After Rachel's humiliating failure as TV actress, she comes home to Lima to figure out what she wants to do next. Upon discovering that Sue has banished the arts at McKinley, Rachel takes it upon herself to reinstate and lead the Glee Club. Meanwhile, Blaine, no longer in a relationship with Kurt, has moved home to coach the Warblers while Will is coaching rival Vocal Adrenaline, and Sam is the assistant coach for the McKinley football team.
Puck, Quinn, Santana, Mercedes, Brittany, Artie and Tina all return to McKinley for Homecoming and help Rachel and Kurt recruit for the new glee club.
Rachel and Kurt struggle as they try to rebuild and co-direct the glee club at McKinley.
Rachel attempts to make a deal in which Will's glee club under perform on purpose.
Sue attempts to help sort out some relationships. Kitty helps Rachel.
Brittany and Santana need to do some convincing whilst Mercedes attempts to convince Rachel to go for her dreams.