In “I Am Unicorn,” Brittany approaches Kurt about running his campaign for president of the student body… and she has quite a unique idea for the campaign that Kurt is not at all comfortable with. The irony of her idea being so outside of the box when for Kurt, it actually isn’t is something to think about. The resolution to this story line is very satisfying as Kurt comes to accept a certain aspect of his life while Brittany takes a chance in one part of hers. This is just the second episode of the third season and already, we are getting deeper into the characters than ever before at the start of a season. Last season really opened the door wide open for character growth and this season is not slowing it down which is very pleasing to know. On another note, sorry Brittany, the hysterical one liners go to Mercedes this week!
“A unicorn is somebody who knows they’re magical and isn’t afraid to show it.” – Brittany
As for New Directions…Mr. Schue begins a mandatory Booty Camp for this year’s school musical but his participation in the musical has taken a back seat. This means that two McKinley High staff members and one member of New Directions gets to take the lead… and thankfully, Rachel is not the one to take charge for a change. That said, it would have been interesting to have seen Rachel’s opinion on Kurt’s ability to play Tony.
One individual not participating in West Side Story is Sugar Motta (Vanessa Lengies). That’s because (Spoiler Alert) her father can throw money at the school and get his own musical to go into production. Cue Shelby Corcoran (guest star, Idina Menzel). Though Shelby main reasoning for accepting this part time gig as director for the second musical is so that she can begin to involve Quinn and Puck in Beth’s life. What takes place after Shelby approaches Quinn will leave you in tears. To be more specific, Dianna Agron will leave you in tears. Quinn has come a long way from the girl that she was in season one. Since her priorities have changed and she is clearly going through an identity crisis, her pain and her choices are going to make for some very conflicting situations this season. Whether she is or isn’t ready to take on a bigger role on Beth’s life, the road to figuring that out is going to be an emotional one, so have your tissues ready.
“The arts are like crack… much more addictive but not nearly as glamorous.” – Sue
Sue is one road block in Quinn’s path although her words to Quinn did hold a lot of truth. Sue may be out to use anyone that she can against the Glee club, but she doesn’t stray from the truth to get the people on her side. She is bold and that is why people love to hate her or simply love her. Sue, Shelby, Mr. Schue, and Puck all have a few key words for Miss Quinn Fabray that will leave quite a mark in not only her heart but all of the viewers. If you thought tonight’s episode was all about Kurt, well, Quinn has stole his thunder… and that is not easy to do.
So there are not many musical numbers in this episode. Perhaps some room was made for Shelby training Sugar as well as Kurt and Rachel putting on a piece from Romeo & Juliet. Viewers do get to see Lea Michele and Idina Menzel sing “Somewhere.” Remarkable doesn’t even begin to describe this number with these ladies. Colfer takes on Funny Girl with “I Am the Greatest Star” and while the number is entertaining, I found the explanation for Kurt’s set on the stage more satisfying… and only because we never get any explanations in regards to these specifics. Now if only they would explain the random choirs that come out for certain numbers. But the best was saved for last with “Something’s Coming” by Darren Criss. Criss has brought a spark to Glee that would have been devastating to see go, so it’s no wonder fans are beyond thrilled to see Blaine at McKinley High. Although Kurt should keep his excitement to himself, at least until the cliffhanger that we are left with here is resolved. Overall, tonight’s episode, while not filled with musical numbers still brings a lot to be gleeful about. It’s the season of taking chances and this is only the beginning.
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