Team Matty for the win!!! While I thought the reveal was completely anticlimactic, I am extremely excited that Jenna has not only made her choice, but has made the right one, or so we thought. To all my Team Jake readers, I’m sorry, but there’s no way they would have ended up together. If she had chosen Jake, she would always end up wondering what would have happened with Matty anyways. Besides, it doesn’t look like Jake is too torn up about it, which is really incongruent with his actions in previous episodes.
Let’s take a look. First he was so happy to be Jenna’s boyfriend (legit), then he dumped her after finding out about her Matty-stained past (legit). Then he saw Jenna and Matty kissing and slut-carred Jenna (still legit, though douchey). Then he wanted Jenna back, and now that she’s chosen Matty he goes panty hopping for a few days before settling down with Tamara? What is going through this child’s head? Though I so predicted him getting with Tamara four episodes ago, he’s even more fickle than Jenna.
While Lacey’s advice for Jenna about Europe was surprisingly helpful, or would have been, I understand why Jenna wouldn’t want to go without her boyfriend or best friend, even though she probably would have bonded with some new people on the trip. I think she made the right decision letting Tamara take her place, though now she regrets her decision to stay home with Matty after what her mom said about all she missed out when she was dating Ben. Honestly though, if she really wanted to dance, she could just grab Tamara and Ming and come back to Matty later.
The biggest question I’m left asking after the finale is, what’s left for next season? It looks like Ming will jump into some big drama with Becca so she can get Fred Wu back, and Jenna will have to deal with watching Tamara and Jake if they last the summer. Lacey and Kevin are back together too, and Clark is the mystery commenter (called that too!). I don’t really understand why Sadie and Lissa were at Tamara’s party, other than trying to figure out if Ricky was cheating with Tamara, which nobody mentions. However, they needed to force Sadie and Tamara together so that they could both witness Ricky and Clark hook up, which I don’t fully believe since we don’t even see his face. If Tamara hadn’t gotten together with Jake, I would say that everyone could finally be friends, but Lissa doesn’t seem to be over Jake and that’ll divide the two groups. So tell me, what could the show possibly have left to address next season?