Awkward Season 3 Review “The Bad Seed”


Jenna continues on her downward spiral on this week’s Awkward, and she’s finally shed all of her ties to friends and family. The only person she has left is Colin, which is pretty dangerous for someone having a rebellious phase, and even Lacey has lost trust in her daughter. Can things get much worse for our heroine? Of course they can, but we’ll have to wait and see how she fares on her own.

I can’t quite decide whether Colin is actively leading Jenna astray or whether he’s just a symptom of her madness? Maybe he’s just an innocent bystander, and that’s why the blame for Jenna’s actions lies with Jenna alone. The only mention of Colin being the problem comes from Jenna’s dad, who was conveniently back on the scene this week with some harsh words to dole out. He seems to be the only one willing to give his daughter the truth, but I just wish we saw him when nice things were happening too.

The other storyline this week belonged to Sadie, who was being passed around like a hot potato. Her mother had left her with Ally while she went to a spa and, after a month away with her new boyfriend, has come back to collect her. The decision that she’d instead stay with Ally is an exciting one for viewers after the dynamic between her, Sadie, Jenna and Lacey last season, and I’m looking forward to Jenna and Sadie having to interact even more. With Jenna now essentially the villain of the show, it should be fun.

My favourite moment of the episode came from Matty who, after being told off by Jenna for being nice when no one else wanted to, set her straight on who was actually slumming it with who in their relationship. This moment was definitely needed, and Jenna needs to remember whose fault the destruction of their relationship was. Getting jealous over Matty moving on with a new girl isn’t really on when she essentially dumped him to be with Colin, and his gesture of kindness made sure that the audience stayed on his side.

What did you think of the episode? For how long will Jenna be on the outs with her friends and family? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.