Awkward. 2×09 ‘Homewrecker Hamilton’ review: Tall, dark and handsome vs. the one-punch chump

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Like I said last week, Jake has never really been very ballsy, so it was good to see him up his game in this episode, because of and despite the fact that I’m all about Team Matty. I laughed out loud when he slut-carred Jenna, even though Once Upon a Time did it just last season. I think he shot himself in the foot with his actions this week and though Jenna is wise to his flawed logic (She must have been watching re-runs of Friends: “We were on a break!”), she seems to be blind to his douchebaggery. He totally deserved to get knocked out by Matty, with whom Jenna should have run off into the sunset and away from Jake’s lily white behind after he went down like a sack of potatoes.

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It was also really cool that Jenna made her blog public, though I don’t see how Jake will change his mind by next week’s episode when he claims to be so embarrassed by what she had to say about their relationship. He’s a flip-flopper, which is another reason why Jenna should choose Matty, who took forever to get over her and left a half-naked Courtney in his bed to come to her aid. However, I think this means that we’ll never find out who the anonymous commenter is, so that sucks.

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I’m also really glad to see the return of Becca and the Asian Mafia story line, though I don’t understand why Ming was MIA in the last few episodes. She and Tamara would have made a hilarious wedding assistant duo. I’m interested to see what other tricks Becca has up her sleeve as well as the fate of Ming and Fred, though I doubt we’ll find out right away. That’s just how the writers roll with these B-list characters. They sure do like to repeat themselves though, first with the line “He knows everything,” then Jenna volunteering at the pep rally, becoming the talk of the entire school, and turning into the victim of yet another accident misinterpreted as a suicide attempt. It wasn’t that funny the second time around. And what kind of school lets sophomores run so many pep rallies?

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Coming back to the B-list story lines, things look rocky for Kevin and Lacey, for which I still completely blame Lacey. She should have called Kevin immediately after ditching Ben, which is why I think Kevin is completely in the right to try to move on after seeing his wife with another man. I think Lacey is entirely wrong in this episode. She’s the one that needs Kevin, and though I want to see them get back together for Jenna’s sake, Kevin would be better off without her. She’s incredibly ignorant (who else would assume that Kevin bought a pre-vandalized car for Jenna?) and superficial (she’s more concerned with how cheap the car is, not to mention that she wrote the letter trying to “fix” Jenna to improve her own image).

What do you think will happen between Jenna’s parents and love triangle?

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About the author: Rae Bradshaw
Rae Bradshaw
My husband got sick of seeing all my tweets about TV end up on Facebook, so I decided to start a blog. Then I decided I didn't have enough on my plate and I went looking for sites to publish my reviews. No White Noise seemed like the perfect home for me, especially because I literally hate silence. That means the TV is almost always on at my house, whether I’m sitting around watching it or actually doing something productive. This season I'll be covering Glee here at NWN. My favorite shows of all time(or my lifetime) are Arrested Development, Lost, and Friday Night Lights, to name a few. I also dabble in writing screenplays and the occasional teleplay. Check out my other reviews at Watch It, Rae!

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