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  • Degrassi Recap: 'Hush'

    Posted on 12/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, Becky spent more time with Jonah, Zo� tried to silence her blackmailer and Miles got into even more trouble. Watch "Hush" online if you haven't seen it yet, then read our full recap below!

    I DON'T BUY IT
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    When Becky started spending more time with Jonah, Drew became a little jealous. Even though Becky and Jonah were making music together, Drew was convinced that it was impossible for guys and girls to be just friends.

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    So when Becky told Jonah she had a boyfriend, it turned out "getting fresh" wasn't really on his mind. In fact, he was trying to get away from some mistakes that he made in past and Becky, letting Drew's jealousy get in her head, felt a little embarrassed.

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    After Becky and Jonah's performance at the Dot, Drew was totally impressed and even promised to stop being jealous. Good, right?

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    Hmm� As long Jonah really meant what he said about not having feelings for Becky...

    LISTEN, MISS SECRETS
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    The Power Cheer girls had a blackmailer who was threatening to expose their #oomfCHAT scheme. They got Grace to help them track the anonymous messages and when she discovered that the threats were coming from the Hollingsworth household, the girls were convinced Hunter was the mastermind.

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    The cheerleaders ambushed Hunter and demanded that he stop threatening them. He was confused and pretty annoyed at the situation, but agreed to stop sending them messages, anyway. The girls seemed to think they were finally free of their #oomfCHAT problems and ready to rock the competition.

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    And they did! 1st Place at Semis! Power cheer was back on top, and Zo� finally felt a part of something special. (That's all she's ever wanted, right?)

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    ...But they may have celebrated too soon. Later on, Hunter told his new friend Arlene about the confrontation. Apparently, he had no idea why the cheerleaders approached him and just agreed with the girls to shut them up.

    So, the real blackmailer is still out there? Wonder who it could be? Does this mean Zo�'s "ends justify the means" approach will finally catch up with her?

    I CAN'T GO BACK
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    Worried about Miles' excessive weed use, Tristan, Frankie, Hunter and Winston attempted to stage an intervention. Their plan backfired when Miles accused Tristan of going behind his back. He said to Tristan, "You're pathetic, you know that? I treat you like absolute garbage and you keep crawling back for more. Are you really that desperate for someone to love you?" Ouch, grouch.

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    Miles stormed out of school, but as he was about to speed away from the parking lot, he backed into Maya's bike and completely crushed the wheel.

    Fantastic.

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    Miles offered to give Maya a lift to her doctor's appointment, and he found out that she's been in therapy for her anxiety. Considering recent events, Miles knew he was at least part of the equation.

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    Miles waited for Maya to drive her back to school, but decided to smoke up in the meantime. As they were driving, he lost control of the car and blew an open door off of a parked van. Even though Maya was really upset and worried about the accident, Miles refused to go back for fear of getting a DUI.

    Eesh. We knew something was wrong with Miles, but could this be the last straw?

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    So many questions, Degrassians! If Hunter isn't the blackmailer, who is? Is there something more than just melodies going on between Becky and Jonah? Is Miles falling farther off the deep end? Get it all out in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'I'll Be Missing You'

    Posted on 12/10/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    From #oomfCHAT to Triles to the fate of Bhandallas, last night's Degrassi reminded us to never underestimate the power of a curveball. If you haven't seen "I'll Be Missing You" yet, watch it online and then get the juicy details in our recap below!

    BIRTHDAY SURPIRISE
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    On Zo�'s birthday, she received a threat from an anonymous person claiming to know about Degrassi Nudes. The blackmailer demanded that Zo� quit the team, but having found a home with the Power Cheer girls, she didn't want to.

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    So, she asked Grace to help her shut down the site. Grace obliged in the most fantastically Grace way possible--"This is the seriously the nicest thing I've ever done for anyone"-- and Zo� thought she was in the clear. The site was gone, and her problem was *wipes hands of spare dust* resolved.

