in the form of Michael Jackon’s “Thriller”.
The rehearsals go well and it turns out that super critic and bully David actually has some talent. He works with Finn to create a good warm up routine so the half time show will be outstanding. Will’s plan appears to be working until Finn and Quinn argue over whether the Cheerios will stick with the Glee Club or go to their cheerleading competition.
The boys then sing “She’s Not There” by The Zombies (whilst in full zombie makeup) to reflext Finn’s disappointment in Quinn, which Will loves. In the school halls, another team slushes them for being “sissy kids” in a Glee Club. David wants to quit Glee but is told by Coach Bieste that if he quits Glee he’s off the football team. Finn is still convinced they can will it all by sticking together and nailing the half time routing. In spite of this, David walks out, quitting football and Glee.
The Warblers are rehearsing “Pay My Bills” by Destiny’s Child at Dalton and their harmonies are excellent. There’s little doubt they are ready for the regionals. After the rehearsal, the Warblers meet up with Rachel and Mercedes for coffee and catch up with each other. We also find out that none of the football players want to stay in the Glee Club and their coach is left with a dilemma – let them play or forfeit the game. However, the girls from the Glee club volunteer to join the team so there are enough players, though their plan is to just lay on the field to avoid getting hurt!
Brittany lets Sue talk her in to getting in to the cannon, in spite of her fear of it.
So on the game day we see the girls getting on the field with the guys and it doesn’t go very well except when Tina makes a run with the ball and ends up getting brutally sacked. Finn decides that their only hope is an amazing half time show. Sam ends up playing quarterback for the second half whilst Finn convinces the Cheerios to stay with the Glee club before leaving for their regional competition. The girls end up telling Sue that they quit from the cheerleaders in order to do so. Puck meets up with his team mates in the locker room and convinces them all, except David, to perform at half time so they can win the game.
The crowd loves the half time perfomance which is a mash up of “Thriller” and “Heads Will Roll” and even David joins them in the performance. After the half time performance the team is on top of the world and Coach Beiste lets them all play the second half. As expected, the Titans work well together and win the game!
With the win and the stunning performance, everyone is happy … except of course Sue, who is interviewed by Katie Couric for Loser Of The Year after blowing her chance to win another regional competition for the seventh year in a row! Couric also reveals that the Cheerio’s have lost their budget and the Glee Club gets the money instead.
Finn wants David to join the Glee club permanently, but David isn’t interested in doing so. Quinn thanks Finn for convincing her to do the right thing and kisses him.