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  • Top 10 Degrassi Beauty Moments

    Posted on 07/17/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    1) Emma Nelson's Dolphin Pants

    Inspirational. Iconic. Fashionable. Aquatic.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    2) Manny's Thong with Low-Rise Jeans

    Manny Santos knew how to turn heads with her low-rise jeans and thong. #Trendsetter.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    3) New Year, New Look, New Paige

    Paige is the only girl who could wear sunglasses inside, hun.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    4) Clare's Uniform

    Private school uniform Clare is iconic Clare.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    5) Spinner's Hair

    It's fun knowing which season of Degrassi you're on based on Spin's hair!

    Season 2:

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    Season 4:

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    Also Season 4:

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    Season 7:

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    6) Goth Phases: Ellie, Ashley, Eli

    3 Goth phases. 1 school. Endless possibilities for the color black.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    7) Jenna's Top at Prom

    Sometimes even crowned Degrassi royalty have wardrobe malfunctions.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    8) Imogen's Bra

    Who knew protesting the school dress code could be so fashion forward?

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    9) Fiona's Headband

    Blair Waldorf vs Fiona Coyne: the ultimate battle of headbands.

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments


    10) Zig's Sleeveless Shirts

    Do Zig's arms ever get cold? No but really, do they?

    Degrassi: Top 10 Beauty Moments



    The Degrassi two-week finale event starts July 20th! And don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we're counting down the most iconic Degrassi moments ... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!!

  • Top 10 Degrassi Celebrity Cameos

    Posted on 07/16/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    You are the company you keep, right? Well, Degrassi's made a few famous friends over the years. Check out these familiar faces in Degrassi's Top 10 Celebrity Cameos!

    1) Pete Wentz and Cassadee Pope, Degrassi Goes Hollywood

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    When Ellie ran into Craig with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Hey Monday's Cassadee Pope in Hollywood, it was kind of a big deal. Apparently, Craig's new life in LA came with new pop-punk musician friends and apparently all it took was introducing them to Ketchup Chips. Seems easy enough... right?!

    2) Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, Degrassi Goes Hollywood

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    When Manny attended a speaking event hosted by these two funnymen, she landed a Hollywood audition in Jason Mewes' directorial debut. It was a huge opportunity, which eventually caused major drama between her and Paige (#FrememiesForever), but it all ended up working out in the end because... whatever it takes!

    3) "Vivica A Fox and Kelly Carlson, Degrassi Goes Hollywood

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Marco had been in Hollywood for less than a day when he thought he spotted Ashton Kutcher and his famous trucker hat. Good thing these two fabulous and famous actresses stopped by to let him know that, no, it couldn't have been Ashton. He had done away with that trend months ago...

    4) Billy Ray Cyrus, "The Power of Love"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos


    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Picture this: It's the last dance of the year for Degrassi, and Jimmy wants it to be perfect. He springs for dinner and a limo, but things get a little hairy when their driver gets arrested. The driver in question happens to be none other than our favorite champion of mullets, Billy Ray, who in one fell swoop managed to do the unthinkable: Break Drake's achy-breaky heart. (Say that three times fast.)

    5) Adam Lazzara, "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" - Part 2

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    In this Season 6 episode, Adam and his iconic band Taking Back Sunday played a concert at Toronto University. This was a pretty serious episode, as Ellie missed her interview with the band because she was too distracted by Craig and the drug problem he didn't know he had. In the midst of the intensity, though, the band performed their unforgettable hit "MakeDamnSure" and we made sure to never forget how epically blonde Adam's hair was.

    6) Jay Manuel, Degrassi Takes Manhattan

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Who could forget that time Holly J. ran into Jay Manuel on the streets of New York City? It was the first day of her summer internship and the America's Next Top Model legend offered some sage career advice and the ultimate compliment: He loved her shoes. BRB, gonna file this one under fierce.

    7) Shay Mitchell, "Up Where We Belong"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos


    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Before she became famous as Emily on Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell made a guest appearance on Degrassi as a model who dropped out of school. Remember when Mia felt pressure to choose between school and her modeling career? Well, I think we can all agree that Shay's advice may have been a bit... ill-advised.

    8) Keke Palmer "Spring Fever"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Sav was nursing a broken heart over spring break (thanks, Holly J.) when something unexpected happened. Pop star Keke Palmer swooped in to make him forget all about it. Even though it wasn't until Keke stepped on stage that Sav realized exactly who she was, it totally helped take the pain away. And, ah, wouldn't it be nice if we all had a famous pop star to help us get over our exes?

