The Break-Up

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 10/4/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Rachel and Kurt deal with visits from their loved ones. Emma isn't too thrilled with Will's new job opportunity. Brittany and Santana proceed with their long distance relationship.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matthew Morrison

    William "Will" Schuester

  • Jane Lynch

    Sue Sylvester

  • Lea Michele

    Rachel Berry

  • Chris Colfer

    Kurt Hummel

  • Kevin McHale

    Artie Abrams

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  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Good drme

    By nadeskuki, Sep 14, 2014

  • I Loved It, But Was Upset At The Same Time

    By shyzathomas, Feb 04, 2013

  • Great

    By ehughe19, Dec 04, 2012

  • The Break-Up

    By SarmenMichael, Oct 09, 2012

  • Best episode in a LONG time!

    By rgibson2, Oct 10, 2012

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Rachel: (meeting Finn at the school auditorium) This is where you proposed to me. When you did, you reminded me it was where we had our first date. It's also where we first met. Do you remember that?
      Finn: Yeah. Glee rehearsal - you, uh, you really freaked me out.
      Rachel: This place is kind of like our Jerusalem. All roads seem to just lead us back here. I went to your house and to the tire shop. I should have known you would've just been here though.
      Finn: I know it sounds kind of weird, but I just felt like singing up here. Seems to have helped me figure out stuff before, so ...
      Rachel: (slightly angry) Yeah, I would have just, you know, come here first, if you would have picked up your phone or answered my text messages. Instead I had to get on a plane and drive around town, looking for you, like an idiot.
      Finn: (quietly) I'm sorry. I just needed time to think.
      Rachel: (yelling) You had four months! I hated you for what you did to me at that train station!
      Finn: I was trying to help you -
      Rachel: I hated you! But then when I got to New York, I thought how much you love me and how hard that must have been for you. And I thought, this... this is what a man looks like. This is how a man loves. But you... (getting upset) not telling me where you were for four months and sneaking out before sunrise, in the middle of the night, without saying goodbye, that is not being a man, Finn.
      Finn: (yelling) I'm trying to give you your freedom!
      Rachel: (yelling) I don't need you to give me my freedom! I am a grown woman. I don't need you to hide from me, to keep me from doing what is right for me.
      Finn: Oh, like that Brody guy?
      Rachel: I didn't do Brody, okay? And don't you think that I would have rather have been with you?
      Finn: Well, didn't you say he was on Broadway? Right? And he's got, like, three-percent body fat? Who am I? I barely even graduated high school, and my life has absolutely no direction.
      Rachel: Don't you get it? No matter how rich or famous or successful I become, when it comes to you, I'm... (crying) I'm always gonna be that moon-eyed girl who freaked you out at our first glee rehearsal. You were the first boy who made me feel loved... and sexy and visible. You are my first love. And... I want... more than anything... for you to be my last. But I can't do this anymore. At least not now. We're done.
      Finn: Wow. (pauses) What am I gonna do with my life? I don't have my girl, I don't have a job, I don't have a place in this world.
      Rachel: You have you. And that's better than anyone else on the planet, as far as I'm concerned (kisses him).

    • Kurt: (holding his breakfast and needing a reason to give Finn and Rachel time alone) I'm just going to take this down to the park and watch drug deals go down.

    Notes (2)

    • Although credited, Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman) and Harry Shum Jr. (Michael "Mike" Chang) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 4, 2012 on Global
      Australia: November 14, 2012 on Channel Ten
      Norway: January 27, 2013 on TV2 Bliss

    Trivia (2)

    • Music Featured in this Episode: "Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik "Give Your Heart a Break" by Demi Lovato "Teenage Dream" (Acoustic Version) by Katy Perry "Don't Speak" by No Doubt "Mine" by Taylor Swift "The Scientist" by Coldplay

    • Goof: During Santana's performance of the song Mine, Brittany's earrings keep on disappearing and reappearing. Brittany has hanging earrings and two small earrings above these, but all of them keep on disappearing.

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    • alenerina Oct 06, 2012

      brittany e santana DDD:

    • etong87 Oct 03, 2012

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    • miaargentina Oct 05, 2012

      Brittany and Santana also.. I cried on that one

    • raiders5 Oct 05, 2012

      Brittany and Santana