It’s the yearbook dilemma!
With a history of glee club photographs being heavily vandalized in the library copy of McKinley High’s yearbook, Sue is able to convince Principal Figgins not to include a glee club photograph in the school’s yearbook. Mr. Schue does not agree and personally buys advertising space in the yearbook so that the glee club can have at least one or two members featured in a photograph. The members of glee club nominate Rachel, who convinces Finn to appear in the photo with her. Finn withdraws after much teasing from his peers.
During the photo shoot, Rachel convinces the school photographer to cast the glee club in a commercial that he will be directing for a local mattress store. The glee club enjoys a lively shoot and they impress the store owner, who gives them mattresses as payment for doing the commercial.
Will learns that Emma and Ken’s wedding date falls on the same day as Sectionals. He also learns that his wife has been lying to him, that she has been wearing pregnancy pads all this time, and that she has been planning to secretly adopt Quinn’s baby. In his frustration, he leaves her and decides to spend the night in school. He sleeps on one of the mattresses.
Sue informs Will that the glee club’s eligibility to compete at Sectionals is being revoked because they received payment for a commercial, which invalidates their amateur status. Mr. Schue makes a bargain, stating that he was the one who accepted payment and thus, should be the only one barred from competing. He informs the glee club that he will not be able to accompany them at Sectionals.
Quinn is able to convince Sue to sacrifice one of the Cheerios’ six pages in the yearbook for New Directions. Sue agrees. She also accepts Quinn back on the cheerleading team. Quinn, however, refuses and tells her that she no longer wants to be a cheerleader.
Title Original Artists
“Smile” Lily Allen
“When You’re Smiling” Louis Armstrong
“Jump” Van Halen
“Smile” Charlie Chaplin