Glee took on the music of Michael Jackson last night as competition between the New Directions and the Warblers hit an all-time low. Forget Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), there's a new villain in town — Warbler's ring leader, Sebastian (Grant Gustin).
It all starts with a performance of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and Blaine (Darren Criss) accidentally telling his buddy Sebastian that New Directions is planning on performing Michael Jackson songs at Regionals, an idea that strikes Sebastian, who decides to steal their setlist. Evil, evil man!
So, Blaine lets the rest of the group know what happened and they decide to show the Warblers what they got by singing MJ's "Bad"… in an empty parking lot, of course.
But instead of letting the tension go, Sebastian throws a slushie at Kurt, but Blaine steps in front of his guy and gets it in the face. The drink contained rock salt and badly injures Blaine's eye. After the New Directions find out Blaine needs surgery, they are beyond mad and want revenge on Sebastian!
And who better to take the lead than Santana (Maya Rivera), who challenges Sebastian to a "Smooth Criminal" sing-off, in which she gets him to confess — unknowingly on tape — that he put rock salt in the slushie.
Now, while all this drama is unfolding between the groups, Finn (Cory Monteith) is still waiting for Rachel (Lea Michele) to give him an answer regarding his proposal. Although Rachel loves Finn, she's torn on her decision, a decision Quinn (Dianna Agron) tells her she shouldn't take lightly. Finn's former flame, who just found out she was accepted into Yale by the way, tells Rachel to let him go and focus on college and her future career. And for the first time in awhile, Quinn gives a stunning solo performance of Michael's "Never Can Say Goodbye." We loved it!
And speaking of college admissions, Kurt (Chris Colfer) finds out he's a finalist for NYADA, something his BFF Rachel flips out about, considering she auditioned to get in to the performing arts college, as well. Seeing that her future is not turning out the way she wanted it too, Rachel accepts Finn's proposal as they sing a lovely duet of "I Just Can't Stop Loving You."
But that's not all! Two other members of New Directions sang a surprising and sweet duet, that ended in a kiss! Drumroll please… Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) sing together for the first time — they took on the King of Pop's "Human Nature" — and end up sharing their true feelings for one another. Aww!
The episode ends with the New Directions showing the Warblers that it's not all about winning, but about respect for one another and a passion for doing what you love, something Michael Jackson celebrated every day of his life. They sing "Black and White" before Rachel recieves her letter from NYADA and discovers she's a finalist, too! But, what will happen to her and Finn now?
And WAIT, did we mention Artie (Kevin McHale) gets out of his wheelchair and breaks into song and dance with buddy Mike (Harry Shum Jr.)? It was obviously a dream sequence, but their rendition of "Scream" was incredible and a highlight of the night!
What was your favorite part of the episode?