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Glee: The Break-Up

Rachel and Kurt are caught off-guard when they get unexpected visits in New York City. Meanwhile, Santana and Brittany deal with the long distance between them, and Will and Emma disagree on a new job offer.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 4ARC04
Airdate: Thursday October 04th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jan 27, 2012
AU (Eleven) Nov 14, 2012


Guest Stars
Samuel LarsenSamuel Larsen
As Joe Hart
Jacob ArtistJacob Artist
As Jake Puckerman
Melissa BenoistMelissa Benoist
As Marley Rose
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
As Brody Weston
Alex NewellAlex Newell
As Wade Adams
Becca TobinBecca Tobin
As Kitty
Dan DomenechDan Domenech
As Chase Madison
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pilsbury
Main Cast
Matthew MorrisonMatthew Morrison
As Will Schuester
Jane LynchJane Lynch
As Sue Sylvester
Lea MicheleLea Michele
As Rachel Berry
Chris ColferChris Colfer
As Kurt Hummel
Jenna UshkowitzJenna Ushkowitz
As Tina Cohen-Chang
Kevin McHaleKevin McHale
As Artie Abrams
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
As Santana Lopez
Darren CrissDarren Criss
As Blaine Anderson
Chord OverstreetChord Overstreet
As Sam Evans
Heather MorrisHeather Morris
As Brittany Pierce
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
As Finn Hudson
Jayma MaysJayma Mays
As Emma Pillsbury
Dianna AgronDianna Agron
As Quinn Fabray


The episode begins with Marley tucking in some lunch tickets into her pocket and Jake notices it. He tells her that his mother went from being a real estate agent to a country club waitress. She is doing extra shifts to pay for his dance lessons. Brittany and Blaine are watching them from a distance and Blaine recounts the old days where this were simpler; no one was so busy and there was so much hope and innocence. Brittany reminds him that they are still young! In New York, Kurt is preparing breakfast and Rachael walks into the kitchen. Finn too arrives and Kurt leaves for the park; giving them some lone time. Rachael is confused as to why is Finn in New York and why he isn’t in his uniform. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ColdplayThe ScientistThe couples in the auditorium about the break ups
Demi LovatoGive Your Heart A BreakRachel and Brody at the local karaoke bar
Duncan SheikBarely BreathingBlaine and Finn feeling left out
Katy PerryTeenage DreamBlaine emotionally sings to Kurt on the piano
No DoubtDon't SpeakRachel, Kurt, Blaine, and Finn in New York
Taylor SwiftMineSantana breaks up with Britney in the choir room

Cultural References
Emma says "Oh my goodness, Mr. Schuester goes to Washington!" This is in reference to the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

Episode References
Blaine sings "Teenage Dream" to Kurt. This was the first song Blaine sang on the day they first met in "Never Been Kissed."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk  |  Ian Brennan
Executive ProducerIan Brennan  |  Dante DiLoreto  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Co-Executive ProducerBradley Buecker  |  Stacy Traub
Supervising ProducerMichael Hitchcock
ProducerRoberto Aguirre-Sacasa  |  Alexis Martin  |  Kenneth J. Silverstein
Co-ProducerKaren Romero  |  Zachary Woodlee
Consulting ProducerRussel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Story EditorRoss Maxwell  |  Matthew Hodgson
ChoreographerZachary Woodlee
Music ProducerRyan Murphy  |  Peer Astrom  |  Adam Anders
Executive Music ProducerRyan Murphy  |  Adam Anders
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