One of the most powerful storylines in the sixth and final season of Glee is Coast Beiste transitioning from female to male. In the appropriately titled “Transitioning,” Beiste returns to McKinley High School as Sheldon. Fortunately, Principal Sue Sylvester has been supportive, and when Sheldon shows up, we’ll get to see the return of Unique Adams.
Elsewhere, Will Schuester teaches a lesson on tolerance to Vocal Adrenaline, and Rachel finds support from the members of New Directions after her childhood home is sold, following the divorce of her parents.
Most of the songs being performed in this episode are duets, with Will and Unique, Mercedes and Roderick, Kurt and Blaine, and Sam and Rachel pairing up. There’s also a Vocal Adrenaline number, and a performance by Unique with a transsexual choir.
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Here is the song list for “Transitioning”: Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” (featuring Mary Lambert), Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You,” Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” and “I Know Where I’ve Been” from Hairspray.
There are definitely some great song choices here, from fun tunes, like “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “All About That Bass” to powerful and inspirational ones, like “Same Love” and “I Know Where I’ve Been.”
Listen to all six covers below:
“You Give Love a Bad Name” — Vocal Adrenaline
“Same Love” — Will and Unique
“All About That Bass” — Mercedes and Roderick
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“Somebody Loves You” — Kurt and Blaine
“Time After Time” — Rachel and Sam
“I Know Where I’ve Been” — Unique with a transsexual choir
Which Glee cover from “Transitioning” is your favorite? Do you think they picked some great songs for this episode? And are you excited to see Unique back on Glee?
Glee airs Fridays at 9pm on FOX.
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