Hallway. Ryder approaches Marley at her locker and introduces himself. She's instantly smitten, recognizing him from his end zone dances at the football game. He tells her that since they auditioned for Tony and Sandy, he thought they should get to know each other. (He also recognizes that the way to her heart is through her mother, whom he praises for giving him extra meatballs on spaghetti day.) As they talk, we see that Jake is staring at them from his own locker. Kitty (a.k.a. New Quinn) approaches Jake and accuses him of jealousy. He's obviously jealous, but she's also fucking with him because she's pissed off that he dumped her. And then she saunters up to Ryder and Marley to try to make her move on yet another guy that Marley likes. She's also there to gloat that she's going to audition for Sandy and that she's sure she'll get the part. Kitty makes mean comments about Marley's mother's weight (although I would like to read a memoir titled Fifty Shades of Gravy), but that backfires, as Ryder has no tolerance for anyone who insults his meatball connection.
Kitty then signs up for an audition slot and Jake signs up too. He says he's decided he should be around to keep Kitty from killing Marley, but Kitty knows that the real reason is so that he can keep an eye on Marley and Jake. And then we cut to the two of them auditioning with Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks." Jake's still a little bland as a character, but he's full of sexy charisma when he's singing and dancing. And Kitty's no slouch. The judges are thrilled with the performance, but Marley (who's been watching from the wings) is distraught.
Music room. Artie, Finn, Mercedes and Mike are there to make some casting decisions. Everything is pretty clearly decided, but they decide to call back Marley and Kitty for Sandy and Ryder and Jake for Tony. We also get the exposition bomb that Tina hasn't auditioned, since she refuses to be in the same room as Mike. Artie's a little resistant to casting Unique as Rizzo, but he gives in to Finn out of respect for his passion. Which is exactly when Sue appears to summon Finn to the Maharishi's office. Why just Finn? Isn't Artie also directing this show?