Jenna may have opted out of taking a drama class, but that’s OK — she’s basically living one!
The April 16 season premiere of Awkward brought about a new school year for Jenna (Ashley Rickards), and with it, and whole new set of challenges. Not only does she suddenly have to stomach Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) and Jake (Brett Davern) being all up in each other’s biz, but she’s also discovering that growing up might mean growing apart — from Matty (Beau Mirchoff)!
R.I.P., Jenna & Matty?
That’s right, “Team Matty” members; you guys are officially in trouble. (Please note: I did not include myself in that. I’ve always been “Team Jake,” and now that he’s got a sexy new ‘do, I support him more strongly than ever.)
OK, back to the Jenna-Matty drama: Our little pasty princess thought she was pregnant on the first half of the premiere, and was very relieved to learn that she wasn’t. Unfortunately, she kind of forgot to clue Matty in on any of the developments above, and he got super-pissed when he found out she’d kept the scare from him.
Is this the end of Matty and Jenna?! I’d be kind of OK with that, to be honest. I don’t care who he’s with, as long as we get more shirtless-under-the-bleacher scenes out of him.
R.I.P., Ricky Schwartz
Yeah, there’s really no way to sugarcoat this one. Everyone’s least-favorite bisexual douche-face died (off screen) from a peanut allergy, and while it was pretty firmly stated that no one will miss him, his death did affect some of the characters in profound-ish ways.
For starters, Tamara got pissed at Jake for disrespecting the dead — she also blames herself for casting a death spell on him — so she declared that she and Jake are “over.”
I’m not convinced their little split will stick, but if it does, maybe she and Jenna can both move on and fight over new-guy Colin (Nolan Funk). He’s very pleasing to the eyes, and he also seems good at school. I like him.
R.I.P., Sadie’s Dollars
While the promo for season three led us to believe Sadie (Molly Tarlov) might be pregnant, the truth is… she’s not with child. In fact, she’s also not with money! Sadie’s parents apparently lost it all, which means she’s finally a mere mortal.
Fortunately, her lack of finances has only made her an even bigger bitch, so we’ll have plenty of Sadie zingers to look forward to all season long.
HollywoodLifers, let’s talk: Do you think this is really the end of the road for Jenna and Matty? Should she rebound with new-guy Colin? Drop me a comment with your insta-review of the season premiere!
— Andy Swift