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.

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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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Dear Jenna hi hello how are you this moring iam looking for you
on line i ever meet you be for what is your Email mail addressa i
i would like to stay in touch with you on who is Jake send me a letter
from you Jenna we can be real good freinds


I cant believe that jenna's mom wrote the letter that is messed up!!!!! :(


...I think Matt has a lot of growing up to do. But I think that he's sweet, family oriented and sentimental underneath it all. The fortune cookie that he gave her (or wanted to give her) said a lot for a guy like that. Blah still drunk and don't know why I'm watching a show about people 10 years younger than me. I'm awkward.


I think Tamara wrote the letter. She has access to her Mom's stationary and shit. She's been an insecure weirdo before...I'm drunk I don't know.


AHHHHHHHHHH I can't decide! Team Jake or Team Matty? Both of them are pretty AMAZING. Speaking of the letter, I wonder if Jenna's dad will ever find out and what will happen there??


i think aly wrote the note or maybe ming if it had a weird twist but either way matty is so much better for her. he is just blinded by the struggle of fitting in. now that he realized he has to fight to get her back i think he will but jake is really sweet too. #teammatty. also im glad Lissa stuck up to sadie shes such a b and needs to go away and find someone elses day to ruin than jenna


TEAM JAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hate matty he i such a punk
and jake won't hide seacrets from her.


I think Matty is too much of a coward. Jake treats her better. Team Jake. Buts alas, everyone like a reformed playboy so she'll probably end up with Matty


team matty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lacey wrote the letta fo sho.

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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.