|Intimacy Level:|| Former rivals |
Though the relationship started off as a bitter rivalry, they are now close friends and are living together in New York (along with Kurt). In recent episodes, they have shown their care and affection for each other more frequently, such as in Girls (and Boys) on Film, when Santana is very concerned and comforts her after Rachel breaks down over the possibility of her being pregnant, showing how far their relationship has come since Season One.
When Finn is talking to Rachel, Quinn and Santana appear. Santana gives Rachel a look of disgust as Quinn says: "What are you doing talking to her?" Santana is also seen watching Rachel's MySpace video with Quinn. She is laughing and writing cruel comments on it.
When Rachel comes into the dance studio for their first mash-up practice, she says that they should start warming up, to which Santana states they already are. Later when Rachel is complaining that they should have listened to her, Santana replies "We know, you've been berating us for the better part of the hour." She later encourages Rachel to take the 'Vitamin D'.
During the Defying Gravity diva-off, Santana makes it very clear that she doesn't support Rachel, cheering for Kurt instead.
Sue makes Santana and Brittany flirt with Finn in order to make Rachel jealous and destroy the Glee Club. Santana enjoys seeing Rachel jealous and later states "She looks like Pippy Longstockings, but Israeli."
While Santana was trying to convince Finn to do the deed with her, Finn confessed that he was in love with someone else. Santana asked "Rachel? She's still dating that Jesse kid. She was talking about him yesterday and practically sprayed the choir room." and then went on to say "You get to make Rachel jealous."
Santana, as well as Brittany, are seen in Rachel's video for Run Joey Run. Santana and Brittany are the only people to applaud at the end of the video. This could be because they were in it.
When Mr. Schue asks Rachel to dial Jesse's number on her phone, Santana voices her surprise that Rachel hadn't deleted it yet.
Santana insults Rachel's look multiple times throughout the episode. When Rachel walks in with a new look, Santana claps her hands and says that although Rachel is usually badly dressed, she actually digs this new look. Rachel thanks Santana.
Rachel says that Finn thinks she is hot, even though she doesn't look like Brittany or Santana.
After Will gets sick and is absent from the Glee Club, Rachel tries to take the front seat. Santana gets angry and hurls insults at Rachel in Spanish, whilst the New Directions try to restrain her.
When Rachel meets up with Quinn, Brittany and Tina to talk about telling their boyfriends to warn Karofsky, Santana appears and says that she was not told that the Glee girls were holding a meeting. Rachel says that the meeting is only for the girls that have boyfriends on the football team, and Santana replies by saying she is dating Puck. Tina points out that he can't join in on a fight or he will be taken back to Juvie, and Rachel agrees. Santana replies with an angry "You are so on my list, dwarf!" and leaves. Later, before Burt's and Carole's wedding, Santana tries to convince Finn to break up with Rachel. He refuses to give in, so Santana leaves angrily, threatening to tell Rachel that he had lost his virginity to her.Valerie.
When the Glee Club complains to Santana that she is always insulting them, Rachel chimes in and says that despite all the insults Santana keeps throwing at her, she's gonna be the one who will end up dancing on a pole for a living. Santana then runs off crying to the hallway, where Brittany comforts her.
Santana was seen in the back of the choir room singing along to Go Your Own Way with Rachel.
After Rachel watches Santana perform Back to Black, she shows to be very impressed. She asks how Santana sings so well to which Santana replies that it's because she smokes a lot of cigars. Santana also tells Rachel that she thought her performance was good, which indicates that Santana is starting to accept Rachel as a valid member of the Glee club.
Santana blows up at Rachel after Nationals, screaming angrily at her in Spanish because she blames Rachel and Finn for their loss at Nationals. Back in Ohio, Santana makes a voodoo doll of Rachel and asks Brittany if it looks enough like Rachel in order to curse her.A Boy Like That/I Have A Love for the West Side Story production.
Santana insults Rachel when the Troubletones and New Directions meet on stage before the You and I/You and I mash up. She tells her that her mustache is thicker than a Middle Eastern dictator's, after Rachel defends Finn and says that Santana's insults just highlight her own insecurities.
Rachel is one of the girls who defends Santana against Josh Coleman and sings lead with Santana in I Kissed a Girl, therefore demonstrating they are quite close and that Rachel supports Santana's sexuality.We Are Young, Santana, Mercedes, Brittany and Sugar watch the performance. Various members come towards them, dragging Mercedes, Brittany and Sugar in, leaving Santana standing alone. She sings along, which Rachel notices and reaches out her hand to Santana, who takes it and joins the others. They seem to be close during this performance and are seen having their arms around each other during part of it.
During the cut scene of Santa Baby, Finn and Santana are seen to be shopping in a jewelry store. Rachel asks Finn to buy her jewelry as a Christmas gift throughout the episode. We can assume that Santana was helping Finn choose a present for Rachel even though we never saw this scene.
Santana says that Rachel's rendition of Without You was amazing and that she blew the song out of the water. Then she adds she didn't know the assignment was to make everything about Rachel Berry and make everybody else watch it. They also sing We Found Love as a duet towards Will's proposal to Emma.The God Squad to sing Stereo Hearts to Rachel).
Santana is one of Rachel's bridesmaids, and tells her that Quinn won't be coming to her and Finn's wedding.
They duet on So Emotional, singing to their respective partners, and have a one armed hug afterwards. Santana is standing at her locker when Rachel approaches her. Santana admits that she will miss Rachel when they leave for college, but then asks Rachel to say something annoying so Santana can forget that feeling. Rachel gives Santana a photo of herself and asks her to hang it in her locker, which she does. They hug before Rachel walks away. This shows they are practically friends now after their on/off feuds in Glee Club. They hug during My Love Is Your Love.
When Rachel announces her, Kurt and Blaine's plans to have an Anti-Prom party, Santana tells Rachel that she is only doing this because she has not gotten her way and is punishing the rest of the club by throwing the party. She also tells her that she's sorry for her choked audition, but she has to stop acting like she's fine and deal with the consequences, before finally saying she will be attending the prom to dance with Brittany and no-one will ruin it for her. Santana and Quinn pretend that Rachel won Prom Queen via write in vote at the end of the episode. During Take My Breath Away, Santana and Quinn are watching happily at Finn and Rachel dancing.
When Santana is cleaning out her locker, the picture Rachel gave her in Dance With Somebody is still pinned up in her locker. Santana, along with the rest of the glee club, is at the train station for Rachel's departure. She hugs Rachel and waves to her as the train leaves for New York.Love Song with Santana and Quinn. Rachel and Santana are the first one to share a tight hug during the Quinn's solo in Love Song. Afterwards, Santana and Quinn are invited to dinner by Rachel.
Before Rachel and Santana's interaction, Brittany encourages Santana to move on with new people like Rachel and Kurt. This inspires Santana to move to New York. She knocks on Rachel and Kurt's door, and to their surprise, announces that she is moving in.
Along with Kurt and Adam, both Santana and Rachel are snowed in. Rachel says that Santana is going to have to move out because the apartment is hers and Kurt's sanctuary, and she makes her feel uncomfortable. But, thankfully, Kurt calms them both down and suggests they sit down and watch a movie. Santana says she's been through their DVD collection. All the DVDs are baby themed, and Rachel doesn't want to watch any of them, so they all watch Moulin Rouge together. After a while, Santana promptly pauses the movie and explains to everyone how she found out that Brody has $1200 in cash and a pager. Rachel, along with Kurt, is shocked and a little upset that Santana had been snooping through all their things. Santana explains that the only person who carries that much money and a pager is a drug dealer, so she says that Brody is a drug dealer.
Later, they all vote on whether they should continue to watch Moulin Rouge or not. Santana doesn't want to continue watching, but she is ultimately out-voted. She then says, "Oh, but what about Brody's vote? Or do drug dealers not get to vote?" This annoys Rachel and she protests that he is not a drug dealer. To prove it, she calls Brody to ask where he is. When Rachel is on the phone, Santana imitates someone who snorts cocaine.
