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After December 8’s Christmas episode, Glee is going on an extended mid-season break and won’t be back until spring 2014. But when the show finally does return, we’re in for a ton of drama. And scandal. And, more likely than not, hookups.

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Season 5, Episode 9 is called  “Frenemies,” and while we’re not sure of all the potential freemy pairings, we’re pretty confident about the top three. Based on the rumored song list, it looks like Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera) will be going head to head.

There’s no doubt that Rachel and Santana have the perfect frenemy vibe. But why is Santana singing Rachel’s signature Funny Girl song? It’s possible that she’s just trying to prove she’s a better singer. After all, nobody does “Don’t Rain on My Parade” better than Rachel. (Or Barbra Streisand but we digress.)

We’re also wondering if Santana might be stepping in for Rachel as an understudy. Every Broadway star needs one, right? But doesn’t that sound like the potential for even more frenemy fights? Yikes.

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Another frenemy couple appears to be Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Starchild (Adam Lambert). We knew they were going to be rivals, but if you ask us, this looks to be more the sort of situation where two people yell and fight and then suddenly start making out.

Chemistry. Sexual tension. And they’re singing the lyrics “I wanna kiss you every minute, every hour, every day.” So there’s that.

The final pairing also appears to be the potential romantic sort of enemy type. It’s former lovebirds Artie (Kevin McHale) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), who are more or less singing two songs about being in love...or not wanting to try because the other person missed their chance the first time.

This is great, but we never realized the term “frenemies” could have such a romantic connotation. That’s news to us. So, excuse us while we go back and watch Mean Girls in a whole new light. Also, Ryan Murphy? Pezberry. Lopez + Berry. Just think about it.


Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!