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- Posted on 10/21/2013 by Rachel1016
Sometimes, you have to pay very close attention to catch the subtle brilliance and hilarity of Degrassi. 'You Oughta Know' had its fair share of chuckle-worthy bits, and we felt it only appropriate to revisit them in the most interwebby way possible. So, we picked our five favorite moments from last week's episode and immortalized them with GIFs!
"Cool! I love shenanigans."
"Becky... Beckerino... BECKSTER!"
"You are killing me. You are literally killing me. Literally."
Clare: "Do you ask out every girl that talks to you?"
Winston: "Victory through sheer volume!"
"I'm here to ask Mr. Hunky himself if he finds me man-tractive."
- Posted on 10/21/2013 by Rachel1016
Anybody want to talk about last night's brand new episode of Degrassi? If you haven't seen "You Oughta Know" watch it online first!
In order to beef up her college applications, Clare set out to prove her journalism skills to a national newspaper. She pitched the idea of exploring how Zoe's celebrity wasn't helping her social adjustment at Degrassi (an AWESOMELY interesting topic in my opinion), but the story proved more difficult than she anticipated.
Not only did Clare realize that Zoe lied about people, well� hating her, she also realized that she was becoming unusually forgetful about very ordinary things, like the names of people and places. And when the girl with an otherwise encyclopedic brain forgets the country Greece, there's cause for concern.
Then, when Clare tried to confide in Eli about how stressed she was, he seemed a little distracted. (Right, just rip your heart into shreds.) And dare I point out that as Drew and Clare have continued to get closer, he seems to be there for support when Eli isn't. (Yes, I realize that Clew is just about the most unpopular prospect in the history of Degrassi prospects. So, all you you Eclare loyalists out there, please don't torch my house!) Perhaps we'll have to turn a blind, dismayed eye for now and see what happens.
Toward to end of the episode, however, she started to realize that her forgetfulness was more than just being exhausted and anxious over the news pitch. When she completely forgot to turn in an essay (and used the word "perspire" instead of "inspire"), she started to worry that her absentmindedness was perhaps a symptom of cancer returning. I'm not going to jump to any conclusions right away, but words fail to describe how deeply I hope this isn't the case.
Meanwhile, Miles explained how he felt undue pressure from his father to make starter on the basketball team. Even though we learned that making starter as a sophomore is unusual and, in the words of Tristan, "a little ambitious," Miles revealed that making the team just wasn't enough for his dad. And upon finding out that he didn't make the starting lineup, he was crushed.
Miles confided in Tristan about how important it was to get an extra "edge" to make the coach notice him. But *RED ALERT* such a boost to Miles actually meant jucin' it... You know, taking steroids. Argh, just the word makes my skin crawl! Did you EVER listen in health class, Miles? Weren't you scared away by all those pictures of guys with oily skin and excess hair growth?! Oy vey.
Tristan was aware of how royally STUPID steroids are, but he also made it clear he was desperate to befriend Miles. And in a move that may or may not be just as braindead, Tristan gave Miles a bag of pills said to have been from his brother. Oh, brother. To be continued.
FOR DEGRASSI TV, I'M...
Imogen, the newly appointed head of Degrassi TV, was on a mission to find the perfect on-air personality for her show. Becky auditioned and pretty much killed it, but Imogen didn't want her to be the face of Degrassi TV. Even though she wouldn't admit it, Imogen was harboring guilt over what happened between her and Adam over the summer (remember, they kissed in the back of a van), and didn't know how to face Becky. But it also seemed like Becky was bummed to have not been chosen. And I don't know about you, but we think that homegirl maybe deserves to have something good happen to her!
Alas, Imogen ended up choosing Winston for the job even though he was hilariously and unsurprisingly terrible. Becky remained persistent, though, and when she asked if she could be involved with the show in any capacity, Imogen eventually opened up to the idea. I wonder if this will be an opportunity for Imogen come clean? To talk openly about what happened with Adam? We shall see... We shall see.
Where are your heads, Degrassi fans? Do you think Clare might be getting sick again? Is Miles headed down a dangerous path? Will Imogen be able to open up to Becky? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!
And, as always, here's the music from last night. Check out all of the songs from this season in our Spotify Playlist!
P.S. Here's the music from last night. Head out over our Spotify playlist to hear all the tunes!
