Amy Raudenfeld, Faking It
Amy Raudenfeld (Rita Volk)
On romantic comedy Faking It, Amy Raudenfeld was the best friend and fake ex-girlfriend of Karma Ashcroft. She and Karma pretended to date for popularity, although after their first kiss Amy developed feelings for Karma. The relationship was never explored beyond fake kissing, despite the producers constantly teasing the “Karmy” relationship throughout the 3 seasons:
In the Season 1 finale, Amy confessed that she loved Karma, who didn’t return her feelings. Karma then admitted she slept with Liam, though he was at first only interested in Karma because of his desire to have sex with a lesbian. Amy looked destroyed at Karma’s revelation and barged out, but when she later met Liam she decided to pursue him and the end scene of the episode was Amy and Liam having sex.
In Season 2, Amy dated Reagan, a hip, edgy lesbian with a rebellious streak, though she doesn’t appear in Season 3 and the show was canceled prior to Season 4.
On the series finale of Faking It, “Up in Flames,” Amy’s childhood friend Sabrina professed her love for Amy and begged for another chance at a relationship, which Amy agreed to give her. Series creator Carter Covington later stated that if the series had continued, Amy and Sabrina would have broken up in Season 4, and Karma and Amy would have dated before also breaking up.
I know you’ve said your biggest regret was not exploring “Karmy” as a couple. Do you think that really could have worked?
“I’m writing a little piece for fans where I say what I envisioned for Season 4, and I always felt like the story was: Can Karma and Amy’s friendship survive all of this? And I did like the idea that Karma would, at some point, wonder why she has so much trouble seeing Amy happy with other people. I’d like to see her realize, “Maybe I’ve made a mistake,” and then the two of them could explore dating. In some ways, the relationship would be great, but it still wouldn’t be 100 percent a fit. They’d decide that their friendship is what’s most important and move on. That’s really how I always intended on telling their story. I never envisioned Karma and Amy riding off a cliff, holding hands like Thelma and Louise. 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 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, tvline
- 38 episodes. Main cast in all 3 seasons.
Female love interests:
- Karma (Katie Stevens, main cast 38 episodes)
- Sabrina (Sophia Taylor Ali, recurring 5 episodes)
- Reagan (Yvette Monreal, recurring 10 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Liam (Gregg Sulkin, main cast 38 episodes)
- Felix (Parker Mack, recurring 14 episodes)
- Oliver (August Roads, recurring 7 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes, Karmy was always teased during sweeps
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.