Finn overhears Rory talking to Brittany, who thinks Rory is a leprechaun. Brittany states that she wants Rory to grant her wish for an all-marshmallow box of Lucky Charms. Later, Finn finds Rory in a classroom, sorting out a box of Lucky Charms. Rory immediately recognizes Finn from a video of Nationals on YouTube and mentions that he is a foreign exchange student from Ireland. He eagerly asks Finn to be his friend, which makes Finn laugh, saying they don't say that stuff in America. Finn then agrees with a smile saying "Yes, I'll be your friend." The two become friends. Later, Finn saves Rory from the Hockey Team, who bully him, and convinces Rory to join New Directions.
Finn and Rory are walking together, and they see Santana. Rory tries to get back at Santana for trashtalking Finn, but she doesn't understand what he says. Finn lets Rory have a solo in I Can't Go for That/You Make My Dreams to prepare him for Sectionals, even though Rory does not feel ready. Later, when Santana calls Finn names, Rory stands up for him.
Finn tells the group Rory wants to sing a song for his family, indicating Rory talked to Finn about his feelings. Later, Finn and Rachel join Sam and Rory to collect money for the salvation army.
Rory and Finn are partners and are seen together on the balcony, when they are singing back up in Here's to Us. Rory is a groomsman at Finn and Rachel's wedding.
Rory and Finn are first seen together in the weight room with the other New Directions Boys (except Kurt), when Finn announces he wants to help Puck pass his exams, so that he can graduate. Then Finn explains his plans to all the boys, and he gives Rory the task to just look out, to which Rory asks, confused, who he's looking out for, besides Puck. They are later seen together helping Puck study, during their rock version of The Rain in Spain.
Rory and Finn participate in the final songs with everyone in the choir room together, leading up to graduation. The seniors say their goodbyes to the underclassmen, and the underclassmen do the same to the seniors. Finn and the seniors sing You Get What You Give to Rory and the underclassmen, and Rory and the underclassmen sing In My Life to the seniors. Rory is also present during the graduation ceremony, where Finn and the other seniors receive their diplomas. Rory is also present with the rest of New Directions, Will, and Emma when Finn and the group send Rachel to New York.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|I Can't Go for That/You Make My Dreams||Mash Off||Quinn and Tina|
|Summer Nights||Yes/No||Sugar, Sam, Puck, Santana, Tina, Kurt, and Mercedes|
- Take Care of Yourself by Teddy Thompson. (Pot o' Gold)
- Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another by Pat Benatar/Blondie. (Mash Off)
- Rory looks up to Finn, and often calls him by his full name, "Finn Hudson".
- Ryan Murphy said that Damian McGinty, who plays Rory, could be the next Finn Hudson, although that probably changed due to Rory's absence on the show in Season Four.