During much of Season One, Kurt and Rachel dislike each other due to both of them wanting to be the star of the New Directions and receive the affection of Finn. However, in Season Two, they begin to develop a friendship which grows stronger once Kurt moves to Dalton Academy and they are no longer competing for solos. In Season Three, the two bond over their shared love of musical theater and their applications to NYADA, calling themselves "twinsies". Their friendship is tested in Goodbye, the twenty-second and final episode of that season, after Rachel is accepted into NYADA and Kurt is declined, but they remain close, with Kurt preparing Rachel for her new life in the big city.
In Season Two, Rachel and Kurt pick up from that topsy-turvy friendship, and there are less vile actions and insults. When Kurt transfers to Dalton, Rachel and Kurt become closer, as she helps him for his audition for the Warblers sectional set-list, which Kurt doesn't get. Kurt grows closer to Blaine, and when Blaine and Rachel kiss at her party, this causes a bit of a jealousy feud, but that quickly ends as Blaine realizes that he is really gay. Kurt and Rachel refer themselves at "The Best Singers in Glee Club." At the end of Season Two, Rachel and Kurt have grown close, as they break into a Broadway stage and sing For Good, as they ponder upon their future in New York together as best friends.
At the beginning of Season Three, Rachel and Kurt are officially best friends, determined to go to a New York performing arts school and be able to live out their dream on Broadway. They are stunned when they attend a small NYADA meeting in Ohio and sees that there are many other applicants out there, exactly like them and that they need to begin to be bigger. Rachel auditions for the role of Maria in the West Side Story musical, in hopes of getting something down on her application for NYADA and Kurt, to run for senior class president. When Rachel thinks she won't get the Maria role, she runs for senior class president, which angers Kurt and they have another feud. That ends, because when Rachel does her speech, she withdraws from the Senior Class President campaign and tells everyone to vote for Kurt, and their friendship is then again, mended. When Kurt runs for Senior Class President, he knows he'll lose and Rachel helps him cheat by stuffing in more ballots. In the end, she gets caught, and then faces a consequence of not performing at Sectionals. As the Season progresses, Kurt and Rachel do their first try-outs for NYADA, as they are accepted as finalists. Kurt does well, but Rachel chokes, and she tries to convince Mrs.Tibideaux to let her have a second chance, which Rachel gets, because she attends Rachel's Nationals competition. By Goodbye, Kurt and Rachel discover their results; Kurt does not make it in while Rachel does. When Finn sets Rachel free, she catches a train to New York, ready for NYADA as she bids farewell to everyone, including Kurt.
Kurt and Rachel lived together in a loft in Bushwick for two years, during the whole Season Four and Season Five. Between Swan Song and Bash they both attended NYADA together, after Kurt gets accepted and before Rachel quits to work in Funny Girl full time. In Diva, they have a fight over Rachel's diva attitude, but in the end they make up and Kurt encourages Rachel to audition for the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.
At the end of Season Five, Rachel is offered a TV program starring herself, which makes her move to Los Angeles whereas Kurt stays in New York with Blaine. Therefore, as Rachel said, this is the first moment they are apart in five years.
Starting Season Six and following Rachel's failure on TV, she returns to Lima. Kurt continues attending NYADA and, as this is his third year, he has to go out to the world and present some project. They both decide to asociate to reboot the New Directions at McKinley, since it was disbanded and inactive for the entire prior year. Thereby, they become the new directors of the Glee Club. Later in the season, Rachel attends Brittany and Santana's wedding as one of the bridesmaids. This wedding turns out to be Kurt and Blaine's as well. In the time jump in the final episode, Rachel becomes the surrogate for Kurt and Blaine's baby due to how she was born. A few moments later Kurt excitedly watches as Rachel receives her Tony award for her part in the Jane Austin Sings musical.
Pilot Kurt criticizes Rachel over her leadership methods in Glee Club. When they sing You're the One That I Want, he looks jealously at Rachel as she dances with Finn. Acafellas In order to hide the fact that he is gay and has a crush on Finn, Kurt pretends to have a crush on Rachel after being questioned by Mercedes about dating her. Mercedes is angry that he does not reciprocate her feelings for him, resulting in her singing Bust Your Windows. At the end of the episode, he admits that he is not in love with Rachel and finally comes out to her. The Rhodes Not Taken Kurt informs Rachel that the glee club has just been rocked with its first scandal, Mercedes tells Rachel that Quinn's knocked up, and then Kurt finishes telling Rachel the news that hurts Rachel the most - that the "baby daddy" is Finn. Throwdown Kurt hugs Rachel after the group performs Ride wit Me. Wheels They compete for the solo of Defying Gravity, but Kurt blows the high F and Rachel wins. Since they are both competitive, this causes a rivalry between the two divas. Ballad While the New Directions are singing Lean on Me to Finn and Quinn to show their support, Kurt is seen leaning on Rachel. At the end of the song, he puts his arm around her neck. HairographyKurt purposely sabotages Rachel by giving her a bad makeover in order to ruin her chances with Finn. Rachel invites Finn to come over her house to practice some songs for Glee Club and shows off her new image. When Finn is unimpressed, she confronts Kurt. She says that she has a better chance of dating Finn because she is a girl. Kurt tells her that they are both kidding themselves; Finn loves Quinn and they are just getting in the way. They later wave to each other in the hallway. Mattress Rachel asks Kurt to help her with a 'gaylesball' to help her become the most involved student in school. He declines the offer. Sectionals Although admitting that it pains him to say it, Kurt decides that Rachel is their best performer. Hell-O During Gives You Hell, Kurt seems unimpressed with Rachel. She does grab his hand, though, and lifts him out of his chair to try to get him to start dancing. Kurt is also one of the many members of New Directions that urge Rachel to break it off with Jesse, calling her Benedict Arnold. The Power of Madonna At the games halftime performance, Sue add vocals to the Cheerios with Kurt and Mercedes and perform 4 Minutes. Rachel is in the stands with Jesse when she witnesses this for the first time. Funk Kurt is upset when Vocal Adrenaline (including Jesse) egg Rachel, insisting that "[The glee club] are the only ones that get to humiliate her." They get Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline back by doing a funk number, something that Vocal Adrenaline could never pull off because they are "soulless automatons".
Britney/Brittany Kurt is disgusted by the apparent lack of hygiene of Rachel's teeth when the New Directions chew the capsules, exclaiming 'oh my god' scathingly as he turns around to look at her. Grilled Cheesus When Kurt's dad has a heart attack, Rachel tries to support him by singing Papa, Can You Hear Me?. Although Kurt rejects her prayers, he later regrets it. Duets
Kurt pines for Britney/Brittany he thinks. She says to him that she know he's lonely, but he's not alone. She then offers to sing the mash-up Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy with him for fun, which marks the beginning of their friendship.Holly Holliday to substitute, due to Rachel taking over Glee Club and trying to make it all about her.
Rachel calls a meeting among the Glee girls to get their boyfriends to defend Kurt from Karofsky. She is very upset when Finn refuses to do so. While the plan only ends with Sam getting a black eye, Kurt thanks them for trying. She is also visibly upset when Kurt tells the Glee Club he's leaving, but also asks him if he will be against them at Sectionals.
Kurt goes to Rachel for advice on choosing his audition song for a solo at Sectionals. He first wants to sing My Heart Will Go On, but Rachel says he has to sing a song that is more personal, more like Kurt. She suggests Don't Cry for Me Argentina. During Sectionals, they talk, and Rachel is apologetic when Kurt tells her he didn't get the solo. Kurt manages to tell Rachel that she is the best singer there and Kurt is obviously jealous of her talent, and they weren't friends only because they fought for solos. They hug and laugh until Blaine comes and tells Kurt that he needs to go. When the Warblers are performing Hey, Soul Sister, Kurt is very anxious. When Rachel notices it, she signals him to smile.
It's shown that Rachel has met Kurt's friend Blaine. Blaine gives Rachel and Mercedes the idea to join the football team themselves. Kurt is shown attending the game that Rachel plays in - and enjoying the half-time show that Rachel dances in.
When Kurt finds out Blaine has feelings for another guy, he goes to Rachel's house along with Mercedes for a sleepover seeking comfort. They make him realize that he simply played up the relationship in his head. During the title song he plays around with them and hugs Rachel.
Rachel kisses Blaine during a game of spin the bottle, which bothers Kurt, especially when Blaine arranges a date with Rachel and starts to think he may be bisexual. Kurt is jealous of Rachel, but offers his support. He goes to her house to help her clear up the party mess, but he really wants to talk to her about Blaine. Kurt tries to make her understand that Blaine and her will never have chemistry, because Blaine is gay. Rachel claims that Blaine is "confused." The two then start a bet, in which Rachel has to kiss Blaine while sober. When she does this, Blaine declares he is "100% gay," Rachel isn't sad at all, she thinks it's "song writing gold," and Kurt feels better about his chances with Blaine. Rachel hugged and kissed Kurt at the end of the episode to thank him for helping her.
During New Directions' performance at Regionals, Kurt starts handing out foam fingers to the Warblers and jumps up to cheer them on. Rachel also shares an excited, but nervous look with Kurt later as the results for Regionals are announced.
Kurt attends the benefit concert with Blaine, to support Rachel and the rest of New Directions.
Kurt, with help from Puck and the rest of New Directions, convinces Rachel to not get a nose job and plays an important role in Rachel's "Barbravention." He tells her that she would be letting her idol, Barbra Streisand, and her future fans down by getting one. He dances along to Duck Sauce's Barbra Streisand, along with a flash-mob. They hug at the end of the performance and Kurt taps Rachel's nose playfully. Rachel realizes that the Glee Club is right and decides to not get a nose job.
Kurt wakes Rachel up so that they can have breakfast at Tiffany's. Rachel tells Kurt that he is the only one other than her who understands how amazing New York is, before the two agree they are coming to New York as soon as they graduate. However, Rachel is unsure whether she wants to leave Finn behind, leading to Kurt pointing to the theater with 'Wicked' advertised on the side to help her make her decision. The two break into the Gershwin Theater and perform For Good from Wicked, a song about a deep friendship. They hug after the song.After they perform, when the list of the top 10 groups has been posted and they don't know if they placed or not, Kurt and Rachel are both excited before heading over to the list and Rachel touches Kurt's back as she is kind of encouraging him to walk faster.
During Kurt's goodbye performance to the club of I'll Remember, Rachel is seen singing along, and looking at Kurt in admiration. After, Rachel finds Kurt and Finn in the hallways, she tells them that the acceptance letters are coming this week and that they should all share the moment together and open them in the choir room. They both agree and Kurt gets them to pinky swear. In the choir room, the three of them huddle around the letters in anticipation and fear. As Finn opens his letter first, Rachel walks beside Kurt and shares a tender moment of contact. They share disappointment when Finn does not get accepted. Kurt opens his next, and also receives rejection. Rachel looks shocked and tells him that she's sorry. Rachel opens hers next, and gets accepted. After, Rachel decides to stay in Lima saying she could help Kurt get into NYADA next year. She's happy she got accepted, but it wouldn't be complete without Kurt and Finn by her side in New York. At the train station, Rachel boards a train headed to New York after Finn broke up the relationship and planned wedding so that she could go to NYADA. At the station, a crying Rachel shares a final hug and embrace with Kurt, and she walks onto the train. When she sits down in her seat, Kurt, alongside the other members, wave farewell. In a scene that was cut from the episode - but was intended to be included in Kurt's look back at his years in McKinley - Kurt and Rachel are sitting in the library across from each other. Rachel then tells Kurt that although they have two days to write in each other's yearbook, she already finished, admitting that she shed a few tears while writing it. Kurt admits that he's still working on hers, but Rachel tells Kurt to read her message - so that it can give him inspiration for his. In it she writes: "Dear Kurt. I love you so much. You've challenged me, inspired me, and taught me the importance of having a signature style. You're the bravest, truest person I've ever met, and because of you I will never apologize for who I am or how I look... even with this nose. Thank goodness we're going to be in New York together, because I don't think I could survive there without my best friend and soulmate, which is what you are to me. I love you forever and see you on Broadway." - Rachel BerryThroughout the reading, Kurt tries hard, but unsuccessfully, to hold back tears. When he finishes, they hold hands over the table, and Kurt tells her "I love you."
The New Rachel Rachel and Kurt have a phone conversation about New York and NYADA. Rachel lies to Kurt, and tells him how fantastic it is. They talk about Brody and Kurt asks Rachel if she likes him. She denies that she does that and then the conversation ends shortly.Near the end of the episode, Rachel calls Kurt and falls apart, admitting to him how terrible this new experience is. When she talks about her mysterious roommate, Kurt suggests that she finds a new one. Rachel doesn't think it's all that easy and he responds by telling her to turn around. When she does, she sees Kurt standing at the opposite end of the fountain, to which she smiles at seeing him, and they both run up to each other and hug. Britney 2.0 Rachel and Kurt have found a new place to live, big enough that the two of them rode bicycles around their open new space. After, the two of them sit on the floor eating pizza. Rachel asks Kurt if he has heard anything from Finn, which he has not. Kurt then changes the subject and tells Rachel that Blaine has told him that New Directions are doing another Britney tribute week. He also tells her that his plan in New York is to audition for NYADA for next semester and that he has applied for a job at Vogue.com. Rachel complains about Cassandra July, and Kurt tells her about her breakdown on stage. Kurt also helps motivate Rachel by telling her that she has to make Cassie love her, and give her sexy - which inspires Rachel to perform Oops!... I Did It Again. Later, Kurt and Rachel are painting the brick walls of their pads. Rachel is still thinking of Finn as she has painted his name on the wall with a giant heart around it and Kurt tries to comfort her. To cheer her up, he decided to get cake. Just as he's going to leave, there's a knock at the door and Brody is standing there. Kurt introduces himself and gives Rachel a coyish look and leaves the two of them alone, smiling as he closed the door. During the performance of Everytime, Kurt watches Rachel paint over Finn's name. Makeover Rachel tells Kurt about her experience at NYADA, and how cruel some of the students were based on her outfit. Kurt gets the idea to break into Vogue so that Rachel can feel better about herself and they can film a music video for Vogue.com. When they are caught by Isabelle, she agrees, they sing The Way You Look Tonight/You're Never Fully Dressed, and give Rachel an overdue makeover. Towards the end of the episode, Brody and Rachel have a dinner date at Kurt and Rachel's NYC apartment and later they kiss and make out. When the door knocks, Rachel thinks it's Kurt forgetting his keys, but when she slides the door open, it turns out to be Finn. The Break-Up When Rachel wakes up, she is first greeted by Kurt making breakfast. Kurt mentions that although he loves her and Finn, he was happy he had earplugs so he wouldn't have to listen to them in bed, although Rachel admits that nothing happened between them. When Finn wakes up, Kurt leaves them to have a moment alone. Later in their apartment, both of them are trying to convince Finn that he needs to suit up for Callbacks. And when Blaine shows up, both of them extremely excited that he's there early and the four them can go out together. Later in the episode when both relationships develop problems, Kurt and Finn have a personal brotherly moment. Kurt asks Finn if he wants him to talk to Rachel for him, but Finn declines the offer and leaves. Glease Kurt and Rachel are stretching at NYADA in Cassandra's dance studio as Kurt is helping out Rachel for her off-Broadway audition. Tina contacts Kurt about the Grease update, but Rachel doesn't really want to talk about it. Cassandra walks in at this point and overhears them. They explain the situation for her, and she believes that it would be good for them to get closure. Rachel insists that she's good, but Kurt is determined to convince her to come along, mainly because he needs to see Blaine and he can't do it alone. The two arrive at McKinley for the musical and are walking down the halls when they become sentimental over their old lockers and reflect on their high school years. They talk about the time Kurt lied to Mercedes about being in love with Rachel (Acafellas), and Mercedes surprises them, jokingly saying that it still hurts. The three are instantly in smiles and hug, and Mercedes insists that they go backstage with her. When they get there, Rachel and Kurt meet with Blaine and Finn in an extremely awkward conversation. Kurt tells them about Rachel's audition coming up, and Finn thanks them for coming. When Finn and Blaine leave, Kurt admits to Rachel that this was a bad idea and that he can't do this. Rachel comforts him, telling him that they will have fun, laugh, and be by each-others side throughout the whole show and they won't see them sweat. During the show, Blaine sings Beauty School Drop Out. During this number, Kurt looks heartbroken while Blaine is about to burst into tears. Rachel also notices this and comforts him some more. Later, both of them have a small fantasy where the two of them are performing You're the One That I Want with some of the original New Directions members. Back in reality, Kurt gives a standing ovation, while Rachel is still shaken up and needs to leave. At the end, Finn and Rachel have one last argument and cut off all communication ties. Kurt intervenes by telling Finn that Will wants to see him. When he leaves, Rachel tells him that she wants to go home, and that this doesn't feel like home anymore. Blaine then walks up, and Rachel lets them have a moment alone. Kurt is too upset to listen, and tells him that Rachel was right, that this isn't home. He then turns away from him and leaves with Rachel by his side. Thanksgiving Kurt and Rachel are walking through New York, talking about their lives. Rachel mentions that she didn't get cast in The Glass Menagerie, but is going to spend all weekend prepping for the NYADA showcase. She then segues into Kurt and his future at NYADA, and he tells her that he did submit an application, and even put it on Vogue.com stationary so it would stand out. Rachel is happy that they are staying for Thanksgiving, but Kurt is slightly more reluctant. Although he does say "yes" numerous times, he admits that it is Thanksgiving and sectionals, and that he still misses his friends and his dad. Rachel agrees, but feels that going back would be sad, a feeling Kurt also agrees with. They have their dreams, ambitions, and each other, and Rachel adds saying that Kurt is the only "significant other" she needs. They agree to forget about boys, and focus on themselves and their new life. Rachel calms down Kurt some more saying that they will have the best Thanksgiving ever, and they seal it with a pinky promise. On their own, Rachel invites Brody, and Kurt invites Isabelle and some of her friends for their orphan's Thanksgiving. At the apartment, Rachel and Kurt are joined by Brody when preparing to cook the turkey. Kurt is slightly horrified, seeing the way Brody handles the turkey, but lets him do it his way (while Rachel smiles, watching the two and their friendly banter). And although they had reservations about doing their Thanksgiving, both of them are content with their arrangement. However, Brody then drops a bombshell, saying that nobody can burst into song, and both Kurt and Rachel turn to him in shock and a hint of anger. Brody then gets Rachel to help him butter the turkey, and Kurt looks almost disgusted by the way they fondle the bird. They also realize that it is five, and sectionals is about to begin. Kurt doesn't understand why they decided to hold the competition on Thanksgiving, and Rachel guesses that it's because with tons of people home for the holidays, they would sell more tickets. Rachel then starts to reminisce about her first sectionals, and how she would always pump herself up by giving herself a pep talk in front of a mirror.
