By Jasmine Williams
After a whole lot of Clare and Eli drama, it’s nice to get a change of scenery with former train wreck Alli and everyone’s loyal friend Adam taking the lead. And while Eli and Imogen may be dunzo, there are some new and old couples to look forward to. Who’s Adam’s secret admirer? And will Bandurner be able to make it work this time? Guess I’ll just have to keep watching!
Here’s what I learned on this week’s Degrassi, “Smash Into You Part 1.”
1) Nothing gets a girl’s attention like almost running her over, right? Dave is trying to get back together with Alli, but I don’t think doing something super dangerous like texting while driving will work. Next time, maybe put down the phone and try talking the old-fashioned way.
2) While Katie’s in the hospital awaiting surgery on her knee, Marisol stops by to visit her. But it seems that while her friend is in pain, and probably freaking out about the major medical procedure she’s about to have done, all Marisol can think about is that she doesn’t have a cute boyfriend like Drew to send her flowers and that Katie won’t be there to help her with the Model UN conference. Selfish much?
3) Adam gets a letter from a secret admirer but assumes it’s a mean prank. Don’t blame him, Degrassi kids can be pretty cruel. But then Tory comes up to him and asks some personal love-life related questions for a “math survey.” Hmmm. His luck turns around when he finds out the admirer is real and wants to go on a date with him! I wonder who it is! Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
Cults, grow ops and drug busts, oh my! Clare’s situation goes from bad to worse and then to okay when she makes a truce with Jake. Hopefully, we see less of the vindictive ex-girlfriend version of Clare and more of the nice nice and rational Clare from now on. However, the real cliffhanger of this episode is Fiona. Now that her two best friends are dating, where does that leave her?
Here’s what I learned on this week’s episode of Degrassi “Not Ready To Make Nice Part 2.”
1) Clare’s new living situation isn’t making anyone happy. Her mom’s crying her eyes out and Summer’s emotionally blackmailing to stay in the cult. Then she finds out her new home is a grow op! And her new family are “herbalists” aka dealers! This girl cannot catch a break! Luckily, Jake has enough sense to tell Clare that she’s in a dangerous situation, but she still decides to stay…
2) That is until the “herb” hits the fan. Clare comes home to find Summer on her cell packing up all the plants. Something stinks and it’s not the weed. But it’s too late, the cops raid her new home and arrest Summer and her boyfriend and detain Clare and Jake, who came to save her. Luckily, she doesn’t get arrested and goes back home to live with her mom and big bro Jake.
3) For a class clown, Mo is really gullible. Connor and KC watch as Mo falls for the fake Facerange girl and agree to meet up with her at The Dot later. I know he was picking on Connor before, but after watching Mo’s face light up at the idea of a date with a pretty girl, the whole thing just seems cruel.
4) Turns out Mo isn’t such a big shot with the jocks. And when he skips an important game to meet Connor’s fake Internet girl, it basically solidifies his loser status. When Mo comes back from being stood up by his non-existent date, he and Connor come up with a genius plan to distract the opposing team and win the game. Seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship…
5) Fiona’s meddling actually works out and Eli and Imogen agree to go on a date. And it’s all sunshine and rainbows until Fiona starts crying. She plays them off as tears of joy but something tells me she’s not so happy with her handiwork.
By Jasmine Williams
Clare is a ticking time-bomb as her family situation grows more and more unbearable. She’s livingwith her ex-boyfriend, and that must be beyond uncomfortable — especially when you’re not over him.
But honestly, I think home-girl needs to relax. While her situation is pretty awful, I don’t think the hostility or all those public outbursts are needed, and it prevents me from having real sympathy for her. Can you imagine going to school with someone like that? Maybe try channeling all that aggression into focusing on school and moving on from Jake instead of calling out your friends in homeroom, Clare.
Anyway, here are five things I learned on this week’s episode of Degrassi, “Not Ready to Make Nice Pt 1.”
1) Jenna “always-gets-her-man” Middleton set her sights on another Degrassi hottie. And another one of Clare’s ex-boyfriends. Once a backstabbing boy stealer…? The situation gets even more “awkweird” when Jenna is invited to her step-brother/ex Jake’s birthday party.
2) Who knew that underneath those lab goggles, Connor can play a mean football game? But his Asperger’s is getting in the way of him adjusting to this particular peer group. Hopefully his mad skills begin to speak for themselves. Also, is it just me or did Connor get way buff? Summer does a body good.
3) Fiona has a crush on Imogen… and she plans to make her feelings less obvious by hooking her up with former crush Eli, who is also still into Imogen. Doesn’t Fiona realize that she gets the seriously short end of the stick in this scenario? Nothing’s worse than having your two best friends date, especially when you have a thing for one of them.
4) According to Connor, 37 percent of relationships that begin online are successful. And it looks like he’s going to use that knowledge to play a mean prank on Mo who has been picking on him. This guy designs apps; I’m a little worried if he’s starting to use his powers for evil.
5) Clare has nowhere to go between living with her ex and her ex’s dad and moving in with her dad and his marriage-wrecker girlfriend. So she moves in with a woman who sells vampire romance fiction and runs a pseudo-shelter for homeless teens. An admirable cause, but the fact that Clare has to ditch her cellphone to stay sounds more like a cult to me.