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We start the first season finale with Will hanging up a poster telling people to support New Directions at Regionals (it doesn't say the time or place). This of course summons the Tracksuit Tyrant, who walks past and tells him that she's looking forward to seeing him at Regionals. Will is surprised, but he should realize she isn't going to be there for support, no no no, she realized if New Directions is going down she wants a direct hand in it, so she's going to be a judge.

In Figgins' office, Will screams that Figgins can't let Sue judge. Figgins tells Will that he doesn't actually have any control over who the Show Choir governing board decides to make a judge. Sue says that they invited celebrities to be the judges, and Sue is definitely a celebrity. She's also offended that Will would think that she would be anything but an impartial judge. Will reminds Sue that she leaked their set list last time, and Figgins, clearly not giving anything resembling a damn, reminds Will that the club has to place, or they're out. Sue gloats to Will's face as, for the final time this season, we hit the TitleCard.

We see a flashback to the day Quinn and Puck's baby was conceived. Quinn keeps raising objections to them sleeping together, but Puck bypasses them, even invoking some [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]] by asking if either of them will give a damn about Finn in three years?

-> ''Life's just a bunch of experiences, you know? You don't get a medal at the finish line for being good. You just get dead.''

End flashback. The Glee club are at Will's place for a party, and also to decide their set list. Wait, they're only doing this now? This will explain a lot. ND are incredibly depressed because they've decided that since Sue is a judge, the fix is in. Tina weeps that she loves them all. Finn wonders why they're all acting as if everything's going to be over. Mercedes points out that outside of Glee club, it's not like Puck or Santana will want to talk to any of them. Rachel asks instead of a set list that they list what they love about glee, and Will agrees.

We cut to Emma's office, where Will relates how sad the club is making him, asking her for some guidance. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, bringing up showing him the video of his Nationals win, and that he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist, who we will meet next season. Cut to Will's [[TheAllegedCar alleged car]], after flipping through the dial, he comes upon the BootstrappedTheme and has a breakdown and a breakthrough.

Cut to Rachel looking fearful as Finn arrives, convincing Rachel not to give up. He says that she can help the club feel better about the competition, and they're going to win this damn thing. She responds with a liplock. In the room where the Journey starts, Will puts the band on the board, then says nine months prior, there were only five. He says that eventually, time will claim them all, that life only has a beginning and an end, but he loves them too much not to make sure they make the most out of the middle. Since it was "Don't Stop Believing" that brought him from the brink, it will be the Journey that guides them at Regionals.

And now, the stage is set. Your judges: Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Music/JoshGroban.

We start with pandering, as Fort Wayne, IN's Westvale High's Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of ONJ and Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Cut to backstage where ND fumes. Will arrives and says if winning is what they care about, they've already lost. After a joke about Finn's dancing, they clasp hands atop each other for the first of the signature "show circles". Cut to said Finnegan, nervously preparing as we also see Rachel getting ready as well. Rachel says "break a leg", Finn responds with the L-word. Instead of throwing her off, this seems to warm her up as they prepare to enter. The music is cued, and they perform what would be considered the song of the real life couple they would become. And again, adding [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]], one giant TearJerker all around. Then we go from the ballad to the rock, the last mashup of the season, followed by the big finish, the BootstrappedTheme to whip the crowd up. As this goes on, we see a surprising sight: one Judith Fabray.

We soon see why; after we cut to backstage, Quinn runs into Judy, who tells Quinn she's dumped Russell due to his being a bastard; that and he cheated on her. She wants Quinn to return home, however, her granddaughter has other plans and makes her presence felt by breaking Q's water. Speaking of breaks, we return from one to some Queen, as it's Vocal Adrenaline's turn at bat and Jesse's turn at the spotlight. We intercut this with ND at the hospital, as Quinn allows Puck and Mercedes into the delivery room. And it's a perfect cut, timing the beats with Q's screams; afterwards, we see that Rachel had to stay behind to get the results. As such, she goes into the VA dressing room to see Shelby, saying regardless of standings, ND won, because Vocal Adrenaline has no heart. She says Shelby should co-direct with Will, only for Shelby to state that she's getting out of the business to have a family. A family that doesn't include Rachel, BTW. However, she does ask about Quinn's baby and for the final time this season you can spot the inevitable from a mile away.

Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credibility, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a different way than you'd expect.

