This causes some friction between Marley and Kitty, although the two later on manage to become friends. Soon after Jake and Kitty's break up, Ryder and Marley get cast as the leads of the school musical Greaseallowing Ryder and Marley to get closer. This culminated in a kiss, making Jake, who had feelings for Marley, become jealous of their relationship.
When Ryder cancels his date with Marley, she goes and asks Jake out. Later, Marley asks Jake to the Sadie Hawkins dance and he accepts, marking the beginning of their relationship. In Nakedthey both confess their love for each other. They do not speak for the rest of the episode. Shortly afterwards, Marley accepts to go out on a date with Ryder, making Jake jealous.
Schuester posts the Glee Club sheet for accepted members, Marley goes up to see that she is one of them on the list. During Chasing Pavements they also share a glance at one another.
The two do not interact for the rest of the episode. While Marley is walking down the school hallway, she exchanges eye contact with Jake, who is talking to Tina at the same time. Unique asks Marley who she has her eye on and Marley admits her attraction to Jake. Unique tells Marley not to start anything with Jake, because in the two weeks he has been there, he had been breaking girls' hearts and trolling the girls' gym class.
Unique states he has a reputation of being a womanizer she even sings Womanizer to make her point clearalthough it is to no avail, since Marley impulsively accepts Jake's invitation to meet.
When Tina and Unique see this, they shake their heads in derision. When Marley and Jake meet outdoors, Marley tells him that she almost hadn't come and her friends thought she was crazy for even bothering. She says that she thinks that Jake is someone who got hurt and the hair, jacket and guitar are all walls for that. Jake defends himself, saying that she thinks too much. Marley talks about when she was at her old school she tried so hard for what they wanted her to be, but it just made it worse.
Now here, she feels that she doesn't have to try. Jake then mocks the Glee Club, asking what they were doing. Marley tells him about Britney Spears week. Jake scoffs, saying that he preferred music with actual instruments.
After the duet they almost kiss, but Marley backs out by telling him she is cold. Jake then lends her his jacket, and she is obviously smitten. Jake steps in and tries to make them apologize, but when they say nothing, Jake gets into a fight with them, leading Mr. Schuester to break them apart.
Afterwards, Jake joins the Glee Club and asks Marley if can sit next to her. Marley is surprised that she had that powerful affect on him.
Jake says that it wasn't her, but it did help. Jake tells her about the feelings he sometimes had to punch someone or steal a cop car or kiss someone, and he is hoping that the Glee Club may help them go away even though it sucks balls.
Marley says it was not that bad and that he can stick by her and she would help him get through it. Jake is thankful that he's got a friend to look out for him. She replies that it was for him sticking up for her mom. Just in that second, however, Kitty steps up and rubs the fact that she and Jake are now dating in Marley's face. Marley is obviously surprised and hurt by this and tries to hide the fact she has feelings for him by telling them they made a great couple.
At Glee Club, Jake sees Marley, but she turns away when Are jake and marley from glee hookup in real life sees him. Marley then sings Everytime to the Glee Club. During the performance of Everytime, Marley watches from the bleachers, upset, as Jake serenades Kitty with a song. At the beginning of the episode, Marley is trying to hide her free lunch tickets. Jake comes and sits with her table and says "too late, I saw that" and later reveals that he has lunch tickets as well.
He says it sucks being poor and that he and his mom used to be solid middle class before the recession. Since then she was now the only black waitress working at the Lima country club. He confesses that he feels bad she has to work double in order to pay for Jake's dance classes. Marley is surprised that Jake dances, but he insists to keep it between them.
They are then seen flirting from the next table by Blaine and Brittany, who comments on their "young love. Jake states that Kitty believed the end of time was near. At the meeting, Jake, realizing the ridiculousness of Kitty's claims, apologizes to Marley for making her come to the meeting. Marley tells him it was okay before joking with him and saying: Does that mean you'll float up to heaven at half speed?