    9) Chaz Bono, "Tonight, Tonight" - Part 2

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos


    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    This cameo was an unforgettable moment in Adam's ground-breaking storyline about gender identity. When Adam got WhisperHug disqualified from a Battle of the Bands competition (in which Chaz played a celebrity guest judge), he sought guidance from the transgender activist. Adam was in the thick of his journey at this time -- reeling from his rocky relationship with Becky, coping with the everyday struggles of being FTM (female-to-male), figuring out the consequences of packing your jeans with a cucumber... and Chaz offered advice for coping with the pain. It was one of those moments where Degrassi just nailed it.

    10) Natasha Bedingfield, "We Built This City"

    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos


    Degrassi: Top 10 Celebrity Cameos

    Thanks to Liberty's award-winning essay in a radio contest, the Class of 2007 scored the pop star as their prom entertainment. Lest you were too distracted by all the drama between Liberty and Damian to remember, Natasha performed her hits "Pocketful of Sunshine" and "Unwritten" while swiftly reminding us just how satisfying it is to belt "FELL THE RAIN ON YOUR SKIN!"


    There you have it, Degrassians! Can you say #SquadGoals? What were your favorite Degrassi cameo memories? We couldn't fit every celeb appearance in this list, so share yours in the comments!

    The Degrassi two-week finale event starts July 20th! And don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we're counting down the most iconic Degrassi moments... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!

  • Top 10 Degrassi Disses

    Posted on 07/15/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    As much as we would like it to be, high school isn't type of place where kids sit in a circle and sing kumbaya all day. Not everyone gets along. Whether they were enemies, frenemies, rivals for former best friends, the Degrassi students have had some epic duels. Check them out below!

    1) Paige Vs. Manny

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "I doubt your mouth is connected to your tiny, shriveled, boy-obsessed brain."
    Paige got pretty stressed out when her student-teacher fling began to unravel. The result? Some seriously harsh words for Manny.

    2) Holly J Vs. Fiona

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    "This is New York Holly J, bitch!"
    Before they became BFFs, Holly J and Fiona were, um � what's the opposite of BFFs? It got so crazy, Holly J locked Fiona in a closet. No one gets in a Sinclair's way!

    3) Maya Vs. Zo�

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "You keep stealing all my people. Get your own people."
    Maya and Zoe's rivalry hit an all-time high when certain beverages got involved.

    4) Emma Vs. Darcy

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    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "Pretty soon, everyone's going to figure out what a pathetic liar you are."
    Emma was not going to sit back and let people slander Mr. Simpson's name!

    5) Marisol Vs. Drew and Bianca

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "Oh, look who it is: The Liar, the Bitch, and her Slutty Wardrobe!"
    Marisol laid down a classic burn on Drew and Bianca when Katie was too hurt to speak. Ultimate best friend.

    6) Jimmy Vs. Tobey

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    "You're a fake computer hacker. You're a fake rap fan. You're just 100% fake."
    Don't . Cross. Jimmy. Even worse, don't lie to him.

    7) Tristan Vs. Miles

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "You are a terrible person. You use and abuse people and one day you're gonna wake up and realize you have nobody."
    Miles was playing games, and Tristan was not going to stick around for more. #RIPtriles

    8) Manny Vs. Holly J

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments


    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "Rumor has it, you have webbed toes."
    Manny clapped back when Holly J tried to spread vicious rumors about her.

    9) Liberty Vs. JT and Toby

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "Some advice: Find a dictionary and look up 'pathetic.'"
    Liberty served up some truth pie for these two. But let's be honest, Lib isn't known for sparing people's feelings. #SorryNotSorry

    10) Zo� Vs. Becky

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    "What's that called when your boyfriend gets his best girl friend knocked up? Oh, I think it's called baggage."
    The shade, the shade. Zoe was not going to let Becky block her from joining Power Cheer. Was it her place to tell Becky that Drew was the alleged father of Clare's unborn baby? No. But you can't disagree that she slayed her!


    The Degrassi two-week finale event starts July 20th! And don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we're counting down the most iconic Degrassi moments ... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!!

  • Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments

    Posted on 07/14/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Before Aubrey Graham started "running through the six with his woes," he was straight-shooting, lovable Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Let's take a quick trip down memory lane with our old pal Jimmy.

