and as a result is particularly empathetic to kids in troubled situations.She was very unhappy as a teenager and tried to run away when she was sixteen, but was stopped by her mother and a policeman.After Sam returned to active duty, she was forced to shoot and kill two suspects and was sent into therapy.
A few days after she went undercover, Sam was found out when she performed a police move on a man who was harassing her friend, and she was severely beaten by the thugs before her team was able to find her and save her.
Samantha was visibly shaken after Martin was shot and critically wounded, and, after a while of avoiding his bedside, finally came to him in the hospital and shared her feelings with him, though he was unconscious.
She has also dated NYPD officer Eric Keller and a man named Dr.
Fred, and had an inter-office romance with fellow agent Martin Fitzgerald.
During Season 6, it was revealed that she is pregnant.
She told that the father was nobody that Elena knew.Later, after he became addicted to prescription pain pills, Samantha was key in leading him to get help.She also takes extreme measures when Jack goes missing to find him, and her actions suggest she has some feelings left over for both men.Her parents had named each of their five daughters after a flower, and after a time the name "Poppy Petal" attracted so much derision from fellow students that she left school at the age of 14.At 16 she left home to travel abroad, and at 18 she traveled to America.It is likely she only started a relationship with Martin to help herself get over Jack.