Cut to the judges decision; yes, only three show choirs in the entire competition, disbelief must be suspended. And ladies and gleeks, as mentioned in the ''Sectionals'' recap, Murphy will demonstrate on occasion the ability to subvert the expected. In this case:

->1st: Vocal Adrenaline

->2nd: Aural Intensity

->3rd: New Directions

At the hospital, Puck and Quinn are looking at their baby. Puck asks if Quinn wants to keep her, once and for all, she doesn't. She asks Puck the same question and it's clear he wants to but knows he can't. Quinn then asks if Puck loved her. Puck confirms he did, "especially now".[[note]]A cryptic response but generally believed to be him finally realizing she wasn't gonna love him back[[/note]] Shelby then arrives and asks if the baby has a name. Quinn says the baby has no name, but Puck says that it's Beth.

As we see Shelby prepare to replace the daughter she rejected with another woman's baby, we begin the home stretch for the season with Will noticing Emma in Figgins' office, [[OutOfCharacterMoment screaming]] at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She notices him and comes in hot, asking if he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. Will immediately asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, insisting it isn't about the two of them. Will calls bullshit and kisses her, saying she can date who she wants but it ain't over between them. Oooh, Forceful Will. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.

We cut to New Directions with something to say to Will:

-> MATT SPEAKS: ''"In the beginning of this year, I was just another football player."''

-> Tina: ''"I had a stutter."''

-> Mercedes: ''"I was the closeted diva"''.

-> Quinn: ''"I used to be captain of the Cheerios!"''

-> Mike: ''"I was afraid to dance outside my room."''

-> Brittana: ''"I hated everyone in this club."'' ''"So did I."''

-> Kurt: ''"I wasn't honest about who I was."''

-> Puck: ''"I was tossing kids into dumpsters."''

-> Artie: ''"I had never kissed a girl before."''

-> Rachel: ''"And I was getting slushied."''

-> Finn: ''"I didn't... I didn't have a father... Someone I could look up to. Model myself after. Someone who could show me what it really meant to be a man."''

Rachel doesn't care what the judges say. They won because they had Will, having him as their teacher gave them all the chance to do things nobody else cared about. They then express their love in proper fashion.

We then cut to Will cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, we flashback to see the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is that she is a ChaoticNeutral for a reason. Yes, she liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and alleged sex tape they made, got glee another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.

Cut to Will telling ND the good news; naturally Rachel wants to start rehearsing, but Will tells them to relax over the summer. He and Puck break out the guitar and the ukulele as we end Season 1 with Shelby adopting Beth and New Directions looking content at what's to come.

One down, five to go gleeks. The Journey's just getting started.

Next Season: We're GrowingTheBeard, with new members, the man who would become Glee's breakout star, and revelations galore, from ones done in horrific fashion, to ones that would reveal the broken psyche of a very troubled girl. All that, plus the moment that would kick off a RunningGag for these recaps. Till then Gleeks.

to:

We start the first season finale with Will hanging hangs up a poster telling people to support New Directions at Regionals (it doesn't say the time or place). This of course summons the Tracksuit Tyrant, who Sue walks past and tells him that she's looking forward to seeing him at Regionals. Will is surprised, surprised that she'd show up to support them, but he should realize she isn't going to be there for support, no no no, she realized if New Directions is going down she wants a direct hand in it, so she's going to be a judge.

In Figgins' office, Will screams that Figgins can't let Sue judge. Figgins tells Will that he doesn't actually have any control over who the Show Choir governing board decides to make a judge. Sue says that they invited celebrities to be the judges, and Sue is definitely a celebrity. She's also offended that Will would think that she would be anything but an impartial judge. Will reminds Sue that she leaked their set list last time, and Figgins, clearly not giving anything resembling a damn, Figgins reminds Will that the club has to place, or they're out. Sue gloats to Will's face as, for the final time this season, we hit the TitleCard.

We see a flashback to the day
out.

Flashback.
Quinn and Puck's baby was conceived. Puck make out. Quinn keeps raising objections to them sleeping together, but Puck bypasses them, even invoking some [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]] by asking if either of them will give a damn about Finn in three years?

-> ''Life's just a bunch of experiences, you know? You don't get a medal at the finish line for being good. You just get dead.''

them.
End flashback. The Glee club are at Will's place for a party, and also to decide their set list. Wait, they're only doing this now? This will explain a lot. ND ''now?'' The club are incredibly depressed because they've decided that since Sue is a judge, the fix is in. Tina weeps that she loves them all.they'll never win. Finn wonders why they're all acting as if everything's going to be over. Mercedes Rachel points out that outside of Glee club, it's not like Puck or Santana will want to talk to any of them. Rachel asks instead of a set list that they list what they love about glee, and Will agrees.

We cut to
them.

In
Emma's office, where Will relates how sad the club is making him, asking her for some guidance. him. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, bringing up showing him the video of his Nationals win, and that he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist, who we will meet next season. Cut to Will's [[TheAllegedCar alleged car]], after flipping through the dial, he comes upon the BootstrappedTheme and has a breakdown and a breakthrough.

