There is a flashback of Santana studying in the library and turning around. He makes his first appearance as a new sophomore in Audition, the first episode of Season Two, and soon joins the New Directions. The next day, Santana said that she would be a better friend. She seems to be bisexual/pansexual, although her sexuality has never explicitly been … At the end of it they are both in tears. However, Mercedes' producer rejected their duet because Santana isn't famous enough. Santana Lopez is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. In casting Glee, series creator Ryan Murphy sought actors who could identify with the rush of starring in theatrical roles. In "New Directions", Brittany agrees to dropping out of MIT before going on a trip to Lesbos with Santana. There remained some … She begins ranting about Kurt’s internship in New York and how it doesn’t make sense that he got it. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, queer Latina and Afro-Latinx representation, Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show, Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2, The Quarterback (Music from the TV Series), "Video: 'Glee' team rewrites the school musical", "Meet Cory Monteith & Naya Rivera of Glee", "Naya Rivera From 'Glee' Talks Santana, Singing and Spencer Pratt", "Spoiler Chat: Is Jenny Humphrey a Gossip Girl Homewrecker? Digital Spy's Emily Browne wrote of the significance of showing Santana's emotional response to her sexuality but not being defined by it, with the character being "a popular, confident, smart femme". The character was portrayed by the late Naya Rivera, and has appeared in Glee from its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009. Brittany says that she was up late the night before reading ‘Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (Left Behind No. Rivera, who has been vocally supportive of the love story between her and Morris' character, has received widespread praise for her portrayal of Santana, as well as for her for vocal work in numerous songs performed as part of the show's central glee club, New Directions.  She does so, and while her parents accept her declaration, her grandmother is offended that Santana has made her sexuality public and disowns her, leaving Santana heartbroken. She continued, "The best thing about this episode is Naya Rivera’s work as Santana and the story the three writers have cooked up for her. The character was portrayed by the late Naya Rivera, and has appeared in Glee from its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009. Auditioning actors with no theatrical experience were required to prove they could sing and dance as well as act. Contents[show] Songs Solos Duets Solos (In a group number) Season Two Song Episode TBA Furt Season Three Song Episode TBA Extraordinary Merry Christmas TBA Choke TBA Prom-asaurus TBA Goodbye Season One Song Episode Duet with TBA Home Quinn TBA Dream On Quinn Season Two Song Episode Duet with TBA The Sue Sylvester Shuffle Puck TBA Comeback Mercedes TBA Blame It On The Alcohol Santana … Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series produced by Fox.It focuses on the glee club New Directions, at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. She also promised herself that she would do her laundry at home because then she would get to see Brittany. "Mine" did not enter the Canadian Hot 100, but did peak at number 75 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales extension chart. There is another girl looking at Santana and she smiles at Santana, who smiles back. The reveal about Santana hasn't washed away her less savory qualities; indeed, it's heightened them, to a degree, as she struggles to be true to herself and still maintain her status as the hottest girl in school.  Singer Demi Lovato, who played the girlfriend of Rivera's character on Glee in its fifth season, expressed similar sentiments, writing: "The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted (at the time) queer girls like me and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world". She called the scene where Santana confessed her feelings for Brittany one of the best moments of the season. Kurt then gives Santana Finn's letterman jacket. , Following the death of Rivera in July 2020, numerous outlets and individuals cited her portrayal of Santana as a positive representation of both Latinas and the LGBT community in the media. , The character of Santana had a positive impact on U.S. television, providing rare queer Latina and Afro-Latinx representation on prime time television and laying the foundation for similar characters and stories to follow.  Initially romantically linked to football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman (Mark Salling), Santana soon breaks up with him over his bad credit score, though the two have an on-again, off-again relationship well into the show's second season. After Ezra reveals to Will that he lied it Emma, things get way out of hand. "A Wedding" is the eighth episode of the sixth season of the American musical television series Glee, and the 116th overall.  Santana played a more prominent part in the last nine episodes of Glee's first season. The character is portrayed by actress Naya Rivera, and has appeared in Glee from its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009. As a mentor, she works with Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist). Later she is seen, along with Sue and Quinn, watching the New Directions' performance of Don't Stop Believin'. Santana suspects something is wrong with her, and later finds laxatives in Marley's backpack. He wins prom king, but Santana is not named queen; instead, it is Kurt. , For her role in "Sexy", Santana has received critical acclaim. Mais elle s'intégra très vite au Glee Club. Santana Lopez is a seventeen year-old succubus/panther-shifterhybrid. " She has characterized Santana as "a bit of a bad girl" who is "really snarky and always has these really witty one-liners she throws out there. Brittany starts yawning and Santana asks if she is okay. Santana was outed as a lesbian in season three. This section is in need of major improvement. Santana Lopez is a main character on Glee:The Next Story. She also performs "Take On Me" and "Home" with the alumni around the school.  