The end of senior year is upon us. Well, not us, but the kids of Palos Hills High School. And, well, not the actual end, but the looming threat of it.
Awkward is raising the stakes in the second half of season four—premiering Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. on MTV—with an evil girlfriend and a possibly fake pregnancy, all of which are dealt with in the midseason premiere. With so much on the line for Jenna’s (Ashley Rickards) on-again, off-again boyfriend Matty (Beau Mirchoff), we thought it wise to get Mirchoff’s take on what’s in store for Matty when the ski trip is all over and Eva is—hopefully—out of the picture.
EW: As far as Matty’s search for his birth parents is concerned, is there a major tone shift this season, like the ‘Bad Jenna’ phase?
BEAU MIRCHOFF: It’s quite analogous to that. There’s of course a lot of humor, as there always is, but there are some dark scenes and peculiar moments that arise. There’s definitely a whole scope of feelings that arise for Matty. Maybe initially he’s not okay with it. I think he’ll experience the whole spectrum. First you deny, then you accept it… it’s like stages of grief that Matty is probably going to have to deal with the hard way. READ FULL STORY