It's the moment we've all been waiting for, Gleeks! No, Will Schuester isn't going to leave his glee club over to someone who's better suited for it, but we can all dream, right? No, it's the battle royal de Regionals – The McKinley High New Directions vs The Dalton Academy Warblers. Guard your loins, Gleeks. It's on!
Sebastian is out for blood and decides to black mail Rachel into not performing at Regionals with a photo shopped photo of Finn, which causes tension between the soon to be married couple. Karofsky is outted at his new school, and turns to a suicide attempt, while Blaine tests out "Cough Syrup" for Regionals with Kurt looking on.
The aftershocks of Karofsky's suicide attempt sends shockwaves through McKinley and the New Directions – Kurt comes to a God Squad meeting to explain how he feels like this was his doing, while the God Squad prays for him and plans to visit him in the hospital. Sebastian calls Blaine, Kurt, Santana, and Brittany to the Lima Bean calling a truce in light of recent events, seemingly turning a new leaf. Rachel and Finn make up after their spat, before Rachel declares she wants to get married after a win at Regionals. Mr. Schuester calls the New Directions together to get them to see there's a lot to live for and to promise him they'll never get to the point without talking to someone or thinking of what they have to live for.
Regionals are here and the Warblers are the first ones up performing "Glad You Came" by The Wanted and "Stand" by Lenny Kravtz, keeping up with his promise – Sebastian urges the audience to donate to Lady Gaga's Born This Way charity. As they prep for performance, Finn and Rachel reveal their plan to wed after the performance, leaving the group divided.
The New Directions take to the stage with a mash up of "I Believe I Can Fly" by R Kelly and "Fly" by Nicki Minaj, before allowing the Troubletone ladies to take center stage with "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson, before Rachel wraps up the trio of songs with "Here's To Us" by Halestorm.
The New Directions win Regionals, and after witnessing the performance, Sue reconsiders her choice to deny Quinn reentry to the Cheerios, and Quinn decides to support Rachel and Finn and attend their wedding. Kurt visits Karofsky and attempts to teach him the lesson Mr. Schuester shared with New Directions, giving Karofsky a glimpse into a much happier future.
Sue offers her assistance to Will on furthering the New Directions to winning Nationals, while the Berry dads, Leroy, Hiram attempt to plot how to stop the wedding, while Rachel waits on Quinn. Time is ticking down for the wedding as Quinn is sideswiped by a car and time stands still for several people.
And that ladies and gents, is all they wrote until April 10th. Yes, I know – it's ridiculous and yes, they just did come back from hiatus, but – I will see you all on April 10th.
I'm about to do a little PSA:
If you're an LGBT youth and you need somewhere to turn or someone to talk to – turn to The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386. It's completely free and anonymous, there are trained professionals there to listen to you and help you. There's plenty to live for and just know there's so much more out there for you. It will suck sometimes, but it will get better. Check out thetrevorproject.org for more information.