Re: Sam and Cait
I’m so confused as to why anyone feels put out by Sam and Cait. Look, I don’t generally ship real people. I’ve watched a fandom get torn apart by it before and I don’t do it. Sam and Cait are adorable together, so I shipped it. Always, in the back of my head, I knew they probably weren’t together. But they were adorable so I went with it.
So now it’s come out they’re not together. My reaction? Cool. Okay. Sam didn’t lie to us. Cait didn’t lie to us. They’re still insanely good friends who are obviously extremely close and very flirty. So Starz played on that a bit because you want your leads to have that kind of chemistry. And then the fans ran with it. And maybe a couple of media outlets ran with it. But it was mostly a fan-run situation. So Sam and Cait went with it.
Numerous times they’ve both said they were single (especially Cait) and numerous times little hints came out they weren’t together. I read all of those and laughed it off. Because it was fun to ship them. Because they’re two gorgeous fucking people and man, they have the kind of chemistry I’d kill for.
Them not being together doesn’t make them bad people. It doesn’t make them liars. It doesn’t make them anything. It doesn’t make us idiots either. It just means our ship didn’t come true. It happens. But it certainly doesn’t make them anything less than what they are: two great people who have given us a real gift of being the perfect Jamie and Claire.
I know it’s hard when you pour your heart and soul into a ship, and I’ll probably still them ship together because it’s fun and they’re kind of fucking adorable. But unfollowing them and calling them liars and fakes and deciding to stop watching the show…that’s a bit of an overreaction. You put yourself out there, you got burned…Sam and Cait didn’t personally do anything to you. They never said they were together. They never were photographed holding hands and making out.
Appreciate what we have here. I am. And I hope Sam and Cait continue to be adorable. Because if that’s just a friendship, then it’s the cutest friendship I’ve ever seen.
And hey…haven’t you guys ever seen when Harry Met Sally?