The music room has been turned into the costume-sewing room. Isn't there a home ec room with sewing machines already in it they could have used? Tina, Sugar, the Leprechaun and New Guy With Gross Hair Whose Name Demian Can't Be Bothered To Look Up are sewing costumes. Sugar thinks it sucks that they got stuck on costume committee, and New Guy With Gross Hair Whose Name Demian Can't Be Bothered To Look Up says that Quinn told him it's because the newbies have to pay their dues. Sugar's not impressed with that logic. She's sewing Rachel's dress, and thinks Rachel should have to sew her own dress. Tina tells her that Rachel's probably practicing her songs until her vocal chords bleed... wait, is that a real thing? No, don't tell me if it is. And please don't send me pictures. Anyway, Tina thinks none of them would be going to Nationals if it weren't for Rachel's dedication (not to mention Tina's singing on "ABC," even though we're supposed to have forgotten that ever happened). Also, she points out that she's sewing Sugar's gown, and she's happy to do it. Eh, I prefer Angry Tina or Vampire Tina to Doormat Tina.
Sue's office. Will is leaning over Sue's shoulder to exposit about their set list, which she's holding in her hands. Sue begs him to take his cheap cologne away from her. And then the Beiste comes in with a tiny overnight bag, asking if she can join them as another chaperone for Nationals. And she tells Sue that she left Cooter. Sue gives her a spontaneous and heartfelt hug.
Lockers. Finn and Rachel are blah-blahing about how they have to win at Nationals. He calls her their Unique Factor. But Rachel looks over at Sam doing a Christopher Walken impression for Brit, Mercedes, Kurt and Artie, and tells him that they're all unique. And then we cut to the auditorium, where Rachel and Tina sing "Flashdance What a Feeling." And they sing it off the stage, down the hallway, and right onto the bus to nationals. Oh my God, they're letting Sue drive the bus. Stay off the roads.
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