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Sam-Santana Relationship
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General Information
Nickname: Samtana
Intimacy Level: Friends
Ex-Boyfriend and Girlfriend
Enemies (former)
Dating History: Started dating in Comeback
Ended prior to Born This Way
Dating Status: Broken Up

The Sam-Santana Relationship, most commonly known as Samtana, is the former romantic relationship, former rivalry, and friendship between Sam Evans and Santana Lopez.

They begin dating in Comeback, the thirteenth episode of Season Two. It is most likely that they break up prior to Born This Way, the eighteenth episode of Season Two, because in that episode, Santana starts "dating" Karofsky to which Sam does not object, though he seems sour when it is first revealed.

When Sam comes back to McKinley, Santana reads him a note she writes to welcome him back, which consists entirely of remarks about his "Trouty Mouth," before they share a hug.

In Season Four, the rivalry between them forms when Sam and Brittany become a couple. In Diva, when Santana finds out, she makes her way back to McKinley and fights with Sam to get Brittany back, unsuccessfully.

In Season Five it seems that their feud has ended when Santana is shown to comfort Sam whilst they're dealing with the loss of Finn. When Sam visits in Movin' Out, he and Santana are friendly to each other.


Sam is introduced to the New Directions. After Sam introduces himself, Santana finds herself unimpressed and comments that "he has no game," leaving Sam unhappy. (Duets)

Santana (along with Quinn and Brittany) flirtatiously and playfully joke about Sam's abs, admiring them. Brittany says she can't wait to see Sam in his Rocky Horror outfit (as he will be shirtless). Sam grins at them cheekily, and jokes "Are you kidding? You could cut glass with these babies," causing Santana to laugh, but not at him. (The Rocky Horror Glee Show)

When Santana attempts to have a go at Rachel for trying to take over glee club, Sam grabs her by the waist, stopping her. (The Substitute)

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Santana looks sour and upset when she sees Sam and Quinn sitting together and whispering to each other, and it appears she is jealous. She then finds out that Quinn is cheating on Sam, and works out her plan to get together with him. During the Warblers' performance of Silly Love Songs at Breadstix, they are the only two students there sitting by themselves. Near the end of the song, Santana waves at Sam flirtatiously, and he smiles back shyly. (Silly Love Songs)

Santana is seen fanning herself in a seductive manner when Sam performs Baby. After the performance of Somebody to Love, Santana approaches him and says seductively "Sammy Evans. You are biebalicious," which causes Sam to briefly smile and blush. Santana asks how things are with Quinn, to which Sam replies, "fine." Santana shakes her head and says, "no they're not. We should talk soon," before walking away.

Later in the episode, Sam and Santana are seen sitting next to each other in the library. Sam is playfully flirting and trying to impress her with impressions, but this offends and annoys Santana. She then reveals to him that Quinn is cheating on him, and when he denies this, she continues to insult his mouth and intelligence. She then abruptly tells him to dump Quinn so that they can be together. She then seductively says if they dated he'll have access to the "rambunctious set of twins that live on her rib-cage" and Sam reluctantly agrees, dumping Quinn to date her.

At the end of the episode in Glee rehearsal, Santana is seen with her legs draped around Sam, looking into his eyes and sitting next to him, confusing the rest of the glee club and leaving Quinn visibly regretful. (Comeback)


At Rachel's party, Sam and Santana are seen making out passionately in the corner on Rachel's couch, Sam's hand on Santana's butt. Sam is also seen cheering Santana on with the rest of New Directions, when she licks salt off Brittany's stomach. Later, a drunk Santana is seen crying at Sam, accusing him jealously that he prefers Quinn to her. She then frantically has a change of heart, and says, "no! Kiss me!" and pulls him into a passionate kiss. During the performance of Don't You Want Me, Santana is seen sitting on Sam's lap, bobbing up and down and she also makes out with him. When Sam shares a drunken kiss with Brittany, Santana says, "A reminder: I owns those froggy lips. No me gusta," showing that she is jealous, although this may be because she has feelings for Brittany. (Blame It on the Alcohol)

Santana mentions Sam when she confesses her love for Brittany, saying, "I don't want to be with Sam, Finn, or any other guys. I just want to be with you." (Sexy)

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When Santana denies to Brittany her love for her (which she confessed in Sexy), she says she's writing an "awesome, heterosexual" song for Sam. The song she wrote turns out to be an homage to Sam's mouth, and is called Trouty Mouth. She sings it, looking into his eyes erotically. The lyrics state that she loves "sucking on those salamander lips," among other offensive comments about his lips. This angers Sam, who stops her and tells her she's not singing that song at Regionals. When Santana asks to show a longer, edited version of Trouty Mouth to the rest of New Directions the next day, Sam angrily holds up a sign saying "Hell No." (Original Song)

During Mercedes' performance of Ain't No Way, Sam and Santana are sitting together, smiling and enjoying the performance. (A Night of Neglect)

