Glee Off to A Strong Start As Plot Lines Thicken for McKinley’s Seniors

Embrace your unicorn, Gleeks. Brittany S. Pierce wants you all to sparkle.

The Fox hit Glee premiered its third season last Tuesday with a surprising dip in demographic ratings. While the show still ranked number one in viewership during the coveted 8 p.m. time slot, the number of viewers tuning in was not as high as projected.

Sporadic storylines in the second season may be responsible for the decline in viewership. Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have assured viewers that the show will take a more direct approach this season.

Titled “I Am Unicorn,” this week’s episode zoned in on Kurt’s upcoming presidential campaign, as well as the auditions for the school’s production of West Side Story.

As Kurt tested the boundaries of his presidential image, he prepared to audition for the male lead, Tony. Belting out Barbra Streisand’s “I’m the Greatest Star” to an unlikely assortment of judges, Kurt began to reevaluate his own appearance as an actor.

Still adjusting to life as a member of New Directions, Blaine Anderson wants nothing more than to blend in with the other members. As Blaine is only a junior, surely he would not have an opportunity to take center stage so soon!

Actress Idina Menzel reprises her role as Rachel Berry’s biological mother, making an unexpected return to the halls of McKinley High. If you think Rachel is the only one shocked by her appearance, think again.

McKinley’s very own “real housewife of Reno” Quinn Fabray is presented with an outlet for her newfound angst. Will she cross over to the dark side and join Sue Sylvester’s plot to take down the Glee club?

And that’s what you missed on Glee.

– Tess Catlett
The Prowl
Staff Writer

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