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Awkward Season Finale Review: Who Wrote the Letter?

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Has anyone seen my jaw around here? I’m more than positive I dropped it on the floor around here somewhere...

Things came to a definite head with “I am Jenna Hamilton” and "Fateful" and we need to start with that final bombshell: Lacey wrote the letter.

Help for Jenna

Why would she do something like that to Jenna? The reasons why aren’t abundant and I can only think of a few: she wanted Jenna to enjoy and experience high school or maybe this was an attempt (albeit poor attempt) to bond with her daughter.

Whatever Lacey’s reasons were for writing the letter, it wouldn’t feel genuine if those feelings were still there, especially after the beautiful moment she shared with Jenna getting ready for the formal.

Jenna, you are the best part of me, because you’re not me. You’re better. That line from Lacey gets me every single time and it’s why I believe Lacey wrote the letter from a place of love, however screwed up that place of may be.

Moving on to Jenna and her love triangle, a side was finally chosen: Jake. I honestly thought Matty had the whole thing locked up, but I’m not disappointed that Jenna chose Jake mainly because both are great guys.

That said, there was some definite awkwardness going on between Jake and Jenna after she chose him, something forced. Maybe it was because Jenna was still reeling from leaving Matty heartbroken at the formal. This triangle is far from over. Mark my words.

Speaking of Matty, credit must be given to Beau Mirchoff for giving Matty so much depth and vulnerability. I don’t think I’ve witnessed so many tears from a leading man in a comedy series. We could truly watch Matty’s heart breaking all while finding out why he was tiptoeing around Jenna with a formal invite; he didn’t want to hurt Jake.

It just goes to show how much of a respectable and moral man Matty is to put his relationship on the line with Jenna, the girl he loves, to make sure his friend's feelings weren't damaged.

Awkward has quickly rocketed to the top of my favorite shows of all-time list and for good reasons: Jenna is relatable, high school is universal, the comedy is funny no matter how old you are, and there’s a surprising amount of heart.

While we’re looking for my jaw maybe we, can find out when season two premieres?

Other thoughts:

  • It was about time Sadie got what’s been coming to her and kudos to Val for sticking her ground.
  • “Make sure you wrap up the sausage.” If there were ever a phrase for abstinence, this would be it.
  • I’m sorry I ever doubted the wise readers who believed Lacey wrote the letter.

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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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there will be awkward for a season 2? and if so where can I look now???

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There is no date set but they did say it is on early 2012 so probs around february march and if u go on the mtv sit they have a sneek peek and matty does show up at jennas house what happeneds is unlnown but my friends dad is in the lighting team and he said jake shows up to and there is some sourght of a fight!!! :O

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I think she should be with Jake, he treats her so much better than Matty. I can't wait for season 2! Does anyone know when it premiers?

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dose anyone knows when the second season starts?????????? i keep trynna find it but cnt please let me know?! nd i dnt think her mom did it nd if she did i belive the whole experence changed there whole relationship and there even closer then what they were nd i also belive that letter was the best thing that coulda happen to jenna just look at what it did to her lolz its a weird twist but true

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i cant imaganine that lacey wrote it! anyways i love awkward so much and i think matty deserves jenna much better than jake does, hope they two will come together they're really cute though

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But those anybody knows when?

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Yes! is gonna be another season

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IS THERE GOING TO BE ANOTHER SEASON!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Are there some one who knows when season 2 comes?

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I think Jenna's grandma wrote the letter- we got to find out what a bitch she was to her mom while they were trying on the dress. It was totally her.

Awkward Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Jenna: What are you gonna do?
Tamara: Tell him to go f*** himself.

Jake: What color's your dress?
Jenna: Not peach.

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