Good news, Faking It fans: Tuesday’s too-soon series finale (MTV, 10:30/9:30) does not end on a cliffhanger.
“I feel like we did the best we could, knowing [our cancellation] was a possibility,” showrunner Carter Covington tells TVLine. News that the comedy wasn’t being renewed for a third season dropped last week, much to the dismay of its loyal fan base.
Speaking of those viewers, Covington says, “I didn’t want the fans to be left literally hanging off a cliff. I wanted there to be some sort of resolution. I felt that it was most important for Amy and Karma to be in a good place, and for Amy and Karma to be happy. If we’d ended in a place where Amy was still unhappy, it would have felt very unrewarding.”
That’s right, “Karmy” Nation; our girls will be happy together by the time Tuesday’s finale draws to a close. It’s an emotional half hour, packed with so many developments that it almost feels like this was always meant to be the big send-off. In truth, Covington admits that much of the season felt this way — and for good reason.
“We had so many story ideas that we put into the season in case we didn’t get more,” he says. “Sabrina’s journey, Noah’s journey … those definitely felt rushed. And our show is already fast-paced as it is! I wish we’d had more time to let those stories breathe and evolve, but that being said, I think we told them in as efficiently as possible to still be rewarding.”
If I may editorialize for a moment… If you’re a longtime fan of this show, you won’t be disappointed by the finale, especially once you take into account Covington’s original vision for Amy and Karma’s relationship. (We’ll post our follow-up interview after the episode airs, as well as a link to a piece Covington wrote about what Season 4 had in store for the whole Hester High gang.)
What are your hopes for Faking It‘s swan song? Do you hope Karma agrees to help Sabrina talk to Amy? Are you curious about what’s going on between Lauren and Liam? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.