It’s New Directions vs The Warblers as Glee celebrates the music of Michael Jackson in this tribute episode that sees the two groups face off en route to Regionals.
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Being a Michael Jackson tribute episode, Blaine starts off by leading the group in the hallway with “You Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”.
Finn is keen to get an answer from Rachel about his proposal but though she loves him, she needs some time to think about it – she’s only young after all! The Glee Club rumble with the Warblers and perform “Bad” where Sebastian slushies Blaine at the end. Blaine, unfortunately for him, ends up in ER with a badly scratched cornea which infuriates Arnie who wants revenge. He heads off into a dream sequence to the theme of “Stop Pressurin’ Me”.
In the girl’s bathrooms, Quinn is cornered by Rachel about answering Quinn’s proposal. Quinn tells Rachel she’s been accepted to go Yale University and isn’t going to be hanging around with any of the guys she used to date. She tells Rachel that if she wants her big dreams to come true she has to leave Finn behind when they graduate. Then Quinn sings “Never Can Say Goodbye” to Finn, Sam and Puck.
Santana and Kurt take to the moral high ground and refuse to get involved in Artie’s revenge plan because they both want to get into a college and don’t want it on their permanent record. However, they do vow to beat them, however they can, at the Nationals.
Mercedes receives a text message from Sam who wants to meet her in the auditorium where her name is up on a marquee in lights. He wants her to sing a duet with him but whilst she appreciates his sentiments, she still turns him down. However, they end up singing “Human Nature” together and sharing a kiss.
Kurt’s dad appears at the school with a letter from NIYATA which they open in the rehearsal to find that Kurt is a finalist. His father is very proud of him and gives him a hug, telling him that he is unstoppable. Kurt rushes off to find Rachel to tell her and she starts to cry because she didn’t get a bid from that performing arts college. Kurt tries to comfort her as she wails about her lack of plans for her future.
Blaine, who is sporting an eye patch, gets a visit in the hospital from Blaine. Finn and Rachel also turn up with a stack of DVD’s that all feature someone wearing an eye patch. They make a toast to Kurt and then sing “Ben”.
At the Warbler practice Santana confronts Sebastian demanding he admits he put something in the slushy. Sebastian refuses to say anything except it was meant for Kurt instead of Blaine. Santana insists he is lying to her so Sebastian challenges her to a dual. Accompanied by just two cellists they duet together on Smooth Criminal. She insists she was get better singer after the performance and Sebastian admits to putting rock salt in the slushie.
Santana immediately seeks out Kurt and the other members of the Glee Club to show them the admission, which she recorded on video. Kurt doesn’t want to punish them though, he wants to do much worse … he wants to beat them. He orders the Glee club to gather in the auditorium for a council of war.
Rachel apologises to Finn on the way for her lack of an answer to his proposal. Finn tells her to just listen and sings “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” to her. At the end of the song Rachel joins in and tells Finn that he is the love of her life and she would love to marry him. He gives her the ring he had in his pocket and they share a hug.
In the auditorium Kurt has gathered the Warblers too and New Directions perform “Black Or White” for them. Before the song finishes, the Warblers join in with New Directions, everyone except Sebastian that is. Santana reveals they have caught him on video and gives him the tape, telling him they’d rather he was at the finals so they can see his face after they defeat him and his team.
At the end of the episode Rachel meets up with Kurt to tell him that she too has got a letter from NIYATA and is a finalist too. Kurt is overjoyed for her and asks if she has told Finn. As the episode ends, we see Rachel with a look of regret on her face.