Chez Schue. Emma's helping Will pack for his extended trip to New York -- he'll be staying on after the competition to shepherd Orange April's musicale extravaganza through rehearsals, as you'll recall -- and the first thing they've decided to tackle is Will's extraordinary collection of vests, both sweater and otherwise. To that end, Emma's set up three boxes: "One for going with you, one box for storage, and one box for giving away." Damn, that's a lot of vests he's accumulated over the course of forty-two episodes. Who knew? Naturally, the two get to chatting, and Will admits he has yet to inform the children of his plans to remain on the East Coast over the summer, as he "can't let anything distract them from the task at hand." "Besides," he argues, "by the time they get back from summer break, I'll be home." Emma, surprisingly enough, does not argue with him about all that, and instead methodically sorts Will's many, many vests into the various boxes. "Whoa!" he exclaims when she places one in the donation pile. "That one's a keeper -- I wore this the first week of Glee Club." We'll go with that, mainly because I don't feel like digging out my copy of the episode in question. "What about this one?" Emma wonders, hoisting a grey-patterned mediocrity into the air. "Did you wear this the first time you tried the new coffee machine in the teachers' lounge?" "That's the one I was wearing the first time I met you!" Will grins, and I'm starting to get a little creeped out at how he associates the supposedly important events in his life with the vests he was wearing at the time. Emma seems to agree with me, for she carefully folds the grey-patterned mediocrity and says, "You know what? You have to let it all go -- you're following your dreams." The implication being, of course, that he can't follow his dreams while holding on to his past. Discuss. Will and Emma exchange A Look Fraught With Significance for a very long moment, and then he drops the grey-patterned mediocrity into the donation box.
Episode Report CardDemian: B- | 1461 USERS: B-
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