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    Not so fast. That day at practice, every member on the squad received the same threatening text and Zo� soon realized that the situation was only getting worse. The blackmailer was not bluffing.

    "Kick Zo� off the team, or I tell everybody about your #oomfChat nudes."

    YOU THINK I'M THE PROBLEM?
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    Miles' erratic behavior became even more concerning when he stopped showing up to class. Winston blamed Tristan for a being a bad influence, and he was convinced that Miles' turn for the worse had much to do with their relationship.

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    Tristan was determined to prove Winston wrong, but when Miles didn't show up to their history presentation, he realized the problem was getting serious. Tristan found Miles skipping school and smoking weed in his pool... a scenario that we're deeming not so cool.

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    And he decided it was time for an intervention.

    NOT ABOUT BEDROOM BUSINESS
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    When Dallas found out that Alli got into Cambridge, he became worried about their future together. If Alli went all the way to England for college, where would that leave them?

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    He decided to take Alli on a special date to remind her how important their relationship was. And when niner Shay Powers overheard his conversation with Drew in the gym, she offered her two cents about romance. She suggested Dallas plan a quiet and intimate dinner for them at a hotel.

    ...But did her advice come with ulterior motives?

    Alli wasn't too keen on spending the night at a hotel, since she wasn't ready to take that next step with Dallas. He was heartbroken and started to feel like Alli was drifting farther and farther away from him.

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    After Dallas complained about his failed plan, he met Shay once again in the gym. He confided in her about the situation while she sprinkled him with a few compliments... and then tried to make a move.

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    Right as Alli walked in. Oops.

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    Dallas was, of course, upset and tried to explain to Alli that he wasn't interested in Shay, he was just afraid of losing her. Alli explained to Dallas that sex was complicated for her, but she reassured him that it wasn't necessary for them to have a future together. And in a very mature conversation, they patched things up.

    Yes. A thousand times, yes.

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    And the Degrassi train barrels on! Will Tristan and team be able to help Miles? Is the #oomfCHAT scandal going in the direction we, sadly, thought it would? Is there a larger and important discussion ahead of us? Let's hear it, Degrassians!

  • New Series 'Open Heart' Is Coming To TeenNick January 20th!

    Posted on 12/09/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    New Series: Open Heart

    TeenNick fans, we have news. Actually, we have really big news. The kind of news that's gonna make you want to fast forward in time.

    This January, we're bringing you a brand new show called Open Heart. It's a thrilling drama series that tells the story of Dylan Blake, a rebellious daughter in a family of doctors who has to solve one giant family mystery.

    When a run-in with the law lands Dylan community service at Open Heart Memorial Hospital, she uses her volunteer position to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. And even though she's surrounded by a family of doctors and good friends, Dylan is determined to unravel the secrets of Open Heart Memorial Hospital� all while trying to find her place in the world.

    Newcomer Karis Cameron will play the role of Dylan Blake and Degrassi's Cristine Prosperi and Justin Kelly will join the mystery-solving team as Dylan's friends! For more information, "Like" Open Heart on Facebook and follow @openheart_tv on Twitter!

    Get ready, because this is a drama with a pulse. Open Heart is going to be adventurous and addicting. It all starts January 20th at 9pm ET.

    We can't wait.

    New Series: Open Heart




  • Degrassi Recap: '(You Drive Me) Crazy'

    Posted on 12/03/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    "Baby, thinking of you keeps me up all night."

    Britney's iconic lyric rung particularly true on last night's all-new episode of Degrassi. Maya's night terrors about Miles continued, Frankie learned something surprising about her brother, and Imogen wrestled with Jack's unconventional ideas about relationships. If you haven't seen "(You Drive Me) Crazy" yet, watch it online and then jump right into our recap below!

    MIND OFF MILES
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    Maya kept having nightmares about Miles jumping off a balcony, so she decided to find a distraction. When neither a Power Cheer music gig nor Tai Chi did the trick, Grace tried to prove to Maya that Miles was OK by hacking into his FaceRange messages. But when Maya saw that he told Tristan he wanted to "kill himself" she started to think that her fears might be realized.