    10) In Season 1, when Ashley and Jimmy's relationship hit the eight-month mark, it obviously meant it was time to take it the "next step," right?

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments

    Ehhh. Wrong.

    Ultimately, Jimmy and Ashley mutually agreed that they just weren't ready for that level of commitment yet.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Awww. How cute.

    9) We catch a first glimpse of Jimmy's rapping skills during Season 3, when he drops a beat with pal, Spinner.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Unfortunately, Marco and Craig don't seem to think that Jimmy and Spin's free-styling skills are smooth enough for their super "alt" band, Downtown Sasquatch.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Feel Craig's terror.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    So uncomfortable.

    8) Degrassi's halls have seen their fair share of heart-wrenching moments. One of the most earth-shattering tragedies is the infamous school shooting.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Jimmy's paralysis teaches everyone at Degrassi that one decision can change someone's life forever.

    7) However, Jimmy's rough time only makes him more determined to power through adversity.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    But even in difficult moments, Jimmy continues to drop hardcore wisdom onto his friends. For instance, when he gives Craig love advice from his HOSPITAL BED.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Tell 'em, Jimmy.

    6) Or pretty much any time Jimmy drops hard-hitting truth bombs onto virtually anyone.

    When he confronts Derek about his lack of respect on the basketball courts.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Every single time he manages to diss Spinner.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Okay, maybe not always the most hard-hitting.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Even when he makes this face.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    5) When Jimmy triumphantly returns to Degrassi, the gang is so excited to welcome him back. But good ol' Jimmy is just too humble to make it into a huge deal.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Adorable.

    4) In Season 5, Jimmy confronts the fact that basketball isn't his biggest dream anymore. More admiring, he's finally honest with his #1 supporter about it: his dad.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    So serious.

    3) Jimmy constantly proves that his talents surpass his ability to shoot hoops. He's basically Degrassi's unofficial Renaissance Man.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Let's glaze over the fact that he painted Ellie into the mural, instead of his long-term girlfriend at the time.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Sorry, Hazel.

    Can't forget when Jimmy and Spinner decide to start their own graphic t-shirt business.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Ugh, just look at how happy he is.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Also, when Jimmy moonlights as the guitarist for Downtown Sasquatch. Seriously though, Downtown Sasquatch.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    2) His sweet, sensitive and supportive side also makes him total boyfriend material.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    All about those Jimmy-Hazel relationship goals.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    So supportive of Ashley. Swooooooooon.

    1) Throughout his time at Degrassi, Jimmy has gracefully proved that he can tackle any obstacle thrown his way.

    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    Top 10 Jimmy Brooks Moments


    He always finds a way to make it through. Whatever it takes.


    Tell us your favorite Jimmy Brooks moment character in the comments! Don't forget, the Degrassi two-week finale event starts July 20th! And don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we're counting down the most iconic Degrassi moments ... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!

  • Top 10 Degrassi Forgotten Characters

    Posted on 07/13/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Degrasssi is just like any other school. Students come and go all the time. A jock transfers in, a rich kid moves back to the Upper East Side, people move on. But sometimes, students go ghost. Every Degrassian has wondered about a beloved Degrassi character who stormed the hallways one day, only to disappear overnight. Where did they did they go? Let's talk about this.

    1) Dave Turner

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    He was Degrassi's class clown. He pined after Alli for years. He hosted a radio show with his bestie, Adam. And then, somewhere along the way, Dave disappeared. He was last seen at Adam's funeral in season 13; his only appearance that season.

    2) Wesley Betenkamp

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    Most of Wes' time at Degrassi was filled with your typical high school awkwardness: talking to girls, lying about getting your driver's license, talking to girls... But after a while, Connor's ride-or-die just kind of flew by.

    3) Kendra Mason

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    Who could forget Spinner's little sister and star athlete, Kendra?! She played hockey, soccer, and gymnastics and even dated Toby for a bit. According to Toby, they split the summer after season 3, but we never got her side of the story...

    4) Derek Haig

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    Alongside his right-hand-man Danny, Derek wreaked havoc around Degrassi (all in good fun!). He even co-hosted his own Degrassi mini, Dating 4 Dudes. Hilarity to the max! Last seen: in the caf, chanting "I Hate Holly J." Can ya blame him?

