Nikki Deloach: Val quitting her job. Because no one loves high school more than Val. Biggie must be a really good... father to her cats.
ND: It will! And the first 12 episodes will take us through to graduation.
ND: Jenna is usually mature about Lacey's "revelations." Lacey usually has to catch up with her maturity. But in this case, Lacey follows the road of maturity and enrolls in college. The writers gave me some super fun material for this story line. I'm actually really proud of the story line because I personally feel that it's never too late to follow your dreams. Especially when those dreams are college.
ND: Let's just say, God bless any girl my son brings home. I won't be a nightmare. But, I will absolutely be protective. What I love about Lacey's parenting style is that it has evolved. It has grown as she has grown and matured. I also love that our show doesn't present parents that have all the answers. Because no parent has all the answers. For me, being a parent has been the most humbling experience of my life.
ND: I think most parents are more experienced the second time around. You learn from your mistakes. You develop a skill set. As for Lacey, she was so young when she had Jenna. So, with the second child, her goal is to be the parent she wishes she could be with Jenna.
ND: I am the biggest fan of Matty and Jenna. But honestly, I don't know if that is because I am in love with Beau Mirchoff or Matty. I am married to the man I have been with for 16 years. So obviously I have a soft place for young love. :)
ND: All I can say is if the engagement sticks, it will be the most organized wedding I've ever seen. Either way, I'm always Team Tamara.
ND: Unfortunately, yes. But don't fret. Because my bestie, Desi Lydic, just booked a role as one of the new correspondents on The Daily Show. So, while it may not be Val, you will get to see more brilliant comedy from my girl.
ND: I think Jenna changes the most. I am actually really excited for our audience to experience the jump.
ND: Sadie and Val. Hands down.
ND: They are even more fun than they look! We are actually the best of friends in life. So, it is a dream come true when you get to do what you love to do with the people you love to be with. We can be a nightmare for our show runners... meaning we can't stop coming up with funny pitches or ideas. There was a fun Golden Girls pitch that we came up with. Our showrunners were not amused. Maybe we should create our own YouTube channel?!
ND: That it was super, super emotional. I cannot explain just how much we love each other. It's unlike any work experience I've had as an adult. I've been in the business and been on enough shows to know that this — what we have together — doesn't come along every day. We are very lucky.
ND: Boxes of tissues. For the older audience, maybe some wine. Our writers took great care with our last episode. The last scene that we filmed was the last scene of the finale. All I can say is that I cried through the entire thing.
ND: Our love is deeper than TV.
ND: Honestly, I was hoping for a mother/daughter scene with Jenna that didn't happen. I understand that there was so much our writers had to pack into that finale. So, at the end of the day, as a team player, I get it. But, as the character of Lacey.... I wanted that moment.
ND: As I am answering this, I am grabbing a tissue. Because I cannot speak about how much this experience has meant to me without being brought to tears. It has been one of the greatest professional and personal experiences of my life. I'm beyond grateful. I will forever be grateful. For every scene. For the character of Lacey. For that mother/daughter journey. But especially for the relationships that I have formed with our cast and crew. I am the luckiest lady to have been a part of this show.
ND: You know, I am ready for that next challenge creatively. But I will never be ready to say goodbye to Lacey or the show.
ND: I am currently working on the new NBC show, The Player. And I have a TV movie coming out called A Kind of Magic. But let's all keep our fingers crossed for more Awkward... OK?! Ok. Good.
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