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    So, Maya and her pals broke into Miles' house to see what was really going on. But when Maya confronted a sleeping Miles (who, we find out, merely had a head cold), he lashed out at her not only for breaking into his FaceRange page, but for breaking into his house.

    You guys, is Maya losing it? Or are her suspicions legit and maybe rooted in a past experience?

    HUNTER'S SECRET
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    Frankie needed help with her Computer Science assignment since her partners Lola and Shay were too busy with Power Cheer. She looked to her twin bro Hunter for a little homework-sharing action, but he refused, citing favors to anyone associated with Power Cheer as basically the last thing he would do.
    So, Hunter's not a cheer fan. Noted. But why?

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    Frustrated, Frankie went snooping on Hunter's laptop. She found out that Hunter had drawn a dark comic depicting a brutal attack on zombie cheerleaders... who bore a striking resemblance to the Power Cheer girls. O_O

    Was Hunter actually harboring violent thoughts about the popular girls? Did he want carry out his comic in real life?

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    It was time for Frankie to do some recon. She found the full version of the comic in Hunter's room and noticed one other main character: a princess who looked a lot like Arlene, a girl that Frankie, Shay and Lola had teased once or twice. It appeared that Hunter just liked Arlene, and wished that he could work up the courage to be her hero.

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    Frankie realized the actual situation and decided to do something about it.

    SHARING IS (NOT) CARING
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    Okay. You know that one word you hope your S.O. doesn't say back when you tell her you love her? That one word that in any other scenario would be polite, but in one particular situation is paralyzingly inadequate? Welp.

    When Imogen told Jack she loved her, Jack responded with a lukewarm, hesitant "Thanks."

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    At first Imogen tried to play it cool, but when she confronted Jack about her feelings, she realized they weren't on the same page. Apparently, Jack wasn't into monogamy and being exclusive with Imogen wasn't ever really on the table.

    Imogen was taken aback by all this, but she was too scared to lose Jack to tell her that it wasn't ok for them to date other people... while they were dating each other.

    But after a little pep talk from Eli, Imogen barged in on Jack's ballet class to tell her how she really felt.

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    ...Well, her and her entire class of pint-sized ballerinas.

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    Imogen thought she had blown it for real, until later that night Jack gave her a call. Turns out, Jack was just scared to get too close for fear of her family having to move again. She did love Imogen, and finally got the strength to tell her.

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    Where will the Maya/Miles drama take us next week? Will we see more of Hunter and Arlene? Is Jackogen... backogen, for real? Thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams -- leave 'em in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'There's Your Trouble'

    Posted on 11/26/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Last night on Degrassi, Zo� tried to maintain control over the Power Cheer squad, Eli grappled with whether or not he could be with Clare, and Becky looked for an excuse to not visit her brother in juvie. If you haven't seen "There's Your Trouble" yet, watch it online, read our juicy play-by-play recap and join the conversation!

    I'M THE CAPTAIN
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    As captain of Power Cheer, Zo� was determined to crush the competition. She took it upon herself to buy expensive new equipment with the #oomfCHAT money claiming that, if they wanted to win, they had to train hard.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    "But that money was spoken for," Frankie pointed out. Zo�'s shopping spree meant that the team would have to continue sending nudes to make up for the money spent. Ugh. And seeing as Frankie already had some major problems with the scheme, Zo� was in deep water.

    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    So, she returned to her once-adoring squad bearing gifts and an apology for misusing the team's funds. She begged for their forgiveness because, after all, all she ever wanted was to be the captain of an awesome cheer squad and help undo some of the ugliness from her past...

    Like clockwork, the team bought it.

    Zo� once again had the team wrapped around her finger, and when they found out that Frankie hadn't been sending her fair share of #oomfCHATs, Zo� gave her an ultimatum: "You need to do your part, or you're no longer welcome on this squad," she said.

