|Season 4, Episode 9|
|Air Date||December 6, 2012|
Swan Song is the 9th episode of season four. It aired on December 9, 2012.
When Rachel learns from Kurt that the New Directions have lost Sectionals, she considers calling Finn to show her sympathy, but decides against it, because she thinks that would only make him feel worse.
After herself and Kurt have sang at the NYADA showcase, Rachel calls Finn who thinks she has "butt-called" him, since she aparently has done it before, but Rachel assures that she called him on purpose because she wanted to hear his voice. They then get to talk about the loss of the New Directions at Sectionals, which depresses him, because the kids in the club all have dedicated themselves to other projects and forgotten about Glee after they can't compete anymore. Rachel, although she lives to compete according to Finn, then tells him that competing is not the only thing glee-club is about. Finn then remembers that Rachel's showcase was that night and asks how it went. Rachel proudly tells him that she won, and Finn tell her his congrats. Rachel, who hears the joyless tone in his voice, then reminds him that glee-club would still have been worth it without victories, saying that it is about the love to music, and also love and friendship. Rachel urges Finn to not let the New Directions members give up on their dream, because they all look up to him, and makes him promise to not give up on his own dreams.