Pressed for an answer by Brittany Pierce, Sue (Jane Lynch) confessed: 'Michael Bolton and I met in 1994 in Los Angeles when I punctured his windpipe with a letter opener at Kate Mantilini’s, where he was having lunch and I just happened to be doing my taxes.'He choked after inhaling a chunk of his own hair and I saved his life. And, in case you’re wondering, Michael Bolton is a fantastic lover. We did it every which way.'After throwing a diva strop in the Glee club, quitting the cheerleading team, burning her uniform and breaking up with Sam (Chord Overstreet), Brittany finally revealed to her fellow students that the college news had sparked her crazy behaviour.'I got offered early admission to MIT.
It was written by series creator Ian Brennan and directed by Brad Falchuk.
In "Hell-O", cheer-leading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) attempts to sabotage the relationship between glee club members Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).
Glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) attempts to begin a relationship with school guidance counsellor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), but several obstacles come between them, including the coach of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline.
"Hell-O" introduces special guest stars Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran, the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, and Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. Glee fans had previously lobbied for Menzel to be cast as Rachel's biological mother.
The episode features cover versions of six songs, five of which were released as singles, available for digital download.
The episode was watched by 13.66 million American viewers, making it the second-highest rated episode of the series thus far, after the post-Super Bowl XLV episode "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle", and received mixed reviews from television critics.
Vanity Fair Bobby Hankinson felt the episode was haphazard and uneven, while IGN's Eric Goldman observed that "Hell-O" reset the events of the preceding episode "Sectionals", and in doing so felt rushed.
David Hinckley of the Daily News agreed with this assessment, but felt that resetting character development was a positive move in the long-term.
Following the suspension from her position at William Mc Kinley High School, cheer-leading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) blackmails Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba), slipping him a date rape drug and taking an incriminating photograph of them in a compromising position.