|Intimacy Level:||Good Friends|
Mercedes and Tina are among the original five who join New Directions in the Pilot. They sing Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat along with Rachel, Kurt, and Artie. Later they sing Don't Stop Believin'.
Tina and Mercedes are seen practicing runs together. They later provide backup for Rachel in Take a Bow.
Tina and Mercedes, along with the other female New Directions, go in search of Dakota Stanley. Later on, Tina and Rachel try to convince Mercedes to not pursue a relationship with Kurt since they suspect he is gay.
When April Rhodes joins the New Directions, she teaches Tina and Mercedes to shop lift in order to gain their friendship and fit in at McKinley. Later, each one with a new pair of sunglasses, tell Mr. Schuester they like April and want they to stay. Both of them later provide backup for Last Name and perform with the Glee Club in Somebody to Love.
Mercedes is seen giving Tina a pedicure, and neither of them are too bothered by the upcoming mash-up competition against the boys.
Tina, Mercedes, Kurt and Rachel are afraid to be slushied by Karofsky, and protect themselves with plastic raincoats. Both the girls and Rachel defend Kurt from Finn when he slushies him.
Mercedes talks to Tina on the phone about how everyone is so rattled up about Quinn and Finn's baby that they can't express any emotions of their own in the ballads.
Tina is seen applying make-up for Mercedes when the girls are getting ready for the New Directions' Club photo for the Thunderclap during the Smile montage.
Tina and Mercedes are seen discussing Puck being the father of Quinn's child. Tina enjoys Mercedes' rendition of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going. Tina rubs Mercedes back to comfort her after Mercedes finds out that the Jane Addams Girls were doing And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.
Tina and Mercedes confront Rachel about her relationship with Jesse and threaten her along with Artie and Kurt.
Tina and Artie express their concerns to Mercedes about her trying to lose weight. Mercedes does not listen to them and in her food-deprived haze, imagines Tina as a cupcake. Tina sings backup for Mercedes during her performance of Beautiful.
Tina and Mercedes are disappointed after finding out that they were not mentioned on the Glist. Along with Kurt and Brittany, they dance to Artie's performance of U Can't Touch This in the library, hoping to earn a "bad reputation." They are embarrassed and disappointed after the librarian considers their performance "cute."
After Tina is forbidden from wearing her Goth outfits in school, both she and Mercedes are excited by Mr. Shuester's idea for "Lady Gaga week." Both wear outfits inspired by the pop singer and perform Bad Romance along with Kurt and the New Direction girls.
Tina, along with Quinn, provides backup for Mercedes during her performance of I Look to You. Both Tina and Mercedes are surprised to learn that Kurt is an atheist.
Mr. Schuester offers Rachel a celebratory solo in Glee, she defers to Tina and Mercedes, whom she calls "unsung heroes." Tina and Mercedes sing Dog Days Are Over together.
Mercedes, Tina and Mike are seen getting a bright green slushie facial in a flashback. Later, both girls go to Mr. Schuester's house to celebrate Christmas with him and the New Directions.
Mercedes and Tina, along with Rachel and Lauren, join the football team temporarily since they do not have enough team members to play their game.
During Rachel's Trainwreck Extravaganza, Mercedes and Tina get really drunk and laugh uncontrollably and hug each other. Finn dubs them as "happy girl drunks."
Tina sings backup for Mercedes during Hell to the No. Both the girls share their grievances when Mr. Schuester asks them how Sue has hurt them. Both of them are part of the unanimous vote declaring Rachel Berry MVP for her help in preparing the Glee Club for Regionals.Fondue For Two, where she introduces them as "the school's biggest gossips." Tina asks Brittany, "Shouldn't it be 'Fondue for Three?" Brittany begins the show with a rumor about the janitor drinking vodka from a teapot. Tina adds that the janitor is a "hot mess" and then changes the subject, saying, "the rumor about Asian men: not true." Tina and Mercedes are both shocked when Brittany says that she can confirm a rumor that Santana "plays for the other team," evidently thinking that Brittany has just outed Santana as a lesbian. They presumably spread the rumor around school, and it is published in The Muckraker, the McKinley High School newspaper.
Tina and Mercedes engage in a pillow fight with the other girls and Kurt at their hotel room in New York City.
Tina and Brittany provide backup for Mercedes when she auditions for West Side Story with her rendition of Spotlight. Both the girls are present at Booty Camp rehearsals, and Mercedes imagines Tina going against her in It's All Over.
Tina is shown crying because Mercedes left the Glee Club. She said she's sad because Mercedes is one of the original members of New Directions and she feels naked without her, so Santana tells her to suck it up. She also blamed Artie for not giving the role of Maria to Mercedes. Tina, Kurt and Artie watch Mercedes rehearse with the newly formed Troubletones and are sad to realize they are growing apart. (Take Care of Yourself)
At the end, the Glee Club performs We Are Young. Tina, along with the rest of the club, greets Mercedes, Santana, Brittany, and Sugar back into New Directions.
Tina, along with several others, pressures Mercedes for details about her summer romance with Sam. They launch into a group number - Summer Nights. They sing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face with Rachel and Santana. When Mercedes breaks down during the performance, Tina is the first to run after her and comfort her.
They are seen during Artie's performance of Let Me Love You hugging and talking to each other.
Tina and Mercedes are seen laughing at Santana's jokes about Coach Beiste getting hit by her husband, Cooter Menkins, which gets them into trouble with Roz Washington along with Sugar and Brittany. They are later forced to sing a song about female empowerment, in which they unwisely choose Cell Block Tango to sing. During Kurt's audition, they, along with Brittany, back Kurt up when he sings Not the Boy Next Door. When Coach Beiste's later reveals that she has been abused, Mercedes, Tina, and Santana sing Shake It Out for her.Lord Tubbington out of jail for trying to sell Mercedes' iPhone for drug money.
When Mercedes falls ill, Tina shows concern for her friend and is selected along with Quinn by Mr. Schuester to sing Mercedes solos in Edge of Glory. Later Mercedes recovers from her illness and joins The Troubletones to sing, but tells Tina and Quinn to join them.
Tina and Mercedes are singing Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat with Artie, Rachel, and Kurt to the Glee Club. Mercedes sings You Get What You Give along with the seniors to the underclassmen, including Tina. Tina, along with the rest of the underclassmen, sings In My Life to the seniors, including Mercedes. Both of them bid farewell to Rachel at the train station as she sets off to New York.
While the New Directions talk before Sectionals, Mercedes and Tina are next to each other.Don't Stop Believin'.
Tina and Mercedes are seen holding hands, before Regionals begin. Brittany also calls them her sisters.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
- Take a Bow by Rihanna (Showmance)
- Not The Boy Next Door by Cast of The Boy From Oz (Choke)
- Don't Stop Believin' by Journey (Sweet Dreams)
- Don't You Want Me by The Human League (Blame It on the Alcohol)
- It's All Over by the cast of Dreamgirls (Asian F)
- Take Care of Yourself by Teddy Thompson (Pot o' Gold)
- Let Me Love You by Ne-Yo (Heart)
- What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction (Prom-asaurus)
- You Get What You Give by New Radicals (Goodbye)
- In My Life by The Beatles (Goodbye)