Locker Room. Mr. Schuester, having apparently taken a moment to calm himself after his late confrontation with the fabulous Sue Sylvester, ambles in to find Finn cleaning out his locker, as football season came and went while absolutely no one was paying attention to it. "Sounds like something that could've waited until Monday," Mr. Schue leads, blatantly twirling his car keys around between his fingers. Frankenteen looks guilty, then asks if Mr. Schue's heard anything. "Yeah," Mr. Schue nods, "and it's pretty bad." More teen angst bullshit entirely devoid of a body count ensues, so I'll cut to the chase: Mr. Schuester stresses that the Glee Club has found itself in a desperate situation, and reiterates his belief that New Directions cannot win without Finn, because Mr. Schuester has never, ever realized how much Frankenteen's singing sucks. And Jesus, don't even get me started on his so-called dancing. Ow. OW. ANY-way, the scene ends with Mr. Schuester asserting that Finn is "special" -- a fact with which I agree, although I am nearly 100% certain Will's got a different definition of that word in mind -- and when Finn wistfully wishes everything could go back to the way it was before the series premiere, Will slaps his keys down on one of the benches and meaningfully replies, "You can't always get what you want." Mr. Schue rises to exit, ambling out as casually as he'd ambled in, giving Frankenteen ample opportunity to lurch over to the bench Mr. Schue'd been occupying and call out, "You forgot your keys!" "No, I didn't," Mr. Schuester predictably replies without so much as a glance back, and with that, he strolls right into the next commercial break.
Buckeye Civic Auditorium. Half-Deaf Guy From Haverbrook whose actual character name I can't be bothered to look up because we're never going to see him again after tonight's presentation treats International Recording Artist Eve And Her Scraggedy-Ass Blonde Wig to a couple of celebratory giant pretzels at the concession stand because, as he puts it, "One of us is gonna win this thing," given the fact that they both apparently acquiesced to Sue Sylvester's nefarious plan. Barely have they torn into their celebratory giant pretzels, however, when Emma -- a bit haggard-looking since last we saw her, but defiantly unbowed -- appears to scold them for making use of the purloined McKinley set list. Half-Deaf Guy From Haverbrook and International Recording Artist Eve vehemently deny Emma's accusation, of course, but Emma won't let it go, and lectures them on what terrible life lessons these two supposed educators are offering to their already challenged charges and wah, and the only thing you really need to know about this scene is that International Recording Artist Eve And Her Scraggedy-Ass Blonde Wig seem to be regretting their decision to cheat. Next!