A showmance, also known as show romance, is a romance that develops between two individuals in theater, or on films and television series and between reality show contestants or participants for the running period of the show. When the two actively engage in a "made up" situation, it can be called a fauxmance. It is also considered a neologism and its usage is gaining popularity in the media. Showmance is a portmanteau of the words show and romance. With a very few exceptions almost all showmance cases end as soon as the theater piece, or the television series or reality show is over. Although mostly involving two persons, it may also possibly extend into a three-way showmance or foursome often accompanied with real or acted rivalries and jealousies. Although mostly the relations involve partners of the opposite sex, at times, showmances may involve same sex relations as well. The term originated in the theater for romances developing between actors. Then it moved to films and scripted television, and then increasingly in reality television. It is primarily entered into as a ploy to gain more public and media attention and, in case of television, more camera time during the run of a theater piece, or a television series. It may be also just a publicity stunt. Showmances during reality shows are often motivated by the participants' wanting viewers to vote to keep them in the show, so that they can see the 'romance' continue. Sometimes, when an amorous relationship actually does continue after the end of a show, many people would still allege that it is "just a show" the two are putting on. [ - ]
- The Glee Club performs for the school for the first time. Meanwhile, when Quinn sees that Rachel has feelings for Finn, she goes to any length to keep him. Later, Mr. Schuester's wife reveals some surprising news. Recap: The episode opens with Kurt being thrown into a dumpster by the football players. He tells them that one day they will all work for him. Emma and Will run into one another and he thanks her for being there for him and have a nice brief conversation. They are quite flirty, too. Sue has beckoned Will and she tells him that she talked to Figgins. Figgins has said that if Glee doesn't get to regionals and do well they will no longer have a Glee club. She also tells him that they are going to need to have 12 people in Glee before they can even qualify. She tells him that maybe he should get the people from special education classes since no one else would in her mind. He asks if she is threatening him and she says that she isn't. She thinks that he wants to be like her and he is convinced that he can get the kids to win at regionals. The lovebirds--Finn and Quinn are having a bit of an argument. Quinn thinks that if he stays in Glee then they are going end up on the bottom of the totem pole. She also tells him that people are starting to believe that Finn is homosexual. Rachel is listening in on it and when he walks away, Quinn tells Rachel that she will never be able to take him. Rachel is confident and slightly cocky as she tells Quinn that she understands why she is so worried about her. She believes that she and Finn have bonded on a much more personal level than he ever could with Quinn. She tells her that she doesn't want or need to steal Finn because she has plenty of other options, however. At rehearsal, the kids are doing a routine to the song "Le Freak" and they aren't into it. Kurt says that the whole routine is just gay and that the song is, too. The other kids agree and Will tells them that they are performing it so they can recruit more Glee heads. After that, Will and Terri are looking for a house. They got into this position because Terri's sister thinks that they need much more space to live in with a child. Terri wants to build or buy a brand new house because she thinks that used homes aren't clean. Terri spent a while fawning over extra additions and then shows him what would be their child's room. He decides that he wants to do this for her and their future family. Will has been inspired and goes to tell the kids that they should do the song Gold Digger by Kanye West (and Jamie Foxx). They still would have to do Le Freak for the assembly, but he would like to work on Gold Digger, too. Finn thinks he has zero talent, but boy is he very, very wrong. Will helps him learn some steps and Finn takes to it quite a bit. Emma goes into the bathroom and she hears someone getting quite gaggy. It is Rachel and she is failing at trying to throw up. She realizes she must not have a gag reflex and Emma says that'll be very beneficial someday so not to worry. She also worries and decides that she and Rachel should probably talk. They go to her office and talk and she says she's not going to even bother trying throwing up anymore but she wishes she could be like Quinn...pretty and skinny. She feels so torn up over wanting Finn and all of her feelings. Emma tells her she should really work on finding some common ground with him. Later on, Finn and Rachel have been caught using Sue's printer to get some flyers printed for Glee. She has drug them and Will to the principals office and he decides that they are going to need to pay for the copies. She thought that they'd get into a world of trouble for it, but she was sorely disappointed. After that, Finn and Rachel ask Will to not have them perform the lame song "Le Freak". For whatever reason, Will is thoroughly convinced that disco is very much in. Then he goes and asks to get a job doing late night janitorial work so he can make more money. He...