At the table, Kurt asks if Rachel is okay, but she says she's just having a moment. She mentions her past Thanksgivings with her dads, and how she would sing medleys over pie and now it feels weird that things in her life are over. Kurt assures her that as long as they are together, they will never lose holiday medleys. When the turkey is done, there is a knock at the door. Kurt opens it only to be bombarded by Isabelle's guests, only they were told it was a party. Kurt turns to Brody and Rachel and tells them apparently they're having a party and Rachel looks in shock, yet welcoming. The crowd is very active at their apartment, but Isabelle is still not there. Isabelle calls Kurt on his phone and when she arrives, Kurt, Rachel and Isabelle burst into Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time. The two immediately are celebrating this idea, and are genuinely happy and excited. The two even help Brody understand what a "Kiki" is.I Want to Hold Your Hand in the choir room and it gave her chills just thinking about it. Kurt says that was different because his dad was in the hospital. He says he can't dedicate it to anyone, but then asks, "Carmen?" Rachel then says, "To yourself." Kurt introduces himself after he and Rachel's pep talk. He jokes, saying he is auditioning for the role of NYADA student. The song, Being Alive, begins to play, Rachel and Brody watching Kurt intently. When Kurt reaches towards the ending of the song, he and Rachel both have teary eyes. At the end of the performance, Rachel, Brody, Carmen and the rest of the NYADA faculty and audience members applaud Kurt. During Don't Dream It's Over, back in New York, Kurt reads a letter in tears. Rachel asks what happened, as Kurt says he got his NYADA letter and that he got in. Rachel runs to hug him as they cry. Adam, Kurt and Rachel stroll through New York. Rachel says he should ask him out if he doesn't ask first, so Rachel and Brody and Kurt and Adam can have double dates. She then walks across the street to hug Brody as they meet-up at the library.
Kurt scolds Rachel for allowing her boyfriend to sit his bare ass on his vintage flea market chairs. When Rachel announces that she will be doing a topless scene in a student film, Kurt disagrees. But Brody says that to win an Oscar, Rachel should expose herself. Kurt says that a year ago, Rachel wore plaid skirts and wondered if Finn liked her - and now she's slutty Barbie. Rachel says regardless of whether Kurt supports her, she'll go on to do the scene. Later, it is revealed by Santana that Kurt was the one that called Quinn and Santana to give Rachel a lady-vention.Defying Gravity from Wheels) and how she totally beat him. Kurt then breaks the news that he threw the high F because he didn't want to embarrass his father by having a son singing a girls song. Rachel doesn't believe it a first, but Kurt tells her that it's "truth time." Rachel then is the one to explode, saying that it was because of the that battle that she built her confidence on. Kurt then gets all smirk and tells her that she better get ready cause this time he isn't holding anything back, leaving Rachel a mix of shock and anger. When walking through the halls of NYADA with Brody, the two "Sycophants" come up to Rachel and starts talking smack about him. However, Rachel stands up for Kurt, telling them that he earned his place based on his talent. At Midnight Madness, the rules are clear. Two singers perform the same song, and the audience choices by walking over to the side of the individual they believe sung it better. Brody brings them up, they give each other a weak smile, and draws the song, discovering it to be Bring Him Home. Rules state that since Kurt challenged Rachel, he goes first. During the performance, they are seen cutting through both Kurt and Rachel's solo. Both of them sing with intensity, emotion and passion, and periodically look at each other. At the end, Brody calls for the audience to decide the winner, and with a close call, Kurt is declared the winner. Kurt is ecstatic, and even though Rachel gives him a "Silent Applause," she is clearly devastated by her loss. In the halls, Kurt tells Adam that he feels bad for winning feeling that he had a major advantage because that was one of the first scores he ever sung. Kurt notices Rachel looking at the bulletin board, excuses himself from Adam, and walks up to her. Kurt suggest that the two of them go to the open audition for Funny Girl, but Rachel quickly shoots the suggestion down and says that he will make a great Fanny Bryce. Back at home, Kurt comes in Rachel's room and tells her that he has signed them up for auditions for Funny Girl. When Rachel says she isn't going to audition, Kurt tells her that she needs to get over her loss. He also tells her that they are even and that she was born to play Fanny Bryce. Rachel starts to get afraid that if she does get the part, she would be a bigger and badder diva, and will start to isolate herself from her friends and get people to hate her. Kurt tells her that yes, she is a diva - talented, ambitious and original. Rachel then starts to tear up, adding "I love you," apologize, and hug it out. At the end of the episode, they receive a knock at their door from Santana. Kurt opens it and both of them are shocked to see her. When they ask her what she's s doing, Santana walks in telling them that she is moving in. Getting Married Today, and sit next to each other at the wedding. When Becky walks down the aisle, she throws rose petals at the two of them aggressively, making them embarrassed as they share glances.
