Sue's journal has returned! In enormous letters, she writes "VICTORY" across the top of the page. Her voice-over tells us the rest: "Dear Journal: I've finally gotten Will Schuester and that Glee Club out of my hair. This is a day that will live in infamy." Sue may be the only person alive who is proud to compare her actions to the actions of the Japanese Empire in bombing Pearl Harbor. Quinn enters Sue's office wearing her Cheerios uniform. Sue: "It's like looking at a porno star in a nun's habit." I'm pretty sure I've seen that movie. Quinn tells Sue that she wanted to demonstrate that the uniform still fits. Sue tells Quinn to give up, and Quinn calls Sue a hypocrite. Quinn's already learned that Sue got the Glee Club disqualified from competition because Will used one mattress. It turns out that Sue arranges for the Cheerios to get all kinds of freebies. And then Quinn not-so-subtly threatens to reveal this to Figgins, thereby causing the Cheerios to be disqualified. Sue caves, saying that Quinn can be back on the Cheerios, albeit on full-time dry cleaning duty. But Quinn's not finished. She insists that Sue give up one of the six 'Clap pages dedicated to the Cheerios and give it to Glee Club. Sue gives in, but not before calling Quinn ruthless (but with a tone of admiration). Sue tells Quinn to get out, "if you can manage to squeeze through the door without your water breaking all over my new carpet." And with that, Quinn's had enough. She decides that she won't rejoin the Cheerios: "I don't want to be on a team where I only appear to belong. I'd rather be part of a club that's proud to have me. Like Glee Club."
Emma's office. Will is declaring that the disqualification is his own fault, since if he hadn't slept on the mattress they could still return it. Emma's advice to Will is to give himself a break and focus on his own life, since "divorce is a really big deal." Will's surprised to hear the "D" word. Emma apologizes -- she just assumed that's what Will was planning. He asks what Emma would do. She tells him that while the methods Terri used were wrong, she can understand the desire to do something drastic at the thought that Will was slipping away. "You're a lot to lose, Will." Thanks, Emma. I'm not sure what Will would have done without the weekly boost to his ego.
Music room. Glee Club is assembled. Artie is telling Will that they don't want to go to Sectionals without him. Because Will's solution is to declare himself ineligible, since he was the one who received the mattress. Puck can appreciate the fact that Will is taking a bullet for them. Finn thinks they can't do it without Will, and probably not even with him. Will: "That's not true. You guys are good. You're really good. You did 'Jump' for that commercial without me, right?" Plus all those random songs they sing in hallways where nobody else notices them. And that's when Will delivers the message of the week: "The best teachers don't give you the answers. They just point the way and let you make your own choices, your own mistakes." Of course, those teachers then reduce your grade as a result of those mistakes. So don't make any mistakes! The point for Will is that by standing back, the best teachers let the students get all the glory. "If you can't win without me there, then I haven't done my job." Rachel apologizes on behalf of all the kids. Will tells them to get "gussied up" (thanks, Grandpa) and take the 'Clap photo with pride and a smile on every face.