Recap on all the spoilers we have learned and some updates:
Who wins Regionals? Will Quinn be in a car accident? Did Karovsky try to commit suicide?
UPDATE: There is Sebastian/Karofsky interaction at one point, The scene with Quinn standing while Rachel tries on her dress that was seen in the promo was cut (ONTD_Glee)
UPDATE: From a Grant Gustin interview with Billboard. He says that the Sebastian/Blaine relationship is “more up in the air” than it was at the end of “Michael” (Billboard)
UPDATE: Watch the Warblers and New Directions perform at regionals at the above links. Notice how happy the kids look as they watch their respective rivals perform. Blaine claps and smiles as he watches Sebastian, the guy who nearly blinded him with a slushie, sings. Sebastian also cheers on New Directions (after trying to blackmail Rachel earlier in the episode). Hm.
UPDATE: New Video Preview (below): At the Lima Bean, Sebastian attempts to blackmail Rachel into dropping out of regionals with a nude (totally photoshopped) photo of Finn. Kurt is there and gets into a bitchy exchange with the Evil Gay Warbler.
UPDATE: Added a sneak peek video from FOX. Chris Colfer says he does “a lot of crying” in the episode, and that it will be an emotional roller coaster for the fans. (Video at the bottom of the page)
UPDATE: Comment from a crew member about Dave Karofsky’s storyline –In response to: “Max killed it (and great to have him back)” – “Max killed it” - Careful what you wish for… (VIA Mr. Max Adler) Hm…
UPDATE: Young The Giant’s hit single “Cough Syrup” will be featured in the opening scene of the winter finale of Glee. (Sung by Blaine) (Anti-Music)
UPDATE: From E!Online Spoiler Chat: “When you said the Regionals episode would leave a certain fanbase pissed in your last recap, did you mean Brittana fans?! Please say no! The shocking moment we were talking about in the last Glee-Dux does not directly involve Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera). Now go take a breath. Also, from what we’ve heard, there is something major in the very beginning of the episode and something major at the very end. (EOnline)
UPDATE: See new FOX promo below. Rachel and Finn are dressed for a wedding.Sue Sylvester announces that she’s pregnant. Quinn and Sue have some sort of confrontation. Blaine serenades Kurt in an empty auditorium, Sebastian confronts Rachel at the Lima Bean (Kurt is also there), Scenes from Rachel and Finn’s wedding. Quinn tries to stop Rachel from marrying Finn. Hiram Berry says to Burt Hummel “We’ve got to stop that wedding.”
UPDATE: Vanessa Lengies (Sugar) describes the episode-ending cliff-hanger: ““It’s our regionals episode, and it’s a huge jaw-dropper,” she reveals. “When I read the script, I was shocked, because it takes you on a big roller-coaster ride.In almost everyone’s storyline there is a surprise, so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it.” Touting the episode even further, she says: “It ends with one of those scenes where you just can’t believe what’s happening.” TVLine
I mainly want to see the episode for sam and mercedes and some samcedes scenes, but if there are none, i can wait for the next day when the media post their articles and for when everyone on tumblr re-caps it. I won’t be watching live on tv that night, if there isn’t any samcedes.
They weren’t really BAD, I just didn’t really care.
I couldn’t even figure out who was on “Glad You Came” because I couldn’t figure out who actually had a weaker voice than Finn.
I really don’t like “Fly” and I was expecting so much more from “Cough Syrup” if I’m going to be totally honest. I… I don’t know, kinda disappointed.
I did like “Stand” best out of all of them, though.
I agree, I thought it was okay..nothing stood out for me to get excited about. But where was the Kelly Clarkson song that the TroubleTones are supposed to be doing?
Accurate reaction is accurate.
I’m looking at the spoiler. Please don’t let that be the big shocking reveal or one of them. Because, that means Sam and Mercedes never met and never fell in love and Mercedes is back to being in the fucking back and only hitting the last wailing note. And Sam hadn’t even moved there yet! Grumble.. If this shit happens, I am quitting GLEE as fast as I quit The Vampire Diaries at the end of season 2 with that suck ass finale.
For real?!?! The former Troubletones are singing What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson for Regionals?!?! PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!! (this spoiler BETTER BE legit) I’ve wanted this song on glee since the first time I heard it!
Naya Rivera & Amber Riley are going to sing Kelly Clarkson. *deep breathes* It’s not like I LOOOOOVE all their voices or anything! Gahhhh PERFECTION!!!
