MTV's hit high school dramedy "Awkward" returns for its fifth and final season Monday and we could not be more excited to catch up with Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed), Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff), Sadie Saxton (Molly Tarlov) and the rest of the Palos Hills High gang. The upcoming season follows the cast as they take on the last half of their senior year and prepare to head off to college. It will feature some major milestones for the cast and, of course, some serious "OMG" moments. But before we jump into Season 5, let's take a look back at how Season 4 left off.
According to Entertainment Weekly, at the previous season's close, Jenna and the rest of the PHS senior class headed to Rosarita, Mexico, for a spring break trip. Naturally with this bunch there was no shortage of drama during what should have been a fun-filled vacation.
Matty, who learned earlier in Season 4 that he was adopted, set out to visit his biological father once more. During part one of the two-part episode, he invited ex-girlfriend Jenna to tag along, but those plans were foiled when his new girlfriend, Gabby Richards (Erinn Westbrook), showed up and volunteered to accompany him at the last minute. During the visit, Matty's estranged father made a few comments that caused him to rethink his relationship. He later set out to look for Jenna, whom he often confided in during hard times, but his efforts were futile. Still, Matty found himself contemplating rekindling his old flame with Jenna though he was unsure she would take him back. In the end, he decided it would be in his best interest to move on -- but will it last?
Previews for Season 5 suggest viewers may not have seen the last of Matty and Jenna as a couple. The series will follow the PHS seniors up until the summer before college. Based on the trailer, it appears "Awkward" viewers are in for one heck of a ride. There will be makeups, breakups, PHS graduation -- and maybe even a wedding.
During the IVY Film Innovator Awards on Aug. 11, Reed told International Business Times the cast -- at least, a majority of them -- "will be graduating high school." She couldn't divulged too much, but said there will definitely be a lot of "heartfelt" moments for the cast that will hopefully have viewers feeling nostalgic for their own high school days.
"There's a lot of senior year stuff," she said. "We're going to prom, the graduation. there's going to be a lot of heartfelt high school moments."
Be sure to tune in to MTV's "Awkward" Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on MTV. Check out the trailer for Season 5 below: