Junior prom is vastly approaching on “Faking It,” but the more in which we watch Amy and Karma operate, the more that we are starting to see that they are trying to cover up their own feelings and issues with alternatives.
For Amy, her concern is pretty clear: She still has feelings for Karma, and really does not know what to do with them. Therefore, she decides that the right course of action is going to be trying to find a way to not go with her to prom. That’s why she decides to make a move with Felix, who seems to have actual feelings for him. He’s in a pretty cruddy situation as a result, but she did not exactly tell him that having hope was a bad thing here. Therefore, consider her at least reasonably guilty of egging him on.
For Karma, she and Shane are now stuck in the middle of a love triangle with Wade, the bisexual guy who was a classmate of Karma’s and the same guy Shane met at the PFLAG event. They’re all going to prom together, which should be tremendously messy.
We do think that this episode left a little bit of something to be desired with the humor department, and we do also think more could have been done with whether or not Karma was so interested in going to prom with Amy out of a unconscious hope that her feelings would come back. Maybe that’s just our read on it.
Let’s spend a moment now talking about what may be our biggest surprise at the moment with this show: We suddenly really like Liam! Maybe it is because the show has distanced him somewhat from the Karma relationship, but the stuff with him and Shane’s sister was pretty fun, and it was nice to get a least a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that most of these characters for some reason all have experience dating people who are much older than them. Also, him wanting to bring a pirate skeleton to prom was our favorite part of the entire half-hour.
In the end, this was a solid episode that prepared us for prom, but did not really do much to revolutionize the show as we know it. Grade: B-.
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