|Intimacy Level:|| Possibly Former Crushes|
Kissed in Glease and I Do
EpisodesKitty sees them talking, then goes up to her and starts to make fun of Marley. Ryder then asks what Marley has done for Kitty to be such a bitch towards her. Kitty says that she stole her boyfriend, referring to Jake, and continues making fun of Marley. Marley then quickly walks away, visibly hurt by Kitty's insults. Later, at the callbacks for Grease, Marley and Ryder, along with Kitty and Jake, sing Born to Hand Jive with Mercedes singing lead. During the song, Marley and Ryder often danced with each other, occasionally switching to dance with Kitty and Jake. Later, the cast list is put up, where it is revealed that Marley and Ryder got the parts of Sandy and Danny. Ryder was visibly happy when Marley got the part of Sandy. In this episode, the perfect match is officially a match! Santana) performance, before Marley and Ryder are going on stage, Ryder reassures Marley that she sounds and looks amazing, and that she shouldn't listen to anything Kitty says. He then kisses her, as Jake looks on with an unhappy expression. Later they perform You're the One That I Want together as Danny and Sandy.
In Dynamic Duets Ryder fights with Jake about Marley . The same happens when Ryder and Jake sing Superman. When Finn breaks up the fight he takes them to the auditorium. Ryder says Marley deserves better than Jake. He has to cancel on a date with her because he has a session to work on his dyslexia and Marley then chooses Jake over Ryder.
Ryder is the first one to see Marley faint, and along with Jake carries Marley into the choir room after she faints. He was also sits next to her when Mr. Schue comes into the room.
In the episode Naked, Jake and Ryder discuss Marley, Jake talking about their duet in the auditorium and how she was going to say, "I love you" but broke it off. Ryder suggests he goes for Marley and says the words first, but Ryder looks a bit sad, to which Jake apologizes that he is going after Marley. At the end of Jake's, Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself), performance, Ryder asks Jake if he has anything else to say to Marley to which Jake replies that the song says it all. With the same expression, Ryder seems to feel the same for Marley.
Marley and Ryder sit next to each other during Blaine's and Tina's performances for Diva Week. They smile at each other several times throughout the episode.
In the hallway, Ryder overhears the conversation between Jake and Marley about her valentines day gift to him. As Marley walks away, Ryder talks to Jake about what he has planned for Marley. Jake clueless tells Ryder that his brother had been giving him advice by buying her lingerie. Ryder demands that Jake does not follow that advice and informs him he has a better idea. Instead of giving Marley a Valentine's day, give her a Valentines Week. Jake is impressed by the idea, and thanks Ryder, after Jake walks away, we see Ryder upset.In the classroom, Marley notice's Ryder being jittery, She asks him if he had any of those 11 hour energy drinks again. He replies no as Jake walks in. Jake dressed in the "Temptations" says he has come to sing a song. As he does this Ryder pretends to have no clue in Jake's actions. Ryder soon reveals that he had known and starts to undress revealing a "Temptation" outfit. Jake beings to sings You’re All I Need To Get By. Marley eventually joins them, and starts singing along. At the end Ryder gives another sad look.
At the wedding, Jake and Ryder start talking. Jake informs him that everything is going great, and that his idea's are genius, but Ryder is upset and wants Jake to come up with his own Ideas for once. Jake asks for Ryder to continue helping him. Ryder then pulls out a jewelry box, that has a necklace inside. Jake then informs Ryder of his plans to sleep with Marley. Ryder shocked, tells Jake that Marley is just a sophomore and isn't ready. Over the whole of the 'Valentine's Week', Ryder knew Marley's favorite song, her favorite flowers and jewelry that she would enjoy.Back at school, Marley walks up to Ryder and gives him a Valentine's day card. She reveals that she knew it was Ryder's ideas, and that Jake could never come up with those. Marley thanks him, and Ryder reveals his feelings towards Marley, leading to their kiss. Ryder apologizes, as Marley is distraught and walks away.
In the performance Anything Could Happen Marley grabs both Ryder and Jake's hand to pull them on to the stage. As Marley passes Jake she's smiling, but when she passes Ryder and sees his smile, she looks confused. Ryder also a little confused bumps into Jake, who then notices something odd.
