- “What the fuck is going on?”
- —Samantha's signature line
Samantha is a recurring background character in Rick and Morty who was later given individuality when she made her first speaking appearance in the Season One episode, "Meeseeks and Destroy", promoting her to a minor character.
In the episode, "Meeseeks and Destroy", when the Meeseeks failed to help Jerry get two strokes off his golf game, they went insane, burst into the restaurant he took Beth for dinner, and preceded to chase him into the freezer, armed with pistols. With the intent of murdering him, the Meeseeks gathered hostages to get Jerry to leave the freezer. Among the hostages was Samantha, who was brought over to the freezer, and pleaded to Jerry to give them what they wanted. After emotional support from Beth, Jerry successfully got one stroke off his golf game, freeing the hostages. After of which, Samantha, shaking, asked exactly what the audience was thinking, delivering her signature line.
After nearly all of them were defeated, one Meeseeks remained, claiming to be a "stickler Meeseeks", he unexpectedly grabbed Samantha, and held a knife up to her throat, putting her life on the line a second time. Samantha hysterically repeated the Meeseeks question, asking Jerry about his short game. Jerry hit an onion into an open coffee mug, and Samantha, much to her surprise, was once again freed from the Meeseeks captivity.
The original Samantha presumably became a Cronenberg in Dimension C-137.
Samantha reappeared in the episode, "Ricksy Business". When Rick momentarily halted time, Samantha can be seen smiling, and holding a child's hand, presumably her son, outside a Better Buy as he, Morty, and Summer are shoplifting a new tv. Implying that she is grateful that she survived the Meeseeks attack, and has since began to spend more time with her family.
Samantha is a Caucasian woman with short, chin length, black hair. She wears a mint colored, v-neck dress with a teal waist belt, that stops at her knees. And light turquoise high heels. She also wears pink lipstick, cream, off-white earrings, and a matching necklace.
Not much is known about Samantha, but from her brief appearances on screen, it can be inferred that she is grounded, values her life, and that in the circumstance that her life is threatened, she is not beyond cursing, and rightfully so.