"Heads Up! Watch Out!" by Dear Rouge
"Dreaming" by Smallpools
"The Sun Will Set" by Tick Tick Boom!
Time to whet your appetites for an all-new episode of Degrassi, so we've got a sneak peek!
When Miles finds out that he didn't make starter on the basketball team, he talks to Tristan about getting an extra "edge." But will he go too far to get what he wants? Check out the first look below!
As always, we want to hear what you think is going to happen. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and don't forget "You Oughta Know" premieres this Thursday at 9PM ET!
If you're down in the Monday dumps, we totally feel you. The long-awaited weekend whipped by faster than you could say "amazeballs" and the start of a new week is just a little too much, too soon. Sometimes though, it's all about perspective. Thanks to the misfortune of our favorite Degrassians, here are five ways your Monday probably could have been worse.
This week on Degrassi, we watched the students get ready for the kick-off Beach Bash dance. With the threat of no-shows, a little bribery, and one major party foul, all we have to say is: Have you ever been to a drama-free school dance? Didn't think so.
Check out our recap of 'You Got Me' below, and if you haven't seen the full episode, watch it online first because you'll be all "Oh my Lady Gaga, SPOILERS!"
Last week, Alli decided to give her Parisian boyfriend Leo a second chance. Much to her best friend Jenna's disappointment, Leo has re-entered Alli's life to prove that his aggressive past will not be a part of their future. Jenna's skepticism and concern for Alli, though, has continued to cause palpable tension in their friendship. Jenna seems to think that Leo's true colors will outshine his charm.
Desperate to prove to her friends that Leo's actually a good guy, Alli decided to invite him to Degrassi's Beach Bash dance. At first, Leo was all "I don't wish to be tested" (DUDE, you are ALREADY on thin ice), but then he decided to show up and play nice. Actually, he was quite wonderful to Alli's friends, dazzling Clare and Jenna on the dance floor and even making friends with Dallas (who was the supposed reason for Leo's infamous altercation with Alli in the first place).
Leo definitely made it difficult to either hate him or love him this episode. I mean, things seem to be looking up, but when violence is ever involved, second chances still feel a bit too generous to me. What about you guys? Are you divided on the issue? Do you think he's actually on the path to redeeming himself?
SLEEPLESS IN DEGRASSI
You'll remember that the Fall Chapter premiere ended with quite the cliffhanger: Drew, under the influence of his sleeping pills, called Zoe and said some quote, unquote "pretty sexy stuff." As if sweet-talking Zoe wasn't enough damage, Drew also unknowingly invited her to the dance... Yes, the same Drew who is very engaged to Bianca.
Zoe, hoping to save face from her embarrassing moments (you'll recall the coffee incident and when Miles called her a "re-run"), already bragged to Miles, Maya, and Tristan about her new "fling" with Drew. And when the truth about Drew's actual relationship status came to light, Zoe wasn't about to back down and risk being embarrassed by her ex-boyfriend / arch-nemesis again. So, she did what any other reasonable girl would do! She bribed Drew with contraband sleeping pills (since his doctor stopped prescribing them) in exchange for a date to the dance. A brilliant, fool-proof plan, right?
Wrong. Drew showed up to the dance high as ever, started hallucinating, and jumped into baby pool that he mistook for an ocean. Uh... #ICameInLikeACannonball? But when the rest of the school laughed at Drew's unsettling, but slightly hilarious episode, Clare came in and showed serious concern for him. She saw that something deeper was plaguing him, and that he's really struggling over the loss of Adam.
It made me happy to see Drew and Clare connect this episode because even though Drew's issues have manifested themselves in (admittedly) amusing ways, he hasn't been able to face the root of his problem. Perhaps Clare will be a game-changer for Drew on his path to healing.
OH, REMEMBER ME?
Hands down, one of the best parts of this episode was welcoming back Zig. (So good to see you, Zig! *waves* My, how you've grown!) Even though Maya and Miles were flirty-birdies pretty much the entire episode, that moment when Zig planted his eyes on Maya at the dance brought back SO many feels. Do you remember when Zig told Maya that he would wait for her? Ugh, crush my heart into a thousand pieces! Since Zig was unaware of Maya's budding relationship with Miles, though, I'm really interested to see what will happen. Do you think Miles is right for Maya? Do you think there's too much baggage with Zig? Only time will tell...
