|Intimacy Level:||Good Friends|
Mercedes is shown being sympathetic and comforting to Artie after enduring Dakota's harshness and bullying.
Artie latches on to Mercedes' arm for comfort while Sue picks her elite glee club. After Will and Sue's confrontation and New Directions being back to normal, they both sing Keep Holding On for Quinn.
Artie and Mercedes share a moment when the glee club tells Will they couldn't find a song that went together with Bust a Move. Mercedes wheels Artie forward before the glee club slushies Mr. Schue.
Mercedes laughs when Artie says a patriotic wedgie did make him feel more American. They both have solos in Proud Mary.Tina. Artie tells Mercedes that they are worried about her dieting and that she doesn't need to lose weight.
Mercedes and Artie decide to give themselves a 'bad reputation' and along with Brittany, Tina, and Kurt, they perform U Can't Touch This in the library. They support Kurt when he plans to confess to Sue that he posted her Physical video. They are then both very shocked to see Sue performing Physical with Olivia Newton-John.
Mercedes and Artie share moments together in the choir room when they plan to switch names. During Forget You, they share a solo and dance together.
They are seen together during a phone conversation with Santana, Brittany, and Puck; and Santana briefly mentions their ship name. They also share some moments during New Directions' performance Blame It (On the Alcohol), which they lead.
In the auditorium, Mercedes and Artie are the only two members there, since Will said it wasn't mandatory and start singing My Love Is Your Love. Eventually, all the remaining members join them.Tina's dream, Brittany as Mercedes is pushing Santana as Artie and down the halls. Later on, Mercedes as Brittany and Artie as Santana share a kiss during Because You Loved Me.
During Forever Young, Artie leans his head on Mercedes' shoulder.
Artie and Mercedes are dance partners during You're the One That I Want.
In the episode Wonder-ful, Mercedes and Artie are shown to interact a lot. When Kitty sings Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours to Artie, Mercedes criticizes Kitty for the performance and for what she did to Artie. She also congratulates Artie upon his achievements. Later in the episode, when Mercedes performs Superstition and Higher Ground, Artie enjoys both performances and encourages Mercedes. At the end of the episode, Mercedes practices some vocal runs in front of the Glee Club and tells the Glee Club to meet in the auditorium for a number to which Artie joins in with Mercedes and chimes in. Together, they perform For Once in My Life with the rest of the New Directions in the auditorium.
At the end of Seasons of Love, they hold hands watching a picture of late Finn Hudson. While Mercedes is singing, Artie is shown to be really touched by her voice, even crying. They have many smaller interactions
Artie first aknowledges Mercedes when she enters the hotel, and he asks her if her chihuahua is real, to which she responds that it is faux. Along with the rest of the New Directions, Artie seems happy for Mercedes after she reveals she has a record deal. The two of them then are present in several scenes throughout the episode, but do not have any main interactions.
Mercedes makes an arrival to New York, and when she enters the Bushwick Apartment, Artie is very surprised and excited as she makes her entrance. Mercedes and Artie hug each other.
Mercedes and Artie are both present during the weekly Monday night Potluck dinner in which everyone is discussing the recent "gay bashing" of Russ, a man who was recently attacked and hospitalized. It is discussed how hate crimes have been on the rise in NYC.
Later, when Kurt himself becomes the victim when trying to assist another target of a hate crime, Artie and Mercedes (as well as Blaine, Rachel, and Sam) visit Kurt in the hospital, clearly shaken over the incident. They are told that Kurt is hurt, but will recover.
After Kurt is released from the hospital, Mercedes, Artie, Kurt, Blaine, Rachel and Sam have another Monday night potluck dinner at the Bushwick loft. Everyone toasts Kurt and wishes him luck at his Mid-Winter Critique at NYADA. Mercedes and Artie, along with Blaine, Rachel, Burt, and Sam attend Kurt's performance of I'm Still Here.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
- Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson (Asian F)
- Out Here on My Own from Fame (Asian F)
- Bamboleo/Hero by Gipsy Kings / Enrique Inglesias (The Spanish Teacher)
- What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction (Prom-asaurus)
- You Get What You Give by The New Radicals (Goodbye)
- In My Life by The Beatles (Goodbye)
- Forever Young by Rod Stewart (Goodbye)
- Born to Hand Jive from Grease (The Role You Were Born to Play)
- For Once in My Life from Stevie Wonder (Wonder-ful)
- Seasons of Love from Rent (The Quarterback)
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