Nikki DeLoach tells HollywoodLife.com about the ‘big reveals and surprises’ in store, including the identity of Jenna’s mysterious blog commenter!
MTV’s Awkward is a tricky beast: One minute you’re laughing at its whip-smart humor, then suddenly — and without warning — you’re reduced to an emotional puddle of teen angst. Nikki DeLoach tells HollywoodLife.com we’ll experience both ends of that spectrum on tonight’s season finale, as Jenna (Ashley Rickards) finally chooses between Jake (Brett Davern) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff)!
“In the end, like Jenna always does, she follows her heart,” Nikki tells me. “I think the audience will be really happy about who she chooses, but I don’t know if Jenna is really at peace with her choice by the time the episode ends.”
(Wait a minute, Jenna is indecisive? Color me shocked.)
“There’s this question that exists in the finale: ‘I got what I wanted, but was it what I needed?’” Nikki explains. “I think that’s the main theme of the last episode. Plus, there are some big reveals and surprises that I think the audience will enjoy — like who is the mysterious blog commenter!”
And don’t worry about Awkward pulling a True Blood and having Jenna choose to be alone. Nikki promises Jenna will definitely pick one guy over the other.
“I would have loved for her to choose no one,” Nikki admits. “But I don’t think it would have been authentic for her, as a 16-year-old girl, not to make a choice.”
As for the “surprise” that Lacey and Kevin (Mike Faiola) have for Jenna in the promo for the finale, Nikki tells me “it puts a little rift in [Jenna's] plan — in her choice.”
We’re mere hours away from the Awkward season finale, so it’s time to place your bets: Will Jenna choose Matty or Jake? What’s Lacey and Kevin’s big surprise? Vote below, then drop me a comment with your full finale predictions!
— Andy Swift