"Paris, Maya. We are in Paris." This week, the
jet-setting half of the gang took on their first day in The City of Light,
while the homebound Degrassians visited a cancer-fighting, wig-rocking Clare at
the hospital. The kids managed to keep some of the premiere drama at bay, but
the plot is nonetheless starting to thicken in every direction! As always, if
you haven't seen the episode, watch it here
, because we've got spoilers! And
let's be real, no one likes a spoiled child.
Tristan arrived in Paris loaded with his inimitable style and
zingy one-liners (my new life motto might be "Find an amazing blazer, and
then love"). But despite readying himself to relish in cappuccinos
and charcuterie (that's *ahem* French for "cheese plate"), Tristan
revealed a major insecurity about Miles finding out he's gay. He even went so far as
to enlist Maya into pretending they were dating. But unsurprisingly, he almost gagged
when they kissed, and Trist swiftly realized he wasn't fooling a soul.
But here's what I didn't see coming: Miles approached
Tristan about the whole situation, and reassured him that he didn't care. I
mean, all previous concert/whiskey/pool hi-jinks aside, can we trust that Miles
is being genuine and honest? Also, considering the fact that Tristan made eyes
at Miles once (or maybe twice...), could Miles be the "he" to whom
Tristan refers in his selfie confessional
? Is there potential for Trist to take
part in a, well, tryst? What does this mean for the potential Miles/Maya/Zoe
love triangle? Am I brain dumping? Oh, Degrassi, you have your work cut out for
Armed with big plans of her own, Alli kicked off her Parisan
journey by venturing off into the city solo. Wishing Clare was with her IRL, she toted around an amazing cardboard face kabob of her
BFF presumably (obviously) to make sure Clare wasn't missing in any Instagram
pictures. Alli quickly found herself doing less touring and more, erm,
troubleshooting, though, as the language barrier, a broken heel, and a mugging attempt
got the best of her. But then, a cute Parisian boy came to
her rescue. Naturally! He saved her phone, he showed her the ways of the city, he fixed her cup of coffee (okay, adding sugar isn't that ground-breaking),
and, oh, right, he was really CAYUTE. Guys, even though Alli got off to a rough
start, she's already half-fulfilled every girl's Parisian dream. Thinks are
looking up, am I right? Am I right.
Clare and Eli
started to navigate the changing circumstances of their relationship this episode. Clare's
experience with cancer became more real with every moment, from
the mundane triggers like watching Zoe on a stretcher in an episode of
"West Drive," to courageously shaving her head, to insecurities about
what Eli might think of the physical changes her body will start to go through.
There was no sugar coating here, but Clare is doing her darndest to wade through
it all. And despite that other patient's warning about
fleeting boyfriends, Eli has been a dream, don't you think? Plus, Clare looked
smokin' in that blonde wig and Eli seems to be all about it. Uh huh, honey!
Phew, that's enough from me. What did you all think of this
episode? Sound off in the comments!