Okay, we've spilled our thoughts and we've posed our questions. Now it's your turn! Tell us what you thought of 'You Got Me' and let's get the conversation going! Take it away in the comments!
P.S. Here's the music from last night. Head out over our Spotify playlist to hear all the tunes!
"Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats
"Respect Yourself" by Bruce Willis
"In The City" by Caveman
"Climbing Walls" by Strange Talk
We're so excited for an all-new Degrassi, that we decided to give you a sneak of TWO scenes from this Thursday's episode!
In the clip, Alli invites Leo to Degrassi's Beach Bash dance. But when Leo finds out that Alli's friends know him as "the guy who gave her bruises," he defensively refuses her invitation. For a guy who's already skating on thin ice, will Leo actually get on the path to redemption?
Drew's sleeping problems continue to get in the way of his responsibilities. Dallas offers to help him plan the dance, but it remains to be seen if Drew will actually get to the root of the problem.
What do you all think is going to happen this week? Let us know in the comments, and don't forget "You Got Me" premieres this Thursday at 9PM ET!
Come one, come all, old and new Degrassi fans! This Friday at 10PM ET, we're airing three classic episodes of Degrassi featuring the guy YOU used to know as Jimmy Brooks! That's right, Aubrey Graham is making a comeback on the TeenNick airwaves for some major Degrassi nostalgia. Oh, and also, we dug into the TeenNick archives to bring you some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from when one of the biggest rappers in the world was just a kid palling around in those hallowed Canadian halls. You're not going to want to miss this.
Here is the lineup:
Episode 203—Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Episode 604—Can Hardly Wait
Episode 704—It's Tricky
Ever the sidekick, Ashley tries to re-start her music career as the star. She calls on Jimmy to collaborate with her, but will Jimmy's rap skills take center stage? I mean......
But right in the middle of his pump-up speech, Drew collapsed on stage. Throwing his loyal constituents into panic mode, the entire school ran to his side to help him regain consciousness. (And by "entire school" we're mostly referring to the fawning freshman girls who offered to carry his books.)
Dallas, worried about his best lad, asked Drew if his collapsing had anything to do with the fatigue he'd been suffering lately. We learned that since Adam's death, Drew's had tremendous trouble sleeping, and after mentioning that he was prescribed sleeping pills that he had yet to take, we immediately knew this was the beginning of something fishy.
Over in science class, Alli revealed that she had a secret date planned for after school. Coming off of an intense break-up with Leo, both Jenna and Clare were convinced (and pretty stoked) that she was finally giving Dallas a chance. Alli refused to reveal the mystery man, though, saying that she wanted to make sure "it's for real." Hmm... seemed pretty clear that there was another reason she hid his identity. All we have to say is: "Secrets secrets are no fun." And honestly, when it comes to Alli, they NEVER END WELL.
After Principal Simpson welcomed diva-star Zoe to Degrassi, it became pretty clear that she was not happy to be there. Then, in the biggest reveal of the episode, we learned that Zoe actually got kicked off of West Drive. Ya'll, Zoe has some secrets that are bound to come out, and if anything, it looks like we can expect to learn a lot about her character.
Drew's insistence, however, was more than just wanting to hula down and tiki-party his pants off. He didn't overtly say it, but we can safely guess that anything having to with Adam is still very difficult for Drew to stomach. Of course, it seems like Clare's idea is well-intentioned and noble, but shouldn't we also be sensitive to the fact that Drew is still clearly still fragile?
Over in love quadrangle land, Miles entered his first class at Degrassi brazenly asking Maya if she had any "girlfriend recommendations" for him. I'm sorry, girlfriend recommendations? Come on, who says that? Even if it was a joke, Miles, you're lucky you're cute. Maya went along with it though, having responded quite flirtatiously. It was actually getting a liiiitle steamy. Dare we say it appears our predictions are playing out as we expected?
Then, much to Miles' and Maya's surprise, Zoe entered the classroom. Unaware that his ex-girlfriend would be attending Degrassi, Miles had an awkward exchange with Zoe while Maya and Tristan looked on. I don't know about you guys, but it weirdly almost felt like they were ganging up on her.
Zoe tried to go back to her locker and escape the uncomfortable situation when the teacher calmly asked her to take her seat. In a PAINFULLY typical move, Zoe retorted by intentionally spilling her iced coffee all. over. him. Goodness gracious, as we if had any doubt that the after-effects of the Paris drama would follow us home...
