Coming off a tough summer from the loss of actor Corey Monteith (aka Finn Hudson), Glee is back for their fifth season this year on FOX.
From the episode title alone, and from rumors that have long since been on the internet, viewers were expecting to hear songs by the Beatles, and that’s indeed what happened.
The episode opened up with Rachel at an audition for Funny Girl. Overhearing negative comments from a cast member, she starts singing “Yesterday” as she walks through NYC. Back in Lima, Mr. Shue announces to the glee club that they’ll be singing Beatles songs for the next two weeks. Artie and Kitty, with back-up from the glee club, sing “Drive my Car” at a carnival. Afterwards Kitty admits she likes Artie, but still isn’t comfortable being seen with him, especially around other Cheerios. Next, Kurt and Blaine sing an awesome, unique cover of “Got to Get You into My Life,” with the help of the marching band.
After Becky confessed to the gun shooting, and after Sue cluttered Principal Figgins’ office with unsavory material, Sue became principal of McKinley and Figgins became the janitor. Walking through the school halls, Artie and Kitty sing “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” mirroring their relationship. Blaine announces to the glee club that he plans on marrying Kurt, and, while singing “Help!” enlists the help of McKinley and other school choirs in order to help him make his engagement more like a statement.
Tina confronts Artie about his relationship with Kitty. Rachel runs into her Funny Girl cast member and director (played by Peter Facinelli and Ioan Gruffudd), at her new waitressing job, where she works with Santana. The ladies of the restaurant then dance around and sing a toned-down version of “A Hard Day’s Night.”
Sue reveals to Will that she needs his club to win Nationals or else she’ll get rid of them. Tina announces to the glee club the Artie/Kitty situation, and Kitty comes clean about her feelings for Artie, apologizing and making it right.
Blaine talks to Ryder, Sam, and Jake about helping out Tina, who seems depressed lately. The four boys get into their 1960s Beatle gear, get on their platforms, and perform “I Saw Her Standing There” for Tina and the girls, who swoon and go crazy like typical female Beatles fans. Blaine then offers Tina their services as possible dates for prom, and Tina picks Sam.
On the way to his engagement, Kurt talks to his dad on his thoughts of getting married. He loves Blaine but feels he’s a little young. Kurt walks into the building to Blaine singing “All you Need is Love,” with the help of other choirs and old and new McKinley glee club members. (Blaine even sings the part: “He loves you, yeah yeah yeah”). Finally, Blaine proposes after saying some unbelievably sweet words to Kurt. Although he looks nervous, in the end, Kurt says yes.
Besides the songs played in this episode, the members of Glee also performed other Beatles songs from the past, such as when Kurt sang “I Want to Hold your Hand” and “Blackbird,” when the juniors sang the seniors “All My Life,” and when all of them sang (with the deaf choir) “Imagine” by John Lennon.