This week on Glee …
1. The Cast Is in L.A. for Nationals & Dedicates Their Performance to Finn
McKinley’s glee club is heading to nationals, which is being held in L.A. this year.
It is only fitting that the crew sings an athem that is California-inspired.
They perform “I Love L.A.” on top of a double-decker bus.
They are up against the cutting-edge glee club, Throat Explosion. Blaine warns the group about their reputation and falls victim to his opponent’s psychological warfare.
According to MJS, this leads the optimistic Sam to take control of the group’s spirits.
The club devotes their performance to their late friend and fellow glee club member, Finn Hudson.
— inFINNity (@taelovesglee) March 10, 2014
2. ‘Pitch Perfect’s’ Skylar Astin Guest Stars & There Are Guest Judges
As the frontman Jean-Baptiste of Throat Explosion, Astin sings “Counting Stars.”
Darren Criss posted this photo on Instagram to welcome the actor to the set:
Astin is known for his role in 2012’s musical movie, Pitch Perfect.
TV Line reported that his role “will likely draw comparisons to the character he played in last year’s big-screen musical-comedy hit.”
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 17, 2013
3. The Song List Include One Republic & U2
— Daisy Criss (@aGleekIam) February 28, 2014
Here’s the song list:
I Love L.A. Randy Newman
Vacation The Go-Go’s
Mr. Roboto/Counting Stars Styx/OneRepublic
More Than a Feeling Boston
America Neil Diamond
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2
4. Finn’s Parents Are Chaperoning the Trip
— Proud Of Lea (@MrDavidMichele) February 28, 2014
According to Glee.wikia, the couple travels with the students to honor the memory of their late son.
They offer words of inspiration to the glee club.
5. Mercedes Comes Back to Advise Marley & Support the Club
— Gleek! (@GleekMagical) February 28, 2014
According to Glee.wikia, Ryder hears that Marley is contemplating quitting glee club.
Jake gets Mercedes to talk some sense into her.
Mercedes left as as a regular cast member at the end of season 5. She accepted a recording contract and moved to Los Angeles, where she attends classes at UCLA.
From the preview, we know that Mercedes will be at the competition to cheer on her friends. And she also carries a faux-uahua (a fake Chihuahua).