In one of the biggest "OMG" moments of the entire episode, Leo traveled from Paris to Toronto to be with Alli. The last time we saw them together was at the end of last season when a severe altercation left Alli bruised and in tears. Suffice to to say say, we're skeptical and worried that by welcoming Leo to stay in Toronto, Alli is giving him a second chance he doesn't deserve... even if the scene in which they reunited was undeniably cute. Ugh.
When Principal Simpson threatened to expel Zoe for the iced coffee assault, her mother vehemently claimed that Zoe's behavior was the result of a learning disability. It's unclear whether or not this information is true or was merely a lie to keep Zoe from being expelled, but her mother's intensity gives us some insight into where Zoe might get her attitude. I mean, she was intense and pretty unforgiving! What do you all think? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree? Or too early to tell?
Meanwhile, after speaking again with Dallas about his trouble sleeping, Drew decided to take the sleeping pills. We quickly found out, however, that the pills have major side effects.
Drew fell into sleeping-pill stupor and unknowingly ordered supplies for the proposed beach bash before it was officially approved by Student Council. When Drew denied ordering anything, Clare sassily retorted with my personal favorite line of the entire episode: "This invoice says otherwise!" So dramatic. So Clare. But more importantly, these sleeping pills were clearly messing with Drew, and wasn't looking good.
And then this happened. Drew chivalrously caught Zoe in his arms after she tripped walking backwards. And boy, it was a moment. But before you get Bianca on the phone, it wasn't quite the romantic gesture it appeared to be. The only thing Drew could do to damage control his careless purchase was get the Student Council vote to swing in his favor. His move was used to charm Zoe into attending the Student Council meeting for no other reason than to help him win the majority vote for the beach bash.
And win he did. To Clare's disappointment, the beach bash won out over Clare's proposed texting and driving campaign.
Drew's swoon tactics had repercussions, however. Due to the side effects of sleeping pills, Drew called Zoe that night and flirted up a storm with her. Actually, it was more than flirting. He basically professed his love for Zoe and whispered sweet nothings into the phone, like calling her a "cutie" and telling her she's the "prettiest girl."
Oh no no no, don't phunk with her heart.
What did you all think of the premiere? Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!
And don't forget to check out the music featured in this episode (and all of Season 13) on our TeenNick Spotify playlist! Here are the songs from "This Is How We Do It":
"Black Lightning" by Poor Young Things
"Dress It Up" by Poor Young Things
"Wings" by "Haerts"
"Catch Me If You Can" by In Dreams
Can you believe it? The Season 13 Fall Premiere is mere hours away! To celebrate tonight's all-new episode and a brand new chapter of Degrassi histrionics, we're throwing a TKTK Twitter Party! While you watch and absorb the overall OMG-ness, we'll be live tweeting from @TeenNick and @Degrassinsider as well as giving away some awesome prizes. But what kind of hosts would we be if we didn't make sure you're primed and ready for the madness? Here are five essentials for making tonight's #DegrassiParty the party of the year...or at least the party of the week.
1. Get Your Sweets, Chips And Other Junk Food
Whether you grab a latte from the Spot or swipe some leftovers from your fridge, we hope you'll have something other than your nails to bite on during tonight's excitement!
2. Bring A Degrassi Freshman (Or Woman!)
Do have a friend who has never seen Degrassi before? Make that person your plus one and show them what they're missing!
3. Crank Our Degrassi Playlist
If you want to get the party started right now, head over to Spotify to hear our Degrassi pump-up playlist! Check out some of our favorite tunes from the summer chapter and a few choice tracks to get you in the partying mood!
4. Bring Your Best Tristan Face
We know you're going to have something to say about tonight's episode, so make like Tristan, and warm up those facial expressions.
5. Check Out Our Degrassi Predictions
Take a look at our silly predictions, and see how they measure up to your own!
Okay, I know we only said five, but you can forget this tip!
6. BRING YOUR TWEETS!
#DegrassiParty #DegrassiParty #DegrassiParty
Over the past week, we've collected all of your expert thoughts via Twitter on this upcoming season of Degrassi. You've predicted (with expertise and precision, we might add) all of the unlikely friendships, surprise hookups, and potential freakouts that could be in store this fall! And although you guys are by far most qualified to make such projections, we decided to take a stab at our own Degrassi fall predictions. Yep, we're pretty proud of them :)