The following day (I'm guessing), Mercedes approaches Kurt in the otherwise deserted hallway and apologizes for busting that window out his car. Kurt tries to be all sniffy about it, but he eventually admits his father took Kurt's baby away after he found the tiara collection in Kurt's hope chest. What follows is what I've been told is a Very Touching Scene in which Kurt comes out of his glass closet to Mercedes, but to be brutally honest with you, I've reached the point where listening to other people's coming out stories is as boring as listening to their dreams (the sleeping kind, obviously, not the for life kind), so I ended up spending this scene desperately trying not to stare at the zits around Chris Colfer's mouth and failing. Also: "Confident." AAAAAUAUAUAUUUUUAUUUGH.
"Let me get this straight," Sue Sylvester seethes, the collar of her teal Adidas track suit almost as rigid with anger as she, "the Glee Club got rid of Dakota Stanley, Mr. Schuester's back, and they're busy at work on a new number, more confident than ever?" AAAAAUAUAUAUUUUUAUUUGH. "This is what we call a total disaster, ladies,"she frowns, leading Quinn and Santana Lopez to shrink even further back in their chairs. "I'm going to ask you to smell your armpits." Quinn and Santana Lopez hesitantly comply. "That's the smell of failure, and it's stinking up my office." Best line of the episode. Sue sharply dons her reading glasses and starts scribbling as she tells them, "I'm revoking your tanning privileges for the rest of the semester." This is too much for Santana Lopez to bear, and she bursts into tears at the news before fleeing the room. Quinn, frowning a bit herself, rises to follow, but stops at Sue's door. "Miss Sylvester, I want to thank you." Miss Sylvester would like to know what for. "For teaching me a valuable life lesson," Quinn smiles, nodding her head as she speaks. "When you really believe in yourself, you don't have to bring other people down." Interesting. Quinn flounces, her perky ponytail bouncing behind her, while Miss Sylvester's left struck momentarily dumb by her apparent right hand's apparent act of treason. Or something like that.
McKinley Music Room, and the episode ends with the primary characters back in their collective happy place again, merrily step-ball-changing behind Mr. Schuester as the screen snaps to black.
Next week: "Hi, I'm Kurt Hummel, and I'll be auditioning for the role of kicker." I'm starting to think LTG's getting the better episodes.