It finally happened.
After months and months of teasing us with bits and pieces from Glee's 100th episode, the milestone hour finally debuted on our TV screens and we have to admit: It was definitely worth the wait!
Members of the New Directions, both old and new, came together to bid a sad adieu to the choir room and to celebrate the memories and musical moments that have made Glee a truly one-of-a-kind series. We've recapped the episode's best moments, couple updates, and a fun-filled rundown of 100th episode superlatives.
So here's what you missed on Glee…
Rachel and Mercedes: Step back everyone—we've got another, classic New Directions diva-off! Rachel (Lea Michele) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) were determined to find out who is the most successful glee club alum, so they tackled one of the most difficult and memorable songs in the choir room's history: Wicked's "Defying Gravity." They both sang beautifully, but just before the voting commenced, Santana took a moment to sink her verbal fangs into Rachel and humiliated her in front of everyone. In the bathroom, the diva's bonded over their internal battles with their high school demons, and decided that they didn't care who was declared the winner. However, in a fitting Glee conclusion, the votes also happened to be split down the middle so they were deemed equally amazing.
Mr. Schue and April: Everyone's favorite boozy beauty, April Rhodes (Kristen Chenoweth), was brought back into the choir room as a last ditch effort, by Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison), to save the glee club from being disbanded. Despite the fact that April controls the funds to the auditorium, Principal Sue (Jane Lynch) revealed that due to Will's extreme and unnecessary spending habits, (Hello, crazy over-the-top Katy Perry jungle scene!) there is simply no more money. Plus, it turns out that April's newfound sugar-daddy froze her assests. Yikes! April used the last of her money to fly her new partner-in-crime, Holly Holiday (Gwyneth Paltrow) at the end to be her partner in crime to try and save to club next week.
Quinn and Puck: Better pucker up, Quinn (Dianna Agron) because someone has his eyes on you! Puck (Mark Salling) arrived in the halls of McKinley looking all-kinds of handsome and mature in his uniform. We quickly learned that since Finn's passing he has really turned his life around, and now he only wants one thing: Quinn's love. Quinn on the other hand was busy trying to keep her crazy past (teen pregnancy, rebellious "skank" phase and Ryan Seacrest tramp-stamp) a secret from her new preppy douche of a boyfriend, Biff (Chace Crawford).
Why did we just call Biff a douche? He didn't even look up from his phone to watch his girl's insanely hot threesome performance of Britney Spear's "Toxic"! By the end of the episode, Quinn came clean about her past, Biff insulted and broke up with her, and Puck kicked the preppy boy's ass and threw him straight into the dumpster. It was quite the fairytale. In the final minutes, Puck declared Quinn to be his soul mate, and said he has always loved her for exactly who she is. She ran after him in the hallway and the two shared a passionate kiss, thus officially confirming that Quick is back together!
Brittany and Santana: Be still our Brittana loving hearts! It turn out that Brittany (Heather Morris) is a full-on math genius, who never dances anymore and hates the fact that her MIT peers only look at her as a number-crunching machine. Santana (Naya Rivera) attempted to coax the old Brittany out with an incredible, perfectly choreographed, duet of "Valerie." It was flawless and amazing and gave us all kinds of nostalgic feels.
Later when the ladies were alone, (and eating churros!) Brittany admitted that Santana is the only person who makes her feel like herself. She also added that after being out in the real world, Brittany is confident now, more than ever, that Santana is the person she wants to be with. Brittany gave Santana one of her oh-so sweet lady kissed, politely dissed Santana's girlfriend Dani, (Demi Lovato) and said she'll be waiting to see what Santana decides to do. And now the entire Brittana fandom is trying to catch their breaths from all their screaming at Santana to go and live happily ever after with Brittany.
Best Performance: It's a tie between "Valerie" and "Toxic" because obviously.
Best Nostalgia Throwbacks:
- "Fondue For Two," complete with Lord and Lady Tubbington making out in the background.
- Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) bragging to Marley (Melissa Benoist) that April once taught her how to smuggle meat up her dress.
- Any and all of Santana's snarky remarks, interruptions or insults. Specifically when she referred to Rachel as a "troll" with facial hair.
- Brittany having a chess-filled conversation with Kiki. For those of you who need a refreshed, Kiki is Siri's super smart older cousin who's really jealous of how famous Siri's gotten. She lives inside a super cheap phone that Brittany found at the laundromat.
Moments We Really Wished Had Happened:
- We were really hoping that someone would've brought up the fact that the last time they saw each other, Santana and Quinn hooked up! It's as if it never happened and now we're starting to doubt our Glee-loving memories…
- Why, oh why were we deprived from a friendly Faberry scene?! When we last left these ladies at graduation, they promised to keep in touch—And now, it's as if they're complete strangers.
Final Thoughts: This episode felt exactly like one of the early, season 1-3 episodes that we all remember and adore, so it was actually pretty damn great!