Instead of asking its cast to pound out "Hello" covers and tributes to Madonna, last night's episode of "Glee" directed its challenge outward: How many times can viewers get misty-eyed in an hour?
Between Mercedes' brief brush with an eating disorder, Finn and Kurt's shifting family dynamics and April Rhodes' (played by returning special guest Kristin Chenoweth) tender and completely platonic moments with Will, tears were pretty much inevitable this week.
Kurt kicked off the waterworks by singing the Burt Bacharach and Hal David-penned "A House Is Not a Home," which was basically his way of telling Finn he wants to start a family.
Video: Kurt sings "A House Is Not a Home" on "Glee"
Mercedes, meanwhile, took on Christina Aguilera's self-empowerment ballad "Beautiful" after deciding that starving herself just to make Sue Sylvester happy wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Video: Mercedes sings "Beautiful" on "Glee"
The last heartstring-tugging number came courtesy of April Rhodes (Chenoweth), who channeled her inner Broadway diva with a stirring rendition of Diana Ross' "Home." Can't wait for April to return and unveil that historic, all-white version of "The Wiz."
Video: April sings "Home" on "Glee"