Lobby. Brit is trying to find an extra-large t-shirt for Lord Tubbington. In another corner of the mob, Finn and Rachel are talking about how good they were. Except that they're joined by Jesse, who tells them the kiss was unprofessional and that the judges will have hated it. And then Jesse smiles at Rachel and tells her she sounded great. If only she hadn't kissed Finn. Finn tries to call Jesse out on being jealous. But then the top ten list of finalists is posted. We see some choirs celebrating, including Vocal Adrenaline. So Will and the kids walk in slow motion through the mob to see the list. And New Directions isn't on it. 'Topes lose, 'Topes lose, 'Topes lose! (By the way, of the choir names in the top ten, Waffletoots is my absolute favorite. Take that, Soundsplosion!) Commercials.
Hey, Becky and Sue Sylvester would appreciate it if you would not call people "retarded." Just so you know.
Lima Bean. Kurt is telling Blaine all about the big New York adventure. The best part is a flashback to the hotel after the performance, where Santana is freaking out in Spanish and threatening to do "cosas malas" to Rachel, in the manner of bad things normally done in Lima Heights Adjacent. Blaine is surprised to hear that Kurt doesn't actually sound that upset. But Kurt still had the time of his life, and he won't let losing diminish his joy. Blaine: "I love you." Kurt's a little stunned, but he squeaks out "I love you too" before running home to write in his diary. Actually, before he runs home to write in his diary, he sees Mercedes and Sam. He calls out to them and they make small talk, which includes Kurt telling them that his plans for the summer include writing Pip, Pip, Hurray!, the Broadway musical about Pippa Middleton. Mercedes and Sam get in line for coffee. Where they surreptitiously hold hands. That's actually a little squee-worthy. (See, if Rachel and Finn didn't spend all their time moping about their relationship, I might actually care about it.)