Weekly Reviews: Awkward., Ep 2.08: “Time After Time” displays dramatic capabilities of the show
Awkward., Season 2, Episode 8: “Time After Time”
Written by Erin Ehrlich and Lauren Iungerich
Directed by Lauren Iungerich
Airs Thursdays at 10:30 PM on MTV
Relationship baggage can be a tricky thing to navigate with. No matter how much people try to avoid it, their past experiences with other individuals invariably colours their current romantic entanglements, often in a negative manner. A lack of understanding of how to handle one’s own, and the partner’s, baggage stemming from the life both had prior to the current relationship, has rung the death knell for many couples, and has also been the subject of numerous movies, books, and television shows. Knowing, as we do, what Jenna’s baggage was comprised of in her relationship with Jake, it was only a matter of time until that came up to the surface, and with Sadie throwing a match on this particular set of logs at the end of last week, the show deals with the fallout of those actions this episode, and while ending in a somewhat cliché manner, still delivers a mostly heartfelt half-hour.