As a fringe character, Santana was wielded in accessory to others’ storylines, often making her a romantic obstacle or plot device. What do we know of her relationships from this time, then? Hardly any of them were presented from Santana’s point of view, so with the recent exception of Brittany, we know little to nothing about the state of Santana’s feelings about her interactions with several other characters. Rather, we have to assemble the writers’ somewhat inconsistent evidence, look at Santana’s actions, read between the lines, and try and reach our own wobbly conclusions.
[Under the lens: Puck, Quinn, Finn, and Sam. Brittany is in a future part.]