Auditorium, late on Friday night. Finn is waiting on the kids, and Marley is the only one who shows up. She tells him that she found a place they can practice, but it probably doesn't matter since all the other kids gave up.
Somewhere at McKinley, Finn sits down and writes a heartfelt e-mail to the entire glee club while Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" plays in the background. Sure, just spit on my adolescence, show. We see the kids in their various activities getting and reading the e-mail, which reminds them that the glee club is about the love of music. He asks them all to come to the new rehearsal space at 5:00. I hope they all get detention.
Unlikely Outdoor Cafeteria. It's dark and snowing, and Finn and Marley and the band are waiting to see if any other kids arrive. Marley apologizes for the fact that her massive stupidity caused her to think she was getting fat even though all of her clothes fit exactly as they always had, which led to her starving herself, which led to her fainting away the New Directions' chances of winning Sectionals. He tells her, "Well, you and I are still here, right." And then the band walks off in disgust over the fact that he refuses to acknowledge their presence. Or they don't, and they start to play Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over." Finn and Marley start to sing. And as the song goes on, the other kids arrive and join in.
And as the song still plays in the background, Rachel walks into the Improbably Bohemian Bushwick Loft to find Kurt, holding a letter and in tears. She asks him what happened. What happened is that he got into the Fake New York Theater School. Duh.
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