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Friday, June 29, 2012

Awkward."Resolutions": AKA: It's Gonna Be A Happy New Year....

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As I excitedly announced yesterday, last night marked the return of MTv's hit series Awkward.

 SPOILERS ABOUND: So proceed with caution!

We pick up about a week or so after the season finale. It's Christmas time, and Jenna gives us a lovely little voice over recap, in the stye of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, to get us up to speed on what's been going on. She has yet to confront her mother, or tell anyone what she discovered. Lacey seems to have finally accepted her daughter for who she is and is somewhat adorably clueless to the sudden additional strain on their relationship.

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Jenna's relationship with the adorable Jake Rosati is progressing nicely. Not going to lie, as a big Team Jake supporter, the scenes in the montage, especially the cookie scene, made me giggly. Has anyone else noticed that Jake seems to be way more physical with Jenna then he ever was Lissa? I will to write it off as the effects of a shiny new relationship, because Jake is the type of guy who's probably been a "boyfriend" since the fourth grade, and it was most likely Lissa the whole time. Still, while he was willing to wait with Lissa, be it either because he respected her beliefs of had fallen "out of love" with her  at that point, he seems more that ready not to mention eager to take his physical relationship with Jenna forward and fast. I'm not saying it is unbelievable, just felt it was interesting note that change in him.

I also find it adorable that he goes to Tamara and Ming to ask why Jenna hadn't made their relationship online official.  He really likes her and I think perhaps for the first time is feeling insecure about it. After all it was clear that Lissa's feelings were stronger for Jake than his for hers, so he never really had to question where he stood. With Jenna, he finds himself in almost the exact opposite situation. His insecurity was not helped by the skiddish way she was acting at Matty's New Year's party, or by her admission, when he discovered her father's Christmas gift of a large box of condoms,  that not only is she is not a virgin, but was in love with the guy she did sleep with. Talk about dropping an emotional insecurity bombshell.

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Speaking of Matty, as much as he was beginning to win over my sympathetic side at the end of season one, he has completely lost it in the very first episode of season 2. First off is the complete disregard he has for his "best friend" after a few drinks. Telling Jenna he wants to start over with her, and he should meet him in the garage for a midnight hook up. "...And Don't worry about Jake, He'll understand, once he knows...". When Jenna questions Matty on "knows what?" Matty simply states, "That I was with you first".  Whoa, whoa, whoa, not only do I have issues with his implied "possession" of her and the fact that know she was with him would cause Jake to no longer want to be with her, but also that he is completely writing Jake off as any sort of competition. I'm sorry but when you're too ashamed to tell you supposed best friend you are "with" a girl, let us not forget he had AMPLE time to tell Jake,  between camp and when Jake started to have feelings for her but refused to do so, maybe you don't deserve to be with her.

Later on, when Jenna makes her choice, which shocker isn't him, because really everything, other than maybe her fuzzy brain causing feelings all signs logically point to the fact that Jake is the better guy for her, he spends midnight and after wallowing in the garage, where Sadie finds him. More on her in a moment by the way. He then tries confiding in her and garnering sympathy from her stating how "now I've be relegated to second string." Really, someone needs to tell Matty that relationships aren't a competition or a game that is to be won.

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As for Sadie, I couldn't help but feel bad for her in this episode. Lissa has, at least for the time being, grown a back bone and stood up to her, leaving her more alone than before. She finally admits her long standing crush to Matty, who in a spectacular douche-bag move (though I'll allow a little leeway in the fact that he was drunk) and made advances on her, which she happily accepted, and then passes out halfway through. Not a shining moment for any girl, but for a girl with as much insecurity issues as Sadie, that is HORRIFYING. She finally "gets" her dream guy and he isn't even aroused enough to stay conscious. Ouch.

In other news we got to once again see "drunk Lissa" who is always entertaining, her meowing for a nonexistent cat ans her need for Jenna's forgiveness, including her badgering Jenna to slap her so they could be "Old Testament even" you know a cheek for a cheek and all that, was positively brilliant. Ricky Schwartz and Tamara are still having their "issues" and I am happy to say once again we were treated to  little Curt, the adorable sophomore winter "princess" from the dance. Which lead me to wonder if we are ever going to get to see Kyle again. You know Jenna's stalker? The guy who made the "Jenna Lives" tshirts, who was the reason Jenna got detention in the first place that ultimately lead to the misunderstanding between Jake and Jenna that lead him to Kiss her and thereby ultimately realize he has feelings for her? Bet you never realized what an important role he played in this world did you?

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The episode ends, much like the first episode began. Once again Lacey is seated at the counter happily chatting away on the phone, only this time it is Jenna who hands her a letter stating "This came for you". Lacy opens the letter only to find a page of the "Carefrontation" stationary bearing the words, "THIS IS WHO YOU ARE", echoing the sentiments she had written on a card for Jenna for Christmas.

Next week's preview reveals that there has been a security came above "The sanctuary" aka: under the bleachers all along, and the footage has been stolen. This leaves our poor Jenna reeling , since she and Matty had definitely hooked up under there. It looks like she might be forced to tell Jake about her and Matty sooner rather than later, so she can make sure it comes from her and not from him seeing their unintentional sex tape.

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