Rachel, Kurt, Santana and Adam are all stuck inside the apartment because of a massive snowfall that has closed NYADA. In the apartment, Santana starts to make comments about Rachel's weight and relationship and Kurt tries to remind her that they are letting her stay for free. However, that doesn't stop Rachel as she bursts from the bathroom in anger. She says that this apartment is her and Kurt's safe place and threatens that she'll have to leave. Kurt calms her down by changing the topic to movies Santana choose. After she brings up "She's Having A Baby," Rachel immediately shoots them all down. Kurt then turns to her somewhat disappointed because he brings up how she loves that movie and always cries when she has the baby. He however lets it go and decides they should watch "Moulin Rouge!," and Rachel puts on a small grin in the background.During the movie, Rachel has her head on Kurt's shoulder. Kurt starts crying from an imaginary scene he has depicting him and Blaine performing Come What May - a song Kurt mentioned would be sung and their wedding. When he blames it on his non-existent contacts, Rachel gullibly believes him. Santana then brings up the subject about Brody. She admits that she went through all of the drawers in the house, shocking both Rachel and Kurt and continue to have their own mini conversation. When she believes that Brody is a drug dealer, they are both surprised, but Kurt then turns to curiosity and turns to Rachel. Cold Hearted. Rachel speaks for both of them feeling embarrassed that she would do that at their school and Kurt tells her that they want her to move out. Santana defends herself, bringing up the past they've shared and that they are a family, although starts by calling The Olsen Twins, and that they are annoying 90% of the time. They give her an ultimatum, either lay off on Brody, or leave. She decides to leave their apartment, and takes her stuff and leaves. When she's gone, Rachel mentions that Santana stole her comforter and Kurt adds that she took his pillow.
Santana and Kurt are in the bathroom while Rachel showers and Santana complains that she doesn't have enough shelf space. She tells Rachel to remove all of her skin products, but Kurt tells her that she's a bitch, and that those things are his, defending Rachel. Kurt then makes a rude remark to Santana and so she then walks up to him and blackmails him, telling him that she will tell Rachel the truth about Brody if she doesn't give her shelf space. Kurt, trying to protect Rachel before her Funny Girl audition, reluctantly agrees. After he leaves, Santana suggests playing a prank on 'Lady Hummel' in order to cheer her up, and Rachel agrees.They walk into his room, and unintentionally find out about Kurt's guilty pleasure: a boyfriend arm pillow named Bruce. Later, Kurt buys Rachel and Santana boyfriend arm pillows, but makes Santana's a girl's arm. Even though Santana seems to be enjoying her pillow, Rachel says she doesn't need it since she isn't lonely. Rachel later comes in, and as she found out earlier about Brody's secret life, tells them that she and Brody are over for good. They join her in Mamma Mia.
When Rachel auditions for the role of Fanny in Funny Girl, Kurt is seen performing with the original members of Glee Club: Artie, Tina, Finn, and Mercedes, as Rachel sings Don't Stop Believin' for her audition, although they are only there in Rachel's imagination. Kurt is only seen at the end of this episode as he bakes cookies while Rachel nervously waitsfor the call to confirm if she made the cut. Kurt tries to converse with her and attempts to offer her a cookie, while she talks about her dreams. However, when the phone rings, Kurt tells Rachel to answer it. When she does and gets off the phone seconds later, Rachel ecstatically cheers that she made the role of Fanny for Funny Girl and they jump around after the good news, while the intro to Outcast starts playing.
Rachel and Kurt show disdain over the fact that Santana is throwing her life away and they both try to give her advice and suggestions on what she should do, but Santana ignores them. Meanwhile, when Kurt announces that the three would go to the Ballet Gala, Rachel and Kurt are ecstatic, and they both express their memories of attending ballet classes. Later, they both perform At the Ballet with Santana and Isabelle.
Loser Like Me After getting approval for launching the Glee Club once again, Rachel comes back home, where she finds Kurt crying on her bed. They share a quiet hug and confort each other. They start a conversation, where Kurt tells Rachel he was the only one to show up outside their former New York loft (as they had agreed to do in the previous season's finale). He tells her how he regrets "having blown the best thing that had happened to him." Kurt asks Rachel to help him reunite with Blaine, and when Kurt tells her he wants to be with his friends to finally redeem themselves, Rachel comes up with the idea of co-directing McKinley's recently reinstated Glee Club, as Kurt has to run a project for his third year at NYADA.In the next scene, we see Rachel and Kurt setting up the choir room again with the help of the A.V. Club and the Jazz Band, promising they will keep their relationsip strong as always and even learn their names. Promptly Sue finds them and they confront her saying that there's nothing she can do; she tells them she will destroy them before unleashing a tantrum. Homecoming Rachel meets Kurt, along with Sam, Blaine and Will at the latter's aparment. They explain they haven't actually come to a desicion about their position (as directors) in the recently reinstated Glee Club yet. Later, in the Choir Room, (now named "Becky Jackson Memorial") Rachel and Kurt discuss about their charge at the Glee Club, as Kurt doesn't want to be Rachel's assistant, and they agree to wait until there is actually a Glee Club to direct. We discover Rachel has sorted the music sheets chronologically whereas Kurt has ordered them based on emotions, which leads them to start arguing. Kurt tells Rachel they have to find a way to attract people to the club since their approach isn't much working. Shortly after in the auditorium, Kurt apologizes to Rachel, but she isn't mad because she thinks he is right. We soon learn that Rachel has called most of the alumni back to help, and this is a big surprise for Kurt. They go and hug everyone. In the Choir Room Kurt and Rachel speak to the former Glee Club members to remind them of how important is the club and ask them for help at recruiting new people. The two lead the Alumni in the performance of Take on Me. Later, they approach Roderick with the rest of their friends and tell him how special he is and how honored they would be if he was a part of the club. They both are there at Roderick's audition, Mustang Sally. Rachel tells him they will call him to inform how did it go, but Kurt suggest accepting him right away, and Rachel agrees. Rachel is alone at the auditorium when is found by Kurt and Roderick. She says that she doesn't know how Mr. Schue managed to bring them together and make them better people, and Kurt says they have to be open to creating a new group with new people. Rachel then informs them that Jane has joined the club. After that, Rachel and Kurt present the new New Directions, which is only integrated by two people. However, Mason and Madison walk in with Santana, Quinn, and Brittany asking to join, and they are accepted as well. The new directors thank everyone for helping so much and the old and new members share a group hug before breaking into song with Home. Jagged Little Tapestry Rachel and Kurt sit on the floor of the Choir Room while sorting some music sheets. He tells her he ran into Blaine and Dave at the music store and this made him fantasize about singing It's Too Late with him. This leads Kurt to come up with the idea of making Carole King's Tapestry album the week's lesson, which Rachel thinks is brilliant but "kind of a downer," and suggests doing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill. Kurt says they should show their students as many kinds of music as they can. Rachel says that their job was probably easier for Mr. Schue since he was on his own, and fears that she and Kurt will end up hating each other for co-teaching together. At the end of the scene, the two agree to do an assignment that takes account of both albums. Later in their office, Kurt and Rachel briefly discuss how to start the lesson before suddenly breaking into the Choir Room. They explain the New Directions will have to make mash-ups, just like they mashed up the names of the chosen albums. They awkwardly describe the assignment and end up whispering each other about interrupting them. The rest of the group looks uncomfortable, so Brittany and Santana agree to go first. In the Choir Room, Santana and Brittany sing Hand in My Pocket/I Feel the Earth Move, and Santana proposes to Brittany afterwards. Rachel seems happy for them whereas Kurt openly expresses he thinks it's a terrible idea. Santana comfronts Kurt in the hallways for interrupting the proposal. Rachel wants to go but Santana makes her stay to witness a long and agressive lecture against Kurt. Rachel silently stands besides a startled Kurt when Santana leaves. Later in the auditorium, Jane and Mason perform their assignment song, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Head Over Feet. Kurt seems sad as he remembers past moments with Blaine, and at the end of the song he says he's not satisfied with them despite Rachel reminding them it's their first time. Rachel breaks the conversation and takes Kurt away the group, where she says he should go home because he's not feeling well. Kurt agrees. By the end of the episode, Kurt and Rachel come across in the Choir Room and Kurt apologizes, but she interrupts him because she thinks he was right. Rachel tells Kurt Jane and Mason came to talk to her and agree as well. She tells him that they have different views of world but they both work and they sit together at the piano and talk about changing the world together. In the auditorium, Rachel and Kurt along with the New Directions and the rest of the alumni sing You Learn/You've Got a Friend. The Hurt Locker, Part One The two are shortly seen in the auditorium while talkin with Blaine. Blaine says he wants the Warblers to go on second and asks Rachel and Kurt how they are doing with their team. They don't seem very preocupied right now and try to downplay the Invitationals. Rachel says they could play easy on the New Directions since they have less members, but Blaine has other plans. The conversation is interrupted by a message of Dave and Blaine says he has to go. The two follow him to their apartment. Blaine, Kurt and Rachel find Dave standing on a chair and screaming, terrified. When they rush to the bedroom, they find a bear, which makes Rachel and Blaine look bewildered; however, Kurt already knows that it was put by Sue. Kurt and Rachel are later seen in the Choir Room where they announce they have come up with two songs for Invitationals. They explain the club that it is only a preparation for the real competition. Shortly after Rachel shows the team her new 'piano skills', and interrupts Kurt when he tries to start talking, which makes him look a little irritated. Although Kurt tries to seem optimistic, he whispers to Rachel that they're clearly screwed. Later, during Vocal Adrenaline's performances of Rock Lobster and Whip It, Kurt tells Rachel that Will is clearly not underperforming as they were expecting, as they, along with the rest of the New Directions, appear astonished in a shot that resembles the first time the Glee Club went to see Vocal Adrenaline perform with Will and Emma. The Hurt Locker, Part Two Kurt talks to Rachel, who is desperate after the turn of events with Will and Vocal Adrenaline. Besides, as Sue announced, they are now lacking eight members if they want to compete. Fortunately, Kurt has come with the idea of bringing Kitty back to the New Directions. Rachel is against this because she knows Kitty hates her for ignoring the new kids for the past two years. Still, Kurt makes her realise it will probably the only chance for them to win while they are being unknowingly watched by Sue. Later, Rachel notices that Kurt is missing and calls the police, but they only make fun of her and her failed TV show. When an officer finally shows up at McKinley a while later, all he does is insult her and discuss about Kurt and Blaine's relationship. Kurt and Blaine approach Rachel at the end of It Must Have Been Love. Rachel is shocked and wants to know what happened, but Kurt says it's a long story. She tells him the same when Kurt asks about the new setlist the New Directions are performing. Rachel catches him up about the news: Kitty and Spencer are in. During All Out of Love, Kurt and Rachel look at Blaine and Sam, respectively, smiling. They also celebrate with joy when New Directions win the invitationals. Later in the Choir Room, Rachel and Kurt put the trophy in the showcase, with their students following them. Roderick thanks them for bringing all of them together and Rachel says in the name of both how proud they are. Kurt tells the kids to take position for the New Directions' classic show circle. Rachel joins them and everyone raise their hands and shout "amazing!" What the World Needs Now Rachel and Kurt open the lesson talking about their shiny new trophy and present the new assignment they have for the kids: they will do Burt Bacharach. He enumerate all his achievements and she explains why his music is so amazing. Kurt reminds everyone that they are five weeks away from Sectionals as he and Rachel present the week's guest, Mercedes. Later, Kurt sings Arthur's Theme to Rachel in the auditorium along with Blaine, Artie and the New Directions boys. At the end of the episode, they both join the New Directions and some of the Alumni in the performance of What the World Needs Now. Transitioning Kurt and Sam call Artie, Blaine, Kitty, and Mercedes to a McKinley empty classroom to tell them Rachel's house has been recently sold and ask them for help to make her feel better. Later in the choir room, Rachel announces the week's lesson: "Buckeye Bullseye", featuring only artists from Ohio. Everyone seems excited, but Kurt