It's rumble time, Gleeks. We're taking the battle to the streets – er.. Sectionals! To Sectionals, we go! It's a battle royal between The Dalton Academy Warblers and the New Directions, but who will win? On top of that – it's Turkey time in Ohio, and you know what that means! No, it doesn't mean that Thanksgiving was last week and Glee is deciding to move a national holiday back a week – nope, it's reunion time! College freshmen return home, and that means old New Directions members are back in good old O-H-IO! It's time for tunes and turkeys, Gleeks! Who's ready for a stuffing filled episode with a dash of reunions and rivalries!
The graduated seniors return home for Thanksgiving and come together the best way they know how – song with a mash up of "Homeward Bound" by Simon and Garfunkel and "Home" by Phillip Phillips. Marley recalls her dream when she was a little girl about singing in front of a full audience, which is going to happen at Sectionals and she's determined to make sure she looks her best, thus keeping up with her weird dietary habits. The returning home New Directions gather at Breadstixs for some catching up, but it's hard not to talk about Rachel and Kurt, who have both decided to not return home for Thanksgiving, but Finn is determined to make this a good experience. The old school meets new school as Finn pairs up the glee club newbies with the seasoned veterans – Marley with Santana, Unique with Mercedes, Ryder with Mike, Jake with his brother, and Quinn with Kitty.
In New York, Kurt and Rachel discuss putting their Ohio thoughts behind and focusing on the future, which for Kurt includes a second go at NYADA with Rachel there to support him. Jake and Ryder talk after glee club, leading to Jake to reveal he went out with Marley after Ryder blew her off, but they both agree to put her happiness ahead of any type of rivalry, but both are determined to be the dance lead for sectionals. The newbie boys get a booty camp from Mike, leading to Ryder showcasing his best endzone moves and garnering the spot of dance lead alongside Brittany.
Back in the choir room, the Unholy Trinity of Quinn, Santana, and Brittany give the newbies a taste of unholy power with a performance of "Come See about Me". Kitty explains to Quinn that she's always looked up to her, and let's Quinn on what's been going on between Jake and Marley, which isn't exactly true, but Quinn still goes on the defensive and confronts Jake in front of Puck, who explains to his brother what Quinn's protective craziness is all about. Back in New York, Rachel confronts Brody about sleeping with Cassandra, to which Brody tells her to stop acting like a high school girl and know they're adults and dealing with adult choices, to which she agrees – and then agrees to allow Brody to cook for her and Kurt for Thanksgiving. Isabelle gives Kurt advice on how to deal with the Blaine situation by learning to forgive and stop ignoring, something Kurt begins to take to heart.
In Ohio, Quinn and Santana have it out over Kitty trying to sabotage Marley, but soon the fight gets personal as the two go at it over old wounds that have yet to heal, but Brittany stops the violence. Jake and Ryder bond as Jake gives Ryder some advice straight from a dancer – a trained ballet dancer, something that doesn't leave the auditorium. In New York, Brody, Rachel, and Kurt have their New York Thanksgiving while in Ohio, Marley and the return of the fierceness known as Unique prepare to take the stage at Sectionals. Prior to taking the stage, the New Directions – new and old, come together to share a moment before moving into the spotlight and on to the stage.
The Warblers take to the stage first, delivering "Blow Your Whistle" by Flo Rida and "Live While We're Young" by One Direction giving the audience a high energy performance with a dash of blazer and charm to match. The audience goes crazy for the Warblers, which only adds to Marley's nerves and empty stomach, but Jake gives her hand a squeeze and keeps her on track. The small Thanksgiving turns into a full on Kiki as Isabelle brings some fabulous leading to a mash up of "Let's Have a Kiki" and the Promises, Promises tune "Turkey Lurkey Time". You really didn't think a Hummelberry Thanksgiving wouldn't have a song, did you? Will makes it back to Ohio just in time to see the New Directions take to the stage, while Kurt reaches out to Blaine and they share an emotional phone call that leads to a break through to the silence and plans to spend time talking at Christmas, and Isabelle is there to give Kurt support afterward.
Marley takes a moment before the New Directions hit the stage and reveals to Jake that she's been spiraling out of control, but Ryder interrupts to tell Jake that he can't do the dance lead and that Jake deserved it the entire time. The New Directions open with Psy's YouTube hit "Gangnam Style", but when Marley faints, the performance stops and things begin to swirl.
Holy cliffhangers, Batman! Where does this leave things? Who won Sectionals!? Is Marley okay? Will Kitty's evildoings come to the surface? All that and more, next week! Until then, hold on to that feeling, Gleeks!
From This Author Robert Lawlor