|Intimacy Level:|| Former Rivals|
Close Friends (Born This Way)
During the first season Santana bullies Kurt, as she does with most of the New Directions at the time, but they appear to have developed a friendship in the second half of Season Two and all of Season Three, and have gotten much closer when Santana became one of his roommates in Season Four.
During the first three seasons, Santana and Kurt didn't have a lot of interaction, especially during the first season, in which Santana would usually comment on Kurt's sexuality or make some other rude remark, though she does go with everyone else to defend Kurt from Karofsky and Azimio in Theatricality. However, they became much closer during season four. In earlier episodes, they were both part of the Cheerios in Season One. In Season Two, Santana is seen upset when Kurt says he's transferring to Dalton Academy, and was concerned over the competition, but she was happy when he returned. She is seen defending Kurt and Blaine from Karofsky in A Night of Neglect. Just after Somewhere Only We Know, she is heard saying "We love you" to Kurt when everyone is hugging him, showing her affection for him. He is also seen helping Santana pick out her dress for prom in Prom Queen. In Season Three, Santana has been seen with Kurt and some of the other New Directions in The Lima Bean and she is seen talking with Kurt in Michael. Kurt and Santana are then further bonded by their hatred of Sebastian, as Sebastian continues to manipulate various members of New Directions, especially Kurt, to get to Blaine, to make sure New Directions doesn't win, and uses their good ideas to triumph at Regionals. In the fourth season, they have become even closer, as Santana moves in with Kurt and Rachel. Santana even goes so far as to say that Kurt and Rachel are her family, which shows definite development in the relationship between Kurt and Santana since Season One and even Two and Three.
EpisodesQuinn try to convince Mercedes that Kurt has a crush on her, and that she should ask him out. They both know that he is gay despite his efforts to stay in the closet, but Mercedes is oblivious to his sexuality. Santana and Quinn convince her to ask him out because they think it might stir up trouble in the Glee Club, when he rejects her.
Santana and Kurt appear alongside Mercedes and Brittany in Sue's remake video of Vogue. Later, Sue proposes that Kurt and Mercedes join The Cheerios because she wants to add music and athleticism. When they agreed that this would give them more opportunity, Kurt and Mercedes performed 4 Minutes with Santana, Brittany, and the remaining Cheerios.
Both of them dress up in Lady Gaga outfits and perform together in Bad Romance with the New Directions girls. When Kurt gets harassed severely by Azimio and Karofsky, all the members of the club, including Santana, rally behind him in support.
When Kurt announces to Will and New Directions that there has been a growing popularity for the club to sing Britney Spears, most of the club seems to support that idea, including Santana. However, when Brittany says that she feels like her identity is stolen, Kurt questions her logic, making Santana speak up to defend Brittany. Later, with Brittany's approval, Kurt tries to make Will re-consider doing Britney. When Will turns him down aggressively, Kurt explodes. After his outburst, Santana gives a look of shock, yet satisfaction.
Santana openly acknowledges and expresses condolences over hearing the news about Kurt's father's comatose state, and is beside Brittany when she gives him his report she did on heart attacks in crayon. They are also seen beside and touching each other during One of Us.
During the competition, Santana pairs with Mercedes to perform River Deep, Mountain High. After that, Kurt is seen in the background giving a massive applause while making a giant circle. After Kurt drops Sam as a duet partner, Kurt decides to perform a solo piece for the competition where it is meant to embrace both sides, and that sometimes you'll always be alone when you're different. Santana comes back saying that this is just "vocal masturbation," but Kurt replies pointing directly to Santana saying "watch and learn." He then performs Le Jazz Hot in the auditorium, where he receives a standing ovation from all the members, including Santana.
When Kurt didn't want to play Dr. Frank-n-Furter because of the fishnets and lipstick, Santana quickly made a slight jab by asking whether those were out of style.
Santana is mad when Rachel didn't invite her to a meeting about Girls with boyfriend so they could protect Kurt.
