Just think about it: Sammy is like, at least 119 in dog years, and we haven't really seen much of him in recent episodes. Sure, some dogs can live beyond the age of 17, but the median age for yellow labs is about 10 to 12 years.
Sammy has been the common link between Emily and Jack since the moment she arrived in The Hamptons to seek revenge on the Graysons. The spritely senior ran to Emily like not a day had passed.
Although losing Sammy would be a painful experience for both characters, Emily won't be able to articulate why she's so affected by his passing since Jack is still under the impression that his childhood sweetheart is a former stripper.
What can Emily do but hold Jack tightly as they sit in silence in front of a crackling fire?
Lindsay Dreyer is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @LindsayNYC.