Hearing that Awkward had its official Fall return date for the start of the second half of the MTV dramedy's third season seemed like good news at first. And then I remembered how things left off at the mid-season finale, and where things were headed in the trailer we saw for the upcoming episodes, and I'm suddenly not so sure how eager I want to be to see Jenna and Matty's relationship continue to collapse, which seems to be where things are headed. #TeamMatty! Of course, I'll suck it up when it comes time to watch. It's a train wreck I won't be able to look away from. And MTV announced today that that time will be Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Before we move on, in case your memory's rusty, here's that previously-released Fall preview of Awkward Season 3.5:
Yeah, that's right. Jenna kissed Collin in his car. Did Matty see? Did he not see? I'm thinking he didn't see it. But that doesn't meant Jenna won't get caught sooner or later. The trailer indicates that things are going south fast for Jenna and Matty. Boo. It looks like Jenna's enjoying her steamy secret relationship with Collin, despite the fact that it's going to wreck her relationship with Matty. Or maybe that relationship was doomed to fail the moment Matty went all-in. Maybe Jenna's just unwilling to let herself be happy. Who knows? We have two months (to the day!) to speculate while we wait for the third season to return.
"Awkward" captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years and takes an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of Jenna Hamilton. In the first two seasons of “Awkward,” Jenna Hamilton tackled the age old questions all teenagers face: “who am I” and “who do I want be with?” Now, in her junior year at Palos Hills High, Jenna is finally confronting the daunting question: “who do I want to be?”
There are ten episodes in the second half of Season 3. And MTV already confirmed that Season 4 is a go, though previous showrunner Lauren Iungerich is out and Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler are on board to take over.
If you need to get caught up on the series, MTV has full episodes on their website. And the first two seasons are available streaming on Amazon for free for Prime subscribers.