Cut to Rachel looking fearful as
dentist.

Finn arrives, convincing convinces Rachel not to give up. He says that she can help the club feel better about the competition, and they're going to win this damn thing. She responds with a liplock. In the room where music room, Will gives the club a speech and tells them that they're doing a Journey starts, Will puts medley.

At Regionals,
the band on the board, then says nine months prior, there were only five. He says that eventually, time will claim them all, that life only has a beginning and an end, but he loves them too much not to make sure they make the most out of the middle. Since it was "Don't Stop Believing" that brought him from the brink, it will be the Journey that guides them at Regionals.

And now, the stage is set. Your judges:
judges are announced: Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Music/JoshGroban.

We start with pandering, as Fort Wayne, IN's Westvale High's
Josh Groban.

Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of ONJ Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Cut to backstage where ND fumes. Will arrives gives the club another inspiring speech. The club gets ready for their performance. Finn and says if winning is what they care about, they've already lost. After a joke about Finn's dancing, they clasp hands atop each other for the first of the signature "show circles". Cut to said Finnegan, nervously preparing as we also see Rachel getting ready as well. Rachel says "break a leg", Finn responds with the L-word. Instead of throwing her off, this seems to warm her up as they prepare to enter. The music is cued, and they perform what would be considered the song 'Faithfully'. The club then performs a mash-up of the real life couple they would become. And again, adding [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]], one giant TearJerker all around. Then we go from the ballad to the rock, the last mashup of the season, 'Any Way You Want It' and 'Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", followed by 'Don't Stop Believing'. Part of the big finish, the BootstrappedTheme to whip the crowd up. As this goes on, we see a surprising sight: one Judith Fabray.

We soon see why; after we cut to backstage,
way through, Quinn's mother turns up.

On their way back,
Quinn runs into Judy, who tells Quinn she's dumped Russell due to his being a bastard; gets ambushed by her mother. Said mother says that she threw Quinn's father out for having an affair and he cheated on her. She she wants Quinn to return home, however, her granddaughter has other plans come home and makes her presence felt by breaking Q's water. Speaking of breaks, we return from one to some Queen, as it's Vocal Adrenaline's turn at bat and Jesse's turn at keep the spotlight. We intercut this with ND at the hospital, as baby. Quinn allows Puck and Mercedes into the delivery room. And it's a perfect cut, timing the beats with Q's screams; afterwards, we see says that Rachel had to stay behind to get the results. As such, she goes into the VA dressing room to see Shelby, saying regardless of standings, ND won, because her water just broke. Oh, this can't end well.

Vocal Adrenaline performs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in a montage laced with scenes of Quinn giving birth. By the end of the performance (a five-minute birth? Seriously? ''Seriously?''), Quinn has no her perfectly healthy baby resting in her arms. Awwww.

Rachel and Shelby talk. Rachel tells Shelby that ND just won, because VA doesn't have a
heart. She says thinks Shelby should co-direct come teach Glee with Will, only for Will. Shelby to state that says no, she's getting out of the business to have a family. A family that doesn't include Rachel, BTW. However, she does ask about Quinn's baby and for the final time this season you can spot the inevitable from a mile away.

Cut to the
BTW.

Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying room. Olivia thinks Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credibility, before giving The other judges slam ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's and Sue, questioning her status as a "celebrity". celebrity. And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride vote.

Decision time. For some reason, even though this
is damaged, she may go in a different way than you'd expect.

Cut to the judges decision; yes,
Regionals, there's only three show choirs in the entire competition, disbelief must be suspended. And ladies and gleeks, as mentioned in the ''Sectionals'' recap, Murphy will demonstrate on occasion the ability to subvert the expected. In this case:

->1st:
choirs. Right. Anyway. Vocal Adrenaline

->2nd:
Adrenaline win, and Aural Intensity

->3rd: New Directions

Intensity come in second. The club realises that they're doomed.

At the hospital, Puck and Quinn are looking at their baby. Puck asks if Quinn wants to keep her, once and for all, she her. She doesn't. She asks Puck the same question and it's clear he wants to but knows he can't. Quinn then asks if Puck loved her. Puck confirms says he did, "especially now".[[note]]A cryptic response but generally believed to be him finally realizing she wasn't gonna love him back[[/note]] did. Shelby then arrives and asks which is their baby, and if the baby she has a name. Quinn says the baby has no name, but Puck says that it's Beth.

As we see Shelby prepare to replace the daughter she rejected with another woman's baby, we begin the home stretch for the season with Will noticing Emma in
'Beth'.

