|I Am Jenna Hamilton|
|Season 1, Episode 11|
|Air date||September 27, 2011|
|Written by|| Erin Ehrlich & |
|Directed by||Patrick Norris|
This is the eleventh episode of Season 1.
Matty and Jenna have barbecue with Jenna's parents, and they discuss the upcoming formal dance. Matty doesn't actually ask to the dance, but does ask her what color dress she will be wearing. Later, while still not asking her to the dance, he asks her if she is a limo girl or not. Jenna sees several boys going to great lengths to make a "big ask," by dressing up as apes, popping out of coffins, etc. Jake asks Jenna to the dance by giving her a mix CD, which has "Will you go to the dance with me?" printed on it. She tells him that she can't go with him because she already has a date. Matty and Jake talk about the Formal, and Jake tells Matty about being turned down by Jenna. Matty almost tells Jake about going with Jenna, but chickens out, and later asks Jenna if it would be okay if they skip the Formal (because he doesn't want to hurt Jake, but he doesn't tell Jenna that). Meanwhile, Sadie manages to steal Jenna's file, with the letter in it. Jenna is surprised to be nominated for Sophomore Princess, but then discovers that the ballot has her letter printed on the back of it. Jenna decides that she deserves more than Matty has offered, and tells him that she won't go out with him that night, to the Formal, or anywhere.
At the Hamilton Home, Jenna's Dad is manning the BBQ andmzmm bdjdn benen jdkdn ldkdn jdjdn kdjdj kdjn mmn. M. Bd vd z bf bffnkfk d hd dus jz dhd zhd hz udbvb e ddj ddue jd d s. Djsbd ed truck zooms at them with a flag bearing an invite for Tamara. It’s from Ricky Schwartz.
Matty asks Jenna 'Hey, are you a limo girl? She demurs. Meanwhile, Sadie is super-pissed about coupledom in general and is determined to ruin everyone’s Winter Formal. Lissa is busy trying to stage a boy-fight over her between Jake and any guy in her ex’s line of sight.
Jake gives Jenna a CD with an invitation attached.She tells him that she’s already going with someone else.
On the track, Jake reveals his Jenna rejection to her supposed-boyfriend (Matty)
Jenna’s doing her weekly session with Valerie who comments on Jemma’s upbeat appearance. Sadie comes in, which leads Jenna to exit straight away . Valerie tells Sadie to stop with the grinching over winter formal, but then a phone call from new Boyfriend of Valerie's distracts her andSadie swipes Jenna’s file.
Tamara is basking in the glow of her dance invite. Jenna brushes it off—it doesn’t matter that he hasn’t formally asked her, only that she and Matty are going together.
Jenna still at school picks up a ballot to vote and on the back is a copy of the carefrontation letter for everyone to see.
Jake is there to console her. Except now she’s even more upset that Matty hasn’t told his own best friend they’re together. And then Matty tops that off by saying maybe they should just skip the dance altogether.
Tamara discovers she’s Ricky’s sloppy fourths when it comes to dance invitees.
Valerie finally threatens to expel Sadie for exposing the carefrontation letter. Sadie states that she didn't have the power so Valerie quickly changes to so that Sadie cant attend the Winter Formal.
Tamara decides to forget Ricky once and for all, and Jenna thinks maybe the same thing about Matty. He’s waiting in his truck for her after school, holding a Chinese take-out box, Jenna’s had it with all the secrets, She really wants to go the dance, and she really wants him to go big with his invite, She calls him a pussy and that’s the end.
At home, Lacey’s bought a selection of peachy-pink dresses. Jenna doesn’t care, because a) only Lacey looks good in that color, and b) she no longer has a date.
Matty and Jake are gaming,Both are moaning about winter formal, Especially Jake, cause Jenna said no. Matty gets angry and says Jenna’s not interested in Jake, Jake leaves. Matty opens the take-out box. Inside is a giant fortune cookie that he dashes to the ground. A invite for J-Town rolls out but it’s all too late now.
Jenna’s blogging, crying. Tamara’s crying in a bathroom stall at school over Ricky. Stall next door, someone else is also crying. They bond in misery, except, it’s Sadie.
Matty and Jake are still on the outs next day at school. Lissa’s trying to make Jake jealous .Then when Jenna sees Matty talking to a group of girls, she makes like Lissa and agrees to go to the dance with Jake.
Though back in her room she wonders was it the right move. Her heart is hurt. There’s a knock at her door. It’s Matty, she starts kissing him,then he suddenly turns into Jake and then Tamara, it’s a dream. She wakes. Tamara’s there, reading the misconnections ads online.
Jenna wonders: is Destiny chance or choice? Tamara says chance. And if that’s so, did Jenna just screw up her destiny with Matty by choosing Jake.