Season 4 Episode 4

The Break-Up

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2012 on FOX
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    This week, the stresses of life apart and life in general finally caught up to some of Glee’s most prominent couples.

  • Episode Summary

    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.

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    • Good drme

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

      I'm an absolute Brittana fan and seeing them broke up made me cry haha but I've also been a fan of Klaine and it's sad seeing that Blaine cheated on Kurt. But I can understand how he feels like he has been left feeling lonely. Thank god Will and Emma didn't break up otherwise that would of been ridiculous! I didn't really give a damn about the Jake and Kitty relationship so yeah. The Finchel break up was unfortunate but was needed, shes in New York and has her whole life ahead of her and well he doesn't really fit in with her NYADA scene. It's just so.... I don't know how to put it astonishing to see how far they have come though. From Rachel being the little quirky anti-sociable girl that liked to post videos on Myspace and Finn being the quaterback of the football team and him being freaked out the first time they met to being a couple, breaking up, then ending up back together again then finally winning Nationals and almost getting married. I just can't believe how long it's been. All in all I loved the end scene of 'The Scientist' bringing back memories of past episodes. It was emotional and just a great job by the cast and crew.moreless
    • Great

      So Happy to see an episode focused on Rachel and Kurt. I miss them, especially Kurt.
    • The Break-Up

      This was an amazingly powerful and emotional episode.

      The acting and songs were exceptional.

      I have to say Cory Monteith "Fin" blew me away this episode with his acting and singing. I loved the scene where Fin was walking out and he gave his bro Kurt a hug. I was also very touched when Fin went to see Will Schuester. I felt it must have been very emotional for Fin seeing Mr Schue as a Mentor the way Fin does. Reminded me how much they have been through the last 3 years. Seems as though Fin might look after the Glee club while Mr Schue goes to Washington.

      Oh my God that ending was exceptional, starting from, Fin standing in the auditorium by himself then Rachel walks in. The whole Performance was so powerful it brought back memories and feelings and got very emotional. I forgot how long it's been since a show hit me so hard with a brilliant performance like that. Amazing Talent!!

    • Best episode in a LONG time!

      The teaser for this episode was which one would break up. Spoiler alert!

      The answer was they all did, pretty much.

      But the episode itself was very well written and focused on the characters, albeit most of the time was spent in NYC. Suspending reality a few minutes prevented a perfect 10: Finn's gun would never have been loaded while he cleaned it, and where did he get the money to just jet back and forth to NY if he hasn't worked for months? Anyway...

      All the musical numbers worked seamlessly with the script. The final number was phenomenal. While not a lot of time was spent in Ohio (which was fine since a lot of time was spent on the nasty cheerleader) I hope they keep this up. Time will tell.moreless
    Dan Domenech

    Dan Domenech

    Chase Madison

    Guest Star

    Brad Potts

    Brad Potts

    Drill Sergeant

    Guest Star

    Samuel Larsen

    Samuel Larsen

    Joseph "Joe" Hart

    Recurring Role

    Alex Newell

    Alex Newell

    Wade Adams

    Recurring Role

    Jacob Artist

    Jacob Artist

    Jake Puckerman

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • 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.

    • 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.

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