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Awkward recap: Short Circuit Party

Jake tries to make up with a very hurt, very drunk Matty.

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TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Remember that time Jenna and Matty were like, “OMG, THIS IS THE BEST PRANK EVER” when they discovered the hallways were filled with bubbles? Remember how that was more like a themed dance party than an actual prank? Well, they have to clean up after said prank in this week’s episode, proving even further that if we are going to call it a prank, it was more on themselves than anyone else.

Putting the definition of “prank” aside, Jenna is trying to do damage control in the wake of Jake and Matty’s dust-up. She still feels bad about not telling Matty that Jake slept with Gabby, which isn’t completely rational: Like, girl, Matty would still be totally pissed off at Jake even if you told him earlier that day. Stop beating yourself up over it.

In the process of beating herself up over it though, she decides to try to have a little fun and tosses a bucket of water on Jake mid-clean. Matty tells her not to, but Jenna’s all, “Woo, this will definitely squash any tension!” and does it anyway… and the water hits the breaker box, causing the school’s power to go out.

This ends up working in everyone’s favor though, because school is subsequently canceled. Once Val delivers the good news, the entire study body begins fist-bumping and chanting Jenna’s name, and, if we’re going to be honest, it’s a bit creepy. No one actually chants in unison in real life unless they’re at a protest or something. Jenna milks the moment and declares, “Black-out party at the beach, bitches!”

Sadie, though, isn’t joining in on the festivities, because she’s too busy reuniting with her just-returned mother — or, as she likes to call her, Darlene. The reunion isn’t going so well, mostly because Darlene used to make Sadie feel bad about her body and that’s not something you just brush under the rug.

Darlene insists she’s a changed woman now, full of positivity and zen, but Sadie’s not buying it. They go to a diner, where Sadie orders pancakes with bacon and Darlene orders tomatoes with cottage cheese, and then to a car dealership, where Sadie makes it clear that Darlene cannot buy her love. They eventually have a somewhat productive conversation about how Sadie still holds a grudge and how Darlene is trying to be a better mother, and it’s about as sweet as a Sadie interaction can get.

NEXT: Jenna and T hunt for libations.