April 30, 2013 6:06pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Glee': Mercedes and Mike Tell Jake to Man Up (Exclusive Video)
Jake Puckerman, your time is now.
With regionals rapidly approaching, Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) is calling in some reinforcements to help the New Directions prepare for the big competition, and they're coming armed with the truth.
During Thursday's Stevie Wonder tribute (fittingly titled "Wonder-ful"), Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) return to encourage the younger Puckerman (Jacob Artist) to take a more active role in the New Directions and become a vocal leader of the club.
"Amber comes back and fills us in on what Mercedes has been up to as she and Harry help New Directions gear up and get ready for regionals," Chord Overstreet, whose Sam Evans has been a de facto leader of the club, recently told THR. "Harry's working on everyone's dancing, and Mercedes is fine-tuning the girls."
While Jake has been quick to make waves with the ladies (Kitty, Marley), he's never really stepped into the vocal role his half-brother, Puck (Mark Salling), previously had with the club.
Check out the clip, exclusive to THR, above and hit the comments with your thoughts on how you think Jake will fare at regionals. Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.