‘Gleekly’ Dose – I am a Unicorn (3×02)

It’s campaign time at McKinley High! Time for auditions and a familiar face returns to shake up McKinley.

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. Source

Air Date: Tuesday September 27th, 2011 (FOX)

* Spoilers about the episode and general spoilers about the show at the end of this post.

Guest Stars: Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta, Lauren Potter as Becky Johnson, Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran, Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel, Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins, Dot Jones as Shannon Beiste, Rick Pasqualone as Al Motta.





  • Somewhere from West Side Story. Performed by Shelby and Rachel.
  • I am The Greatest Star from Funny Girl. Performed by Kurt.
  • Something’s Coming from West Side Story. Performed by Blaine.


  • In case you have never watched Jim Cantiello’s musical “Glee”-cap here is the first one he did for season 3. It’s super funny!


On this episode: Source

  • Let’s just say Kurt (Chris Colfer) is apparently into younger men. See what we revealed there?! Other than that, you’ll see Kurt and Blaine (Darren Criss) both go after the same role in McKinley High’s production of West Side Story.
  • There’s a Brittana scene in the next episode that should make you happy, along with one of the best lines of the episode that includes the word “genius,” and what certainly appears to be (at least from where I’m sitting!) some real feelings on Brittany’s part.
  • Finchel definitely has “the talk” in tomorrow night’s episode. While Rachel (Lea Michele) makes it clear that she would love for Finn (Cory Monteith) to follow her to NYC after graduation, he’s not sure if he has the same big-city dreams. Differences aside, this scene is still probably going to make you all squeal with delight at just how cute it is! (I know I did!) Finn even tells Rachel, “You’re the best girlfriend ever.” Swoon!
  • Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) is back in Lima and she has brought along the most precious baby you could ever imagine! Picture a mini Quinn (Dianna Agron) with Puck’s (Mark Salling) “dopey smile.” Puck is 100 percent ready to be a part of Beth’s life (even creating a new animal for her!), while Quinn makes a very important and deceptive decision after learning of Shelby’s return.

On future episodes:

  • New Gay Warbler to Come Between Kurt and Blaine! Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Glee has tapped up-and-coming theater actor Grant Gustin to play the recurring role of Sebastian, a gay Dalton Academy Warbler who sets his sights on Blaine. Source



So what do you think about I am a Unicorn? With all the spoilers and hype about this episode I guess I had my expectations set too high… For some reason I did not enjoy this episode as much as I wish. I’ll keep watching for the Quinn, Puck, Beth and Shelby storyline… but everything else I am finding it a bit boring… How about you?

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