It is time for the sectionals and New Directions are facing off against the Trouble Tones and one other group. New Directions are short on numbers and in desperate need of new members. Rachel and Finn try to get Sam to come back, and Tina defends Mike’s dreams.
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The Sectionals are upon us and Rachel is still banned from the competition and suspended from school. Quinn has hatched a plan to ensure they beat the Troubletones by getting Shelby fired for sleeping with Puck, a move undoubtedly spurned by jealousy and her desire to get Beth back.
Finn is keen to win the Sectionals and so decide that they need to bring Sam Evans back into the Glee Club to give them that little bit extra. We see Blaine and Kurt sharing a coffee and Blaine confessing he thinkgs Finn doesn’t approve of anything he says. Whilst they are out they meet Sebastian and Kurt makes it very clear he doesn’t want him anywhere near Blaine. Sebastian tells Kurt that he’s expecting not only to win the Nationals but Blaine’s heart before the end of the year.
Rachel and Finn travel out to Kentucky where they find Sam working as a dancer in a male strip club. He isn’t proud of the job but he needs to money to help his parents support their family. His parents don’t know he is working in the club. Sam asks his father’s permission and then returns to Lima with Rachel and Finn.
As soon as he returns, Quinn is keen to rekindle her relationship with Sam saying that she didn’t appreciate him when he was there. Quinn however, has an ulterior motive, she wants Sam in her live because it puts her in a stronger position for getting Beth back.
Sam though turns her down because he doesn’t want to be involved in her rich girl problems. Mike tells Tina that he’s applied to medical school because that’s what is family want him to do. Tina tells him to follow his dreams and stop trying to make everyone happy. She continues by telling him that if he’s not committed to following them then he should just become a doctor. He tells her that maybe his father was right and the two of them should not be together.
Whilst Sam was working in the strip club, he learnt a lot about dance moves, which he wants to bring back to New Directions to enhance their routines. Sam thinks that Blaine’s dancing is just a bit too “boy band” for many people, but Blaine thinks that the stripper moves are cheap and demeaning. Sam though thinks they have to do what it takes to win.
Blaine eventually gets the courage up to confront Finn about their clashing of personalities and Finn confesses he was jealous and felt threatened but he apologizes to Blaine and they make up. Sam meets up with Mercedes and tells her that no matter how big her new boyfriend is, he’s going to fight to win her back, even if she doesn’t want to rekindle their romance.
Tina goes to Dr. Chang’s office to show him a tape of Mike’s performance at the musical. She wants his dad to forget about the honor thing and the family business and help his son live his dreams. Dr Chang only wants to protect his son from the rejection he is inevitably going to face following his dream. Later though, Mike tells Tina things are now worse with his dad than before.
The Trouble Tones have an offer for New Directions at the Sectionals. If the Trouble Tones should win, then they will (very graciously) accept any members from New Directions who wants to join them. Unsurprisingly, this kind offer is declined.
Quinn makes the time to confront Shelby and blasts her for returning to Lima. She informs Shelby that she is going to ruin her by exposing her relationship with Puck. Shelby almost pityingly tells Quinn to value her youth whilst it lasts because it is fleeting and will be gone before she knows it. She says that he had hoped Puck would make her feel younger again.
The first performance at the Sectionals is The Unitards who perform “Burenos Aires” from Evita. It’s an okay performance, but nobody would say it was brilliant.
During the perfomances, there’s a few shock appearances in the audience. Kurt is shocked to see Sebastian, but nowhere near as shocked as Mike who sees his father sat in the audience.
The Trouble Tones perform a good mash up on “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor with Mercedes and Santana taking the lead.
New Directions perform a Jackson family tribute starting with “ABC” by Jackson 5 led by Tina and Mike. They move on to “Control” by Janet Jackson” sung by Blaine and Artie – the singing isn’t that good, but the dancing is superb. Finally they move on to “The Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson.
New Directions deliver a stunning performance which brings the entire audience to their feet, including Mr. Chang who goes backstage to find his suon. He tells Mike that he will support his dreams to be a dancer and will help him get in to the best possible dance school.
It’s not too much of a surprise when New Directions win the Sections with the Trouble Tones in second place. Rachel’s suspension is now over and Quinn thanks Racehl for stopping her from doing something she would have regretted – exposing Shelby and Puck.
Quinn also approaches the girls from the Trouble Tones and asks them to return to New Directions because they are going to need some strong female voices if they are going to win the Nationals.