The drama is heating up on ‘Awkward’ and senior year at Palos Hills is anything but boring.
The April 22 episode of Awkward dropped many, many bombshells. As the Palos Hills teens continued their senior year, one character discovered a heartbreaking secret and a fan-favorite couple split!
‘Awkward’ Recap: Chip Off The Old Block
Jake (Brett Davern) continued his personality makeover with a new music video starring Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) and Jenna (Ashley Rickards)! Jenna let it slip that she slept with Matty (Beau Mirchoff) to Tamara. Jenna admitted the morning after was a little awkward. All Jenna said before she left was “Peace!” Tamara asked if they DTRed, but Jenna said they were totally passed defining anything.
As usual, Jenna upped the awkward factor. She managed to fall and chip her tooth and get a bloody nose! Fortunately, Matty came to her rescue and cleaned her up. However, as he was searching for the First Aid kit, Matty discovered something that took him completely by surprise.
Jenna walked around school with a chipped tooth and it wasn’t pretty. Jenna didn’t want to think about Matty, but Tamara kept bringing him up. Tamara’s over-thinking was causing Jenna to whack out and over-analyze her relationship with Matty.
‘Awkward’ Recap: Breaking Up & Making Up
Sadie (Molly Tarlov) still wasn’t over Lissa (Greer Grammer) being cheer captain. They got into such a big fight that they claimed to not be friends anymore! But their separation didn’t last long. After seeing one another with new friends, they buried the hatchet. Sadie finally came clean about being broke and working on a food truck. As always, Sadie had an ulterior motive. She still wanted Lissa to give up cheer captain.
Tamara and Jake weren’t doing so hot in the relationship department. Tamara continued to try and control every aspect of Jake’s life. During what seemed like a semi-casual conversation, Jake broke up with Tamara! Tamara did not understand this turn of events whatsoever. Jake was so over Tamara’s controlling nature and realized they were going in different directions. When Jake made it clear he wanted to be single, Tamara stormed off.
‘Awkward’ Recap: It’s Not All About You
To make matters worse, when Jenna went in to get her tooth fixed, Lacey (Nikki Deloach) had her wisdom teeth taken out too! This meant Jenna was voiceless for 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Matty seemed really down from whatever he found in his garage. He didn’t flinch one bit when Valerie (Desi Lydic) mentioned a soccer scholarship to college. Matty said he wanted to go to a place “as far from here as possible.” (Don’t go, Matty!)
Jenna texted Matty to talk about their relationship and all he responded was “K.” She asked for Eva’s (Elizabeth Whitson) opinion, and it was clear to her that Matty’s response was an insult. Jenna went up to Matty on the soccer field and wanted to talk, but he blew her off.
When Jenna could finally really talk, she was ready to face Matty. She told Lacey about sleeping with Matty and Matty ignoring her ever since. Lacey said that high school boys were moody and to give Matty time.
However, Jenna didn’t waste any time in confronting Matty. She demanded to know why he was avoiding her. She was not going to be his shameful secret again. Jenna kept claiming that it was all about her, but she was so, so wrong. Matty’s mood wasn’t stemming from Jenna, but from the fact that he discovered he was adopted!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Awkward? Were you surprised at Matty’s secret? Are you glad Jake and Tamara broke up? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson