“Faking It” didn’t make it as long as creator Carter Covington had hoped. While Tuesday’s series finale showed Amy and Karma in a good place with their friendship, they never got to explore a romantic relationship. Covington has revealed how that relationship would have played out if the MTV show had been renewed for Season 4.
“It was always my intention to make ‘Karmy’ happen during our final season,” Covington wrote in a letter published by the Hollywood Reporter. “Karma [Katie Stevens] would finally realize that her possessiveness of Amy [Rita Volk] might be a sign of deeper feelings for her best friend. She’d struggle to share these feelings with Amy, knowing she couldn’t lead Amy on again unless she was sure. Unable to let another chance go by, Karma would impetuously kiss Amy, and a fresh ‘Whoa ...’/‘I know ...’ moment would spark this new phase of their relationship.”
The Season 3 finale, which ended up serving as the series finale, didn’t get to explore Karma and Amy’s relationship. Both seemed to be happy dating other people. Amy made up with Sabrina (Sophia Taylor Ali) while Karma shared a surprising kiss with Felix (Parker Mack). However, if the comedy had had time to plan a proper finale, the girls would have ended up with different people.
The executive producer knows it would have been satisfying to see Karma and Amy finally together. Yet, the plan wasn’t for them get married and be together forever. “But slowly it would have become clear that in becoming a couple, the two of them had lost something that made them ... them,” Covington continued. “Eventually, they would both realize they’d have to sacrifice their relationship to save their friendship. The series would have ended with Karma and Amy’s life goals intact: roommates in college, houses next door to each other, best friends forever. That is what Karmy always meant to me.”
In Covington’s eyes, that’s a happy ending for the girls. They’d finally understand where they stood, and the girls would be able to move on romantically but still maintain their friendship. “I never envisioned Karma and Amy riding off a cliff, holding hands like Thelma and Louise,” Covington told TVLine. “The happy ending is that their friendship has survived and they remain the most important people in each other’s lives. What people really respond to in the show is having a person who always has your back and loves you unconditionally. The romantic part of it is less important.”
— Carter Covington (@mrcartaire) May 18, 2016