Most Romantic Moment #13
So I mentioned a while back that I was a fan of this show (at least the first season. I don’t like the changes they made later on. I’m J² all the way, the J train is what it is all about.)
So brief recap on Awkward. The show is about nerd-girl Jenna Hamilton, who hopes this year will be different. Jenna has had a huge crush on her longtime neighbor Matty McKibbon (I don’t see the appeal).
She is surprised when at summer camp he wants to have sex with her. She thinks that maybe this could work out, that they could be a couple; but afterwards Matty ignores her.
She gets home and gets this horrible letter stating everything wrong with her. She is reading it in the bathroom when she accidentally slips and falls. The big problem, her blow dryer fell in the tub, she spilled all her razors and aspirins, etc.
Everyone thinks she was trying to commit suicide, even though she keeps telling them she wasn’t. Now she has to go to counseling sessions all the time.
Not only that, but she constantly picked on by the most popular girl in school, Sadie, who is jealous of how pretty Jenna is. To further the drama of the year she has Matty who only uses her for sex:
Never wanting to be publicly be seen with her, never acknowledges her, and puts her down in front of everyone.
Then you have Jake. The two start of as friends, then Jake realizes he has feelings for her.
He breaks up with his girlfriend and tries to date her, never pressuring her for anything, not caring who knows he likes her, etc.
So Jenna finds herself trying to figure out what path to take next.
Most Romantic Moment: We Don’t Need to Have Sex, We Can Wait
So the moment I have chosen comes in the final episode in the season. Jenna has yelled at Matty for being a total tool.
Jake asked her and she agreed to go; them bringing along her friend Tamara and Ming. They go to prom and have a great time The two being silly, Jake holding her hand in public, and the two kissing.
Now the most romantic moment comes after prom. Jenna and Jake have gone back to Jenna’s house and she invites him in. Jake agrees, but let’s Jenna know that nothing has to happen. They can wait.
Not only is it incredibly sweet that Jake is willing to wait, making their relationship much more than just sex, but the fact that Jake is willing to wait; proving to Jenna that he isn’t another Matty or just going to “use and lose her”. And to top it off, she finally has a real relationship with a guy who isn’t afraid to be seen with her, who likes everything about her, and cares about her feelings.
What an incredibly sweet guy. J-Train all the way!
To start Romance is in the Air:Part IV from the beginning, go to I Can’t Pretend, I Have to Be: Casual Sex? (1988)
For the previous post, go to You Were Right, Let’s Get Married: Psycho (1960)
For more on Awkward, go to A Whole Lot of Fanfare
For more Relationship Rules, go to Just Like the Beginning