More than once during the sermon, Quinn caught Madison trying engage her cousins in conversation. She gently reminded her to pay attention, ignoring the glares from nearby parishioners who likely thought the girl should be removed and reprimanded. Once the play began, Madison's attention became a bit more focused and Quinn's mind began to wander. Watching the kids perform on stage, reminded her not just of Rachel, but of glee and how much she'd had. And how it had ultimately ended up changing her life. The program ended and she felt slightly guilty about zoning out, since the kids had probably worked hard on their show.
After church, the entire family went to lunch then to check out the tree at Hartford's city center. Quinn hadn't heard from Rachel all morning and hadn't yet been able to find a moment to slip away to send a message or leave a voice mail. She knew there was a matinee show on Sundays and then Rachel was supposed to be appearing at yet another event. This one, however, would be televised, so Quinn figured she'd at least get to see Rachel, even if it wasn't in person.
The live holiday special was supposed to air at eight, and Madison was insistent that everyone be present in the living room by seven forty-five. She didn't want anyone to miss out seeing her new best friend, Rachel Berry, because maybe, just maybe, she might give her a shout-out.
The special began, right on time. Ryan Seacrest greeted all the program viewers and promised a spectacular line-up of guests for the evening. Just after the half hour break, Rachel was on the screen, belting out a medley of Christmas tunes. Each time the camera made a close pass by her, she made eye contact and always seemed to know which camera was on her at any given time.