Hey fakers! (I’m not sure if that’s the correct name for Faking It fans, but i’ll just go with it)
“It’s all good,” but after last night’s season 3 premiere, I’m thinking otherwise. As a refresher of the finale, Karma and Shane took a lifeguarding job. Lauren stayed in Austin to keep the sisterly love going and Liam went on a journey to find his biological father. But most importantly Karmy was at odds when Amy decided to leave for the summer in an attempt to get over Karma.
We first see Amy explaining herself and how the summer was a good experience for her, but turns out she was just practicing on her newfound friends before facing Karma. Although she was obviously nervous about seeing Karma again, I love how the first thing she did when she got back was go to the pool to see her. But she didn’t expect to see Shane between Karma’s legs. GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. They were in the pool and he picked her up on his shoulders! Frenemies turned to friends? I’ve said this before, and I’m saying it again. A lot can happen in a summer.
While Karma was expecting an apology, Amy wasn’t on the same page which led to awkward attempts at avoiding the subject all together.
After being brushed off by Karma, Amy made her way home and the redhead was not the only person made at Amy for leaving. Lauren was not impressed and even less impressed by the fact that Amy already had Karma problems. But it’s all good because Lauren is on a search to find a new Lisbeth since she left (yeah, she left to be a candle enthusiast. Kudos to you if you understand that reference). Only Lauren would try to find a “friendtern”. I love Faking It and their new hip words. Also, they snuck in a little jab about Amy not being on Twitter. Oh look, Rita tweeted!
My favorite bromance, Liam and Shane, reunited to exchange summer stories. In a turn of events, all attention was turned to Liam as Shane was trying to avoid something, much like Karma had. On a somewhat good note, Liam found out about his father/family!
Fast forward, Amy and Liam (who are both over Karma…sounds like a broken record) found themselves at a lifeguard bonfire that Karma and Shane both wanted to hide from them. Don’t get it twisted, though. Liamy are NOT friends — Liam was just Amy’s ride. Unfortunately for those two Karma lovers, a new lover invited them and blew their not so secret cover. Dylan, a new guy from Hawaii, seems to have replaced Amy and Liam in Karma and Shane’s lives. There was so much jealousy, I heard Nick Jonas’ song playing.
For the rest of the episode, Liam tries to win back Shane’s attention and even tries to one up Dylan by walking over hot coals. Dylan succeeded, Liam, not so much. I love watching jealous Liam and his need for competition. He doesn’t want to be replaced. It’s one thing that Dylan is Karma’s new beau, but to be BFFs with Shane too? That’s no bueno!
Karma continued to dodge Amy and her “explanation” only to do things that Amy never expected. Amy threw some shade stating that Karma’s changing herself AGAIN just to fit in with the cool kids. Karmy finally had the talk and I was hit in the feels really hard. Sure, Amy changed and got over Karma, but when Karma changes it’s unacceptable. It’s understandable for Amy to feel that way, but at the same time I was irritated with Amy. I just can’t explain it. I’m glad Karma finally spoke up about how she really felt about Amy leaving and I felt her sentiment about Amy not caring. But Amy reiterated that she was not going to apologize for thinking about herself first. I’m a firm believer of taking care of yourself first, but Karma had me crying for her.
One of the final scenes of the night was Karma getting a tattoo. Back in the day, Karma made Amy promise that she’d stop her if that ever happen. While Amy tried, the previous conversation push Karma to the edge. While she was getting that tattoo, it was easy to tell that she’d regret it.
And it looks like Amy regrets forgetting about Karma over the summer.
I’m excited to see how much each character grew over the summer. While Liam and Amy are supposedly “over” Karma, the trailer felt like no one was over anything.
I hate it when BFFs fight.
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