And then we're in the music room, where Kurt is about to sing his goodbye song. He's decided to dedicate it to the guys in the room, who never made him feel like he was less than a man. I mean, once they stopped throwing him in dumpsters. And then he sings Madonna's "I'll Remember."
Hallway. Rachel finds Kurt and Finn at a locker, and tells them that she's learned that their letters from Pace (home of Inside the Actors Studio) and Fictional New York Theater School were sent out and are due any day now. And they agree to all wait to open their letters until they're together. And they pinky-swear on it. Nobody better break that promise! Commercials.
Santana walks around the corner, straight into a balloon ambush. Sam is celebrating Mercedes' success -- it seems that on the strength of a video he posted on YouTube, she's been offered a job as a backup singer for an "indie label" in L.A. Do independent music labels really maintain stables of backup singers on the payroll? Is Sam planning on using a time machine to shoot Mercedes back to some earlier era of the music business? In any case, Mercedes is going to take the job and take college classes at night. Or something. Santana swallows her burning rage and jealousy long enough to very sincerely congratulate Mercedes. Who in turn is extremely grateful to Sam. And then Sam tells Santana that Mike also got some great news.