Awkward., Season 4, Episode 18: “Girl Rules”
Written by Jenna Lamia
Directed by Uta Briesewitz
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Est on MTV
Following Jenna’s brief dalliance with Owen, the past few episodes have seen her circle back towards Matty, just as the latter engages in a relationship of his own with Gabby. However, not much has been known about the latter, as the show has focused more on how the relationship affects Matty and Jenna. This week’s episode brings Gabby into the fold as Jenna gets to know her better, in a strong outing that revisits some key storylines from earlier in the season.
Jenna’s reaction to Gabby this week, as well as her frustrations with college and her rejection of Matty, are refreshing steps towards maturity for the character. It’s good to see Jenna reconcile herself to the idea that Gabby is not a bad person,