In
Figgins' office, [[OutOfCharacterMoment screaming]] Emma is screaming at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She notices him and comes in hot, asking if Will talk. She's angry that he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. Will immediately He asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, insisting it isn't about the two of them. Will calls thinks that's bullshit and kisses her, saying she can date who she wants but it ain't over between them. Oooh, Forceful Will. her. Oooh. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.

We cut to New Directions with something to say to Will:

-> MATT SPEAKS: ''"In
auditorium.

In
the beginning of this year, I was just another football player."''

-> Tina: ''"I had a stutter."''

-> Mercedes: ''"I was
auditorium, the closeted diva"''.

-> Quinn: ''"I used to be captain of the Cheerios!"''

-> Mike: ''"I was afraid to dance outside my room."''

-> Brittana: ''"I hated everyone in this club."'' ''"So did I."''

-> Kurt: ''"I wasn't honest about who I was."''

-> Puck: ''"I was tossing kids into dumpsters."''

-> Artie: ''"I had never kissed a girl before."''

-> Rachel: ''"And I was getting slushied."''

-> Finn: ''"I didn't... I didn't have a father... Someone I could look up to. Model myself after. Someone who could show me what it really meant to be a man."''

Rachel doesn't care what the judges say. They won because
Club tells Will how happy they had Will, are, even though they lost- see, having him Will as their teacher gave them all the chance to do things nobody else cared about. They then express their love in proper fashion.

We then cut to
sing him 'To Sir With Love'.

In the music room,
Will is cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, process. In a flashback, we flashback to see the truth: her decision- ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine.third. Her voiceover says that she voted for the team she honestly thought should win. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is says that initially she is a ChaoticNeutral felt good, but she thought for a reason. Yes, while and she liked likes having Will as a rival, as she really admires what he's doing with the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went club. She talked to Figgins and, reminding and blackmailed him of the dubious and alleged sex tape they made, got glee to give ND another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.

Cut to
year.

In the music room,
Will telling ND tells the good news; naturally club that they've got another year. They're all ecstatic. Rachel wants to start rehearsing, but Will tells them to relax over the summer. He and Puck break out the guitar and the ukulele as we end Season 1 They perform 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', cut with scenes of Shelby adopting Beth Beth. The performance ends, and New Directions looking content at what's to come.

One down, five to go gleeks. The Journey's just getting started.

Next Season: We're GrowingTheBeard, with new members,
so does the man who would become Glee's breakout star, and revelations galore, from ones done in horrific fashion, to ones that would reveal the broken psyche of a very troubled girl. All that, plus the moment that would kick off a RunningGag for these recaps. Till then Gleeks.
episode.


And now, the stage is set. Your judges: Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Creator/JoshGroban.

to:

And now, the stage is set. Your judges: Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Creator/JoshGroban.
Music/JoshGroban.



* "You Raise Me Up" by JoshGroban/"Magic" by Olivia Newton John, performed by[[note]]The Not-At-All-Stupidly-Named[[/note]] Aural Intensity

to:

* "You Raise Me Up" by JoshGroban/"Magic" Music/JoshGroban[=/=]"Magic" by Olivia Newton John, performed by[[note]]The Not-At-All-Stupidly-Named[[/note]] Aural Intensity


* "Bohemian Rhapsody" by {{Queen}}, performed by Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline

to:

* "Bohemian Rhapsody" by {{Queen}}, Music/{{Queen}}, performed by Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline



* BiTheWay: Rod Remington partied ''hard'' with [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] in the '80s and isn't a fan of labels.

to:

* BiTheWay: Rod Remington partied ''hard'' with [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] in the '80s and isn't a fan of labels.


We cut to Emma's office, where Will relates how sad the club is making him, asking her for some guidance. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, bringing up showing him the video of his Nationals win, and that he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist, who we will meet next season. Cut to Will's [[TheAllegedCar alleged car]], after flipping through the dial, he comes upon the BootstrappedTheme and has a breakdown and a breakthrough

to:

We cut to Emma's office, where Will relates how sad the club is making him, asking her for some guidance. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, bringing up showing him the video of his Nationals win, and that he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist, who we will meet next season. Cut to Will's [[TheAllegedCar alleged car]], after flipping through the dial, he comes upon the BootstrappedTheme and has a breakdown and a breakthrough
breakthrough.


Added DiffLines:

Next Season: We're GrowingTheBeard, with new members, the man who would become Glee's breakout star, and revelations galore, from ones done in horrific fashion, to ones that would reveal the broken psyche of a very troubled girl. All that, plus the moment that would kick off a RunningGag for these recaps. Till then Gleeks.


* AllThereInTheManuel: As per materials auctioned off after the series ended, Nationals this year was to be held in Chicago.