has other plans. He interrupts Rachel, who is surprised to know that the lesson has been changed to "Transitioning", which is a way to help her dealing with leaving her childhood home. She says that she think the lesson is very sweet. Rachel and Kurt sit next to each other during Rachel's party until they start dancing with everyone to All About That Bass. When Sam and Rachel go upstairs to Rachel's soon-to-be former room and start looking at Rachel's photos, there are some ones of Kurt, especially one from The New Rachel where they are hugging each other. Later, during the performance of Time After Time, Kurt helps Rachel to pack everything from her room along with her other friends. Kurt and Rachel are seen again in the choir room along with Sam and Walter where they happily announce to Blaine that they are going on a double date. Shortly after they listen to Unique and the Transpersons Choir's perfomance of I Know Where I've Been. Will returns to the choir room with Kurt and Rachel and shares with them his and Emma's plans for the future. He tells them how proud he is of them and accepts Rachel and Kurt's offer to be New Directions' "Special Alumni Consultant." Kurt and Rachel are told to start calling Mr Schue Will, to which Kurt is a little resistant. Closing the episode, they are shown talking about the New Directions' kids and how Kurt and Rachel should try to get to know them better. A Wedding They both help planning and show up at Brittany and Santana's wedding with their respective couples. Rachel only realizes that she's attending Kurt and Blaine's wedding when the grooms enter the room along with the brides, during the performance of At Last. Although Rachel seems shocked at first, she is clearly happy in the end. They share some gazes before the vows, smiling. Rachel stands next to Kurt and Blaine and enjoy the party along with everyone else. The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester Rachel is excited for her new Broadway show and anxiously announces that she is going to tell Kurt about it. Later, Rachel and Kurt with Will and Blaine assist as mediators when things get heated between the New Directions and the former Warblers during a rehearsal. Kurt thinks that they seem disconnected and Rachel suggests finding new and common uniforms for all of the kids. While watching the performance of The Final Countdown, Rachel and Kurt agree that Will and Sue both went crazy, and Kurt says he and Rachel can't let that happen to them. All of the New Directions co-directors have a final reunion in the episode where they share their thoughts about the new challenges coming next, and they all agree that they will fight just like they did it before. At the end of the episode, Kurt and Rachel watch the performance of Rise during which they discover the new official outfits of the glee club, as they were presumably designed by Blaine and the members of New Directins. We Built This Glee Club Kurt approaches Rachel on the back of the auditorium when she is busy organising the brushes. While he makes clear that he wants the best for her, Kurt tells Rachel he can't help being concerned about her decision (Broadway or NYADA) after the way things turned out for her the last time. Rachel confesses she is worried she won't be hired ever again if she doesn't accept the role, but Kurt says that he is confident that won't happen. He continues stating that she inspired him when she came back to Lima and reminds Rachel that she is a role model for all the kids in the Glee Club and that it's in her hands to make the difference this time. Rachel is left reflective. Later, Kurt and Rachel are seen next to each other during Sectionals and the Show Circle. Both seem surprised yet delighted when Myron breaks into the New Directions' performance of Chandelier. They are also present when the glee club is announced as the winner, and celebrate with the kids. In the choir room, all of the New Directions members and co-directors are gathered to celebrate the club's victory. Everyone put the old trophies back into the case as a series of flashbacks is shown in which Rachel and Kurt are with the rest of the club celebrating past victories during their teenage years. 2009 Kurt is looking for a place to sit down while he is having his lunch, and after being driven away from the football jocks' table, he ends up placing next to Rachel, who is decorating some posters apparently made by herself. Rachel asks him to be careful with them, and this is when Kurt realises that the posters are from the Speech Club, which is only one of the clubs Rachel is in, as explained by her. He also congratulates her for her talent after having watched some of her MySpace videos. This leads to them formally introducing themselves to each other. It is soon made clear that Rachel takes acting very seriously, unlike Kurt. Despite looking unimpressed by Kurt, she encourages him to try out for the new Glee Club, and even offers him help to explore his vocal range in the auditorium. Rachel and Kurt perform Popular there for this purpose. Although they smile and seem comfortable with each other, Rachel declines Kurt's invitation to audition together due to her competitive nature. Later, it is revealed that the Glee members haver arranged a secret meeting to decide what to do with Finn, since some ones are not certain about him. Kurt clarifies that he isn't hurt by Rachel being unsatisfied with him or Artie, but that the male lead shouldn't be someone as evil as Finn. Rachel shows to be reluctant to accept that, and she and Artie manage to convince the others to give him another chance. At the end of the episode, Kurt performs back-up vocals for Rachel and Finn during Don't Stop Believin'. Dreams Come True Opening the episode, Rachel, Kurt, and Blaine are seen on the background while Will is getting ready for 2015 National's results. When Will is prepared, they get out of the room and quickly enter the stage where the competition was held. Kurt, Rachel and Blaine wait for the results together on the side of the stage, and celebrate with everyone when the New Directions are announced winners. After Will is announced Principal of the new William McKinley School for the Arts, the group, now of over 30 members, gathers in the choir room along with some of the alumni. Rachel and Kurt share a joke with Will about the number of members since they will no more have difficulty finding students to fill the number. Later, after Mercedes' performance of Someday We'll Be Together in the auditorium, Kurt and Rachel share a hug, visibly moved by Mercedes' departure. After the flash-forward, Kurt is shown entering Rachel's new house while she is getting ready for the Tonys. We learn that Rachel is pregnant and acording to her, and that she is the surrogate of Kurt and Blaine's baby. Rachel says that they are going to be "the most amazing dads." Later, Kurt cheers loudly with all of Rachel's friends when she is announced winner of the Tony to the "Best Actress in a Musical." Closing the episode (and therefore the series), Kurt and Rachel sing and dance to I Lived with the rest of the Glee cast, which exposes how they look in 2020.