    5) Chris Sharpe

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    Chris came into Emma's life when she needed a break from Sean drama. He had style, great taste in music, and attitude. They didn't last forever, but Chemma was cute for the season.

    6) Ms. Kwan

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    The best, most iconic English teacher in all of Degrassi history! (Yeah, we said it.) Too bad she didn't stick around. Remember when Spinner and Jimmy egged her car and she started crying? Teachers are people, too, you guys!

    7) Ms. Sauv�

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    When you go to a school like Degrassi, you need a great guidance counselor to support you when you're down. Ms. Sauv� was THAT chick. We haven't seen her since she helped Holly J with college decisions in season 10. Where or where might Ms. Sauv� be? Come back, come back, to dear old Degrassi!

    8) Leia Chang

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    She and Danny had a fling for a bit, but they lost their spark and things fell apart. After her random lying streak (Remember that?!), she just kind of danced off into the distance.

    9) Keisha

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    She, Zoe and Frankie were a clique in season 13. They even put together a cute dance routine at the Degrassi Sing Off to Olivia Newton John's 'Physical.' ("Let's get physical, physical!") After that, she appeared briefly during Zoe's trial and the rest is history.

    10) Terri MacGregor

    Degrassi: Top 10 School Event Moments

    After Terri woke up from a coma, she decided not to return to Degrassi. The worst part? We didn't even get to say "goodbye!"


    The Degrassi two-week finale event starts July 20th! And don't miss It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments on July 31st, where we're counting down the most iconic Degrassi moments ... with all your favorite cast members from all fourteen seasons!!

  • Celebrate Mothers' Day With These Iconic Degrassi MOM-ents

    Posted on 05/07/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's almost Mother's Day, Degrassians (if you just opened a 1-800-Flowers tab... you're welcome...) and we're celebrating with some of the most heartwarming, cringe-worthy and all-around memorable Degrassi MOM-ents ever!

    I DON'T WANT YOU TO DO THIS ON YOUR OWN.

    Degrassi MOM-ents

    Degrassi MOM-ents


    Clare's mom was a little surprised that her smart, talented daughter could get herself pregnant at seventeen, but she eventually assured Clare that they would get through it together. Sure, Clare Edwards "always has a plan," but when it comes to figuring out what in the world you're gonna do with a baby on the way, Mom needs to step in. Way to go, Helen.

    A SELFISH THING AND AN INSENSITIVE THING



    When Audra Torres gave Drew a much-need piece of her mind, she officially joined the ranks of iconic Degrassi moms. We all know Drew made a dumb, selfish mistake sleeping with Zoe, but it wasn't until his mom's unsweetened wisdom knocked some sense into him that he realized the gravity of his actions. Thank you, Audra, for saying exactly what Drew needed to hear.

    REEL IT IN, PETER.

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    We all knew Ms. Hatzilakos as the sweet teacher-turned-principal (whose first name is Daphne *mind blown*), but it's easy to forget her most important role of all: Peter's mom. Boy, did she have a handful. When it seemed like Peter turned his life around, he hit a MAJOR hiccup when he got caught up in a little crystal meth addiction. Luckily, his mom was right there by his side when he need someone to help him get through it.

    LEAN ON ME

    Degrassi MOM-ents

    Degrassi MOM-ents

    Degrassi MOM-ents


    When Maya was tormented by nightmares of Miles hurting himself, she didn't know what to do. Having gone through a similar situation before, it wasn't clear if Maya's thoughts were real or if they were they just in her head. Mrs. Matlin didn't necessarily have the answers, but she let Maya lean on her shoulder. And in that moment, it's exactly what her daughter needed.

    STEPPING IN AS MOM

    Degrassi MOM-ents


    Bianca didn't have an ideal upbringing, so it was easy to understand why she was a little rough around the edges. When Momma Torres stepped in however (which she has no problem doing), she really set a positive example for Bianca. Some could say they ended up being besties. Goes to show that you don't need to have the same blood to be family! <3

    BETTER THIS TIME

    Degrassi MOM-ents

    Degrassi MOM-ents


    With her iffy past and temporary jail time, K.C. always had a strained relationship with his mom. In fact, he was convinced that he'd be better off without her and he fought hard to live in a group home. But when he realized there really is no love like a mother's, he decided to give her another chance. Seeing these two reunited is a straight shot to the feels.

    TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
    Degrassi MOM-ents


    Fiona wasn't looking forward to her deposition against her abusive, jerk-bag ex, Bobby. When it seemed like Fions was at her breaking point, her mom supported her through the case.

    BEATING CANCER TOGETHER

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    Anya became a rock for her mom when she was diagnosed with cancer. It was a rough time, but after months of radiotherapy she kicked cancer's butt!

    SMOOTHING THINGS OUT

    Degrassi MOM-ents


    We all know Manny didn't have the smoothest relationship with her parents. I mean, when your dad calls you a slut and kicks you out, bonds tend to break. Fortunately, family is all about being there for each other, and so, after some time apart, Manny eventually made up with her parents. The look in her mom's eyes when she saw her in her debut dress is everything! The feels!


    What are some of your favorite Degrassi MOM-ents? Share in the comments and don't forget to wish your mom (or any special woman in your life) a happy Mother's Day!

  • 10 TeenNick Bromances That Are Like Spongebob and Patrick

    Posted on 02/04/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Bromance

    Some say it's one of the greatest friendships of all time. That the bond between a sponge and starfish is both eternal and unshakable (but maybe a little squeezable). SpongeBob Squarepants and his BFF Patrick have a bromance like no other, and when The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hits theaters, they're going to embark on a mission fit only for the very best of buds.

    The power of the bromance is real, so to celebrate this aquatic pairing soon to be all over the big screen, we rounded up ten of our favorite TeenNick bromances that have surely taken a cue from our these deep-sea dudes. Are you ready, kids?!

    BROS DRESS UP TOGETHER

    Bromance

    Whether they're troubadours...

    Bromance

    cheerleaders...

    Bromance

    lovely ladies...

    Bromance

    or fruit.

    BROS GET DOWN TOGETHER

    Bromance

    Everyone knows a key ingredient of a healthy bromance is a happy dance.

    Bromance
    Bromance
    Bromance
    Bromance
    Extra points for impressive choreography...

    Bromance

    and flawless execution.

    Bromance

    What can we say? Perfect pairs are never out of sync.

    BROS ARE WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICES

    Bromance

    Bromance

    And misery loves company.

    BROS ARE NOT AFRAID TO SHOW AFFECTION

    Bromance

    Sometimes the emotion is just too much.

    Bromance

    So what if it's awkward?

    Bromance

    There, there, Andr�. Beck's got your back.

    BROS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'D DO WITHOUT EACH OTHER

    Bromance

    Bromance

    Bromance Bromance
    Bromance Bromance
    And at the end of the day, your best friend is gonna be there for you. That's what bromance is all about, right?

    Bromance

    Bromance

    Bromance


    Check out more epic bromantic moments between SpongeBob and Patrick when The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hits theaters on February 6th!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Firestarter, Part 2'

    Posted on 01/14/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Holy winter finale, Degrassians. Can you believe the first chapter of Season 14 has come to a close? We're only pushing pause of Degrassi for a bit, but it's a probably a good thing since the Winter Finale is a going to take a minute to digest. Are you ready to recap?

    THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Zoë did everything she could to keep the Power Cheer squad together, despite the fact that they found out she started the fake FaceRange page about Frankie. Zoë reminded them that they were so close to making nationals, and, of course, that she was only trying to protect them. It would all be worth it, she promised.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    When it seemed like she had gotten their forgiveness, Zoë left the gym to meet up with Zig. But when she got to their meeting place, she realized she had been tricked. Frankie and Winston locked her in the room and tried to get her to admit to everything.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    But then the fire started. And as the smoke billowed, the real talk began. Frankie called Zoë out for everything she had done: "You're a bully," she said. And the Power Cheer girls? "The only reason they stuck around so long is because they're worried about going to jail." She warned Zoë that if she didn't come clean -- that if she wasn't honest for once -- she would ruin her friends' lives.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    After Zoë escaped the fire, Zig found her outside. Wondering why she didn't compete, Zig asked Zoë if she was OK. "No, but I will be after I take care of something," she replied. Was it finally time for Zoë to humble herself? Right then, she approached a police officer and said, "There's something I need to tell you."

    Let the rain fall down, I'm coming...

    YOU THERE, ECLARE?
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Imogen spilled the beans about Eli actually being the father of Clare's baby. Eli's attitude toward Clare completely changed with this information and he rushed to be by her side.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    At first, Clare wasn't too quick to forgive Eli's recent erratic behavior: He punched Drew, called her names, and condemned her for their situation. His recent change of heart wasn't enough. "I don't feel like I can trust you," she said.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    But then Eli wasn't going down without a fight. He insisted that he was capable of loving and helping care for their child. He was the father, after all, so Clare decided to give him a chance.

