But was she able to squash it completely? Things aren’t looking too good for ‘Team Matty.’
What the hell is wrong with Jenna (Ashley Rickards)? After acing another super-inappropriate writing assignment on the June 4 episode of Awkward, she admitted to herself that she’s indeed in a “flirtationship” with Collin (Nolan Funk). This girl, I swear.
And no matter how much Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) urged her to crush the crush — while simultaneously coining adorable terms like “flirtationship” — the ever-fickle Ms. Hamilton couldn’t keep herself from fantasizing about her new pen pal.
She eventually gave Matty (Beau Mirchoff) a copy of her very-telling writing assignment, but as always, Matty was barely able to read the words on the paper — let alone between the lines, which would reveal a hopeless crush on Collin; or as I’ll always think of him, ‘that other evil Warbler from Glee.’
Sadie, What Are You Doing?
Through the art of mean mugging from across the room, Sadie (Molly Tarlov) caught onto Jenna’s crush. She reached Grinch-like levels of excitement — remember that terrifying face he made when he got an “idea?” — but in the end, she decided not to clue Matty in.
So what gives? Did Sadie have a change of ‘heart’ or something? Or is she simply retreating back to her ice-cold mountain lair to hatch up an even better scheme? (Never mind, this Grinch metaphor has gone too far.)
Also, I’m pretty sure Sadie dropped her first “You’re not welcome” this week, of course to her writing teacher. It was strange to hear.
‘Something’s Going Down In Chinatown.’
I’ve been obsessed with Ming’s (Jessica Lu) Asian-mafia storyline all season, so this week’s payoff was especially satisfying for me. After discovering that Becca was having Fred Wu sent to Idaho — and getting the Kiss of Death from her behind the school — Ming finally stepped up to show her “how a white bitch deals with an Asian bitch.”
In other words? Punch.
And just when Ming was sure she’d be expelled, dozens of signed statements appeared in Val’s (Desi Lydic) office from eyewitnesses claiming Becca had walked into a door. Now that Ming is officially on top — we even got a lovely cry of defeat from Becca — I can’t wait to see how she’ll use her new powers. For good? Or for awkward?
Either way, all hail Ming! Queen of the Asians!
— Andy Swift