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* AllThereInTheManuel: AllThereInTheManual: As per materials auctioned off after the series ended, Nationals this year was to be held in Chicago.

Added DiffLines:

* AbortedArc: There is no mention of Kurt as a Cheerio!; presumably he quit between episodes.
* AllThereInTheManuel: As per materials auctioned off after the series ended, Nationals this year was to be held in Chicago.


Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credability, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a different way than you'd expect.

to:

Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credability, credibility, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a different way than you'd expect.


We start the final home stretch of the season with Will cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, we flashback to see the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is that she is a ChaoticNeutral for a reason. Yes, she liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and alleged sex tape they made, got glee another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.

to:

We start the final home stretch of the season with then cut to Will cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, we flashback to see the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is that she is a ChaoticNeutral for a reason. Yes, she liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and alleged sex tape they made, got glee another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.


We start with pandering, as Fort Wayne, IN's Westvale High's Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of ONJ and Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Cut to backstage where ND fumes. Will arrives and says if winning is what they care about, they've already lost. After a joke about Finn's dancing, they clasp hands atop each other for the first of the signature "show circles". Cut to said Finnegan, nervously preparing as we also see Rachel getting ready as well. Rachel says "break a leg", Finn responds with the L-word. Instead of throwing her off, this seems to warm her up as they prepare to enter. The music is cued, and they perform what would be considered the song of the real life couple they would become. And again, adding [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]], one giant TearJerker all around. And then we go from the ballad to the rock, the last mashup of the season. And then comes the big finish, the BootstrappedTheme to whip the crowd up. As this goes on, we see a surprising sight: one Judith Fabray.

to:

We start with pandering, as Fort Wayne, IN's Westvale High's Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of ONJ and Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Cut to backstage where ND fumes. Will arrives and says if winning is what they care about, they've already lost. After a joke about Finn's dancing, they clasp hands atop each other for the first of the signature "show circles". Cut to said Finnegan, nervously preparing as we also see Rachel getting ready as well. Rachel says "break a leg", Finn responds with the L-word. Instead of throwing her off, this seems to warm her up as they prepare to enter. The music is cued, and they perform what would be considered the song of the real life couple they would become. And again, adding [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]], one giant TearJerker all around. And then Then we go from the ballad to the rock, the last mashup of the season. And then comes season, followed by the big finish, the BootstrappedTheme to whip the crowd up. As this goes on, we see a surprising sight: one Judith Fabray.



Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credability, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a way you'd different expect.

to:

Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's credability, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a different way than you'd different expect.


As we see Shelby prepare to replace the daughter she rejected with another woman's baby, we begin the home stretch for the season with Will noticing Emma in Figgins' office, [[OutOfCharacterMoment screaming]] at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She notices will and comes in hot, asking if he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. Will immediately asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, insisting it isn't about the two of them. Will calls bullshit and kisses her, saying she can date who she wants but it ain't over between them. Oooh, Forceful Will. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.

to:

As we see Shelby prepare to replace the daughter she rejected with another woman's baby, we begin the home stretch for the season with Will noticing Emma in Figgins' office, [[OutOfCharacterMoment screaming]] at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She notices will him and comes in hot, asking if he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. Will immediately asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, insisting it isn't about the two of them. Will calls bullshit and kisses her, saying she can date who she wants but it ain't over between them. Oooh, Forceful Will. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.


Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's availability, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a way you'd different expect.

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Cut to the Judges' room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. Groban questions Sue's availability, credability, before giving ND props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a "celebrity". And then they vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is damaged, she may go in a way you'd different expect.


* "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, performed by Rachel, Finn, Santana, Puck, Artie, and the New Directions

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* "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, performed by Rachel, Finn, Santana, Puck, Artie, and the New DirectionsBelieving"


We start the final home stretch of the season with Will cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, we flashback to see the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is that she is a ChaoticNeutral for a reason. Yes, she liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and alleged sex tap they made, got glee another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.

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We start the final home stretch of the season with Will cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process; however, we flashback to see the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue is that she is a ChaoticNeutral for a reason. Yes, she liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as fun without someone to play with, so she went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and alleged sex tap tape they made, got glee another year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.


Will hangs up a poster telling people to support New Directions at Regionals (it doesn't say the time or place). Sue walks past and tells him that she's looking forward to seeing him at Regionals. Will is surprised that she'd show up to support them, but she isn't going to be there for support, she's going to be a judge.

In Figgins' office, Will screams that Figgins can't let Sue judge. Figgins tells Will that he doesn't actually have any control over who the Show Choir governing board decides to make a judge. Sue says that they invited celebrities to be the judges, and Sue is definitely a celebrity. She's also offended that Will would think that she would be anything but an impartial judge. Will reminds Sue that she leaked their set list last time, and Figgins reminds Will that the club has to place, or they're out.

