I saw it differently. When Sam first came on the show, there was a big push to make her happen. Her and Jax got a big promo before her first scene ever aired and she got a bunch of rewrites in an attempt to make her look more sympathetic. When Sam was with Jason, it was the first I remember her character being popular. However, I do agree with you that she was hardly a strong, independent woman in that pairing and that relationship is well past it’s expiration date.