Rolling Stone contributor Erica Futterman wrote that the performance was one of Glee's best sequences: "Mercedes and Santana nail their vocals and the song combines great tracks from one of the year's biggest albums while capturing both the sass and sadness of the Troubletones at this particular moment. When the two are accused of giving Sue the New Directions set list for their first show choir competition, Santana defends herself and admits that she has come to enjoy participating in the club. Brittany says she would never cheat of Santana. She might not be ready to come out yet, but she is. She also says that she misses it there and it’s where they fell in love and where she could say things with music. She sings The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" but she breaks down midway through the song. The series focuses on a high school Glee Club called New Directions, from William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. Santana Lopez is the main character for Ilovehunterclarington's Fanfic, Glee: The New Generation. They frequently held hands and linked pinkies all through season one. She tells Brittany they should just do the mature thing, and it’s not an official break up but they should be honest that long distance relationships are almost impossible because both people don’t get what they really need. Brittany and Mercedes will meet her in Reno for Mercedes' mall tour. Santana first appears in the Pilot. Santana returns to Lima for Finn's funeral and memorial in "The Quarterback". Brittany refuses to leave, and she says being left behind sucks. 1 Biography 2 Appearance 3 Personality 4 Sexuality 4.1 Reaction 5 Relationships 5.1 Dani 5.2 Brittany Pierce 6 Tropes 7 See Also 8 Navigation This section is in need of major improvement. She later confeses to Kurt that she had planned on being nice and telling everyone about the nice things Finn had done for her. She and Brittany make attempts at a long-distance relationship, although they break up when they agree it won't work in "The Break Up". 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Summarizing her multi-faceted representation, Refinery29's Ariana Romero explained that "Santana isn't merely an unapologetic Latina – itself a painful rarity on-screen, particularly [during Glee's run] – but she is unapologetically Afro-Latina". Season Three follows the Club through the sectional, regional and … " Rivera enjoys the fact Santana is competitive and headstrong as she herself shares those traits, but dislikes Santana's mean streak. Brittana was always on.". The Brittany-Santana Relationship, also known as Brittana or Santittany, is the romantic relationship and friendship between Brittany Pierce and Santana Lopez. In the second season, Rivera was promoted to a series regular, and Santana was given more high-profile storylines, such as the development of her romantic feelings for her best friend Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris), and the subsequent realization that she is a lesbian. Meet the NYC indie rockers who wrote it, and hear their original", "Confirmed: Chord Overstreet Headed Back to Glee", "Glee Recap: A Thriller of a Night! Sie, Quinn und Brittany bewerben sich danach als Mitglieder von New Directions, Santana singt beiI Say A Little Prayer im Hintergrund mit. Brittany takes matters into her own hands and tries to invite Alma to the wedding, but Alma's prejudice is too strong and she rejects their engagement, and Brittany tells her off for doing so. Santana then proceeds to sing a slow version of Mine to Brittany. She attends William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. When she finishes, Brittany mentions that Santana could follow her dream too and go to New York, since her mom gave her money. She confronts Brody over this and eventually informs Finn, who tries to scare Brody into leaving town.  The impact of the character spread through pop culture, with Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez of Mitú writing that "You didn't have to be an avid viewer of the show to understand and appreciate the magnitude of Santana Lopez". " Cinema Blend's Melissa Duko stated that the show "hit it out of the park" and added that it was her favorite performance of the season. GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented young adults in search of strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. Please help improve this article by editing it. The episode features the planning for and wedding day of Brittany Pierce and Santana Lopez, which …  She has described Santana as "your typical high school cheerleader, for the most part," explaining: "She's really mean and loves boys. Santana is a very emotionally closed-off, callous, and antagonistic person or at least that's what she likes to … "Dreams Come True" is the series finale of the American musical television series Glee. As this feud finds its ways to be solved, Ezra and Aria try to find a way to solve it on … Sandra Gonzalez of Entertainment Weekly was somewhat surprised by the storyline, observing that Santana had not previously been portrayed as "so serious and vulnerable", but enjoyed the depth it brought to her character. After a sweet performance of "Hand In My Pocket" / "I Feel the Earth Move" with Brittany, Santana proposes and Brittany accepts. Rocky Horror Glee Show Edit Santana (along with Quinn and Brittany) flirtatiously and playfully joke about Sam's abs, admiring them. Santana was developed by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 