“I think Rachel works best when she’s against all odds. She has to fight her way through something is when she rises to the top. Starting at the beginning of season four she’s very alone, but it’ll get her to a very great place.” - Lea Michele
“At a karaoke bar frequented by NYADA students, Rachel sang a duet with Brody and Finn finally confronted her about why Brody was around in his absence. I don’t know bro, maybe because you essentially dumped Rachel at the end of last season, then ignored her for the first three episodes of THIS season until YOU needed HER?
I’m so over Finn. I’ve done the clingy, needy, codependent boyfriend thing and I promise, Rachel is better off without him. And what a fabulous break-up she initiated! Finn argued that he was only trying to give her freedom when he dumped her at the train station, and Rachel, in uncharacteristically HBIC fashion, countered with, “I don’t need you to give me my freedom—I’m a grown woman!” I have never been prouder of Rachel Berry in my life.” — Review of the Break up by TV.com (x)