Santana, along with the other members of The New Directions, were all involved in the wedding of Burt and Carole. Santana was also upset when Kurt admitted that he was leaving McKinley and transferring to Dalton when Karofsky was allowed back to school.
When both Blaine and Kurt come out to support New Directions, they encounter Karofsky and an argument starts. Santana notices this and intervenes by defending Blaine and Kurt, and insulting Karofsky.The Bully Whips, a club designed to protect students from bullies. By achieving this, Kurt comes back to the school and joins Glee Club, a sight that Santana is happy to see. Kurt sings As If We Never Said Goodbye to the club to represent how he has missed all of them very much, and in the end, receives a standing ovation from the group. She is also seen in the flash mob dance to Barbra Streisand after Kurt tricks Rachel to come to the mall and talk about her insecurities.
Some of the female members of New Directions, including Santana are trying on dresses for prom, and Kurt is brought along because he has such a strong approval rating. After showing her red dress, Santana pulls Kurt aside for a small talk about what was supposed to be about fashion turned into protection for him and Blaine at the prom, which Kurt didn't seem to agree that they needed. At the prom, Dave was crowned prom king and Kurt was crowned prom queen in a write in ballot, which humiliated him, causing him to run crying. This also caused Santana to have the same reaction, but for feeling humiliated over having her date winning and not her. Brittany, there to console her, tells her that she needs to stay strong for Kurt, because at this time, he needs it more than ever. When Kurt accepts the crown to prove he's not afraid, Santana and Mercedes join together to perform Dancing Queen for the King and Queen.
When Jesse St. James returns, he insists that to win Nationals, New Directions needs to have a strong soloist, and that members of the club should audition, with Mr. Schuester and Jesse being the judges. Kurt and Santana take this opportunity to compete for that spot, along with Mercedes and Rachel. At the auditions, Santana sings Back to Black and Kurt sings Some People, both receiving critical comments by Jesse. Although they both agree that "Jesse St. James totally Jesse St. Sucks," there are series of backtalk about each other, all confident that they were better. In the end, Will claims that there is no winner and no solo song for the competition and that all four compliment one another. They also both participated at Jean's funeral and sing Pure Imagination.
Although most likely as a favor to Brittany, Santana helps Kurt with his campaign for class president by placing posters that Brittany made around the school hallways.
After the dodgeball game of New Directions versus The Troubletones, Santana and The Troubletones gang up against Rory by bombarding him with dodgeballs, which gives him a bloody nose. Kurt and Finn step in to help Rory, and Kurt tells them at they're acting like bullies. This event helps Kurt create a platform for his candidacy for Class President by banning dodgeball at McKinley.
To help Santana embrace her sexuality, Kurt and Blaine perform Perfect to her. However, in the end, she dismisses the performance. They also sing together in Constant Craving, a song that represents strength - Santana about her sexuality, Kurt about his loss for Class President and his NYADA application.
Santana and Kurt, along with Artie, Blaine and Rachel meet at The Lima Bean, where Sebastian overhears them talking about performing Michael at Regionals and starts the rivalry by "stealing" the New Directions' idea. Later during Bad, Sebastian slushies Blaine with rock salt, although originally intended for Kurt. Kurt announces to the club that Blaine's cornea is scratched and will need surgery, which fuels everyone's want for revenge. Santana walks past a classroom to find Kurt writing into a notebook. He tells her that he agrees with what Artie said about being the victims, and has accepted torment from many other people, but refuses to take it from Sebastian. He shows her a list of ways he has to get back at him. Kurt says that after what he did to Blaine, he really wanted to hurt him, but he can't. Santana says that she agrees that they can't hurt him, but says that they will beat him, saying she'll bring back her angry side, Snix. Later, she goes to Dalton Academy and has a sing off with Sebastian. They both sing Smooth Criminal. Santana, desperate to get revenge on Sebastian for Kurt, pushes Sebastian to answer what he put in the slushie. He says he put rocksalt in the slushie that hit Blaine before he slushies Santana.Santana hurries New Directions into the Choir room before Mr. Schue will notice and tells them what she found out and that she recorded Sebastian's confession and that they should give the recording to the police. Kurt then tells her that they can't give do it as he may get kicked out of school, and that they don't have time to go after haters, just like Michael. He tells the group that he has an idea to teach them a lesson, which everyone is open for; although Santana is still upset she went through all that work for Kurt to reject her plan. They invite The Warblers to the auditorium, where Kurt, Santana, and That New Directions perform Black or White; to show them what Michael is all about. During the number, all the Warblers, expect for Sebastian, get up and dance with the New Directions. At the end, Santana tells Sebastian that she could call the cops or his headmaster and have him kicked out of school and possibly arrested for what he did to Blaine. She pulls out the tape of him admitting to tampering with the slushie, and Kurt gives him the tape telling him, that him not being at Regionals will ruin the joy of beating him.
