Finn and Rachel’s Relationship History: Finchel’s Best and Worst Moments
Finn and Rachel were Glee's flagship couple but they never got the happy For all of their "soulmate" talk, they never did give their relationship a very clean start. . First, he gets Quinn pregnant while she is dating Finn. Three months later, Lea isn't ready to get out there and start dating someone else . easy for Lea, whose character Rachel was also dating Cory's Finn. The hourlong tribute Glee tribute to Cory featured Santana (Naya Rivera). They officially start dating in Sadie Hawkins, the eleventh episode of Season Later, when Rachel and Finn go on a double date with Kurt and Blaine at the.
He returns the day of the group's first major competition, the Sectionals, to undo sabotage by cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester Jane Lynch ; the group makes up a completely new set listwhich Rachel opens with a solo of " Don't Rain on My Parade ", and New Directions wins by unanimous decision. He changes his mind soon after, but Rachel has already begun dating Jesse St. James Jonathan Groffthe lead singer of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline.
The rest of the glee club presses Rachel to break off with Jesse, but he transfers to William McKinley and joins New Directions, which defuses their concerns. She tells Jesse that her dream is to find her birth mother, and he offers to help her do so.
However, he already knows who it is: Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran Idina Menzelwho has asked Jesse to befriend Rachel so that she might reconnect with her daughter, whom she is not allowed to contact directly until Rachel is eighteen. In the episode " Journey to Regionals ", as he and Rachel are about to go onstage at Regionals, Finn tells her that he loves her; although they lose the competition to Vocal Adrenaline, they become a couple.
Season 2[ edit ] When the glee club needs to recruit new members to get back up to the minimum twelve required for competitions, Rachel initially encourages transfer student Sunshine Corazon Charice to try out, but when she realizes just how good Sunshine is, she sabotages the audition, directing her to an inactive crack house instead of the true location; Sunshine ends up transferring to Carmel High and joining Vocal Adrenaline.
Though this and Finn's temporary ouster from the football team test their relationship, it remains quite strong through the beginning of season two; the two work together to throw the glee club's duets competition so newcomer Sam Evans Chord Overstreet wins instead.
Rachel eventually discovers that Finn slept with cheerleader Santana Lopez Naya Rivera the previous year while Rachel was dating Jesse, and lied about it, though Rachel herself had lied and said she had slept with Jesse when she hadn't; hurt, she makes out with Puck to hurt Finn back; this betrayal causes Finn to break up with her. Jesse and Finn are kicked out of the prom when Finn picks a fight with Jesse over his attentions to Rachel on the dance floor, which effectively ends Finn and Quinn's campaign for prom king and queen.
Finn ultimately breaks up with Quinn when he realizes he has a deeper connection with Rachel, despite the fact that she and Jesse seem to be a couple again. At Nationals, as the New Directions are about to go on stage, Finn begs Rachel to get back together with him, but though she professes her love, she refuses, still torn between her love for New York and Broadway and her love for him.
At the end of their duet—"Pretending", written by Finn—an enthusiastic audience falls silent when Rachel and Finn share an overlong, unscripted kiss; the glee club comes in twelfth. Back in Ohio, Finn reminds Rachel that she has a year until graduation and any move to New York; he kisses her, and their relationship resumes. The two attend an Ohio "mixer" for potential applicants, only to discover that their competition is very much like them, and quite talented. However, Mercedes also auditions for Maria, and the directors, unable to decide between the two of them even after head-to-head callbacks, decide to double-cast the role, giving Rachel and Mercedes each a week of the two-week run.
Mercedes, believing she did better in the callbacks, refuses to accept the double-casting and withdraws from the show, leaving Rachel to be Maria. She and Finn decide to have sex in the episode " The First Time ".
In the episode " Mash Off ", Rachel abruptly withdraws from the race for senior class president in favor of Kurt after she realizes he might not get into NYADA with her if he doesn't win. She goes even further in the next episode, " I Kissed a Girl ", when she stuffs an election ballot box in Kurt's favor to keep him from losing.
He loses anyway, and she confesses: Their parents find out in " Heart ", and hope to discourage the pair, but their plans backfire and the wedding date is moved up to May. New Directions wins at Regionals, and hours later the ceremony is about to begin at City Hall, with their parents still hoping to prevent it from occurring.
Rachel is waiting for Quinn, who had gone home to get her bridesmaid dress, to arrive. Quinn's car is hit by a truck as the episode ends. The wedding is called off, though the engagement remains on. In the episode " Choke ", Rachel auditions for NYADA in front of formidable judge Carmen Tibideaux Whoopi Goldberg but forgets the words to a song she has known since she was a child, and the audition abruptly ends.