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    "I guess I quit," Frankie tearfully replied.

    MR. ROCK-MUSIC-RIPPED-T-SHIRTS-STUPID-HAIR
    Degrassi: There's Your Trouble

    Becky wasn't ready to visit her brother in juvenile detention, so she decided auditioning for a band would be the perfect excuse. Jonah, the guy-liner-wearing, punk-rock-playing leader of the band seemed like Becky's total opposite, but Becky was determined to keep busy. And despite being out of her comfort zone, she warmed up her pipes and went for it anyway.

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    Unfortunately, Jonah made it clear that "blond and bubbly" wasn't exactly what Prodigal Spoon was looking for. Becky had botched the audition, and the poor girl was mortified.

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    As she walked out of the audition, Becky spilled her backpack. And without her realizing, Jonah picked up a letter that her brother Luke had written from prison. Jonah approached Becky about the letter and, after quoting a Bible verse about forgiveness, Becky realized that they may have more in common than she thought.

    Oooh. Twist!

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    Perhaps at the suggestion of Jonah, Becky decided to visit Luke after all. But as they talked, she quickly realized just how much damage her brother had done and how, in a lot of ways, it felt irreversible. "My life sucks now," she said. "And it's all your fault."

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    Back at Degrassi, Becky ran into Jonah again. Turns out, her audition made a lasting impression on him. She had something "undeniable," he said, and suggested they team up.

    So... Becky made the band and a new friend? Are things finally looking up?

    STILL NOT TALKING TO YOU, DREW
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    Eli had to decide whether or not he could have a relationship with Clare while Drew, her baby's father, was in the picture. He made an effort to spend time with Clare, but Drew kept getting in the way. Exhibit A: When he dropped by Degrassi to see Clare, she was already talking to Drew. Exhibit B: When he planned a sushi date by the picnic tables, Drew barreled in, playing the father card.

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    Eli's frustration finally erupted when he punched Drew in the jaw. (I KNOW, RIGHT?! Holy moly.) The whole pregnancy situation felt inescapable (because it was...) and Eli's anger turned physical.

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    But after he fist-to-faced it with Drew, Eli soon realized that it wasn't Drew who was at fault; it was Clare. She was the one who had gotten them into this mess, and he still wasn't sure they could get out.

    Oy. *moment of silence for the fate of EClare*

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    Was Frankie right to quit the Power Cheer squad? Will Zo� see the flaws in her plan? Will Becky find an unlikely friend in Jonah? Are EClare really strong enough to make it through this pregnancy? Tell us now, tell us true.


  • Degrassi Recap: 'Can't Stop This Thing We Started'

    Posted on 11/19/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Are you there, Degrassians? Your loyal stewards of all things capital-D Dramatic, here. There is much to discuss from last night's episode, so if you haven't seen "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" check it out online before reading our recap below!

    DITCHED BY MILES
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    Winston started feeling left out by Miles ever since Tristan came into the picture, so he decided to demand some quality time with his best-bro over an epic video game battle.

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    But when Tristan crashed their bro-date, Winston kinda flipped out: "Everything was so much better before you got here," he said. And Tristan was like, "Wha???"

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    So Miles had to address the situation: He thought Chewy was being a little bit of a jerk, but he understood why he was acting out. Miles' new relationship was confusing to Chewy, and even though Chewy still had some questions about what it all meant, Miles made it clear that no one was going to replace his best friend.

    BOW DOWN, NOVAK
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    Over in the rubber room, Zig lost an arm-wrestle challenge to Grace. He was swiftly humiliated and Tiny happened capture the whole thing on film, looping it into eternity as a GIF.

    Goodbye, manhood!

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    So Zig and the gang got some poutine (a seriously delicious Canadian dish made with french, gravy and cheese curds) and brainstormed his redemption. Grace challenged Zig to get a home tattoo and, lest his masculinity be compromised, Zig agreed. (Seriously, when will it not be a big deal for a girl to whoop a guy's tush?!)