    Eclare, how we've missed you.

    EVERYTHING AND NOTHING
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    After another heated argument, Mr. Hollingsworth got physical with Miles again. This time, he hit him. When Miles told his mom about it, she was convinced there must be a logical explanation: Had Miles provoked him? Who actually started the fight? They had been at each other for months. Realizing he wouldn't get the support of his mom, Miles decided to take the matter into his own hands.

    He confronted his dad and laid it all out: He told him he was a horrible father and that he used his children as props and lashed out anytime they as much as sidestepped perfection. Mr. H. fired back with anger in his eyes and animosity in his voice. And when it got heated, Miles drew a punch: "Do it," his father said. But Miles couldn't.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    Feeling helpless, Miles wrote a goodbye letter to his siblings. He felt like there was nothing left to do but leave, and when he saw Maya at Degrassi, he asked her to pass along the message. But when Miles spotted a display for his dad's campaign, he took one the flyers and set it on fire. Almost immediately, the fire started to spread.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 2

    You know what happens in between, but once the Hollingsworth siblings had escaped the fire safely, Mr. H. arrived at the school to pick them up. He didn't seem concerned that his kids' lives were in danger, just that they had once again skirted their campaign responsibilities. How devastating that even after his shocking and unconscionable actions, Mr. H. reacted this way.

    The three siblings realized they had to stick together against their dad. And they did.

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    Whew, there is a lot to look forward to this spring. But in the meantime, what did you think of the Degrassi winter finale? Will Zoë actually be able to redeem herself? Is Eclare back for real? What is next for Miles and his siblings? Let us know in the comments.

    This episode deals with a very serious topic. 1 in 10 children in this country experience child abuse and neglect. If you or anyone you know has experienced abuse, you are not alone and there is help available. Call the ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit www.childhelp.org for more information.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Firestarter, Part 1'

    Posted on 01/07/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's hard to believe there's only one episode left in this chapter of Degrassi, but if last night's momentous showing was any indication, there's still plenty of drama to go around. If you haven't seen "Firestarter, Part 1" yet, watch it online and then catch up in our recap below!

    BET ON YOU
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Tiny and Zig competed for the attention of a visiting cheerleader in a bet that would require the loser to dress up in uniform and perform a cheer at the school. After a minor juice spilling incident, Zig happened to be the one to catch the cheerleader's attention.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    But when the cheerleader slighted Zoë and Degrassi's cheer squad for sending nude pictures, Zig went on the defensive: "You have no idea what she's been through," he said.

    So, Zig stuck up for Zoë. And lost the bet on purpose... for Zoe?

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Well, well, well. When Zoë found out that Zig lost a bet sticking up for her, she even opened up to the idea of giving him a chance. Take two for Zoëmund?

    A BETTER LIFE
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    At a PTA meeting, Becky's mom publicly insulted Clare for being pregnant. Clare was ashamed and worried that people would start viewing her as a trashy teen mom (she even made a jab at Jenna, who was in that position not too long ago). But Principal Simpson approached Clare to tell her that his wife was actually a teen mom, and that she had a wonderful life despite the unexpected circumstances: "You can still be a teen mom and have a great life," he said.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    So Clare decided she needed to take her life into her own hands (not just because of that frightening dream where she was married to Principal Simpson). She would follow her dreams and go to college, no matter what.

    FLAWLESS FRANKIE
    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Frankie worried that her involvement in the Degrassi Nudes scandal would surface and put her dad's campaign in jeopardy. She decided that the only way to cover her tracks would be to get Zoë to take the blame for orchestrating the whole scheme.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    But when Winston showed Frankie a FaceRange page that exposed her as the mastermind behind the whole thing, she also discovered that he was the blackmailer. No, he didn't create the FaceRange page (Zoë did -- surprise, surprise), but he was the person who brought the entire scandal to light. And Frankie was upset.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    When Frankie confronted Zoë about the page, Zoë admitted to sending her down the river because she knew Frankie wouldn't have to deal with whatever consequences would ensue: Frankie's father would bail her out and erase the whole scandal, whereas Zoë would have to relive the dreadful past in the press and at school.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Unfortunately for Frankie, though, that didn't exactly happen. At Mr. H's campaign event, a reporter exposed her as the #Oomfchat ringleader long before Frankie had a chance to do damage control. When she came clean that she was involved, Frankie's dad, in typical Mr. H fashion, put the campaign first: He instructed Frankie to lie and take the full blame, with the hopes that the press would see him as a father taking control of the situation. Ugh. Le sigh times ten.