In " Prom-asaurus " Rachel is still upset about her choke and organises an "anti-prom" with Kurt, Blaine, Becky and Puck. She later realizes she is missing one of the best nights of her life and attends the prom with Finn and is voted Prom Queen by secret ballot altered by Quinnin a similar situation to Kurt the previous year.
Rachel doesn't give up on her dream and sends Carmen Tibideaux fourteen messages and pesters her to give Rachel another chance at the audition, even driving to one of Tibideaux's tryouts with Tina. Her persistence and Tina's help persuade Ms.
Schuester with the Teacher of the Year award. However, both Finn and Kurt were rejected from their colleges. At first, she decides to defer her acceptance so that she can help them both. However, Finn takes Rachel to the train station and sacrifices their relationship for Rachel's dreams. She gets off at Grand Central and walks down the streets of New York. Rachel also deals with her overpowering dance instructor Cassandra July Kate Hudsonwho believes that she does not have what it takes to become a star.
After Kurt comes to New York, the two decide to move into together while Kurt pursues an internship with Vogue.
In the episode " Makeover ", Rachel gets picked on by a group of female dancers for her childish appearance. Her new look is met with positive reception from others, including Brody, and she invites him over to dinner.
Right after their first kiss, Rachel discover Finn on her doorstep. While visiting, Rachel learns that Finn was medically discharged from the army several weeks ago, and that he no longer wants to live in New York after seeing how happy she was without him. Finn takes off and goes back to Lima where Rachel confronts him, and says that even though she loves him, she can no longer stay in their relationship.
She and Brody begin to see each other, and she lets him move in so that they can be closer. When she returns for Will and Emma's wedding, she and Finn reconnect as friends. When Finn asks about Brody, she says that they are not exclusive. Finn says that the reason she has not committed to Brody is because she still thinks they will end up together. They sleep together after the reception, but Rachel leaves after Finn falls asleep.
She is later shown taking a pregnancy test; Santana, who has recently moved in, snoops and discovers the discarded test, and confronts Rachel, who then bursts into tears. The two go together to get Rachel checked at a clinic, where she is informed that it was a false alarm.
She later breaks up with Brody after Santana reveals that he is a male escort and is stunned to find out Finn flew to New York just to beat him up. When Rachel breaks up with Brody, she admits that the relationship never would have worked because she was using it to try to get over her heartache about Finn. Rachel auditions for Funny Girl and sings "Don't Stop Believin'", imagining the original New Directions members singing in the background.
She is called back for further auditions for the title role, Fanny Brice. Michele, who in real life was dating Cory Monteithhad asked to postpone this episode until everyone was ready. Rachel doesn't appear in this episode until the very end where she states, "Before Finn, I used to sing alone, this was one of the songs we would sing when we drove around together. Later in the episode, she states that Finn was her person and that they were always going to be together. Later in the season, it is revealed that she got a tattoo of Finn's name despite telling Kurt that she chickened out when they went to the tattoo shop.
Rachel hires Santana to be her publicist, which leads her to take on a charitable cause with a local rescue kennel. She performs with Mercedes and Santana on stage for the benefit, Broadway Bitches, but the publicity stunt goes wrong when the dogs pull her down and drag her for several blocks. Despite this, Santana reassures her and they discuss the next step in their campaign. Rachel lands the lead on the Broadway show, Funny Girl. Santana offers to be Rachel's understudy when Rachel is stuck in Los Angeles for a television show audition.
Before the opening, she suffers from a bout of self-doubt, but performs after Santana gives her a pep talk. Lee Paulblatt, a Fox Television executive, sees Rachel perform, and is so impressed, he informs her wants to cast her in an upcoming, untitled television pilot. He has her meet with the famed screenwriter, Mary Halloran, who will be creating the script. After the first meeting, Rachel is confused by Mary's ideas and idiosyncratic behavior.
Rachel has the group review Mary's script, and everyone agrees it is terrible except Brittany. Rachel meets with Mary and tells her that the lead character does not sound like her. Mary points out that television viewers want anti-heroes, but Rachel responds by singing, and Mary, uncharacteristically, is moved and made happy by the performance.
She agrees to redo the script, but warns Rachel that the network will never make a pilot from it. Their friendship is strong throughout the first 13 episodes with secret love undertones. In Sectionals, Rachel finds out Finn is not the actual father of Quinn's baby, and that Quinn has been lying.
She tells Finn the truth. This causes Finn to beat up Puck, dump Quinn, and quit Glee, furious at everyone in Glee for not telling him. During Sectionals, however, he returns to the group, and Rachel offers her support to him. After winning Sectionals and the end of Finn's relationship with Quinn, Rachel comes to believe she and Finn are dating. Sue comes up with an idea to force Rachel to quit the Glee Club and ruin their chances at Regionals by getting Brittany and Santana to seduce Finn away from Rachel.