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    But just as Grace was about to place the needle on his skin, everyone realized that it was a pretty awful idea. Turns out, Grace just wanted Zig to have the guts to say it himself. (And thank goodness he did, because we all know Grace had no idea what she was doing!)

    MAYBE WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS, TOO
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    Clare was nervous to tell Eli about her pregnancy since he seemed optimistic about their future together. She wasn't sure how he'd react to the news, so she had to find the perfect words.

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    But then Drew's mom found out about Clare's situation with her son. Clare began to feel overwhelmed when the moms started planning her baby's life for her. She was convinced that her pregnancy wasn't going to drastically change her future plans � she believed that going to school and being with Eli was still possible � but she soon realized her world was going to turn upside down.

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    Clare finally told Eli (awkwardly, in front of Drew� and Dallas� and Alli) and it didn't go quite as swimmingly as she would have hoped. When Eli realized that not only was Clare pregnant, but that it was Drew's baby, he was dumbfounded. "Everything has changed," he said, and he tearfully rejected her before walking away.

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    Do you think Eli will be able to forgive Clare? Is Clare being a little na�ve about how her the pregnancy will affect her relationships? What about Miles and Chewy? Can their friendship withstand the challenges of a significant other? You know we want to hear from you, so sound off in the comments!


  • Top 10 Reasons TeenNick Is Thankful

    Posted on 11/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is about a lot of things: turkey trimmings, your Grandma's famous stuffing, all pumpkin everything... But most importantly, it's a time to remember all of the things we're grateful for in life. And with the help of some TeenNick characters, we thought we'd celebrate a few of those things that make us thankful every day.

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    Wisdom of the '90s, such as Vital Information with Lori Beth Denberg.

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    Or mini French lessons with Pierre Escargot.

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    If you're going through a hard time, friends are there to help pick up the pieces.

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    And if you're really feeling down, the hilarity of a mustard and crouton shower give you a good laugh.

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    Ummmm... this. Who remembers this heck-of-a-moment?

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    And this.

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    And this!

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    A good hug. Really, is there anything better?

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    Finding true love... Even if it took forever to get there.

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    And finally, no matter how crazy your family is, you love 'em anyway. Hug me, BROTHA!

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Don't forget to catch all of your besties during TeenNick's Friendsgiving starting Monday, November 24th at 9pm. Tori, Carly, Zoey, Big Time Rush -- the whole gang will be there!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'If You Could Only See'

    Posted on 11/12/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Show of hands: Who tuned in to last night's all-new Degrassi and subsequently felt all the feels because this show just continues to surprise your pants off? *Reaches palms to the sky* "If You Could Only See" took us on another wild ride and if you haven't seen it yet, catch up online before reading out recap below!

    BASKET CASE
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    Maya began to worry about Miles. His family situation seemed to be affecting his well-being and Maya, whether or not she still has feelings for Miles, couldn't let it go. In fact, she became so concerned that he might hurt himself, she cried out in the middle of class after a nightmare in which she imagined Miles jumping from a balcony. Oof.

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    Ms. Grell called Ms. Matlin about Maya's outburst... and to make matters even more complicated, Maya's mom contacted Miles' parents.

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    When Miles found out about Ms. Matlin's concerned phone call, he was not happy. He accused Maya of meddling with bad intentions and clinging to the past: "Get over me, Maya," he said, "And stay the hell out of my life."

    OKAY WITH COMPLICATED
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    Since breaking up with Drew, Becky decided she was ready for someone new. She turned to the ever-promising Interwebs to secure a date for the Roller Derby with Jack and Imogen and when the digital powers-that-be found her match, he seemed perfect: Responsible, strong faith, good values. What could go wrong?