The next day, Santana walks into the apartment and, noticing that they're finally alone, confronts Rachel about the pregnancy test that she found when she was snooping around in the bathroom. Rachel says that she doesn't know what Santana's talking about but Santana reassures her, saying that she's her friend and she can trust her, so she asks her to just tell her what's going on. Rachel breaks down crying and Santana wraps her arms around her, comforting her and telling her that everything's gonna be alright.NYADA to confront Brody and protect Kurt and Rachel, who she calls her family. After her performance of Cold Hearted, she tells Brody to get out of the apartment and Rachel's life. After getting a call from Brody, Kurt and Rachel confront Santana about her actions and give her an ultimatum: either stop harrassing Brody or move out. Standing up for what she believes in, Santana moves out.
The next day, Santana tricks Brody and calls him to an empty hotel room to further confront him - only this time she has brought Finn with her, whom she has told all about Brody. Santana leaves and Brody and Finn get into a fist fight, ending with Finn threatening him to leave Rachel alone.
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 it since she isn't lonely. Santana and Kurt are seen watching one of Kurt's favorite shows. Rachel later comes in, and as she found out earlier about Brody's secret life, tells them that she and Brody are over for good; she also reveals Santana as her and Kurt's "new and permanent roommate." They join her in Mamma Mia.Run Joey Run. Rachel thinks that Santana is throwing her life away, and she and Kurt are disappointed that all she does is work as a go-go dancer at Coyote Ugly. Rachel thinks that Santana is the most talented person she knows except for Kurt and her. Santana becomes infuriated and tells them to stop trying to force their dreams onto her dream, although she's still trying to figure out what it is. Rachel and Kurt suggest that she should take dancing lessons at NYADA, but Santana declines the offer and departs from the apartment.
Later, Santana makes fun of the Ballet Gala Kurt invited them to attend with him, but Rachel tells her she thinks that it's a celebration of art. Santana says that she won't go, but when Rachel and Kurt swoon her by saying she could wear and keep a dress, she decides to go. Rachel and Santana perform At The Ballet together with Isabelle and Kurt.Spotlight Diner where Santana already works. Santana refuses to let her stop, telling her how difficult it was to convince her manager to give her a job, showing her attempts to help out her friend. She tells Rachel that ‘if you wanna get to Broadway, you have to pay your dues’ (something Rachel herself has said many times), so she tries to find the positive side of it and admits she wants to make her own way in New York, rather than being funded by her dads.
Rachel seems to quickly settle in to her new job, and receives the news of Blaine’s plans to propose via text. Before she can tell Santana, she notices Rupert and Paolo. After arguing with the two about her professionalism and talent, Santana helps her try to prove that she is a ‘star’, going into a lively rendition of A Hard Day's Night with her and the rest of the staff at the diner. The two then leave the diner hand in hand, Rachel telling her they need to prepare for ‘something special’.
We then learn that the two travelled back to Lima, for Blaine’s proposal to Kurt, participating in his huge number of All You Need Is Love. They both hug Kurt as he enters and seem to be delighted by Kurt’s response, clapping excitedly as the episode ends.
The next day, Rachel excitedly says she senses 'energy exchanges' between Santana and Dani, as Santana admits she is scared and nervous to ask her out. Rachel finds this 'so cute' and reassures Santana that Dani is smart and will not miss out on an opportunity to be with her. Later, Santana sarcastically congratulates Rachel on completing her first graveyard shift without collapsing, while she eagerly tells Santana of all the parts she will be auditioning for since she is now sure she lost her role in Funny Girl. Rachel attempts to play matchmaker for Santana and Dani by leaving the diner early so they can work 'alone', escaping before Santana can properly protest.Kurt reveals he also now has a job at the Diner and Santana announces Dani is now her girlfriend and the three make a pledge that they will stay in New York for another two years when Rachel is called to a table where Rupert is sat to tell her that she has the part of Fanny Brice. Santana is delighted and thrilled for Rachel when she runs to them screaming that she got the part and the two share excited hugs while celebrating. The scene then cuts to their apartment, where the duo sing Let It Be with Kurt and Dani, as they drink champagne in celebration.
