Rachel Berry : [after Finn is finished singing "Hello, I Love You" in front of the rest of the group] And that, fellow Glee clubbers, is how we say 'hello'.
Finn Hudson : I've been thinking a lot lately. I feel like I have all these problems, you know, with Quinn and... and basketball and girls and stuff, and I've been so overwhelmed trying to figure them all out. Then I realized the only thing I needed to fix was us. I... I want us to be together, Rachel. A real couple. Look, I even circled some dates on your crazy calendar.
Finn Hudson : Is you not being able to talk right now a good thing or a bad thing?
Rachel Berry : I can't.
Finn Hudson : Can't what?
Rachel Berry : I... I can't be a couple with you. It's the team. We... we can't have any, um, drama right now. You know, we need... we need to focus on regionals. And I appreciate your offer, but in the spirit of being a team player, I have to decline.
Finn Hudson : [she turns to leave] Hey, whoa. I'm just not some guy that you met at the music store that you can just blow off. I don't give up that easy.
Rachel Berry : Hey, guys.
Kurt Hummel : Cut the butter, Benedict Arnold. We heard about your new boyfriend.
Mercedes Jones : Look, Rachel, we're all happy that you're happy, but we've worked too hard in Glee Club to let you throw it all away on a relationship that might not even be real.
Rachel Berry : Why, 'cause he's in Vocal Adrenaline?
Kurt Hummel : Their motto is "Aut neca aut necatus eris." Which loosely translates to "murder or be murdered."
Tina Cohen-Chang : They give their dancers human growth hormone.
Mercedes Jones : Look, we're not saying the dude is playing you.
Kurt Hummel : He's playing you.
Mercedes Jones : We just think that until regionals are over, we can't risk the possibility that he is.
Tina Cohen-Chang : None of us want to go through what happened at sectionals again.
Rachel Berry : Okay, look, Jesse and I might not be true love, but what if we are? I know who I am. And how many chances at this am I going to get?
Kurt Hummel : If you don't break up with him, you're out.
Rachel Berry : You can't kick me out!
Artie Abrams : But we can all quit if Mr. Schue doesn't.
Rachel Berry : Well, good luck winning without me.
Kurt Hummel : Everyone is replaceable. Even you.
Rachel Berry : How could you do this to me?
Mercedes Jones : How could you do this to us? We're a team, and all you've ever wanted was for us to be great, and be a part of something special. Now is that still true or not?
Jesse St. James : Lionel Richie, huh? One of my favorites.
Rachel Berry : Oh, my god, you're Jesse St. James. You're in Vocal Adrenaline.
Jesse St. James : And you're Rachel Berry. I saw you perform at sectionals. Your rendition of "Don't Rain on My Parade" was flawed. You totally lacked Barbara's emotional depth. But you're talented.
Rachel Berry : I know being my boyfriend is a challenge. I'm not Quinn. I don't look like her. I'm not popular, and my personality, though exciting and full of surprises, isn't exactly low-maintenance, but... I'll always be honest with you. Painfully so. And all I ask in return is that you're just honest with me.
Finn Hudson : I don't think I want to be your boyfriend.
Rachel Berry : What?
Finn Hudson : Look, Rachel, you're really awesome, but I think I need to connect with my inner rock star before I can fully commit to one woman. I need to find out who I am now.
Rachel Berry : I'll tell you who you are. You're a scared little boy. You're afraid of dating me because you think it might hurt your reputation; though, which you'd never admit it, is very important to you. You hate what Quinn did to you, not just because it hurt, but because it was so humiliating.
Finn Hudson : You're freaking me out. It's like you're inside my head right now.
Rachel Berry : I just see you for who you are. Unlike you, who can only see me as this silly girl who made a fool out of herself in her first glee club rehearsal. And that's where you lose, Finn. Because if you take a second look at me, you'd realize that I'm the only person in your life who knows you and accepts you for who you are, no matter what.
Mercedes Jones : Hey, babe. Looking good.
Rachel Berry : Feelin' good, Mercedes.
Mercedes Jones : This is amazing. Ever since Glee Club won sectionals, everybody looks at us differently.
Jacob Ben Israel : I want to be with you, Rachel.
Kurt Hummel : We're glitterati. I feel like Lady Gaga.
Rachel Berry : Get used to it, guys. We're stars now. On par with all the jocks and popular kids. Oh, it's the dawn of a new era here at McKinley, and we are gonna rule this school!
[they all get slushies thrown in their faces]
Dave Karofsky : [laughing] Welcome to Loser Town.
Azimio : Population: you!