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    But after just a few hours on their first date, Becky realized that even though they were a perfect match on paper, it was not working out IRL. She wasn't the impossibly "bubbly" girl she used to be and the guy who may have been perfect for her a few months ago was now... annoying. So it seemed like her match made in heaven might be harder to find than she thought.

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    But when Becky wobbled home on her post-Power-Cheer crutches, she bumped into ex-BF Drew� and it was clear they still had some unfinished business.

    Drew may have a serious situation on his hands with Clare and her pregnancy, but Becky realized that he was worth the complication. #Drecky is not over.

    DEGRASSI NUDES
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    After an awkward walk-in between Frankie, Winston and almost the entire Hollingsworth family, Frankie set out to prove to that she deserved to be treated with the same amount of freedom and independence as her brothers.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    And when Frankie expressed her feelings to her teammates about the double standard between guys and girls, Zo� was inspired to turn their frustration into a fundraiser. Girls were putting themselves in compromising positions on oomfCHAT and getting nothing but trouble in return.

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    But sending nude pictures for money wasn't exactly what Frankie had in mind. Frankie wanted to take back the narrative, expose the vicious differences between what girls and guys are expected to do � not sell her body.

    Degrassi: If You Could Only See

    Back at home, however, Frankie's mom reinforced the double standard she was trying to fight by insisting she wear modest clothes to her dad's campaign event. It was the last straw for Frankie, and in a bout of frustration she did something she won't be able to take back: She took a topless picture of herself and sent it to Degrassi Nudes.

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    And now we give the floor to you, faithful Degrassians. Will Frankie regret taking that picture? Do you see some flaws in Zo�'s idea of empowerment? Was Miles too harsh on Maya? Will Drew and Becky stay strong? Go for it in the comments.


  • Degrassi Recap: 'Wise Up'

    Posted on 11/05/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's week two in a brand new season of Degrassi and we have a lot to discuss! During the Season Premiere, we learned that Clare decided to keep the baby, #Triles got caught in the middle of Hollingsworth family drama and Zo�, well, Zo�d her way onto the Power Cheer squad. What's up this week? If you haven't seen "Wise Up" yet, watch it online before reading our recap below!

    IN A BETTER PLACE
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    After Miles went on-record to call his father a homophobe, Mr. H decided to take Miles golfing to presumably work things out. It turns out, however, that Mr. H was just trying to stage a reconciliation to show the papers that he was once again on good terms with his son. When Miles realized what was going on, he ran off frustrated and disappointed.

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    Back at the Hollingsworth house, Miles and his dad got into another heated argument. But this time, Mr. H. shoved Miles into a wall.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    And realizing that his behavior was not OK, that his unacceptable actions had turned into physical abuse, he bribed Miles with a new car.

    ...What?

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Back at Degrassi, Tristan thought that Miles was just using him to anger his dad. Miles was unwilling to jeopardize another relationship in his life, so he made a peace offering to Tristan, which included a dinner invitation and a ride in his new car.

    Apology accepted... but are there some bigger issues at play? We can't ignore what happened between Miles and his dad.

    OFF THE HOOK
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    After learning that Clare planned to keep her baby, Drew was totally distraught over his uncertain future. He tried to talk Clare out of going through with the pregnancy, citing his immaturity as a major reason it probably wasn't a good idea for them to have a baby together. But Clare, headstrong in her ways, just said she didn't need Drew to be involved.

    And unsurprisingly, Drew thought he was off the hook.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Dallas, being a teen father himself, gave Drew some tough love about what it actually meant to be off the hook: By letting Clare raise the baby alone, he would still be a father� just a lousy one. Drew felt caught between warring opinions and a desire to do the right thing, but also didn't want to turn his life upside down. So he tried to lean on his girlfriend Becky for support.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    But considering how the whole ordeal had put her in a very difficult situation, Becky decided she couldn't help him clean up his mess.

