For the last few years, we’ve held our collective breaths as we’ve waited for Glee’s New Directions to soar to victory — or fall flat in heart-breaking defeat. But this year has been rough all around — first, all our favorite couples broke up, then our favorite new girl had an eating disorder that caused the glee kids to lose sectionals when she passed out mid-song.

So, that’s it, right? It’s over? Time to put down the spangly shoes and join the co-ed badminton team. Not so fast! A couple spoilers have us thinking that the bad news is less of a “moment on the lips, lifetime on the hips” sorta thing, and more of a cheap plot development.

First of all, FOX’s official synopsis for Season 4, Episode 11: “Sadie Hawkins” says that Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Blaine (Darren Criss) investigate a possible cheating scandal at Sectionals.” That means either the Amish folk or the Warblers did something to propel themselves to victory.

Considering the Warbler guys are filming more episodes — new Warbler captain Nolan Gerard Funk (Hunter) tweeted recently, “Doing a hysterical scene for @GLEEonFOX today... Can't wait for you guys to see it.” — we’d say it must be them.

Also, for the very dense among us, Season 4, Episode 12: “Naked” boasts a synopsis that takes all the guess work out of the game. “New Directions produces a sexy calendar to raise money for their trip to Regionals.” Mystery solved.