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'Glee'-cap: The Iron Clad Couple Is Broken, Someone Gets Hitched…Oh, And Sectionals Happens!

Tue, November 30, 2010 9:55pm EDT by 12 Comments

In one of the most drama-packed episodes of the season, we not only find out which team is going to on to regionals, but relationships blow up in our faces!

Whoa, did that just happen? Tonight’s Glee blew our minds. Not only was there heightened drama with sectionals, but every relationship (except Quinn and Sam’s) was pushed to the brink. Every. Single. One.

The moment we’ve all been dreading finally came and in a surprisingly uncontrived way. Rachel (Lea Michele) finds out during glee practice Finn (Cory Monteith) and Santana (Naya Rivera) hooked up last year when they were split and (of course) breaks down. Luckily, Puck (Mark Salling) is feeling friendly after spending six hours in a porta potty (see below) and is quick to rush to Rachel’s side and take her mind off her ding bat of a boyfriend. Not surprisingly, Finn finds out and dumps Rachel’s sorry ass. “You said you’d never break up with me,” she cries. “I never thought you’d make me feel this way,” he says. Sob! Whatever, she got what she deserved.

Emma (Jayma Mays) throws a curveball as the team is getting ready to board the bus for sectionals. She tells Will (Matthew Morrison) she can’t go with him because she’s in love Dr. Carl Howell (the handsome and talented John Stamos). He handles it like a champ and says he’ll miss his “good luck charm.” After sectionals, Emma confesses to Will she eloped with Carl in Vegas over the weekend. Talk about a machete to our hearts! There’s a glimmer of hope, however, during the closing montage — did anyone else notice her sad look into the distance while she was in Carl’s arms? Someone’s not happy…

The third love triangle involves our favorite comedic characters. Britney (Heather Morris) cheated on Artie (Kevin McHale) with Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) and shocking as it may be, she shows some real emotion when she apologizes to him. Who knew Britney has feelings and can communicate like a human being?


Emma puts Mr. Schuester in his place in the beginning of the episode, making him rethink his entire sectional lineup. “You’re a constellation of stars. I would hate to think you’re ignoring some of them because they don’t burn as bright,” she says. Rachel throws a fit because Britney and Mike “I’m the Hottest Thing Ever” Chang get to shine front and center at sectionals. We’re sick of your complaining, Rachel. Get a life.

Kurt (Chris Colfer) makes his foray into his new all boys school and gets shut down by the almighty council when he suggests a set list for sectionals. Luckily, they ask him to audition for a solo at sectionals and in a plot twist, he asks Rachel for help. She jumps on the chance to show off her abilities, since she’s been banned from singing in her own club. She instructs him to sing Evita‘s most famous ballad, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” and they both sound fabulous. Sadly, despite his insane falsetto, Kurt gets cut from the competition because he doesn’t blend into The Warblers. Laaame. We’d rather he just shoot to the top instead of paying his dues. It’s hard watching Kurt be the underdog!

Will begs Puck to find a twelfth member for the glee club, in order to make it eligible for sectionals. Reluctantly agreeing to act as the club’s “am-bad ass-ador,” Puck rallies the football guys to try out for glee club and promptly gets beaten up and thrown in a porta potty. Thankfully, he’s saved by a fellow outcast who agrees to be the twelfth member of the gleeks, despite having a list of demands longer than Lady Gaga‘s.

Most touching/weirdest moment: An a capella group of senior citizens ironically called The Hipsters performs at sectionals and are literally chill-inducing. Is that a real group? Can we book them for our holiday party?

The Warblers sing “Soul Sister” and earn a standing ovation from the crowd in the auditorium (and all of us at home). Actor Darren Criss‘ voice is smooth as butter to the ears.

Even though New Directions is falling apart in the green room just minutes before they perform, everyone kisses and makes up in time to blow away the crowd with their renditions of “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” and “Valerie.” Santana rocks her solo and of course Britney and Mike’s dance duet is straight out of So You Think You Can Dance.

Then, in the biggest cop out since Quinn (Diana Agron) gave away her baby, The Warblers and New Directions TIE at sectionals — meaning they both go to regionals. Seriously? Pick one already!

Do YOU think it’s weird both teams are making it to the finals, or are you eating up the fact that you get more time with Darren Criss? What about Emma and Will — is that relationship completely kaput now that she’s married? Sound off below!

–Kirstin Benson