    Degrassi: Firestarter, Part 1

    Devastated, Frankie decided that Zoë had to pay once and for all. ...What could she have up her sleeve?

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    Degrassi Winter Finale, here we come. Will Frankie really seek revenge on Zoë? Will Clare make more plans for her baby? Will Zoëmund actually give it a shot? Comments: GO!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Hero vs. Villain'

    Posted on 12/31/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    They say what goes around comes around� but you don't always see it coming. Last night's Degrassi was all about bad karma, and we're here to recap every fateful detail. If you haven't seen "Hero vs. Villain" yet, watch it online and then join the conversation below!

    SAYONARA, MILES HOLLINGSWORTH
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    After last week's failed intervention, Tristan was determined to patch things up with Miles. It had been three loooong days, and it was time to kiss and make up.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    But when Tristan caught Miles staring at Maya from across the hall, he realized that the intervention wasn't what pushed him away. Miles still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    A heartbroken Tristan confronted Miles and gave him a piece of his mind. He was done being a victim of Miles' fickle heart. And he was done with Miles.

    Shot to the feels, #Triles shippers! When Tristan and Miles were good, they were great, but was this relationship doomed from the start? Even Tristan himself questioned Miles intentions from the get-go, right? Sure, it's hard to lay blame since Miles is going through a very trying time, but maybe he's just reckless when it comes to love...

    AN HONEST MISTAKE
    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    When Clare found out that her baby was actually Eli's not Drew's, she struggled to find the right way to break the news to both boys. She confided in Alli, who urged her to come clean as soon as possible, but Clare insisted that she needed time to think.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Alli let the news slip to Dallas, who felt obligated to tell Drew. And, oy vey, Drew furiously confronted Clare in the middle of the hall and yelled at her for making such a huge mistake. In fact, he was incredulous about the whole situation: How could she not know who the father was? How could she let him give up everything for her?

    Drew obviously has a point, but, man, Clare's tears were real. It really was an honest mistake (albeit a big one) and Clare never meant to mislead Drew. �Right? What do you think? Did Drew overreact?

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Clare went to the Dot to tell Eli the truth before he heard it from anyone else. She hoped that Eli might react the news a little differently, but he didn't even give her a chance to get it out. Still clearly heartbroken, he condemned Clare for ruining their future and even shamed her for her actions. Little did he know, he was attacking the mother of his child.

    So, not the best week for Clare. Do you think Eli will come around once he find out? Or is this a hurdle just too high to jump?

    JUST DESSERTS
    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Since Principal Simpson found out about Degrassi Nudes, he approached the Power Cheer team to see if they had any information. Zoe, who was at first taken aback, put on her best acting face and played dumb. Then she exploited her past experience to cover it up even more: "I'd like to speak at the assembly," she said. "As you might recall, I have some personal experience with the distribution of naked photos." Simpson ate it up.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    She may have put on a brave face in front of the principal, but word was spreading and Zoe needed to act fast. She soon enough found out that Hunter wasn't actually the Degrassi Nudes blackmailer and realized there was only one other person it could be... Frankie.

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    But here's where it gets mental. In order to make sure Frankie didn't go public, Zoe tricked her into thinking she was invited back on the team. She then snapped a topless photo of her in the locker room as insurance. ...Ksjdfhskdjfh. ZOE.

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Frankie was upset, confused and had no idea why Zoe would do such a thing. "Whatever you think I did, it's not me," she said. Did Zoe have the wrong person again? Could this thing spiral out of control anymore?

    Degrassi: Hero vs. Villain

    Apparently, it could. At the assembly, Zoe made her convincing remarks about the emotional cost of distributing nude images online -- she thought she nailed it. She deflected attention off the Power Cheer squad and, in a moment of honesty and remorse, even decided to delete Frankie's photo. But that's when she realized it was time to face her comeuppance: The real blackmailer just exposed her to the whole school.

    Welp.

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    What are your thoughts on this episode, Degrassians? What do you think will happen next week? Get your theories going in the comments!