Glee Season 4: Which Couples Split in Episode 4 — and Who Did The Dumping?
Okay, it’s over. Glee’s dreaded Season 4, Episode 4: “The Break-Up” has now come and gone, and we all made it through alive and still breathing. You are still breathing, right? Take a few deep breaths with us, just in case.
We’d heard that each of the show’s four major couples were in danger of ending things entirely, and no one was kidding about that. What we weren’t necessarily expecting was which of the characters would reveal that they had cheated.
So which couples are still together, and which couples are totally kaput? Here’s the full list:
If they weren’t broken up for real before, they definitely are now. As soon as Rachel ‘fessed up to Finn about kissing Brody (Dean Geyer), he freaked out and fled back home to Ohio in the middle of the night. Rachel promptly booked a flight to chase after him, but only so that she could pay him the courtesy of breaking up with him in person. Because let's face it: Getting dumped by text, or over the phone, totally sucks. (Then again, so does getting dumped at all.)
After confessing to Britt that she’d exchanged flirty glances with a girl in the library at school, Santana suggested that she and Britt “just do the mature thing” and admit that long-distance relationships are pretty much impossible for people their age. Yet when Santana insisted that it’s “not an official breakup,” Brittany immediately shot back “This sounds a lot like a breakup to me.” Us too, Britt. Us, too.
Kurt and Blaine Status: Unclear. Dumper: N/A Dumpee: N/A Who Cheated: Blaine (Darren Criss)
We may be in state of total denial about the whole thing, but the truth is that Blaine really did admit to cheating on Kurt (Chris Colfer) by hooking up with some random guy named Eli. Kurt ran away from Blaine in tears, and now he’s ignoring all of Blaine’s phone calls — and his bouquet of flowers, and his sorrowful notes. No word yet if they’ve ended their relationship for good, but this whole cheating incident sounds like it’s going to be a pretty hard thing for Klaine to move past.
Will and Emma Status: Still together. Dumper: None. Dumpee: None. Who Cheated: None.
Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) definitely had an argument during the episode, but they did not break up for good. Their wedding still appears to be on, and it’s nice to see one couple that didn’t crumble into a million irreparable pieces right before our very eyes. They may not be solid, but they’re closer to it than any of the other couples.
It’s obvious to Blaine and Brittany — and really, anybody with eyes — that Jake and Marley (Melissa Benoist) are in love. So, why is the new guy wasting his time with a mean girl like Kitty? Jake finally explained his reasons to Marley, and they actually made a lot of sense. A chance to fit in at a potentially hostile new environment. A guaranteed spot high on the social ladder. Protection from the stigma and stereotyping he often faces. Dating a cheerleader certainly has its perks.
However, by the end of the episode, Jake has had enough of Kitty and her evil girl ways. He dumps her — in an effort to defend Marley’s honor, at that — but that doesn’t mean that Jarley is set to become an official couple anytime soon. Jake flees the scene as soon as Marley suggest that the two spend some one-on-one time together. You know what, though? We’re willing to wait this one out. All they need is just a little bit more time.