|The First Time|
|Season 3, Episode 5|
|Air Date||November 8, 2011|
"Pot O' Gold"
The First Time is the fifth episode of season three. It aired on November 8, 2011.
Rachel and Finn decide that they want to take their relationship to a new physical level, and have sex. Though Rachel messes up their first attempt at making love by stating that she wants to do it to be a better actress, she later realizes that she is ready to do it because she loves Finn, and would have absolutely no regrets. She consoles Finn when he is upset from receiving news that he is not good enough to play football in college, and she apologizes for what she did earlier. She then tells him he's special and she knows this because she is going to give him something no one else will ever get. Implying she wants to have sex with him because she loves him. After having sex, they are then seen smiling at each other on the floor afterwards, showing that they love each other, deeply and truly.