    #oomfCHAT
    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Zo� discovered several #oomfCHAT pictures of nude Niners on Zig's phone and was not pleased that Zig was so casual about the dismaying and troubling messages. Since they weren't officially dating, Zig didn't seem to see the problem. But just when Grace had knocked some sense into him and convinced him to delete the app, he got one of the very same oomfCHATs from Zo�. Ugh, twist.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    Zig tried to tell Zo� she didn't need to send him compromising pictures, but Zo� took it personally and accused Zig of judging her. After everything that happened with the sexual assault trial, Zo� wanted to make it clear that she didn't need to be sheltered. She didn't need Zig telling her what to do with her body.

    Degrassi: Wise Up

    And even a grand (shirtless) apology couldn't change her mind.

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    Things are rumbling at Degrassi. What say you, dedicated fans? Are Zig and Zo� over before they ever really started? Is Zo� asserting her strength and independence in the right way? Has Miles really forgiven his Dad for what he did? Will Drew be able to step up to the plate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    If you or a friend is confronting a situation similar to Miles, Joyful Heart Foundation has resources and links to other organizations that may be helpful. As always, please remember you are not alone.

  • Degrassi Premiere Recap: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

    Posted on 10/29/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Welcome back, Degrassians! Last night, we kicked off a brand new season of Degrassi as our fave guys and gals returned for their final term (and brought a bunch of drama back with 'em). If you haven't seen the season premiere yet, watch "Smells Like Teen Spirit" online and then read our recap below!

    THERE'S A LITTLE PERSON INSIDE OF ME
    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    After Clare discovered she was pregnant, she had to figure out how it would affect her future. Drew didn't understand why Clare continued to avoid him until he realized that he, apparently, had gotten her pregnant. Upset and confused, Clare decided she would get an abortion. And Drew (who just started dating Becky like, a second ago) was relieved for obvious reasons.

    Degrassi: Smells LIke Teen Spirit

    But then, Clare found out that her becoming pregnant after cancer was somewhat of a miracle. As a cancer survivor, her chances of being able to conceive were slim� but she was living proof that it was possible. In her head, an abortion sounded right, but in her heart she couldn't go through with it.

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    Just as swiftly as she resolved to get the procedure, Clare decided she would keep the baby. And Drew was back in the hot seat.

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    Oh, and just in case there wasn't enough to handle already, Clare found out she got into Columbia. In New York. Where Eli lives.

    This roller coaster is about to get real.

    YOU'RE A DISTRACTION
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    As captain of the Power Cheer team, Becky decided that after Zo�'s sexual assault trial against her brother, she didn't want Zo� cheering by her side.

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    The only problem was super-tumbler Zo� had a stellar try-out and kinda deserved to be on the squad.

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    And when Becky told Zo� she didn't make the cut, Zo� was upset, confused and (surprise!) a little vengeful.

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    Zo� happened to overhear Clare's pregnancy news, and decided to use it against Becky (the potential baby daddy's girlfriend, remember) in a famous Zo� Rivas stunt. She blurted out Drew's exciting news during Becky's performance, which sent Becky tumbling to the cold hard ground wondering� How ??? And why?? And what?! Her brand-new BF was going to be a dad?! Broken heart. Broken ankle.

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    And suddenly, a spot for Zo� opened up on the team.

    TRILES AND TRIBULATIONS
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    Now that Miles and Tristan have gotten together, it didn't take long for Miles to stir up some tension with his family. Mr. H. wasn't so sure Miles' new relationship was the best thing for his campaign, and Miles wasn't so sure he cared.

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    When a campaign reporter asked Miles to share some of his father's words of wisdom, he facetiously relayed his father's motto: "Being gay is ridiculous."

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    And the first stone has been thrown (or, like, the fortieth). But we have to wonder, is Miles' relationship with Tristan just a ploy to provoke his father? Or are his feelings for Tris real?

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    What did you think of the Season 14 premiere? Will Clare figure out a plan for her baby? Will Drew be a part of it? Can Zo� and Becky both get what they want? Does Miles care more about sabotaging his father's campaign than he does about his new BF? Get to talkin' in the comments!