When Marley and the girls were getting ready for their performance of Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl, Marley tells Kitty that Ryder kissed her, and how she thought it was good, but still liked Jake. Kitty advises Marley to play both sides and to "Collect as many diamonds as you can".During the performance of Unchained Melody, Marley and Jake are spinning the pottery, then Marley starts to image Ryder with her instead of Jake. As she is imagining Ryder, her and Ryder share two kisses. At the end of the performance Marley tells Jake to stop, and then announces that she knew all the romantic things were Ryder's idea, but she didn't care cause at least he was trying. She admits that Ryder kissed her, but she let him kiss her and this made Jake upset with Marley and Ryder because of the kiss.
During the end of Footloose, Marley and Ryder are seen dancing together with Jake lurking from the other side, at the end of the performance Marley and Ryder are seen hugging.
There isn't that much interaction between the two during the beginning of the episode. In the hall ways we see Marley and Jake talking about the kiss. She apologizes but she says it was not her fault that he kissed her. She informed him she shouldn't have lead Ryder on, and took responsibility for that. Marley tells Jake she never leave him for Ryder. However when Jake demands for them to ice out Ryder, she quickly says no, as she wants to be more forgiving and would like to continue being Ryder's friend. At the end of The Bitch Is Back/Dress You Up, Marley seems disappointed of Ryder when he can't accept Unique as a girl because he is confused. Ryder contacts Jake, Marley, and Unique all to meet up. He apologizes to Jake, and then apologizes for to Marley about kissing her. She said it was okay, however he says it wasn't and that he's sorry. During Closer We see Ryder at peace with Marley and Jake through out the performance. When Ryder is singing, they cut to a shot of Marley.Katie' has been getting him to send her pictures of him. He asks Marley if it was her, thinking that she still liked him. Marley denies it, and he angrily moves on to questioning Jake. He then, thinking it was revenge from the two of them, thinks that Marley did it because he was too persistent, saying "I get it, you didn't like me back" and also thinks that it was Jake because he kissed Marley and was out of line. However, they insist that it wasn't them. Marley then asks him if he wants to talk about it, and he says that he doesn't want anything from anybody, especially not either of them, before storming off.
After the gun shots, when everyone was in the choir room, Ryder crawls across the room to sit next to Marley. In the end during Say, as Ryder rushes into the auditorium and sits down in front of Marley, she comfortingly wraps her arms around him.Outcast. Marley is also seen leaning comfortably on his shoulder during Ryder's solo.
They are first scene in the choir room together. During Sam and Ryder's duet of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', you can see Marley glance over towards Ryder a couple times. After Ryder's confession of his past, Marley stands up for him when Sam and Artie treat his secret badly. They are seen standing beside each other at the end of Longest Time.
Marley and Ryder are first seen sitting together when Mr. Schue reveals to glee club that Rachel got a callback for funny girl. Mr. Schue continues giving hints about this weeks assignment, which causes Ryder to get very excited. Ryder jumps up and announces "Its a Stevie Wonder Week" as Marley stares at him laughing. They are seen after Kitty's performance of Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours sitting together. During the performance of Superstition Ryder and Marley can been shown bumping butts together. During Kurt's performance, when Marley and the other girls walk behind Burt, you can see Marley and Ryder give eye contact towards each other. They are seen dancing with New Directions during For Once in My Life.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Born to Hand Jive||The Role You Were Born To Play||Jake and Mercedes|
|You're the One That I Want||Glease||Kurt, Rachel, Brittany, Santana, Finn and Blaine|
|Some Nights||Dynamic Duets||Blaine, Jake, Kitty, Sam, Joe and Tina|
|This Is the New Year||Naked||Blaine, Sam, Jake, Tina, Unique, Artie and Brittany|
|Say||Shooting Star||Blaine, Kitty, Sam and Brittany|
|Outcast||Sweet Dreams||Unique, Kitty and Jake|
|Longest Time||Lights Out||Artie, Jake, Kitty, and Sam|
- Superman by R.E.M. (Dynamic Duets)
- I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos. (Sadie Hawkins)
- Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding. (I Do)
- Unchained Melody by Todd Duncan. (Girls (and Boys) on Film)