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Like a Prayer||The Power of Madonna||Jesse, Finn, and Mercedes|
|Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'||Journey||Finn, Puck, Artie, and Mercedes|
|Don't Stop Believin'||Finn, Puck, Santana, Mercedes, and Artie|
|To Sir, With Love||Finn, Santana, Mercedes, Artie, and Tina|
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|One of Us||Grilled Cheesus||Tina, Finn, Quinn, and Mercedes|
|There's a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Finn|
- Related Songs
- Barbra Streisand by Duck Sauce. (Born This Way)
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|You Can't Stop the Beat||The Purple Piano Project||Artie, Finn, Tina, and Mercedes|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Finn, Mercedes, Blaine, Artie, Puck, Brittany, Tina, and Santana|
|My Favorite Things||Blaine and Mercedes|
|Black or White||Mercedes, Artie, and Santana|
|Love Shack||Heart||Blaine, Mercedes, Brittany, and Sugar|
|How Will I Know||Dance with Somebody||Mercedes and Santana|
|Big Girls Don't Cry||Prom-asaurus||Blaine|
|Paradise by the Dashboard Light||Nationals||Finn, Puck, Blaine, Santana, Brittany, Mike, and Mercedes|
|We Are the Champions||Finn, Puck, Santana, and Quinn|
- Related Songs
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|The Way You Look Tonight/You're Never Fully Dressed||Makeover||Isabelle|
|Don't Speak||The Break-Up||Blaine and Finn|
|The Scientist||Will, Emma, Blaine, Finn, Santana, and Brittany|
|You're the One That I Want||Glease||Ryder, Marley, Finn, Blaine, Santana, and Brittany|
|Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time||Thanksgiving||Isabelle|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Finn, Blaine, Santana, Quinn, Marley, Jake, Artie, and Betty|
|Mamma Mia||Guilty Pleasures||Blaine, Marley, Sam, Santana, Kitty, and Unique|
|At the Ballet||Lights Out||Santana and Isabelle|
- Related Songs
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Let It Be||Tina in the Sky with Diamonds||Santana, Tina, Kitty, and Artie|
|Just the Way You Are||Movin' Out||Sam, Blaine, and Santana|
|Into the Groove||Puppet Master||Elliott|
|Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)||Previously Unaired Christmas||Santana|
|The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)||Cody and Santana|
|Away In A Manger||Kitty and Santana|
|Hold On||Trio||Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Sam, Santana, and Tina|
|Don't Stop Believin'||New Directions||Artie, Blaine, Tina, and Will|
|Downtown||New New York||Artie, Blaine, and Sam|
|No One Is Alone||Bash||Blaine|
|Take Me Home Tonight||Old Dog, New Tricks||Artie, Blaine, Maggie, Mercedes, Sam, and Santana|
|Pompeii||The Untitled Rachel Berry Project||Artie, Blaine, Brittany, Mercedes and Sam|
- Related Songs
- Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Take On Me||Homecoming||Artie, Brittany, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn, Sam, Santana, and Tina Cohen-Chang|
|Home||Artie, Brittany, Jane, Madison, Mason, Puck, Quinn, Roderick, Santana, Spencer, and Tina|
|You Learn/You've Got a Friend||Jagged Little Tapestry||Brittany, Quinn, Santana, and Tina|
|What the World Needs Now||What the World Needs Now||Artie, Blaine, Mercedes, Sam, and Will|
|I Lived||Dreams Come True||Artie, Blaine, Mercedes, Roderick, Sam, and Will|
- They have both kissed Blaine. (Rachel in Blame It on the Alcohol and Kurt in multiple episodes)
- They both love the musical Wicked.
- Three of their duets are from Wicked.
- Additionally, every song from Wicked that was sung on Glee was done by Kurt and Rachel as a duet at least once, with the only non-duet being Defying Gravity.
- They both admire and look up to Patti LuPone and Barbra Streisand.
- They both grew up without a mother. Kurt lost his mother when he was eight and Rachel was raised by her two dads.
- However, Rachel has met her mom on multiple occasions.
- They both have been in love with a boy of another school (Rachel with Jesse and Kurt with Blaine).
- Both lose their virginities in The First Time. (Rachel to Finn and Kurt to Blaine)
- Both have been romantically interested in Finn, Blaine, and Sam.
- Both are best friends with Mercedes.
- Rachel refers to Kurt as her "Best Gay." (I Kissed a Girl)
- They both think they are going to be on Broadway in the year 2030. (The Spanish Teacher)
- All their duets in seasons one through four were duets/mash-ups from musicals. (Defying Gravity, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead, For Good, Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy, and Bring Him Home.) In season five, the pattern is broken when they sung a song from The Beatles (Get Back).
- They both win Prom Queen; (Kurt in Season Two and Rachel in Season Three).
- Three of the "duets" they performed in the series were technically solos performed consecutively. They were shown inter-cut on the series, but were released for sale as two separate solo-versions of the songs (Defying Gravity, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Bring Him Home). Other duets have been performed in that manner on the show (e.g. Out Here on My Own), but had still been released as one version.
- They are the only friendship which has at least one duet in every season.
- They have both sang a duet with their self at some point in the series. (Kurt sang Le Jazz Hot and Rachel sang Torn)
- They get their first tattoos together, although Rachel's is kept a secret. (The End of Twerk)
- They both love Grey's Anatomy. (The Back-Up Plan)
- They were both crowned as the write-in Prom Queen winners at their respective proms. (Kurt in Prom Queen, and Rachel in Prom-asaurus).
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