Rachel is at her locker, where she's already constructed a Jesse St. James shrine. Finn walks up and asks if he can talk to her. He's decided he wants to date her again after his rockstar three-way date with t.A.T.u. turned out so horribly. She lets him know that she's moved on to someone else. Finn wants to know who it is, and Rachel tells him the boy is a senior and the male lead of Vocal Adrenaline. Rachel: "We're both aware that our Romeo and Juliet romance will be a challenge, but our deep respect for each other's talent will carry us through." Finn thinks it's all a little suspicious, but Rachel tells him he'll have to deal with the fact that her and Jesse's love is real.
Cut to Finn, walking in to the music room to rat Rachel out to Will. Commercials.
Santana and Brit are in Sue's office, doing punishment crunches. Santana tells Sue that Finn didn't fall for any of their tricks. You know, their tricks like being rude and obnoxious to him. Or, as Brit tells us, the actual trick of not wearing a bra and asking the restaurant to turn up the A.C. Sue: "Ladies, I misjudged you. You may be two of the stupidest teens I've ever encountered. And that's saying something. I once taught a cheerleading seminar to a young Sarah Palin." I bet Sue was also the one who taught her how to gut a moose. But Brittney tells Sue that they did learn that Rachel had started dating Jesse. Sue thinks she can use that information. "I'm engorged with venom. And triumph." If you stay engorged with those things for more than four hours, call a doctor.
Vocal Adrenaline rehearsal. A considerably smaller group than we've seen in the past is rehearsing "Highway to Hell," with Jesse singing lead. Will sneaks in the auditorium just as the pyrotechnics go off. They finish, and their director (Broadway's Idina Menzel) give them her critique. "Stop, please, dear God, just stop. Seriously, guys? It's like watching beige paint dry." She makes everyone look at Jesse, and tells Jesse to "give us a show face." He plasters on a huge pageant smile. Idina tells them, "That's a show face, guys. You want to look so talented that it's literally hurting you. I want a look that's so optimistic, it could cure cancer." They all give huge smiles, and she tells them that's what she's talking about. I don't know if that look cures cancer, but it sure causes nausea like chemo does. She tells them to take five: "Everybody drink a Red Bull." Will walks over to Idina (who he calls "Ms. Corcoran") and introduces himself. She tells him she doesn't know who he is, and he explains that he's a big fan and the coach of McKinley High's Glee Club. Idina: "I don't usually cotton too well to my competition sneaking in to watch a rehearsal. But I also have trouble seeing you guys as competition." Will lets that pass and explains that Jesse is dating Rachel and he's concerned about the whole "fraternizing with the enemy" aspect of their relationship. Idina asks if Will thinks they're spying on them, and he tells her he thinks it's a distinct possibility. Idina tells him that Jesse's a good kid and she doesn't tolerate any funny business. "What can you do? The heart wants what the heart wants. Sometimes there's that little spark."