Finn approaches Santana's locker to ask her how she feels about the week's assignment. If it's another student coming up with the stupid theme for the week's songs, is it really an "assignment"? Anyway, Santana accuses Finn of forcing her "out of the flannel closet." He reminds her that it's The Sauce that's outing her on TV. She doesn't understand why he cares so much, and he tells her that he's worried that she'll kill herself. Santana: "Well thanks, but that's never gonna happen. I'd miss me too much." As would I, Snix. Finn tells her that since she was his first, she means something to him, and that he couldn't live with himself if something happened to her and he could have stopped it.
And now we segue back to the music room, where Finn sings Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." If, like me, you love this stripped-down arrangement, you should know that it's by singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. (And thanks to forum poster Lily Meadows for helping me make that connection.) By the end of the song, a number of other guys are softly singing along, and Santana has tears in her eyes. After Finn finishes, she stands up, thanks him, and pulls him into a hug.
Coach Beiste is at Breadstix, picking up a bag of cheesy chicken to go, when she sees Cooter dining with Sue. Okay, Chris Noth, you can stand down now -- Sue's not coming for you. This time. Sue's not just out on a date with Cooter -- she's making sure the press gets wind of it, with Becky snapping some pictures for the newspaper and Sue doing phone interviews. Coach Beiste walks up to their table to find out just what the hell is going on. Sue and Cooter both tell her they're on a date when Sue has to leave to take a call. Coach tells Cooter that she thought they weren't seeing anybody but each other, but he tells her that she's been really tough to read. "I tried to hold your hand, and you punched me." That's not so tough to read, if you ask me. Cooter tells her that he doesn't want a buddy to lift weights with -- he wants a woman.
It's election day! There are a million students lined up for the student elections, and one grownup for the "real election." Jewfro interviews Santana and Brit about who they're voting for, and is surprised to hear Brit say that she plans to vote for Rick the Stick. But that doesn't throw him off his script of predicting a Brit-Brit victory. He tries to get an interview with Kurt, but Finn shoves him away. Kurt feels miserable, but Finn and Rachel are more optimistic. Rachel points out that Quinn is entering the voting booth, and she's sure to vote for Kurt. In the voting booth, Quinn's V.O. tells us that she's voting for Brit because she's the candidate who's most girl. Which is Brit, if you're not certain. Mercedes votes for Kurt, mostly because she worries that Brit's victory would make Santana insufferable. Mike Chang and Finn vote for Kurt, Santana votes for Brit, and Puck votes for Ross Perot. While Kurt is voting, his V.O. tells us how a loss will doom his chances of getting into NYADA. In fact, he refers to it as "the difference between my dreams coming true and managing a Sonic Burger." On behalf of every successful performer who ever attended a school other than the made-up theater school, I say to Kurt, "Shut your pie hole!"