An unpopular 15 year old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.
It's Halloween and Jenna feels that she is not good enough for Matty after a "Hot/Not" list is published at school. The gang attends a party hosted by Angelique, Collin's girlfriend. Tamara accidentally becomes attached a stranger while Jake unknowingly gets high. Jenna finds that she is comfortable in Collin's crowd while Matty feels out of place. Sadie meets Austin, a potential love interest.
During the homecoming pinnings, Jenna feels bad for the single girls who don't have dates to the dance, so she decides to take a stand, focusing on a social outsider named Christy, who was a childhood friend of hers. Jake teaches Matty how to dance. Meanwhile, Ming turns to Sadie for help in playing mind games on Becca.
Jenna is upset when Matty asks Bailey to prom. She finds solace in a self-discovery novel that was written by none other than Mr. Hart. In a moment of selflessness, Jenna gets Bailey and Matty to go to prom together, despite her still longing for Matty. Meanwhile, Jake insists on picking out his own tux and Ming struggled to tell Fred that she is not ready for sex. Sadie finds herself falling in love with Austin. Jenna finishes her final creative assignment and attends prom alone.
Jenna's parents finds out that she and Matty are sexually active and insist on telling Matty's parents. The McKibbens come over for dinner and the two families argue over their parenting styles. Meanwhile, Tamara and Jake are contemplating sex for the first time.
Valerie recruits students to be in her After School Special video, which is based on Jenna's life. The gang hopes to convince Jenna to rethink her life. Jenna attempts to ditch the project and argues with her friends during filming. Val catches Jenna lighting a joint at school and suspends her. Jenna rebuffs Val's attempts to reach out to her and harshly mocks her.
Tamara co-hosts the big Black Friday party, pushing Jake to the edge with her bossiness. Ming becomes the new head of Asian mafia. Meanwhile Jenna gets invited to a party from Collin but Matty doesn't want to attend. Jenna goes alone and Collin admits his feelings for Jenna. The two kiss and Jenna returns to Matty.
Jenna and the others start their junior year, and she feels isolated from her friends after their summer vacation in Europe. Everyone suspects Sadie is pregnant, but reveals to Lissa that she and her family are now broke. However, Jenna herself goes through a pregnancy scare, but is relieved to find out she is not pregnant, and her mother convinces her not to tell Matty about the whole ordeal. Ricky Schwartz dies.
Matty has become distant since finding out about the pregnancy scare. Ming tries to hide from the Asian Mafia. Sadie feels lonely and calls up Matty for support. Matty tells Jenna that they need to talk, which prompts her to get Tamara to arrange a group date to avoid having alone time with Matty. Matty become jealous of Jenna and Jake's easygoing friendship.
Let's take a look at how Matty has changed over the years! 'Awkward.' returns Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c!
Tamara has totally transformed. 'Awkward.' returns Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c!
Some things don't change. Take a look at Sadie over the years and catch the fall premiere on Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c!
Take a look at Jenna's transformation over the years. 'Awkward.' returns Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c!
Senior Jake has definitely changed. 'Awkward.' returns Tuesday, September 23 at 10/9c!
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