Rachel confronts Kurt about why he rejected Starchild from his band, after Santana showed her his audition video and told about Kurt's reaction showing that the two continue to confide in each other. Later, when Santana is trying to think of names for the band with Kurt, Dani and Elliot (Starchild), she asks Rachel how her rehearsal was as she arrives and supports her suggestion of 'Pamela Lansbury' as the band name. She is visibly delighted when Rachel agrees to join the band and the two later sing solos in the bands performance of Roar.Here Comes Santa Claus to stall the waiting children. The next day, however, when things go awry, Rachel calls Santana and asks for her to replace a drunk Santa Claus and, even though Santana is hesitant at first, she later arrives as Mrs. Claus. Cody, also known as "Sexy Santa", comes to their aid later and convinces them to have a small party at their apartment this evening. When "sexy santa" arrives at the apartment, Santana and Rachel sing and share moments together in The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), and they both are very drowsy afterwards. Rachel and Santana later sit on a couch together near the Christmas tree, where Rachel tries to convince Santana to move to New York and live with her and Kurt. However, Santana declines it, even though she admits to loving New York. She is iffy about moving to New York, on the other hand, due to her scholarship at the University of Louisville, and she wouldn't have a good reason to leave the college at the middle of the school year to move in with them. Rachel and Santana are both shocked to see Kurt and Cody making out.
The next morning, Rachel and Santana are hung over in a bedroom where Rachel wakes up on the bed, and Santana lies on the floor. They are both feeling drowsy after the events of the night before, and they are both in shock to see the apartment robbed. At the end, Santana agrees to go with another Christmas gig that Rachel offers after getting fired from their jobs at the New York mall, and they work as singers out a window while performing Away In A Manger.On the set of the photoshoot, Rachel is freaking out a little, but Santana tells her she deserves it and she should own it. They perform Brave together on set, but afterwards, we see Santana imagined the performance.
Later on in the episode, we see them in the Bushwick apartment, together with Kurt. Kurt is excited about that night's band rehearsal, but Rachel dropps out because she has to be at the auditions for her understudy, which she finds to be ridiculous. Santana then says she won't go either, which makes Kurt really mad. Rachel tells him she is under a lot of stress and needs their support, because it's really hard being a star.Later, Rachel and Rupert are at the auditions, but there isn't a lot of talent auditioning. Santana then auditions with Don't Rain On My Parade, which leaves Rachel shocked and visually upset. After the performance, Rupert is surprised to learn they are roommates and from the same high school. Back at home, Rachel is mad discussing the audition with Kurt, when Santana comes home. Rachel hastily asks her why she auditioned without telling her, and Santana, very calmly, tells her she figured they were gonna fight about it either way. This way, Rachel wouldn't attack her before. Rachel gets angry at her, telling her she isn't fit for the role of Fanny Brice, and that it's nothing personal. But Santana tells her it is very personal and that Rachel loves to have something over her. She also states that all the hate from high school isn't forgiven, but is motivating Rachel even more to become a star and prove them all wrong. Rachel reacts with saying Santana is the one who can't handle that she made it big. She walks to her room angrily but Santana follows her, saying that even though she didn't get years of singing and dancing lessons, she's still just as good as her. She calls her short and awful, which makes Rachel slap her. She tells her she thinks Santana should move out, but is interrupted by Rupert calling Santana, telling her she got the role of Rachel's understudy. They are still fighting when they see each other again at rehearsals. Rupert interrupts them, saying that their past is part of why he chose Santana. Two girls from the same high school, making it big on Broadway would get a lot of media attention. Then, they start singing Every Breath You Take together during rehearsals. The last time we see them is back in the Bushwick apartment again, with Rachel stating they can't all live there anymore. Kurt tells them he isn't picking sides on this, but is later defending Santana. This upsets Rachel, saying she is leaving and they have never been real friends nor will they ever be. We see her packing her stuff, ripping a photo of her and Santana to pieces in her face, and leaving during Breakaway. Elliott for Funny Girl which has Rachel infuriated. Rachel tells Santana that she has already gotten the apartment and Kurt and says that Santana will never play the part of Fanny Brice. Rachel also acts possessive of Elliott, whom she has been treating as a Kurt substitute, referring to him as her "best gay" (which Elliott clearly dislikes). Kurt reminds her that she does not own Elliott. The diner manager steps in and asks Rachel to perform the song Gloria for a customer named Gloria, for her birthday. Santana thinks that Rachel cannot handle the song on her own, so she says that she and Elliott will do the song with her. Rachel tells Elliott he can use the song as a means of deciding which girl he thinks is better. Rachel and Santana are rather hostile toward one another during the performance and vie for Elliott's attention. After the song ends, Rachel and Santana both demand that Elliott choose sides, however he is clearly annoyed by all the drama and demands that both girls "work out their stuff", and adds that he is quitting Pamela Lansbury until the feud ends. Later on, back at the loft, Kurt is attempting to mediate a discussion between Rachel and Santana in hopes they can come to a resolution to their fight. However, the hostility between the two continues and neither is willing to admit wrong doing. Kurt then informs them that both are kicked out of the band, as they cannot continue to have fun and play music with them being at odds with one another. Kurt says he will now be exclusively be working with Elliott and Dani and invites Rachel and Santana to come to their first gig as a trio. Although neither Rachel or Santana are happy about the situation, both girls decide, for Kurt's sake, to attend the show and be civil to one another for one night. Both seem somewhat sad during the performance of The Happening.
