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Faking It Recap

Faking It's Katie Stevens on the Latest 'Karmy' Hiccup: 'It Feels Like It's Over'

Tuesday’s Faking It began with one of the MTV comedy’s funniest bits to date (“Happy Hump Day!”) and ended with a heartbreaking conversation “Karmy” fans have dreaded for weeks.

“It was hard to film,” Katie Stevens tells TVLine of the episode’s final scene. “There’s never a time when Karma and Amy haven’t made up, so at the end of this episode, it feels like it’s over.”

That said, Stevens is excited that fans are “finally hearing why Karma does the things she does, and why she keeps Amy on the hook. I think the fans will be disappointed when they find out the kiss wasn’t because Karma has feelings for Amy, but the truth is that Karma has always strived for attention, and she finally got this unconditional love from her best friend — it’s understandable. So at least there’s some closure on the pool kiss.”

Below, Stevens takes us behind the scenes of Karma’s viral hit, discusses the future of “Karmy” and previews next week’s musical team-up with Shane.

TVLINE | OK, let’s talk about “Hump Day.” How did that all come together?
[Laughs] When I first read it, I was like, “Of course you guys would do this to me.” It was just about having fun and not caring. None of the other cast members were on set when I shot it. We did it at the end of a long day, and I just wanted to make everyone laugh. That was my motivation behind it. I was like, “If they laugh out loud behind video village, I’m doing something right.” I worked for laughs.

TVLINE | It’s ridiculous, but it’s honestly not a bad song. 
When they recorded it, they were like, “Make yourself sound twelve. Don’t sound like a good singer.”

TVLINE | And how long did it take to get it out of your head?
Oh, it’s still not out. I think I woke up this morning singing it. But what’s funny is that the dance was actually choreographed by Alison Faulk, who was the choreographer for Magic Mike. I was like, “You got to watch Channing Tatum thrust for hours on end, and now you’re doing this. Thank you.”

TVLINE | When Karma wasn’t singing and dancing, she was sort of playing the villain this week. Was that fun for you?
Well, that’s the thing: People are always going to find a way to villainize Karma because everybody’s seeing the story from Amy’s perspective. No one really sees it from Karma’s perspective, but she’s just as hurt as Amy. Even though Karma’s the one who spearheaded them faking being lesbians, she never planned for Amy to fall in love with her. She works so hard to be conscious of Amy’s feelings that sometimes her feelings aren’t taken into account; she really didn’t do anything with Zita, and she didn’t do anything to deserve having this “Hump Day” video released. She’s feeling betrayed. I definitely didn’t go into [this episode] thinking that I was playing the villain, it was more about Karma being hurt that she’s being called the villain.

TVLINE | Can you offer any hope to “Karmy” fans?
Karma has always wanted to maintain the friendship they’ve had since they were kids, but feelings become complicated. I think fans will be sad after this episode, but hopefully it’ll keep them on the edge of their seat. I’ve always said that the show doesn’t exist without Karma and Amy’s friendship. They’ll get back on track eventually.

TVLINE | On a happier note, Karma is sharing the stage with Shane next week. What’s that about?
I love that episode. You’ll get to see Karma and Shane’s friendship, which we’ve only seen in minor glimpses. After basically breaking up with Amy this week, she’s going to be pretty down in the dumps, so Shane will encourage her to cheer up through her music. One thing leads to another, and they’re thrust into a battle of the bands. It’s great.

How are you holding up after tonight’s big “Karmy” split? Are you hopeful for the friends’ future? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. muffinman says:

    I really liked this episode. The video was hilarious, and I understood both Karma and Amy’s POV. Like Katie said – both their behaviors is understandable (although publishing someone’s journal is taking it too far imo…definitely worse than the video). And while the closure on the pool kiss wasn’t what I wanted, I like that this show doesn’t drop story points but circles back and resolves them

  2. Tom says:

    I just don’t understand why we’re supposed to care anymore. If Karmy isn’t going to be endgame, what’s the point? *Points at South of Nowhere* Spencer/Ashley ended up happy together, Karmy should too

  3. Sally McLinn says:

    Is this the same Katie Stevens who was an American Idol contestant?

  4. They really need to find a way to get through this.Their friendship is much to important to not find a way to mend their relationship.

  5. Alex says:

    Do “Faking” writers give a damn anymore? Basically since season 2 you have the same plot every episode again and again. It starts to be really tiring to watch it. There is no story development whatsoever, just boring back and forth of the same old song.

    • Goomy says:

      As much as I like the show I feel this same way. Plus the show is almost only about karma. Sure there’s some spots that are about lauren but even some of her stuff is about Karma.

  6. Flashrow says:

    Since the first time I saw Katie Stevens on Faking it, I was like oh, she looks like Rebecca Black. And now, they do that video that reminds me friday lol

  7. Alice says:

    I love the 3rd episode… I cried a lot in the end. What Karma said about the pool kiss is what I was thinking. Being loved by someone is a great feeling and when we already kissed that person, it’s hard to set limits… :( For Karma is just a kiss, a good kiss, it can be exciting, but it doesn’t go beyond that.
    I love both Karma and Amy :)