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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Team jake!!!!!!!!!!
I also believe that lacey did it


i think that jenna should be with jake and not that douchebag matty. he wont go public with her and then he realizes that its to late JAKE IS THE RIGHT GUY FOR ANYONE EXCEPT ALI OR EVEN SADIE BUT THE BEST GUY FOR JENNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i think that she chose the right guy and i think that her mother wrote the letter


Cud It Have Been Jenna's Moms Friend? That Crazy One Who Always Called Jenna 'Lil Bitch'?


I think ALY wrote the letter. She has so much guts to do so.


When did they say Lacey wrote the letter, but that's pretty low especially when your a mother
I don't think she wrote it.


It's cool, i like jake more on how he cares for jenna, and matty for being romantic with jenna. I don't think it's jenna's mom. Maybe it's her dad. You can't judged someone by it's cover. Yes, Lacy did jealous of jenna having a beautiful teen years when she can't and pregnant, and kinda blame her for everything. She still cares for her by lending her grandma's dress and let her party and i bet she hope jenna would continue to lead on her teen years like her mom always hope for when she was young.


Jenna's mum didn wrote the letter ;-).
It was T.
Tsk ... - Team Jake


I think season two, Matty is going to tell Jake all about Jenna. It is going to be dramatic and Jake is going to be heart broken. Hopefully Matty will finally fight for Jenna because I love him and her


I just watched all of them, I really feel sorry for Matty. He's everything a girl could eveerrrrr want!. Jake's still nice but I think Matty is a lot better. #TeamMatty

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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.