Principal's office. Will tells Figgins that hiring Sandy is crap. Figgins points out that Sandy was never formally charged with a crime, and that firing him was rash. Plus, he claims it demonstrates that he's putting resources behind the school's arts programs. (Sue and Sandy are both in the room, by the way.) Will tells Sue that he knows she's behind this, as she's always been out to get him. Sue: "Oh, if I was out to get you, I'd have you pickling in a mason jar on my shelf by now." Sandy (curled up on the couch like Rum Tum Tugger) tells Will that he's there to help. Will wonders why he stole Rachel away from Glee Club if that's true.
Rachel, dressed in her ballet clothes, is stretching on a barre. Is this somewhere in the school? Do they really have a dance studio there? This hick school seems wealthier and wealthier the more we see of it. Will is there, and Rachel tells him that she's just pursuing an opportunity to showcase her talents. She asks him how that's different than when he left Glee to form Acafellas. He tells her that he didn't do it out of spite. Rachel: "I'm offended by that accusation. I've always been a team player." As long as that team was Team Rachel. She continues, "Just admit it, Mr. Schue -- you don't like me very much." To be fair, Rachel, nobody likes you -- even those of us who love you and find you fabulous think you're a giant pill. He tells her that in fact he's her biggest "and sometimes only" fan. That cuts through her aura of indifference. She tells him that she's self-aware enough to know that she's abrasive, bossy, and conceited. Yeah, I think that about covers it. But despite her flaws, she knows she's the best singer in the Glee Club. He tells her that to win Regionals, everyone in the Glee Club needs to feel like they're amazing, which means he needs to give them chances to show that they're stars.
Cut back to Sue, in the meeting with Figgins: "We're giving everyone a chance to think they're a star. We're providing opportunities, we're opening doors, find your voice, stomp that yard, all that crap." Will can't figure out what Sue has on Figgins that he's allowing her to push him around. Sandy shouts out, rather imperiously, "Enough! I tried to play nice with you William, but clearly you prefer to be adversaries." And with that, he ties his yellow sweater around his neck and minces out of the room.