I’ll keep this brief, as I was not able to catch most of the episode because my parents kept flying around and interrupting -__- You see, my parents don’t necessarily allow me to watch Degrassi. They’re conservative. So from what I did see: • Fucking Bhandurner. Still so annoying. • Imogen, sweetheart, bby, you’re adorable as fuck and deserve a round of appluase for it. • Eclare. Eli further matured and proved he was a perfect boyfriend when he went to go get Clare’s internship back. It was so thoughtful, because all he wanted was to see Clare happy again. And then at her party, Dallas comes in and has to be heartless about the entire thing. I really wanted to punch him. I can’t tolerate people who take advantage of others, or of people who are already so clearly in pain. (Please note I only hate Dallas as a person/character, Demetrius Joyette on the other is someone I am fairly sure is a sweetheart haha. He’s so good at playing this guy xD) The way Eli finally got Clare to talk was heartwrenching, and the fact that he didn’t blame her after her revelation, instead having compassion and understanding what Clare went through was beautiful. If I could give out Emmys on my own, I’d hand them over to Aislinn Paul and Munro Chambers, because they both really conquered that scene. Aislinn further portrayed Clare’s numbness flawlessly, and Munro as the worried boyfriend was absolutely perfect. Eli’s supportiveness helped Clare slowly find that peaceful state of mind again. The state where one realizes that things are going to get better. Flawless. • On a sidenote, Dave’s Niner fanclub is adorable. BUT WHERE’S ZIG. AND HIS CORNDOG. • Jatie was adorable. If Jake and Katie ever get married, she’ll be a welcome addition to the Martin-Edwards family. • I think that concussion is really getting to Drew’s head, because I don’t know what he’s thinking being a dropout wanting to get married. I promise I’ll catch up tomorrow night!
Clare just can’t catch a break can she? The season started out with her and Eli back together, all happy and shit, then she snags what she THINKS is her dream internship only to be sexually harrassed by her own mentor. She tries to see if any other interns have gone through it, but none of them have. She has no proof, and in the process of trying, Dallas gets her drunk and tries to kiss her RIGHT after she drunkenly vents about being sexually harrassed. Clare’s life at this moment is pretty much shit. What I really took to heart was the way Clare and Jake’s relationship has transitioned from romantic, to the awkward “uh we’re family now” to a real sibling relationship. I haven’t seen that since Darcy moved away. I also loved hammered Clare xD and the way she interrupted Jake and Katie. Hilarious. A+ in comedy haha. The article that Clare wrote was something that really needs applauding. “My journalism senses are tingling.” I laughed really hard at that because I wrote an anger article like that once in Journalism class this past year haha.(I can give you the link if you ask) Also, the way Clare just accepted her punishment was glorious. Also, a big shoutout to Eli for getting protective over Clare when Dallas had his grill in Katie, Jake, and Clare’s faces. I actually wanted to cry, oh my God. Katie is totally correct when she says that the Ice Hounds are the worst thing that’s happened to Degrassi(Except Campbell bby). I mean, there have been worse, like the shooting with Rick, but it’s the team that’s really just giving all the students these negative vibes. Dallas, you asshat. Luke, you unholy hypocrite. Owen, you…Owen. As for Drew…you’re sending your life down the drain and are failing to grasp the concept of what real living is. I’m so glad Bianca is changing, especially after being the school slut and after being treated like a toy by Vince. I guess being thrown around like that made her realize that if she didn’t try harder at life, she’d end up on the streets. God bless the writers for giving Bianca more depth as well. Once again, I’m left incredibly confused by Bhandurner. Are they on? Are they off? I don’t even know anymore and frankly, its getting irritating and boring. On the other hand, I was really invested in the cast showmance. Tori, Tristan, and Dave are just precious. It was interesting to see Dave get into the arts at the beginning of the season, and now he has a guest stint on his favorite show. All the awards to Jahmil French for his acting and talent, and to the writers for letting it show. Anothe standing ovation to Aislinn Paul for portraying the numbness of the aftermath of being sexually harrassed. The flashback scenes were heartbreaking, and seeing Clare lie to everyone she loved out of fear was painful, but in a good way. Aislinn KILLED it.
GUYS HOLD ME. I HAVE CAMAYA FEELS. MAYBELL FEELSSSS.
I just wanna hold Cam, and tell him everything will be okay. In my previous post, I mentioned how I hoped Maya would be there for him…My hopes came true!
I think he’s one of my new favorite characters since Eli and JT(may he rest in peace.)
And Bianca’s wisdom, like her sass, is also appreciated. “High school sucks. Spend time with people who don’t.” That will be a legendary line.
Jake and Katie, still adorable as ever haha. What I really appreciated this episode was Jake’s go-getter attitude and his need to do something good. It’s a huge twist from the “dating my sister” storyline. I’m glad Jake was able to face that he couldn’t do his project alone. And the father-son moment at the end was amazing.
On to Bhandurner. The wait for the pregnancy test results were nerve-wracking. But I’m really proud that Alli decided to keep her main dream alive after finding out that she wasn’t pregnant. (On a side note, I really loved that Clare supported her all the way.) Alli learned her lesson. Dave was an ass for thinking that she was selfish…I mean, what? Curing breast cancer, saving millions of lives…selfish, absolutely.
And so I applaud Alli for being a perfect feminist.
I’m gonna start doing this thing where I talk about each night’s Degrassi episode, hope that’s okay.
I really have a lot of empathy for Campbell. This poor kid has a lot on his shoulders, he’s so far away from home(though it hasn’t been revealed where from yet) and well, his social skills are less than fantastic. I hope Maya comes to his side, even if only as a friend. At this point, I think he really needs someone who will be there for him. I’m growing increasingly impressed with Dylan Everett’s potrayal and I honestly can’t wait to see more of him. And his face haha.
All of that aside, Bianca’s sass at the mall were very much appreciated.
I was really excited watching Jake and Luke’s mini-brawl. It was nice to see Jake fighting for something he believed in, even though it was extremely random for his character to just suddenly become the new Emma Nelson. As for him and Katie, well, I ship it.
It’s also interesting to see Katie evolve into this edgy, bitchy, rebel. I actually prefer this new Katie to the old preppy one. It’a refreshing to see her take control of her life and do things for herself. Perfect man-repeller haha!
And frankly, the Baker twins…well they can go fuck themselves. Stephen Stohn deserves an award for creating the ultimate trolls toward the FFA.
On to Bhandurner…I could not be more annoyed at Alli. I’m so glad she was offered the opportunity to attend MIT and her research is getting closer to completion, but I was really disappointed that she would make the mistake of having sex condomless just because. And then she lied to her mom about the pregnancy test. Jenna really is an amazing friend for taking all of the blame. If I were her I would have bitch slapped Alli right then and there. She owes Jenna big time.
That is all. Carry on.