OK. Jenna Has Officially Had Enough

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 by Mary

SPOILERS BELOW; wait until you've seen Lose Yourself, pt. 2 to scroll down.

Just because Jenna hasn't had it hard enough lately, she gets dealt yet another blow: finding out that KC has been out cheating on her with Marisol while she attends to the never-ending, all-consuming needs of their baby.

Jenna and KC talk about putting Tyson up for adoption on Degrassi.
"We're struggling, we're hurting each other, and you're never here." - Jenna to KC

It looks like being overwhelmed, depressed, and now totally betrayed have pushed Jenna to consider what she was unwilling to before: maybe Tyson would be better off with adoptive parents. And come to think of it, it's interesting that K.C. was so resistant when Jenna brought up the possibility.

Why do you think KC wants to "make this work" so badly, when he doesn't actually want to be there to parent Tyson, and he's cheating on Jenna anyway? Does "making it work" come at a different price to him than it does to Jenna?

I doubt that KC is proud of himself, and the situation Jenna's in right now is so unbelievably stressful and painful, it seems like it has to be rare and extraordinary. But really, everything about what Jenna and KC are going through is a pretty predictable outcome for them. Since they were having sex but chose not to think about birth control, a pregnancy was basically inevitable -- sexually active teens who don't use protection have an 85% chance of pregnancy within a year*.

And since eight out of ten fathers don't marry the teen mothers of their babies*, their break-up is just as inevitable.

But that doesn't make it any less sad.

How do you guys feel about Jenna's decision to consider adoption?

[* Stats according to StayTeen]

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