Just when Will’s feeling pretty good about himself, he and Emma find a “sue-icide” note on Sue’s desk. They run to Sue’s house to save her and although passed out, she is not dead from the gummy vitamins she took. She’s feeling down about her recent slump, but Will’s not falling for it (yet).
Sam wants to take Quinn to Color Me Mine (seriously) she’s not really into it but agrees anyway. About last week’s mono incident (read about it here ), Quinn told Sam she sucked a gumball out of Finn’s mouth to save his life. Sam feels like he’s losing her and figures out how he can secure her love, by starting a Justin Bieber tribute band, of course.
Sue storms through the hallway, slamming glee kids into lockers and throwing papers. Sue is still angry and suicidal. Emma tries to help her by suggesting Sue join glee club. Sue’s not sure about hanging out with “sponge-hair, square-chin,” but she agrees. Will concedes just to keep an eye on her.
The glee kids hate the idea, but Will convinces them to let her stay. For Regionals, they are competing against The Warbles (of course) and Oral Intensity. This year’s theme for Regionals is for them to sing an anthem. Sam tells the glee kids about his Justin Bieber Experience and treats them to Bieber’s “Baby”. The guys are confused, but the ladies love it. Sue: “I’ve got to get that girl [Sam] on my Cheerios.”
The glee boys, except Finn, want in on The Justin Bieber Experience because they saw how crazy the girls are about it. They are all in a post-Valentine’s Day slump. Finn ridicules them.
Sue is excited to be behind enemy lines so she can destroy the glee club from within by pitting them against each other. The suicide was a ruse. She asks Mercedes for advice on how to be a diva…and then Rachel, thus planting the seeds of a diva-off between the two.
Finn is still hitting on Quinn, although she hasn’t decided what she’s going to do yet. The glee boys, AKA: The Justin Bieber Experience, perform “Somebody to Love” as their anthem. It makes the ladies crazy. Finn is completely dumbfounded. Advantage: Sam.
Lauren is only remotely impressed with Puck. Quinn’s not the only one taken by Sam’s “Bieber” charms; Santana wants to schedule a little talk with him. Quinn tells Finn she chooses Sam: “He owned it and it was sexy. Sam’s an artist and at the end of the day, it really turns me on.”
Puck is getting turned on himself by watching Lauren wrestle. Lauren wants Puck to help her get over being nervous when she sings solo. Finn is dressing like Justin Bieber now too to try to win Quinn back.
Time for the diva-off! Rachel and Mercedes sing “Take Me or Leave Me” from the Broadway show Rent. They bond over the song and Sue’s plan is thwarted. Sidenote: Rachel sings the part originated by her Glee mom, Idina Menzel.
Will calls Sue into his office and wants to take her to the Children’s Hospital to sing songs in the pediatric cancer ward. She resists initially, but agrees as long as they don’t sing any Journey. Will, Sue and the patients sing “This Little Light of Mine” and it’s so sweet. Sue’s heart just grew two sizes bigger (for now).
Rachel goes to Brittany for popularity help. She pays Brittany to attribute her fashion style to Rachel. They start with leg-warmers, which Brittany immediately wears as arm-warmers. Britt’s arm-warmer trend is a hit. Soon, all the girls are dressing like Brittany – who’s dressing like Rachel.
The glee girls aren’t buying that Rachel is the real trend setter. Especially after Brittany hires a publicist and is named “The Trendiest Girl in America”. She would love to chat, but has to run for her interview with Teen Vogue.
Lauren pictures everyone in their underwear as she sings (well, talks) The Waitress’ “I Know What Boys Like”.
Santana tell Sam that “despite [his] mouth to face ratio,” Sam’s cute. She offers her services as his mistress. She ruins his fantasy that Quinn didn’t cheat on him. Cheating with Santana will give him buzz at the school and show Finn who’s the most popular.
Sue tells Will that none of the glee kids has performed an anthem yet. She wants the kids to sing one with her. They perform”SING” by My Chemical Romance.
Sam breaks up with Quinn. He knows she made out with Finn. He’s going out with Santana now. Sue realizes she “has the music” in her and is now the new vocal coach for Oral Intensity.
Will wants to use “SING” for Regionals, but Rachel wants to do an original song. Finn agrees with Rachel that they need to write their own song and convinces Rachel to write it. Finn notes the old Rachel “might be making a comeback.”
Next Week: Rachel Berry house-party-train-wreck extravaganza.
Last week’s recap: ” Silly Little Love Songs “