Flashback. Quinn and Puck make out. Quinn keeps raising objections to them sleeping together, but Puck bypasses them.
End flashback. The Glee club are at Will's place for a party, and also to decide their set list. Wait, they're only doing this ''now?'' The club are incredibly depressed because they've decided that since Sue is a judge, they'll never win. Finn wonders why they're all acting as if everything's going to be over. Rachel points out that outside of Glee club, it's not like Puck or Santana will want to talk to any of them.

In Emma's office, Will relates how sad the club is making him. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, and he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist.

Finn convinces Rachel not to give up. He says that she can help the club feel better about the competition, and they're going to win this damn thing. In the music room, Will gives the club a speech and tells them that they're doing a Journey medley.

At Regionals, the judges are announced: Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Josh Groban.

Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Will gives the club another inspiring speech. The club gets ready for their performance. Finn and Rachel perform 'Faithfully'. The club then performs a mash-up of 'Any Way You Want It' and 'Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", followed by 'Don't Stop Believing'. Part of the way through, Quinn's mother turns up.

On their way back, Quinn gets ambushed by her mother. Said mother says that she threw Quinn's father out for having an affair and she wants Quinn to come home and keep the baby. Quinn says that her water just broke. Oh, this can't end well.

Vocal Adrenaline performs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in a montage laced with scenes of Quinn giving birth. By the end of the performance (a five-minute birth? Seriously? ''Seriously?''), Quinn has her perfectly healthy baby resting in her arms. Awwww.

Rachel and Shelby talk. Rachel tells Shelby that ND just won, because VA doesn't have a heart. She thinks Shelby should come teach Glee with Will. Shelby says no, she's getting out of the business to have a family. A family that doesn't include Rachel, BTW.

Judges' room. Olivia thinks Aural Intensity should win. The other judges slam ND and Sue, questioning her status as a celebrity. And then they vote.

Decision time. For some reason, even though this is Regionals, there's only three choirs. Right. Anyway. Vocal Adrenaline win, and Aural Intensity come in second. The club realises that they're doomed.

At the hospital, Puck and Quinn are looking at their baby. Puck asks if Quinn wants to keep her. She doesn't. Quinn asks if Puck loved her. Puck says he did. Shelby arrives and asks which is their baby, and if she has a name. Quinn says the baby has no name, but Puck says that it's 'Beth'.

In Figgins' office, Emma is screaming at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She and Will talk. She's angry that he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. He asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, it isn't about the two of them. Will thinks that's bullshit and kisses her. Oooh. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.

In the auditorium, the Club tells Will how happy they are, even though they lost- see, having Will as their teacher gave them all the chance to do things nobody else cared about. They sing him 'To Sir With Love'.

In the music room, Will is cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process. In a flashback, we see her decision- ND first, AI second, and VA third. Her voiceover says that she voted for the team she honestly thought should win. Will concedes that he lost and she won. Sue says that initially she felt good, but she thought for a while and she likes having Will as a rival, as she really admires what he's doing with the club. She talked to Figgins and blackmailed him to give ND another year.

In the music room, Will tells the club that they've got another year. They're all ecstatic. Rachel wants to start rehearsing, but Will tells them to relax over the summer. They perform 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', cut with scenes of Shelby adopting Beth. The performance ends, and so does the episode.

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The season long {{Music/Journey}} ends here, as New Directions get ready for Regionals.

We start the first season finale with
Will hangs hanging up a poster telling people to support New Directions at Regionals (it doesn't say the time or place). Sue This of course summons the Tracksuit Tyrant, who walks past and tells him that she's looking forward to seeing him at Regionals. Will is surprised that she'd show up to support them, surprised, but he should realize she isn't going to be there for support, no no no, she realized if New Directions is going down she wants a direct hand in it, so she's going to be a judge.

In Figgins' office, Will screams that Figgins can't let Sue judge. Figgins tells Will that he doesn't actually have any control over who the Show Choir governing board decides to make a judge. Sue says that they invited celebrities to be the judges, and Sue is definitely a celebrity. She's also offended that Will would think that she would be anything but an impartial judge. Will reminds Sue that she leaked their set list last time, and Figgins Figgins, clearly not giving anything resembling a damn, reminds Will that the club has to place, or they're out.

Flashback.
out. Sue gloats to Will's face as, for the final time this season, we hit the TitleCard.

We see a flashback to the day
Quinn and Puck make out. Puck's baby was conceived. Quinn keeps raising objections to them sleeping together, but Puck bypasses them.
them, even invoking some [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]] by asking if either of them will give a damn about Finn in three years?

