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
The biggest development on last night’s Degrassi: KC’s a science whiz! But I guess he’s in the gifted program. With all his jock-ness and baby mama drama, it’s easy to forget there’s a brain under his Beiber hair. Also, it’s official, Elimogen are dunzo. And I was just getting use to them! Sadness.
Anyways, here are five things I learned from “Need You Now Part 2”:
1) Imogen’s lying to Eli. And not very well either. He’s trying to be easy breezy and not jump to conclusions, but the way Imogen’s acting, I would be suspicious too. But in true Eli fashion, he goes way too far and breaks into Fiona’s house to catch Imogen “cheating.” I feel like Eli should have his own show: “How to Completely Freak Out and Alienate your Girlfriend.” He seems to be good at it.
2) Tory has to be the school mascot until Queen Marisol deems her worthy to dance with the power squad. Or finds a replacement mascot. Instead of being supportive, her boyfriend Zig laughs at her and says she smells like cheese. Real nice. Considering it was his skateboarding video that got her in that predicament in the first place.
3) KC tries to guilt Jenna into helping out with Doug (the baby formerly known as Ty) but she’s not ready to make nice with her formerly absent baby daddy. When KC stops by to help out with the baby on his own and unexpectedly, it is super awkward. The parents are off to visit family, and obviously don’t want KC getting too involved with their son. Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
In this week’s episode, we were treated to numerous ‘Elimogen’ make-out sessions, a special appearance by little baby Tyson and a smashed phone. In terms of drama, it couldn’t top last week’s illegal grow-op revelation but really, what could?
Here’s what I learned from this week’s episode “Need You Now Part 1.”
1) Eli moves fast by inviting Imogen to sleep over on the first date. She’s up for it but when his dad tells Eli he should get some sleep because of his ‘condition,’ Imogen takes off and Eli freaks out at his dad for making him look crazy in front of the new GF.
2) JC still wants to be a father, but is this good for Ty and the adoption? When he gets an invite to baby Tyson’s christening, he asks Jenna to come with but she already has a mall date with Jake (so are they official?). When she refuses, JC goes alone and finds out that baby Ty cries when he touches him and oh yeah, is now named Doug. Instead of accepting that this is part of the process, JC takes out a bunch of books on how to raise a toddler from the library.
3) Imogen understands Eli’s condition. However, she shows this by painting a big ol’ picture of Eli as the poster child for mental illness. Needless to say this doesn’t go over well. I’m sorry, but if I was diagnosed with a serious mental condition, I wouldn’t want every kid in the school to know about it either. Did she forget that they’re still in high school where kids are mean?
4) Minor Niner Tory is one lucky girl. She barely squeaks on to Power Squad when another girl sprains her ankle. But just barely; Marisol doesn’t believe she’s reliable because of her age. Unfortunately, Tory proves Marisol right when she shows up to practice late because she was helping her boyfriend shoot a skateboarding video. Not a good first impression, and now she’s the mascot. At least she’s still on the team?
5) Eli sells his dad’s guitar to buy Imogen a camera to replace the one he broke in a fit of rage over the art project. But he gets anxious when he can’t find Imogen and she doesn’t answer his phone calls, so he throws his phone against a wall. Maybe Eli should take his dad’s advice and stay out of the dating game. We all know how the last relationship ended.
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.