Despite being heralded as one of the greatest couples on the show, they do not have a great track record. Out of Glee 's six seasons, Finn and Rachel are never together for one from beginning to end. They may begin a season in a relationship together, but they will surely break up before it ends.
For example, they may have started out season two in a relationship, but were broken up by episode nine. Finn's lack of direction following high school does not leave him in a good place.
Frankly, he seemed entirely content with staying in Lima and working in his step-father's garage. Rachel considers Finn's future plans unacceptable and pushes very hard for him to go to college. While Rachel's drive is commendable, she should have spent more time thinking about what Finn wanted. While Rachel is not exactly the most supportive girlfriend to Finn, he should not be winning any relationship awards either. The reason for this is because he did not go to New York with her, and instead left her to join the army. While he may have left for noble personal reasons, he was not thinking about his girlfriend at all.
Rachel is lonely and scared when she first arrives in New York, and could certainly have used Finn's security the most. However, she does not hear from him for several months, even though he stays in contact with Kurt.
This is ultimately what pushes her more towards Brody, and away from Finn. A very big deal is made about the Glee character's "first time" with someone. While certainly a very personal and intimate act, Finn did not respect how much this means to others. In fact, he blatantly omitted iy. Meanwhile, Rachel was saving herself for him, but he continued to withhold the information. Ultimately, this was the catalyst for their first break-up, and it is a perfectly understandable reason. Relationships are built on trust, and Finn did not care that he was lying to his girlfriend about something incredibly meaningful.
Finn may not have enjoyed his time with Santana, which makes his lies even less understandable. From the moment she heard Finn sing, Rachel admitted that she was in love with him. However, he did not develop feelings for her until later on. In fact, he tried to use her feelings for him to further his career in the entertainment industry. Finn thought that if he was able to succeed in Glee Club that it may get him a music scholarship after high school.
In order to ensure he was successful, he took Rachel out on a date and made moves on her.
However when Rachel learns that he does not actually have feelings for her, she slaps him across the face. It wasn't exactly a shining moment in their early history together. If Rachel had her way early on, Finn would not be known as the Quarterback. After a falling-out with Coach Beiste, Finn is removed from the football team. Naturally, Finn is devastated as football is a big part of his life. Wouldn't it make sense for his girlfriend to comfort him during his time of need? Unfortunately, Rachel decides to do the opposite.
Rachel is pleased that he is no longer a part of the football team, as she is worried that it increases the likelihood of him cheating on her with a Cheerio. Finn cannot believe that she is pleased with him being unhappy, and it causes a big argument. Rachel has always been self-centered, but this instance was a new low for her.
Quinn's time on Glee was never filled with happiness. However, Rachel was there to ensure that Quinn wouldn't be happy again. While Quinn does not get away without blame for her situation, Rachel also played a part. Quinn had planned on telling Finn that the baby she was pregnant with was not his, and if she was allowed to it may have salvaged their relationship. However, Rachel took it upon herself to slip to Finn that Quinn has been intimate with Puck.
It was obvious that Rachel did this in order to make Finn available, but her meddling was the beginning of Quinn's hardship. When it comes to maintaining a relationship, Finn seems to have one kryptonite - Noah Puckerman. Each time that Finn feels that things are going successfully with a girl, Lima's resident bad boy rears his head. First, he gets Quinn pregnant while she is dating Finn. Following that, he was even involved with Rachel on two separate occasions as well.
Puck may have ultimately ended up with Quinn, but Finn must have always remembered that he was with Rachel as well. Glee used their episodes to teach lessons to the characters about a variety of issues. But it seems that Rachel Berry is the one that needed the lessons most.
During the episode "Laryngitis", Rachel is battling having her tonsils removed when she comes down with a cold. Naturally, she assumes that the world is going to end and that nothing could be worse.
While this does put things into perspective for Rachel, it is one of the most cringeworthy moments of the show. While they may have never lasted an entire season in a relationship together, this was often their own fault. Following their graduation from high school, Rachel and Finn intend to get married. So instead of getting married, he puts her on a train to New York and does not follow her.
His intention was to "set her free" from him so she can pursue her dreams of stardom in New York. Want to know what would have been a better decision? Talking to each other like adults to determine what would have been best. Finn did not need to dramatically send her away-- they could have worked something out together. Upon first meeting Rachel during season one, she admits she has little experience with boys.
In fact, it is possible that Finn is her first serious boyfriend. This could be the explanation for why her attraction tactics are not very good. In an effort to attract Finn, Rachel is desperate to have him notice her over Quinn. In a scene which is often forgotten about, Rachel attempts to force herself to vomit in order to lose weight and appear more attractive to Finn. Thankfully, Emma Pillsbury stops her and informs her of other ways to be noticed.
Considering Rachel's status as a role model during the later seasons, this uncomfortable moment is likely something showrunners would like to forget. While her fashion sense in high-school is described as being dressed by a " blind Sunday school teacher, " it is a part of her personality.
Her journey of personal growth is commendable, however it causes her to fully forget about her relationship with Finn. Her new style of dress gives her more confidence, but things go too far when she kisses Brody. Unfortunately, this would be the last time they are together. What makes this moment even more crushing is that Rachel did not even stay with him afterwards. Before Finn wakes up, she sneaks out of the room quietly.
However, it seems that all fans of the show wish that this was the moment they would have decided to stay together. Not only does Rachel decide to leave the room after her last night with Finn, but she also keeps a big secret from him. Following the events of "I Do", Rachel is seen frantically calculating dates on a calendar before taking a pregnancy test.
While they are both consenting adults before getting together and the timeframe suggests that she was worried about it being Brody's child, she does not inform Finn. With their relationship in a state of fluctuation, a pregnancy would have caused a serious issue-- particularly if it was not his child.
While it is unlikely that the baby would have been his anyway, it is strange that he would not be aware what she was going through. Glee has explored some strange relationships over the years. A very strange thing about Finn and Rachel is that they each had a level of romance with a staff member of McKinley. Early on in the series, Rachel develops a crush on Will Schuester, and is infatuated with how he performs. This even gets to the point of them awkwardly singing a duet of "Endless Love" together.
While the relationship does not for any further than that, it is very cringeworthy. Furthermore, Finn also kisses Emma at one point.
While he does this in an effort to calm her down, it was very awkward as she was engaged to Will at the time. This is certainly not a moment either of them would like to remember. While entirely an accident which stemmed from Finn's miserable dancing ability, he winds up breaking Rachel's nose in "Born This Way". Finn's dancing has never been pretty to look at, but this is the first time it resulted in bodily harm.
Anytime that there is something which may affect Rachel's singing ability, it becomes the end of the world. Ultimately, she decides against the surgery and heals fine, but surely she was afraid of Finn's dancing anytime they were on stage together. They may have been meant to be together, but they missed out on a big milestone together. Despite being in a relationship, they did not attend their senior prom as a couple. At least, not at first. Thankfully at the midnight hour, Rachel arrives at prom with Finn and they become crowned Prom King and Queen.
Even if it came as a result of some "funny math", they still got to share a beautiful moment together. While the end result is beautiful, they were never able to have the full prom experience together.
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With most of their relationship occurring during high school, a big focus is put on when Rachel and Finn will be intimate for the first time. After being in a relationship together, Finn and Rachel decide that they will take the next physical step. Things between Glee and Football have been improving.