-> ''Life's just a bunch of experiences, you know? You don't get a medal at the finish line for being good. You just get dead.''

End flashback. The Glee club are at Will's place for a party, and also to decide their set list. Wait, they're only doing this ''now?'' The club now? This will explain a lot. ND are incredibly depressed because they've decided that since Sue is a judge, they'll never win.the fix is in. Tina weeps that she loves them all. Finn wonders why they're all acting as if everything's going to be over. Rachel Mercedes points out that outside of Glee club, it's not like Puck or Santana will want to talk to any of them.

In
them. Rachel asks instead of a set list that they list what they love about glee, and Will agrees.

We cut to
Emma's office, where Will relates how sad the club is making him. him, asking her for some guidance. She reminds him of how happy singing makes him, bringing up showing him the video of his Nationals win, and that he needs to remind the kids that the joy of singing together is more important than winning or losing. Will tells her how much he misses her, and she tells him that she's dating her dentist.

dentist, who we will meet next season. Cut to Will's [[TheAllegedCar alleged car]], after flipping through the dial, he comes upon the BootstrappedTheme and has a breakdown and a breakthrough

Cut to Rachel looking fearful as
Finn convinces arrives, convincing Rachel not to give up. He says that she can help the club feel better about the competition, and they're going to win this damn thing. She responds with a liplock. In the music room, Will gives room where the club a speech and tells them that they're doing a Journey medley.

At Regionals,
starts, Will puts the judges are announced: band on the board, then says nine months prior, there were only five. He says that eventually, time will claim them all, that life only has a beginning and an end, but he loves them too much not to make sure they make the most out of the middle. Since it was "Don't Stop Believing" that brought him from the brink, it will be the Journey that guides them at Regionals.

And now, the stage is set. Your judges:
Rod Remington, Sue, Olivia Newton-John, and Josh Groban.

Creator/JoshGroban.

We start with pandering, as Fort Wayne, IN's Westvale High's
Aural Intensity performs a mash-up of Olivia Newton-John ONJ and Josh Groban. Oh, for fuck's sake. Cut to backstage where ND fumes. Will gives arrives and says if winning is what they care about, they've already lost. After a joke about Finn's dancing, they clasp hands atop each other for the club another inspiring speech. The club gets ready for their performance. Finn and first of the signature "show circles". Cut to said Finnegan, nervously preparing as we also see Rachel getting ready as well. Rachel says "break a leg", Finn responds with the L-word. Instead of throwing her off, this seems to warm her up as they prepare to enter. The music is cued, and they perform 'Faithfully'. The club then performs a mash-up of 'Any Way You Want It' and 'Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", followed by 'Don't Stop Believing'. Part what would be considered the song of the way through, Quinn's mother turns up.

On their way back,
real life couple they would become. And again, adding [[HarsherInHindsight harsher hindsight]], one giant TearJerker all around. And then we go from the ballad to the rock, the last mashup of the season. And then comes the big finish, the BootstrappedTheme to whip the crowd up. As this goes on, we see a surprising sight: one Judith Fabray.

We soon see why; after we cut to backstage,
Quinn gets ambushed by her mother. Said mother says runs into Judy, who tells Quinn she's dumped Russell due to his being a bastard; that she threw Quinn's father out for having an affair and she he cheated on her. She wants Quinn to come home return home, however, her granddaughter has other plans and keep makes her presence felt by breaking Q's water. Speaking of breaks, we return from one to some Queen, as it's Vocal Adrenaline's turn at bat and Jesse's turn at the baby. spotlight. We intercut this with ND at the hospital, as Quinn says allows Puck and Mercedes into the delivery room. And it's a perfect cut, timing the beats with Q's screams; afterwards, we see that her water just broke. Oh, this can't end well.

Rachel had to stay behind to get the results. As such, she goes into the VA dressing room to see Shelby, saying regardless of standings, ND won, because Vocal Adrenaline performs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in a montage laced with scenes of Quinn giving birth. By the end of the performance (a five-minute birth? Seriously? ''Seriously?''), Quinn has her perfectly healthy baby resting in her arms. Awwww.

Rachel and Shelby talk. Rachel tells Shelby that ND just won, because VA doesn't have a
no heart. She thinks says Shelby should come teach Glee co-direct with Will. Will, only for Shelby says no, to state that she's getting out of the business to have a family. A family that doesn't include Rachel, BTW.

BTW. However, she does ask about Quinn's baby and for the final time this season you can spot the inevitable from a mile away.

