Saw the tweet at work, and tbh I was expecting this, and I’m not upset. Our chunk of the fandom’s writers churn out prompts in under an hour that are better than entire episodes that come from that staff and now Amber can be just a little bit more free and go on to do more glorious things. *shrug*
Ian or Brad will probably want to give Sam a throwaway line explaining away the relationship like Mercedes’ “so-june-cocoa-babies” spiel and if Ryan is feeling gracious (assuming he’s even involved with anything non-Lea on this show anymore) he’ll allow it into the script. And that’ll be it.