During Kurt's final song, I'll Remember, Santana sings along with him and the rest of New Directions. Later, during Santana's reflection about her talent, she considers herself just as talented as "Lady Hummel." Santana and Kurt are also hanging out together in the halls with Mercedes and Mike, talking and laughing when Quinn walks by - and both wave - during her look-back at McKinley. They are also standing beside each other during the graduation ceremony, in which, Santana, Kurt, Mercedes, Mike, Quinn, Puck, Finn and Rachel graduate and receive their diplomas. At the end of the episode, Kurt and Santana along with the rest of New Directions (including Will and Emma) say goodbye to Rachel as they send her off on her way to New York.
While doing with laundry with Brittany, Santana talks to her about Kurt's new job in New York at Vogue.com saying, "I mean, I’m not jealous, I just think that it’s insane that all Porcelain had to do to get an internship with Vogue.com was take photos of every ridiculous outfit he’s ever paired with a Cossack hat and a see-through raincoat and then show up at an interview where he is lauded as a visionary because his jodhpurs happened to match his riding crop”.
Before their interaction in Diva, Brittany gives Santana tips to move on with new people like Kurt and Rachel did in New York, inspiring her to decide upon her next move. Santana decides to move to New York and knocks on the door of Kurt and Rachel's apartment. Kurt opens the door and both he and Rachel are surprised and shocked to see Santana there. When he asks what she's doing here, she walks in and announces that she's moving in.
It's a snow day in New York and Santana and Kurt are stranded inside their apartment with Rachel and Adam. Santana admits in a voice over that she is getting a bit crazy being stuck in that room with a bunch of musical theater queens, and then listens to Kurt try to talk in a British accent. She then starts asking questions about Adam's background, but then starts getting curious about the situation between Adam and Kurt. She mentions the wedding, and how he and Blaine really went at it together, and immediately shuts her down. He also mentions that they are letting him stay with them rent-free. Santana then starts attacking Rachel's weight and she explodes. Kurt tries to calm them down and asks Santana if she's chosen a DVD from their collection. She does, and from the three she picked, singles out "Rosemary's Baby" as Kurt's. Kurt suggests they watch "Moulin Rouge," and while everyone else is game, Santana gives him her classic "are you serious" look.During the movie, Kurt goes into a fantasy dream with him and Blaine on the roof in a romantic setting singing Come What May. From this, Kurt starts to cry. Everyone then starts to notice as he tries to pass it off that they're from his non-existent contacts. However, Santana calls him out, asking/implying that the real reason is that he would talk about how that song would be sung at his and Blaine's wedding and Kurt again gets embarrassed and awkward. She says that Kurt considered singing this song more intimate than sex, and Kurt tries to change topics. Santana then changes the subject and talks about psycho Brody, which intrigues Kurt. She admits that she found tons of cash while she was rummaging through all their stuff. When hearing this, Kurt and Rachel get a bit upset hearing that Santana went through all their stuff as an invasion of privacy and unexceptionable. She brushes it off and gets to the point that she thinks Brody is a drug dealer, something that Rachel and Kurt don't seem to fully agree by the judgement on their faces.