Cut to the
Judges' room. Olivia thinks room, where Sue makes it clear about who she wants for third. Egos then come into play, ONJ pissed only one team payed tribute, before saying Aural Intensity should win. The other judges slam Groban questions Sue's availability, before giving ND and Sue, questioning her props. ONJ trashes them to such a degree that even Sue defends them. Remington agrees with ONJ, linking Sue to ND as far as underdogs with delusions of grandeur. They then question Sue's status as a celebrity. "celebrity". And then they vote.

Decision time. For some reason, even though this
vote. Thing is, when Sue's pride is Regionals, there's damaged, she may go in a way you'd different expect.

Cut to the judges decision; yes,
only three choirs. Right. Anyway. show choirs in the entire competition, disbelief must be suspended. And ladies and gleeks, as mentioned in the ''Sectionals'' recap, Murphy will demonstrate on occasion the ability to subvert the expected. In this case:

->1st:
Vocal Adrenaline win, and Adrenaline

->2nd:
Aural Intensity come in second. The club realises that they're doomed.

Intensity

->3rd: New Directions

At the hospital, Puck and Quinn are looking at their baby. Puck asks if Quinn wants to keep her. She her, once and for all, she doesn't. She asks Puck the same question and it's clear he wants to but knows he can't. Quinn then asks if Puck loved her. Puck says confirms he did. did, "especially now".[[note]]A cryptic response but generally believed to be him finally realizing she wasn't gonna love him back[[/note]] Shelby then arrives and asks which is their baby, and if she the baby has a name. Quinn says the baby has no name, but Puck says that it's 'Beth'.

In
Beth.

As we see Shelby prepare to replace the daughter she rejected with another woman's baby, we begin the home stretch for the season with Will noticing Emma in
Figgins' office, Emma is screaming [[OutOfCharacterMoment screaming]] at him about his decision to shut down Glee club. She notices will and Will talk. She's angry that comes in hot, asking if he's going to just lie down and take it, because she thinks that some things are worth fighting over. He Will immediately asks if she's talking about their relationship or the Glee club. Emma says she means the Glee club, insisting it isn't about the two of them. Will thinks that's calls bullshit and kisses her. Oooh. her, saying she can date who she wants but it ain't over between them. Oooh, Forceful Will. Rachel interrupts them to ask Will to come to the auditorium.

In
auditorium.

We cut to New Directions with something to say to Will:

-> MATT SPEAKS: ''"In
the auditorium, beginning of this year, I was just another football player."''

-> Tina: ''"I had a stutter."''

-> Mercedes: ''"I was
the Club tells Will how happy closeted diva"''.

-> Quinn: ''"I used to be captain of the Cheerios!"''

-> Mike: ''"I was afraid to dance outside my room."''

-> Brittana: ''"I hated everyone in this club."'' ''"So did I."''

-> Kurt: ''"I wasn't honest about who I was."''

-> Puck: ''"I was tossing kids into dumpsters."''

-> Artie: ''"I had never kissed a girl before."''

-> Rachel: ''"And I was getting slushied."''

-> Finn: ''"I didn't... I didn't have a father... Someone I could look up to. Model myself after. Someone who could show me what it really meant to be a man."''

Rachel doesn't care what the judges say. They won because
they are, even though they lost- see, had Will, having Will him as their teacher gave them all the chance to do things nobody else cared about. They sing him 'To Sir With Love'.

In
then express their love in proper fashion.

We start
the music room, final home stretch of the season with Will is cleaning up when Sue walks in. Will congratulates her on her victory and asks how she could think that ND wasn't good enough. Sue says that she can't talk about the judging process. In a flashback, process; however, we flashback to see her decision- the truth: ND first, AI second, and VA third. Her voiceover says that she voted for the team she honestly thought should win.third, her V/O confirming her vote was genuine. Will concedes that he lost and she won. However, thing about Sue says is that initially she felt good, but she thought is a ChaoticNeutral for a while and reason. Yes, she likes having Will liked the victory, but then realized that life wouldn't be as a rival, as fun without someone to play with, so she really admires what he's doing with the club. She talked went to Figgins and, reminding him of the dubious and blackmailed him to give ND alleged sex tap they made, got glee another year.

In the music room,
year, grudgingly admitting he does good things with New Directions.

Cut to
Will tells telling ND the club that they've got another year. They're all ecstatic. good news; naturally Rachel wants to start rehearsing, but Will tells them to relax over the summer. They perform 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', cut He and Puck break out the guitar and the ukulele as we end Season 1 with scenes of Shelby adopting Beth. Beth and New Directions looking content at what's to come.

One down, five to go gleeks.
The performance ends, and so does the episode.
Journey's just getting started.





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* PutOnABus: After serving as a glorified extra and having a grand total of ''two'' lines the entire season, Dijon Talton departs here; he would return for the GrandFinale[[spoiler:, where he would speak his third line]].

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