Season 3 Episode 2

I Am Unicorn

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 2011 on FOX
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New Directions faces a shake up when Shelby Corcoran (special guest star Idina Menzel) comes to McKinley High and Rachel has to deal with the return of her biological mother. Meanwhile, Kurt starts his run for class president with the special help of Brittany.

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  • Brittany and her unicorn head it!

    More of Brittany is ALWAYS a plus in my books, as she's the reason I watch. She never fails to make me laugh/smile. I love her innocence, but at the same time I don't think shes actually stupid, she has her ideas on how things are, and her explanation of ultimately summing up that she thinks Kurt is magical is sweet.

    Although deciding to run against Kurt in the end I do still think that Brittany is the purest/sweetest character, easily misguided by ppl, very trusting, but just all around as sweet as anything. She's made it obvious many times that she thinks the world of Kurt, so her running against him is not an attempt to hurt him, it was more of an inspiration from Santana. Spking of which I loved the Santana/Brittany scene, we don't get enough of them, and when it comes to Santana I find that Brittany is her saving grace, because she is a character I'd normally hate in a series, but I always found it so interesting how she is so nasty to everyone, but yet shes BFF's with the schools most truly clueless person. It always makes me wonder how that friendship even began, she must have just unknowingly fallen in love with Brittany straight off to be able to be Santana the worlds biggest bitch, but to never be bitchy to Brittany, haha, either way it adds layers to Santana's personality, making her a very complicated person...yet only enjoyable to me when shes with Brittany

    The whole NYADA story is so overplayed, its the only convo that Rachel and Kurt ever really have. Puck was sweet, he's really showing a deep side to himself when it comes to his daughter, although I dont understand why this story has to play out at all. I often find them playing the ambitious sides of kurt and rachel annoying, because it ends in them just having repetative conversations about NYADA and winning roles etc....b-o-r-i-n-gmoreless
  • Another media-core episode of glee. When will things ever pick up?

    Kurt:Repeativestoryline. Hewantsa lead that isn't suitable for him,rememberwhen he and Rachel had a sing-off in Season 1? They are ruining hischaracter by gibing him stupid storylines. Wake-up!

    Shelby: Boring. I hated the fact she justwalkedinto the teachersstaff-roomand made herself coffee. Hello, Rachel (her daughter, who she gave up foradoption) and Quinn (her adopted child's real mother) both attend the school.Wouldn'tyou think she would tell them first?

    Rachel: Floating in the backround as usual.

    Finn: :P

    BrittanyandSantana: They only had one scene in this episode. Forget thestupidRachel and Finn'sromance.Brittany and Santana are so cutetogetheron screen. More screen time and goodstorytelling.

    Becky: She alwaysbringsasmileto my face. Her quick one liners always get me. Love mesomeBecky.

    The others: blah, the ruined the rest the previous season.EspeciallySue.moreless
  • Where has the Glee I love gone?

    This episode got a 5 because of Lea and Idina's duet otherwise it would have been a 1!!

    I had to fast forward through Kurt (Chris) and Blaine's (Darren) songs, they were awful - not the singing but the songs!! I don't watch Glee to see all these horrible Broadway numbers, I watch it to see new or classic songs done with a Glee twist.

    I'm hoping and praying that Kurt gets to sing the types of songs that he excels at (IMO). Blackbird and I Want To Hold Your Hand brought tears to my eyes but the Broadway numbers leave me cold.

    I'm probably not the demographic the show is aimed at (almost 40, ugh!) but if the show is aimed at the younger generations surely the majority would be as unimpressed with the Broadway numbers as I am.

    Bring back the rock ballards and duets and leave Kurt and Blaine's relationship alone!! I'm only sticking in there as I loved Damien from The Glee Project and can't wait to see him on the show.

    I record the show for my friend (she is out when it screens) and this week when she asked me if it was a good episode I had to reply honestly, no it wasn't! Fingers crossed the next episode is better (I don't think it could be any worse).

    P.S: Please ask the costume designers to find some socks for Blaine!!! For some reason I find it really gross that he never seems to have any on and bow ties on t-shirts? Really?moreless
  • Can a Gleek become un-Gleeked? This season is proving the answer to the question.

    What was the point of this episode?

    The unicorn was used as a metaphor for a fictional, magical creature. Of course so is a "fairy" - how long will it take Ryan Murphy to roll out that h8? Love Idina Menzel, but as a French substitute, alternative Glee coach of Sugar, and surrogate om of Quinn and Puck's baby it's just too much.

    All the music was West Side Story, which MHS is doing as its SR musical, but if I wanted to see WSS I would Netflix it.

    Hmmm. Let's guess what's going to happen - Blaine is cast as Tony and Kurt is cast as Maria in a 2011, gay friendly version of the musical. This is SO obvious.

    Quinn is now faking her old self to get her baby back?

    Sue is still on this stupid "anti-Arts" campaign and is winning?

    Enough. You lost me.

  • so so so

    This episode is a bit boring. Story line is boring. It was nice that it looks like Brittany was supporting Kurt (which means she is starting to have a heart though still low in brain) but in the end she decided to run against him? So she goes back to having no heart and well, no brain.. It looks like the writers had no other good storyline in mind. No new things coming out from the writers. Sue still hates Glee Club. The only thing new here is Puck manning up which is nice.moreless
Rick Pasqualone

Rick Pasqualone

Al Motta

Guest Star

Courtney Ann Galiano

Courtney Ann Galiano

The Mack

Guest Star

Raven Goodwin

Raven Goodwin


Guest Star

Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies

Sugar Motta

Recurring Role

Dot Jones

Dot Jones

Coach Shannon Beiste

Recurring Role

Iqbal Theba

Iqbal Theba

Principal Figgins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Music Featured in this Episode:

      "Somewhere" from West Side Story

      "I'm the Greatest Star" from Funny Girl

      "Something's Coming" from West Side Story

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Quinn: Mr. Schuester, I came here to give you a piece of my mind.
      Will: What's going on here?
      Sue: Rolling.
      Quinn: I used to have everything. Dated the quarterback of the football team, was the captain of the Cheerios... I was the prettiest, most popular girl at this school until I joined Glee club and then it all went to hell.
      Sue: This is campaign dynamite.
      Quinn: I just want you to know that I am never coming back to Glee club - ever. Do you understand? I hope you're happy.
      Will: Ms. Fabray, wait. You know, there's only one person in this world that you care about and that's yourself.
      Quinn: (yelling) You have no idea...
      Will: (yelling) I'm not finished!
      Becky: Whoaaa!
      Will: You're not a little girl anymore, Quinn. How long do you plan on playing the victim card? Since day one, you've done nothing but sabotage the same Glee Club that has been there for you over and over again. When you got pregnant, when your parents kicked you out, Mercedes even let you live at her house. And I don't recall ever hearing so much as a thank you. So now you're a train wreck. Well, congratulations. But for you to stride into my office and tell me that it's my fault? Well, then, I have something to say to you - grow up.

    • Teacher: What's the capital of Ohio
      (Brittany raises her hand)
      Brittany: O!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Idina Menzel is billed as a Special Guest Star.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 27, 2011 on Global
      Australia: September 28, 2011 on Ten
      United Kingdom: September 29, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: December 7, 2011 on TV11
      Norway: March 18, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
      Czech Republic: September 16, 2012 on Prima LOVE