I visited the Awkward set recently to chat with some of the actors about the season so far, with just enough juicy information to tide viewers over until it picks back up again in a few months. Here's what Brett Davern (Jake), Molly Tarlov (Sadie), Jillian Rose Reed (Tamara), Jessica Lu (Ming), Nikki DeLoach (Lacey), Mike Faiola (Kevin), and Desi Lydic (Val) had to say about the first half of Awkward's third season.
Jake and Tamara show what a good relationship should be.
But when Jake and Tamara do hit bumps, they're big bumps.
It's good that Jake is taken, because he's terrible at being single.
Speaking of relationships, Sadie is due for another one.
And single people like Val need sex too.
As for Jenna, the problem isn't that she made the wrong choice. It's Jenna.
Jenna is growing up, and that's not always easy for her dad.
For Jenna, getting older means finding herself and testing boundaries.
And no, Kevin is never going to be totally comfortable with the sex stuff.
For Kevin and Lacey, it's about finding the balance between friend and parent.
The writers continue to explore Lacey's redemption arc.
In fact, the longer season has been a gift to all the supporting characters.
Incidentally, the Asian Mafia story line is far from over.
As for Jenna's other friends, Val deserves some credit for continuing to stick by her favorite student.
Plus, she's getting better at her job. Really!
The extended episode order means a slower burn all around, which can take some getting used to.
Just remember, patience is a virtue.
Because so much is still to come, everyone is afraid of saying too much.
The hiatus will be rough but worthwhile. Try to keep it together.
The cast also teased what's to come in the second half of the season, which will be airing at some point in the fall. I'll share those interviews closer to the premiere. So stay tuned for more tidbits — and some hints about the dark turn Season 3 is about to take.