The snow is still going down and the four of them are still stuck inside. Kurt suggests they finish the movie - since Santana paused it. Santana doesn't want to finish, but is out voted 3-1. Santana brings up the drug dealing Brody hypothesis and Rachel decides to prove he's innocent by calling him. During the phone call, Santana is in the back acting out various drug users actions and Kurt brushes it off with a massive smirk of amusement on his face. At the end of the call, Kurt whispers to her that he agrees with her that he is drug dealer.
She also makes a snide comment about Kurt during her private conversation with Rachel. She found the pregnancy test, and says that unless "Lady Hummel" was a lady along; the test has to be Rachel's.
When Santana goes to confront Brody at NYADA, she mentions that Kurt and Rachel are her family, and that she won't let anything bad happen to them.
Later when Santana arrives back at the apartment, Kurt and Rachel are sitting waiting for her to have a housemate meeting. Kurt and Rachel find out from Brody about what happened between the two of them at NYADA and forces Kurt to tell her that they want her to move out. Santana seems surprised at the news, assuming that this was a joke. When they tell her it's not, she admits that she loves them and considers them a family, even though she also mentioned she can't stand them 90% of the time. However she follows their request, grabs her stuff and leaves, but she also took Kurt's pillow.
Santana is Kurt's roommate once again. Santana and Kurt are in the bathroom while Rachel showers and Santana complains that she doesn't have enough shelf space. She tells Rachel to remove all of her skin products, but Kurt says that she's a bitch, and that those things are his. He then makes a rude remark to Santana. She then goes up to him and blackmails him, telling him that she will tell Rachel the truth about Brody if she doesn't get her shelf space. Kurt, reluctantly agrees. After he leaves, Santana and Rachel try to play a prank on Kurt. They find out about Kurt's guilty pleasure: a boyfriend arm pillow named Bruce.
Later, Kurt buys Rachel and Santana boyfriend arm pillows, but makes Santana's a girl's arm. Even though Santana seems to be enjoying her pillow, Rachel says she doesn't need her pillow since she isn't lonely. Santana and Kurt are seen watching one of Kurt's favorite shows. She and Kurt are laughing and having a good time, while wearing their boyfriend/girlfriend pillows. Rachel later comes and they join her in Mamma Mia.
Kurt, as well as Rachel, are concerned that Santana is throwing her life away, and he shows disdain of the fact that Santana works as a go-go girl. Kurt attempts to give her suggestions on what she wants to do for her dreams, but Santana declines it. Meanwhile, Kurt tells Rachel and Santana about the Ballet Gala, something that Santana doesn't seem to care about during first thoughts, but when Kurt convinces her to go so she could wear and keep a dress, she agrees. Kurt and Santana are both seen performing with Rachel and Isabelle during At the Ballet.
Santana travels to Ohio with Rachel in order to help Blaine propose to Kurt. She participates in the performance of All You Need Is Love, at the beginning of which she and Kurt greet each other with a kiss on the cheek. She accompanies him throughout Dalton Academy, and is shown to be happy for him and Blaine when they get engaged.If I Die Young, Kurt follows Santana to the auditoruim and has a heart-to-heart with her. She reveals that she wanted to surprise everyone by saying nice things about Finn, some of which she had even written down, but didn't go through with it because she was ashamed. Kurt asks her to read them to her, convincing her by saying that Finn's passing taught him that shame is a wasted emotion. Kurt agrees when Santana says that Finn was a much better person than her, but also says that Finn knew that Santana was also decent. When Santana asks Kurt to leave, he obliges, but not before giving her the letterman jacket that belonged to Finn.
After No Surrender, Santana confronts Puck for stealing Finn's jacket. Kurt then tells him to give the jacket back as it is now Santana's.
When Kurt starts his indie-band, he offers Santana and her girlfriend Dani to join, to which they both agree. They later hold auditions at NYADA together and show very different reactions to Elliott Gilbert's audition, with Santana being completely amazed with his talent whil e Kurt is very intimitated. Santana is shocked when Kurt announces that Elliott didn't make it into the band and threatens to bitchslap him. Kurt later tells Rachel that he is jealous of Rachel's broadway career and Santana's success with her Yeast-i-Stat commercial.
