Degrassi Recap: 'Believe' Part 2
It's hard to believe that we're nearing the end of the chapter, but that doesn't mean the Degrassi drama is slowing down one bit! If you haven't seen "Believe Pt. 2", watch it online and then read our recap!
Maya and Miles started getting re-cozy, but Miles was nervous that his testimony in court would shake things up (again). Remember when he almost kissed Zoe at his fateful party? Well, Maya didn't. And sooner or later, she was going to find out.
When Winston took the stand, he testified that Miles and Zoe were about to fool around before Zoe passed out.
And Maya decided she had had enough.
Meanwhile, a gossip TV segment that was released surrounding the trial revealed that Zoe was actually booted from West Drive for pill popping. She was trying to move on from the trial by focusing on her audition, but this new video launched a disastrous wrench into her plan. Now the whole world knew her little secret.
As the video started to spread, things went from bad to worse. And when Zoe didn't know where to turn, she picked up her old habit: She swiped a few pills from Zig and popped them in school.
It didn't take long before Zoe, high on prescription drugs, started hallucinating in class.
It seemed like her world was beginning to crumble. Was Zoe starting to crumble with it?
Still high on the pills, she lashed out at the reporter who spread the terrible stories.
And later on, Zig found Zoe crying in the back of the bus. She had reached the end of her rope, but Zig sat with her, comforted her, and tried to give her perspective.
Back in the courtroom, before Becky's testimony, Luke accidentally revealed something really important: At the time of the alleged assault...
When Becky heard this, she was certain that Zoe never consented. As heartbreaking as it was, Becky knew she had to tell the truth on the stand.
As things were finally starting to turn around, Zoe mustered enough strength to give her honest and moving impact statement in court.
After her statement, she thanked Zig. And gave him money to pay off the gang, and get out of dealing drugs for good.
And when the jury finally came to their decision, Luke and Neil were found...
Although Zoe was able to find justice in this heart-wrenching case, Becky's world was now turned upside down. Thanks in large part to her testimony, her brother was now convicted of sexual assault. And when Becky turned to her mom for support, she was cold. Oh, so cold.
Zoe's story sheds light on the complicated issue of sexual assault. It can happen to all kinds of people, and all-too often blame is assigned to the victim. Situations like these aren't easy to talk about, but if you or someone you know have been affected by sexual assault, there are resources available and it is never too late to get help. Tell someone you trust. You don't have to deal with this alone. Call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE or go to www.rainn.org.
What did you all think of this eventful episode? What do you think is in store for the finale? Get to talkin' in the comments!