14:40. Brittany however, upon hearing this tells Santana that she doesn’t get it, that Santana left her behind and it hurt her. Introduced as a minor antagonist and a sidekick to Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) in the first episode of Glee, Santana's role grew over the course of the show's first season. In the season finale, after the New Directions win Nationals in Chicago, Santana's mother (Gloria Estefan) writes her a check so she can pursue her dreams in New York if she really wants to. The show was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and features many cover versions of songs sung on-screen by the characters. She is seen with Quinn and several other Cheerios smirking and laughing at Rachel's On My Own video on MySpace.com leaving insulting comments about it. When her supposed apology to Finn becomes another stream of insults, he accuses her of being a coward for tearing other people down because she can't admit that she's in love with Brittany, thus outing her in a crowded public hallway.  The Gay Emmys replaced its Best Coming Out Story award with the Santana Lopez Legacy Award For Outstanding Queer Teen Character, beginning with the 2020 event. Plot. The flashback ends and Santana’s voice breaks as she admitted that she had an attraction. 2010. ", The episode "Mash Off"'s concluding musical number, "Rumour Has It" / "Someone Like You", was acclaimed as its main highlight. This storyline has been positively received by critics. Santana is introduced as an antagonist alongside Quinn and Brittany (The Unholy Trinity) as one of the three most popular cheerleaders at school. Brittany says she reciprocates her love, but as she also loves Artie, she will not break up with him. Brittany suggests that Santana date Finn because his birthday is three da… That's kind of my reason for hoping they continue the storyline. She visits Ohio for Christmas in "Glee, Actually" and visits Kurt and Rachel in New York in the episode "Naked". In "Jagged Little Tapestry", Santana and the alumni stick around for another week to help Rachel recruit for New Directions. She first appeared walking on the hall, alone and started to miss New Directions. She asked Brittany if they can go home and then said that she that she doesn’t think this club is good for Brittany. The Troubletones are defeated by New Directions at Sectionals, and Quinn convinces Santana, Brittany and Mercedes to return to the New Directions, having arranged for them to be guaranteed one Troubletones number in all future competitions. In "I Do" she and Quinn sleep together at Will and Emma's wedding, which they agree was a fun one-time experimentation for Quinn. In season two, Santana is demoted from her position as head cheerleader when Quinn reveals that she had breast implants over the summer, leading to a physical fight between the two. She blackmails closeted jock and Kurt's bully Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) into becoming her beard and running mate, and to also start an anti-bullying campaign with her to get Kurt to transfer back, as he only left McKinley to go to Dalton Academy for a safe school environment because Karofsky had threatened to kill him. " She was ranked first in AfterEllen.com's Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters. In season five, Santana is employed at a diner in New York. Please help improve this article by … [...] On a show where we’re meant to accept that the characters do whatever the fuck the writers need them to from scene to scene, the storyline of Santana realizing she was in love with Brittany and [...] is probably a lesbian has been nicely plotted and surprisingly deep. Rivera's really come into her own this season, going from just a generic bitchy cheerleader to an actual character who has motivations and might be a better villain for the show than Sue.  Santana is briefly banished from New Directions for disloyalty, and though she is soon allowed to return, she leaves again to join Mercedes in a newly formed all-girl glee club, the Troubletones, and convinces Brittany, who is now her girlfriend, to come with her.  Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Santana is introduced as an antagonist alongside Quinn and Brittany (The Unholy Trinity) as one of the three most popular cheerleaders at school. She is seen as a bitchy cheerleader who remarks on her cruel attitude. At the end of the episode she is seen singing The Scientist with Finn, Rachel, Blaine, Kurt, Will, Emma and Brittany. Santana mentions how intense those books are and asks what teacher is making her read it. Brittany and Santana had a 'best-friends with benefits' arrangement. However, Kurt disagrees with their decision, but Santana insults him by telling him that Blaine broke off his proposal because Kurt is weird. Though Santana is warned before the ad runs, she is nevertheless devastated by being publicly outed: she hadn't yet come out to her family. They were in the Celibacy Club and are now both in Glee Club and the Cheerios together. After a jealous unsuccessful attempt to break up her exes Sam and Brittany in "Diva", Santana realizes she belongs in New York with Rachel and Kurt and moves in with them.  Confronted by Brittany about her feelings for her, Santana confesses that she is in love with her but fears being ostracized by the student body for being in a same-sex relationship, due to what had happened to Kurt (Chris Colfer), who is openly gay, so many times that year. In "Old Dog New Tricks" she became Rachel's publicist. She and Brittany are wed in a double ceremony with Kurt and Blaine, because Brittany wanted it that way, in the eighth episode "A Wedding". In the studio, Santana suggests that they should get out of the studio and explore New York. It focuses on William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on a show choir competition circuit while the members deal with relationships, sexuality, social issues and learning to become an effective team. In "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project", Santana was not in New York because she was shooting a Yeast-I-Stat commercial.  