Ohhh you guys … I was SO prepared to feel ALL the feelings over this episode tonight, and I’m obviously excited that Jenna FINALLY admitted that she never fell out of love with Matty, because DUH (and also, neither did I … as you all know). It wasn’t a perfect episode and it actually had a lot more exposition than I was expecting, but I enjoyed it and might have also been a little confused by it. Let’s talk.
I think part of my slightly less than 100% enthusiasm level (and really only slightly, I did like the episode a lot) was that I wanted like … ALL of it devoted to this. I was okay with the adult stuff, and even Val and Sadie teaming up on Ally for a little comic relief, but I could’ve done without Tamara and Baby Ricky Schwartz And His Gross Ponytail™ (hopefully that’s what Kyle names his next band). And also Tamara and actual Ricky Schwartz … he came out of NOWHERE. What was that about? Because he thinks she’s getting over him?
I mean, on the one hand, Ricky Schwartz is so gross and sucks so much, but on the other hand, I REALLY miss Tamara’s crazy.
My confusion came in with the Lacey/DILF/Ben love triangle. First of all, I’m enjoying this storyline, and I want to know WTF is going on (and HAS been going on) with Jenna’s parents. Even though I love DILF, Ally telling him off might have been the first time I’ve actually liked her, because it was like she was genuinely being a best friend. And man, this week it was DILF who broke my heart when he saw Lacey and Ben dancing. What confused me though, is who is supposed to be who here, in terms of Jenna, Matty, and Jake. WHO IS THE MATTY? And what does it all mean? I feel like one of the triangles should be giving me a clue about the other one, but there are still a lot of blanks with the adult triangle. Obviously, Lacey still loves DILF. SO WHICH ONE IS DILF?
Anyway. Matty is SO not that into Courtney, because he was playing video games with her and totally couldn’t have sex with her because he was thinking about Jenna and Jake breaking up. I liked how he tried to meet up with Jake first, but when Jake refused, Matty went for Jenna. And really, I DO think he was just there to be her friend. It just … didn’t work out that way. Bad timing. And man, the SECOND I saw Jenna open that curtain, I KNEW Jake was going to see it. Man. Next episode looks ROUGH.
I think I need a little time to work my way through it all (and no shit, I’ve already watched it like three times), but I could also use your help. Comments, friends! What should I think? What do I feel? What do I want to happen? God, it’s like being a teenager all over again. But for real. Comments. Go.