Music room. Kurt is sitting alone when the bell rings and the other kids come in. They've clearly heard the news. And not the news about Finn's impending pilgrimage to second base -- the news about Burt. Tina just walks up to Kurt and gives him a hug. Other kids pat him on the shoulder. Santana and Brit-Brit walk up to him, and Santana tells him how sorry they were to hear the news. And then Brit-Brit hands him a card her third-grade sister made. Or, actually, "I did a book report on heart attacks, if you want to give it to the doctor. It got knocked down an entire letter grade because it was written in crayon." I was going to say that Brit-Brit doesn't quite understand the concept of a book report, but then I realized that she actually doesn't quite understand the concept of a book. And then Finn storms in, furious with Kurt because he just heard about the heart attack from his mother. Finn thinks he was entitled to hearing the news a little sooner, since Burt is the closest he'll ever get to a father. He realizes he's shouting at a kid whose father is in a coma, and quietly tells Kurt that he didn't like overhearing other people talk about the news when he hadn't heard anything himself. As a gesture of contrition, Kurt takes his bag off the seat next to him and lets Finn sit there.
Will comes in and starts to talk, but he forgot that it's student announcement time -- Mercedes wants to sing a song to let Kurt know how she feels. And then she sings "I Look to You," originally performed by Whitney Houston, which she describes as "a song about being in a very dark place and then turning to God." And it's a lovely performance, backed up by Tina and Quinn. Oh, and the mysterious harpist who just joined the backup band. I guess she's an exchange student from Ireland. Or some other place where people play the harp.
Kurt is near tears at the end. But it's partly because the song makes him feel even more alienated from his friends, because he doesn't believe in God. And there are a lot of American high schools where telling people that is about as difficult as telling them you're gay, so good for you, Kurt. Kurt tells them that if God does exist, then He's kind of a jerk, for doing things like making Kurt gay and then having his followers try to oppress Kurt for the imagined failure of having chosen his sexual orientation. "Right now, I don't want a heavenly father. I want my real one back." Mercedes points out that he can't prove that there's no God. Kurt responds that nobody can prove that "there isn't a magic teapot floating around on the dark side of the moon with a dwarf inside of it that reads romance novels and shoots lightning out of its boobs, but it seems pretty unlikely, doesn't it?" Brit-Brit asks, "Is God an evil dwarf?" No, Brit, that's just Karl Rove, and he only thinks he's God. Quinn would like the blasphemy to cease. Kurt stands up to leave and tells them, "I appreciate your thoughts, but I don't want your prayers."