“Faking It” knows how to get people amped up for its finales, and we definitely saw that when it comes to their midseason finale on Tuesday night.
Was there a big moment like we had at the end of season 1? Not necessarily, but that is probably a good thing since the last thing we want to see the show do is tread on old ground. Still, there were many important developments, beginning of course with the reveal that Karma decided that she was going to forgive Amy … sort of. After both of them got arrested along with Karma’s parents by Liam (who was secretly a cop!), they were put into prison, and Amy was forced to talk with her about everything.
The thing is, we were completely not sold on Karma forgiving the two of them, and we would have been happy had the scene in jail been it. Having her still be haunted by the memory of the betrayal in her sleep was a great way to remind us that this is going to be a work in progress. Amy may be closer to having her best friend back, but they are not anywhere close to being together romantically. Amy’s feelings for her were very clear by what happened with her in the “camping trip” with Reagan. Karma’s feelings were a little more … murky. She was thinking about Amy to, even if was brief (but a moment probably very appreciated by the Karmy Army).
As for some other important notes from this episode, Lauren was completely betrayed by what happened with Theo, but she used her accidentally declaring herself as intersex to the school as leverage for her Class President campaign. Meanwhile, Shane may be able to have a boyfriend, after all, after him outing his “trainer” actually led to a confession of love. That’s the only part of the story tonight we had a hard time buying, but they rest was definitely entertaining and a solid way to end this part of the season. There’s progress, but not so much that it feels rushed. Grade: B+.
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