Artie wheels away from the music room, with Pretty Kitty chasing him down. He's mad because she blabbed, and she still doesn't get why he isn't thrilled to be going to Fictional Brooklyn Film School. It's because his mother is freaking out at the thought of him leaving and living in New York. He asks why she cares, and she tells him that she's trying to match Quinn's record for unexplained personality changes. I mean, that she's trying to be unpredictable: "Sometimes I'm sweet, sometimes I'm sour. Keeps it interesting." I guess "bipolar" is a kind of interesting.
Lima Bean. Kurt and Blaine are collecting their coffee order and gabbing about how exciting all of the gay marriage news is. Blaine's going on about New York, but you'd think they'd be chatting about the fact that Rhode Island's governor signed their marriage equality bill the same day this episode aired. As they walk over to the table where Mike Chang and Mercedes are already seated, Blaine tries some serious flirting with Kurt. And Kurt seems neither thrilled nor unhappy with that flirting. While Mercedes and Mike talk about her video, Blaine notices that Kurt is obsessively putting his sugar packets into neat little piles. Things get a little awkward when Mercedes asks Blaine and Kurt about their status as a couple, given how hot and heavy they got at the non-wedding. And it gets even more awkward when Mike Chang brings up the fact that Tina Vapo-raped Blaine. Kurt freaks out about how meaningless this entire conversation is, and Mercedes reassures him that everything with his father will be fine, and that they're all there for him.
Fake New York Theater School. Rachel is accosted by two bitchy queens who may or may not have been two of the bitchy queens who used to be her sycophants. They're there to crow about the fact that her rumored competition for Funny Girl are Sutton Foster and Mamie Gummer. They also tell her she'd better hope Cassandra July doesn't learn about the audition, since Rachel needs a teacher's formal approval to take an outside gig and Cassie July would love to find an excuse to destroy her.
As soon as the conversation is finished, the two vicious queens run into Cassie July's studio to give her the news that Rachel's audition is confirmed. Commercials.
April Rhodes Civic Pavilion. Mercedes is there with the toddlers of New Directions to give them a vocal lesson. She tells them they're too scared, and she gives New Rachel the stupid direction to start trying some "Mercedes Jones-style vocal runs." She tests New Rachel by having her do a run while Mercedes hits her in the stomach with a maraca. But all of this is just an excuse for Mercedes to lead the kids in "Superstition," with Blaine and New Rachel taking substantial roles in the song.