It’s the last ever sectionals that we’re ever going to see and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it! This episode gave all the newer members a chance to shine and to me it was their finale, as the next two episodes will focus largely on the old glee members!
It’s the week of sectionals and the new ‘New Directions’ (an amalgamation of Warblers and New Directions) are finding it hard to get to grips with the dance moves. Due to this the New Direction boys are sadly put to the back but as it’s much their show as it is the Warblers. Spencer and Roderick ask Kitty to help with dance moves so they can be the best they can and in rehearsals Spencer sprains his ankle uh-oh!
We also saw a return of Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) as he returned for an amazing duet with Rachel Berry to ‘Listen to your heart’ by Roxette. Their on screen chemistry is just perfect and we find out that he’s going to be the male lead to the show that Rachel has just landed herself. Up until now Rachel has been sure that she’s choosing the show over returning to NYADA however after speaking to Jesse and him telling her she’s deffo doing it she decides that maybe NYADA is best for her and seems to adopt Sam’s way of thinking.
Its sectional time and it resonated with previous seasons sectionals as the New Directions have to work as a team to overcome a problem and this time its Spencer’s foot. Roderick comes up with a brilliant idea that wows the audience. New Directions start of with a perfect cover of Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ performed by Roderick and his very sooth voice. They follow that through with a very chic performance of ‘Chandelier’ utilising Kitty, Jane and Maddie’s voices as well as Myron dressing up as Sia and Spencer literally swinging from the Chandelier. Although it sounds very crazy it was definitely old school Glee feels! They end their performance with Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ led by Mason – bravo, bravo!
Sue coaches a very active trio of songs for Vocal Adrenaline and although it was very performative they landed second giving New Directions first spot as well as securing the Arts forever and ever! Following this we finally get the scene we’ve (I’ve) been waiting for where Sue explains the Will that she’s been helping them all along as she knows that Will and Sheldon were the only two who supported her. Sue came up with very Sue-like methods of how she helped them secure their win and her slow destruction of the rival Vocal Adrenaline from the inside. Although some things like blowing up Will’s car and being unnecessarily nasty to Sheldon still don’t make sense I was still happy with this.
The episode ends on a bittersweet high as Rachel leads the pep talk in the choir room and all I could see was season one Rachel (and Kurt) and how far they’ve come and what they’ve been through both in and out of the series and it was very emotional. Sue walks past and smiles into the choir room – I just wished she’d walked in so they all could of been together! Kitty proves she’s the best as she realises Rachel eyeing up the old trophies as she announces that they should put all the old ones back in the cupboard with the newest addition – Go Kitty. Cue montages of every Glee trophy win ever and a cue tears!
p.s Rachel chooses to go back to NYADA (go Rachel).