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'Glee' Recap: Did The Glee Club Win Nationals?

Tue, May 24, 2011 11:19pm EDT by 39 Comments

It’s finally time for the McKinley high school glee club to go to Nationals in NYC!

Even though the glee club was under strict instruction from Will (Matthew Morrison) to write their songs for the national competition in their hotel room, they couldn’t help but hear the city calling them!

Will was being dishonest because the real reason he wanted them to stay in their hotel room is because he had to go to Broadway for auditions. He seemed completely in his element performing on the empty stage — so you can’t help but wish him well!

Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) went out on a “work date,” but Finn was obviously infatuated with her the entire time. Rachel became majorly star struck when she saw Patti LuPone at the restaurant. And as they were walking home, Finn went in for the kiss — but she turned him down! Was it because of Jessie (Jonathan Groff), or because she was too focused on winning?

Rachel and Kurt (Chris Colfer) decided they absolutely have to return to Manhattan for college, even though Rachel said she really wanted to get back together with Finn, too. They duo gets caught breaking into the Wicked theater on Broadway, but the security guard was sweet and gave them 15 minutes to live out their fantasy of singing on the stage. I have to say, their duet of “For Good” was breathtaking.

Meanwhile, Quinn (Dianna Agron) kept acting like she was over Finn, but then she had an outburst in the hotel room, saying she doesn’t care about getting over him.

The glee club watched some of the other teams perform and they must have been a little intimidated by the performance of Usher‘s “Yeah,” which was awesome and performed by an all-girl team.

Charice (aka Sunshine Corazon) didn’t disappoint either, as she belted out a new song, “As Long As You’re There.”

Rachel and Finn’s duet was just as intense as it promised to be, but Lea’s voice is so dominant over everyone else’s that I felt like Finn drowned in the sound. It worked out, though, because it’s really all about the sexual tension, and not the vocals at this point. The song was sealed with a long-overdue kiss in total silence — a perfect ending for the finale.

After the performance, Finn defended his super-intense onstage kiss with Rachel to her creepy ex-boyfriend, Jesse.

And now… Are you ready for the biggest disappointment EVER? Their team didn’t even place in the top ten at nationals. Everyone blamed Rachel and Finn’s public kiss, but just after my heart dropped, I realized no one seemed nearly as disappointed as they should have after their big loss.

The episode wrapped up with a few happy endings: Blaine (Darren Criss) said “I love you” to Kurt, and Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) hugged it out and confirmed they really are best friends.

The episode ended on a positive note and everyone seemed excited to try to win Nationals their senior year. — I just hope there’s more Charice next season!

–Brooke Peoples