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‘Awkward’ Showrunners Tease ‘Bittersweet’ Finale — Watch A Sneak Peek

Mon, November 9, 2015 4:03pm EDT by Avery Thompson 4 Comments

‘Awkward’ graduation day is here! The season 5A finale airs tonight, Nov. 9, and spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the showrunners about what’s in store for Jenna, Matty and more! Plus, watch a preview of the finale!

Will Matty and Jenna make it? Is there any hope for Jakara? Awkward fans have a lot of questions before the Nov. 9 finale, and talked EXCLUSIVELY with showrunners Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini to find out those answers. Grab your tissues now, the finale is going to be “bittersweet” and will feature lots of surprises!

“Graduation is very intense and heightened and there are a lot of surprsies,” Mike tells “Emotions come pouring out at grad night… It’s very bittersweet.”

It’s the last day these kids will be together as high school classmates before starting their new lives. The idea of the future definitely hits our characters right smack in the face, especially Jenna and Matty, who just rekindled their romance. Mike tells us how Matty and Jenna are feeling about graduation and their relationship going forward.

“They want to enjoy that they are finally together, but they’re also at this threshold moment of they’re graduating and going in different places. But I think it’s something is very real that most people that leave high school with a boyfriend or girlfriend and they’re trying to discuss what they are going to do now. I think that’s something Matty and Jenna have to grapple with.”

In the clip below, Jenna and Matty have been spending all of their time together since reuniting, but Matty wants to slow things down and talk. J-Town wants to savor every minute with him and not waste time with talking. You’re going to have to talk sometime, Jenna!

The other couple fans have been secretly holding out hope for is Jake and Tamara — could we see these two finally come together again as a couple after all this time?

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“I think Tamara and Jake have a very strong bond. I think that we see in the final episode of 5A that there is still a connection there. Whether they choose to act on that, I would probably rather not give away,” Chris reveals to us.

HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on the finale? Do you think Matty and Jenny will stay together? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson