After a brutal crash and burn in Hollywood, Rachel Berry returns to Lima on Glee Season 6 Episode 1. Humiliated, she moves back into her fathers' home only to learn they are divorcing and selling the house. With everything around her in shambles, Rachel visits McKinley only to find that Sue has finally rid the high school of the arts and the choir room is a computer lab.
She laments the direction her life has taken and is in quite a sad state. Blaine, her father, Will, who is now coaching Vocal Adrenaline, and Sam, who is the assistant football coach at McKinley, stage an intervention wherein Rachel decides to bring the arts back to her alma mater.
Blaine, who is no longer with Kurt, has taken a position coaching the Dalton Academy Warblers after leaving NYADA. Kurt, meanwhile, is still in New York and preparing to start his third year of college. He realizes the error of his ways in breaking up with Blaine and heads home to Lima to win back the love of his life.
Kurt learns that Blaine has moved on and then decides to stay in Ohio to help Rachel restart the glee club at McKinley, much to Sue's chagrin. Sue vows a reign of terror down upon both Kurt and Rachel for their decision to defy her.