Rachel is on Vocal Adrenaline's stage, calling out for Jesse. A very bright spot light comes on, blinding her. She calls out to see who's there, and reminds the world that she carries a rape whistle. But it's just Jesse. He walks out on stage and tells her, "Most spots are 2,500 watts. This one is ten times brighter. We have to wear sunscreen on stage, but it's worth it." Rachel tells him, "I have to ask you something, and I need you to tell me the truth. Because if you don't, there will be consequences. Life and death consequences. Because if I give myself to you, and it turns out that you're just playing me, I might die. Not literally, but emotionally. It'll be the kind of heartbreak that girls like me hold for the rest of their lives. Like Barbra in The Way We Were." Jesse laughs and pulls Rachel into his arms. "You're more of a drama queen than I am." Which is really, really hard. And then Jesse stands back and slaps the shit out of her. Not literally, but metaphorically. With the theme. He holds up his hand and introduces himself, saying that she's already met the star of Vocal Adrenaline and now he wants her to meet just him, the really pretentious dude. Or, in his words, "the guy who's nuts about you. The guy who would never hurt you." They embrace, and Rachel tells them that nobody can know they're dating. They kiss, and over Rachel's shoulder, Jesse exchanges a look with Idina. A look that is fraught with meaning that I think we will only discover in a future episode. Commercials.
Emma enters her office to find Will waiting there. He's there because she laid out that beautiful dinner last night but didn't wait around for him to get home. Emma doesn't explain. Instead she tells him she was in the library, and she hands him the 'Clap from 1993, telling him to turn to page 22. There he sees the summary of that year's prom, including the fact that the song was "Hello Again." She tells him that Terri told her about the song, which is why she left his apartment the previous night. He claims not to have any feelings about the night of his prom, or even to remember that "Hello Again" was the prom song. Emma believes that may be true consciously, but that his unconscious is still holding on to things. Emma: "We were naive. I think sometimes we spend so much time with these kids that we start acting like them." She points out that he's been in one relationship his entire life, and that picking the prom song as "their" song is just a sign that he may be repeating the same pattern all over again. "How is compromising yourself for my crazy any different than you doing it for hers?" To be fair, Emma, your crazy has never made me suspect you were capable of being a homicidal maniac. Which is not something I can say about Terri. She tells him that he needs to spend some time alone, so he can figure out what is own needs are. Meanwhile, she'll work on the whole germaphobia thing. And then she kicks him out of her office so she can weep quietly in peace.