Brittany and Santana ask Finn to go on a triple date, where he will have the two ladies to himself, and Finn agrees. Later, he tells Rachel he doesn't want to be her boyfriend because he needs to figure out himself and get some time off before going back into dating. Rachel, angry and heartbroken, gives an honest speech to Finn that shows how well she knows him and how he is only dumping her because it is affecting his reputation.
He can't come to see that she's the only person who sees and loves him for who really is, so it was his loss. Later, Rachel meets her dream guy, Jesse, the lead singer of rival team Vocal Adrenaline and a super-hottie, and they start dating.
When the date with Brittany and Santana doesn't go well for Finn, he sees what Rachel meant earlier with her speech, and he goes back to Rachel, telling her he wants them to be a real couple now. Rachel tells him that she's glad that he realizes that, but he's too late because she's dating Jesse now. Finn tells her that he thinks Jesse is using her, but she claims that their love is real, saying Finn has to accept that.
Still disbelieving that he is too late and finding it suspicious that the lead of their rival school for Regionals asked Rachel out, he goes and tells the Glee Club about their romance.
The other Glee Club members threaten to kick Rachel out of the club if she continues seeing Jesse, so she pretends to break up with him. Finn asks her to be his girlfriend again, but she turns him down by saying she doesn't want there to be anymore drama in the club. Finn responds by saying, "I'm not just some guy you met at the music store that you can just blow off. I don't give up that easily," which means that Finn is going to be doing the chasing now.
When Santana offers sex to Finn, Finn rejects and says that he's waiting for Rachel to lose his virginity to. However, Santana reveals to him that Rachel is still seeing Jesse, and they are having some intimacy and decision-making themselves because Rachel asked for advice from the girls earlier.
Finn approaches Rachel and asks her to tell him the truth of whether her and Jesse are still dating. At first she lies and says no, but he can tell and says, "I know things have been weird between us, but I never thought you'd lie to me.
Finn, let down by this fact, agrees to Santana's offer.
Finn and Rachel share a talk after their nights with Jesse and Santana, where they question each other on what they did. Rachel, lying, tells Finn she had sex with Jesse. She told Jesse that she couldn't sleep with him because of how he was "the enemy", but it had to do more with how she was not ready to give up her virginity. Finn tells Rachel that he didn't have sex with Santana because he's waiting for the right person.
However, he did have sex with her, but felt no different afterwards because "it didn't mean anything. It's during the Power of Madonna episode where Finn realizes how badly he had treated Rachel when he gave her up to go on a triple date. He goes up to her to apologize and confesses that he likes her, but agrees that he screwed up by saying "I could have had you, but I blew it. He attempts to mend relationships with Jesse and gives a welcoming hand to him joining New Directions, stating that he will try to "stay away from his girl.
Meanwhile, in Laryngitis, Finn and Rachel get close again. Rachel loses her voice and he goes with her to her doctor's appointment where he asks her "When are you going to realize Jesse's not into you like I am? Finn then takes advantage of the weekly assignment to find a song that tells the story of your current life situation and sings Jessie's Girl to Rachel infront of the entire Glee Club, confessing his feelings to her.
Their story is still left to be finished on what happens between these two now that it's confirmed Jesse only joined New Directions under the orders of Rachel's mother to get closer to Rachel and get her to find her. The producers and cast members of the show have repeatedly said that Rachel and Finn are "a core of the show" and that they "secretly love each other" and belong together.
In Journey, Rachel and Finn share a kiss after he tells her that Glee Club needs her and that both of them are going to make Glee Club win at regionals. Finn tells Rachel he loves her before they sing Faithfully, which provides the song with more emotional depth. Rachel, then, leans her head on his shoulder During 'Over The Rainbow' during the song, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, demonstrating that they have began a new relationship.
Season 2Edit Season 2 sectionEdit In Audition, Rachel reveals that they've been dating the whole summer via Jacob's "Glee's Big Gay Summer" video, and while everyone in Glee club is mad at her for indirectly pushing Sunshine to Vocal Adrenaline by sending her to an inactive crackhouse, Finn supports her, suggesting that she should apologize, and promises he will never break up with her. When Rachel appears at school wearing a sexy outfit after her Baby One More Time fantasy, Finn feels uncomfortable because all the guys are looking at her.
She soon realizes that if their relationship is going to work, they have to give some space to each other. Rachel apologizes, admitting she gave him an ultimatum Rachel and Finn because she wanted him all for herself, and sings The Only Exception by Paramore.
