In the first half the show’s fifth season, Jenna and her friends’ experience at Palos Hills High is almost over. Everyone’s already gotten into college and there’s the sense that anything can happen. When Jenna unwittingly gets school cancelled during a class prank, she becomes popular – just as Matty experiences life on the social outs for the first time. As always, Jenna and Matty are drawn toward each other, but with college looming just a few months away, it’s harder than ever to decide whether they should be together.
For all the characters, actions have more adult consequences than ever before: friendships will be tested to the breaking point, relationships will end, and the gang will have to say goodbye to each other and to Palos Hills. The season builds to the twin milestones of prom and graduation where Jenna will have to decide once and for all: can she and Matty make it work?
With high school ending and everyone heading down different tracks, the second half of the fifth season will jump forward to one year to summer in Palos Hills after their first year of post-grad life.
Awkward premieres Monday, August 31st @ 9PM ET/PT on MTV.
“Awkward” Season Five Trailer