Music room. Will has clearly just told the kids they can't sing any more religious music. Tina: "Last week we were too sexy, this week we're too religious, we can't win." Brit-Brit: "Now I know what Miley feels like." Will tells them they can still sing their religious songs -- just not at school. Santana: "I hope you're happy, Kurt." Kurt: "Having the week of my life, actually." Will tells them to back away from the gay boy, since he had every right to speak his mind. Mercedes doesn't think siding with Sue ever does anybody any good. Kurt: "It's doing me some good. Now I don't have to sit around and listen to all you mental patients talk about how there's a God when I know there isn't one."
Locker room. Finn, in his football gear, puts Grilled Cheesus on a bench, kneels down, and starts praying: "Cheesus, I don't need to tell you how much you rule. You've given me everything I've prayed for, and it turns out Rachel's boobs are really awesome. Anyway, I need another favor, so... Cheesus, I pray that I make quarterback again. Sam's a good dude, I just think I could deliver your message more powerfully if I'm the most popular guy in the school again." And then Puck enters and asks Finn what he's doing. Finn kind of falls into the idea that he was saying grace before eating, and Puck agrees not to tell anyone, noting that he even stopped into Temple to pray for Kurt's dad. He asks Finn what he prays for. Finn, feeling the deep shame of his stupid prayers, lies and claims to be praying for Burt. Puck: "You burnt your grilled cheese."
Finn is being chomped on by mosquitoes in a wooded clearing. It looks remarkably like the one in this scene. Except that Ryan Murphy decided not to pay for an owl wrangler, so Finn's wide-eyed, slightly vacant stare will have to do. And then Rachel lights her candle and, in the hope that God will take the song as a prayer for Burt, sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" It's not Barbra, but it's quite beautiful nonetheless. Although this clearing next to the sewage spillover pond in Lima, Ohio, is not as frightening as the woods in the Polish countryside. But you work with what you have.
Half-way through the song, we cut to Burt's hospital room. Carol and Finn are there while Rachel sings, and then we see that Mercedes and Quinn are also there. And Kurt is listening from the hallway. He waits until Rachel finishes her song (which she does while laying a gentle hand on Burt's forehead) before he bursts in and asks what they're doing there. What they are doing is having a prayer circle for Burt. Kurt's not pleased. Carol tells him that she knows he's upset, but that his friends just want to help. And then a woman in a white turban enters the room. Finn: "Dude, why didn't you just tell us you wanted to pray in Muslim?" Oh, Finn, if only Pamela Geller were as kindhearted as you, her stupidity wouldn't be nearly so offensive. Anyway, the woman in the turban isn't a Muslim. She's a Sikh who also happens to be an acupuncturist, which is why Kurt asked her to come -- to see if sticking Burt with some needles would help his condition. And then Kurt kicks them all out, notwithstanding Rachel's plea that they just wanted to do something. Kurt blows out the candle, which I had not noticed before. Because if I had, I would have commented on the utter stupidity of having an open flame in a hospital full of pure oxygen and other flammable gasses. Have the oxygen-caused explosion episodes of every single medical drama over the last 20 years not taught Americans that an open flame in a hospital is a bad idea? Commercials.