Degrassi Recap: 'Everything is Everything'
Tuesdays are all about Degrassi, and last night we brought you a fresh batch of delicious Degassi drama! This week's episode tackled (SURPRISE!) the ever-changing relationship feels. From Dallas and Alli, to Drew and Clare, to Tristan...and his teacher (?) you're gonna want to watch "Everything is Everything" online and then read our recap below!
THE GOOD FIGHT
Last week, Dallas and Connor were pulled over on their way to the science fair under the suspicion of a stolen car. After spending the night at the police station, the officers determined that the car wasn't in fact stolen, and the boys were free to go. But Dallas was still upset at the likelihood that he and Connor were pulled over because of their race.
When they finally reached the science fair, Dallas was approached by one of the judges. As he fixed a few items on Alli's display, the judge asked him to "step away" from the table. When Dallas explained that he was Alli's partner, the judge did not understand, and rather insisted that he come with him to sort the situation out. Dallas, suspecting similar racism, became defensive and aggressively refused.
Later, when the judge returned to evaluate their project, Dallas had another heated altercation. Dallas thought the judge was surprised at his articulate explanation of their findings, and Dallas called him out for having low expectations from a black man. The judge was taken aback, and Alli was not only confused, but furious that Dallas would jeopardize her chances of impressing the judges in such a reckless way.
As Dallas tried to figure out a way to fix his mistake, Alli's dad approached him and told him story of when he was similarly profiled at an airport. But when Dallas maintained that he wouldn't sit back and let the persecution just happen, Alli's father gave him some wise advice:
Dallas apologized to the judge, explained the reasoning behind his impulsiveness, and encouraged him to give Alli another chance. The judge agreed, and before we knew it, Alli took home the gold.
But it looks like Dallas did, too. :)
Dallas told Alli he was going to file a proper complaint with the police department about the way he and Connor were treated, proving that he could win the girl, win the fair, and win the cause.
And that's how to fight.
Ever since Mr. Yates told Tristan that he was his favorite student, Tristan assumed that his relationship with, ehem, Grant was going to be a special one. However, Mr. Yates gave Tristan a hard time at the next meeting of the play-writing collective. Apparently, he deemed Tristan's writing both "boring" and "lacking depth." Ouch.
Why was Mr. Yates being so hot and cold?
When Tristan approached him, Yates admitted that he didn't want to show Tristan any favoritism. But, I mean, anyone that knows anything about body language could tell that he was hiding something. Why was Mr. Yates being so volatile and sending Tristan signals about actually being friends?
Well, things got even more suspicious when Mr. Yates then asked Tristan if he had ever heard of the love story of Heloise and Abelard.
Tristan quickly learned that the story tells the tragic tale of a teacher who falls in love with a student.
...And we quickly learn that things between Tristan and Mr. Yates are about to get complicated.
GET A #CLEW
Clare was surprised to find that Drew's date with Eden went really well. According to Drew, not only was Eden pretty, but she was funny and they had a lot in common.
Plus, Imogen approved.
But as the idea of Drew and Eden together became more real, Clare started to regret helping Drew find a new girl. (Ya always want what you can't have, HUH, Clare?!) She also still hadn't revealed the true identity of Annabella, the girl in the fake profile that Clare created last episode. But it was time to tell Drew that she was Annabella.
Turns out Drew knew the entire time, and he confessed that the reason he chose Eden was not because "Annabella" wasn't his type, but because she had a boyfriend.
And... KABOOOOOM! <-- That's the onomatopoeia for a #truthbomb.
So, now that the mutual feelings between Drew and Clare were on the table, it was time for Drew to let Eden down easy. He came clean about his feelings for Clare, but, even after breaking it off with Eden, he made it clear that the chances of him and Clare working were slim. Ugh, so now what? The ball's in Annabella's court?
Oy yoy yoy, we hope you're bracing yourselves, Degrassians. Will Clare and Drew challenge the universe and get together? Will Tristan find himself in a tricky situation with Mr. Yates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!