Faking It 2×16 Faking it Again

Well I think we all know what happens this episode. The girls are at it again, pretending to be a couple while Amy pretends not to have feelings for Karma. Of course that doesn’t go exactly as planned.

Source: MTV

Source: MTV

Karma’s mom is the proud president of the local PFLAG chapter. But unfortunately she has a penchant for lying, just like her daughter. Funny enough the lie is the same. Mrs. Ashcroft has kept up the lie that Karma and Amy are out and proud and very much in love. She asks the ‘happy couple’ if they could pretend again and attend her PFLAG charity fundraiser, to keep her in her presidency. Karma is hesitant because she has learned her lesson and she doesn’t want to make Amy uncomfortable. Amy on the other hand wants to support Karma’s mom and assures her ‘girlfriend’ that it won’t be weird at all, her feelings are long gone. To which Karma looks a little upset. Don’t worry Karma, Amy isn’t really over you, which is probably the reason she is so quick to say yes to pretending to be your girlfriend again. She actually still wants to be your girlfriend.

Source: MTV

Source: MTV

I found it very interesting that the parents’ problems mirrored those of their children. I keep saying that we need to remember that these characters are all still teenagers, still learning, and still figuring things out, but this episode kind of flipped my argument on its head. Their parents are all adults, people who we assume would have everything figured out, but they still make mistakes, they still worry what other people think, and they are still trying to figure things out for themselves. I liked that we got some character development for the adults while still focusing on our main characters. Because with only 30 minutes an episode we don’t have a lot of time to delve into every character. This was a genius way to make us understand a bit more about our own characters, why they are the way they are, and acquaint us more with their parents at the same time.

We see Shane’s mom is a pushy flamboyant party girl. Karma’s mom like her, longs to be accepted and belong and will lie to achieve that. Amy’s mom still holds out feelings for her absentee father, just as Amy holds out hope that Karma will one day return her feelings. And Lauren’s father Bruce was unsure how to handle Lauren’s intersexuality so he hid it in order to try and protect her, just as she has done herself all her life to try and protect herself.

Source: MTV

Source: MTV

This was an episode that reminded me of the heart of Faking It. It dealt with some great issues. Mostly of acceptance; the acceptance of one’s self and of each other, while still maintaining it’s comedic presence. The quirky Amy we know and love way back, having multiple lines that made me giggle with just the way she said them. Let’s hope there are much more episodes like these in store.

Shea McKeown

Shea McKeown

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