Though interaction is very minimal during Season One, Season Two, and most of Season Three, they establish themselves as friends in the Season Three episode Big Brother, through the common bond of both being in a wheelchair after Quinn's car accident, which takes place in On My Way. It is assumed they remain good friends. As in Goodbye, they exchange many hugs and friendly looks.
Quinn and Artie are seen singing together while the whole group is singing Ride wit Me, before they are split again into their separate groups. Later, Artie with the rest of the Glee Club, dedicates Keep Holding On to Quinn. (Throwdown)
Though never having any interaction between one another, both seem pleased when Artie pulled out Quinn's name for a ballad assignment, although the song wasn't shown on the show. (Ballad)
After the disappearance of Quinn from the Glee Club, Artie says "It's sad. I miss her." (The Purple Piano Project)
In the Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another performance, Quinn "hugs" Artie, as if she was protecting him from the dodgeball competition and continually shields him from the dodgeballs the opposing team is throwing. (Mash Off)
At the 2011 Western Ohio Sectional Championship, Quinn opens the second number of the club's Jackson Medley, Artie and Blaine lead the rest of the song with New Directions as backup. (Hold on to Sixteen)
This episode is the turning point of their friendship. After Quinn returns to school in a wheelchair, she is shown to be in a happy mood confronting Finn and Rachel whom are accompanied by Artie moments later. Quinn then decides to "race" Artie to the choir room which leads into their first duet, I'm Still Standing. During the performance, they dance to a wheelchair choreographed routine which they both appear to enjoy. She says her dance moves aren't as smooth as Artie's yet and he says with a lot of practice they will be.At the school ramp behind the school, Quinn hesitates to go up the steep ramp but is encouraged by Artie and decides to give it a go after Artie says that he believes in her and that she can do it. He encourages her throughout her whole attempt in which she succeeds receiving a high-five from him.
Artie then persuades Quinn to skip her senior ditch day with the rest of the Glee members and asks her to go with him somewhere else to which she reluctantly agrees to. They attend "crip-skip" at a skate park along with other disabled skaters. Both sing another duet at the scene of this to Up Up Up and choosing their adrenaline moments going down steep ramps and attempting tricks with their wheelchairs. After Artie shows her the life that she might have to embrace, Quinn informs him the she will in fact walk again, attend Yale and dance at Nationals saying that this is temporary and she will not be one of them. (Big Brother)
When the seniors sing You Get What You Give, Quinn is one of the many people to interact with Artie. During I'll Remember, they are seen smiling at each other and later Quinn puts her head on his shoulder and he puts his head on her head, showing that they are close friends. (Goodbye)
In Artie's dream, Artie walks out to see a single wheelchair in the hall. When he asks Rory - his Christmas guardian angel - if that's his, Rory tells him that it's Quinn's and that after her accident, she never could walk again because she didn't have the support and encouragement from the Glee Club. First Artie is confused, since in his dream, there would have been no Finn and Rachel wedding and therefore no accident. But Rory tells him that in every timeline, she would have been hit. Then when he asks why she isn't in it, Rory tells him that she died of a broken-heart, and that like her body; her spirit never recovered. Artie then smells the single rose that was left on the chair and confidentially sits down. (Glee, Actually)
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Time Warp||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Brittany, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Santana (album), and Tina|
|Marry You||Furt||Brittany, Finn, Mike, Rachel, Sam, and Tina|
|The Most Wonderful Day of the Year||A Very Glee Christmas||Brittany, Sam, and Tina|
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Control||Hold on to Sixteen||Blaine|
- In an interview, Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale were asked where they saw Artie and Quinn in 5 years. They answered that they would be married (to each other) with a lot of children, living at a duck farm. Source
- Strangely, this relationship is built up and seems to exist entirely within Big Brother. No references to their friendship is made in any other episode, and the two share minimal to no scenes together per episode.
- Also all their duets (2) were sung in this episode.
- Both of their impairments are the result of a car accident, causing them to become paralyzed in the legs and feet (though Quinn was only paralyzed temporarily).
- Artie and Quinn were duet partners in Ballad, though their duet was never shown.
- Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale wanted Quinn and Artie to date in Season Three. Source
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