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Nationals are finally here! The top high school show choir competition is coming next week. March 11 will be Glee Season 5, Episode 11: “City of Angels,” which means the New Directions are headed to Hollywood!


While there, they of course get to catch up with L.A.-based Mercedes (Amber Riley). After graduating from McKinley High last year, Mercedes moved out to Los Angeles to pursue her singing career.

From the looks of things, living in LaLaLand is really starting to catch up with her. Mercedes looks like a ditzy L.A. girl: designer clothes, huge sunglasses, and even a tiny little dog dressed in a matching outfit. “Hold up. Is that dog alive?” Artie asks her.  

Mercedes looks at him like he’s stupid. “It’s a fauxhuahua. A fake Chihuahua.”

Also on deck this episode, we at last get to meet Jean-Baptiste, the head of rival show choir Throat Explosion. Oh, and did we mention he’s played by Pitch Perfect’s leading man, Skylar Astin?

Before the promo comes to an end, we have to get a teaser in for the 100th episode in two weeks. Brittany (Heather Morris) is back, and by the looks of things, we’re in for plenty of cute moments with she and Santana (Naya Rivera). March 18 can’t get here soon enough!