When your best friend gets married, typically, the reaction is of joy for their having found someone, of nerves for the changes ahead in your friendship, of sadness for the losses you’ve already suffered. It’s a strange time and a time that can bring out both the best and the worst in you. For Awkward mama Lacey Hamilton, her feelings upon watching her party girl BFF Ally preparing to tie the knot can be defined by one thing: loneliness.
With her separation from her husband not looking like it’ll end in reconciliation, Lacey’s single for the first time in years and a little attention will be coming her way shortly. Kris Polaha (Ringer, Life Unexpected) will be guest starring on the next two episodes of the MTV comedy as Ben, a former flame of Lacey’s that also attends Ally’s wedding.
Having a reminder of her past could do one of two things for Lacey. It could help her move on from her husband and embrace the changes life has been throwing at her recently, or it could be something that inadvertently brings Kevin back to her. Kevin has yet to see his wife with another man and having to witness that might wake up him to the reality of their impending divorce.
In addition to his roles as Henry on Ringer and Baze on Life Unexpected, Polaha has appeared on the likes of Mad Men, Valentine, and Better Off Ted. He can next be seen in fish-out-of-water lawyer drama Made in Jersey, which debuts this fall.
Awkward airs Thursdays at 10:30 on MTV. It’s already been renewed for a third season, which will feature 20 episodes.
How have you enjoyed this season of Awkward? Do you think Lacey will eventually win her husband back?