When Kurt takes a break from work to talk to Elliott, Santana tells him to stop flirting, seeing as he is engaged to Blaine and, upon being told that Elliott has joined their band, seems happy with Kurt's decision. Later that day, the band is sitting around the living room of their Bushwick apartment, discussing possible band names,
Santana is fed up with Kurt shooting down all of their ideas and not coming up with something good himself. Both of them are very satisfied with the band name Rachel comes up with, Pamela Lansbury. Rachel, Dani, Elliott, Kurt and Santana then perform Roar as their first ever band performance.
When Blaine and Sam arrive at the Bushwick Apartment, both Kurt and Santana welcome them into their home. Later, while at work at the Spotlight Diner, they both enjoy and dance to Blaine's performance of Piano Man. The next day, Santana protests against having a piano in their apartment, but later joins in the group's performance of Just the Way You Are, dancing with Kurt as the song comes to an end.
The next day, at the Mall, the three of them wait for Santa to arrive and when he does, slightly drunk, and decides to go to the bathroom first, leaving the children angry, Rachel decides they should perform a song to calm down the bunch. She, along with Kurt and Santana performs Here Comes Santa Claus, but they all end of having food thrown at them by the angry crowd.
The next day when Santana doesn't show up for work, Kurt and Rachel call her. Santana, who is taking a bubble bath at the Bushwick Apartment, claims she needed a break and, upon being told by Kurt that Santa hasn't showed up yet and they need her to be Mrs. Claus for the day, tells him that he should just play Mrs. Claus, seeing as he was born to play the role. Santana eventually gives in and comes to the Mall, playing Mrs. Claus for the day, doing a terrible job while at it.
Both Kurt and Santana, along with Rachel, are deputized by Cody aka. Sexy Claus, who offers his help upon hearing that they're having trouble with their Santa Claus and the angry crowd. Taking him up on his offer, they invite him over for dinner. Later that day, Kurt, Santana and Rachel prepare for dinner when Cody arrives. While he's walking around the apartment, Kurt and Santana bicker in the background. After, all four of them perform The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) while inhaling helium. Santana and Rachel later discover Kurt and Cody making out in Kurt's "room" and Santana, although shocked, tells Kurt she's impressed with his outgoing behaviour. Santana is woken up by Rachel hours later only to discover that Cody has bondaged Kurt and robbed Rachel and him of all their belongings.
Later that day, Kurt and Santana talk about what happened last night. Kurt confesses that he just wanted to get out of his comfort zone for once and feels really ashamed now, but also makes Santana promise to never tell anyone about this, especially Blaine, to which Santana glady agrees. When Rachel comes home she convinces them to take up another holiday-themed job and the three of them perform Away In A Manger in a shop window, dresses as living mannequins.
When Rachel and Santana fight about Santana auditioning for the understudy role in Funny Girl without telling Rachel about it, Kurt comes to Santana's defense and tells Rachel he's disappointed that she can't be happy for Santana. Later, Rachel decides to move out, leaving Kurt and Santana to share the apartment.
Kurt and Santana are now living in the Bushwick Apartment without Rachel, who sees them both as traitors and even tells Santana that she gave her Kurt. When the two of them perform Gloria with Elliott and keep fighting for his attention, Kurt is obviously annoyed with them.Trying to restore peace one last time, Kurt tells Rachel and Santana that he's hurt by this situation as well, fighting with both of his best friends instead of living by the agreement they had all made two months ago. When his attempt fails, he kicks Santana, as well as Rachel, out of Pamela Lansbury, effectively disbanding the band, and creates a new one with Dani and Elliott, called One Three Hill. Both Santana and Rachel attend his new band's debut performance at Callbacks. After a somewhat sad speech about how he imagined the trio he'd be singing in to be very different - meaning he'd thought he'd be performing with Rachel and Santana - he, along with Dani and Elliott performs The Happening.
