Season 2 finale: The glee kids head to New York City to compete in Nationals—and take in the sights of the Big Apple. Patti LuPone appears as herself.
Sue takes control of the formerly dormant school newspaper and prints incendiary stories. Meanwhile, April (Kristin Chenoweth) returns and tries to persuade Will to take off with her; and surprising details about Sam’s home life are exposed, gaining him admiration from his classmates
While Will uses Lady Gaga’s music for a lesson about self-acceptance, Lauren and Quinn duke it out to be prom queen, Emma faces her obsessions, Rachel struggles over a decision and Santana has something in mind that could alter the glee-club dynamic dramatically. New Directions’ performances include Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.
The glee club is personally touched when Principal Figgins addresses the dangers of underage drinking; Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste indulge in some fun.