Plus, McKinley High brings back out the fighter in Puck and the competitor in Rachel and Mercedes.
After Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) announced that glee club was officially canceled after they lost at Nationals, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) needed all the help he could get to stop that from happening — cue the OG New Directions!
‘Glee’ 100: Feuds Turn Into Love When Originals Return
As two glee club alums that went on to big things, it was no surprise that Rachel (Lea Michele) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) immediately went back to their high school ways of competing over who was the better singer. In order to prove once and for all who the true star of the glee club is, the two self-proclaimed divas each performed “Defying Gravity” for one last diva-off.
However, after a bi-chy Santana (Naya Rivera) telling the whole world how much she hated Rachel, Mercedes remembered how it was in high school — and it didn’t take long for the diva-off to turn into a full on love-fest — and why shouldn’t it? They’re both super successful now!
However, it wasn’t only old feuds that weren’t the only thing reignited in the episode — several former couples reignited their passion for one another, including Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Puck (Mark Sailing).
Puck & Quinn Pull A Pacey & Joey While Brittana [Almost] Reunite
When Quinn brought her stuck-up yet super hot boyfriend Biff McIntosh (Chace Crawford) home to meet her friends, she realized just how not perfect they were for each other, since he totally wasn’t okay with her real life. Puck tried pointing it out by singing “Keep Holding On,” making her cry, but she didn’t realize it until Biff was yelling at her outside. Once he called Puck a loser, we knew it wasn’t going to work, and while Glee has always promoted a non-violent lifestyle, it was nice to see Puck resort back to his bad boy ways and throw Biff in the dumpster.
Quinn and Puck meet again later, in front of Finn (Cory Monteith)’s framed jersey on the wall, and share memories of him — and admit that while Finn and Rachel were soul mates, they were each other’s. In a total Dawson’s Creek moment, Puck told Quinn to ask him to stay and told her how much he loved her. The best part? No, she didn’t sail away for the summer with him, but she totally ran after him in the hall and kissed him!
Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana also reunited for a dance jam in the episode, and Santana was exactly what Britt needed — because she reminded her that she was a dancer at heart and a hell of a good one. After an adorable heart-to-heart, Brittany revealed that she wanted to be with Santana . . . and we’re really hoping that by next week, Santana gives in, because right now, she thinks it’s a “bad idea.”
As for the glee club, April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth) returned to try and save the day, but it wasn’t enough. However, she may have just brought in something more — Holly Holiday (Gwyneth Paltrow). Ok it wasn’t more, but it was nice to hear her sing Pharrell‘s “Happy.”
However, it couldn’t all be glee. After the news that April’smoney wasn’t enough to save the club, it was time to say goodbye to the club — so Mr. Shu made sure that the memory of Finn would live on in the auditorium. He hung the plaque of him on the wall so that every class could come through and see him there. In an emotional goodbye speech, Mr. Schu cried to the club and thanked them for the journey that they all went on together (apparently we have to wait until next week for the Journey hit, though.)
So is it really goodbye? Not so fast. Overlooking the reminiscing club was Holly and April drinking wine — and the last line of the episode was April’s: “We’re going to save the glee club.”
Great, now I need to get a lot more tissues before next week’s graduation and part two of the 100th special!
— Emily Longeretta