Rachel then chose the Season 1 number that started it all — “Don’t Stop Believin’” — and as she performed it for a trio of cranky producers, she began to envision the old New Directions gang (Tina, Mercedes, Artie, Kurt and Finn) backing her up. This may have been the most joyous moment of Season 4 — and made me wish there’d been a little more NYC focus this week (but yeah, I always wish that). At the close of the show, Ms. Berry’s phone finally rang: She got a callback! Cue Rachel/Kurt happy dance! Yay!
Rachel: “Don’t Stop Believin’” | Oh em gee, give her the part already! This was almost too good. Grade: A+
"Rachel called Finn for a sweet chat before she went to her audition. (Even their phone convos percolate with chemistry, no?)"
"In the episode’s most emotional scene, Santana also got Rachel to confess that her home pregnancy test had come up positive. I wish we’d seen a little more of the intense interaction between these two gal pals, and maybe a little less of the Marley-Jake relationship drama. Is it just me?"
"I love over-the-top, bonkers Glee, and I loved the energy and life in this number. It was great to see Kurt have something big and fun to do — he hasn’t had a song like this all season. And my God, nothing is more Rachel Berry than busting into the middle of a song with an obscure musical theater solo of her very own."
— Vulture Recap on Kiki performance
"Lea Michele says that although she’s not in the choir room with the rest of her castmates, she’s absolutely loving the show’s divide between New York and Lima. “Oh my God, I feel amazing. I am having the best time,” she says. “This is already my favorite year so far. I love being in the new locations; I love being on the new sets — they’re so gorgeous. I love working with Chris [Colfer] and Cory [Monteith] and Dean [Geyer] and Kate [Hudson]. It’s really amazing. I miss my Glee club, but I know [we’ll be together soon]. I’ve already read a script where we’re reunited."