Degrassi Recap: 'Basket Case'
It's that time again, Degrassians! We've got another all-new episode under our belts, and it's time to break down the moments that left us, as usual, wading in a pool of feels. Last night's episode was chock full of the capital D Drama that makes Degrassi sohellip;Degrassi, so if you haven't seen the full episode of "Basket Case," watch it online before reading our recap!
NO PARTIES, NO GIRLS
As Miles' parents were on their way out of town, they called upon Drew (of all people) to look after Miles in order to make sure he didn't get into any trouble. Miles was pretty annoyed at his parents for hiring Babysitter Drew and, really, we can't blame him. I mean, not only do we have every right to question Drew's capacity to supervise, but Mr. H was treating Miles like a baby when, really, he had been acting like a child himself.
Miles still hadn't forgotten about his father's affair. And because his father was doing whatever he wanted, Miles decided that he had license to do the same. In other words, it was time for a party.
After ditching Drew (by fooling him into thinking he'd have to run errands for Mr. H all evening), Winston quickly spread the word about the Hollingsworth rager. And the sun hadn't even set by the time the Degrassi student body gathered around Miles' pool, red Solo cups in hand, Icona Pop blasting. Everyone was having themselves a time, but there was one person in particular who especially enjoyed herself.
As the party got rowdier, Maya walked in and made it clear she was upset at Miles' carelessness. His relationship with his father was already strained and she knew that lashing out in this way was a mistake, no matter how much Miles believed that Mr. H deserved it.
To make matters worse, Miles was already pretty inebriated at this point. Maya tried to talk to him, but after one too many drunken slurs, she decided to leave. Miles was bent out of shape.
As Miles stumbled his way to an empty couch to sulk, Zoe walked over pretty intoxicated herself. She removed her dress, left only in a bathing suit, sat on Miles' lap, pitied his fight with Maya, and proceeded to pass out with her arms around him.
As if things hadn't already gotten out of hand, Winston and Miles had no idea what to do with unconscious Zoe. After Winston snapped a photo of the three of them to use as "ammo" against Zoe, they picked her up and brought her into the pool house. Suffice it to say, they acted with really impaired judgment.
WAKING UP IS THE HARDEST PART
You know what they say about dreams: You act out what you can't real in life.
After waking up from a
Her willpower didn't last very long, however, because when Drew asked for Clare's help with the campaign materials that Miles duped him into getting (right, that happened), she barely hesitated before saying, "Yes, Drew. For you, anything." (Okay, those weren't her exact words, but they might as well have been.)
Drew and Clare spent the entire day together, and as Drew dropped Clare off at her house, she finally got real: She admitted that she was having "too much fun" hanging out with him. And just as they were about to actually confront the maybe feelings they had for each other, Eli showed up at Clare's door. Yes, that Eli! Drew quickly assessed the situation and let Clare go. But, lest we assume the tension ended there, homeboy looked just about as bummed as every kid on the day after Christmas:
BEND, NOT BREAK
After finding out about Alli's violent attack, Dallas decided to stake out Leo's home. With his arms crossed and his hood up, it looked like he had every intention of giving Leo a taste of his own medicine.
But when he heard his son Rocky's voice, Dallas was reminded that fighting violence with violence wasn't the right thing to do. And it's not an example he'd want to set for his son.
Alli confessed to Dallas that she wished there was a way to make Leo realize just how much he hurt her. So, he accompanied Alli to Leo's house, where she was able to express to Leo face-to-face just how much turmoil he put her through, and how his severe anger management problems had the potential for an even worse outcome. Dallas was right by her side the entire time, but Alli mustered enough strength to say her piece: "You beat me, but you didn't break me."
Of course, the confrontation wasn't easy for Alli. The weight of that painful emotion left her in tears, but even though she is clearly still deeply wounded, Dallas' support helped her get the closure she deserved.
And as she sat on the curb, she said, "You're one of the good ones, Dallas." :`)
That about wraps it up for this week, Degrassians! Tell us what you thought about the episode in the comments below!