Santana was introduced as zijpersonage and Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) sidekick for, but Santana's role grew over the length of the first season. In the second season gets Santana more and bigger storylines, such as romantic feelings for her best friend Brittany s. Pierce (Heather Morris). Rivera has received praise for her rendition of Santana, like her vocal work in different numbers presented as part of New Directions.
Santana was introduced next to Quinn and Brittany as one of the three most popular cheerleaders in William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. She goes at the Glee Club, New Directions, because they Quinn should follow for its reputation and because she needs to Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) spying, coach of the Cheerios. After a time she begins to find it nice and feels something a friend thread for the other Glee Club members, it even goes so far that she says that it is best in her day.
She has several relationships throughout the seasons. So date them for a while with Puck (Mark Salling), she takes Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) virginity and she has a ' friends with benefits ' relationship with Brittany. In the second season, it is revealed that her nasty attitude and her many escapades with boys is due to a difficult struggle with her feelings for Brittany and her lesbian identity. In season three, driving by a commercial made it clear that Santana is a lesbian, this causes many problems, fortunately, Brittany and the rest of the glee club supports her in this process. Brittany Pierce and Santana started a loving and accepted, but certainly a valued relationship.
The Brittany-storyline is well received by critics and viewers.