With Luke and Jenna going strong for three weeks comes the first test of their relationship.
The 2nd, or 3rd, or maybe even 4th, attempt at Jenna 2.0 is upon us! Hopefully with the last editions just being Betas and this being the final product. But, unfortunately, as with past versions, it seems everything about the 2.0 Jenna is all due to a guy and maintained by her having a relationship. Which is unfortunate. But, it does allow you to see how despite how mature she seemed last episode, there is still a bit of old Jenna in there, and while she may side-eye Tamara's catfishing, when at her worse she has been far worse than the state Tamara is in.
Topic 1: Lissa vs. Sadie With Sadie ceding being cheer captain, for now, she has to find other ways to get her frustrations out against Lissa. But not by intentionally making sure she breaks a bone, because that has already been done on accident. For this episode, Sadie tries to get out her frustrations by competing with Lissa through the high school's male beauty pageant. In which Lissa will coach her brother Tyler, with his annoying accent, to beat resident weird kid Kyle, who Sadie has to use to get victory.
To make a very thrown together story short, Lissa wins.
Topic 2: Catfish Tamara & Jake
After them being broken up for at least a month now, Jake has seemingly moved on and Tamara is still holding onto threads. Which makes this Autumn San Diego thing so sad since her desperation to have some type of connection with Jake reminds us of that girl we met in the first season. Though this situation doesn't do Jake any favors for all this situation does is make him look stupid since even upon hearing Tamara's fake, and horrible, Australian accent, he doesn't catch on. But, Tamara does have a plan. With Jake booty text her last week, she has a glimmer of hope and is thinking that she can nip Autumn in the bud and maybe get her Jake back. But whether this is for love or her trying to avoid Lacey- type regrets over what could have been, well that isn't fully clear.
But, being that her multitasking skills fail her, she ends up exposing herself and this leads to Jake reminding her they are broken up. Thus leading to us seeing Tamara continue to fail one episode after another. However, being that this is Tamara, you can expect her to keep it going. Even when anyone else *cough* Jenna *cough* would likely just wallow in misery.
With Jenna getting a taste of dating a college guy comes a renewed sense of superiority and sophistication, something she desperately tries to hold onto. But, with embarrassing parents, Ally, and everyone at school, she has a lot of things to stuff into her closet. But, with Luke being invited by Jenna's parents to come to Mr. PHHS, a production in which she is stage manager, and her dad won 17/18 years ago, Luke seems thrilled with the idea of seeing how his girlfriend lives when they aren't together.
And naturally it couldn't be worse timing. At the door he catches Kevin and Lacey getting frisky, and then comes the big moment: the Mr. PHHS pageant's talent portion. Jake sings a song about Autumn, Kyle pains himself without a shirt, and with huge WWE style muscles, and Matty does stand-up. His first two jokes are fine, but as he sees his mom squirming in the audience, upset at him for not keeping the McKibben name at the standard she wants, he goes off.
Now, it should be noted, he already had a stressful week because there was a college scout at one of his soccer games, but then his mom just laying it into him post-game, and then at the pageant, made him want to put everything out there. He puts it out there he knows he is adopted, and then brings Jenna into the mix talking about how when she got birth control pills his mom called her a whore, and he talks about living with Jenna and the awkwardness of that. Meanwhile, Luke is in the audience and seemingly leaves because the drama is too much.
But, being that Jenna still has to help with Mr. PHHS, she gets Matty off the stage and after his apology, things seemingly are cool. Though thankfully not just between her and Matty. Luke's disappearance in actuality was to get Jenna's favorite drink and some flowers. Then, after reassuring her he wasn't scared away, he even compliments her on being a stage manager in high school, something even his accomplished self didn't do. But, as the two kiss and have a moment, we see Matty off to the side almost like he was waiting for Jenna to maybe talk or something. For while he knows of Jenna dating Luke, it is now in his face and with her kissing Luke, moving on to a possible good guy, unlike Colin, maybe it lets him know that they truly are done and when High School is over it might be bye-bye Jenna.
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