My name is Mercedes Jones and I don't have a lot of friends at this school. I mean, it's not like I get picked on and folks are nice, I guess, but there sure are a lot of white folks here at McKinley. I mean, there is that one black kid but he's real boring. I'm a star at my church where everybody knows I got a big ass voice, but here? I'm just a nobody. But that's all gonna change real soon.Mercedes
My name is Kurt Hummel. I am a sophomore at McKinley. My first day at this school the principal got up in front of the entire freshman class and told us that the next four years are going to be the best years of our lives. What a joke. Another day, another cataclysmic humiliation. Everywhere I go I'm isolated and alone.Kurt
You know, I forgot the way it smells in here? All that life or death teen adrenaline. All that drama.Jesse
A couple of months ago I crawled into this choir room with a mission. A selfish one. I needed you guys to help me get my groove back and, well, it came true. Now the world is opening up to me and the best part is that in this moment, I don't care. All that matters is you guys and the strength of this circle that we've created. So go out there and enjoy it.Rachel
Will: What is wrong with you?
Sue: Oh, it's just a flare up of my chronic hate disorder.
Kurt: Please tell me that was insured!
Blaine: Oh, it's not. But that was very, very pretty.
We make really great music together, Rachel. We always have.Jesse
[to Rachel] You know, we all support you. We always do. Just please think about the future, and not just, like, the next month or the next big ticket out of here. Look back at yourself from the future and ask yourself if dropping out of NYADA is something you're proud of.Sam
You know? Screw it. We've had to fight for everything we've earned in our lives and this is just the beginning of a new fight.Kurt
Sue: You have crossed me for the last time William Schuester!
Will: Do you have any idea how many times you've said that?
Sue: And it still feels good!
Rachel: This is what I wanted!
Sam: No, what you wanted was a second chance to get it right and Carmen just gave it to you. If you throw all that away you're going to be making the same mistake all over again
How do people just burst into song? How does everybody just magically know the lyrics?Sue