Tonight’s episode was surprisingly light on music – the fewest songs (3) ever performed in an episode, I think. What I Am Unicorn lacked in music it made up in story.
Rachel, Kurt and Blaine audition for roles in the school’s production of West Side Story and Mr. Shu, typically the director of the musical, announces that he has to pull back from directing this year so he can focus on getting the club to the top of the heap at Nationals this year. He names Emma, Coach Beiste and Artie as his replacements. His first step towards making it to Nationals is to institute a “Booty Camp” for those in New Directions who have less dance-ability. So of course you have Finn, Puck and Kurt (who is shocked) but he also added Mercedes to the group.
Meanwhile, Bad Quinn is still rearing her ugly, pink head. She is giving her victims swirlies in the girls bathroom and stealing their money. She is even enlisted by Sue to be a campaign feature to show how glee clubs can make good girls go bad. One of the better scenes in tonight’s episode has Bad Quinn storming into Shu’s office (with Sue filming). Quinn tells Shu off for making her what she is today (a hopeless Skank) taking her popularity and putting her in the background stripped her of that Quinn-ness, apparently. Shu listens to her tirade and then goes on one of his own. He would not allow Quinn to blame her sad sack situation on him or on the glee club. He ends his rant by telling Quinn to grow up! As Becky (operating a boom mike) said, “that was pretty sexy”.
Kurt is running for class president and using her logic she tells Kurt, ” When a pony does a good deed, he gets a horn and he becomes a unicorn and poops out cotton candy until he forgets he’s magical and then his horn falls off. Black unicorns become zebras.” She states that she is not smart enough to run for class president, but she offers up some great ideas for Kurt’s campaign. Initially Kurt believes that her ideas (rainbow tchotkes, pink signs, etc.) were too gay! Kurt pulls the insensitive diva, especially after he overhears (eavesdropping) the play selection committee complain that he does not present a manly enough persona to play Tony. He comes around (after chatting with his dad) and tweaks the poster Brittany created. They make up and then she tells him that she is also going to run for class president because is also the unicorn “maybe a bi-corn”.
Shelby, former coach of Vocal Adrenaline and Rachel’s birth mother, returns to Ohio. We are to believe that after finally going to NYC to make it big on Broadway, she gives it up because she wants to reach out to Puck and Quinn so that they can all be a family to Beth (the child Puck and Quinn gave up for adoption to her). Sugar Motta’s father has hired Shelby to head a second glee club at the school, of course Sugar is to be the star of the new club. Puck starts to change his bad boy ways so he can spend time with Beth and he and Shelby attempt to get Quinn on the right path so she can also be a part of the baby’s life. She is of course resistant.
Without the ominous “to be continued” popping up on the screen – that is what we are basically told. Bad Quinn turns good and re-joins New Directions (at Booty Camp) but that is too good to be true. She is playing the good girl because she is going to try to get full custody of Beth. The directors of the musical ask Blaine to read for Tony and Brittany is in it to win it – president, that is.
- Somewhere (West Side Story) - Rachel and Shelby
- I’m The Greatest Star (Funny Girl) – Kurt
- Something’s Coming (West Side Story) - Blaine