Rachel enters a dressing room where she finds Shelby stirring some milk into her coffee. Rachel congratulates Shelby, and then tells her that New Directions actually beat Vocal Adrenaline, because her soulless automatons have no heart. In fact, Rachel thinks that V.A.'s best days are behind it, and that Shelby should come to McKinley and coach New Directions along with Will. I'd wonder what makes Rachel thinks she has the ability to hire teachers for her high school, but it's too easy to believe there's some missing scene in which Rachel tricked Figgins into giving her that power with some scheme involving, oh, let's say, a lost kitten and a Radio Flyer wagon. But it doesn't matter whether Rachel does or does not have hiring authority -- Shelby turns her down. Not to stay with V.A., but because she's leaving the glamorous world of show choir behind her to focus on having a family. Just not, you know, a family with Rachel. That's gotta sting. Shelby: "I missed out on my chance with you, and it kills me. I can't let that happen again." Before Rachel flounces out of the room, Shelby asks where the other McKinley kids have gone off to, and Rachel tells her that they're at the hospital, where Quinn had a beautiful baby girl in the five minutes it took V.A. to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.
Episode Report CardLTG: B+ | 2605 USERS: B
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