‘GLOW’ season 3: Sam and Ruth’s relationship may be as toxic as it comes, but the show definitely needs to explore it
We know for a fact that a romance between Ruth and Sam on 'GLOW' season 3 would be nothing short of disastrous.
Netflix’s epic wrestling show ‘GLOW’ offers quite a bit when it comes to exploring everything from gender inequality to mental health issues. However, romance is not something ‘GLOW’ has explored, and we never had a reason to complain about this. That being said, the show has set up the potential romance between Sam (Marc Maron) and Ruth (Alison Brie) for a while now, and the payoff better happen in season 3.
From the very beginning of the series, it was evident that Sam and Ruth have the potential to be romantic with each other. Despite the deep difference in their outlook towards life in general and work in particular, there was a pull they felt towards each other and the chemistry was sizzling on the screen as well.
Ruth was the only person among the gorgeous ladies of wrestling to call Sam out on his unacceptable behavior. She makes up for Sam’s lack of enthusiasm with twice as much from her end, and goes out of her way to make sure that the team is okay, and that they put out a half-decent show. Despite being considered a kiss-ass and a pariah of sorts, she goes out of her way to try and be friendly with everyone.
And despite Sam's initial disdain for Ruth's cheeriness and overall enthusiasm for work, he has come around to accepting and even appreciating it. He has come to realize that she makes things better for the whole group, and particularly him. In fact, he even made a move on her towards the end of season 2 – but that could probably be chalked up to his general douche-y behavior.
We know for a fact that a romance between Ruth and Sam is going to be nothing short of disastrous. Especially, with Ruth having found a decent boyfriend who appreciates her, Sam is not the kind of person she should be investing her energy on. In short, their relationship would be toxic with a capital T.
However, it would be an utter waste of a storyline to avoid exploring the relationship at all. Hopefully, it would be addressed in season 3 of ‘GLOW’ which premieres on 9 August on Netflix.