Screener Spoilers – A handful of reporters have watched the episode. Here’s a summary. Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter, EOnline, TV Line
Will and Sue vs. Figgins: With an open tenure position at McKinley, the two battle it out for to impress Principal Figgins for the spot. The winner? It isn’t who you’d expect.
Emma could wind up being the one to support her husband.
Principal Figgins warns him that he won’t get the open tenure spot unless his Spanish skills get bueno…rapido!
Will starts taking Spanish classes at night with Dave Martinez (Ricky Martin).
Will translates Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation” in full conquistador gear, complete with backing from a mariachi band and Mike and Brittany serving as the bulls. Not everyone is a fan of the performance.
Sue uses a confrontation with Will to hit him up for a sperm donation, taking advantage of one specific physical attribute that up until this point has been the butt of endless jokes.
Sue turns to the New Directions guys (!) and Mr. Schue for sperm donations. Naturally, Emma responds to Sue going after her fiancé’s genetic material with…a pamphlet.
Sue Sylvester, mother? Is it physically possible for her to conceive? Let’s just say that Sue took measures to ensure that it is — more than 30 years ago and ahead of the technology that was readily available. Skeptics include Will, Emma, Santana and Roz, who comically suggests that Sue will give birth to full-grown adult grandchild, complete with a cell phone and briefcase.
When Emma gets wind, she confronts Sue with a pamphlet labeled, “Please don’t hog my fiance’s nog.” The confrontation reveals a softer side of Sue that can’t help melt your heart just a tad. Sue is saying the most sincere sweet things about one of her enemies
Sue isn’t the only award-winning coach at McKinley and Roz wants to — and briefly does — take over the Cheerios. Under Roz’s direction, even Becky’s a fan — and the Cheerios co-captain’s treachery doesn’t end there.
Santana has her own crack at Sue, asking whose vagina she’ll use to birth her baby.
Sam’s professing his love for Mercedes via Twitter, and won’t stop until a very romantic tweet about Mercedes is trending. Cute!
Sam and Mercedes go to non-couples counseling with Emma about their kiss. Her solution? Communication cut-off for a full week. But does communication count when it’s in the form of a musical performance?
The Gypsy Kings’ “Bamboleo”/Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” as performed by the guys of New Directions, features some of the most fitting fashion the show has featured thus far. Three words: Mexican Hipster Boots. Sam definitely directs the latter song’s lyrics to Mercedes
Mercedes doesn’t choose Sam. She goes off with her current football boyfriend but it’s clear she still has feelings for Sam.
It’s movie night at Rachel’s as she confides (via Twilight!) in Mercedes and Kurt about her engagement to Finn. Kurt’s initial reaction doesn’t last long as he quickly comes to understand just why Rachel said yes.
Rachel shares her engagement secret with Kurt and Mercedes, and there’s a little Blaine-Kurt reference moment that makes it clear Kurt isn’t ready for a step like Rachel and Finn are taking.
Rachel’s reveal leads to a wonderful heart-to-heart between Kurt and Finn about college, marriage and the future, where Kurt’s belief in Finn’s star quality provides a fitting wake-up call for his multitalented brother that leaves the jock thinking.
Kurt tells Finn he can’t give up on being more than the guy who holds Rachel’s purse on the red carpet.
Kurt breaks a promise to Rachel in bringing up the subject.
Sue gives Will his due in a scene with Emma that not only explains her anger but also why she wants him to be a sperm donor.
Emma is trying to help Will and…wow. Will is being a serious d-bag. “You’re being really mean,” she tells him. Understatement. Being mean to Emma Pillsbury is like bitch-slapping sunshine.
Santana vs. Will: Santana calls Will out on his Spanish teaching skills and the racial stereotypes he’s perpetuating while at the same time complimenting his abilities as the glee coach.
The confrontation leads to a big reveal for Will, who begins to ponder his position. Is there a future for Señor Martinez at McKinley? Let’s just say that Will takes Santana’s message to heart and the tenure winner isn’t who’d you’d expect it to be.
In a double shocker, we find that two unlikely sources tattled on Will (for poor teaching skills) and Sue (for poor coaching performance). Will is shocked by the news, while we discover Sue had already snuck into Figgins’ filing cabinet to uncover the identity of her accuser.
Will totally redeems himself in the last scene. Huzzah!
The episode ends with a shocker about [spoiler] and the future of McKinley High.