While walking down the hallway, Santana notices Karofsky staring at Sam's butt as he bends over to have some water from the water fountain. When they meet at the coffee shop later, she tells Dave she knows he's a closeted homosexual and tells him that they should use each other as 'beards'. When Santana announces she's dating Karofsky, Sam looks sour and solemn. He then mumbles, "you can have her," implying he and Santana broke up some time prior to that, it isn't known exactly when or how though. When Will asks where Santana is later in the episode, Sam looks bitter and replies, "probably making out with Karofsky." Mike gives him a comforting look as Sam tries to look brave, but doesn't look very happy. (Born This Way)

Sam is shown holding Santana back while she's yelling at Rachel. Near the end of the episode, him and Mercedes bump into Kurt and Blaine at the Lima Bean, where it's revealed that he and Mercedes are secretly dating. (New York)


Santana gives him a welcoming speech full of colorful insults from her 'book' yet still, he is friendly to Santana, saying that he missed her too and hugs her warmly. After The Troubletones lose Sectionals later on in the episode, Santana is heard saying, "it was that damn Trouty Mouth. Even I felt a tingling in my lady loins when he did that magic sex dance." (Hold on to Sixteen)

While performing Stereo Hearts with The God Squad Sam changes part of the lyrics to say, "check it Trouty." Santana is seen laughing as he is rapping the lyric while in front of her. He smiles back at her. (Heart)

Santana meets Sam and Mercedes by the lockers, finding out Sam got his girlfriend a record contract. She congratulates Mercedes and hugs her, while Sam watches them with a smile on his face. Before the In My Life performance, Sam is seen whispering something to her. (Goodbye)

Sam and Brittany have a conversation in which Santana is mentioned. Brittany states to him that she misses her and that she was the only person that made her happy and understood her. Sam is sure that Brittany has a new friend, himself. (Britney 2.0)

Sam is cast as Kenickie, and when Santana steps in as Rizzo, they play boyfriend and girlfriend on stage. (Glease)

After Brittany and Sam's relationship progresses and Sam attempts to kiss Brittany, but she pulls away, saying that she still has feelings for Santana and that she doesn't want the lesbian blogger group to find out about her and Santana's break-up, leaving Sam distraught. (Swan Song)

Blaine organizes a video montage of individuals, including Santana, to talk about what Sam means to them to help Sam out. In the video, she talks about Sam, and once again referring to him and his lips and performs a small snippet of Trouty Mouth. (Naked)


After hearing that Brittany has begun dating Sam, Santana comes back to McKinley to convince Brittany to break up with him. She then wants to fight with Sam over Brittany. When Sam says that he can't hit a girl, she tells him they're going to fight over her in song and they sing Make No Mistake (She's Mine). Sam and Santana then have an argument in the auditorium, which Brittany witnesses. In the end, Brittany confronts Santana, saying she won't break up with Sam. Santana tells her that they don't need to date again and that she just wants Brittany to aim higher. During Girl on Fire, Sam is looking at Santana in the hallways. (Diva)

Santana watches Sam and Brittany as they dance at the reception. Santana also mentions the topic of love and can be seen staring at the couple every time she mentions something specific. Before the wedding, Sam and Brittany wave "Hi" to Santana to which Santana looks hurt, but waves back and smiles as well. (I Do)


When Brittany gets her early MIT acceptance and returns to McKinley from her visit, her behavior changes. She breaks up with Sam and bails out of Regionals, causing Sam to call Santana for assistance due to the fact that he thinks that Santana is Brittany's best chance. (All or Nothing)

During the performance of Make You Feel My Love Santana is seen comforting and hugging Sam while they watch the performance and cry together, showing that their feud is finally over. (The Quarterback)

They sing together during Just the Way You Are, smiling and having fun. (Movin' Out)


Related Songs

Sang Together (In a Group Number)



Solos with

We Are Young Hold on to Sixteen Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, and Rachel
Summer Nights Yes/No Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Rory, Sugar, and Tina
Related Songs


Sang Together (In a Group Number)



Solos with

Mamma Mia Guilty Pleasures Blaine, Kitty, Kurt, Marley, Rachel, and Unique

Sang Together (In a Group Number)



Solos with

Roar A Katy or A Gaga Dani, Elliott, Kitty, Kurt, Rachel, Tina, and Unique
Just the Way You Are Movin' Out Blaine, Kurt, and Rachel
Hold On Trio Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Kurt, Rachel, and Tina
Take Me Home Tonight Old Dog, New Tricks Artie, Blaine, Kurt, Maggie, Mercedes, and Rachel


  • Santana said that Sam inspired her to try her hand at songwriting. (Naked)
  • There has been no mention of a breakup between these two on the show which left some viewers confused.
  • Santana keeps a "list" of insults in a notebook for Sam for when he returns in Season Three.
  • The two times Santana was yelling at Rachel in Spanish and physically trying to get at her, Sam is seen holding her back both times. (The Substitute and New York)
  • Santana is Sam's second relationship, as well as it being his second relationship with a Cheerio.
  • In their respective senior year, they both voted for Brittany for Senior Class President.
  • They played love interests in the WMHS Production of Grease.
  • Both have slept with/dated Quinn and Brittany.
  • There was a Santana/Brittany/Sam love triangle which is why Santana and Sam had a duet together. (Make No Mistake (She's Mine))



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