Flashback to that date. Rod peeks up over some kind of barrier. Rod: "E-9." Sue: "You sunk my battleship Rod, and you sunk it hard." Rod: "You know, Sue, I like to swing." Sue: "I could be good with that."
Back at the dance lesson, Sue tells Will that Rod has invited her to the Second Annual Allen County Sickle-Cell Anemia Dance-a-thon. Which is why she asked for dance lessons -- to increase the odds that she and Rod will be able to "take home the blue ribbon, like two heifers in love." The nice-making between these two is becoming sickening. Sue talks about offering compassion to Quinn, and expresses regret for her persecution of Will and the Glee Club. If this is what being in love does to Sue Sylvester, then Rod the Anchorman must die! Fortunately, there's still a germ of cruelty in Sue -- she tells Will that she feels sorry for him, since Ken has ordered the football players to choose between Glee and the team. This is apparently the first Will has heard about the new mandatory practice.
Will confronts Ken in the locker room. Will thinks Ken's really upset because Will didn't like Ken's choice of song for his first dance with Emma, but Ken's actually upset because he thinks he saw Will making time with Emma. Ken knows that Emma is settling for him, but he doesn't care. But he does care that Will can't seem to give up the thrill of having Emma pining away for him. Will claims that he's never intentionally encouraged Emma. Will's either stupid or lying. (Well, we know he's stupid. But he might also be lying.) Will notes that he's also not discouraged Emma. Because, you know, she's incapable of making her own decisions. Will tells Ken that he doesn't have to worry about Will and Emma. That doesn't matter to Ken -- he's keeping his practice on Thursday, and they'll just have to see whether the guys pick Glee or football. Commercials.
Puck and Rachel walk arm-in-arm through the halls of the high school. She is boring him to death with Broadway trivia. He asks her what she thought of his solo. She starts with criticism, and a comparison of him to Finn. But then she realizes that maybe it's time to be in girlfriend mode, and she tells him, "You're a great performer, Noah. I just want to say how proud I am to have you on my arm, in front of the whole high school." And then Puck gets slushied.