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5 shockers from the season 2 premiere of 'Faking It'

Season 2 | Episode 1 | “The Morning Aftermath” | Aired Sept 23, 2014

Last season, Faking It ended with the kind of finale that makes you go, “!&*#WHHHHAAAATTTT???”

To recap: Amy confessed her more-than-BFF love for Karma. Karma rejected Amy. Shane spilled the truth about Karma’s orientation to Liam, who dumped Karma for lying to him about pretty much everything since he met her. Lauren spilled a deeply personal pill-popping secret to her meathead BF, Tommy. Tommy dumped Lauren about whatever the secret was. Amy and Liam got super-drunk, drowning their bad karma in alcohol. Then they … started making out on a bed like they were going to have major sexy time.

So if you’ve spent the hiatus thinking, “Yeah, but maybe they didn’t really do it. Maybe Liam was too drunk to … maybe Amy finally came to her … PLEASE LET IT HAVE BEEN A LIE …,” you’re going to be very disappointed. They did. They really did.

But that wasn’t the only shocking moment of the season premiere. Faking It took all of those maybes and what-ifs and potential heartbreaks from the finale, squished them into a giant ball of negative FEELS and lunged them at the audience. And all I can say is: Bravo, Team Faking It. I am 100 percent hooked for season 2. Here are the moments I can’t stop thinking about:

1. Liam sneaking out of Amy’s room—and totally getting caught. 

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Liam Booker might be a lot of things—hot, charming, a little slutty—but stealthy he is not. Liam pulls off a comical exit from Amy’s room The Morning After and gets completely caught … by Amy’s mom. Lucky for him, Amy’s mom is just 1000 percent thrilled that Amy isn’t a lesbian (or at least, so she thinks), so she doesn’t even call him out.

2. Amy buying the morning-after pill. 

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I love Faking It for being over-the-top and grounded at the same time. Over-the-top: Real lesbian half of a fake lesbian couple loses virginity to her straight BFF/love interest’s recent ex-boyfriend. Grounded: She’s responsible enough to immediately focus on her health after. Also, the fake Plan B medicine, “After Thought,” is kind of amazing.

3. Karma trying so hard to make things right.

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Karma was so in the wrong last season, it almost wasn’t funny. When Amy betrayed her hugely by sleeping with Liam, all it did was even the score. Still, Amy’s mistake was big and singular and packs more sting in many ways than the season-long series of daily misjudgments perpetrated by Karma, and it’s hard not to feel bad for Karm now. It’s especially hard when she does things like serenade Amy on her front lawn in a desperate attempt to get forgiveness from her best friend. Karma is a complicated and sometimes frustrating character, but she really is trying, and that’s adorable and sad at the same time, what with the dramatic irony.

4. Shane helps kidnap and blackmail to keep Lauren’s secret safe. 

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In love with Pablo and desperate to please him, Shane tries to make amends with Lauren. She says she’ll only forgive him if he can keep Tommy from spilling her secret to everyone at school. He agrees and proceeds to kidnap Tommy, tie him to a chair in extreme S&M gear, and take compromising pictures of him as blackmail. Tommy swears he would never tell anyone Lauren’s secret, but in the next breath he spills it to everyone in the room—kind of. Tommy says he doesn’t want people to know that his girlfriend was really a dude. Lauren explains quickly that she’s not a dude; she was born intersex and the pills she takes are hormone replacements.

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Amy and Karma make up, but it’s hard to tell how much of the forgiveness is sincere and how much is a result of Amy’s guilt. She makes Liam swear not to tell Karma what happened, but he is already about to crack. In addition to not being stealthy, he doesn’t seem like much of a secret-keeper.

Do you think Karma will learn the truth? How do you think she’ll react? Can she and Amy recover from this betrayal? Sound off in the comments!

Faking It airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30C on MTV.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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