In Grilled Cheesus, Rachel tells Finn she wants their relationship to go the distance. In return for his agreement to, if they have children together, raise them as Jewish, she lets Finn touch her breasts, in his delight. In The Rocky Horror Glee Show, Finn feels uncomfortable with the scene he has to do in his underwear, and Rachel tries to help him with his problems, by pointing out that she's not hot in the same way as Brittany, Santana, but he's still attracted to her and that he has a different body type this comforts him, though it doesn't work in the Finn and Rachel as Brad and Janet long run.
She tells him that she thinks he is the hottest guy in school. He also claims that he never used the Beiste tactic on her. In Furt, Rachel tells Finn that she's never been so disappointed in him when he wouldn't tell Karofsky to back off Kurt.
Later, at his mother's wedding, Finn tells Rachel she looks amazing and that he really loves her, and the two share a smile while Burt and Carole are reading their vows. She gets upset because she confessed that she didn't sleep with Jesse a perfect time to be honest with her about Santana.
She almost sleeps with Puck as revenge to Finn, but he leaves her house saying, "I can't do this to Finn again. She says, "You said you would never break up with me. Later, the two are hunting for trees and sing Last Christmas. She tries to kiss him, but he "officially" breaks up with her, as he's not ready to forgive her. But later when they are around the tree at Mr. Schuester's house, they exchange a smile, whilst Rachel quickly looks away.
Finn keeps staring with a smile on his face, implying that he is still in love with her. In Silly Love Songs, Finn gives her a star necklace, and says he still believes in her, even if they are broken up. Rachel is dismayed by his renewed feelings for Quinn and goes to visit Finn while he is in the nurse's office. Rachel says that Quinn is prettier than her, and Finn replies that she is beautiful. She asked him how he felt when he kissed Quinn, and he replies, saying that he saw fireworks.
She then asked him if he saw fireworks when they kissed, and he hesitates, thinking. He smiled when he thinks about his relationship with Rachel. She concluded that "there's nothing here for me anymore", but Finn tells her to wait and says that that's not true and is about to say he still loves her, but he stops short because of his confusion.
Rachel walks out, thinking that she has her answer and resolves to concentrate on her career instead of romance. She sings Firework and uses Finn as her inspiration. In Comeback, Finn is still pursuing Quinn and this upsets Rachel. However, Rachel claims that she is through with boys and that she wants to focus on her career.
At the end of the episode, Rachel suggests to Mr. Schue that they write an original song to perform at Regionals. They vote on the idea, and Rachel's idea is rejected unanimously.
Finn later tells Rachel that she is right and they should write an original song.
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Rachel asks why he didn't stick up for her when they voted, and he claims that it wouldn't have mattered. When Rachel asks if he wants to write it with her, Finn says she should write it alone because she's the real trendsetter in there. He also says that he liked the Rachel he saw in the choir and that he thinks she is making a "comeback". Rachel smiles, which hints that she is not over Finn. In Blame it on the Alcohol, Finn helps Rachel with her original song. They hug and both smile while in each others arms.
Rachel says that there should be no tension between them anymore because they are so comfortable around each other anyway. Later, Rachel throws a party, and she gets drunk, putting herself all over Finn.
As Finn was not drinking, he describes how she is a "needy drunk", and that he's not into it. They then play Spin the Bottle and Rachel kisses Blaine. They sing Don't You Want Me and seem to be interested in one another.
Finn watches as they sing and really doesn't show any kind of reaction. She decides to use this as her songwriting inspiration. It was revealed that the last meeting was spent on Quinn being interviewed by Rachel on her relationship with Finn. Unbeknownst to Emma, the song is about sex. Humiliated, Rachel confronts Emma, who tells her that "Afternoon Delight" is about pie.
Rachel then runs off the stage. In a flashback scene, Finn is seen making out with Quinn in her bed, giving Quinn a hickey. In Original Song, Rachel has tried her hand at songwriting again. This time she writes a song called Only Child, which Finn thinks is better than My Headband, but the song doesn't show the kind of emotion they need to win Regionals. Finn knows Rachel has it in her, but she just has to find it. He says that when she sings, he can feel it.
Finn is also still secretly with Quinn however, who reveals that she has an ulterior motive of winning prom queen with Finn. Quinn works to win Finn over by agreeing with Rachel's idea to write original songs as well.
When the group decides to write original songs, Quinn and Rachel decide to write a song together. However, Rachel wants to know if Quinn and Finn are together, and Quinn admits that they are. Quinn also tells Rachel that she and Finn will never be, and she will never get it right, inspiring her to write Get It Right.