“Faking It” recap (3.6): Tunnel of Terror

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Hey, guys. We’ve gotta keep it short this week because I have a Chinese buffet to go to, ya dig? Also, I must confess that Faking It no longer commands my emotional attention as it once did. Even this week, with Amy’s renewed interest in women and even with the release of the mid-season trailer, which promises all sorts of previously inconceivable pairings (Karma and Felix! Liam and Lauren!), I just can’t work up the butterflies I once had. If, as the ratings seem to indicate, we’re approaching the end of Faking It, I have faith in these writers to bring things to a satisfying conclusion. But until such time as I feel like we’re finally bringing this ship safely into harbor, I’m gonna keep my feelings safely belowdecks. (There is just no limit to how far I am willing to stretch the shipping metaphor.)

This week, we pick up with Karma and Amy back in each others’ embrace, despite having solved exactly none of their problems. Lauren, meanwhile, has moved out and refuses to forgive Amy for constantly choosing Karma over everyone else. Liam fucked his Rabbi’s daughter to give his penis an excuse to be away from Karma for five literal minutes, and Shane is being a full-time Cupid until he starts dating that trans guy, which looks like it’s going to be handled pretty badly.

When we return to Hester, Karma is ogling Liam while he douses himself in gasoline, hopefully.

fakingit6.1THIS IS FOR FLINT.

fakingit6.2WELL I’M GLAD **ONE OF US** CAME BEFORE IT WAS TIME TO GET OUT OF BED.

I was going to rag on Karma for gazing at Liam so hard, but then I remembered that I had the exact same look on my face yesterday while I watched my girlfriend eat a cookie, so I’m in no position to judge.

Karma is starting to fantasize about Liam again, since they would have gotten together two weeks ago if her dumb dad hadn’t had his dumb heart attack. But Amy cautions her that maybe she should spend some time not obsessing about a boyfriend, and just go for a casual hookup at the Halloween party tonight.

(Oh yeah, it’s Halloween at Hester, and the disconnect between the show’s timeline and real life isn’t doing any favors to our ability to invest in the story.) Amy herself claims that she isn’t waiting on Felix to become available, she just made a paper chain counting down to New Years for other reasons.

After school (or possibly the next day? Time works differently in Austin), Amy shows up at Lauren’s condo, with a peace offering.

fakingit6.3HAPPY 4-20; I BROUGHT EDIBLES AND A FRISBEE!

fakingit6.4 I ONLY WANT ONE OF THOSE THINGS.

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