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|Relationships:||Blaine Anderson (hook up)|
|First appearance:||The Break-Up|
While Blaine is singing Barely Breathing, he is seen sitting in the choir room by himself, on Facebook on his cell phone. Blaine scrolls through Facebook, before he pokes "Eli C." on Facebook. A chat is started between the two, with Eli starting off the conversation by saying, "What's up, sexy?" After this, Blaine smiles slightly before Eli messages him again with, "You want to come over?" Blaine looks contemplative, before standing up and walking out of the choir room. It is presumed that Blaine is walking out with the intention of meeting Eli.
Later in the episode, Blaine confesses to Kurt, after Kurt asks why Blaine has been so upset despite the fact that they are seeing each other for the first time in weeks, that he was "with someone". Kurt asks if the person was Sebastian, and Blaine says that it wasn't but it "Didn't mean anything. It was just a hookup, okay?" Kurt once again asks who it was, to which Blaine replies that it doesn't matter who it was with. The person Blaine is referring to is Eli.
In this episode, when Sam confronts Blaine and persuades him not to leave McKinley and transfer back to Dalton because of his broken relationship with Kurt, Sam asks Blaine what happened the night with him and Eli. A flashback shows Blaine looking down and sad during the aftermath, and in the background shows Eli's face blurred out, asking if Blaine was okay, he replies no. Eli asks if its because he doesn't look like his profile picture, Blaine forces himself to leave Eli's house.
Main Article: Blaine-Eli Relationship
Blaine and Eli have most likely met prior to The Break-Up, seeing as they were Facebook friends at the beginning of the episode. Their relationship is flirtatious, at least on Eli's side, and they hooked up at some point in the episode, before Blaine surprised Kurt in New York. The hook-up most likely took place after the Barely Breathing performance.