'Catfish': Tracie Thoms meets obsessed superfan

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the 'Gimme Shelter' screening hosted by Roadside Attractions and Day 28 Films with The Cinema Society on January 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Condola Rashad and Tracie Thoms pose backstage at 'Romeo and Juliet' on Broadway at The Richard Rogers Theater on October 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 22: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the after party for the 3rd Annual 24 Hour Plays in Los Angeles presented by Montblanc held at The Shore Hotel on June 22, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Montblanc)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Tracie Thoms attends the 'Raze' world premiere during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Actress Tracie Thoms arrives to the Geffen Playhouse's Annual 'Backstage at the Geffen' Gala on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tracie Thoms arrives at the weSPARK's 'Broadway & Beyond' charity benefit held at Alex Theatre on September 26, 2011 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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Tracie explained that she had an obsessed superfan who created multiple social media accounts to interact with her. That fan then killed off one of the fake accounts she created, and took pictures at a funeral to make it seem that her friend died to garner sympathy from Tracie. Nev and Max eventually had Tracie and her super fan meet to settle the issue.

Superfan Sammie told Tracie that when Tracie responded to her on Twitter it made her feel special, so she created multiple accounts hoping for more responses from the star. She said the reason behind her actions was that she is lonely in her real life and saw Tracie as a big sister, which she never had. As strange as it was, Sammie apologized for her behavior in the end and the issue was settled.

Bustle notes this was one of the only episodes that wasn't romantic and just strange.

Still, fans on Twitter were emotional watching the episode, feeling for Sammie, hoping she will get off the internet and value herself more going forward.
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WASHINGTON, DC- SEPTEMBER, 21: Nev Schulman gets filmed by (L) Henry Joost and at right his brother, Ariel Schulman--they are jumping for joy over their new film called, 'Catfish.' (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Actors Nev Schulman and Greta Gerwig attend the premiere of 'Catfish' at The Paris Theatre on September 13, 2010 in New York City.
WASHINGTON, DC- SEPTEMBER, 21: Nev Schulman (CENTER) gets filmed by (L) his brother, Ariel Schulman and (R) Henry Joost which is what happened a lot in their new film called, 'Catfish. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Dec. 1, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - ARIEL SCHULMAN, NEV SCHULMAN, and HENRY JOOST from the film 'Catfish' attend the New York premiere of 'All Good Things' held at the SVA Theater. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Dec. 1, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - ARIEL SCHULMAN, NEV SCHULMAN, and HENRY JOOST from the film 'Catfish' attend the New York premiere of 'All Good Things' held at the SVA Theater. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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