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Glee Episode: "I Am Unicorn"

Season 3, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) returns to McKinley High (and sings a song with Rachel); Will makes some of the glee kids attend a "boot camp"; and Brittany offers to help Kurt in his campaign for student-body president.
Original Air Date: Sep 27, 2011
Guest Cast Lauren Potter: Becky Johnson Vanessa Lengies: Sugar Motta Idina Menzel: Shelby Corcoran
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Season 3, Episode 2
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Length: 43:40
Aired: 9/27/2011
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Glee Episode Recap: "I Am Unicorn" Season 3, Episode 2

In this week's episode of Glee, the members of New Directions face their own insecurities, whether it be Finn's disastrous dancing skills, Kurt's inability to project masculinity or Quinn's fears of being pigeonholed as a goody two shoes. 

Will makes an executive decision not to direct this year's musical in order to really focus on New Directions. With more free time available, he decides to put a few of the glee club members through "Booty Camp" in order to make them better dancers. Finn struggles with Booty Camp the most, which is, uh, a metaphor for his life? Yeah, because having two left feet is the thing that will prevent him from being successful.

As for the musical, Coach Beiste and Emma, along with Artie, are set to direct. The auditions cause drama between Kurt and Blaine, who are both planning to go out for Tony. Kurt owns his audition number, Funny Girl's "I'm the Greatest Star," but the directors don't think he's manly enough to play the leading role.

The timing couldn't be worse for Kurt as Brittany, who offered to run his presidential campaign, has plastered the school with posters splashed with rainbows and unicorns. Kurt attempts another audition, portraying Romeo with Rachel as Juliet. Kurt's attempt at a masculine portrayal actually causes everyone to burst into laughter.

While Brittany's form of "gampaigning" eventually does warm Kurt's heart, Brittany has decided to run against him after realizing her own potential.

Meanwhile, Shelby has returned, and with her, a lot of drama. It turns out, Shelby has been hired to start a second show choir at McKinley just so Sugar Motta can join. But that's really besides the point. Shelby's planning to fix her past mistakes, starting with Quinn and Puck. She'd like them to be a part of baby Beth's life, but stresses that they both have to clean up their act. Puck is quick to turn things around, but Quinn protests. Rachel also initially brushes off any connection with her birth mother, but after they sing West Side Story's "Somewhere," everything is fine and dandy.

Elsewhere, Sue enlists Quinn to appear in damaging videos that "prove" that arts programs do damage kids. When Quinn attempts to tell Will off on camera, Mr. Schue turns it around on her, saying that everyone in New Directions has taken care of her and never expected a thank you in return, and now she's just throwing her life away. Seeing the first picture of Beth sends Quinn over the edge to change her life... or so we think. Though she returns to New Directions, she notes to Puck that she's just faking it until they can get custody of Beth. Dun. Dun. Dunnn.

Speaking of drama, Blaine's audition number, West Side Story's "Something's Coming," blows the directors away, causing them to ask if he'll read for Tony, which he refrained from doing to give Kurt a better chance.

What did you think of this week's episode of Glee? Are the West Side Story auditions just the tip of the iceberg for Kurt and Blaine's upcoming drama? Based on this, we're going to say yes. Sound off in the comments below.

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In this week's episode of Glee, the members of New Directions face their own insecurities, whether it be Finn's disastrous dancing skills, Kurt's inability to project masculinity or Quinn's fears of being pigeonholed as a goody two shoes. 

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