The New Direction's Sectionals performance in this episode is definitely one of my all-time favorite Glee moments! Why? For the first time, it was a true collaboration, not just the Rachel Berry hour. Since Rachel got suspended at the end of the last episode and was barred from competing, the New Directions were forced to finally look outside Rachel and Finn to draw on all the other talent. Tina was great, and all the boys got a chance to shine. The Jackson medley they chose was wonderful and I was thrilled to see everyone get a moment in the spotlight.
On a side note, I've never understood why when the show does competitions they show the other teams perform one song when New Directions does two or three. The Unitards (the future drama school hopefuls Rachel and Curt met at the beginning of the season) definitely underperformed, as did the Trouble Tones. Although, I did like seeing how well Mercedes danced in their number. Take that Mr. Schuester!