Rachel Berry finds out the hard way how tough a town New York City can be for entertainers. When she gets whipped around and insulted by the nightmare dance instructor Cassandra, played by guest star Kate Hudson, Rachel realizes that a star in Ohio doesn't necessarily shine in the Big Apple.
Rachel, however, did get the chance to do what she does best, sing, and her version of Billy Joel's iconic "New York State of Mind," was performed in synchronicity with Marley, the "new Rachel."
There are three new students at McKinley, and all of them shine in their own special ways, with Marley being the stand-out. The episode ends with a number set to Adele’s "Chasing Pavements."
Did you enjoy the premiere? Tune into the 4th season of "Glee" airing on Thursdays at 9pm/8c!