The next day, Kurt is surprised to find Rachel and Santana having a mature talk about their problem in the Bushwick Apartment. The two of them leave Kurt, along with Dani and Elliott, to perform Hold On during band rehearsal.
- Both are LGBT main characters.
- Both were on the Cheerios in Season One.
- It can be easily assumed that when they think their feelings and/or emotions are being threatened, they usually put on a cold, feisty, or sassy front.
- Both used to be rivals with Rachel and ended up being very good friends with her, or in Kurt's case, best friends.
- Both broke up with their significant others in The Break-Up. Kurt with Blaine after he cheated on him and Santana with Brittany due to the long distance relationship not working for either of them.
- In Season Four, both of them move in with Rachel in NY after being encouraged to go there by their past love (Blaine and Brittany respectively).
- Both have kissed Brittany.
- Both have had "beards" to hide their sexual orientation. Kurt's beards were Tina (Preggers) and Brittany (Laryngitis); Santana's beard was Dave Karofsky (from Born This Way to Prom Queen).
- Santana considers him and Rachel "family" (Feud).
- Both have taken interests in Finn and Sam.
- Both have had difficult coming out. Kurt was heavily bullied at school after his coming out and Santana was rejected by her grandmother, Alma, after she confessed her sexual orientation to her.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Bad Romance||Theatricality||Quinn, Tina, and Mercedes|
|Don't Stop Believin'||Journey||Rachel, Finn, Puck, Artie, and Mercedes|
|To Sir, with Love||Rachel, Finn, Artie, Mercedes, and Tina|
|Time Warp||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Mercedes, Finn, Quinn, Artie, Tina, and Brittany|
|It's All Over||Asian F||Mercedes, Finn, Will, Puck, and Mike|
|Constant Craving||I Kissed a Girl||Shelby|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Mercedes, Rachel, Blaine, Brittany, Artie, Tina, Puck, and Finn|
|Summer Nights||Yes/No||Mercedes, Finn, Puck, Tina, Sam, Rory, and Sugar|
|Black or White||Michael||Mercedes, Rachel, and Artie|
|How Will I Know||Dance with Somebody||Mercedes and Rachel|
|Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Nationals||Finn, Rachel, Mercedes, Mike, Puck, Brittany, and Blaine|
|We Are the Champions||Rachel, Finn, Puck, and Quinn|
|The Scientist||The Break-Up||Finn, Rachel, Blaine, Brittany, Will, and Emma|
|You're the One That I Want||Glease||Marley, Ryder, Rachel, Finn, Brittany, and Blaine|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Rachel, Blaine, Quinn, Artie, Marley, Finn, Jake, and Betty|
|Mamma Mia||Guilty Pleasures||Unique, Blaine, Sam, Kitty, Marley, and Rachel|
|At the Ballet||Lights Out||Rachel and Isabelle|
|Let It Be||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds||Tina, Kitty, Artie, and Rachel|
|Seasons of Love||The Quarterback||Tina, Mercedes, Mike, and Puck|
|Roar||A Katy or A Gaga||Sam, Tina, Unique, Dani, Elliott, and Rachel|
|Just the Way You Are||Movin' Out||Rachel, Blaine, and Sam|
|Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)||Previously Unaired Christmas||Rachel|
|The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)||Rachel and Cody|
|Away In A Manger||Kitty and Rachel|
|Hold On||Trio||Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Rachel, Sam and Tina|
- Vogue by Madonna. (The Power of Madonna)
- As If We Never Said Goodbye from Sunset Boulevard. (Born This Way)
- Dancing Queen by ABBA. (Prom Queen)
- Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another by Blondie/Pat Benatar. (Mash Off)
- Perfect by P!nk. (I Kissed a Girl)
- All You Need Is Love by The Beatles. (Love Love Love)
- Marry the Night by Lady Gaga. (A Katy or A Gaga)
- Roar by Katy Perry. (A Katy or A Gaga)