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Can New Directions recapture its previous glory at Nationals this year on Glee Season 5? We're about to find out, as the show has already begun filming the big competition!

Thus far on Season 5, a major storyline has been McKinley revving up to defend its crown as the gang prepares to face Throat Explosion at Nationals. But it hasn't yet been clear as to which episode Nationals would happen in — until now.

This week, several of the cast members have taken to Twitter to reveal that filming for Nationals is already underway. Here's what Darren Criss (Blaine) and Amber Riley (Mercedes) had to say about it:


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So exciting! And we also love the photo (seen above) that Kevin McHale (Artie) shared on Instagram of Darren fixing his bow tie for Nationals. Of course Darren would be the master at tying a bow tie, given how often he wears them. Kevin also posted the photo at right of himself and his fellow cast members getting ready to film.

When will we see this all go down? Well, it appears to be for Season 5, Episode 11, which is rumored to be titled "City of Angels." And that title makes sense, given that Nationals is going to be in L.A. this year. The episode is going to be full of surprising faces, as Skylar Astin is set to appear, and we're thrilled to have Amber and Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley) back for it as well! Best of luck at Nationals, New D.

Do you think New Directions will win Nationals this year?

Source: Darren on Twitter, Amber on Twitter, Kevin on Instagram