The Unicorn Recap: A Night On The Town Captain's Orders

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Summary

Wade goes out on the town in “Three Men Out”, and it wouldn’t be an ill-advised shindig without his best pals. When the kids are away, the men will stray — or they’ll try to, at least.

This recap of The Unicorn Season 1, Episode 6, “Three Men Out”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.


Wade (Walton Goggins) gets some much-needed time to himself in The Unicorn Episode 6, but the problem with having time to yourself is that you never know how to spend it. Grace (Ruby Jay) and Natalie (Makenzie Moss) are on their first trip alone without their mom, which doesn’t make it easier for him. Packing their bags was stressful enough.

Wade’s first idea in the very literally-titled “Three Men Out” is to go on a date with a woman who is tired of the same old conversations and the same old dates — just like Wade! As it turns out, though, she’s no stranger to the newfangled design-a-picture-frame date, which is off-putting to Wade, who naturally takes an uncomfortable guess as to why she was so sick of conventional dates and conversations — she was having them all the time.

Wade becomes disillusioned with online dating in The Unicorn Episode 6; he wants to meet people in the real world, in an organic way, and he wants Ben (Omar Benson Miller) and Forrest (Rob Corddry) to help him. Unfortunately, they’re both happily married men, and can’t just disappear without any notice. Wade, undeterred, goes out alone. The old-fashioned way it is.

Alarm bells start ringing, though, when Forrest spots Wade playing online Scrabble on his phone. Assuming it must be going terribly, Ben and Forrest convince Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson) and Delia (Michaela Watkins) to allow them to join him and save the day. The women are hilariously willing for their other halves to go out on the town in “Three Men Out”. They’re too old and unattractive to get themselves in trouble these days.

Though it’s not for a lack of trying. As it turns out Wade is playing Scrabble with the barmaid, Lena (Brittany Ishibashi), and doing rather well for himself, but he’s still happy to see his pals — especially since Ben promises to allow his old alter-ego Captain Cristal to re-emerge. Initially, it doesn’t go well. The men swiftly discover that they’re past it and become disheartened, but Wade gets them going. Drinks are consumed. Women are communicated with. Photos are taken and uploaded to Instagram, where Michelle sees them and decides she’s had quite enough. Forrest goes home plastered; Ben goes home for ice cream. Wade goes home alone.

But it isn’t all bad. The Unicorn Season 1, Episode 6 ends with Forrest and Ben getting lucky — so, too, does Wade, who discovers Lena’s number written on his receipts. It just goes to show that no matter how old you get, you always get better results by not trying as hard.


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Jonathon Wilson

Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.

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