A similar confrontation, though entirely physical, occurs in the second season after Puck sings a love song to Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) in front of the glee club, though Santana loses badly to Lauren.. Santana's arc following "Sexy", where she admits her romantic feelings for Brittany, sees Santana come to terms with her sexual orientation. It is just brilliant from Mercedes first belting to the snaps on the beat to the choreography with the girls walking in a circle and making little whispers to Santana bringing tears to my eyes singing 'Someone Like You' as if it was the last song she'll ever sing in her damn life. The next day, Santana is at Breadstix with Brittany, attending the Rapture-based Left Behind club which is run byKitty. Santana then says that she needs to tell Brittany something that she doesn’t know how to say. Season Three of Glee was aired between September 20, 2011 and May 22, 2012. They begin a relationship in "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds". Club deemed it the best storyline of the episode, saying it was almost alone the reason the episode received a "B". At Sue's behest, Santana and Brittany go on a date with Finn, who is now the glee club co-captain. Before the ceremony, Sue arrives with Alma, who she has helped to realize that although she may not believe females should marry each other, family is the most important thing, leading her and Santana to reconcile.  TVLine correspondent Michael Slezak gave the number an "A+" and wrote, "Nobody can completely match Adele doing Adele, and yet Naya Rivera and Amber Riley somehow made the sum of this mashup a worthy equal to Adele's glorious original parts. In one chapter, by Isabel Molina-Guzmán, she is highlighted as the main example of a character that is non-stereotypical but still embodies Latinidad; is listed with Jessica Alba's turn in Dark Angel as a significant character who has main storylines not focused on race; and is noted as racially ambiguous enough, not firmly defined as white or black, to open the door for new Latina narratives. Falchuk describes Santana, from this point, as having come out internally to herself, but being afraid of coming out to her peers. Improved Home Page Sam Evans is a major character on Glee. The premiere date was postponed for a week due to Cory Monteith's death, It was originally set to premiere on September 19. Santana joins Kurt's new band in the episode "A Katy or a Gaga" and suggests that they name the band the Apocalypsticks, which is shot down by Kurt.  After Quinn is kicked off the cheerleading squad due to her pregnancy, Santana takes over as head cheerleader. She looked at the goth girl, The goth girl smiles at her and she smiles back. Santana leana forward and kisses Brittany. [...] Never mind Finn and Rachel—I'm on Team Brittana now. Introduced as a minor antagonist and a sidekick to Quinn Fabray … ", VanDerWerff praised the character development of Santana, calling it the highlight of the episode "Born This Way". They were in the Celibacy Club, Cheerios, and Glee Club together. In season four, Santana is attending the University of Louisville in Kentucky on a cheerleading scholarship. Santana Lopez is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. " A month later, when interviewed by The Advocate, she reiterated this point, saying, "Maybe they’ll fall in love.  Brian Moyler of Gawker asserted that the number was "perfection" and said, "This is why I watch Glee. Santana is portrayed by Naya Rivera. Her father's domain includes most of Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.  Temporarily without a boyfriend after Puck begins dating Lauren, she breaks up Quinn and her boyfriend Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet), and dates him herself for several weeks. , In the 2013 book Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, Rivera and Santana are discussed. She's really witty so I love playing her. Snarker called the two her "new favorite Glee pairing", commenting that: "While Heather Morris (Brittany) and Naya Rivera (Santana) have had minimal screen time, they’ve made it count. Rachel and Kurt subsequently join her as employees. ", At the 2010 AfterEllen.com Visibility Awards, Brittany and Santana were nominated for the Favorite Fictional Lesbian Couple award, and Rivera was nominated in the Favorite TV Actress category. Santana Lopez is a young student at McKinley High.She is the co-captain on the Cheerios alongside Becky Jackson, as well as a current member of New Directions and former member of The Troubletones, two Glee Clubs at McKinley.She lives in Lima Adjacent, which is a rough area of Lima, Ohio according to her.. Santana originally joined New Directions alongside her two best …  Later season plots including the leaking of Brittany and Santana's sex tape and Santana's anxiety about her future.  In Tracy L. Hawkins' chapter in the 2014 book Queer in the Choir Room: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in Glee, she explains that until Glee, and particularly the complexity of Santana's seasons-long coming out journey, all stories of television characters revealing their sexuality followed certain norms that play into stereotypes and did not focus on the character themselves.  Ramírez also highlighted Santana's confidence in performing in musical theatre as positive representation, showing her "unapologetically taking up room in [a] predominantly white space". Brittany says she can't wait to see Sam in his Rocky Horror outfit (as it is shirtless). Later she tells Rachel the truth herself, for which Rachel is ultimately grateful, in "Guilty Pleasures". 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