Degrassi Showdown: Week 3 Wrap-Up
How's everybody holding up? Tonight's Degrassi was pretty intense, right? (If you missed any of this week's episodes, watch them here before you read any further!)
I want to know what you thought of everything that happened this week on Degrassi. This post is half recap, half personal reactions to the storyline, and I really want to hear your reactions, too. Anyway, here are my random thoughts on this week's episodes:
Jenna looks like she's about to hit someone with her guitar... again.
Closer to Free, pt. 1
As I've said before, I love the song Jenna sings with lyrics about her life. It's been stuck in my head all week -- especially the tomato line. I thought it was a little sketchy that Becky didn't tell Jenna she was inviting her to a church youth group (she made it sound more like a jam session), but I understand that Becky probably just really wanted a friend at Degrassi.
I also understand Jenna's attraction to Luke, because the way he talked about religion must've felt very reassuring. Not to mention that he's, you know, kinda hot.
Clare was being a bit annoying with all the Asher-superfan stuff, but do you think she deserved to have everything she's ever said show up as a hashtag joke on Twitter? I feel bad for her, but I secretly love that people started using the #stuffclaresays hashtag in real life.
I like to pretend that they're reading the TeenNick blog.
Closer to Free, pt. 2
I don't like that Asher calls Clare "Newsie." It makes me cringe every time.
I know Jenna got baptized for the wrong reasons, but as sudden as it all was, the ceremony seemed meaningful to her. That said, I'm glad Becky found out Jenna's real reasons for becoming Christian. Otherwise, I'd feel like their whole friendship is based on a lie.
Drew and Fiona as roommates? I think it'll work. I think roommate situations work best when the roommates aren't good friends beforehand. I feel like whenever good friends move in together, they think everything's going to be perfect -- and they end up hating each other. If Drew and Fiona go into this realizing that they're very different people, it might actually work well. Drew is used to living with Audra (his super-strict mom), and he'll probably be a lot happier with more freedom.
I'm fascinated by the moment at the end when Becky tells Jenna, "Stay away from my brother." Jenna seems to realize that Luke is a jerk, so what is Becky so worried about? Do you think she has any reason to worry? I'm curious about Luke's past and exactly how much of a player he was before he came to Degrassi.
Fact: I'm extremely jealous of Clare's pink laptop.
Waterfalls, pt. 1
I found this two-parter hard to watch, because I like Clare so much, and it's heartbreaking when people's heroes let them down. Asher is a successful journalist, and one of Clare's heroes -- and he completely takes advantage of her. I felt like he was preying on her insecurities. I feel sick even writing about it.
Is Katie the worst first-date chaperone in the universe or what? I'm glad Maya and Cam escaped to the photo booth. That was such a nice moment, right up until the non-kiss.
Is there a couple name for Lisa (K.C.'s mom) and Mr. T (the Bright Sparks coach)? If so, please share it in the comments. Otherwise I'm going to call them Mr. Tisa and that's just silly.
I am so, so, so disgusted with Asher's line, "I'm happy to teach when the student is as eager as you are." *Blaeearrragggaaaaa* (That's the sound of me fake puking, fyi.) Watching that scene, I was like "RUN, CLARE, RUN!!!"
Waterfalls, pt. 2
These two restore my faith in humanity and my faith in cuteness.
I was really looking forward to Maya and Cam's do-over date, but WOW was that a bad one. I'm extremely awkward around guys I like, so I can relate to Maya in that scene. Poor girl.
I pick the scenes that we use for OMG videos on the TeenNick website, and I found the Asher/Clare scenes in this episode so upsetting that I never want to watch them again (That's why I used the Cam/Maya OMG instead.) I freaked out when Asher tried to lock Clare in his car. That was TERRIFYING.
On a sillier note, could you believe how bad Tori, Tristan, and Maya were at hiding their cell phones in French class? They need lessons in the art of subtle texting.
How cute was the scene where Cam went to Maya's house to talk to her? They're already one of my favorite Degrassi couples, and they've barely started dating!
I hope Clare finds a way to get Asher in trouble, but I have no idea how she could possibly do it. He made things look so bad for her. I understand her reasons for not telling Eli... but I feel like holding this in is only going to make things worse in the long run. Big secrets are no good for relationships.
HUG HER, Alli! HUG THAT GIRL.
What's going on in your head about Degrassi this week? I want to know, so tell me everything in the comments!