'Awkward' Recap: Jenna & Sadie Wage Holy War

Fri, July 20, 2012 12:59am EST by 1 Comment
Awkward Season 2 Episode 4

Plus, Jake unknowingly forces Jenna to call herself a b***h.’ Super awkward.

Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and Sadie (Molly Tarlov) have always had a rivalry of biblical proportions, and on the July 19 episode of Awkward, they took that to a very literal place: church camp!

Jenna decided not run away from camp after a fantastic conversation with Clark — I love how they’re adding layers to Joey Haro‘s character this season — but she quickly regretted her decision as Sadie did everything she could to keep Jenna’s little light from shining. Long story short, the phrase “I love Satan!” needed to be chanted (repeatedly) in order to grant Jenna immunity.

Since this week’s Awkward took place at church camp, allow me to lavish someone with due praise: Words cannot describe how flawless Molly Tarlov was in this episode. Not only was she given the best one-liners (“The Corinthians married when they were, like, 12”) but she delivered them with even more caustic sass than usual. Oh, and did I mention she did it all while dressed like the pregnant Virgin Mary?

Back at home, Jenna’s mom (Nikki Deloach) got used to the idea of being a single lady with a little help from Val (Desi Lydic), who’s pretty much the poster child for single lady-dom at this point. They shared a few laughs, downed a few glasses of rose, and it seemed like the start of a beautiful new BFF-ship — until Val casually mentioned her interest in Jenna’s dad. (L’s and G’s, there’s a reason they call this show Awkward!)

And speaking of the A-word, We watched Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) slowly lose her mind this week as she convinced herself that Kyle — formerly of the Jenna stalker band “Jenna Lives” — had now shifted his sights to her. It turns out she might be the crazy one… but didn’t we kind of know that already?

Rewinding a tad, we weren’t totally robbed of Jake (Brett Davern) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff) this week. In fact, their one scene with Jenna may have been the awkward-est of all! Unaware that Matty’s mystery ex-girlfriend was actually Jenna, Jake went on a tirade and called her a bitch — then he made Jenna call herself a bitch.

Jenna and Matty’s secret is going to have to come out eventually — and it’s going to get UGLY. (And awkward, obviously.)

— Andy Swift

More Awkwardness:

  1. ‘Awkward’ Recap: Matty & His Abs Plot To Break Up Jenna & Jake
  2. ‘Awkward’ Recap: Matty Tells Jenna He Loves Her
  3. ‘Awkward’ Season Premiere: Matty Asks Jenna For A Second Chance