Kurt is running for class president and Brittany wants to run his campaign. She call him a unicorn – someone who knows they are magical/special and embraces it. All of her ideas are very pink, sparkly and gay. Kurt doesn’t want his sexuality to be his whole identity.
On a much more serious note, Rachel’s mom, Shelby, who also adopted Quinn and Puck’s baby, has been hired at the school as a show choir coach. Sugar (the new student who can’t sing) got her rich father to pay for the additional singing group. Shelby approaches Quinn and Puck to become a part of their daughter Beth’s life. How cute is it that she gave her the name Puck chose? Quinn freaks out, but Puck take the opportunity. She’s a beautiful little blonde baby. You can see his nerves and love. It’s sweet. It will be nice to see Puck becoming a mature man this season.
Quinn takes a different path and instead tries to cause even more trouble by being a part of Sue’s anti-arts campaign. Quinn accuses Will and Glee of ruining her life. Instead of feeling sorry for her, he tells her to grow up and take responsibility. Puck repeats the sentiment. Shelby tries to help too. Finally seeing a picture of Beth, Quinn breaks down. After some time, a brand new blonde Quinn returns to Glee. Only it appears Quinn may still be hiding her dark side underneath her smile.
Meanwhile in Glee, Will has decided to focus all of his attention on Nationals. He appoints Emma, Coach Beiste and Artie to lead the school musical, West Side Story. Mike is in charge of turning everyone into better dancers. Rachel practices her audition singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story with Shelby. Their voices sound great, but for the second week in a row, Rachel just sounds too perfect and too professional to be a high school kid.
Kurt and Blaine find out they are auditioning for the same leading role. Kurt auditions first with “I Am The Greatest Star” from Funny Girl. It’s good, but a little high pitched for my tastes. The directors agree. They don’t think anyone will believe him in the manly main role. To make matters worse, Brittany posts her pink posters all over school. To prove himself, Kurt tries to act manly in an audition of Romeo & Juliet with Rachel, but everyone (even Rachel) laughs at him. It’s a little silly, why do they put Kurt in these situations?
After a quick pep talk from Burt, Kurt embraces himself and the unicorn. Only Kurt is going to be crushed again because first Brittany decides to run against him and then Blaine locks in the lead role with an audition of “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story. It ends on a cliff hanger with Blaine not wanting to commit, but he needs to do it. Kurt can’t hold him back.
While tonight’s episode of Glee was a huge improvement giving characters like Quinn, Puck, and Blaine more story, the music was lacking. Glee is all about the music and three show tunes isn’t going to cut it.