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'Faking It' recap: Two-timers, forbidden love, and fake relationships

Season 3 | Episode 9 | “Ex-Posed” | Aired May 10, 2016

Sometimes, I don’t know if I should feel bad for Amy or reach through my television, grab her by the shoulders, shake as hard as I can, and scream, “STOP IT! STOP FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE! JUST STOP!” Mostly, I just feel bad for her, of course. You can’t help who you fall in love with. Amy just keeps falling in love with the most wrong people possible.

First there was the Karma fiasco. Then there was Reagan, who was great, but Amy wasn’t really in love with her because she was still secretly/not secretly in love with Karma. Then, there was the Felix feelings situation, but that’s another case of terrible timing, what with his rehab and all. And now, with Sabrina, Amy really felt like she’d found the perfect relationship, but alas, no. Sabrina might have been the perfect girlfriend for Amy … if she hadn’t been lying about already being the not-so-perfect girlfriend to someone else, her long-distance, not-at-all made-up boyfriend, Evan.

Sabrina insists that she wasn’t really faking it. Okay, well, she was at first, just to get closer to Amy than Karma … but after that crazy pants lie, she really fell for Amy and started seriously questioning her sexuality. Of course, Amy isn’t interested in listening to Sabrina’s excuses because, well, crazy pants. Karma wanted Sabrina out of the picture, but she didn’t want Amy’s heart broken in the process. I’m with her there. I’m done with seeing Amy’s heart broken. Seriously, I don’t know if I can take any more Sad Amy.

But Amy isn’t the only one struggling in the relationship department. It wouldn’t be Faking It if anyone were happy for very long.

Karma and Felix
Karma and Felix are clearly into each other. Evidence:
– She’d “melt” if someone made her the countdown clock he made for Amy.
– He’s willing to fake an Australian accent and secret identity to help her find out if Evan is really Sabrina’s boyfriend.
– The way they look at each other.
– The fact that he’s willing to be the one to tell Amy the bad news about Sabrina, just in case she decides to shoot the messenger, because he wants to make sure Karma keeps her relationship with Amy intact.
– This moment, when he proves that he GETS her:


Do I want Karma and Felix to happen? I’m still really not sure. I think I might like both of them better with Amy than with each other, but Amy could use some Amy Time to figure out her life and detox from unhealthy love connections for a while, so maybe putting her best two matches together for a while is the only way to keep her truly single. Or maybe it will cause an implosion that destroys everything in the Faking It universe. Probably one of those two.

Liam and Lauren
Liam and Lauren also seemed pretty destined to find love this season, especially after they moved in and became super close as roommates. But, it’s looking like it’s possible that those previews highlighting their ~love~ might just be part of their new fake relationship. When Lauren ran into Theo at a holiday party — well, Theo and his new girlfriend — she panicked and told him Liam was her new boyfriend. Liam, being the very good guy that he’s turning out to be, went along with it. Unfortunately, new Lisbeths (twins, this time) were given strict orders to take relatable candids of Lauren at the party to post to her socials and a particularly cuddly one of her and Liam sparks a rumor that they’re a new couple.


She could easily correct it, but it’s helping her brand — and Lauren is 100 percent about helping her brand, so she goes with it. Either Liam will get really tired of this and shut it down soon, or they’ll let the fake relationship start to feel real and seriously hook up. I’m pretty much on the edge of my seat waiting to find out which it is.

Shane and Noah
Shane and Noah’s relationship hit a devastating roadblock this week. Shane is struggling to wrap his mind around what sex with Noah will be like, and when he voices those worries to Noah, it causes a major (and understandable) rift in their relationship. Noah walks out, and things look grim for Shane’s chances of winning him back. I hope Shane gets a chance to think more deeply about his feelings and how to articulate them and that this turns into a really great, important conversation, not just for the characters, but for the viewers as well.

Since next week is the midseason finale (and New Year’s, in the Faking It world), we can count on a lot of dramatic upheavals, if not solid answers to these questions.

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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