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Rachel mentally prepares herself for NYADA audition, a moment she’s been preparing for her entire life. Finn approaches Puck about whether he’s going to graduate or not. Puck’s plans are to graduate if he can pass his European History exam, which he plans to do by hitting on his teacher.
When Coach Beiste comes to school with a black eye, Santana makes a joke about Cooter hitting her. Roz Washington, the swim coach and Sue’s new rival, over hears them. She’s furious; domestic violence is never something to joke about. Beiste says that she got hurt boxing at the gym and Roz, Sue, and Will agree that the girls need to be taught a lesson.
Kurt practices “The Music of the Night” for his NYADA audition, which he has down perfectly. He tells Blaine that he thinks he should start over with a new, less over-done song, but Rachel tells him that he shouldn’t risk it.
When Puck comes onto his European History teacher, she doesn’t go for it and tells him he should try studying. He sings “School’s Out” with the Cheerios. The boys of the glee club decide that they will help Puck pass because they want to graduate together no matter what.
Roz and Sue have the glee girls sing a song about strong women and they do their own version of “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago. They’re insulted that the girls think the song is about strong women, when it’s really about crazy women dancing in their underwear. Beiste left during the song because she couldn’t take the fact that Cooter actually hit her when he was drunk. Sue tells her she should stay at her house.
Puck is cleaning pools when his dad shows up out of nowhere. He asks to borrow $500, which Puck agrees to, even though it was the start up money he was saving to move to Los Angeles. The other guys in glee try to help him study by singing “The Rain in Spain.”
It’s time for the NYADA auditions and Rachel and Kurt are nervous to learn that the famous Carmen Tibideaux, played by Whoopie Goldberg, will be evaluating them. Upon hearing this, Kurt decides to scratch his original piece and sings “Not the Boy Next Door” from The Boy from Oz. Kurt kills it and Tibideaux tells him that Hugh Jackman would have been impressed. When Rachel goes on, she gets too nervous and starts to forget the words to her favorite song. She asks for a redo, but Tibideaux rejects her.
The girls sing “Shake it Out” for Beiste as an apology song. Beiste admits to them that Cooter really did hit her. Even though they think their boyfriends would never hit them, Beiste thought the same thing about Cooter, and she wants them to learn from her experience. However, the song is intercut with shots of Beiste going back to Cooter and him thanking her for a second chance.
Puck thanks the guys for helping him study, saying that they were more of a family to him than his dad ever was, but when he gets his test back it’s marked with an F. Rachel sings “Cry” and mourns her chance to go to NYADA.