Back at the loft, Rachel is sorting through a draw of Santana's lingerie-what used to be her scented candle draw-and is caught by Santana. Although there is still clearly anger between them, for the first time there is a hint that both girls might be regretting their fight. They talk about how they were each other's only other girlfriend in NYC. Rachel and Santana are then interrupted by Kurt, Dani and Elliott who remark about the girls being in the same room without getting into a cat fight. Elliott tells Rachel and Santana that he thinks both of them are amazing and hopes they will patch things up. Rachel says that making up probably won't be happening anytime soon, which Santana seems to agree with and both leave the apartment. Rachel is last seen performing Hold On at her Funny Girl rehearsal and Santana also performs the same song by herself at the diner.
Rachel and Santana are sitting at the counter at the Spotlight Diner when Kurt emerges from the kitchen, frantic. Santana asks Kurt if he has managed to book a gig for his band at the Union Square subway station. Rachel asks Santana why she wants to know, assuming that Santana intends to steal Kurt's dream too. Kurt interrupts them with the news of New Directions having lost their Nationals competition and as a result Sue is disbanding Glee club. Rachel and Santana exchange dismayed glances and all three are clearly upset by the news.Mr. Schue's special Glee club assignment. When Mr. Schue tells the kids to vote for either Mercedes or Rachel after their diva-off, Defying Gravity, Santana takes a moment to state her opinion of Rachel blatantly bashing her, calling her out on her ruthless antics, and finally revealing to her that it was Quinn and her who decided to give her the title of Prom Queen during their senior year. Rachel, in return, calls Santana an awful person for doing this and storms off. In the girl's bathroom, Mercedes finds Rachel crying over her fight with Santana. Rachels tells her that her feud with Santana makes her feel just like she used to feel in high school, constantly put down by someone. Mercedes manages to make her feel better and Rachel and Santana manage to spend the rest of the week civilized.
