Are Jenna and Matty over before they really began again? The two former flames found a new side to their relationship, but it didn’t last long.
On the April 29 episode of Awkward, all the seniors were feeling the effects of their changing lives. Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) dealt with her breakup with Jake (Brett Davern), Jenna (Ashley Rickards) pushed Matty (Beau Mirchoff) too far during his tough time and may have driven him away for good! Read on for all details on the high school shenanigans!
‘Awkward’ Recap: Taking It Easy
After Matty dropped his adoption bombshell, Jenna was happy that Matty had opened up to her about such a touchy subject. Tamara wasn’t going to take their easygoing relationship sitting down, especially in light of her recent breakup with Jake. Jenna said that her and Matty were closer than ever and were working toward a more adult relationship. Tamara just wanted to make sure that Jenna wasn’t investing more into it than Matty was.
However, Tamara was investing herself in all of Jake’s business. Tamara wanted to know if Jake was talking about her, but Jenna told her to cool it. Jenna’s lack of overanalyzing was causing Tamara to ask where the old Jenna was and when she was coming back.
That old Jenna returned real quick. Jenna became obsessed with wanting to talk to Matty. Matty told her to hold her horses and take a deep breath. “I’m in to you,” he said. They both wanted to know where their relationship stood. “We’re friends,” Jenna said. “With benefits,” Matty replied. Jenna said she would be around to talk later and Matty said he would hit her up, but it wouldn’t be to talk!
Meanwhile, Jenna and the girls were spending their time being mentors to freshman girls. Jenna was ready to help out a girl in need, just like Valerie (Desi Lydic) did with her. Sadie (Molly Tarlov) was fixated on turning her peer into a mini-me, while Tamara was preoccupied with Jake.
‘Awkward’ Recap: We Are Never Getting Back Together
Jake was handling his breakup with Tamara quite well. He was becoming the head ladies man on the music scene. His latest song, “Tomorrow Never Comes,” and his interesting rendition caused Tamara to believe the song was about her. She believed Jake was “Taylor-Swifting” her. He said the song was about “tomorrow” and not about Tamara. (Sure, Jake. Sure.)
During a FaceTime with Jenna’s peer, Angel, Matty came over for some fun. However, it wasn’t exactly what Jenna had in mind. Matty was a little too focused on the benefits of their relationship rather their friendship. Lacey interrupted and Matty bolted soon after Jenna wanted to talk. Matty’s mood was understandable, since he was dealing with the news of his adoption that his parents hid from him. He started shutting people out, including Jake.
After Jake continued his singing, Tamara couldn’t take it anymore. She banned music in the lunch area. Tamara also told Jenna to define her relationship with Matty. She didn’t want it to be like sophomore year, where Jenna was just a “sextracurricular” activity to Matty, as Tamara put it.
While showing her peer all the worst places on campus, Jenna found Matty in his car. At first, she thought he was high, but he was actually crying. Matty started making out with Jenna, but Jenna wanted to talk. Matty was using sex to avoid talking about his problems and Jenna was trying to help. However, Matty didn’t want to be helped, he just wanted to be left alone. If Jenna wasn’t okay with just being friends with benefits for now, then they were done. Jenna said she couldn’t handle it and walked away.
‘Awkward’ Recap: A Door Slammed Shut
Tamara started to become obsessed with Jake. During a pow-wow with Jenna, Angel, Lacey (Nikki Deloach) and Valerie, Tamara came up with an idea to further infiltrate herself into Jake’s life. She started impersonating someone else over the internet à la Catfish and Jake fell right for it.
During the peer meeting, Angel admitted that she wanted to be just like Lacey and be 16 and pregnant. Jenna and Lacey didn’t exactly come across as the best mentors. Jenna felt like a failure, but Valerie told her not to give up. Jenna wanted to be there for Matty and knew she had to stay on him. She went over to Matty’s to sit down and talk, but Eva (Elizabeth Whitson) answered the door! Eva said he wasn’t up for company and Jenna walked away heartbroken.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Awkward? Are Jenna and Matty done for good? Is Tamara wrong for pulling a Catfish prank on Jake? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson