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‘Awkward’ Senior Year: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tonight is the season 4 premiere of TV hit Awkward, titled “Awkward Senior Year” and we’ve got all the info on what to expect this season. Have a look at our 5 Fast Facts.


1. Tamara and Jake Are Permanently Done

We’re sorry to say that there’s no hope for Tamara and Jake getting back together. When TV Line spoke with Jillian Rose Reed about Awkward season 4, they asked about her character Tamara’s rocky relationship with Jake. Apparently, their split is permanent, with no more “ups and downs.” Reed stated:

We’re going to keep the same Awkward style, which our new showrunners are really good at – but as for Jake and Tamara, it feels pretty permanent to me. They’ve gone through so much together, and their relationship has already had its ups and downs. So for me, this feels like a permanent end. After getting over the heartbreak, Tamara’s main focus is going to be to try and remain somewhat cordial to [Jake] and hopefully remain friends.

Tamara copes by trying to keep her cool this season, while Jake is rocking a new ‘do. But, as far as having a new guy or a rebound in Tamara’s life, Reed revealed:

Jake really was her first love, so she just has to let herself go through being angry and sad, and hopefully learn about herself through it all. I don’t know anything about the [second half of Season 4], so there might be a replacement down the line.


2. Jenna and Matty Are Hooking Up, But It May Not Be for Long

Matty and Jenna start a “friends with benefits” relationship, but the chemistry is very strong. The two will remain a big focus of the show this season. Showrunner Mike Chessler told TVLine:

It’s very easy to make a grand declaration about who you want to be, but it’s very hard to actually implement that. Jenna and Matty’s emotional tie is incredibly strong, and that will continue to be the center of the show.

But, even though they share a special bond, Jenna also has her eyes on college boy Luke, who represents her next step in life – college. As far as even more issues for Jenna to deal with, one of the showrunners states:

This year, she will discover there are still ramifications from her behavior in Season 3 that she hadn’t really expected.


3. Ming’s Leaving Is Explained on the Premiere Episode

Jillian Rose Reed opens up about Ming not being around saying:

It doesn’t have too much of an effect on the group. As you’ll see in the premiere, we explain her absence, and we do mention her here and there. We miss her. But Jenna and Tamara are stronger than ever, and there’s a new girl that enters the picture.

Collin will not return either.


4. A New Girl Brings Some Drama to the Group

Apparently, a new girl gets introduced on the premiere episode and she befriends the whole group. However, there will be different little issues and conflicts to cause drama within the Awkward group. Showrunner Chris Alberghini talks about the show’s new blood saying:

We’ve got a new female character named Emma who comes in with a huge amount of life experience, unnaturally so for a high school senior. She gets a lot of attention from the guys, who all want to do her, and the girls, who all want to be like her. We also have two gay characters, Theo and Cole, who are going to stir up some shit.


5. Jenna’s Mom Lacey Gets to College First

Apparently, on the new season, Jenna’s mother Lacey signs up for college classes years. When she was younger, she used her college money for breast implants instead of going to school. Instead of focusing on her school work, though, Lacey seems to be more interested in “boys, parties and drinking,” according to Spoilers Guide.


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