Rachel and Santana continue to feud over Funny Girl. Kurt and Mercedes sing I Am Changing to them in an attempt to encourage them to mend their differences, but neither of them are willing to call a truce. After the performance, Rachel talks to Santana in the bathroom. She offers her ten shows as a peace offering, telling her that she's finding the feud "exhausting and depressing." Santana doesn't accept Rachel's offer, telling her that she wants them all; she wants Rachel's lead role. She walks out, leaving Rachel frustrated and upset.After talking to Brittany about her future plans, career, and dreams, Santana realizes that being on Broadway is not what she really wants to do. However, she realizes that for Rachel, it's everything, so she returns to the auditorium, where Rachel is practising, to make amends. She tells her that she quit Funny Girl, and wishes her good luck in the show, telling Rachel of her plans with Brittany. Rachel asks her if they can sing a duet in the glee club together to symbolise their make-up, and Santana agrees. They sing Be Okay to a pleased group of New Directions, at the end hugging and laughing together.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Express Yourself||The Power of Madonna||Tina, Quinn, and Mercedes|
|Like a Virgin||Emma, Jesse, Finn, and Will|
|Don't Stop Believin'||Journey||Finn, Puck, Mercedes, Artie, and Kurt|
|To Sir, With Love||Finn, Mercedes, Artie, Kurt, and Tina|
|Empire State of Mind||Audition||Artie, Finn, Puck, and Mercedes|
|Toxic||Britney/Brittany||Will, Quinn, and Brittany|
|Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer||Never Been Kissed||Brittany, Mercedes, and Tina|
|Deck the Rooftop||Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album||Mercedes, Finn, Artie, and Tina|
|God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen||Mercedes, Tina, and Quinn|
|Thriller/Heads Will Roll||The Sue Sylvester Shuffle||Artie and Finn|
|Loser Like Me||Original Song||Finn, Brittany, and Mercedes|
|I Love New York/New York, New York||New York||Artie, Brittany, Finn, and Mercedes|
|Light Up the World||Brittany, Artie, Finn, and Tina|
|We Got the Beat||The Purple Piano Project||Brittany|
|We Are Young||Hold on to Sixteen||Finn, Quinn, Sam, and Mercedes|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Finn, Mercedes, Blaine, Kurt, Artie, Puck, Brittany, and Tina|
|The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face||Yes/No||Mercedes and Tina|
|Black or White||Michael||Kurt, Mercedes, and Artie|
|Fly/I Believe I Can Fly||On My Way||Finn, Artie, Blaine, and Mercedes|
|How Will I Know||Dance With Somebody||Kurt and Mercedes|
|Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Nationals||Finn, Puck, Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, Mike, and Mercedes|
|Tongue Tied||Artie and Finn|
|We Are the Champions||Finn, Puck, Kurt, and Quinn|
|The Scientist||The Break-Up||Will, Emma, Finn, Brittany, Kurt, and Blaine|
|You're the One That I Want||Glease||Ryder, Marley, Brittany, Finn, Blaine, and Kurt|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Betty, Artie, Finn, Kurt, Quinn, Blaine, Jake, and Marley|
|Mamma Mia||Guilty Pleasures||Kurt, Blaine, Marley, Sam, Unique, and Kitty|
|At the Ballet||Lights Out||Kurt and Isabelle|
|Let It Be||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds||Tina, Kitty, Artie, and Kurt|
|Roar||A Katy or A Gaga||Tina, Kitty, Unique, Sam, Kurt, Dani, and Elliott|
|Just the Way You Are||Movin' Out||Kurt, Sam, and Blaine|
|The Fox||Puppet Master||Tina, Artie, Jake, Blaine, and Elliott|
|Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)||Previously Unaired Christmas||Kurt|
|The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)||Kurt and Cody|
|Away In A Manger||Kitty and Kurt|
|Hold On||Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Kurt, Sam, and Tina|
- Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects. (Hell-O)
- Don't You Want Me by The Human League. (Blame It on the Alcohol)
- My Love Is Your Love by Whitney Houston. (Dance with Somebody)
- Take My Breath Away by Berlin. (Prom-asaurus)
- Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul. (Feud)
- Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson. (Frenemies)
- Don't Rain On My Parade by Cast of Funny Girl. (Frenemies)
- I Am Changing from Dreamgirls. (New Directions)
- Both have dated Puck, and have dated/gone on a date with Finn.
- They have the most duets together in Season Three with four duets.
- Both have had sex with Finn.
- Both have slapped Finn. (Rachel in The Rhodes Not Taken and Santana in Mash Off)
- Both have been slapped by Quinn. (Rachel in Prom Queen and Santana in Thanksgiving)
- Rachel admitted that she likes Santana's voice. (Funeral)
- Even though Santana disliked Rachel and Kurt a lot in earlier seasons, now she seems to like them and even considers them "family." (Feud)
- In the first three seasons, they are the only members of the New Directions to perform a solo at competitions.
- Both of them took ballet when they were young and seem to really like it. (Lights Out)
- "Pezberry" was nominated and won a People's Choice Award (2014) for Favorite TV Gal Pals.
- As for now, they have had four duets in Season Three and Five.
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