Marley confesses that she doesn't like Kitty and couldn't believe Jake did. When Finn returns to McKinley, Jake and Marley are the only two students who seem confused, as they are the only two who don't know Finn. Later, Jake comes Are jake and marley from glee hookup in real life to Marley's locker and apologizes to her about the rapture, and Marley says that she couldn't see why someone like him was with someone like Kitty.
She sees that Jake acts like he didn't care what anyone thought, but is just as desperate to fit in like everyone else, and that's why he was dating Kitty. Jake tells her that she didn't know what it was like being on the outside since the black kids think he is "too white" and the white kids think he is "too black" and that Kitty is hot, funny, and can be crazy, but she liked him, and when he stood next to her, no one made fun of him. Kitty, overhearing the conversation, comes up and begins insulting Marley.
Jake tells her to ease up, but Kitty says something about Marley's mom and Jake tells her to stop. Jake threatens to break up with her and Kitty claims that he did not want to do that and Jake says he would take his chances and calls off their relationship. Kitty, angry, gives back Jake's jacket and says that it is Are jake and marley from glee hookup in real life who "did this" and is seen pushing a student and screaming down another hallway.
Marley, shocked, says that Jake didn't have to do that, but Jake says he thinks he did. Marley invites Jake to go find sheet music for Grease since she was interested in auditioning for Sandy. Jake politely declines, but says he would see her in Glee Club.
Jake is first seen watching jealously as Ryder talks to Marley about Grease at their lockers. Kitty, seeing Jake's jealousy, rubs in Ryder's attractive qualities, and ends up getting Jake to sign up to audition with her for the musical, which he previously had no interest in. Jake says he signed up to make sure Kitty won't kill Marley in the audition, but Kitty sees that he only signed up so that Marley didn't "fornicate" with Ryder.
While he sings Everybody Talks with Kitty at their audition, Marley watches jealously. During their callbacks they perform Born to Hand Jivewhere Jake fights with Ryder to dance with Marley and keeps Kitty from attacking her.
Later on Marley lands the lead role of Sandy, whilst Jake loses out the role of Danny to Ryder and receives the role of Putzie. Jake sees Ryder kiss Marley and walks away, visibly distraught. Jake comes by Marley's locker, talking about dressing up like a superhero as the other members of New Directions had, but when she says she did not want to, he asks her out on a date.
Before Marley can Ryder appears, telling Jake Marley already has plans with him, cheering him on at the football game.
Ryder also points out to Jake that girls didn't like it when you seem like you're into them, but totally blow them off. This eventually leads to Ryder and Jake getting into an argument and fist fight before being broken up by Finn, Tina and Becky. During the duet, both Jake and Ryder are both constantly fighting for Marley's attention and then end up in another fist fight.
Finn takes them both aside, where Ryder states that Jake didn't deserve Marley, but Jake's rebuttal is Ryder had no idea what Marley wanted or deserved.
To try to resolve the problem, Finn asks them to reveal to each other their weaknesses to understand each other. Later on in the cafeteria, Mrs. Rose tells Jake that Marley talked about him all the time. He admits he blew his chance, but Ms. Rose assures him that it wasn't too late to change.
After establishing a new friendship with Ryder, Jake calls up Puck for some brotherly advice. Jake explains his dilemma of having strong feelings for Marley, but not wanting to hurt Ryder, who also had feelings for her. Puck tells him to play it cool, sit back, relax, and not be a be a dick, but not to give up.
After the conversation, Jake
Are jake and marley from glee hookup in real life at Marley when she walks to class. In HeroesMarley flicks paint on to Jake's t-shirt and he smiles back. Later, Ryder cancels his date with Marley because of having to go to a dyslexia specialist, leaving Marley slightly upset.
Kitty tries to get Marley to doubt her body weight again, by saying that is actually why Ryder cancelled their date. Instead, Marley says the old her used to sit at home on Friday nights, but she was not going to wait around anymore.
She then goes up to Jake, asking what he has planned on Friday night and he replies that he is going on a date with her. Elated, she walks off with a smile on her face. Ryder then asks if Marley and Jake were a thing and Jake replies that if it would make them mad at each other again, they weren't.