Karma Ashcroft, Faking It
Karma Ashcroft (Katie Stevens)
On romantic comedy series Faking It, Karma Ashcroft was the best friend and fake ex-girlfriend of Amy Raudenfield. She and Amy 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 before the show’s cancellation:
Although Karma never identifies as anything but straight in the show, she kissed Amy multiple times, pretended to date her, and was seen to have intimate moments with her in dream sequences.
When discussing a theoretical Season 4, series creator Carter Covington stated he eventually intended to explore Karma’s feelings for Amy (although the show had many opportunities to do so over the course of 3 seasons): “Is there closure once and for all for Amy and Karma’s romantic relationship? That will always be my sole regret: that I never got to explore Karma and Amy together. I never got to look inward at Karma and have her question her friendship and why it’s so intense and her affection for Amy. I’m sad that I won’t get chance to do that. I felt like fans really deserved that and I’m sad they won’t get that.”
The series however ended with a kiss between Karma and recurring male character Felix.
- 38 episodes. Main cast in all 3 seasons.
Female love interests:
- Amy (Rita Volk, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Subtext
Male love interests:
- Liam (Gregg Sulkin, regular 38 episodes)
- Felix (Parker Mack, recurring 14 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes
 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.