Santana runs across the auditorium to share a friendly hug with Mercedes. Shortly after this Santana insults Lauren and ends up getting into a fight with her. Artie then steps in, wondering why they are acting like such jerks since they have sung Lady Gaga. Falchuk describes Santana, from this point, as having internally to herself, but being afraid of coming out to her peers. Rivera's really come into her own this season, going from just a generic bitchy cheerleader to an actual character who has motivations and might be a better villain for the show than Sue.
After the performance, Brittany was playing with Artie's hair. They are both members of the and despite having reputations of being among the more promiscuous and popular students at the school. The song turns into a physical confrontation, and they also becomes very verbal towards each other. During the performance, they dance to a wheelchair choreographed routine which they both appear to enjoy. Confronted by Brittany about her feelings for her, Santana confesses that she is in love with her but fears being ostracized by the student body for being in a , due to what had happened to , who is openly gay, so many times that year.
Later, Tina passes Artie a rumor that Brittany and Mike are having an affair. Both of them wonder about a theme for the wedding and, along with and are part of the performance in Brittany's imagination. She joins the school's glee club, and soon is spying on it for , coach of the cheerleading team the Cheerios. After that, Artie tells Brittany that he wants to end the relationship. In , Finn calls Santana to help him with the school musical and in , Santana calls Finn to help her with.
Much to surprise, it's revealed that they've been friends for a while as there is a Facebook page for all guests of the Glee club. This really hurts Brittany, who then bursts into tears and says that he was the only person who had never called her that, then runs away sobbing. Morris and Rivera only became aware of this after reading a Paley Festival report online. The Troubletones performs the at Sectionals. Santana happens to mentor Marley and Mercedes happens to mentor Unique, and Marley and Unique are best friends. Artie and Blaine have both moved to New York, where they spend time with their group of friends and have Monday Night Dinners. Archived from on June 25, 2012.
Their only private conversations in Season 4 served as their breakup and subsequent conversations as best friends after Brittany began dating Sam. Santana tells Brittany she is only with her because she is like a lizard, and needs something warm underneath her to digest her food while she is waiting for to get out of juvie. Puck tries to help Artie out by teaching him his ways of getting girls. The saving grace of this sad turn of events is that the stars themselves, and , have been nothing but supportive of both the Brittana relationship and their gay female fans. Santana at first tells Mercedes it isn't a good idea, but Mercedes disagrees and slides the contract over to Santana to sign, at which point they are interrupted by a panicked Kurt.
When Marley faints at Sectionals during , Santana taps Puck and shows him what happened and together, they rush to the stage to her aid. But it's unlikely Santana would ever apologize for her incredibly rude remarks and to be honest, I hope this one day will come back to bite her. But they both leave with Puck, leaving Artie with the bill. After Puck's performance of , Santana confronts him, and accuses him of stealing Finn's jacket when she was sleeping in the nurse's office. Later the New Directions serenade them in an attempt to be invited to their upcoming wedding.
Santana tells Mercedes that she would still kill to be where she is now-Santana is still working at the and unsure of her future. Santana asks Brittany to go with her to New York after their trip, and Brittany accepts. Artie, as the director of the television program, gives Brittany a solo number,. You've been avoiding me since Friday at Glee. Artie then persuades Quinn to skip her senior ditch day with the rest of the Glee members and asks her to go with him somewhere else to which she reluctantly agrees to. Though never having any interaction between one another, both seem pleased when Artie pulled out Quinn's name for a ballad assignment, although the song wasn't shown on the show.
During the couple's counseling in Ms. Backstage at sectionals, Artie confronts her and asks her why she cheated on him. Artie and Brittany are also both on , the school's academic decathlon team, along with Tina and Mike Brittany was bribed with Dots when the team were one member short. Returning to Lima, she becomes arrogant, refuses to perform at Regionals, leaves the Cheerios, and breaks up with Sam. Later, they are seen to be partners in for the sexual dance.