Blaine joins New Directions in the music room for the first time. Everybody is excited to have him, except for Finn, who thinks he destroyed the purple piano on purpose. Santana corrects him, telling Finn that the fire was "an act of political protest." And then Will throws Santana out of the glee club until she can learn to be loyal to the team. Santana's not the only one who's shocked to see some actual consequences for bad behavior. Mercedes congratulates Will for showing some guts, but there's a lot of awkward tension in the room. And then Rachel announces that she's secured the rights to West Side Story for the school musical. There's some more tension between Rachel and Mercedes about who might play the lead. And then Kurt announces that he's running for senior class president. And then Tina dutifully trots out the episode's metaphor, pointing out that the glee club, like the pianos, has had their guts pulled out and been burnt up. Tina, you're a junior -- you're already going to be around next year. There's no need to suck up to anybody. Will tells them that, like the pianos, they can still make beautiful music. And then Rachel leads them in a performance of "You Can't Stop the Beat," from Hairspray. The performance transitions from the music room to the auditorium, and we can see a jealous Quinn watching from the wings.
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